Connecting Youth to the Heart of Jesus
Following Jesus: Foundations contains 6 lessons from the Following Jesus experience-based youth curriculum from Vibrant Faith and created by Rick Lawrence. This youth ministries curriculum moves from a teacher-student model toward one of active, participatory discovery, modeled after the way Jesus engaged people in the Bible.
In this Series, students explore how Jesus addresses the really big things impacting their relationship with God—the brokenness they experience because of sin, the influence of temptations in their lives, and the barriers they face in growing closer to him. Jesus is both shrewd and courageous in how he helps us overcome the relational break caused by our sin, and he shows us how to live in a trusting, vulnerable way with him. He came so that we could experience “freedom from our captivity,” and this Series will lead us out of our cell.
The 6 lesson series topics include:
- A Problem to Solve
- Destroying the Works of the Devil
- Building a Song
- What Works Against Woo?
Following Jesus is the ultimate youth curriculum for you and your ministry to:
- Encounter the love Jesus has for doubters, skeptics, and believers.
- Learn how weakness and fear can help you know the heart of Jesus for you.
- Think about the world the way Jesus does and lean into the events we commonly experience with a new kind of understanding and love.
- Approach relationships the way Jesus does—vertically and horizontally.
- Impact real-life relationships and the surrounding community with a new sense of purpose that's rooted in a Jesus-centered life.
All the Following Jesus curriculum lessons have student handouts, leader guides, and editable PowerPoint slides to further instill the learning material. All the Following Jesus lessons provide a platform to help students pursue the heart of Jesus and help them experience Jesus' love, not just admire him.
Following Jesus youth curriculum is brought to you by Vibrant Faith and created by Rick Lawrence.
Your Lesson Plan Contents:
- 6 Lesson Plans
- A comprehensive User Guide (for either youth ministry or mixed-age groups)
- Editable Leader Guide & Participant Handout for each lesson
- Editable PowerPoint slide deck per lesson that includes embedded video segments
Rick Lawrence is the Executive Director of Vibrant Faith, publisher of Following Jesus. Rick is also the General Editor of Group’s bestselling Jesus-Centered Bible and author of 40 books and curriculums, including The God Who Fights for You and many Group books, including The Jesus-Centered Life and the Jesus-Centered Daily. He was also the longtime Editor of Group Magazine.