October 16-21, 2022 and March 12-17, 2023

A Place at the Table for Everyone

(This week, children will be using paper banks available from CBF. If you didn’t order them, you can create simple banks to use by decorating a jar, can or box with photos from our three featured field personnel: Scarlette Jasper, Rick Burnette and Brooke and Mike.)

Luke 14:12-14

Day 1

Day 1: Joining the Global Church at the table

Come sit at the table and put your bank together. On the side of the bank are these words: “A Place at the Table for Everyone.” What does that mean? You will see three of our field personnel who are serving Jesus around the world. The money you place inside the bank will be used to help Scarlette, Rick and Brooke and Mike tell the stories of Jesus and His love for us all.

Look at the three pictures on your bank. Then watch the video about Scarlette and pray for her and her work with people in Kentucky. Pray for people looking for jobs and for people who need food and a home.

Day 2

Day 2: Invite the poor and the marginalized

Have children bring their banks to the table; look at the picture of Brooke and Mike. Watch the short video about their work. Pray for their friends that don’t have enough to eat and pray for Brooke and Mike as they invite people to hear more about Jesus, the Light of the World.

Day 3

Day 3: Invite those traveling the refugee highway

Hold your bank and look at Rick’s picture; then watch the video about Rick. Rick’s friends have traveled a long way to South Florida to work on farms. Pray for Rick as he welcomes people to the table. Pray for his friends as they work very hard to care for their families and to have food on their tables.

Day 4

Day 4: Invite and cultivate beloved community

Place your bank in front of you on the table. Is it getting heavy with coins?

Today, pray for people at school that may not have friends. Maybe you can invite them to sit at your table or you can play with them on the playground. Pray for all of our field personnel as they make friends with people who may be lonely.

Day 5

Day 5: Invite and bear witness to Jesus Christ

Bring your bank to the table and think about all the ways Scarlette, Rick and Mike and Brooke might tell others about Jesus. Have you told anyone about Jesus? Pray for field personnel as they show the love of Jesus to others through words and actions.

Day 6

Day 6: Invite and seek transformational development

Hold your bank and look at the pictures. On the side it says, “A Place at the Table for Everyone,” what does that mean? Scarlette, Rick, and Mike and Brooke, and all of our field personnel invite people to come to the table for friendship, to offer help when needed, and to share the love of Jesus. As you pray today, pray that you and your church have the chance to invite others to your table. Pray for our field personnel as they make new friends and share the love of Jesus.