Donuts at 9:30 AM
Gathering Together at 9:45 AM
Topics for January through April from Youth Intersections
Unit 1: Stewardship—Managing God’s Gifts
What does the word “stewardship” mean? While many youth and adults alike may immediately think of money, practicing stewardship is about much more. This unit explores the role of stewardship across four distinct aspects of youth’s daily lives. Across four sessions, youth will discuss and learn how stewardship applies to friendships, schedules, possessions, and creation as they embrace God’s call to a life of caretaking and caregiving.
Unit 2: Pillars of Character
Teenagers are leaving childhood behind, looking forward to adulthood, and searching for stability in their lives. During this time, they are discovering and adapting the tenets of their individual characters as dynamic Christians. These four sessions will study examples of fairness, responsibility, caring, and respect through gospel texts and Paul’s letters. Youth will have the opportunity to explore how these examples of character fit into their own lives.
Unit 3: Missions—Risk Yourself for God
What do teenagers risk when they commit themselves to God’s mission in the world? This unit invites youth to consider how they can embrace the risk that comes with missional experiences. As youth grow in their faith, texts from Matthew and Paul’s letters to the Corinthians will provide examples of ways youth can encounter change in their lives as they embark on any mission they undergo.
Unit 4: Easter—Luke’s Account
Luke’s account of the Easter story reviews the events of Jesus’ earthly ministry in four sessions of exploration and discovery. Teenagers who are familiar with the Easter Sunday celebration often encounter these episodes lumped together. In this five-lesson unit, however, youth will have a chance to spend time in the details of Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension and explore how these events can empower them today.
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