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Establishing Biblical Thoughts

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Children: Grades 1-6

Establishing Biblical Habilts

Local Church

MINISTRIES Student: Grades 7-12

Establishing Biblical Principles

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CONTENTS PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 EVANGELISM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 DISCIPLESHIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Early Learners AGES 4-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Children GRADES 1-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Students GRADES 7-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Philosophy Many church leaders are asking how the

While the world constantly changes, we are

church can transition to the next generation.

committed to a process of moving from

We see our churches changing, and it

biblical principles to biblical philosophy,

is hard to keep up with the needs and

purpose, and then to a program that reflects

communication styles of the youth in our

that in every facet of ministry.

communities. While we desire to integrate Biblical truth into the lives of young people,

 Word of Life Local Church Ministries exists

there are many challenges that we face as

to equip the local church to evangelize and

the world is constantly changing.

disciple young people. We want to see you succeed. We want to come alongside, buy

Our founder, Jack Wyrtzen, repeated over

into your ministry vision, help you assess

and over -� It is the responsibility of every

your strengths and weaknesses, formulate a

generation to reach their generation with the

strategic ministry plan and create a culture of

gospel.�

sustainability and growth. You can do it, and we are here to help.

This is the drum that we have kept beating as we have teamed with churches for over 50 years.

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Word of Life

Local Church Ministries PRINCIPLES God’s Word as the foundation: v Matthew 28:19,20 v Col. 1:9-11, 2:6,7 v 2 Timothy 2:1,2 v Hebrews 10:24-25

PHILOSOPHY

Grouping principles together with knowledge of a subject: Reaching youth whose culture constantly changes with biblical truth that never changes, by equipping the local church through: v Evangelism v Discipleship v Leadership Development

PURPOSE The goal:

v Equip the

local church to evangelize and disciple young people.

PROGRAM Game plan to meet the goal: v Leadership Development: We equip leaders for personal and youth ministry effectiveness.

PEOPLE Results: v Changed Lives!

v Discipleship: We

provide an operating system for the application of Biblical Principles.

v Evangelism: We

provide training, tools, and opportunities for evangelism.

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LEADER SH IP

LCM offers more than just materials in a box; more than a publishing house for curriculum; more than a program. We want to work with you to turn your goals for your ministry and your hope for youth into changed lives.

It all starts with us - leadership! In many ministries, the importance of discipleship and evangelism can compete with one another. Leadership is what will maintain balance and ensure quality.

LCM offers moreInthan just materials in equip a box;and more than a publishing It all starts with you - leadership! many We develop leadershiphouse so that for curriculum; more than a program. We want to work with you to turn your ministries, the importance of discipleship you can see young people saved and goals for your ministry and your hope for youth into changed lives. and evangelism can compete with one discipled into maturity. another. Leadership is what will maintain We equip and develop leadership so that you can see young people balance and ensure quality. saved and discipled into maturity.

DEVELOPMENT Local Church Ministries provides a unique and irreplaceable resource in LCM Missionaries, who serve as youth ministry coaches all across the world!

Find the missionary nearest you on

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An LCM Missionary will guide you step-by-step through the process. They will be available to you for orientations, planning meetings, evaluations, consultations, customized strategies, etc. You don’t have to figure this out alone!

v A strategy for leaders is designed to encourage and give accountability for them to be faithful in the very things that they are asking their students to do!

v Leadership conferences and events are provided for specialized training.

v “Transfer”, which are blogs, videos, and leadership meetings, are resources which Word of Life provides information to hone your ministry efforts for maximum effectiveness.


Youth Ministry Coach & Missionary We are a team of youth ministry coaches and missionaries spread all over the country (the world, actually). Every day we serve in churches just like yours, helping awaken ministry vision, refine strategy and hone skills. There is a coach within driving distance of you who would love to roll up their sleeves and help you in any way that you need. We exist to help make you more effective. It’s our mission to help you succeed at yours.

To find the youth ministry coach and missionary closest to you, visit lcm.wol.org and click on “Find Us.”

Wanna find out what it takes to become a Youth Ministry Coach and Missionary?

