Life of the First Family




Life of the First Family | Bible Study

by Ginny Richardson and Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl

At Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can choose and pick what works best for your group. You will find ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “The Life of the First Family.” How you use them, and how you structure your study is up to you. We hope you enjoy this resource and return in the future to check out other materials.

This Study:

Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other Abrahamic traditions see Abraham as a founding father of faith. Why? What’s so important about Abraham? Students will use this six week study to answer those questions and learn about the lives of Abraham, his wife Sarah, and his sons Ishmael and Isaac. They will also learn about what it means to live faithful lives and why we see Abraham as a father and role model for our faith.


Lessons Included:

1 Called to be a Blessing: God’s Call on Abram Page 4
2 Being a Blessing Can be Difficult: Abram, Sarai, Lot Page 11
3 Covenant with the First Family: Impossible Promises Page 17
4 Covenant with the First Family: Control Issues Page 25
5 Seeing God’s People: Hospitality While Waiting Page 33
6 Mutual Trust and Messy Texts Page 40

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Life of the First Family is written by Ginny Richardson and Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl

Ginny Richardson serves as the Pastor for Youth and Children at Vienna Baptist Church in Vienna, Virginia (about 20 miles outside DC). She is a Richmond, Virginia native and a graduate of Christopher Newport University and McAfee School of Theology. Ginny enjoys learning with the students she ministers and seeing them embrace their gifts and passions to serve God and love others. Her hobbies include exploring new places and museums, hanging out with friends and family, watching college sports, and spending time outdoors.


Rev. Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl is a graduate of McAfee School of Theology. Her ministerial passion is faith journeying with youth; but in her free time, she loves reading on her Kindle, learning to cook, and spending time with her partner, Evan, and their three adorkable dogs. She currently serves as the Director of Youth at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.


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