A Youth Development Ministry for ages 10-18 assisting and encouraging youth in spiritual growth through the planning of mission and outreach activities during Wednesday Night Bible Study and Discipleship Training. Areas of ministries and activities include: Youth Revival, Vacation Bible School Outreach; Hallelujah Night; Sickle Cell Walk-A-thon; Coat Drive; Christmas Parade and Christmas Basket distribution.
Session One: Life Isn't Over
Bottom Line: Even when there’s trouble, you can trust Him.
Have you ever gotten really involved in a TV show or book series only to be blind-sided by a major plot twist? Things are going totally fine until the main character gets into an awful accident, becomes friends with the villain, or just dies altogether! When that plot twist happens you find yourself thinking, Is this the end? Did they just ruin the entire thing? Is this somehow going to be the plot twist that makes the story even better?
Session Two: Parents Just Don’t Understand
Bottom Line: God gets you.
Everyone loves a superhero story. A regular person with regular abilities has a regular life that everyone sees in one way and then suddenly—plot twist! Something happens and that seemingly regular person develops a special power and becomes someone different. What’s interesting is that even as we get to watch them leap tall buildings, fight the bad guys, and save the world, those closest to them don’t know who they really are. Life goes on as if nothing has changed. And while we may not be super heroes, we all know how that feels. Your family sees you in a certain way, but, deep down, you know you’re someone else. They don’t see you the way you really are.
Session Three: #FOMO
Bottom Line: Because He is with me, I’ll be okay either way.
How is it that social media can provide us with both the best and worst parts of our day? On one hand it’s fun to check in and see what’s happening with your friends or laugh at a funny comment or goofy video. But on the other hand, we’ve all experienced photos online giving us a case of #FOMO (fear of missing out). Whether we realize it or not, there’s something about social media that gives us the idea that our lives just aren’t measuring up. We think we’re missing something in our lives so much so that we start thinking that if only we had it—a new car, a different body, a more popular group of friends—our lives would improve. But you probably know from experience that this isn’t true. You get something you think will make your life better and, in a plot twist, pretty soon you find yourself wishing for the next thing. Suddenly, you’re so focused on what you think you’re missing that you can’t enjoy your life here and now.