Call 518-494-6000

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EVANGELISM

Word of Life has been known for its origins. evangelistic emphasis since its very throughout Evangelism is incorporated strongly in numerous each of the age specific programs er the ways as it is a real emphasis whenev Gospel Word is taught. Students will hear the

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children Fascar is a church based event to reach out to children and parents in the community. Want to learn how to schedule and plan a FASCAR in your church? Contact your youth ministry coach and missionary.

“When I think about our annual FASCAR event I think about a great night of fun, excited kids and their parents, new families reached, a clear gospel presentation, and people turning from their sin and turning to the Savior. I thank God for Fascar and the impact it is having in our Word of Life Ministry.” – Corinth Baptist Church, Bremen, GA

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Students and have opportunity to respond. how to ht taug will also be encouraged and ishing share their faith. One of the distingu church is a in marks of a Word of Life ministry people that you will find a group of young and a pel gos who have knowledge of the is a central burden to share it. While the gospel there focus of weekly ministry at the church, bring are also special events designed to into the er furth unsaved friends and reach out community with the gospel.


FORStudents STORM is a vehicle for the local church to run an event and send students out to reach their friends with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Want to learn how to schedule and plan a STORM in your church? Contact your youth ministry coach and missionary.

Reverb is a large all-night evangelistic event that is designed so that your students can invite friends and see them come to know Christ as Savior! There are Fall and Winter tours with over 20 locations to choose from. Professional sporting events, interactive “AMP TIME� rally, tons of pizza and lots of free stuff! Venues in the area are reserved all night exclusively for those who are a part of Reverb, including laser tag, paintball, sports complexes, skating, bowling, arcades, go-carts, and so much more! Check it out at www.reverbnight.com.

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Discipleship v Each program has specific methods and opportunities for evangelism. v Each program contains six biblically - principled components that are necessary for effective discipleship.

PROGRAMINTRODUCTION Local Church Ministries provides three age - specific programs to use as a systematic plan built on biblical principles, for the purpose of seeing young people come to know Christ in a personal relationship and develop in maturity through discipleship.

1 2 3 4 5 6

Quiet Time Bible Study Scripture Memory Faithfulness to Local Church Accountability Christian Service

v Each program incorporates small - group discipleship as a central element to foster community and disciple young people to apply the six principled components into their lives. Youth and children’s leaders in the church serve as a small - group discipleship leader, with a one leader to six student ratio. An LCM Missionary can provide guidance to small group leaders for effective discipleship, using the six components as a framework to see students apply the Word and see “life change”.

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GRADES 7-12


Quiet TIME

PRINCIPLES:

1 Peter 2:2/ Deuteronomy 6:6/ 2 Peter 1:3/ Jeremiah 20:9 / Psalm 5:1/ 2 Timothy 2:15/ Philippians 3:10/ Psalm 5:3/ Matthew 22:29/ Proverbs 8:17/ Joshua 1:8/ Psalm 1:1-2

PHILOSOPHY: Quiet Time builds an intimate relationship with God. PURPOSE: Develop intimacy with God through prayer and systematic daily reading of the Word with personal application. PROGRAM: You will cover all the books and major portions of scripture in six years.

Early Learners (ages 4-6)

FOR PARENTS:

WEEK 9 Write the names of 3 of your friends. Color the star after you pray for them to make good choices.

Hey, guys, look at this verse!

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Conquerors (grades 3-4)

Deuteronomy 9:13–16:17

Aliens"

Whew, that I can handle.

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When Moses prayed for the people who were making bad choices God listened. You can pray for your friends when they are making bad choices. Pray for three friends today.

God wrote rules for Moses to teach the people. Your teacher teaches you the same rules.

One God

Thank God for your teachers at church.

Chew Gum No bad w ords No jump ing Honor paren ts No killing No potat o chips No stealing No swim ming

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When Moses was giving directions from God about the Promised Land, he told the Israelites that Canaan was a land “where stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper or brass” (Deuteronomy 8:9).

Moses made a box out of hard acacia wood for the tablets which kept out the insects.

Answer the questions.

)? k the tablets (vv. 16-17 1. Why did Moses brea ___________ ______________ ______________ people (v.18)? fast and pray for the 2. How long did Moses _____ ______________ .21)? to the golden calf (v 3. What did Moses do ____________ _______ _______ ______________

Match each statement in column A to the answer in column B.

ABAAEAATAHAAEAIARA AAFAARAAIAEAANAADA

Guess WHaT? Recent discoveries have proven that there is copper in the hills of which Moses spoke.

