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