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Sky Building

DAY ONE

True Heroes are Good Friends

Light and Shadow

DAY TWO

True Heroes have Good Courage

Abstract Structure

DAY THREE

True Heroes make Good Choices

Abstract Architecture

DAY FOUR

True Heroes are Good Forgivers

Abstract Pathway

DAY FIVE

True Heroes do Good Works

HERO ACADEMY | DAY ONE

You can watch the Main Program for Day One here after it airs and all the additional content! Please make sure to refresh the page on the day of if you have trouble seeing the videos.

Hero Academy Junior

Recommended for Cadets 3-5 years old

Hero Academy Elementary

Recommended for Cadets 6 years old and up

Air Pressure

ENGINEERING LAB
DAY ONE

Professor Shawna's Notes:

​Hello Cadets! I am super excited to have you join us over at the Engineering Lab! Make sure to join me after the main program with your Hero Training bags ready!

When wearing your hero mask it is important to know that God has given you the power to be a good friend and that our greatest hero is Jesus.

 

  • Supplies from Hero Training Bag Day One

Things You Need:

THE REC ROOM
DAY ONE

Message from Team Leader Isaac:

​What's up Cadets?? Welcome to the REC ROOM! I'm Team Leader Isaac and I can't wait for you to join us! Meet me here after the main program, and get ready to play some fun games! 

Go to: HERO ACADEMY CARD GAME RULES

Junior Version

Elementary Version

Kitchen Counter

SNACK LAB
DAY ONE

Professor Shawna's Notes:

​Hello Cadets! Did you know that I also love to make snacks? Join me at the Snack Lab after the main program! The list of ingredients are available below. 

As you make your Jello pops think about your friendships and how you can become a better friend. One way we can start being a good friend is sharing our jello pops with those around us.

Things You Need:

  • Parent / Guardian / Leader Approval

  • 1 pack of Jello 

  • ½ cup of Sugar 

  • 2 cups of hot water 

  • 2 cups of cold water 

  • Popsicle molds (Located at most grocery stores)

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Sky Building

DAY ONE

True Heroes are Good Friends

Light and Shadow

DAY TWO

True Heroes have Good Courage

Abstract Structure

DAY THREE

True Heroes make Good Choices

Abstract Architecture

DAY FOUR

True Heroes are Good Forgivers

Abstract Pathway

DAY FIVE

True Heroes do Good Works

TEACHING GUIDE
DAY ONE

The Main Point: True Heroes are Good Friends

  •  Verse of the day: Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you. Ruth 1:17

  • Bible Story: Naomi & Ruth (Friendship that goes beyond family) 

  • Pointing to Christ: Jesus, the true hero, is the good friend 

SUMMARY FOR LEADERS

True heroes are good friends, simple enough right? Not really. The friendship of the new humanity is vastly different from that of the world. There may be some aspects that are similar, however, the essence of this new friendship is qualitatively different. In the Book of Ruth, we see a woman who is faithful to her atypical friend, Naomi. Normally, we are friends with people of the same life stage, same cultural background, similar mindset, etc. But Ruth becomes a friend to her mother-in-law. Although children will not understand the dynamics of this relationship, to some degree they understand the tension that exists between relationships that are one step removed (i.e. step mother/dad/sibling). Basically, Naomi and Ruth have nothing in common other than the fact that they are women and that they have lost a loved one. They are different in life stage, in cultural background, in resourcefulness, and even in their mindset. Yet, Ruth is committed to benefitting Naomi through their friendship. Why? It is because Ruth belongs to the new humanity. She has experienced YAHWEH of Israel. And although she does not know what her future looks like (it didn’t look that good), she promises to be there for Naomi even to death. This historical story SHOULD NOT make us look to ourselves first. But rather, we know that Ruth gives birth to a son named Obed who would father Jesse who would father David. From David would come the Ultimate Friend, Jesus Christ. Her life points to the good friendship of Jesus Christ to people who are not only different from him but also His enemies. It is when we understand this amazing truth that we can begin to be good friends.

READ, EXPLORE, SING, TELL

READ

  • Ruth 1:3-18

  • Ruth 4:13-21

  • John 15:12-15

EXPLORE

  • Ruth’s friendship with Naomi eventually led her to meet Boaz, her kinsman-redeemer. (A kinsman-redeemer is a male relative who had the privilege or responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need.) Ruth and Boaz are married and generations later from their family comes our redeemer, Jesus. God is always working even when it is not clear at first. 

  • Sometimes it is difficult to be friends with someone when they have nothing in common with us. We are always trying to make friends with someone asking the question “What can this person do for me, how can this person make MY life better?” Is this a right way of thinking? Why or why not?

  • What are qualities of a good friend? (think of Ruth and Jesus)

  • Is there someone in your life that needs a good friend? 

  • In the drama, how was Carter a good friend to Zoe? (Elementary)

  • In the drama, how were Aidan, Lily, and Chow Chow good friends to Kat? (Junior)

SING

TELL

Being a good friend is loving someone like Jesus!

  1. Tell yourself

  2. Tell a family member

  3. Tell a friend