Deuteronomy 10:11-13 Verse 12 lists four things that Israel and you must do in order to be on God’s team. Fill in the missing word on each of the pennants.

Moses obeyed God and God protected him. Thank God for protecting you and your family. 37

_ S___ God

Have you ever been so angry that you broke a toy on purpose?

(v. 17).

God was so angry that He wanted to

_ __ s W_ is way in H

Tell God about one person who is different than you.

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1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-23 What is the writer saying?

How can I apply this to my life?

Pray

God and Moses were angry at what the people were doing. In fact, Moses was so angry that he broke

Fear the ____

L___ _ God

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Adults

Remember, he had nEVER BEEn THERE!

TUESDAY

MONDAY

Deuteronomy 10:1-5, 8-10

Cross out all the A’s and write what is left to find the answer.

WEEK

Sometimes it helps to have someone talk to you plainly about mistakes you’ve made or sins you’ve committed. Paul continues his letter by addressing specific sins that seem to trap the Corinthian Christians. Pay close attention as these sins are still prevalent in the church if not in our own lives as well.

God puts parents and teachers over you to teach you obedience. Have you been stubborn to those in charge over you? Ask God to forgive you and make it right with that person, too.

Aliens were people who were different than the Israelites. Do you know anyone who is different from you? How can you show them love?

Students (grades 7-12)

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

(vv. 13-14). What did Moses do that saved the Israelites from destruction (vv. 25-26)? Are you on God’s team? Circle the ones you are doing.

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Deuteronomy 9:13-29

These rules are called the 10 Commandments. Cross out the ones that are not part of the 10 Commandments.

Weekly passages covered

Cures for a Stiff Neck

Alien simply means someone who is different.

It says we are to love aliens!

Champions (grades 5-6)

Sunday

There are age - appropriate Quiet Time Journals for each age that all correspond with the same reading schedule. From the adult to the four year old, every member of the family can be on the same page devotionally. This provides unity and consistency for leaders, students, and families in the local church.

Challengers (grades 1-2)

Moses and God were angry at the Israelites for their sin. Sin is one thing that the Bible says it’s okay to be angry at. What do I need to do when I sin?

THE QUESTION: What is the writer saying? THE ANSWER: How can I apply this to my life? SUNDAY - 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-23

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DIGGING DEEPER

God lives in you. We are His temple. How cool is that? Think about it for just a minute. The Holy Spirit Himself lives in you! When we fully let this truth sink into our lives, what kind of difference will it make? It will certainly affect the places we go and the people with whom we hang out. It will probably affect the relationship we have with our parents. It will most likely change how frequently we open God’s Word and how much time we spend listening and talking to Him. The truth is, it should affect every aspect of our lives! God really does live in you and it might be helpful for you to just write down God lives in me on an index card and put it somewhere where you’ll see it and be reminded of it often. How would you describe yourself in terms of a building – a bomb shelter or a greenhouse? Can your friends and family tell that God lives in you? 79

Nigeria – For the youth of Northern Nigeria that are enticed by the Muslims with promises of material goods and wealth to know the truth about Jesus Christ.

Paul makes two points in today’s passage. In verses 16-17 he tells us that false allegiance is defiling God’s temple, the church. God did not design the church as a place for men to wield power over other men. It was designed to be a place where men learned in humility to serve one another. It is not a place where one group should think of itself or its leader as better than someone else. If faith is the key element in personal growth, unity is the key element in church growth. Next (18-23) Paul suggests that wise spiritual leadership directs credit to Christ and does not promote the human element within the leadership. He really brings home the argument against trusting in rationalism in these verses. This world’s wisdom is worthless in God’s sight. It is wood, it is hay, and it is stubble. It will all be burned in the final

analysis. The believer must never forget that he has all that he needs for life and godliness in Christ. Christ is the wisdom of God. His life personifies wisdom. He became the least of us and thereby became the greatest servant that this world has ever known. The same is true for believers. The path to wisdom begins when we recognize how little we really know (v. 18). It is the poor in spirit who live in spiritual grandeur. We must give up all (including what we think we know) in order to receive all. God’s Word is pristine and singular truth. It is unique. There is no other truth in this world or any other world. Believers must not try to bend the Bible so that it conforms to what the wise of this world say. The supposed wise men of this world know nothing (19-20). The believer has unimaginable wisdom and it is all in Christ.

