If you're looking for Sunday school lessons for pre-teens or teens, you've come to the right place. I adapted several of my kids Sunday school lessons to use with middle schoolers or high schoolers. They are still solid, engaging, and easy to teach. In fact, you could even assign all or part of a lesson to a student to give him/her an opportunity to gain experience in teaching the Bible.
I hope to continue to adapt the kids lessons for this older age group, so you should see more lessons here as time goes on. If you are interested in a specific series being adapted, feel free to contact me.
These lessons are adapted from my Fruit of the Spirit kids curriculum. The 11 lessons begin with a discussion of what fruit actually is. Then there is a lesson for each Fruit of the Spirit (9 all together). The final lesson discusses the purpose of fruit. These lessons use parables from the Bible to help us understand the meaning of each Fruit.
These lessons are adapted from my We Are... kids curriculum. You and your students can explore 10 different things we as Christians are and how we relate to God and each other in these roles.
These lessons are not part of a series, but you may find them useful in teaching youth or kids.
You might want to write your own Sunday school lessons or curriculum, based on the needs of your particular group of students. You know them best! You will want to, of course, pray for God’s direction on what He wants your students to learn at this particular time. In addition, you might want to ask them some of the following questions to assess their Bible knowledge (varying the questions based on the age of your students):
We can all learn more about the Bible! By memorizing verses, passages, stories, and principles from the Bible, we have the “sword” of God’s Word with us at all times, even when we don’t have our actual Bible in our hands. We need the Sword with us because we never know when the devil, our enemy, will attack. Equip yourself and your students.
When writing your Sunday school lessons you might also want to ask your students what they are interested in learning and what kind of questions they have about the Bible and Christian living.
After assessing your students' Bible knowledge and interest, you can set some goals for what you want to teach them and begin to search for children's Bible lessons or curriculum on those topics, or write your own.
When writing Sunday school lessons, try using lots of questions, giving your students a chance to share what they know and you a chance to help them find the answers in the Bible. Make sure your lessons require your students to actually use their Bibles. In this way, they will become more familiar with their Bibles and also see the value of bringing their Bibles with them to class.
Remember: You can find many lessons in several complete curricula available via my Curriculum page.
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