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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Thursday
Jul102014

August 3, 2014

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.

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Video

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

Click here to view the entire sketch that was performed on SNL. Please preview it make sure it is appropriate for the groups with which you minister.


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Matthew 14:13-21

FaithElement for August 3 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Jul102014

August 10, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

At some point in a student’s life they will have the feeling of being left out. For some youth, they feel this is a constant and have a hard time finding a group that will accept them. Others may seem like they have a group but don’t feel truly accepted by them. What we can remind our students of is this: the kingdom of God has a place for them. There is no distinction when it comes to being part of the family of faith. Remind your students of this. Encourage your students to live this out. Model for them what it is like to be accepting of all people.

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.

 

 

“The Keys to the Kingdom” from The Apostle via www.movieclips.com

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Romans 10:5-15

FaithElement for August 10 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Jul102014

August 17, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Here’s a little secret: Our students aren’t perfect and they make mistakes. Now we all know that this isn’t really a secret if you have ministered with youth for very long. Sometimes our youth want to hide their mistakes because they are embarrassed by them or they are afraid by what you will think of them. As they share their mistakes, make sure they realize that you are there to support and care for them. This doesn’t mean you don’t name what they did as wrong, but work with them to see how their current situation can be redeemed. In the scripture for today, we read what Paul had to say about how God redeemed the action of the Jews so that the Gentiles could come to be saved.

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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.

 

 

“Apples, Oranges, and Democracy” from Election via moviclips.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Romans 11:1-32

FaithElement for Aug 17 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Jul102014

August 24, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

How much do you expect of your students? Too often we ask, and expect less of our students for the fear that they will not come if the bar is set too high. But most youth want to be challenged and pushed. You can see it as they achieve their goals and do things for the first time. Now, there is an extreme of becoming too regimented and dictatorial, but far too often we are on the other extreme of not expecting enough. In the passage for this session, Paul states that we are to be “living sacrifices” and we do this by living out the spiritual gifts that he lists at the end of the passage. So challenge your youth to discover and live into the spiritual gifts that they have blessed with and watch them grow and exceed even their own expectations.

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.

“Dress in My Place” from Rudy via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Romans 12:1-8

FaithElement for August 24 — (additional teaching resource)

Thursday
Jul102014

August 31, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Many of students have role models that they look up to and try to emulate. One of the reasons why they do this is because they want a picture of what their life could or should be like. They then follow in those footsteps to try and emulate them. The passage from Romans 12 also provides a picture of what life, not only could be, but should be like as a follower of Christ. These are characteristics that can be emulated, much as they emulate their role models. As you minister with your students, remember to tell the stories of faith so that they can have a picture of what their faith can be.

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.

“Make the World a Better Place” from Stranger Than Fiction via www.youtube.com

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Romans 12:9-21