June 15 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.



For some reason, whenever there’s a new stain on the church’s floor, the default response is is, “The youth did it.” It doesn’t even matter whether or not the youth actually did do it; they will get credit for it. It’s like people don’t know about gravity—everything ends up on the floor! So, if the carpet is really, really important to keep clean, instead of putting it on the floor, put it on the ceiling. Then people can enter the room and gawk in amazement as they stare at the ceiling, uttering, “Wow, look at how clean that carpet is!” The example is about keeping the carpet clean, but the principles described can be applied to many situations.


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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