Understanding and relating to other people.

Relationships with each other are still one of our biggest challenges despite the fact that the church has been generally good at teaching on how to treat others.

So what are we missing? If we can learn to understand ourselves and others better, our needs and responses, then maybe we see others in a more positive and empathetic way.







Understanding People 2 is called ‘Under the Iceberg’ and is being edited.

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 Why Would I Lie to You?

Lying has a serious effect on relationships as it undermines trust. 

Why do people lie and what other effects does it have on relationships?  A teaching plan on Lying – Causes and Effects.

This could be used as part of a series on the Ten Commandments or as a stand-alone.

Why Would I Lie to You – Outline Plan

Why Would I Lie to You – Leaders’ Notes

Parents - Who'd Have Them? Photo: Lord family albumParents – Who’d Have Them?!  Relationship problems with parents can increase as children enter adolescence. This session is about helping them to cope with these changes. NB the leaders notes are just the raw material from which I will write an article later.

Parents – Who’d Have Them – Plan

Parents – Leaders Notes – draft



Joseph - It wasn't all Dreams Come TrueJoseph – It Wasn’t all Dreams Come True

Joseph had a really tough time before he found his dream job.   How do you forgive people for treating you so badly? Especially when they’re family. Forgiveness is vital within relationships and this angle on Joseph’s story focuses on how to deal with that kind of struggle. 

Joseph – It Wasn’t All Dreams Come True – Plan

Forgiveness – Leader’s Notes + Activity Ideas

The leader’s notes focus in particular on the matter of forgiveness and could be used to teach this theme in relation to other stories. 

Forgiveness – Games & Interactive ideasGames

Forgiveness – Prayer Space Activity

Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold  Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold 

Dabbling in things that are not good for us gives the enemy a ‘foothold’ that he can use to bring us down. Likewise when something hurts us, it’s like an arrow that wounds us.  This can also create a foothold which can cause us further pain.  We need the Holy Spirit to help us with these. 

Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold – Session Plan

Arrows – PowerPoint

Activity – Battleships Game

Activity – Living Battleships Grid for game 

Fit 4 Gold – a multi-sensory discipleship course for pre-teens.

Becoming a Christian is just one step in a journey. Learning how to be a disciple and live the life is an ongoing adventure. 

.Fit 4 Gold discipleship courseFit 4 Gold

The main themes are Being Chosen, Being Equipped, Being Challenged, Being Setback and Being Rewarded and are all linked to Bible stories. This resource compares being a successful sports person to being a Christian but it works equally well without the sporting illustrations. It includes plenty of games and prayer space ideas. 

Please see sub menu for full details and plans. 



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Steve Millard: Grove Creative

Creative Innovation© freshidea – Fotolia.com

Microsoft clip art

Lord family album