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Creative Bible Lessons in John

By Janice and Jay Ashcraft
  • ISBN Code: : 0310854423
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 461
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  • Pdf : creative-bible-lessons-in-john.pdf

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Do you want to teach solid Biblical truth to your kids without their eyes glazing over as soon as you say "open your Bibles"? Now you can, with Creative Bible Lessons in John: Encounters with Jesus. Following in the successful path of Youth Specialties' instant bestseller Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ by Doug Fields, veteran family life and youth workers Janice and Jay Ashcraft have created 12 lively, ready-to-use lessons that actually make it fun to dig into Scripture. The Ashcrafts utilize creative learning techniques to spark your kids interest and keep them actively involved in each lesson, including: - Learning Games - Discussions - Video and Music - Skits, Melodramas, and Role-plays - "Digging Deeper" Investigations - Interactive Worksheets - And much more! These lessons are clear, easy-to-use, and complete. You'll be able to build in-depth, creative Bible teaching into your busy schedule with Creative Bible Lessons in John: Encounters with Jesus.12 lessons.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: starting-right.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry is the first academic textbook that introduces youth ministry students (whether undergraduate or graduate level) to a marriage of solid research, real life, and accessible design. Whereas most college-level texts may reflect a thorough (though impenetrable) mastery of the field, they tend to expect readers to plow through unnecessarily thick prose and bland design because “it’s good for them.” Youth Specialties doesn’t agree. In this debut title to a continuing academic book line, college and seminary students will be introduced to real-life research, real-life youth ministry dilemmas, and real-life solutions.Contributing writers represent a spectrum of Christian Education thought and practice, as well as widespread recognition in their field...transdenominational, yet the perfect background to ministry in any denomination or ministry organizationThis text includes thorough indexes, design, and graphics that compel readers from page to page (now that’s a first for a college text!); organization that permits professors to use any part of the text, in any order, rather than plod through the entire book from beginning to end; a perfect primary text that gives students a rich, academic, and readable (though not “popular”) grasp of every aspect of youth ministry a typical Intro course touches, while also serving as an ideal secondary text.

Junior High Ministry

By Wayne Rice
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310872898
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: junior-high-ministry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rowdy, restless, silly, out of control, moody, vulgar, disrespectful, unpredictable -- this may be the junior high stereotype, writes youth ministry expert Wayne Rice. But early adolescents' enthusiasm, loyalty, energy, candidness, and willingness to learn -- these more than compensate for the well-publicized hazards of working with middle schoolers. In this edition of Junior High Ministry -- updated and expanded to reflect the realities of middle school ministry at the turn of the century -- the cofounder of Youth Specialties takes a comprehensive look at the early adolescent experience: - A case for junior high ministry -- and what it takes to work effectively with junior highers. - New material of turn-of-the-century trends in the youth culture -- and on programming for kids living in this culture. - A chapter each on the five pivotal areas of development -- physical, social, intellectual, psycho-emotional, and faith -- among junior highers. - Altogether new chapters on parental involvement and mentoring in the context of junior high ministry . . . all topped off with 50 creative and practical ideas -- fun and games, Bible study openers, mixers, entire events -- that are tailored for junior highers in Sunday school, the youth room, or your living room. Whether you're training for youth work or a trainer of youth workers, Junior High Ministry will keep finding its dog-eared way to the top of your most used resources.

High School Talksheets Psalms and Proverbs-Updated!

By Rick Bundschuh,Tom Finley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310872618
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: high-school-talksheets-psalms-and-proverbs-updated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teenagers learn more by conversing among themselves than by somebody talking at them. These updated TalkSheets--based on the wisdom of Kings David and Solomon--cover topics of perennial relevance and high interest to today’s teens.

