October 30 - Leaders

Current Series – Anxiety Monster

Sometimes we think of Anxiety as something that some people have and other people don’t have, but anxiety is something we all carry with us. We just carry it at different levels. For some of us it is barely noticeable, yet for others it is crippling. The goal is not for us to get rid of our anxiety; the goal is for us to put our anxiety in its proper place. It’s like we all have this pet anxiety monster that we carry with us everywhere we go. It starts out small and manageable, but it can quickly grow into something that causes a lot of trouble in our lives. In this series we will talk about what types of things our pet anxiety monster feeds on, and how we can put it on a diet.

This week’s bottom line: Anxiety Feeds on Control. Will we try to control our lives, or open our lives to God?

Huddle time: Here’s some ideas to help generate conversations during that time:

  1. Ask a Ice-Breaker question that we used during leader meeting that night

  2. Ask each student to share a high and a low from their week.

Teaching Discussion: Here are some questions to help you create conversation around the night’s topic. Remember that you don’t have to make it through all of these questions! They are simply a tool to help you facilitate conversation.Out of the list of stressful situations listed at the beginning. Which gives you the most anxiety?  

  1. Can you give an example of how some anxiety can be a good thing?  

  2. What feeds our “anxiety monster?” What starves it?  

  3. Can you summarize the verse we read from 1 Peter?  

  4. Does it every feel like your anxiety gets out of control? 

  5. When you try to control your life without God does your anxiety get worse?  

  6. What is the hardest thing for you to release control of and trust God with?  


Announcements:

Snow Camp

You can now register for Snow Camp! There is a bunch of information about camp, so head on over to the events page to get up to speed and start the registration process!

Bring Your Bibles!

We would love for students to bring their Bibles to Lifeline this year! We are hoping this helps students become more familiar with the habit of opening up and reading from their Bible; it will also help them more easily follow along with the teaching at Lifeline!

Middle SchoolAl Shepard