The Spring quarter of BL4Y walks through God's Word, as both Old and New Testament Scriptures reveal exciting aspects of God's constant and overwhelming love for us. God's love is evident in Scripture from the creation of the first humans to God's constant interactions with individuals and groups of people throughout history. The Spring units show how God's love overflows, redeems, unites, and renews.
Spring Theme: Love (First John, Ephesians, John, Psalms, and Joel)
Bible Lessons for Youth is a comprehensive 6-year Bible-to-life curriculum that helps teens apply the Bible to their real-life. Its teacher-friendly format is built around a step-by-step sequence with thought-provoking activities designed to help youth understand Scripture and apply it to their individual experiences.
The Leader Guide makes teaching Bible Lessons for Youth easy with each session broken up into small segments. Complete Scripture texts are printed in all books. (No need to pause while everyone hunts for the appropriate verse.) At any time during the quarter you can refer back to the convenient Overview section found at the front of the guide and also take a moment to read the Teaching Tools article provided at the back of the guide. Don't forget to check out the Out and About activity that will allow your students to take what they learn in Sunday school outside the classroom, enhancing their faith journey.
The Bible Lessons for Youth format of "Explore," "Focus," and "Connect" is an intentional learning approach to help teens FOCUS on the original context, EXPLORE how the passage speaks to their lives, and CONNECT with how to live out Gods Word in their daily lives and in the world.
Taken from the passage printed in the student book, this verse can be used to emphasize Scripture memorization in your class.
This is the basic point of the lesson and is summed up in a short sentence. Its the big idea you want your teens to grasp from each weeks session.
For easy access, the Scripture passage your class or group will explore is taken from the Common English Bible, and are coordinated with the Uniform Lesson Series. Contains options for younger and older youth.
Jacob Fasig has been working in youth ministry since 1997. He is a coauthor of Now What: Next Steps for Your New Life in Christ
, and he enjoys playing music and cycling. Jacob is married to Allison, has two daughters, and currently serves as minister of discipleship at Gladeville United Methodist Church, on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
Julie Conrady, writer of teacher articles, has written for Bible Lessons for Youth
since 2006. She has taught all ages in churches and in schools, but especially likes working with youth. She currently serves as a Chaplain Intern at a local hospital and enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and playing videogames in her spare time. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma, with her husband Josh, dog MollyJane, and black cats Seuss and SamIAm.
Mary Bernard is a writer and editor and has worked in Christian education for more than twenty years. Shes a regular contributor to Bible Lesson for Youth and enjoys blogging and cooking. Visit her online at www.writingmomof3.com
Mike Poteet is a freelance writer and Teaching Elder (ordained minister) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He regularly contributes to Christian education resources for youth and adults, and has authored several literature study guides. In his free time, Mike blogs about intersections of faith and pop culture for The Sci-Fi Christian (www.thescifichristian.com). He is an active Sunday school teacher in a congregation near Philadelphia, PA. Follow him on Twitter (@WriterMPoteet).
Jason Sansbury is veteran youth worker and retreat speaker who currently lives in Nashville. He is a lover of stories in their many forms, from movies, television, novels and comics. He enjoys the tribe of youth workers and is dedicated to helping equip and train the next generation of youth leaders and youth workers. He currently serves at Belle Meade UMC and as a youth ministry coach for the Center for Youth Ministry Training.