September 21 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.




Facts are important, and stories can bring facts to life. A story helps facts become personal and meaningful. For example, it is easy to access many facts about Hurricane Dorian such as the number of lives lost, homes destroyed and supplies needed. Another dimension is added when you hear the story of someone who experienced it.

Some people say we use reason to explain how our emotions motivated us to act. In reality, we draw from both facts and stories, and from our thoughts and our feelings. Stories help us put it all together. Tell stories when you want to make a major impact. Listen to stories for the same reason.


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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