Teacher Prep | Youth & This Session
Cheerleader. It is probably not the first word you think about when you think of ministry with youth, but it should be. There are days that are students have had it tough at school or home and when they come to church you can see the worry and stress that they carry with them. Be a cheerleader for those students. Remind them that they find hope in something greater than them. Remind them that they live for Christ who gives them a purpose. Remind them they are loved. You don’t have to be a cheerleader that waves pom-pons and does backflips, but you do need to show your students how much you love and care for them.
Teaching Resources | Download
Download the PDF for youth teaching resources. This PDF contains the FIT Teaching Guide for this lesson.
Encourage youth to check out this video ahead of the lesson.
“A Van Down By the River” from Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley via YouTube.com
Read Scripture online: Matthew 14:13-21
FaithElement for August 3 — (additional teaching resource)