Your students may know a lot about Jesus, but do they truly know him?
That's why we created LIVE Urban, a youth group curriculum. These 16 lessons move beyond urban stereotypes and creatively engage your students in dynamic conversations and Bible studies built around four fundamental themes: parents, self-image, friendships, and the need to belong.
We recognize that urban youth ministry isn't just about reaching out to the inner city. It's less about a street address and more about a generation stuck in survival mode—students struggling with their identity, with families that are hurting and broken, existing rather than living. Your passion as a youth worker is to see those teenagers move to a place of thriving in Christ.
This youth ministry curriculum will help teenagers grow healthy spiritual lives rooted in a Christ-centered understanding of who they are. They'll discover biblical wisdom on relationships, including knowing when to end friendships that are unhealthy, destructive, or dangerous. And they'll explore the rewards of investing in their reputation at home, not just their reputation with their friends.
BONUS: Because of the unique challenges and opportunities of urban ministry, we also have developed additional tools for communicating with parents after each lesson. Connecting with parents allows them to know you are partnering with them in the lives of their son or daughter. A changed parent = a changed family = a changed neighborhood = a changed community.
16 Weeks of Lessons
These 16 youth ministry lessons move beyond urban stereotypes and creatively engage your students in dynamic conversations built around four fundamental themes: parents, self-image, friendships, and the need to belong.
SERIES 1: I Just Want to Belong
Identify Me, Who's My Daddy, Child of God, Walk Like God's Kid
SERIES 2: Your Parents: Who's in Charge?
What Does Honoring Mean, Home Cred is as Important as Street Cred, Can We Learn to Communicate, Why Can't We Just Get Along?
SERIES 3: Self-Image vs. God's Image
What I See When I Look in the Mirror, What the World Says About Me, What My Friends See When They Look at Me, Christ's Reflection in Me
SERIES 4: What About Your Friends?
Who's in Your Space, The BFF Standard, Dealing With Conflict in Friendships, Saying Goodbye
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16 lessons for high school students, delivered through your LIVE Online subscription.
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