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Viva: Wanting

Downloadable Curriculum


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Starting around November 27th (or even earlier) marketing agencies ramp up for a war. They battle for limited space in the human heart. They compete for deep seated longing in the desires of people, and they make grand promises of fulfillment from new products and gadgets. They are smart. They know each person is created with deep desires springing from our basic needs for freedom, connection, accomplishment and significance. But they miss, year after year. Those “got to have” products don’t fulfill the way they promise. They fade over time and become novelties.

This VIVA! series focuses on humanity’s search for fulfillment. Every teenager has their wish list: Beats headphones, selfie sticks, Instax cameras, iPhone S’s, infinity scarves. They top the list of this year’s wishing season. Behind these wish-lists are the deeper desires of their lives. These lessons dig deeper into those hoped for gifts to find the lives God created teenagers for. They reveal the basic needs we all struggle to find through things and how they can only be found in Christ.

Week One – Why We Want

Week Two – What We Really Want

Week Three – Who We Are

Week Four – Finding Significance

About Viva

Includes 4 lessons, instructions, and two slide templates for PowerPoint, Keynote, MediaShout, ProPresenter or another display system.

Viva is a series of short, downloadable, curriculum resources. Whether you are looking for a last minute lesson plan or  ideas to add into your teaching, Viva is designed for youth workers leading the revolution.

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