Believers come out of this world when we accept Jesus Christ as our LIFE new kind of life. Yet, oftentimes the world’s “wisdom” seems so logical

and right to us. We cannot go by what seems right in our eyes; we must STEP submit to what is true in God’s eyes. 116

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1 Timothy 4:12

1 Timothy 4:12

1 Timothy 4:9-13

1 Timothy 4:9-16

1 Timothy 4:9-16

1 Timothy 4:9-16

A L L T H E Q U I E T T I M E S A R E B A S E D O N T H E S A M E PA S S A G E S

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Bible Study &

& READING BOOKS

PRINCIPLES: 2 Timothy 2:15, Joshua 1:8, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 PHILOSOPHY: Provide students with a vehicle for study, meditation and instruction from the Word of God.

PURPOSE:

Train youth to accurately handle Scripture, resulting in obedience and equipping them for service.

PROGRAM: For each age group, there is a key Bible Study Curriculum that is strategic for Bible knowledge as well as application for life transformation.

v Gopher Buddies (ages 4-6): Foundational truths and character studies v Olympians (grades 1-6): Bible Survey v Student Ministries (grades 7-12): Doctrine For each program, there are additional age - appropriate reading books that are encouraged for the students to read in personal study, so that their faith is strengthened.

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SCRIPTUREMEMORY PRINCIPLES: Psalm 119:11, Psalm 1:2, Joshua 1:8, Colossians 3:16 PHILOSOPHY:

Internalizing Scripture to connect it to life’s needs and problems is essential for a growing, obedient Christian.

PURPOSE:

Systematic memorization of Scripture will help a believer to sin less, witness more, and encourage others.

PROGRAM: v Gopher Buddies (ages 4-6): memorize only ten references for long - term retention. v Olympian (grades 1-6): • Grades 1-2: 12 verses a year • Grades 3-4: 18 verses a year • Grades 5-6: 24 verses a year

v Student Ministries (grades 7-12): verses from the Bible Study

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FAITHFULNESS

TO THE LOCAL CHURCH PRINCIPLES: Hebrews 13:17/ 1 Corinthians 5:4/ Hebrews 10:25 / Ephesians 4:12

PHILOSOPHY:

The necessity to put yourself under the accountability of a local group of believers and to give you opportunities to use your gifts and abilities for the Lord.

PURPOSE:

To grow, be encouraged, and sense value by being a part of a team that serves God.

PROGRAM:

Consistent involvement in the local community of believers is encouraged by teaching students to use their gifts and abilities within the local church.

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ACCOUNTABILITY PRINCIPLES:

Romans 14:12 / James 5:16, 19-20 / Galatians 6:1, 2 / Proverbs 27:17

PHILOSOPHY:

To be accountable to another for different areas of one’s life.

PURPOSE:

Develop excellence and maintain faithfulness to the principles of God’s Word.

PROGRAM:

Small groups with mature leadership can customize a plan for students and children to integrate biblical principles into their daily lives.

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CHRISTIANSERVICE PRINCIPLES: Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 4:10, Hebrews 10:24, Acts 1:8 PHILOSOPHY:

Engraft the Word of God in students’ lives to the point that it is demonstrated in their compassion and care for others.

PURPOSE:

Direct and equip students in various avenues of service to God, through individual and group evangelistic and service projects.

PROGRAM:

Age - appropriate Christian Service opportunities designed specifically for each program.

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AGES 4-6 rd! To “I love teaching kids God’s Wo theological see little ones begin to grasp a ipture, watch concept, hear them quoting Scr just listen to them applying a Bible lesson, or joys that help them expressing pure praise are drive my passion. and trusted I realized my need for a Savior age. Hearing in Jesus Christ at a very young variety of ways God’s Word over and over in a explained were and watching it ‘lived out’ and I am deeply the keys to my growth in faith. family that grateful for parents and a church d me in my faithfully trained and encourage walk with God. k’ to the next One of the ways I can ‘give bac Early Learners generation is by participating in presented Ministry at church. God’s truth is week after creatively at a preschool level pture memory week through encouraging scri gs, games, and quiet time, Bible lessons, son with parents by crafts, dramas, etc. We partner e, and we are reinforcing their ‘voice’ at hom d child who the ‘lone voice’ for the unchurche ortunity to attends. What an incredible opp us! “ introduce these little ones to Jes - Julie

