Elementary Kids

Weekly updates and resources for Elementary school age children

We'll be providing resources weekly for our elementary kids here. The most recent resources will be at the top, but we'll keep the resources from previous weeks here, too.

Sunday June 20, 2021

Video 1: Mr. Patrick shares about how powerful God is and how He sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to empower believers.
Video 2: A Saddleback Kids video about God sending the Holy Spirit to fill & empower believers at Pentecost.

Sunday June 13, 2021

Video 1: A short video about the woman at the well from Saddleback Kids (to go with our lesson for this week--God Knows Everything). 
Video 2: A Vineyard Anaheim video about inviting the Holy Spirit to come as we pray for others (Vineyard Prayer Model, Step 2: Invite).

Sunday June 6, 2021

A Vineyard Anaheim video about being bold & praying for others (Vineyard Prayer Model, Step 1: Ask).

Sunday May 30, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares that God invites us to join Him in His plans, and that His plans for our lives are best.

Sunday May 23, 2021

God is a Good Father who never stops loving us and always forgives us when we ask (parable of the prodigal son). This is a Crossroads Kids' Club video, and it's a bit longer because it includes a listening exercise to help kids connect with God as their Father.

Sunday May 16, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about the parable of the rich fool (Luke 12:13-21). He shares that God can give us what we need and free us from worry as we go to Him with our needs and worries. 

Sunday May 9, 2021

A Crossroads Kids' Club video about worship and all the different ways we can worship God.

Sunday May 2, 2021

A Vineyard Anaheim elementary video about different ways we can express passion for God (references: Matthew 5:6, Psalm 42:1, John 6:1-13, Revelation 3:20).

Sunday April 25, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares a lesson about the Sabbath and how God gave it to us to allow us to rest while we trust that He will take care of us. 

Sunday April 18, 2021

Jesus forgives and redeems Peter and reminds him of his calling. We are also forgiven, redeemed, and have a place in God's story. (A Saddleback Kids animated video)

Sunday April 11, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares that Jesus is alive! He rose from the dead and appeared to His disciples. His death & resurrection allow us to be in relationship with Him, both now and forever.

Sunday April 4, 2021 (Easter)

Mr. Patrick shares about Easter.

Sunday March 28, 2021 (Palm Sunday)

Mr. Patrick shares about Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem as a different kind of King on what we now call Palm Sunday.

Sunday March 21, 2021

Jesus came to seek and save sinners like Zacchaeus--a dishonest tax collector--and like us. Choosing to follow Jesus produces real change in our lives, like it did for Zacchaeus. (A Crossroads Kids' Club video from Luke 19)

Sunday March 14, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about Hannah & Samuel, and how God is almighty. God is strong & powerful, and He fights our battles for us.

Sunday March 7, 2021

It's important to be kind to everyone, even those who are different from you, because everyone is valuable to God. (A Vineyard Anaheim elementary video about the parable of the Good Samaritan) 

Sunday February 28, 2021

Video 1: Mr. Patrick shares about Joshua and how God never fails. God told Joshua to study His word, follow His commandments, and be strong and courageous. God also wants us to do these things. We are able to be strong and courageous because God will never fail us. 
Video 2: A short animated video from Saddleback Kids that tells the story of Joshua leading the Israelites across the Jordan River to the Promised Land.

Sunday February 21, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about the building of the tabernacle, where God's presence would dwell with the Israelites. Now, He dwells with us through the Holy Spirit living inside us!

Sunday February 14, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about how God initiated relationship with the Israelites by giving the ten commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai. God initiates relationship with us through Jesus.

Sunday February 7, 2021

Our words matter, and it's our responsibility to use our words wisely--to encourage, comfort, and build up others, not to tear them down. (A Vineyard Anaheim elementary video from Ephesians 4:29). 

Sunday January 31, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about God providing water & food for the Israelites as they wandered in the desert. He shares that we can give our worries to God and trust Him to provide for our needs, as well.

Sunday January 24, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about how God used one final plague and the parting of the Red Sea to set His people (the Israelites) free from slavery in Egypt and give them a new life of freedom. God still offers us new life and freedom today.

Sunday January 17, 2021

A short video from Mr. Patrick (not a lesson).
Jesus tells a parable about a rich fool, who selfishly loved himself and his stuff more than he loved God and others (A Vineyard Anaheim elementary video from Luke 12:13-21).

Sunday January 10, 2021

Mr. Patrick shares about Simeon & Anna, and how God honored their faith and honors ours.

Sunday January 3, 2021

Angels tell shepherds that the Messiah has been born and proclaim that His birth brings glory to God & peace to people on earth. These shepherds go & see baby Jesus, then go tell others what they heard & saw. (A Vineyard Anaheim elementary video from Luke 2:8-20).

Sunday December 20, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about Zechariah's encounter with the angel who told him he would have a son named John who would prepare the way for Jesus. John would help people understand that Jesus is God's gift.

Sunday December 13, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about Jeremiah's prophecy that God would bring a different kind of king--a Righteous King & Savior--from King David's line. Jesus is our Righteous King & Savior, whose Kingdom never ends.

Sunday December 6, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about Moses hearing from God, when God called him to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, and how we can also hear from God.

Sunday November 29, 2020

God gives freely to everyone, and we should have an attitude of gratitude (a Vineyard Anaheim elementary video on the parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew 20:1-15).

Sunday November 22, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about the towel of Babel, how God called Abram, and how only God is worthy of our worship.

