Filtered: Finding Your Identity and Purpose Through Christ

This curriculum was designed for our YouthLead program. It is video based and designed to be easily lead by both adult and youth leaders. There is both an facilitator and a student guide that can be printed from the links below. The videos can be downloaded or watched using any internet connection.

To find out more about YouthLead and our resources, you can go to lcms.org/youthlead.

About the Curriculum

Our youth have a lot of big questions. Our God has a lot of big answers. This youth-led Bible study series is meant to equip the participants for a Christ-centered discussion of these big questions and how they impact their decisions for their future. Through video teaching and Bible study discussion centered on the “I am” statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John, participants will walk away with a clear understanding of their identity and purpose in Christ!

Session 1: Who am I?

Session 2: What am I here for?

Session 3: Who am I for?

Session 4: Who goes with me?

This curriculum is designed to fit into the 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry. This includes helping each young person…

  • Deeply understand their baptismal faith as they recognize the work of the Holy Spirit who brought them to faith, gathers them into God’s family and works through them.
  • Develop a resilient identity in Christ as they identify with the life and the mission of the church and seek to serve others.
  • Live out their unique vocation as they understand their role as Christ’s hands and feet in their church, home, community and other areas of vocation.

Download the Leader Guide, Participant Guide and Videos at this link. 

About the author

Brandon has been involved in youth ministry since 2013 and loves any chance to work with God’s people to help them hold onto the promises of God. He is a contributing author to “Connected for Life: Essential Guide to Youth Ministry” and “Word of Strength and Promise: Devotions for Youth” and has spoken at district and national youth gatherings. He enjoy Frisbee, volleyball, and board games but his greatest joys come from being a husband and father.
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