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Getting Along With Others
It was an odd combination, really. A rebel, a skeptic, a crooked tax collector, a member of the royal court, and several ignorant fishermen. Individually they weren't very impressive. However, joined in service to a carpenter-turned-preacher, they changed the world.
Your preteen group may contain a combination of students just as unusual as the first disciples. Yet banded together in service to Jesus, they, too, have the potential to impact the world for Christ's sake.
Unfortunately, preteens may find themselves limited by the stereotypes that prevail in our society. This study helps preteens overcome stereotypes based on race, culture, beliefs, and social status. The things kids experience through Getting Along With Others can help them develop open communication with all kinds of people and give them a sense of unity with other Christians. In the first study, they'll explore how God made each person unique and different.
Next your students will learn the value of reaching out to people of other cultures. In the third study, preteens will explore strategies for overcoming racism and prejudice.
The last study will help students learn that Christian denominations all fit into the big picture of "church." This book will help preteens get along with others who are different from them-their friends, people in other cultures, or in different churches-as their emerging world of new relationships grows.
About Faith 4 Life: Preteen Bible Study Series
The Faith 4 Life: Preteen Bible Study Series helps preteens take a Bible-based approach to faith and life issues. Each book in the series contains these important elements:
� Life application of Bible truth-Faith 4 Life studies help preteens understand what the Bible says, and then apply that truth to their lives.
� A relevant topic-Each Faith 4 Life book focuses on one main topic, with four studies to give your students a thorough understanding of how the Bible relates to that topic.
� One point-Each study makes one point, centering on that one theme to make sure students really understand the important truth it conveys. This point is stated upfront and throughout the study.
� Simplicity-The studies are easy to use. Each contains a "Before the Study" box that outlines any advance preparation required. Each study also contains a "Study at a Glance" chart so you can quickly and easily see what supplies you'll need and what each study will involve.
� Action and interaction-Each study relies on experiential learning to help students learn what God's Word has to say. Preteens discuss and debrief their experiences in large groups, small groups, and individual reflection.
� Reproducible handouts-Faith 4 Life books include reproducible handouts for students. No need for student books!
� Flexible options-Faith 4 Life preteen studies have two opening and two closing activities. You can choose the options that work best for your students, time frame, or supply needs.
� Follow-up ideas-At the end of each book, you'll find a section called "Changed 4 Life." This provides ideas for following up with your students to make sure the Bible truths stick with them.
Use Faith 4 Life studies to show your preteens how the Bible is relevant to their lives. Help them see that God can invade every area of their lives and change them in ways they can only imagine. Encourage your students to go deeper into faith-faith that will sustain them for life! Faith 4 Life, forever!