Students today are searching. They are searching for ways to explain the unexplainable, define the undefinable, and put words and methods to a God who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, words that we can hardly grasp. In a time where we worship a wanderlust mentality, how do we settle down long enough to form a foundational faith in something we cannot see?
These four weeks we’re going to talk about where our society is today on the topic of engaging the supernatural. What is easy to believe and what is hard to believe? Why are we searching, and what are we ultimately searching for? Then we’ll talk about how we might be more supernatural than we have ever really understood, what exactly makes God “super natural”, and how we can reconcile ourselves to him in the midst of it all.
In a day where anything goes, every belief is acceptable, and anything can have power, how do we know who has the real power?
We encourage you to spend time during the first week finding out where your students are at on this topic. What have they encountered in their search, or their friends’ search for understanding and faith? Meet them there.
We strongly recommend that you create a box where students can write down and submit questions as you go along. It’s very likely they will be addressed at some point in the series, but this way you will know where your students are at in the process and you can tailor the lessons to them.
We are sure you can add to this list. We also know that there are not pat answers to any of these questions that will satisfy students long term. The most effective way to answer them is to allow students to experience the truth for themselves through a number of means. We strongly recommend that the curriculum prompts that include scripture, prayer, and discussion be utilized, but all that is up to you.
One of our foundational beliefs is that the Holy Spirit does the work of convincing. We encourage you and your team to lean into that belief as well. Our job is not to argue anyone into the Kingdom or to berate another’s beliefs, but to present better questions, the testimony of people, and the scriptures.
This download includes:
- Student Leadership Meeting
- Four Topical Lessons with Small Group Questions
- Slide templates for PowerPoint, Keynote, ProPresenter, MediaShout, etc
Long gone are the days of shallow and pat answers that have been common in our teaching. Students today live in a complex world and our teaching must rise to the occasion and help guide them through the maze of culture’s complexities. Brock Morgan, along with this dream team of authors and thinkers, have put together what we believe is NEXT in youth ministry teaching and engagement. Through, in a more holistic manner, addressing the topics that are key in a student’s burgeoning faith we have crafted a series that will direct investigation and appeal to the heart. Connected to The Amazing Next Conference, this series is meant to empower students and to help them have a sustainable faith that lasts; a faith that is thoughtful and engaged in what God is doing in the world.
We have brought together some amazing authors, who are veterans in ministry and really smart!
Brock Morgan plus themed lessons from: Brian Cress, Chuck Hunt, Mark Helsel, Leah Knight, Danny Kwon, Paul Martin, Kelsey Morgan, and Mark Riddle
Index of Themes
(Each theme covers 4 weeks and 1 student leadership lesson = 5 lessons/theme)