Games

By Youth Specialties
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310872421
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: games.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You want whacked-out, run-till-you-drop games? Here they are. You want sedate games for small, quiet groups? Got 'em. Inside Games are more than 400 indoor and outdoor games teenagers love to play: - Balloon Games . . . Twice the fun of a church board meeting, with only half the hot air. An inexpensive good time. - Basketball Games . . . All of them slam dunks. - Volleyball Games . . .What self-respecting youth group doesn't love a good volleyball game? They'll go crazy for these bizarre mutations of the sport. - Indoor Games for Large Groups . . .Reserve your church's gym or fellowship hall for the night, and turn to page 35 for this collection of games! - Living Room Games . . . Great for parties, informal gatherings -- or anytime you've got a roomful of people just sitting around. And more -- indoor games for small groups, mind reading games, and dozens of Ping-Pong variations. Whether you're a youth worker or a recreation leader at a church, school, club, or camp -- Games is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.

Best of Play It!

By Wayne Rice,Mike Yaconelli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Book Code : 0310871433
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: best-of-play-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Anyone up for FizzerTag? Pucks and Pigskins? How about Missile Mania? You'll find something for any group -- regardless of age, ability, or skill -- in this revised volume of Play It! Inside are more than 150 of the hottest games from the original bestsellers Play It! And Play It Again! Inside you'll find outdoor and indoor games, games for small and large groups . . . relays . . . summer and winter games. . .water games. . .active and non-active games. These community-building games are simply fun! In addition to complete rules and helpful diagrams, Play It! helps you: -Make the most of the games. -Pick the right game for your group. -Adapt the rules or equipment to fit your circumstances. -Choose teams creatively. Play It! contains activities for nearly every occasion and event for use with Sunday school classes, summer camps, children's groups, vacation Bible school, youth groups of all ages, and even groups of adults. It's the perfect resource for teachers, youth workers, group leaders, event coordinators, pastors, and parents!

Small Group Qs

By Laurie Polich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310855039
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: small-group-qs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Just what small group leaders need to get their youth started in a meaningful discussion. This flexible and adaptable resource for youth workers contains 600 questions including 50 complete Bible studies specifically designed to help groups get acquainted, get deep, get spiritual, get into topics, and get into the Word. Leader’s hints, exercise options, and fun, helpful tips are included.Features include: * 600 ready-to-go small group questions for equipping small group leaders* Perfect for youth workers, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, student leaders, or volunteers* Leader’s hints, exercise options, fun and helpful tips* Flexible and adaptable--ideal for both junior high and high school groups

Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks

By Wayne Rice
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310872685
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: hot-illustrations-for-youth-talks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your search for lively illustrations to spice up your youth talks is over. Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks is here! Veteran youth worker and nationally known speaker Wayne Rice has carefully selected and crafted 100 of the best stories, parables, and anecdotes available anywhere. Rice has collected these illustrations form his own files and from files of some of youth ministry's best speakers -- Mike Yaconelli -- Tony Campolo -- Dewey Bertolini -- Chap Clark -- Les Christie -- Ray Johnston -- Len Kageler -- Rick Bundschuh --- and many more! These stories (all indexed by topic) cover a lot of youth ministry ground -- some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and all of them will make you think. And they all work with teenagers. They're just the thing to give your youth talks that extra spark you're looking for. You'll love what Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks will do for your youth talks. And your kids will love you for it!

Crowd Breakers and Mixers 2

By Youth Specialties
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310871883
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: crowd-breakers-and-mixers-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of more than 200 of the newest, most creative, youth-group-tested crowd breakers and mixers ever imaginedThe newest volume in the best-selling Ideas Library is Crowd Beakers and Mixers 2. These ideas are designed to grab the attention of youth groups and keep them entertained for months. It’s perfect for youth leaders, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, and recreation directors.This volume includes a variety of large and small group gags, stunts, mixers, contests, word games, quizzes, and more. Features include:• User friendly—perfect to hand off to volunteer or student leaders• Conveniently organized• Multiple uses• Field-tested ideas contributed by youth workers and pastors• Ideal for all ages

