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Extra Extra! the YWM Daily Papers

We started a few weeks ago putting out daily “papers” of all kinds of content through out twitter account (@ywmovement). You should check it out on daily, weekly basis, it is constantly being updated to reflect what is being shared in thought, resource, links, fun, and oddity in ministry. We have two papers, one based entirely on our Youth Worker ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 7

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 7: Patience, Kindness, Generosity Core Teaching: God calls us to be Holy. Session Goals: To help students realize that the Fruits of Patience, Kindness, and Generosity (Goodness), help us to exhibit Holiness of heart and of life.  That is what it means to be ...

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Contemplative Christmastide Worship – Free Resource

I’ve been designing and dreaming up contemplative worship experiences for over 8 years now with youth, young adults, regular ole’ adults and multi-generational groups. It has been one of the most mysterious and gratifying things I’ve done in ministry. Being a part of the movement I thought I’d put together some ideas on pulling together your own “Contemplative Christmastide Worship” ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 4

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 4: Faith and Hope Core Teaching: Faith and Hope are the content of the good life God intends for us and, as the gifts of God, they are the expression of a Christian life lived fully.  Faith is a secure belief in God and ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 3

Goodness is made real through virtue. Justice is our consistent decision to do what is good toward God and our neighbor. Temperance is the virtue of good balance and moderation, the mastery of our good will over our urges.

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Sunday or Wednesday Night Program 1

Pictures of God Supplies: Sidewalk chalk, 2 pieces per youth Sidewalk with plenty of space to draw Bibles and pens – 1 for every 2 youth Slips of paper with different Scripture for each group Game: Human Foosball – set the youth up in 2 teams like a foosball table. A typical table has rows of 1 by each goal, ...

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 2

Core Teaching: Virtue starts with Trust in God. Wisdom is our intelligence plus God’s love, presence, and purpose. Courage is action grounded in a conviction that God never leaves us alone in any situation. Session Goals: To help students understand and begin to live with the virtues of Prudence (Wisdom)

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Bible Study or Sunday School Lesson 1

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Virtues & Fruits of the Spirit Session 1: The Promise of a Moral Life Core Teaching: Virtues are a gift from God.  Virtues are God’s power of grace working in and through us. Session Goals: To introduce the concept of Christian Virtues.            Supplies: Bibles, Whiteboard/Newsprint, Markers, Masking Tape, a copy of ...

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