Lifestyle page; resources for youth. Image: Pixabay

Relationships 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.

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Contents
  • What is Worship?
  • Understanding people
  • Forgiveness: Joseph, it wasn't all dreams come true
  • Why Would I Lie to You?
  • Parent's Who'd Have Them?
  • Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold
  • Fit 4 Gold - A discipleship course

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What is Worship?

What do we mean by ‘worship?  Which acts of worship in the Bible were meaningful to God and which were not?  How does worshipping God also bless us?  What can hinder our worship and how can we resolve this?  Which expressions of worship are most natural for you?

Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds

As food affects our physical health, so our self-talk affects our mental health and general well-being.  What influences our thoughts the most?  How can we keep them healthy?  What spiritual help can we find?  This theme ties in with the ones on self-image on the pastoral page.

Behind the Masks Emotional literacy resource
Understanding People

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.  Learn to look behind the masks that people wear and to see under the iceberg of what is on the surface.  

Image: Pete Lord

 

Understanding People 1 - Behind the Masks - Plan

Masks visual aids

Understanding people 2 - Under the Iceberg - being edited

Joseph - It wasn't all Dreams Come True: youth resource. Image from Creative Innovation © freshidea - Fotolia.com
Forgiveness: Joseph - 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? This outline focuses on how to deal with that kind of struggle. The leader's notes would be helpful with any story on the theme of forgiveness. 

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Image for Lying - Causes and Effects

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?

Use when teaching the Ten Commandments or as a stand-alone.

Parents - Who'd Have Them? Photo: Lord family album

Parents - 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. 

Image: Private 

Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold

  Do Not Give the Enemy a Foothold 

Getting involved 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. 

Fit 4 Gold: a youth discipleship course. Themes are: Being Chosen, Equipped, Challenged, Setback and Rewarded. Image Steve Millard
Fit 4 Gold

A multi-sensory discipleship course for pre-teens: The themes are 

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

 

Resources

This is a large resource so please contact via email for full details.

Image: Steve Millard