Youth | Teaching Resources

This page offers youth teaching resources written by Jeremy Colliver supporting the core lessons found in Baptists Today. To get the core lessons, click here.

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Tuesday
Aug122014

September 7, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

It’s never good when you scroll through your Twitter feed and you begin to read “coded” tweets. You know the true intentions. One of your youth is airing their grievances to the world. It gets worse when you realize the conflict is with someone else in your group. You will have conflict within your ministry. This should come to no surprise to you if you have been in ministry long. What you hope for in your ministry is that students will learn to deal with conflict in a healthy and healing way. The verses of Matthew 18:15-20 provide guidelines for your students to practice when they have conflict within their life. Model these practices as you deal with conflict and then ask students to follow the same rules. Celebrate the successes that come because of it, and it will be part of the group’s DNA.

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Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

 

 

“Rage on a Plane” from Anger Management via www.movieclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 18:15-20

FaithElement for September 7 — (additional teaching resources)

Tuesday
Aug122014

September 14, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

It’s hard for our students to forgive. And let’s be honest, a lot of times, it is hard for us to forgive as well. Forgiveness is not easy because we want to hold on to the hurt. It is as if as long as we hold onto the hurt and pain we have some control over it. The problem is that the longer we hold onto the pain, the more it begins to control us. For our students to truly understand and practice forgiveness, we have to model forgiveness. You have to forgive others in your own life, and you have to forgive your students. This does not mean that there aren’t consequences for their actions, but it does mean not holding their prior mistakes over their heads.

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Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

 

 

“He’ll Do Anything” from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days via www.movieclips.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 18:21-35

FaithElement for September 14 — (additional teaching resource)

Tuesday
Aug122014

September 21, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

“Life’s not fair!” The phrase almost seems cliche at this point, and even humorous to adults, but when it is uttered it could never seem more true. There are those times in our life that just don’t seem fair. There are even those times when you stand back and look objectively that things don’t seem fair. One of the things that has never seemed fair to me (though I am entirely grateful that it isn’t fair) is God’s idea of grace. In Matthew 20, Jesus tells a parable of the grace that God gives to each of us. The parable at no point seems fair, but it is true in the since of God’s grace. We too need to remember to model the unfairness of God’s grace with our students. Pour out the grace as if there is no end in sight.

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Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

“Fairness Study” by Maryam Hakem via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 20:1-16

FaithElement for September 21 — (additional teaching resource)

Tuesday
Aug122014

September 28, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students are discovering who they are and what they are about. They are discovering what their gifts and talents are and even beginning to explore how they can use those gifts and talents. Many of the students even have most of the “right answers” to the questions that we ask of them in small groups. In Matthew 21 Jesus challenges us to do more than just know the right answers, he wants us to live it out. It is through our actions that others can see the faith that we claim. We are called to be the gospel. We need to continue to remind our students that they need to begin to live out what they know.

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Download the PDF for youth teaching resources. This PDF contains the FIT Teaching Guide for this lesson.

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 21:23-32

Thursday
Sep112014

October 5, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

How do you communicate with your students? Do you communicate with them in ways that you are comfortable or ways that they are comfortable? There are good arguments for both; you have to be who you are and youth won’t hear you unless you speak in a way that they can understand. The biggest difference in how we communicate with youth is the platforms that we use. We used to only have to worry about face-to-face, writing a note, and calling on the phone, but now we have to think about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and texting. I’m sure youth would even laugh at this list because there are so many other platforms through which youth communicate. What hasn’t changed is that you need to be consistent with your communication. Whether you have an online presence once a week or every day, make sure you are there regularly. Your youth will come to expect it.

Teaching Resources |  Download

Download the PDF for youth teaching resources. This PDF contains the FIT Teaching Guide for this lesson.

Video

Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.

“Talking to the Dog” from The Meteor Man via www.movieclips.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Psalm 19