People of Church History




People of Church History | Bible Study

by Abby Pratt

churchhistoryAt Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little di erent 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 nd ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “The People of Church History.” 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

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton’s words create an image of faith formation throughout history. In these ten lessons students will be invited to learn the stories of some of Christianity’s “giants” including Mary Magdalene, Martin Luther, Thomas Jefferson and many others. Starting at the empty tomb, they will have the opportunity to piece together a timeline of history and explore the people and events which have formed, reformed, and influenced the faith we practice today.

10 Included Sessions

  1. Mary Magdalene
  2. Irenaeus
  3. St. Francis of Assisi
  4. Martin Luther
  5. Queen Elizabeth I
  6. Roger Williams
  7. Sor Juana de La Cruz
  8. Thomas Jefferson
  9. Dorthy Day
  10. Howard Thurman


People of Church History and Logo ($30)

* Note:  Purchases should be made on a computer rather than a mobile device, since the purchased file will be a zip file. Once uncompressed, you will have a folder with all needed resource files, and you may then move those to smartphones and tablets if needed.


 People of Church History is written by Abby Pratt

abby-prattWhile a Missouri-native, Abby Pratt currently lives in Richmond, VA where she serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Mission at Central Baptist Church. Abby grad- uated from Wake Forest University School of Divinity in 2014 and was ordained by Peace Haven Baptist Church (also in Winston-Salem, NC). With roots in Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia, Abby is a fan of KU Basketball, the Kansas City Royals, CookOut Milkshakes, and tacky Christmas lights.


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