In the “Belong” activities, students will do one of these activities: Observation
Challenge: Students will test their observation skills by drawing a location in
the building from memory. Speed Round Block Tower: Students will play a
speed round of Jenga® to start thinking about being aware of what is going on
Students will hear a Bible passage from Acts 16 about Paul and Silas in prison. You will show them a video of Kelly, the video host, speaking with Greg Stier from Dare 2 Share Ministries about inviting God to help us share the gospel with others. Students will learn from the Bible passage that God can work in any circumstance, even the unlikely ones.
In the “Believe” activities, students will do one of these activities: Mark It Up: Students will follow directions to mark up the memory verse to help them remember it and what it means. Verse Rebus: Students will create a rebus to represent the memory verse.
In the “Become” activities, students will do one of these activities: What Would You Say?: Students will be given role-play situations and come up with responses in which God could use them as witnesses. One Hand Tied Behind Your Back: Leaders and students will participate in an object lesson, and then discuss how God helps us in difficult situations.
To finish your time together, students will do one of these activities: Choose Your Challenge: Students will be challenged to be ready to share their faith in any situation. Every Situation: Students will share circumstances facing their friends or themselves and then pray for each one specifically.
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: In times of trouble, is God still at work?
Big Goal #1: Students will learn that God can work in any circumstance, even the unlikely ones.
Question about people: How does God carry out His plan?
Big Goal #2: Students will learn that God can work through people to be His messengers.
Question about our purpose: How can God work through me?
Big Goal #3: Students will learn what it means to be aware, ready, and willing to be used by God.
Cultural Connection: Addiction
You will have the option to bring up the topic of dealing with stress with your students and encourage them in their discipleship.