July 13 2019

This is a bonus just for the youth leader—a quick tip and an illustration to enhance your youth leadership. You may already know this idea, have learned it through trial and error, or just need a quick reminder.




Youth leaders need to have positive expectations for the youth they work with. Because all humans disappoint others at some point, it’s possible for youth leaders to start believing that all young people are immature, easily distracted, too connected to their devices, etc. While some of these stereotypes might have some truth to them, young people are also often visionary, energetic, willing to challenge the status quo, and desirous to connect with others. Pray that God will help you see your youth the way he sees them—as his children whom he loves abundantly, has died for, and is coming back for someday to see again. Keep in mind that God also places his Holy Spirit in the people who accept him, and that includes young people! In fact, they often do the very same things Jesus did when he was on earth. Communicate to the youth in your Sabbath School that you have great expectations for them and for what God has done, is doing, and is going to do through them.


Click below to download the Cornerstone Connections leader’s guide and student lesson. This week’s resources also include two lesson plans and a discussion starter video which offer different ways of looking at the topic. Each lesson plan includes opening activities, scripture passages, discussion questions, and real-life applications.


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