God and Church Lesson-by-Lesson Resources
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Opening Activity – To
reinforce the “journey” theme, have students bring a photo
from one of their favorite trips. Take turns sharing what
made that trip so special.
Traffic signs – At our lock-in
we broke into smaller groups. Each group had to choose a
traffic sign as their group name. There are some traffic
signs scattered throughout the God and Church Student
Workbook. Here are sample interpretations of those signs.
PowerPoint Presentations –
Instead of making photo albums out of a scrapbook or
notebook, perhaps your students would like to make
PowerPoint presentations. Students could share their
PowerPoint presentations at the final class, party, or award
Worship Banners – our class
chose to make church banners in place of the photo albums.
- Lesson 1
- Notecards (of the events listed in Column B on page 5 of the
Student Workbook) – these notecards are needed for exercise
4 on page 5. Note Cards Column
- Notecards (of the events listed in Column A on page 5
of the Student Workbook) –
these notecards can be used for the optional activity
explained in the Counselor Manual on page 10.
- Lesson 2
3: If your students are “churched” youth and familiar with
many of the Bible stories, you can use “pictionary” to
introduce the events in the Bible passages listed for this
exercise. Ask for volunteers to draw the event while the rest
of the class guess what they’re drawing and tell who witnessed
that event. Click here for game
- Lesson 3
- Question 3: Learn about your denomination.
If possible, show your students the many resources available
online for your denomination and/or congregation.
I: Daily Bible Reading
- Lesson 4
- Lesson 5
II: Discovering How I Can Worship God
- Create a PowerPoint
presentation that recognizes the many people who contribute to
the worship service of your congregation, especially the
people who work “behind the scenes.” Talk to your counselor
and pastor to find an appropriate time to share your
presentation with others.
- Lesson 6
- Question 2d (acting out
self-centered versus Christ-like responses): Use the parable
of the Good Samaritan to reinforce this lesson.
- Lesson 7
III: Discovering How I Can Witness and Minister to Others