Value – Reflecting on Our Image
We are made in the image of God. If we could grasp what that means, think how it could change us for the better.
A balanced self-image makes for a healthy life. This has plenty of activities but the main point always has me in awe.
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Value: Is My Self-Image Built on Sand?
On what sandcastles do we often build our self-image and our lives?
This can be done as a forerunner to the above depending on the type of group you have.
I have not yet written leader’s notes as much is self explanitary but I can supply some if asked.
My group came up with all the ideas for ‘God wont’ ask…’ I just put it into a PowerPoint. It is a rewrite of an adult one from a few years ago. That way they adapt it for their own culture and needs.
An encouragement for those who find school work difficult.
Many young people struggle with life whilst they are at school but they go on to find their vocation and lead rewarding lives. The aim of these short stories is to encourage those who are feeling despondent but at the same time not to give the message that it doesn’t matter if they don’t try to work at school. We have used this in sessions such as God choosing people; ‘Growing up’; Self-image; and Battle for the Mind.
Emotional literacy is about understanding emotions and how to handle them.
It is something that children would benefit from learning about in schools as well as youth groups.
The amount of Bible content can be adapted to suit different environments.
Understanding People 2 is called ‘Under the Iceberg’ and is due to be published soon.
We all suffer from various fears. This session is user-friendly for general groups as well as Christian groups.
It links well with ‘Battle for the Mind’ which is currently being edited.
The leaders notes for this overlap those for ‘Dealing with Fear’
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The Battle for the Mind
Self-talk: both positive and negative thoughts affect our health – spiritually, emotionally and physically.
I’m still editing these and feedback would be most welcome.
Games and other activities useful for the following outlines and others on family issues.
Ishmael: Unwanted Child?!
Was Ishmael just one of Abraham’s mistakes or did God have a plan for him too?!
Is anyone unwanted in God’s eyes?
………………Ishmael – was he just one of Abraham’s mistakes or did God have a plan for him too?
Jesus’ Family Tree
Many people either have no knowledge of at least one parent or are uncomfortable with their parentage. This will influence how they feel about themselves. Take a look at some of the characters who were ancestors of Jesus.
Jesus had the full range of good, bad and ‘ugly’ people in his family tree. Maybe ours isn’t so bad after all!
A look at some of the people within Jesus’ family tree who had to overcome the problem of having difficult parents or grandparents
Nearly everyone has some problems with their parents. Even Jesus didn’t have the perfect family.
Draft leaders notes are available on the Lifestyle page.
Jesus and Tough Times
How much does Jesus understand about the things we go through? Was he ever bereaved, betrayed, rejected…
This simple PowerPoint shows how Jesus faced every type of suffering that we experience.
An outline on this will follow.
Or with an Easter background
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