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QUIET TIME

of Scripture to be read to the Time will reference a passage iet Qu s die Bud r phe Go the , Each day h day’s passage. “I Can Learn” es a sentence summary of eac vid pro tion sec w” Kno Can “I child. The to talk to God through prayer. Pray” section reminds the child Can “I the and tion sec tive rac is an inte is fun and appropriate to being in God’s Word each day n dre chil ces odu intr t tha nal parents, so that a parent A daily devotio corresponding Quiet Times for the is ts par t bes the of e On s. for 4-6 year old e in their devotions each day! and child can be on the same pag ching them how to pray! being in the Word daily and tea of t cep con the to n dre chil r Introduce you

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BIBLESTUDY

2013-14 Gopher Buddies Curriculum Modules

The Gopher Buddies Bible Study is a threeyear Biblical program for 4-5 year olds. This Bible Study makes the study of God’s Word come alive by using a modular approach to reinforce learning. The study is divided

Foundational Truth Lessons THE BIBLE - I Will Share God’s Word

Teacher Source is Word of Life’s online curriculum management tool. It’s a place where you can download lessons, collaborate with other teachers, and boost the impact of your weekly Bible studies.

Each year’s curriculum will cover: v Six foundational biblical truths taught in 4 lesson modules (24 lessons). v Four character - trait studies (8 lessons). v Four holiday and theme - night lessons. Adaptation suggestions are included, since learning styles and abilities vary widely in this age group.

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into several two and four-lesson modules and individual stand-alone lessons. With 48 lessons in all, the study uses a variety of active teaching methods, including puppets, to engage the students each week.

CHRISTIAN GROWTH - God Teaches Me About Love

Jonah Shares God’s Word: Children will know that God told Jonah to go and share His Word with the people of Nineveh and that because he disobeyed he was swallowed by a large fish.

God’s Love for Me: Children will know that God loves them so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for their sin.

Saul Learns About God: Children will learn Saul’s life was changed from persecuting Christians to sharing the Good News about Jesus with others.

My Love for God: Children will review God’s love for them and begin to understand they can show God that they love Him by showing love to other people.

Paul Shares About Jesus in Jail: Children will learn that Paul and Silas shared the Good News about Jesus with the jailer, and he and his family were saved.

Jesus Wants Me to Love Others: Children will know that God not only wants them to love those people who love them, but He also wants them to love their enemies.

Module Review Lesson (Puppets): Using the Gopher Buddies’ Puppets, this lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons of this module.

Module Review Lesson (Puppets): Using the Gopher Buddies’ Puppets, this lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons.

GOD - God Cares For Me

SIN - God Sees Our Sin

God Cares for Elijah: Children will know that God cared for Elijah by providing all that Elijah needed.

Moses Sins: Children will learn that Moses disobeyed God. They will begin to understand what sin is, and that there is a price to pay for their sin.

God Cares for Elisha: Children will know that God showed He cared for Elisha by providing good friends who helped him.

Ananias and Sapphira Try to Hide Their Sin: Children will learn that Ananias and Sapphira lied to Peter and tried to hide their sin from God.

God Cares for Naaman: Children will know that God cared for Naaman and healed him of leprosy. They will know that God cares for them by giving them the Bible, which helps them to know what God wants them to do.

Jesus Wants to Take Away My Sin: Children will learn that God calls the things they do that make Him sad, sin, and God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for their sin.

Module Review Lesson (Puppets): Using the Gopher Buddies’ Puppets, this lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons of this module.

Module Review Lesson (Puppets): Using the Gopher Buddies’ Puppets, this lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons.

JESUS - Friends of Jesus

THE CHURCH - I Learn About God’s Plan For the Church

Jesus’ Friend, Lazarus: Children will know that Jesus loved His friend Lazarus and was sad when Lazarus died. They will know that Jesus brought Lazarus back to life.

The Church Learns to Share: Children will learn how people in the early church shared their belongings. They will learn that when they share, they show others that they love them, and that they love God.

Jesus’ Friend, Matthew: Children will know Jesus not only wanted to be Matthew’s friend, He wanted Matthew to be one of His special helpers.

