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718997: I Want to Talk with My Teen About Movies, Music and More  

This book by Walt Mueller is the newest in a series of the very popular I Want to Teach My Child About...
Walt is the founder of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding .

 

 

 

 

 

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Some of the best stories in the Bible are also some of the most unexpected and unusual. And they're not for the faint of heart. These Bible lessons truly are sick. . . and totally interesting! Surprise your teenagers with the "disgusting" truth! Each of the 13 easy-to-use lessons focuses on a relevant topic related to a scary, gross or weird Bible story and includes a challenging "Fear Factor"-like activity (like eating daring treats), a fun game and thought-provoking discussion questions that help teens uncover life application.
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Free Sunday School &
Youth Group Bible Lessons

Below are the free Sunday School & Youth Group Bible lesson plans

in .pdf format to download. They are grouped on pages by similar content or direction. On the pages you will find a brief description of the Bible lesson handout as well as the resources I used to create the youth group lesson. Keep two or three in your brief case so you can use the one most appropriate to your kids needs on the particular day.

Newest Sunday school lessons: Know Your Enemy (Part 2)  ; The Battle For Your Brain

The youth group lesson plans are color coded in this tan color. All are unique (33 so far), found nowhere else, and are completely free. They have all been taught and revised several times so you are getting a tried and true lesson. They are so easy to do that they can also be used for church handout papers.

Visit my home page for updated topical information, recent changes, and brief descriptions of other topic covered in this website.

For more information on teaching a Middle School or High School youth group using these Bible lesson plans click here.

491399: The Simple Truth: The Best Minute of Your Day

Spiritual growth happens when students read God's Word every day.

The Simple Truth: The Best Minute of Your Day
By Group Publishing

The Simple Truth Bible features 366 daily devotions--each one a tasty,
bite-size morsel that powerfully reveals what it means to deeply love and trust God, to lead a Jesus-centered life, and to lean on Scripture for guidance and wisdom.

Each day, you'll explore Scripture that connects to one of the big themes of God's story: Oneness with God; Sin & Separation; Consequences & Crying Out; and God Hears & Restores.

The Simple Truth Bible features contributions from some of the leading voices in youth ministry today, including Kurt Johnston, Mark Oestreicher, Tim Levert, and Greg Stier. The writers skillfully connect the dots between the ancient truths of Scripture and the issues you face as a teenager living in the 21st century. Join a generation of teens committed to living and fulfilling God's kingdom!

What visitors are saying:

"I am so grateful for your website.  I am a new youth leader and was a little nervous about doing the lessons.  Last week I did families-getting along, and it was awesome.  I made a few changes (mostly to make it a little shorter) but it gave me what I needed to get started.  I am not a teacher, so building a lesson from scratch is beyond me.  Anyway, I just wanted to thank you and may God bless you for providing such a wonderful resource to people." Jill.
Thank you Jill. Great to hear it. Send e-mail to: kevinophoff@coconutmtn.com

"Kevin, I am a 65 yr. old woman who has been placed in the Youth Ministry twice and now I feel called to continue with the wonderful blessing of working with young people.
I started reviewing your web site at 11:00 pm and it is now 3:31 am.  I have gotten so many wonderful ideas and am so thrilled. I have searched through several things on the site and learned so much."

"I am in charge of the Children and Youth ministry at a small church.  I find lots of good material for the younger and the senior high, but very slim pickins’ for the Jr. High.  I haven’t even done one of your lessons but I know that it is good material because you are aiming HIGH-  God’s Word is central to all the issues jr. high are dealing with.    I am excited to see teachers use this material and thank you for making it FREE-  we are a big mission giving church with a little budget for ourselves.  Thank you so much.  I know our kids will actually grow.  Jr. High years are so KEY to them entering this world."

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KidUnique Video Workshop

TODAY'S KIDS ARE CRYING OUT FOR YOUR ATTENTION. ARE YOU LISTENING? Explore the truths, principles, and practices that youth ministry veteran Dan Webster has shared with parents and leaders across the country through the KidUnique Video Workshop, an engaging DVD training resource. This resource will equip adults to powerfully impact kids by clarifying the four windows through which we see them: observation, exploration, affirmation, and revelation, and present a simple system for collecting insights that a kid will carry into the future. Webster will lead you through 11 teaching sessions, each lasting between 10 and 15 minutes. The training includes hands-on, experiential activities that will reinforce the teaching you just heard. If you're a mom or dad, gather with other parents to walk through this training together. If you're an educator, use these videos to gain more insight into the kids sitting in your classroom each day. And if you're a youth worker, these sessions offer invaluable training for your team of staff and volunteers on effectively ministering to teenagers. If you've been entrusted with the development of a child or teenager, the KidUnique Video Workshop will teach you how to combat much of the negativity, frustration, and hopelessness that our kids feel. You'll become empowered to build a life-giving relationship with a kid, the kind of relationship that sets that kid on a path toward leading a life filled with purpose, meaning, and impact.


