Sunday Morning Bible Class —
Last week, we launched the new Teen curriculum from 21st Century Christian, “CONNECT”! Taking the place of Encounter, 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. The three-year cycle begins in September of 2020. 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, messaging, and ideas.
Unit 1 // Spiritual Growth: God Is…
God is known by so many names and descriptions: Light of the world, Almighty One, my deliverer, my refuge, Messiah, King of kings, and the list goes on. But over and over in the Bible we meet the three essential persons of the one true God—God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. In this unit we’ll explore some fundamental truths about God. We’ll think about how we see God. . . and how God sees us.
LESSON 1: Our Father; LESSON 2: Our Good Shepherd; LESSON 3:The Holy Spirit ; LESSON 4:The One and Only God
Unit 2 // Character Development: Authority.
When we realize that God is the author of life, we also come to recognize that He is the ultimate authority. All authority comes from Him, all honor and respect that we develop within ourselves is possible through Him, and how we behave toward others reflects our relationship to Him. When we speak His Word to others and try to live like Him, we can stand firm, knowing we are standing on His authority.
LESSON 5: God Grants Authority; LESSON 6: HonorYour Parents; LESSON 7: Respect Everyone; LESSON 8:Take a Stand
Unit 3 // Life Skills: Powerful Words.
Words have the power to hurt and to heal, the power to divide and unite. In today’s world, words are often wielded like weapons online, where they can cause damage that spreads quickly and can even lead to deadly results. It’s vital that students understand not only the weight of their own words, but also that they learn how to discover and use the dynamic, life-giving truth that can be found in God’s Word.
LESSON 9: Words That Help; LESSON 10: Words That Hurt; LESSON 11: Words That Heal; LESSON 12: Words Under Control
“Remember who you are and whose you are!”
~ Michael Rector