The Church Grows: Children will learn that the Thessalonians imitated and acted like Jesus. They will understand that because the Thessalonians acted like Jesus, other people wanted to know Jesus, and the church grew.

Jesus’ Friend, Mary: Children will learn that Mary showed her love for Jesus by pouring perfume on his head. They will talk about different ways they can show their love to Jesus. Module Review Lesson (Puppets): Using the Gopher Buddies’ Puppets , this lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons.

The Church Learns to Serve: Children will learn that the church needs many kinds of helpers. They will be introduced to the truth that God gives people in the church different gifts to help others and serve Him. Module Review Lesson (Puppets): This lesson will reinforce and review the material covered in the first three lessons.

Themed Lessons Parent Night

Jairus Cares For His Daughter: Children and parents will know that Jairus loved his daughter and trusted Jesus to make her well.

Friend Night

Jesus Wants to Be Our Friend: Children will know that God’s Word says Jesus wants to be their friend. They will begin to understand that Jesus loves them so much that He gave His life for them.

Christmas

The Wise Men Worship Jesus: Children will know that the wise men wanted to find Jesus so they could worship Him. The children will begin to understand what it means to worship Jesus.

Easter

Thomas Believes in Jesus: Children will understand that Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection were real. They will learn that Thomas believed Jesus was alive when he was able to touch the nail prints in Jesus’ hands and put his hand in Jesus’ side.

READING

BOOKS

Additional age - appropriate reading books are encouraged for children to be read to so that their Bible knowledge grows.

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SCRIPTURE

MEMORY

Can a four year old memorize Scripture?

They can and they do!

Leaders and parents can assist the children in memorizing portions of Scripture that correlate with the lessons from the Bible Study. The parent’s page that will be sent home each week will contain the portion of Scripture the children are to learn. To enhance long-term retention only ten references are committed to memory for the 36 - lesson series.

FAITHFULNESS

attend to local church is encouraged as childrenbelievers. ortance of the local community of Gopher Buddies and learn about the imp

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ACCOUNTABILITY Each child is able to receive accountability in small groups.

v An incentive program that is creative and fun is incorporated to reward children for being faithful to following biblical principles.

v Small - group leaders are able to encourage students to connect the Word of God in an exciting way with the incentive program. Small - group leaders keep records and measure progress as students are faithful!

CHRISTIAN

SERVICE

Each child is encouraged to participate in a minimum of three Christian Service activities under the direction of their family and the local church. Suggested activities are listed in their Quiet Time. The Bible Study also contains Christian Service projects for group participation.

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ministry that I first accepted Jesus as my personal Savior! Being a part of the Olympian program and then

Student Ministries helped me know what it looked like to practically live out my faith. The structure and focus was so very evidently on Christ. My walk with God has never been the same since!� - Danielle

CHALLENGERS grades 1-2

CONQUERORS grades 3-4

CHAMPIONS grades 5-6

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GRADES 1-6

“It was through the Olympian


er, the Quiet Times are broken down for appropriate grade levels; howev student. grade 6th the as re first grader will be in the same passage of Scriptu levels. Activities and learning styles are geared toward specific grade

QuietTIME

You will touch every book of the Bible in six years! v Begin the week by reading the overview for the week. These extra facts will increase understanding of the week’s passage.

v Each day, read the daily Scripture passage. v Complete the activity for the day. v See how to apply the passage to your life! v Write down your prayer requests in your Quiet Time, and talk to God in prayer.

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BIBLESTUDY Teacher Source is Word of Life’s online curriculum management tool. It’s a place where you can download lessons, collaborate with other teachers, and boost the impact of your weekly Bible studies.

Scope and Sequence In six years you will cover every book of the Bible in the Bible Survey course. Each year you will receive 16 Old Testament lessons and 14 New Testament lessons. Along with these will be character studies, lessons on the Life of Christ, Holiday and Theme nights and much more! There are a total of 48 lessons each year. Each lesson has suggested adaptations to meet specific needs of your children. Some of the adaptations include ones for small groups, large groups, and mostly unchurched kids. The Bible Study walks you through exactly how to teach the lesson and includes interactive dynamics to engage students with content.

