I’m thrilled to introduce the Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum I have been working on alongside my good friend, Adam Mclane. Exploring the life of Jesus and Paul’s words to the Church of Corinth, this is a resource designed to ignite the hearts and imaginations of teenagers to take seriously they’re call to be good news among their neighborhoods. We can no longer expect the Good News only to be revealed during church functions within the walls of a church. Instead, following Jesus and extending his love to all the world requires that we become radically present and intentional in all apects of life; most notably with our neighbors who we are to live life alongside.
We hope this experience will ruin the lives of teenagers for the sake of stepping into radical life with Jesus.
If you buy it before it comes out… you’ll get it on April 2nd AND you’ll save $15. Here’s the link to buy it now.
This 6-week series will deep dive your students into the practical realities of a radical life with Jesus. Built around six core hopes for community life, students will examine Scripture, gain an understanding of their role in their community, and be challenged by a series of simple experiments they can try. More than a series which teaches your students about being Good News in their community– Good News in the Neighborhood offers practical application based on the life of Jesus and the 1st century Church. Our hope is that your students begin to see how God has called them to become good news in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.
Week 1: Tuning In (Experiment: Ethnography/Observation)
Week 2: Diving Deep (Experiment: Participating)
Week 3: Crossing Borders (Experiment: Two-fold inviting)
Week 4: Advocating for What Matters (Experiment: Standing up for our neighbors)
Week 5: New Eyes (Experiment: New eyes)
Week 6: Living a New Story (Experiment: Commissioning)
Printable PDF of teachers notes
- Printable PDF of student worksheets
- Editable Word version of teachers notes & student worksheets
- 6 introductory video stories (One for each week)
- Multiple options for each session to fit the needs of your group (Activity ideas, discussion starters, teaching options)
- 6 experiments for students to try between sessions