Here are some of our FREE youth group lessons:

We’re all about helping youth ministry leaders save time and money. That’s what this website is all about.

These free youth group lessons save you time because you don’t have to create them from scratch. That gives you more time to invest in the lives of students, volunteers, and parents.

And of course they save you money, because they’re free. Awesome 🙂 But free doesn’t mean low quality. We pay our team of writers, who are all youth ministry leaders like yourself, to create these lessons. That’s our way of making sure they’re top notch.

In addition to saving you time and money, I’m also excited to help you point students to Jesus with these free lessons.

While all the lessons linked on this page are free, we do have youth group series and games for sale here in our online store. All our paid stuff is even bigger and better than the free stuff.

Your role as a youth ministry leader is really important. Whether you’re a full-time youth pastor, bi-vocational youth pastor, small group leader, or whatever role is – YOU have the privilege of pointing students to Jesus. You get to join in on God’s activity in the lives of young people. That’s so cool.

Keep up the great work you’re doing!

– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth

Summer Games with Short Lesson:

Frozen Legos – Bible: 2 Peter 3:9; Topic: Patience

Summer Slam – Topic: How to Treat Others; Bible: Philippians 2:1-4

Condiment Creations – Topic: You’re Fearfully and Wonderfully Made; Bible: Psalms 139:14

Free Youth Group Lessons:

Outreach – Romans 10:12-15

Money –  Matthew 6:19-21, 24

Father’s Day – 1 John 3:1-3

Esther – Esther 4:12-13

Salt and Light – Matthew 5:13; Matthew 5:14-16

Decisions – Proverbs 3:5-6

Joshua – Joshua 1:9

Nehemiah – Nehemiah 1:1-4

Peace – Matthew 5:9

Moses – Exodus 14: 21-31

Jesus – Mark 1:35-39

Self-Image – Psalm 139:13-15

Trust – Proverbs 3:5-6

Distractions – Hebrews 12:1-2; Genesis 37-50

Depression – Psalm 40

Christmas – Matthew 23:27

Thanksgiving – Luke 17:11-19

Unity – Galatians 3:26-28

Happiness – Matthew 5:1-12

God’s Love – Romans 8:38-39

Lent – Luke 4: 1-13; Philippians 2

Easter – Matthew 28: 1–10

Who God Says You Are  – Exodus 14:14; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:37

Doubt – Psalm 10

Family – Joshua 24: 15

Honesty – Luke 16:1-15

Labels – 1 Samuel 16:7

Confidence – Jeremiah 17:5-8

Job – Job 38-39

Pride – Luke 18:9-14

Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Freedom (Memorial Day) – Luke 4:14-21

Encouragement – 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Philippians 1:3-11

Pentecost – Acts 2:1-13

Missions – Acts 1:1-11

Mother’s Day – Proverbs 31

Fear – Isaiah 41:9-10

Leadership – Daniel 1

Integrity – Psalm 139:23-24

Quiet Time – James 4:8-10

Social Media – Colossians 3: 16-17

Hope – Psalm 25:5, Psalm 42:5, Psalm 62:5

New Year’s Lesson – Deuteronomy 6:1–12; 8:11; Gen. 12:7–8; 13:3–4; Psalm 105:1–5

Fruits of the Spirit – John 15:5, Galatians 5:20:22–23, Proverbs 16:32, Matthew 5:43–48

Grace – Romans 6:23

Change – Matthew 6:31-33

Forgiveness – Matthew 18:21–35; Colossians 3:13

Humility – Matthew 20:25

Wisdom – Proverbs 1:7

Acceptance – Colossians 3:12-13 (NLT)

Giving – Luke 6:38

Attitude – Ephesians 4:31-32

Character – Romans 5:3-5

Joy – Romans 15:13

Community – Acts 2:42-43

Stress – Matthew 6:31-34

Kindness – Colossians 3:12; Job 6:14

Perseverance – Hebrews 12:1-2; 2 Timothy 4:7; Romans 5:3-5

Thankfulness – Colossians 2:6-7; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Chronicles 16:34