READING

BOOKS

Additional age - appropriate reading books that are encouraged for the students to read in personal exploration, so that their faith is strengthened. The Bible Study walks you through exactly how to teach the lesson and includes interactive dynamics to engage students with content.

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FAITHFULNESS

to local church is encouraged as children attend Olympian ministries and experience the importance of interaction with the local community of believers.

SCRIPTUREMEMORY The verses that the children are asked to memorize come right out of the Bible Study lessons. This will help reinforce what they are taught in the lesson. Each verse also has a question with it to help tie the verse to everyday living. All verses are in their student book, along with the books of the Bible they are to memorize. v Grades 1 and 2 memorize 12 verses each year. v Grades 3 and 4 memorize 18 verses each year. v Grades 5 and 6 memorize 24 verses each year. The purpose is not quantity, but quality. Children are not only to learn the verses but are also to remember them and how they apply to their lives.

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ACCOUNTABILITY: An incentive program that is creative and fun rewards the children for being faithful to biblical principles. You can put together the awards that you want to make your program fun and exciting. Small - group leaders are able to encourage students to connect the Word of God in an exciting way with the incentive program. Small - group leaders keep records and measure progress as students are faithful!

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

ties. The Christian Each child is encouraged to participate in Christian Service activi rtunities. Involvement is Service manual has 30 individual services and 24 group oppo determined by grade level: v Challenger - six in a year v Conqueror - nine v Champion – twelve gh learning to lead This will help your children develop a habit of serving God throu other to Christ and sensing the joy that comes from it.

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GRADES 7-12

“If I could pick one thing that definitely changed my life for the better, it would be the discipleship from my youth leaders and LCM missionaries. I come from a rough family background, and from the moment I stepped into my church my youth leaders just poured into my life. They continued to show me sacrificial love even when I pushed them away! Having a few leaders that were genuinely interested in my life and how I was doing in my walk with Christ has unquestionably been one of the greatest impacts on my walk with Christ!� - Jessica

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Sometimes it helps to have someone talk to you plainly about mistakes you’ve made or sins you’ve committed. Paul continues his letter by addressing specific sins that seem to trap the Corinthian Christians. Pay close attention as these sins are still prevalent in the church if not in our own lives as well.

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1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-23 What is the writer saying?

How can I apply this to my life?

PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

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THE QUESTION: What is the writer saying? THE ANSWER: How can I apply this to my life? SUNDAY - 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16-23

QuietTIME

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analysis. The believer must never forget that he has all that he needs for life and godliness in Christ. Christ is the wisdom of God. His life personifies wisdom. He became the least of us and thereby became the greatest servant that this world has ever known. The same is true for believers. The path to wisdom begins when we recognize how little we really know (v. 18). It is the poor in spirit who live in spiritual grandeur. We must give up all (including what we think we know) in order to receive all. God’s Word is pristine and singular truth. It is unique. There is no other truth in this world or any other world. Believers must not try to bend the Bible so that it conforms to what the wise of this world say. The supposed wise men of this world know nothing (19-20). The believer has unimaginable wisdom and it is all in Christ.

DIGGING DEEPER

God lives in you. We are His temple. How cool is that? Think about it for just a minute. The Holy Spirit Himself lives in you! When we fully let this truth sink into our lives, what kind of difference will it make? It will certainly affect the places we go and the people with whom we hang out. It will probably affect the relationship we have with our parents. It will most likely change how frequently we open God’s Word and how much time we spend listening and talking to Him. The truth is, it should affect every aspect of our lives! God really does live in you and it might be helpful for you to just write down God lives in me on an index card and put it somewhere where you’ll see it and be reminded of it often. How would you describe yourself in terms of a building – a bomb shelter or a greenhouse? Can your friends and family tell that God lives in you? 79

Quiet Time has a six-year scope and sequence that goes through all of the books of the Bible in daily devotions. v It is a totally integrated devotional program.

v Stimulates unity in your group, since every student is doing the same devotions, including the leaders. v Provides accountability, unity, and consistency, since others are doing the same devotions. v Encourages family devotions since there are corresponding Quiet Times for every age group. v Encourages personal study of Scripture and not just reading a commentary. v New online QT allows for community and sharing of your Quiet Time.

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Nigeria – For the youth of Northern Nigeria that are enticed by the Muslims with promises of material goods and wealth to know the truth about Jesus Christ.

