Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others: Junior High Study Group

Overview

For insecure junior high students in the process of discovering who they are and where they fit in the world, the thought of sharing their faith or stepping out in service may be downright terrifying. How can youth leaders encourage them to be bold instead of bashful? Uncommon: Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others has everything leaders need to challenge and inspire reluctant tweens, and to give them the tools they need to feel armed, dangerous and overflowing with love for God and neighbor! Students will learn ...

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Overview

For insecure junior high students in the process of discovering who they are and where they fit in the world, the thought of sharing their faith or stepping out in service may be downright terrifying. How can youth leaders encourage them to be bold instead of bashful? Uncommon: Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others has everything leaders need to challenge and inspire reluctant tweens, and to give them the tools they need to feel armed, dangerous and overflowing with love for God and neighbor! Students will learn about the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, about missions at home and around the world and about their calling to participate in God’s work of redemption and reconciliation.

Through 12 flexible sessions of Bible study, adaptable for groups of any size, junior-highers will discover that sharing Jesus and serving others are two sides of the same coin. And the hands-on, kid-friendly activities and service projects will help youth leaders create unforgettable group experiences that will shape growing kids’ hearts and minds!
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830757343
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Series: Uncommon Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


KARA POWELL, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). As a 20-year youth ministry veteran, she speaks regularly at youth ministry conferences and is the author or co-author of a number of books, including Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, Sticky Faith and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara and her husband have three children.
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Table of Contents

How to Use the Uncommon Junior High Group Studies 7

Unit I Sharing Your Faith

Session 1 What's Love Got to Do with It? 11

Session 2 Counting the Cost 25

Session 3 Into the World 41

Session 4 No Ordinary People 57

Session 5 Lost and Found 71

Session 6 All Ready to Go 85

Conclusion: How to Leave a Mark on Your School 101

Unit II Serving Others

Session 7 Gifted to Serve 105

Session 8 The Humble Servant 119

Session 9 The Grateful Servant 133

Session 10 The Persevering Servant 147

Session 11 The Total Servant 161

Session 12 The Ultimate Servant 175

Conclusion: Does Our Service Really Make a Difference? 189

Endnotes 191

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