Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. This study looks at how, even though he wasn't perfect, God loved his repentant heart. It is the sixth and final in a series for older teenagers, looking at the... See more
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Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. This study looks at how David demonstrated this trust in God through obedience. It is the fifth in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David - 'a... See more
Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance. As we get to know God more, and look at his track record, we should be able to trust him. This study looks at how David demonstrated this trust in God. It is the... See more
Throughout David's life, he demonstrated some key attributes of following God - being chosen, trust, worship, obedience and repentance.
This study looks at how David was 'chosen' by God to be the King over Israel. This is the second in a series for older teenagers, looking at the life of David... See more
This talk and small group discussion guide uses the process of bread-making to teach about spiritual practices and growing with Jesus the different seasons of life. You could use it as a follow on from the Bread of Life.
Note: If you don't have the resources or time to bake bread, you could... See more
Looking for a resource for discipling young Christians? Growing Young Disciples is a series of discipleship studies, written by experienced Australian youth pastor, Tim Hawkins.
Aimed at younger teens, these short studies give a simple, scripture-based overview of what it means to follow Jesus.... See more
Young people share openly and honestly their questions about Jesus in a supportive small group. Use both the red and purple sets of Jesus cards (gifted to participants at The Abbey 2017) or print your own sets (Red Set / Purple Set).
Spread the cards face up on the floor or on a table that... See more
A discussion starter for small groups, helping young people share what Jesus means to them. Use the purple set of Jesus cards (gifted to everyone at The Abbey 2017) or make your own set with our free Jesus card printable.
Spread the cards face up on the floor or on a table that the group are... See more
'Changed by the Light' is the fifth session in a teaching series called ‘Light/Dark’ looking at our identity in Christ. Throughout this series, your youth will discover more about Jesus as the Light of the World, his victory over darkness on the cross, and the transforming power of his... See more
Gather together all your girls and their friends for a sleepover, a weekend away, or even get together with other youth groups in your diocese or local area for one massive girls weekend.
A girls retreat creates a space where girls can just be girls. There can be open and honest conversations... See more
Using the song "7 Years" by Lukas Graham, invite young people to think about what shapes them and what influences them as they grow.
Ask: Who knows the song? Who knows what it is about?
Use their answers and add what you need to park the idea that it’s about the people,... See more
Young leaders are people who will make mistakes and fail occasionally; they aren't expected to know everything. They are being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Young leaders are allowed to ask questions about faith and life; they are allowed to wrestle with doubts and fears. They are prepared to let... See more
Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Disciples are people who are captivated and changed by God's grace and are in the process of becoming more like Christ. They encourage,... See more
A game that teaches about guidance. The big idea? God is a trust-worthy guide.
Set the room up beforehand with up to four mousetraps, already set. Next to them place sweets and biscuits. We had the chocolate touching the mousetrap, other less appealing sweets slightly further... See more
'Bread of Life' is a Bible study on John 6:25-40, based on the key idea that Jesus is essential for life.
Key scripture: "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John... See more
Use Avicii’s song “The Nights” to raise the all important question: “Who is Jesus?”.
Starting with the song’s key lyric - “live a life you will remember” - this interactive message will get your youth thinking about what it takes to live a life that will be remembered, and... See more
For followers of Jesus the Meaning of Life isn't so much what, but who. How do we live a new life of meaning in light of who Jesus is?
A study on Colossians 3:1-17 for young adults from the Society of Salt and Light, in Christchurch.
A quick introduction to the week’s bible... See more
Humans have been searching for the Meaning of Life since the dawn of time. How do Christians make sense of the Big Question, and how does Jesus fit into that?
A study on Colossians 1:15-23 for young adults from the Society of Salt and Light, in Christchurch.
A quick... See more
For followers of Jesus, his death on the cross and resurrection is seen as the most important moment in the history of the universe, and God’s ultimate answer to the problem of sin and evil. But how and why was Jesus’ death the solution?
A study on Romans 3:21-26 for young adults from the... See more
Jesus is the compassionate king, distracted even from his biggest mission by one man in need.
1. What stops you in your tracks? For example if you’re on your way to something, or have something important to do, what distracts you from... See more
Since his creation, it has been said that Superman is a type of Christ figure. For example, his heavenly Kryptonian father sends his only son to earth as a baby. Also, Superman is 33 years old when he finally reveals his great powers to the world -- the same age as Jesus when he went to the... See more
Start with a game of hangman, awarding a lolly to everyone who guesses a correct letter. The clue was "Two Phrases", the answers were: "BE SHARP" and "LOOK CLOSER"
Jesus said, “The road to life is narrow and not many people find it, but the road to destruction is wide and many people travel... See more
Questions you can use in a mentoring relationship, where the focus is on discipleship.
Developing a Personal Faith
- What do you love about God?
- What is your faith?
- What are your core beliefs about God?
- Why... See more
Choose from these questions and sentence completions to get young people talking about their faith.
- How would you describe Jesus to a person who's never heard of him?
- C.S. Lewis once said that Jesus was either God, a liar, or a lunatic. Are these the only ways to... See more