In Case You Missed It
Six Week Written Series
A curriculum all about events in life teens have missed due to the pandemic, and how we can redeem them.
We want to thank Amy Fletcher and the amazing people of Vineyard Community Church in Overland Park, KS for sharing this curriculum with us. Their vision in this curriculum is to revisit some of the events teens have missed due to the pandemic, and look at them through the lens of biblical stories they may also have missed. Teachings do not build upon one another. They simply picked biblical messages that possibly teens would be less familiar with. We hope this helps you pastor your teens as they continue to navigate an uncertain world, with faith in a loving and faithful God.
WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION (EARLY CHURCH)
In the midst of learning to have church and youth group virtually, can we look at how this isn’t much different than the early church in many ways? In this week, we’ll look at how we are similar, and how that can encourage us.
WEEK 2: GRADUATION (BALAAM)
In the story of Balaam and his donkey, we see that God looks at the heart and continuously pursues us, even when we run from him. We will dive into how we each personally have (or have not) experienced the relentless love of God in our lives.
WEEK 3: EASTER (NICODEMUS)
As we look at the story of Nicodemus, we’ll discover the full arc of his story. We will ask questions like, “Do we look for God?” “In our everyday lives, are we looking for God’s work?” “Are we willing to grow and learn as God teaches us new things?”
WEEK 4: JUSTICE MOVEMENT (DEBORAH)
Through the story of Deborah, we will look at how God uses the weak things of the world to do mighty things. We will relate this to our own lives, and how God can use us even in our weakness. We will also discuss oppression and pray for those who are living in the many forms of oppression we see in the world today.
WEEK 5: SPRING BREAK (ABSALOM)
Vanity is a trap that is as real (if not more) in today’s society than ever. We will discuss the power and draw of vanity, and whether we are more concerned with how people might perceive us, than with becoming who God is forming us to be.
WEEK 6: SPORTS/SHOWS (ELISHA)
Using the little known story of Elisha and axe head, we will talk about how God cares about the little things in our lives. We’ll also look at whether there are some “little things” in our lives that may be holding us back from getting closer to Jesus.
Amy Fletcher serves as the Youth Pastor for 5th-12th grade at Vineyard Community Church in Overland Park, KS and leads Project Timothy MidWest South. Amy and her husband, Robert, have been married for 15 years. They have a 13 year old son, Ethan, and an 8 year old daughter, Zoey. Amy graduated from Sterling College in 2003 with a degree in Christian Education, focus on Youth Ministry. She has served in youth ministry at several churches since her graduation and is facing new and wonderful challenges having her own kid in youth! Amy loves encouraging students to find their true identity in God and learning how to walk daily with God. In her free time, Amy loves playing board games, watching shows, reading books, and eating good food.