5 // 2014

Links from March 2013 issue

NOTES FOR ADAPTING:

AMG 1

For younger groups
Break down the teaching times even further, adding in a craft activity to explore the miracles.

For older groups:
Press the group on the question of what it means to be a leader, and why God would choose Moses over Aaron.

For unchurched young people:
You will need to explain who Moses is – so perhaps explore the character of Moses more generally (taking elements from each of the meeting guides on Moses in this issue).

For those who want to go deeper:
Set the group the challenge of reading the story of Moses and Aaron from beginning to end, and reporting back to the rest of the group next week.

News
www.hope-revolution.com/united.
www.princes-trust.org.uk.
www.selfharm.co.uk
www.christianaidcollective.org.
www.youthworkinit.com.
www.moorlands.ac.uk.

Easter resources
Rob Bell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjXYlwvS5LY
Jesus the revolutionary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzJZz-wPiQI
Sunday’s coming: Passion- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn94B3GHcjY or animated- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YByT6wfdhJs
Happy day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLY7yI1xV-M
Fix you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfjRARgIeF8

AMG 2

For younger groups
Tailor the discussion questions to suit their level of understanding, as well as providing examples that might fit their station in life realistically.

For older groups:
Spend a bit more time pushing them to consider how they might be leading now - either for good or for ill. How are they already leading by example?

For unchurched young people:
Adapt the Bible study in ways which will challenge their views on leadership regardless of their faith commitment. If appropriate, use the story of Moses and Aaron to give them reason to consider making a faith commitment. What is it about God that causes Aaron to obey seemingly immediately?

For those who want to go deeper:
If you have a few keen young people, provide them with opportunities to serve in leadership - whether it's on the worship team or in the tuck shop doesn't necessarily matter, but make sure the task fits the person's ability and confidence level, with the right amount of challenge.

AMG 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHUx_EJnUs

For younger groups
Play games that inspire thirst such as the cream cracker eating challenge in the ‘experiencing Exodus’ section and talk about our ease of access to water compared to other countries.

For older groups:
Give them the chance to reflect on how God has used the experiences of their lives to enable them to lead others. Encourage your young people to offer all their experiences to God and to look for how God uses them to lead others on.

For unchurched young people:
Why pray? Start by asking the question ‘why pray’, and show the video from 24-7 prayer.

For those who want to go deeper:
Give these young people the chance to do the video interviews with church leaders.

AMG 4

For younger groups
You may wish to use film clips from Prince of Egypt to set the background to this episode in Moses’ life.

For older groups:
Consider substituting an alternative, more complex team-building exercise for the clay-modelling exercise.

For unchurched young people:
The passage from 1 Corinthians 12 may need further explanation as it includes a lot of ‘churchy’ language.

For those who want to go deeper:
Spend more time exploring spiritual gifts with your young people. Consider using a spiritual gifts questionnaire.

RTU Storyboard

21 The Parable of the Dull Flight from Jason Ramasami on Vimeo.

Worship
engageworship.org

Games
Link to download audacity- http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Schoolswork
http://www.schoolswork.co.uk/resourcetoolkit/entry/debate-your-rage
http://www.schoolswork.co.uk/shop/entry/talking-about-self-harm-dvd/
www.galadarling.com

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