Appearance – 1 Samuel 16:7; Matthew 23:25-26

Worry – Matthew 6:25-27

God’s Blessings – Psalm 1:1-3

Evangelism – Matthew 13:44

Priorities – Psalm 90:12; Ephesians 5:15-17; James 4:14

Discipleship – Matthew 8: 18-22 & Matthew 5:3-10 (MSG)

Choices – Romans 12:1-2

Judging Others – John 8: 3-11; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Mark 2: 15-17; Matthew 7: 1-5 (NLT)

Relationship with God – Luke 10:38-42

Respect – 1 Samuel 24:8-10

Friendship – Proverbs 17:9; Colossians 3:13

Bullying – Matthew 5: 43-44

St. Patrick’s Day – Romans 10: 13-15; Romans 12:6-8; Matthew 5:13-16

Faith – Psalm 119:105 & Hebrews 11:1

Identity – 1 Peter 2:9-10

Valentine’s Day (Love) – John 3:16

Easter – Luke 24: 1-8; Mark 8: 31; Romans 6: 6-11

Prayer – 1 Peter 2:9-10

Here are some of our free Easter youth group lessons & games:

View this Easter Youth Group Lesson. Main point: With God’s help, the power of sin in your life can be broken! Bible: Matthew 28: 1–10

Check out this other Easter lesson. Main point: Why “empty” is a good thing. Bible:  Luke 24: 1-8; Mark 8: 31; Romans 6: 6-1

Check out this awesome Youth Group Game on Easter. It also includes a short Easter bible lesson.

If you’re creating your own Easter message, you’ll want to read this blog post: How to Make Your Easter Message Stick.

More coming soon!

64 thoughts on “Youth Group Lessons

  • May 30, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    This is awesome!

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  • August 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm
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    i take this time to give thanks to our lord and to your ministry pastor for giving me the youth lesson so that i can be the one to help my youth to become more discipline and strong to our lord jesus christ. god bless your ministry.

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  • August 31, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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    I bought a package from you, signed in, and now I can’t find out how to download it??
    Where is the link on the web page for things that I’ve purchased and can download?
    I click on “back to school” and it takes me to a page to purchase it?
    please help.
    JP

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  • November 18, 2015 at 10:51 am
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    How do I get added to your email list? I looked for a place on the website but didn’t see the option. Thank you!

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    • November 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm
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      On homepage, enter your email to get the top 10 games and lessons, or the popup to get top 10 games and lessons. That will do it 🙂

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  • February 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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    Hey every one just want to say that this is the best site ever!!! I can look up any lessons I want and they all ways have the best and appropriate lessons for my second, fifth, and sixth graders 🙂

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    • February 15, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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      So awesome! Thanks for commenting!

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  • February 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm
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    THIS IS SO AWESOME! TRULY I’M SO EXCITED, I WAS SO LOST IN THE FRESH IDEA DEPARTMENT FOR FUN , INNOVATIVE WAYS TO EXCITE BUT ALSO BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION AT THE SAME TIME WITH GOD’S YOUTH! I’M SO BLESSED BY THESE LESSON’S I JUST THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND THANK YOU JESUS FOR PROVIDING EXACTLY WHAT I NEED AT THIS TIME!

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    • February 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm
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      So glad to help!

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  • April 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm
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    So awesome and handy. Thanks for sharing these lessons that will surely be of great help for anyone serving in the Youth Ministry. Continue sharing and to be a blessing to everyone. To God be all the glory to this ministry of yours. Shalom!

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    • April 7, 2016 at 10:19 am
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      Thanks Cris for your kind words!

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  • April 9, 2016 at 8:52 am
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    Great lessons indeed.

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    • May 20, 2016 at 10:08 am
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      Awesome…so glad to help!

