Living by God’s Laws: The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) Youth Group Lesson

Introduction: Growing in Faith through God’s Laws Hey, awesome teens! Welcome to today’s Sunday school lesson where we’re going to dive deep into an important topic: Living by God’s Laws. Now, you might be thinking, “Why do we need to learn about rules and commandments?” Well, I’m glad you asked! Understanding and embracing God’s laws is crucial for teenagers like you who are on a journey of growing in faith. Here’s why: So, are you ready to explore the Ten Commandments together? Let’s dive in! Bible Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 Exodus 20:1-17 (NIV) Exploring the Commandments for Teenagers Let’s take a closer look at each of the Ten Commandments and understand their significance in our lives. 1. Commandment One: No Other … Read more

Youth Bible Study on Honoring Mom: Mother’s Day Lesson for Teenage Sunday School

Teenagers today get a bad wrap for their attitude, but High School and Middle School students who follow Jesus know the importance of honoring their mothers. Use this free Youth Group lesson to help young people learn what the Bible says about the value of mothers. Youth ministers will find this lesson very helpful to add some biblical meaning of Mothers’ Day in the month of May. Youth Leader Introduction: Today, we will be exploring the importance of honoring our mothers as we celebrate Mothers’ Day. As teenagers, our faith can grow when we learn to show appreciation, love, and respect for our parents. Our moms play a significant role in our lives, and the Bible encourages us to honor … Read more

Breathing Life into Dry Bones: Youth Group Lesson on Ezekiel 37:1-14

Breathing Life into Dry Bones: Youth Group Lesson on Ezekiel 37:1-14

This passage from Ezekiel 37:1-14 is important for youth group high schoolers to learn at church for several reasons: Relevance to their lives: High schoolers often face various challenges, both emotionally and spiritually, that may leave them feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from their faith. This passage serves as a reminder that even in the most difficult times, God can bring hope and restoration. Developing trust in God: Learning about this passage can help high schoolers develop trust in God’s power to bring about positive change in their lives and the world. It teaches them that no matter how hopeless a situation may seem, they can rely on God to provide strength and guidance. Identity and purpose: The passage can encourage … Read more

100 “Would You Rather” Questions for Teenagers

100 "Would You Rather" Questions for Teenagers

High School and Middle School students love playing “would you rather?” These are the perfect ice-breaker activity for youth groups at church or anytime you need a fun get to know you game for teenagers. Fun Would You Rather Questions to Break the Ice Here are some fun “would you rather” questions specifically geared towards teenagers: Why do teenagers love to play “would you rather” games? Teenagers love to play “would you rather” games because it is a great way for them to have fun and open up about their thoughts and opinions in a safe environment. The game allows them to explore moral dilemmas, learn more about themselves, and dialogue with their peers in an interactive way. Furthermore, the … Read more

Jesus the Humble Child: Christmas Bible Lesson for Teenagers

Christmas Bible Lesson for Youth Groups on the Birth of Jesus

Use this free Bible study about Christmas for your High School and Middle School lesson at church. Be sure to add some fun icebreaker games to help the youth group build relationships. Open Discussion: How is the birth of Jesus relevant for modern teenagers in a social media culture? Ask the teenagers the question. Allow for answers and encourage discussion. The birth of Jesus is relevant for modern teenagers in a social media culture because it reminds us of the importance of humility and selflessness in our relationships with others. In today’s world, it can be easy to get caught up in the pursuit of likes, followers, and validation from others on social media. But the story of Jesus’ birth … Read more

A New Way of Thinking (Identity Study 3 of 3) Bible Lesson for Teenagers

A New Way of Thinking (Identity Study 3 of 3) Bible Lesson for Teenagers

This Bible lesson is part 3 or 3 for teenagers on the topic of identity. This lesson builds on the previous two weeks and you should plan extra time for youth group discussion. Identity Series Lesson 3: A New Way of Thinking! Pass out the 5 x 7 envelopes from the previous week. Using how God sees you as your mirror (the worksheet answers), go back and add to the positive and maybe cross out some things (that were negative) on the notecard list you wrote when you originally looked in the mirror. Now create a new and expanded list of “I am ____________” statements about yourself on the front (other side) of the note card. E.g. I am creative.  … Read more

Overcoming Temptation Bible Lesson for Teens (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Use this free Bible study lesson in your Youth Ministry or Sunday School class to teach teenagers about overcoming temptation through the power of the Holy Spirit. More than ever, students in High School and Middle School need this practical guidance from God’s Word! Bible Study Topic: Overcoming Temptation Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (NIV). Lesson Introduction Throughout the Bible, temptation is seen either as a test from God or Satan. Sometimes, God … Read more

Youth Group Activities: Why We Do the Things We Do in Youth Ministry

Youth Group Activities: Student Ministry Ideas for Teenagers at Church

Leading a youth ministry program has the potential to change lives if done well.  It’s about planting seeds that may take years to germinate.  The ministry that is accomplished can be life changing for teens. From Middle School to High School, we only have a few years to reach them for Jesus Christ. As youth leaders we need to carefully consider why we choose to do the things we do at Youth Group.  We need to equip teens with knowledge and engage them in activities that they can use to experience Kingdom living today. We need to explain the “why” to the youth each time we do something.  Repetition is a powerful learning tool.  After you have practiced this explaining … Read more