The Lions in Our Lives: A Skit about Daniel

This play is designed to be a take on telling the Daniel story from scripture. The character of Daniel connects in more modern terms to how we are tempted to follow our friends rather than God. This is first of three skits that take the same approach to Bible verses that will come out in the next months.

In Humility: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

Maybe you have notice that preposition in our theme that has been used throughout this week and these devotions: “IN”. This fourth devotion for adult leaders taking groups to the 2022 Youth Gathering we look at how God became in all things in an act of humility.

And I am Not: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

“God is God, and I am Not!” is hard to share with young people when we have things we don’t always understand. In the third devotion for adult leaders in preparation for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering, we talk about how God is In All Things no matter what happens.

Hearts for Service Bible Study – Reviewing and Reflecting

In this study, teens will reflect on the importance of having a servant’s heart and living with humble devotion to God. This lesson is intended to be completed following participation in a servant event, as a review and preparation for future activities.

Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

In this second devotions for adult leaders preparing for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. God is continually reconciling Himself to me – over, and over, and over again! He truly loves me yesterday, today, and forever!

Creator of All Things: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

You might already be exhausted as you prepare for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. In this first of a series of adult resource devotions, we hope as you bring your group to this event that God may strengthened you in wisdom and understanding to bear fruit in both you and your students.

Skit – Follow the Leader

This skit is designed to start a conversation about what kind of leader God calls and empowers us to be. As young leaders struggle, this skit reminds us to put Christ at the center of all we do.

Resilience – A Bible Study Series

God is the creator of all things and He holds all things together. Resilience is part of His work in holding all things together inside of us and between us. This five part Bible study series on Resilience helps us to think about how God can create in us a resilient identity in Christ that is tied to our emotions and mental health, our relationships, challenges, struggle, hope, and God’s promises.

Tough Feelings, Gracious God Devotion: Regret

As you think back on your life, maybe there are things you regret having done…ways in which your words or actions have hurt others. In the last devotion in this series, Ben Meyer talks about how Christians can face regret with the comfort of Jesus.

Stepping In When Your Community Has A Tragedy

It is often said that you never know how you’re going to respond in a tragedy until it hits. But we, as Christians who care for young people, can be thinking through how to respond before there is a tragedy that hits your church’s community.

Tough Feelings, Gracious God Devotion: Burdened by Bitterness

The story of Ahithophel is a cautionary tale, and maybe the sin of someone else has cause you to become bitter and resentful. In the third in this devotional series, Ben Meyer talks about how we can be faithful to God when we are burdened by bitterness.

Start a Conversation About…Suicide

Suicide is not easy to talk about, but it is necessary. It is the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10-24, and the rate of suicide in that age group has increased by 60% since 2007. This conversation starter sheet can help you approach the difficult conversation around suicide and supporting those who are struggling with mental health.

Engaging New Icebreaker Games

It can be important to have icebreaker games as a way to get your youth building community and encouraging joy together with your youth. This can be particularly true after Covid. Here are some encouragements and ideas for icebreakers.

Confirmation 2.0: The Apostles Creed Bible Study Series

This four part Bible study is the first in a series that takes Catechism content and present it for high school students. The Apostles Creed is a statement of what we believe, teach, and confess as Christians. In a time when it can be challenging to stand up for what we believe, revisiting the Apostles Creed can be helpful for your teens.

Tough Feelings, Gracious God Devotion: In Turmoil

When we are in turmoil, when we are under spiritual attacks, we need the words of Jesus; we need Jesus. In the second devotion in this series, Ben Meyer talks about how we approach the difficult feeling of turmoil as Christians.

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