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  • May 28, 2016 at 7:41 am
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    thank you very much….you’ve really helped me

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  • May 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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    Hey I’m thinking about getting your summer bundle for next school year, Im going to be a 8th grader and me and a couple of other students lead a outh group of about 110 kids!

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    • May 31, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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      Luke, that’s aaaaaaaaawesooooooooome my man! 100 kids…ha….amazing….love it 🙂 Keep up the great work you guys are doing!!! Man, this made my day.

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  • July 12, 2016 at 11:59 am
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    These lessons are amazing! Being the youth leader it can get a little tough to pick topics that will actually speak to this generation and these are full of fun but also the truth that Jesus wants us to preach about!

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    • July 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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      Awesome!!!

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  • July 25, 2016 at 9:32 am
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    Amazing lessons! Thanks for providing these dynamic resources.

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  • July 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    Amazing lessons.
    Much more to learn

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  • August 8, 2016 at 11:03 am
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    These materials have helped me and my youth group to grow and learn more about God. We are truly grateful.

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    • August 10, 2016 at 11:49 am
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      Awesome! So happy to help 🙂

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  • September 15, 2016 at 8:31 am
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    My name is Maureen Kazibwe a Ugandan by birth and a christian who teaches the youth on christian values at Our Church called GLORY OF CHRIST CHURCH IN KAMPALA UGANDA.
    As you know, Uganda is a third world country with miminal approach to christian life. A country where people know less about God, because they are poor and see no reason to be happy with God. I would therefore you to invite me to USA and we share life experiences in the youth.
    And many more…
    Thank you

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  • September 30, 2016 at 10:51 am
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    This is an amazing tool, god blessed me by leading me to this website. I am starting a youth group at my middle school so I can bring everything I have and learn at church to my school to bless kids the same way it blessed me thank you for this website bless all of you😊

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  • October 7, 2016 at 5:53 am
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    It’s really very useful lessions for youth.i need free download sessions

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  • October 16, 2016 at 1:00 am
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    I have already purchased the bundle but I cannot find where to sign in. It’s been a while since I signed up, but was never able to log in.

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  • November 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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    My chruch no longer has a youth group so me and a few friends in the group have started running our own group/bible study every wendsday. this has helped us plan our lessons. thank you all for providing these they have been a major help!

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    • November 4, 2016 at 11:26 am
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      Tommy, that’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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      • November 4, 2016 at 11:29 am
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        Best thing to do is to wait till next time we launch the Huge Youth Ministry Bundle: http://ministrytoyouth.com/huge-youth-ministry-bundle. Go to that link and put your email in to get on the waiting list. Other than that, your best bet it to get the Fall Bundle, but that sounds like you don’t want to do that…..so the only other option if you don’t want to wait until the Huge Bundle goes live again is to purchase each series individually. Hope that helps.

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  • November 8, 2016 at 9:23 am
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    These lessons are fun to teach and fun to experience. My youth enjoy it so much they are inviting every friend they can. I have had at least 1 or 2 new kids every Wednesday for the last 5 weeks. I just bought the mega huge bundle last month so I have Wednesdays covered for the next 3 and a half years. Keep up the awesome work you do.

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    • November 15, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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      James, that’s really cool man. 1-2 new kids every Wednesday night…keep up the great work! Glad we could be a part of what God is doing in your youth ministry!

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  • December 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm
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    Thank you. These scripture references really help. I’m 18 years old, and I’m a newly bible class teacher. I teach ages 3-8. I will use these in my lessons. All I want to do is effectively teach the kids about Jesus. So thank you again.

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    • December 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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      That’s awesome…so glad we could help!

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  • February 2, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    Hello my name is Anne and I was wondering if you provide a home bible study?

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    • February 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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      Hi Anne! All of our free lessons make a great stand alone Bible study for teens. If you are looking for a series of lessons on one topic, please check out our Ministry to Youth store – http://ministrytoyouth.myshopify.com
      Thanks!

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    • February 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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      Thanks Corinne!

