Four Week Written Series
A curriculum designed to help teens navigate their emotions based on the book of Esther.
Emotions are incredibly powerful. At times it can feel like we are at their mercy. This series encourages teens to look at their powerful emotions in light of the Bible. How can we learn to feel our emotions, but also not let them overwhelm us? How can we avoid the downward spiral of negative emotions, and instead find productive outlets that lead to a healthy emotional life? Obviously we can’t cover all of that in 4 weeks, but as we study the book of Esther together, we hope to give your teens a few tools for navigating the often troubled waters of emotions.
WEEK 1: WHAT IS PRAYER?
At its core, prayer is a conversation with a God who loves us deeply. This week we will explore ways to make prayer more conversational, and encourage teens to start exploring their own prayer life.
WEEK 2: WHAT TO PRAY
Knowing what to pray can be a little daunting. This week we will look at the Lord’s Prayer together and discover how we can pray according to the pattern Jesus has given us.
WEEK 3: HOW TO PRAY
This week we’ll discuss Jesus’ command to pray in secret. Why does Jesus think this is important? And how should it influence how we pray?
WEEK 4: WHY PRAY?
This week we come back to the core of prayer: relationship. Why do we pray? Is it to get answers? To get what we want? Or is prayer designed to draw our hearts back to God in relationship?
Yvette Mayo serves as a Student Ministry Coordinator for the South Suburban Vineyard Church. By day, Yvette is a Communication Professor @ Elmhurst University and by night she is a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Educational Studies. Together with her husband Ramon, she is raising some pretty great kids: Kaydon (12), Syenna (10), and Mercyanna (7) in Homewood, IL.