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Here are 17 awesome lessons to help students understand, explain, and defend the Christian faith.

Free Sunday School & Youth Group Bible Lesson Plan Worksheets

Page One:

A Pattern For Faith Helps instill a core belief that the Bible is trustworthy and true.

Several methods of teen evangelism on this page.

Sharing Your Faith

Page Two:

To Date or Not to Date
Makes a good Valentines day Sunday school lesson plan.

Your PORN Problem

Lots of other materials to discuss teen dating on this page.

Page Three:

In the Hands of the Sovereign Lord

Serving Two Masters

Hebrews 5:12-14 The steak lesson

Taking His Name

Page Four:

Heroes of the Faith

A New Heaven and Earth

Sin Nature and Sins, Infant Salvation

Page Five: Basic lessons to help kids envision a big God. These are good lessons to begin a new year or new class.

What Does God Sound Like?

What's God Up To?

What Does God Look Like?

Page Six:

Possessed by The Spirit Ties in with Halloween.

Baptism Great lesson for a hot summer day.

Spiritual Gifts or Super Powers?

Page Seven: Teen Self Esteem Bible Lessons

The Beauty Inside

Dropping the Baggage Relieving guilt

Conviction or Condemnation
Can be used as a Christmas Lesson.

Suicide Can a person who commits suicide go to heaven? The real answer.

Who I Am In Christ Christmas Tree

Page Eight: Relationships

Love Machines

I Am God's Son

Families: Getting Along.

Page Nine:

The Importance of Jesus' Resurrection
A good Easter Bible Lesson

What Happens When You Die?

Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy (Part 2)

Page Ten:

The Bible -A Very Special Book.

God Wants A Monopoly On Your Life

Calloused Hearts

Page Eleven: Anti-bullying Resources

Bullies of the Bible

Dealing With Bullies

Page Twelve: Discernment

Discernment

Spotting Counterfeits

Judging v. s. Judgmental

Page Thirteen: The Gospel Of Grace

Grace By Faith Or Works

The Journey Of Salvation

Page Fourteen

The Battle For Your Brain

More will be added as time permits. Keep checking back.

Articles written by Kevin Ophoff

The following articles and Sunday school lesson plans are available as pdf files. To view or print the pdf files, you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this software installed, or do not have the latest version, you can download it free from the Adobe site. You may have difficulties viewing these files with versions of Acrobat Reader older than 4.0.

NOTE: These articles are free to use, but cannot, in any form, be altered. For publishing rights see our contact page.

Buckets of Love

Respect The Kids

I Was The Only Man in My Daughter's Life

Piercing Pre-Teen Armor

Helping Parents Parent

Eight Years Past

Family-Based Youth Ministry

Youth Room Ownership

Favorite Games

You're A Youth Minister

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New Teen Bible Lessons:

These Sunday School lesson plans are brand new but only available on a limited distribution basis. You may email me to request a copy.

In His Image

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Fun Youth Group Lessons

There are many ways to teach the Bible to kids. This page has some suggestions of teaching methods for middle school age kids besides using my free Sunday School Lesson worksheets. Murals: Your students will create a masterpiece of art and learn a great Bible lesson at the same time. Great for teaching the Christmas story.

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These youth group lesson plans are not an attempt to be a well rounded teen curriculum. Over the years, listening to the teenagers in my Sunday school classes, I endeavor to feed them the spiritual "meat" they need to grow in their Christian faith.  Many of these topics are not handled well by main stream "curriculum factories" so I write my own. You are welcome to use them.


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For some of you, these lesson plans will match your teaching style. For most other Sunday school and youth group leaders, you will have to make these Bible lessons fit your style. Feel free to use the Bible verses and questions in any way that helps get the Bible lesson deep into the hearts of the teenagers in your care.
 
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461736: The Ideas Factory: 100 Adaptable Discussion Starters to Get Teens Talking The Ideas Factory: 100 Adaptable Discussion Starters to Get Teens Talking
By Martin Saunders

Youthworker Magazine editor Martin Saunders has compiled these 100 discussions starters to get young people talking. Each discussion starter includes a "trigger", "Opening Up" questions, "Digging Deeper" questions, and "Taking it to the Word" questions. The book has four sections: true stories, teen issues, famous names, and the Bible in 25 steps.

 

The Sunday school & Youth Group Bible lesson plans, articles, and Bible lesson handouts listed on this page are unique and completely FREE. They are suitable not only for Sunday school but for your mid-week youth group lesson as well. They are easy to use with minimal preparation. The questions and verses keep you on track even if your brain freezes or the discussion wanders off subject. Each Sunday school Bible lesson is a suitable, challenging topic for teenagers.
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