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The Next 5 Years
We are now in the second year of our 5 year curriculum cycle. Each year has a theme, and by the end of the 5 years, we will have tried our best to touch on what we see as the essential things to learn about the Christian faith during the teenage years.
You can choose to use the curriculum as a whole for the entire year, and run with the theme with your group, or you can pick and choose the lessons, and resources you wish to use. As always we will make our material flexible so it fits a variety of different situations. That way you can focus on the important stuff, like having conversations with youth that build relationships.
Our themes for the next 5 years are:
2017 – The Stories
Focusing on the stories woven in the scriptures, and in our lives that help us understand who God is and why that matters to who we are.
2018 – The Life
Focusing on the life God created us for, and now calls us back to. It’s not an easy road, but Christ calls us to travel it.
2019 – The Body
Focusing on the body of believers known first as Israelites, and now as the current church body. How does the call to be the Body of Christ influence us.
2020 – The Mission
Focusing on what we are called to do for God. Feeding the hungry, taking care of the sick, and the moments in our ordinary lives where we choose to follow or not follow God’s call on our lives.
2021 – The People
Focusing on the people in the Bible, in our Churches, and in every place you can find them, that help define and grow our faith. This was also the theme in 2016, but we have more areas to explore. There are currently already over 80 Bible Studies, and a retreat under this theme.
Each year we will release 80-100 Lessons, three 3Devotional boxes, and more under that year’s theme. Our blogs for the year will also be focused on incorporating that year’s theme in to the weekly post. Here is a detailed look at the lessons, and some of the blogs for 2017’s theme “The Stories.”
Some of the great blog posts coming in 2017 are titled “The Story of my first youth ministry job,” “The Story of the new van tragedy,” “The Story I long to hear,” and “The Story of the Air Hockey Table.”
- Story of Christ – 15 Lessons – January
- Lent 3Devotional Box (40 days)- February
- Stories of the Old Testament – 15 Lessons – March
- Stories of the New Testament – 10 Lessons – April
- Stories of the Judges – 8 Lessons – May
- Stories of the Parables – 10 Lessons – June
- Back to School 3Devotional Box (4 weeks)- July
- Stories of the Kings – 8 Lessons – September
- Stories of the First Followers – 9 Lessons – October
- Advent 3Devotional Box (4 weeks) – November
- The Bible Wall – 9 Lessons – December