Youth Leader Guide Winter 2023
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Everything a teacher needs to lead students in an engaging class
A great lesson comes to life when a teacher feels confident and equipped. Designed intentionally for easy at-a-glance navigation, this Leader Guide provides everything a teacher needs to direct a class through each lesson. The junior and senior high breakout design allows the leader to easily move between activities and instruction to pick the most age-appropriate material for the class along with the split-column design for opening and closing options. An easy-to-follow outline style provides a clear-cut way to teach the Bible lesson and facilitate an engaging class.
The first page of each lesson provides the overarching information you can use to plan your class.
The idea behind the preteen transition is simple: there will always be an influx of preteens joining the youth class, and these options help make students in transition feel comfortable moving from one classroom dynamic to the next. The Preteen Transition offers a quick activity that often highlights more physical action or activity—something that tends to be more common in children’s classrooms.
WHERE DO WE BEGIN?
Every lesson will begin with a narrative to reinforce the themes and ideas of the subject matter, grabbing students’ attention in a unique way with a new narrative or scenario every week.
ENGAGE AND RELEASE ACTIVITIES
God’s Word for Life offers two options at the beginning and end of each lesson to ensure teachers have a variety of ways to engage students. These options feature physical activities, object lessons, discussion, learning scenarios, and short stories to add variety as well as reinforce the themes and ideas of the material.
HIGH AND SR. HIGH BREAKOUTS
God’s Word for Life offers a completely new approach to the curriculum through a single Youth level that features breakout content tailored for different age levels. These Jr. High and Sr. High Breakouts will be displayed in each lesson as a spread in the middle of each lesson and will offer unique activities and discussion prompts. Breakouts will also provide a tailored application of the content discussed in the first half of each lesson.
Each lesson will feature three areas in which teachers will be prompted to ask about or discuss devotional content from both the previous week and the week of devotionals ahead. This will help to reinforce the need for devotional time each day and push students to engage with the at-home Daily Devotional Guide.