Sunday Morning Bible Class
On Sunday, February 7th, the FYM started our Winter Quarter curriculum from 21st Century Christian, “CONNECT”! This curriculum will carry us through the better part of the Spring Quarter. Connect curriculum helps your teens connect with their peers, with the church, and with God. Encompassing both young teen and high school, Connect is a youth curriculum designed for both the traditional quarterly Sunday school model and for modular (undated) use. Connect is distinctive in that it includes three strategic areas for student care and learning: spiritual growth, character development, and life skills. It also includes weekly parent and teen connection emails and messages.
Unit 1 // Spiritual Growth: The Word
It’s been banned and burned and belittled for centuries. And yet it endures. The Word of God is living and active, and it breathes life into those who read and study it still today. It reveals to us the dynamic relationship between our faithful God who never changes and His inconstant people. And through the story of that relationship we learn about who God is, who we are, and how to live the life He designed for us. (Lessons: Knowing the Story of the Word, Trusting the Word, Using the Word, Studying the Word)
Unit 2 // Character Development: Wisdom
Sometimes wisdom is spoken of as something people just have, as if they are gifted with it from birth or only receive it through years of living and suffering in this world. Wise ones in popular culture are usually ancient and mysterious, and generally found on the tops of mountains. But we all have access to God’s true wisdom through His Word, and we can all cultivate wisdom through living according to His will—no hiking is necessary. (Lessons: The Value of Wisdom, Reacting Wisely, Living Wisely, Speaking Wisely)
Unit 3 // Life Skills: Critical Thinking
We live in a culture that does teens a great disservice—encouraging them to speak their minds, even before teens understand what their minds can do. And even though critical thinking is a skill we all need and use throughout our lives, it’s not often considered a part of our faith experience. But God has designed us with brains that are capable of examining, evaluating, imagining, questioning, and problem-solving, and He demonstrates in Scripture how we can use these abilities to deal with challenges in a way that brings honor to Him. (Lessons: Thinking Creatively, Asking Good Questions, Solving Problems, Taking the Steps)