Sunday School

Curing Teen Apathy or Whatever

You give it your all; you preach/teach your heart out. Then, you look out at a room full of teenagers with the blank stares that communicate the same thing as last week: we don’t really care. Why? I believe that part of the reason is we often are trying to sell them on concepts they have no interest in: self ...

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Quick No Preparation Lesson/Discussion

Supplies: Bibles, Index Cards, Pens Break your group into 5 sub-groups. Assign each sub-group a chapter from the Christian Testament- Letter of James Each sub-group should read the chapter together and then be prepared to explain the text to the whole group using their own words.  Let each sub-group report. (15 minutes) Then have all Youth write (at least) one ...

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DIG – A Bible Study Technique like None Other

I’ve been meaning to pass this along for a few weeks. You could have reminded me. DIG is a free session that came out of a final assignment from my UMYM Certification class. Well, it is the final assignment. I was halfway holding out for my grade; I didn’t want to give you anything that wasn’t “A” material. Oh well. ...

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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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Make it Better – Guiding Moral Beacons

“You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2   Once upon a time the church’s responsibility was to raise moral beacons in communities throughout the world.  In fact, Christian Formation in the ...

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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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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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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Sessions 1 & 2

*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). How To Use this Curriculum: This curriculum was written to be as flexible for each camp and each Family Group as possible.  There is WAY MORE material ...

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Life Of A Disciple In The World 8- The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

The Life Of A Disciple In The World The Seven Deadly Sins Session 8: Gluttony- Super Size It! Core Teaching:            Gluttony is the sin of overindulgence.  Usually with food.  It is trying to feed the hunger of our souls with the body’s food. Session Goals:            This session focuses on the 7th Deadly Sin, Gluttony.  WARNING: There may be a few ...

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