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Embrace Life and Do Great Things for God

The world doesn't expect much out of the average person. It can be easy to drift from one stage of life to the next, looking and being like everyone else. Jesus didn't die for you so you could settle into the status quo. He saw something great in you. Join our youth ministry classes below for our series. 

Saturday Devotional locations vary by dates. Please check the calendar for Teen Ministry events for updates. 
Sunday morning class locations will be at Long Reach High School (LRHS) in the listed room unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday Midweek classes will be in the gym at 2nd English unless otherwise noted. 

Class Schedule

Wednesday March 19, 7:30-8:30pm - Wednesday Class, 2nd English Gym
Saturday March 22, 5-7pm - Teen/Parent Devotional, Smith's House
Sunday April 6, 8-9:30am - Sunday Class, LRHS Rm 216
Saturday April 12, 5-7pm - Teen Devotional
Wednesday April 16, 7:30-8:30pm - Wednesday Class, 2nd English Gym
Sunday April 27, 1-3pm - Teen/Parent Devotional
Sunday May 4, 8-9:30am - Sunday Class, LRHS Rm 216
Sunday May 11, 8-9:30am - Sunday Class, LRHS Rm 216
Wednesday May 21, 7:30-8:30pm - Wednesday Class, 2nd English Gym
Saturday May 24, 5-7pm - Teen/Parent Devotional
Sunday June 8, 8-9:30am - Sunday Class, LRHS Rm 216
Saturday June 14, 5-7pm - Teen Devotional

Presentation Notes From Class

Below are tabs for topical groupings with a main focus from one of the chapters from the book "Do Hard Things". You can find presentation notes, any lesson recordings, or suggested media or other resources to further your study of the topic.

Breaking Twine

This portion includes content from chapters 1-3:

  1. Most People Don't
  2. The Birth of a Big Idea
  3. The Myth of Adolescence

Sunday March 2, 8am - Breaking Twine Presentation PDF

For great resources on teen-led projects and ideas, visit: therebelution.com
On Social Media "twines":
The Innovation of Loneliness - http://vimeo.com/70534716
Connected, but Alone? - http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together.html

A Better Way

This portion includes content from chapters 4-6:

  1. A Better Way
  2. That First Scary Step

Sunday April 6 8am - A New Way Presentation PDF

For great resources on teen-led projects and ideas, visit: therebelution.com

To help study out the courage needed to follow "A Better Way" and take "That First Scary Step", here are some online resources:
http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/naves-topical-bible/confidence.html
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=strength&s=References
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=confidence&rc=&rc2=&ps=10&s=References
http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=courage&rc=&rc2=&ps=10&s=References
http://www.studylight.org/desk/index.cgi?sr=1&search_form_type=general&q1=courage&s=0&t1=en_nas

Homework assignment:
Find scriptures that illustrate these points that the authors discussed about taking the first step:

Taking the First Step…

  • God works despite your weakness
  • Courage is not the absence of fear
  • Can’t achieve success w/out risking failure

Raising the Bar

More content to be posted as we cover this topic in our lesson series.

The Power of Collaboration

More content to be posted as we cover this topic in our lesson series.

Taking a Stand - Big and Small

More content to be posted as we cover this topic in our lesson series.

Glory of the Ordinary

More content to be posted as we cover this topic in our lesson series.


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