Curriculum

Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 8: Turn On Your Light- Serving, Witness, Mission & Session 9: Turn On Your Light- Faith Without Works & Action List

  Session 8: Turn On Your Light– Serving, Witness, Mission   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Play Dough, soft foam ball               Key Scripture: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with ...

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6 Critical Questions Parents & Teens Should Ask Today

As a former teacher-turned-youth director, I can attest to the power of sharing ideas among trusted co-workers. Why re-invent the wheel when you can “steal” great ideas from others and apply them to your own situation?  I had the opportunity to do just that recently when I sought ways to improve communication between my high school youth and their parents, ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 7: Get Your Light- Worship

                Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Instructions for low-elements on the Bridgeport ropes course, a United Methodist Hymnal   Key Scripture: “Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting….Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to ...

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Humiliation and Exultation

Sr. High Bible Study:  1 Samuel 5:1-6:12 Illustration Use an illustration from your own experience that captures this sentiment. “In the summer of 2006, I had the privilege to travel to Montreal, Quebec in Canada. I was there for two weeks with a group of college students. One of my favorite days, we rode the bus to St. Andrew’s Basilica. ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 6: Get Your Light- Church > Being a Light to the Nations

                This is one of several sessions in the Soul Fire curriculum that has been posted for YouthWorker Movement use.   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, a recent newspaper & a recent magazine, poster board, (1) glue stick, scissors   Key Scripture: “I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 5: Energize Your Light- Community

SoulFire Youth Curriculum

Session 5: Energize Your Light– Community Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Drawing Paper, Crayons Key Scripture: “Awe came upon everyone, because of the many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all as any had ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 4- Energize Your Light: People & Friends; the Power of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

                Session 4: Energize Your Light– People & Friends; the Power of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, index cards (10 per group member), butcher paper, markers, masking tape   Key Scripture: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has ...

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Holy Trinity Batman!

    Developmentally, youth can be very concrete thinkers.  When we want to discuss an abstract theological concept like the Holy Trinity, it can be tough to tackle.  Here is a great youth ministry lesson put together by Georgia Harrison that both engages youth in conversation and teaches youth how to search Scripture for answers.         Holy ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 3- God Light: The Lord’s Prayer

*This camp/retreat curriculum could be easily adapted for weekly Sunday school or Youth Group use.  Make modifications as needed.  The intent is to help Youth experience the Means of Grace (Spiritual Disciplines/Christian Practices).Session 3: God Light– The Lord’s Prayer       Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, 1 sheet of drawing paper for each camper, crayons.   Key Scripture: ‘Pray ...

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Angry Birds at Your Next Youth Event

Get ready for something awesome – life-size Angry Birds. “I will have to admit that I use to play Angry Birds a little too much.  But now I don’t have to feel bad about spending all that time glued to my iPhone last summer because it was all research and preparation for youth ministry!” -Eric McFarland We wanted to create ...

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