We had another great night of small groups last night! The turnout and involvement this year of so many teens and new leaders has been an exciting thing to see! Because each of the senior high groups are doing different studies from the Live Curriculum, I don’t have the space to recap each of them. However, we do have our middle school kids on the same plan using the Junior High Live Curriculum. Here’s a recap if you’re a parent so you can follow up with your child at home or in the car:
This week we started a four-week series called “God’s Big Story.” This series will provide teenagers with a big-picture view of God’s story, with the goal of giving students a healthy understanding of what the Bible is about and how it applies to their lives.
In this first week, we looked at Genesis 1–2 and examined the picture of how God created the world. The world is broken, but God didn’t create it that way. He created a world that was truly “good.” It’s important for our teenagers—and for adults—to remember how God meant things to be. We live in a world filled with pain and difficulties, but God designed a world that was good.
Each week in our series, we’re giving students two key words to help them remember the big idea. This week our key words were CREATION and GOOD. Simply put, God created the world, and it was good.
Here are some questions you might use this week to engage your teenager in some conversation about this week’s lesson:
- What main idea stuck with you from your small group meeting this week, and why?
- What is one way that you see God reflected in your own life?
- If all of humanity is created in God’s image, how might this affect or shape the way you treat other people?
Thanks for your trust as you allow your child to be a part of our ministry!