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  • March 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    This is an amazing God’s work you guys are doing! I cannot thank you all enough for sharing 🙂 thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • March 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm
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      Wow. Thank you Noemi! It’s our joy to partner with you.
      We really want to help youth leaders save time and money, so that you can spend your time ministering to students.
      Thank you for what you do!

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  • March 21, 2017 at 11:59 am
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    Hey guys, I was curious if you had any lessons or had any thoughts pertaining to lessons over apologetics?

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    • March 21, 2017 at 11:03 pm
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      Hi Kent. Thanks for the question!
      Currently, we do not have any lessons pertaining to apologetics, but we appreciate the suggestion!

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  • March 29, 2017 at 10:02 am
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    Hello my name is Emily, I will be taking over a youth class for the first time as the teacher is sick and of course no clue on what I want to teach. Was browsing around the internet and this site caught my attention. I clicked on your lesson identity, entered my email to receive free PDF Lesson and its been over an hour and I still have not received anything. Please advice. I need this for tonight. Thank you

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    • April 3, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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      Emily, I just emailed the PDF to you.

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  • April 13, 2017 at 6:35 am
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    Hi

    My name is Avitha. I teach a junior youth class. Do you have an attendance chart that i can print out? We want to encourage our kids to attend junior youth every week

    Thank you

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    • April 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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      Hi Avitha! I’m so sorry, but we do not have any type of attendance chart available.

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  • April 23, 2017 at 3:48 am
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    Do you have any lessons on Creation or Genisis? 😀

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  • April 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm
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    Hi friend I am myself a teenager but God asked me to Gospel god’s love to my class mates so browsed for help and found Yours
    I am really grateful.
    Please If you could help me in a way more because my classmates are bit arrogant and moreover will not complete the task rather they would make fun of it.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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      Khushi, are you plugged into a youth ministry at a church?

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  • May 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    That websites is awesome, I find ways to make the participants more interacted with each other and with me.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 7:58 am
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      That’s awesome! Thanks.:)

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  • May 28, 2017 at 6:25 am
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    great , superb topics and nice thoughts . very helpful

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    • May 31, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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      Thanks so much Solomon!

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  • June 7, 2017 at 7:09 am
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    Thanks so much for the free offers as we are a new ministry with limitedfunds this was Truly a Blessing !!!!

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    • June 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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      Hi Angie. We exist to help save youth leaders time and money – so that you can invest the resources that you have in the areas that you think are the most important. Check out our sister site – juniorhighministry.org. You will find free lessons there as well!
      Thank you for sharing!

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  • June 19, 2017 at 10:59 am
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    Hello – I am a pastor’s wife at a small rural church in Oregon, and I teach the youth class (ages 12-18+). I just wanted you to know I used your Father’s Day lesson yesterday (Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Father’s Day).

    When the lesson was finished, one of my very troubled teens, a young lady of 15 years of age, asked me to stay behind to talk. She opened up to me on her issues, especially regarding her biological father and her step-dad. I had long suspected that she had had problems with her Father(s), but she is very quiet and private. I have spent 3 years getting to know her and working with her. Something in the lesson reached her heart and for the first time, she shared her problems with someone. We ended up skipping the whole Sunday morning worship service – and as the pastor’s wife, I never do that. But this session with her was that important. While none of her issues are resolved, she is at least a few steps closer to learning to lean on the one who can heal her. She said she has never felt God was a father to her, but she is beginning to view Jesus as a sort of big brother.

    I just wanted you to know your lesson made an impact on this young lady’s life and I thank you for sharing it. Please keep doing what you are doing – you never know where God will use you. This week, he used you in a small, rural, unincorporated town near the Oregon coast in the hurting heart of one of my sweet teens. I have added your ministry to my prayer list and am asking God to bless you in a very special way.

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    • June 25, 2017 at 2:59 pm
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      Carolyn, wow that is really an amazing story. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a note about the impact of that lesson! So glad that God moved in her life. And grateful for you for being there to talk, listen and pray with her!!

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