Whether at church, at home, or on the go, Bible study lessons for youth are essential in investing in our kids' lives! They are being taught lessons every single day by the world. It is vital that we are also planting the seeds of God's love into their hearts while they are still in our care.
In the last several years a target group of youth for churches has become the Preteens or "Tweens".
At our church, this group consists of our youth in the 5th - 6th grades, but many may include 4th graders too! These are young people who find themselves between the "little kid stage," but not actually old enough to move up into the youth group. They are ready for more than simple Bible stories, but maybe not ready for some other mature topical youth Bible study lessons that may be taught in actual Youth Group.
These years can be somewhat trying, but what a joy it is to see them grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.
One of the greatest gifts we can give kids, at any age, is our time.
Whether you're a parent, grandparent, youth teacher, or friend, invest your time in nurturing their spiritual lives. Be there for them; they need to know that someone is on their side.
They need to know that Jesus is on their side.
Choose Life! is a lesson that begins like a game of "Would You Rather" that will capture students attention and includes the Gospel laid out beautifully for teens!
Gospel illusions that teach are a great way to capture youth's attention too!
Discipleship for our preteens - making sure they get the basics - is crucial! Elle Campbell from Stuff You Can Use shares 5 Faith Skills every believer needs to develop to know Christ and also to live for Him and share His love. They include free downloadable & editable activities to disciple youth in these 5 important areas of faith!
Bible Basics includes eight Bible study lessons for youth on how we got the Bible and know it's true, how it's organized, and how to study the Bible.
INCREDIBLE ME! - Series of 4 Bible lessons on identity for Preteens
One of the greatest difficulties for kids (as well as adults) in this world we live in is our identity. The world wants to mold and conform us. When we don't feel like we fit the "norm", we feel left out, invaluable, unloved and down right "weird"! Well....they say fifty is the new thirty…so we are going to say that “weird” is the new cool! Not weird as in "look at me and how strange I can be", but as in unique...one of a kind...Incredible Me!
Prayer is so much more than mumbling a few words and ending with an "amen." Prayer is essential to our spiritual life just like breathing is to our physical bodies! We can teach this concept to youth using this Bible object lesson on Prayer.Understanding Prayer (Using movie clip from "Meet the Parents"; from Source for Youth Ministry)
Group Publishing offers two of their Bible Study Lessons for youth from their "Scary, Gross, and Weird Bible Stories"
It's also important that teens understand the continuity and consistency of God's Word by taking time to walk through a complete book of the Bible as in this series lessons covering the books of James and Philippians.
Don't forget the Object Lessons work really well with this age group too!