Good morning friends!!
This past week in our intergenerational Sunday School class we spent some more time in discussion surrounding ways that we can improve relationships across generations by focusing less on ourselves, and more on our calling. I have been loving some of the feedback from the class, and I can't wait to implement some of the ideas that have been brought forward!
In youth group we heard from Fiona Boerman! She reminded us of who God says we are, and led us through an affirmation activity. It's easy to listen to the voices that tell us we are no good, or not good enough, and it was a welcome reminder of who God says we are and a beautiful time of blessing one another. If your student is willing to share some of the things written on their papers from Sunday night, it might be a really cool opportunity to call out some of the things you also see as true of them!
We will not have programming next week, as we will be on Thanksgiving break! I'll see you all here in two weeks time!! Thanks for stopping by!
Good morning parents!
This past week we began our intergenerational Sunday school class called faith for Exiles, and spent some time reflecting on generational differences. We talked about the phenomenon of "youth bashing" and the strange pattern we see in history where the older generations lose hope in the younger ones. All the way back in the first century AD, Seneca the Elder wrote, “Our young men have growth slothful. Their talents are left idle, and there is not a single honorable occupation for which they will toil night and day.” We hear those echoes today, as Millennials are stereotyped as lazy and entitled, and our students are seen as addicted to technology and have the worst attention spans in history.
We spent some time talking about how this is a universal experience, and everyone was young once! We tied that into a generational differences chart and set the stage for next weeks class where we will dive into how to practically for meaningful intergenerational relationships.
In youth group we hear from Forrest Kamper about how God speaks to us! He challenged us to make a habit out of trying to discern the voice of God in our lives through quiet prayer and scripture reading. Next week, I'll take back over and we will spend some time talking about how scripture reading doesn't have to be a chore!!
Thanks for stopping by!
This past week was a bit of a transitional week for us. During the Sunday School hour we took time to celebrate Erica as she steps into a new job, and then in Youth Group we spent some time reconnecting with one another, praying, and playing some board games. A lot of students brought baked goods and other food to celebrate the rest afforded by fall break.
Next week we will begin an intergenerational Sunday School class called "Faith for Exiles" in the FLC! I'm excited to facilitate discussion around how we can connect with one another and hopefully foster some mutual understanding across generations. I truly believe that wholistic youth ministry is not complete without the help and support of the church as a whole!
In youth group next week we hope to hear from Forrest Kamper on "How to listen to God!" Then we will keep our series on practical discipleship moving along unless some other students come forward with a desire to share their gifts and hearts!!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you this Saturday for the chili cook-off!!
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