March 16 2019

Youth Leader Tip

This bonus is 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 maybe just need a reminder. Here it is in a quick infusion:




Teens naturally go through changes in their identity. Their bodies have already changed, and now their thinking is beginning to enter new territory. What others think of them starts to become more important than what their family thinks of them. It’s quite common for teens to have multiple identities based on who they’re around at the time. However, if they see adults doing the same and acting differently in different settings, it really bugs them. Without realizing it, they will feel repulsed by seeing their same inconsistency in others. Even if they are acting more hypocritical than the adult or adults in these situations, they can be quick to demonize them. If you are the adult in a situation like this, be real and be real consistent. Come clean (repent, confess, and ask for forgiveness) when you’re the one guilty of it. This will build credibility over time and be a great example for teens to do the same.


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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