Connected, Session 3: Connected in Growth

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This week, you have the opportunity to help your students understand how they can serve the church. You’ll probably have students in your group who are eager to learn how they can serve. That’s great! Walk alongside them as they discover how God has uniquely gifted them and help them get connected in an area [...]

Connected, Session 2: Connected in Unity

The topic of unity is incredibly important in student ministry. You know from experience that students in your ministry are very different from one another. They represent different ages, interests, backgrounds, etc. Each student is incredibly valuable and completely unique from other students. How do you bring all these students together and help them grow [...]

Connected, Session 1: Connected in Christ

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As you begin this new series about church membership, it is important to first help students understand the importance of being a part of the body of Christ. There are many blessings in being a member of a local church. It’s truly a gift. With Jesus as the Cornerstone of His church, the people of [...]

And It Was Good, Session 2: Our Work with Creation

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In the passages of Scripture you’ll be studying with your students this week, the Lord gives His people a command to observe a Sabbath for the land (Leviticus 25:1-5). The Israelites were to honor and obey the Lord by allowing the land to be left alone on the seventh year. In addition to being good [...]

And It Was Good, Bonus Session 1: God’s Work of Creation

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This week, you and your students will focus on God’s creation and its amazing testimony of His greatness. In Genesis, we find the detailed account of God creating the heavens and the earth. In Psalm 104, the majesty of the Creator is celebrated by the psalmist as he looks around and takes note of the beauty all [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 6: Victorious Faith

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As we wrap up our study on resilient faith, we will focus on the strength of the Lord and the victory we experience when God carries us through trials and suffering. This week, encourage your students to cast their cares upon the Lord because of His great love for them. He calls us to humbly [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 5: Joyful Faith

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This week, you and your students will have the opportunity to discuss the role of joy in suffering. Your students may struggle to how joy is even possible during difficult circumstances or times of persecution. THIS ARTICLE provides additional insight into the difference between happiness and joy. It’s written by “Grace Taylor,” a woman who [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 4: Ready Faith

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This week, you and your students will discuss suffering and faith. We will all, though in different ways, encounter suffering. How do you handle suffering? How do your students handle suffering? In this week’s session, we learn that suffering brings opportunities to point to Jesus. In THIS VIDEO, Kay Arthur answers the question: If God [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 3: Enduring Faith

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This week, you and your students will discuss 1 Peter 2 and having an enduring faith when in difficult circumstances. In verses 13 & 17, Peter tells the first-century Christians to “honor the emperor.” As you discuss these verses and content, current politics may come up in your discussion. Russell Moore is president of the [...]

Resilient Faith, Session 2: Active Faith

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As you talk to your students this week about what it means to live a life that is set apart for God, think about what holiness means. In the video below, Sid Koop answers the question, “What does ‘holy’ mean to us?” Watch the video and answer the following questions. Was Sid’s explanation of holiness helpful? [...]