In the “Belong” activities, students will do one of these activities: Worth the Wait: Students will discuss which items or experiences are worth waiting for. Atomic Balloon: Students will create a giant ball out of balloons and discuss the patience needed to do the task.
Students will hear a Bible passage from 2 Timothy about patience. You will show them a video of Kelly, the video host, speaking about the importance of patience and trusting in God’s timing. Students will learn from the Bible passage that showing God’s love requires patience.
In the “Believe” activities, students will do one of these activities: Verse Stack: Students will stack cups in order to help them learn the Bible memory verse. What’s the Order?: Students will put cards in order to help them learn the Bible memory verse.
In the “Become” activities, students will do one of these activities: Sticky Note Reminders: Students will look up verses about patience and create sticky notes to use as reminders throughout the week. Sting of Rejection: Leaders and students will participate in an object lesson and then discuss how to have patience and handle rejection when sharing your faith.
To finish your time together, students will do one of these activities: Choose Your Challenge: Students will be challenged to foster patience in their lives as they share their faith. Prayer Partners: Students will select a partner to pray for, today and during the week.
Lesson Goals & Questions
You will be helping students to grow as resilient disciples! Students are more interested in learning if it relates to something they are curious about or dealing with in their lives. Through this lesson we’re going to help students explore these three questions they may have:
Question about God: Why is God’s timing different than ours?
Big Goal #1: Students will learn that patience allows us to rely on God and His provision.
Question about people: What do we do if a person rejects us?
Big Goal #2: Students will learn that coming to know Jesus is often a long process, which may require developing relationships and trust.
Question about our purpose: Why should I be patient?
Big Goal #3: Students will learn that patience will help them see and know the truth of who Jesus is and show it to others.
Cultural Connection: Peer Pressure
You will have the option to bring up the topic of peer pressure with your students and encourage them in their discipleship.