Purpose, Session 6: Resting on Purpose

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As you prepare to talk about resting on purpose, consider reading this article by the National Sleep Foundation. Rest is incredibly important, especially for students. As the article shows, sleep (or rest) deprivation can really affect students and their relationships, focus, etc. Read the article HERE and ask yourself (or discuss with your group) the [...]

Purpose, Session 5: Kingdom Purpose

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In interview with Warren Buffett on “The Giving Pledge,” he said he plans to give his money away to change “people’s lives for the better.” He has challenged other billionaires to sign this pledge to dedicate their wealth to philanthropies. See this list HERE. His goal, as he says in the video, is to make [...]

Purpose, Session 4: Investing With Purpose

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As you prepare this week’s session on giving generously, read this article for some insight into how some parents have taught their teenagers to be generous. After reading the article, think through, or discuss with your group, the questions below. For the article, CLICK HERE. Do you agree with the article?  This list is not [...]

Purpose, Session 3: Giving On Purpose

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As you prepare this week’s session on giving on purpose, read this Christianity Today article that gives an interesting perspective on why people give and some motivations behind generosity. After reading the article, think through, or discuss with your group, the questions below. Click HERE for the article. Do you agree with the article?  What [...]

Purpose, Session 2: Living on Purpose

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As you continue to discuss the topic of work with your students, talk with them about the importance of working with a good attitude. Use personal examples or consider using the following article to prepare yourself to discuss the importance of a positive attitude and how it relates to this week’s lesson. Click HERE for [...]

Purpose, Session 1: Working with Purpose

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As you prepare to talk about working with purpose, use this Huffington Post article that discusses today’s teenagers and their motivation to work. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: Do you feel this article is accurate?  How does our work ethic honor God?  How can we find God’s [...]

Relationships Collide Session 2: Wall Street Journal Article

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Use this article as a way to introduce the session if you think it would benefit your group. What’s interesting in the article is that the study makes the claim that there is scientific evidence that generosity and success go hand-in-hand. While this is not a faith based article, it can be a great way [...]