The TalkSheets series intentionally engage middle school students in discussions to help them internalize their faith. All you need to do to get started is make a few copies of the handouts, gather some young people and you are on your way to addressing serious issues in the lives of 11 - 14 year olds. (Really, it's that easy. Take a look at the excerpt sample above and you'll see one lesson is the front and back of a page.) You can cover the material in as little as 20 minutes or explore it intensively for up to 2 hours. This flexibility makes it a good resource for youth group meetings, Sunday School or Bible study for this age group. By facilitating young people's thought-provoking conversations, leaders will promote the development of biblical principles and practices for pre-teens and young teens. A seven page introduction prepares leaders with helpful tips to lead effective discussions.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0310889294 ISBN-13: 9780310889298 Availability: In Stock Series:TalkSheets
Middle school students are exposed to a lot of outside influences they don't necessarily understand. It's important to establish moral guidelines and role models early on, so they can grow with a strong understanding of Christian values. Where better to look for these role models than in the godly heroes of the Bible? The Talksheets series returns with another year of thought-provoking stories from the Old Testament to discuss with your youth group or bible studies. David Lynn shares discussion topics and questions written specifically with middle school students in mind, promoting meaningful and thought-provoking conversations. The stories in these pages highlight pure moral principles and practices for teenagers to learn about and emulate. Each of the 52 epic bible stories is easy to use and fit to your lesson plan, including hints and tips to facilitate conversation. These lessons also include optional activities, giving teenagers the opportunity to actively participate and have fun while they learn.
Youth and family ministry worker and counselor David Lynn has worked with young people and their families for more than three decades. He's the creator of TalkSheets and author of numerous books, the creator of Building up Your Ministry, and he conducts several leadership training workshops. He lives with his family in Tucson, Arizona.