The leader will share one if his/her worries with the students. Be prepared to share a fairly safe worry. One that will not overwhelm the students. Something they could relate to. Look up promises in the Bible and list them for the students to select from in Activity 2. Use several of these to sum up this session toward the end.
There are no special ways to set the atmosphere for this session.
For youth to have a better sense of hope with regards to their concerns and worries. They will understand that God’s word will not only ease their biggest concerns, but also that in sharing their worries it opens the door for hope and healing.
In this session, youth will open up regarding their biggest concerns in life. They will make the connection between their anxieties, concerns and worries in light of the hope that Jesus brings into our lives.
Gather (5 minutes)
Engage (30 minutes)
Activity 1: Worry About – Wish For
Activity 2: Worry About – Wish For II:
Reflect (20 minutes)
Activity 3: Group Dialogue
The leader will then have a group dialogue with the students using the following questions as a guide. Make connections between the questions and the hope the He’s given us.
Send Forth (5 minutes)
This resource includes supplementary materials:
Introduction for Leaders