Teaching Children Bible Basics

By Barbara Bruce
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Book Code : 1426734530
  • Total of Pages : 121
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: teaching-children-bible-basics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teaching Children Bible Basics is a book of 34 Old and New Testament lessons that helps children ages 8–10 learn how to use the Bible. The lessons and activities are designed to teach children how the Bible came to be, how to use this important book, about the Torah, and about the important stories of the Hebrew and Christian Testaments. Key Features: Features 16 Old Testament and 20 New Testament lessons; Provides 30- to 45-minute experiential lessons that teach children how to use the Bible; Each lesson accommodates the needs of various learning styles; Each lesson highlights a specific desired result (for example, students will discover and retell the creation story day by day); Each lesson includes a lesson focus, a Scripture text, a section listing materials needed, various learning activities, discussion questions related to the Bible topics being “discovered,” and a closing prayer. Key Benefits: Teachers will be enabled to teach children aged 8–10 basic Bible skills through interactive Bible lessons that stimulate creativity and critical thinking; Teachers will find practical help and guidance in how children can gain a working knowledge of the structure of the Bible, the organization of the books of the Bible, and the significance of the Bible to Christians; Can be used with any Bible translation.

Colossians and Philemon

By Christopher A. Beetham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433543745
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 541
  • Pdf File: colossians-and-philemon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week study lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) Reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on each and every page of the Bible. The books of Colossians and Philemon complement each other as two New Testament texts that gloriously display the gospel and its implications for how God’s people should live today. Written around the same time, both letters resonate with the apostle Paul’s overriding passion to magnify Jesus Christ as the supreme manifestation of God’s redemptive purposes.

Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis

By Hoon Kim
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Book Code : 0310569311
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: creative-bible-lessons-in-genesis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the work previously done with other studies in the series. What makes this volume different is that it is sensitive to the influence of postmodernism on today’s culture and values, it complements the widespread use of multimedia, and is experiential in approach. With a desire to be relevant, it does not scan Scripture, but intends to be scripturally thorough and accurate, with an understanding that the power of the studies is ultimately found in the biblical text. Because much of what is understood to be "truth" today is arrived to by subjective interpretation, there is a strong but subtle element in the studies that highlights the Imago Dei (image of God) in man. The blueprint of the Trinitarian God in man is, perhaps, the sturdiest bridge between postmodern "experiencisms" and ultimate truth and reality. In order to emphasize these elements, Bible studies include projection games, helps, and visuals. Also, many of the studies are highlighted by a participation which attempts to be close to the text account. There are small group and large group elements that have been developed with the technologically savvy student in mind.Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis follows the lives of various individuals in Genesis. In a world where communication is less face-to-face and more screen to screen, family breakdowns are the norm rather than the exception, and role models often communicate debatable values, an anchor for life can only be found in the God, who does not change. Human nature can only be satisfactorily understood through the image of God in man, and that all behavior, desires, and actions people take are ultimate acts of worship, and desire for God. The return to the Imago Dei in man is the clearest way to present absolute truth to a relative society in that it is able to posit a valid argument for God and faith from an intellectual and logic platform, as well as from a subjective/emotional/experiential platform.

The Bible Story Handbook

By John H. Walton,Kim E. Walton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433523299
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: the-bible-story-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How do Sunday school teachers lead children through the stories of Cain and Abel or Judas’s betrayal in a way that reflects the authority of Scripture? Sunday school curricula often glosses over difficult lessons or focuses too much on characters in Bible stories, neglecting God’s self-revelation in Scripture. John and Kim Walton have created this handbook for 175 Bible stories to assist teachers and parents in knowing what each story teaches and how to present it in a God-centered way. As they work their way through the Bible, the Waltons examine seven elements in each story: focus, theme, application, place in the Bible, interpretational issues, historical and cultural background, and age-group appropriateness. The Bible Story Handbook includes introductory articles on why we teach the Bible, right and wrong ways to use the Bible, and ends with a two-year teaching plan. Every parent and Sunday school teacher will find this unique resource to be invaluable in teaching children to know and love God.