The life of a youth leader is busy! From managing budgets to recruiting volunteers, there are never enough hours in the day. So when do leaders have time to prepare for a weekly Bible lesson? Too often, this part of the job falls last on the to-do list.
This tension is why Ministry to Parents created a teaching series with a weekly built-in Parent Email that helps parents connect to the hearts of their students every week.
With this purchase, you receive everything you need to host a 4-week teaching series, online or in person, for middle and high school students.
The Identity Series includes:
- 5 Promotional Graphics (1 Series + 4 Sessions)
- 4 Teaching Sessions Including:
- Set Design & Theme
- Countdown Video
- Text including Tangible Items, Visual Objects, & Key-Word Study
- Discussion Questions
- Research Page on Ephesians
- 4 Parent Emails with Faith-Based Conversation Starters
- 4 Volunteer Emails with Training Tips
- Parent Email Header
- Volunteer Email Header
- 4 Personal Notes & Prayer for the Ministry Leader
The Identity Series, Who Am I?, includes four teaching sessions based on four different Scriptures in Ephesians.
- I Belong (Ephesians 1:3-6)
- I Am Powerful (Ephesians 2:1-5)
- I Am Important (Ephesians 2:4-7)
- I Am Useful (Ephesians 2:10)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Identity Series?
At some point, we all ask the question: Who Am I? When we become aware of the world around us, we try to make sense of our place in it. Am I alone? Do I matter? Is this world too much for me? These questions lead us to search continually for the answers in all sorts of places. In this four-week series based on Ephesians 1-2, we help students discover the answers to these questions.
Can I use this teaching series in the "quarantine ministry era?"
Absolutely! With the use of Zoom or other video conferencing apps, you can use the entire teaching series from the countdown video to discussion questions.
We even include How To Teach Online where we walk you through step-by-step.
Is there a specific time to teach the series?
The theme is on identity, and the material is evergreen, so you pick the date that works for you.
Do I have to do all the elements of the series?
No. You can pick and choose which ones fit you and your group best.
Why a Research Page and a Key-Word Study Element?
As a ministry leader, you have an endless to-do list as you prepare for events, meetings, weekly programming, and relationship-building. It's hard to find time to research and study a text every week. So...we hired a research assistant for you!
Because we believe in giving proper context and research to the Scripture, we provide a Research Page and Key Words prepared by a graduate with a Masters of Divinity in Theology so you can have a good grasp of what you teach. We want you to teach with confidence without spending all your extra time researching.
We also took Key Words from each text and provided definitions from Strong's Concordance. Each keyword is highlighted in bold within the Teaching Sessions. If you feel led to expand on the topic, the Key Words give you the confidence needed to do so.