Sunday November 15, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about the fall of mankind, the resulting consequences, and God's promise to send a Redeemer (Jesus) to heal our broken relationship with Him.
An animated Bible story about Creation.

Sunday November 8, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares a lesson from his week: God is in control, we should lean on Him in all circumstances, and He can bring good out of bad circumstances (Romans 8:28).

Sunday November 1, 2020

Mr. Patrick does a quick hello & check-in.

Week 11: Share, the final part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA.

Link to devotional


Sunday October 25, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about Paul's arrest, shipwreck, and time imprisoned in Rome. He talks about how God calls us to life with Him.

Sunday October 18, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares from Paul's letter to the Ephesians how we are each God's masterpiece and God calls us His own.

Sunday October 11, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about Paul in Athens, and how God is the Living God and wants to be known.

Sunday October 4, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares the story of Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus, which demonstrates how Jesus changes everything.

Sunday September 27, 2020

Week 10: Holy Spirit, part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA.

Link to devotional


Sunday September 20, 2020

Video 1: Mr. Patrick shares about how the Holy Spirit can change our perspective in our everyday lives.
Video 2: The Holy Spirit works through Peter to heal a beggar who couldn't walk (an animated Bible story).

Sunday September 13, 2020

Week 9: Yes!, part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA.

Link to devotional


Sunday September 6, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about how the Holy Spirit changes everything.

Sunday August 30, 2020

This week's lesson (in-person at church) is about how God restores our relationship with Him through Jesus' death & resurrection. If you want a lesson video to watch this week, you can revisit Mr. Randy's Easter lesson here.

A quick check-in & prayer from Mr. Patrick.

Sunday August 23, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares about how God's love compels us to action.

Sunday August 16, 2020

Week 8: Hope, part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA. Link to devotional


Sunday August 9, 2020

Video 1: Mr. Patrick introduces the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and he explains that Jesus understands our emotions because He's felt them.
Video 2: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (an animated Bible story).

Sunday August 2, 2020

Week 7: Brave, part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA.

Link to devotional



Sunday July 26, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares a lesson about compassion (Jesus feeding the 5,000).

Sunday July 19, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares with Elementary kids while he takes a walk through the woods.

Sunday July 12, 2020

Week 6: Hear, part of the Best Devotional Ever from Vineyard USA.

Link to devotional


Sunday July 5, 2020

Miss Jill shares about priorities and putting God at the center of our lives.

Sunday June 7, 2020

God Loves Kids! This is week 5 (Give) of the Best Devotional Ever by Vineyard USA Kids. Please watch the short video and then go over the questions with your siblings or parents. Link to devotional


Sunday May 31, 2020

God Loves Kids! This is week 4 (Dream) of the Best Devotional Ever by Vineyard USA Kids. Please watch the short video and then go over the questions with your siblings or parents. Link to devotional


Sunday May 24, 2020

God Loves Kids! This is week 3 (Close) of the Best Devotional Ever by Vineyard USA Kids. Please watch the short video and then go over the questions with your siblings or parents. Link to devotional


Sunday May 17, 2020

God Loves Kids! This devotional was created by Becky Olmstead for Vineyard churches. Please watch the short video and then go over the questions with your siblings or parents. Link to devotional


Sunday May 10, 2020

Miss Tiffany shares a Mother's Day devotional.

Sunday May 3, 2020

God Loves Kids! This devotional was created by Becky Olmstead for Vineyard churches. Please watch the short video and then go over the questions with your siblings or parents. Link to devotional


Sunday April 26, 2020

Mr. Patrick shares a devotional with elementary-aged students related to the Good Samaritan story.
The Good Samaritan story in animated form. This is the story Mr. Patrick talks about in his video.

Sunday April 19, 2020

Mr. Tyler shares about God providing for us...even in difficult times.
Moses in the Wilderness: This short animated video overviews the Bible story Mr. Tyler spoke about in his talk.

Sunday April 12, 2020

Mr. Randy shares an Easter message on Christ's death and resurrection.
Phil Vischer (former Veggie Tales creator) shares an "animated Easter Story" and how it connects to the entire Bible and Kingdom of God.

Sunday April 5, 2020

Miss Jill shares a Palm Sunday lesson on Jesus and his courage approaching the cross.

Sunday March 29, 2020

This week Mr. Patrick talks about how hard it is to live in times like these, but that we are part of the body - the Church.

Sunday March 22, 2020

Each week, we plan to have a check in with the students in KidZone. This week, Miss Jill shares a God story and quick encouragement. Note: If your child has a God story, please send it to us so we can use it for future weeks.

Elementary Devotional Guide


Here is a quick devotional idea for engaging with your kids this week at home.


  1. Share some highs and lows from the day. In our family we often say good things that happened and things that could have been better. Parents get to share, too!
  2. Read a story from the Bible. You are welcome to read any story. Some examples to get you started might be...
  3. Peter’s escape from prison (Acts 12)
  4. Jesus healing a paralytic man (Matthew 9:1-8)
  5. Jesus feeding the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
  6. David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
  7. The Creation story (Genesis 1)
  8. Talk about the story and connect. Does anything in the story relate to your highs and lows? What lessons can we learn from the story that relate to our lives?
  9. Pray for one another within your family. Make sure to say a prayer of blessing over each person.


Feel free to add in additional elements that fit well for your family. This might include listening to some worship music, reading a devotional together (Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff and Indescribable: 100 Devotionals about God and Science by Loui Giglio are great places to start), and/or engaging in a more extended prayer ministry time.