Becoming a stand strong, clear headed teen who is fearless of making healthy, positive choices-even when it means going against the flow-is a challenge.and that's an understatement! Especially for younger teens, swimming against the tide of peer pressure can be stressful and confusing. Now, with Friends and Peer Pressure, part of the Uncommon youth today series created by youth-ministry expert Kara Powell, you can help the young teens in your group deal with the everyday pressures that come with the territory of growing-up. Twelve sessions of activities and excercises will get teens thinking about how to let God reign in their friendships and how to lead rather than to follow. Plus, downloadable student handouts and additional options are available for every session-find out inside!
Do your kids feel friendless? Buckling under peer pressure? These things matter to God! Friends & Peer Pressure Uncommon Junior High Group Study gives you great Bible lessons to help junior high kids learn how to have healthy relationships: includes respect, gossip, jealously, unresolved anger, acceptance, and more. By understanding their identity in Christ, younger teens can learn powerful ways to stand confidently and grow in their ability to love others.
Free student pages (PDF) are also available by download!
KARA POWELL, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). As a 20-year youth ministry veteran, she speaks regularly at youth ministry conferences and is the author or co-author of a number of books, including Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, Sticky Faith and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara and her husband have three children.
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