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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Wednesday
Oct152014

November 2, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students are trying to figure out who they are. One way they do this is by watching the people around them. They try out things that they see around them and see if it fits who they are. Sometimes they only do this through their thoughts and dreams, but at other times they physically act these things out. We can help our students better understand who they are by letting them know who we are. They look to us as models, and what we teach them is important. And we teach with what we say and how we act. All of our students won’t turn out to be like us, nor do we want them to, but we do need to reflect the light of Christ to our students.

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Video

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

 

“I Am Not a Role Model” from Nike via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Joshua 3:7-17

FaithElement for November 2 — (additional teaching resource)

Wednesday
Oct152014

November 9, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students sometimes make really dumb choices. But, they make some really good choices as well. Too often we take more time to correct the poor choices than to celebrate the good choices. While we certainly should offer correction out of love, we should also be deliberate in celebrating the good decisions that our students make. If we give more attention to the good, the students will also. So celebrate the good things that are going on and see how it impacts the choices of your students.

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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. 

“It Is Our Choices” from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Joshua 24:1-25

FaithElement for November 9 — (additional teaching resource)

Wednesday
Oct152014

November 16, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students face huge pressures. One of the most influential pressures that I see them dealing with is the pressure to be perfect. Some students rebel against it and become apathetic to everything around them. Others exhaust themselves in an attempt to be perfect for everyone else. Students are reluctant to admit when they have messed up because of the reactions of the people around them. We have to create ministries where the expectations of our students aren’t to be perfect but who God has created them to be. As our youth figure this out, it will be chaotic and messy, and anything but perfect. Fill your ministry with grace so that when our students fall short of their commitments to God, they will feel free to share them.

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. 

 


 

 

“I Want You to Forgive Me” from The Godfather: Part 3 via www.movieclips.com

 

Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Judges 4:1-23

FaithElement for November 16 — (additional teaching resource)

Wednesday
Oct152014

November 23, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and many of the decisions that students make are all about them. It doesn’t help that we live in a society that preaches individualism and what one can do for themselves. Why should a youth think of someone other than themselves when society is telling them not to? Our youth ministries need to be that constant voice that reminds our students that they are called to live for the other. While students may do this with their individual gifts and talents, the result should not be about promoting themselves, but promoting others.

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. 

 

“A Close Shave: Sheep Rescue” from The Incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Ezekiel 34:1-31

FaithElement for November 23 — (additional teaching resource)

Wednesday
Oct152014

November 30, 2014

Teacher Prep  |  Youth & This Session

Our students want to hear from God. They desire a concrete and tangible expression of their faith. They may desire this more now than ever because the ability that they have to get what they want and the remarkable speed at which they can get it. Many students would love for God to “tear open the heavens and come down” so that they could have this concrete experience they could point back to when they doubt. While we can’t make God tear open the heavens and come down we can continually point to Jesus who did come down and live amongst us. We can also make time to name those instances when we see God in the world around us. As our students start to look for God, they will be amazed at where they will find God.

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. 


 

“Clay and Potter Isaiah 64” from Yim Tube via www.youtube.com


Additional Links/Resources

Read Scripture online:  Isaiah 64:1-9