Paul makes two points in today’s passage. In verses 16-17 he tells us that false allegiance is defiling God’s temple, the church. God did not design the church as a place for men to wield power over other men. It was designed to be a place where men learned in humility to serve one another. It is not a place where one group should think of itself or its leader as better than someone else. If faith is the key element in personal growth, unity is the key element in church growth. Next (18-23) Paul suggests that wise spiritual leadership directs credit to Christ and does not promote the human element within the leadership. He really brings home the argument against trusting in rationalism in these verses. This world’s wisdom is worthless in God’s sight. It is wood, it is hay, and it is stubble. It will all be burned in the final

come out of this world when we accept Jesus Christ as our LIFE Believers new kind of life. Yet, oftentimes the world’s “wisdom” seems so logical

and right to us. We cannot go by what seems right in our eyes; we must STEP submit to what is true in God’s eyes. 116


BIBLESTUDY

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The Bible Study provides a solid handle for understanding basic Bible doctrines, addressing contemporary issues, and encouraging life application. This teaches students not only what Christians believe, but gives them backing from God’s Word and why it should make a difference in their lives, so they have a foundation upon which to build during their adult years.

TEACHER SOURCE is Word of Life’s online curriculum management tool.

It’s a place where you can download lessons, collaborate with other teachers, and boost the impact of your weekly Bible studies.

A six - year scope and sequence covers all the major Bible doctrines along with practical application.

FOUR-WEEK TEACHING MODULES stimulate the interest of the students as they study doctrine. Each module has the following creative elements available:

v Name and Logo: Each series has a unique name that is relevant and will grab the students’ attention, as well as a logo unique to that four-week study. v Customizable PowerPoint Template v Promotional Ideas: Creative ideas promote the topic of each series, which will motivate students to invite their friends. v Décor Ideas: Simple room décor ideas will help visually reinforce the topic in each series.

Bible Study occurs at the weekly Word of Life meeting through interaction by the student with the Bible teacher and the Student Lifelines.

READING BOOKS

We also encourage the students to read books which take their personal study to the next level. This is to counteract the media impact of the world and open the heart of a student to a life of Christian service. The student is to read three books – two recommended by Word of Life and one missionary or Christian biography of your choice. The entire New Testament counts as any two books. This serves to strengthen convictions and helps your students become open to missionary service.

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SCRIPTURE MEMORY Twenty - seven verses in the Scripture Memory Pack are drawn from the Bible Study lessons. Each verse card has a question to show the connection between God’s Word and life’s needs. When students can remember and quote scripture, they are able to better escape temptations, share their faith, and encourage those with whom they come in contact, by reciting truth and hope from the Word. Faithfulness to the local church is emphasized in attending Student Ministries. Involvement with that local community of believers is important for them to experience as a large percentage of students stop attending church after high school.

ACCOUNTABILITY We use our Creative Discipleship Reward sheet to show how our program works. One sheet is kept by the discipleship small - group leader and one by the student, so that he or she can see their progress. Small - group leaders are able to encourage students and connect the Word of God into their lives by using the Creative Discipleship Program as an exciting motivator for faithfulness.

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CHRISTIAN

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Each student is encouraged to participate in Christian service. The may choose from:

v Individual Christian Service: 23 different opportunities

v Group Christian Service: 29 different opportunities Students will develop a habit of serving God by serving others, sense joy that comes from serving, and lead others to Christ!

God has given every believer spiritual gifts, talents and abilities. We believe that youth need to be encouraged to find and use them for His glory! The purpose of Engage is to help students discover their spiritual gifts, develop those gifts through training and instruction, and deploy them for use in and through the local church. We want students to know that God has given them incredible abilities to make a difference and learn to use them effectively in the local church.

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HELP IS CLOSE BY! A team of youth ministry coaches and missionaries are spread all over the country to serve in churches like yours to help hone skills, refine strategy, and awaken ministry vision. There is a coach within driving distance who would love to help you in any way that you need. It’s our mission to help you succeed in youth ministry.

Visit lcm.wol.org and click on “Find Your Missionary” to locate the nearest coach.

Word of Life Local Church Ministries A Division of Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. PO Box 600 Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Have a passion for youth and ministry?

Consider joining our team as a full-time coach for other churches! Call 518-494-6000, Option 2 for more information.

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