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Every month, we create a few activities to help our students develop the Faith Skill of the month. For each project, we provide an instruction sheet for our Small Group Leaders (who choose which projects to do with their students each month, if any) as well as any other materials they'll need to make them happen. In this post, we'll be featuring two projects for Faith Skill #4: Share Your Grace Story.
If you aren't already familiar with the 5 Faith Skills, check out this quick introduction...
The Faith Skill of Sharing Your Grace Story is all about helping students learn to talk about God and what He has done in their lives in a way that is comfortable, authentic, and reflective of God's grace and redemption. Here are 3 activities we came up with to help our students do just that...
PROJECT #1: Share Some God Stories as a Small Group
For this first activity, we wanted to give students and Small Group Leaders something that would get students talking about their journeys with God - where they've been, where they are now, and where they're going. This project comes with a discussion guide to help Small Group Leaders disciple their students by leading that conversation and modeling what it looks like to talk about the work of God in their own lives.
PROJECT #2: Learn How to Write Out Your Story So Far and Then Share It
For this activity, we used the workbook The 2nd Greatest Story Ever Told, from Simply Youth Ministry. While we can't give you the files for this one, we can tell you that it is a fantastic resource and available at an incredibly reasonable price. Seriously. It's really great. Now, this workbook is a little intense, so we told our Small Group Leaders that we recommended it primarily for our 7th and 8th grade groups as a take-home project.
All of the Faith Skill Activities that we provide our small groups are completely optional. We let our Small Group Leaders decide which activities to do or promote with their groups, because we know they understand their students' individual discipleship needs much better than we do. Some of our Small Group Leaders do one activity with their group. Others do them all. And others don't do any of them - they come up with their own strategy for modeling and teaching these Faith Skills instead.
And don't forget to check out the rest of our FREE 5 Faith Skill projects...
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