September 22 - Leaders

Current Series – SHIFT

Throughout his life, Jesus interacted with a bunch of different people. He interacted with insiders and outsiders, the rich and the poor, the lonely and the popular and everything in between; there is one thing that just about all of his interactions had in common: There was something so special and compelling and life-changing about Jesus that every interaction caused a shift..
A shift in what people believed about themselves.
A shift in what people focused on in life.
A shift in understanding of love and life and wholeness.
There is something special and compelling and life-changing about Jesus…
That every interaction with him causes us to shift.
Shift our focus.
Shift what we believe about ourselves.
Shift what we care about.

This week’s bottom line: If you want Jesus to change your life, all you need is need.

Huddle time: Remember that Huddle is an important part of our small group time! Imagine walking into a big cafeteria at school and the awkwardness you can feel as you scan the crowd for your people, or even worse just a place to sit if you’re new. Huddle is your students “table”. They can enter in to a large crowd, and know right where their people are! It’ll be tough for awhile as this flow of the night is new to many students, but if you are intentional with that time and value it, they will too! 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.

  1. What do you need Jesus’ help with right now?

  2. How can you recognize your need for Jesus every day?

  3. What is typically at the top of your list of what makes someone important?

  4. Is there someone in your life who relies on Jesus? What’s different about them?

  5. Is it hard to realize or remember that you need Jesus? Why or why not?

  6. Is there a time in your life when you felt like you needed to rely on Jesus? What happened?


Announcements:

Operation Christmas Child

We are excited to work with Operation Christmas Child again this year at Lifeline. Over the coming weeks we will be collecting gifts for OCC that we will then package into shoeboxes on October 23, which Samaritans Purse will then send all over the world to kids, and pair that with an amazing Jesus message. So we need your help! Each week, we’re collecting gifts for:

  • 2-4 year old kids

  • 5-9 year old kids

  • 10-14 year old kids

Please keep these categories in mind when shopping:

  • Wow items (like stuffed animals)

  • Personal Care items (body soap)

  • Clothing & Accessories

  • Crafts & Activities

  • Toys

What ideas for what to shop for or want to learn more about Operation Christmas Child? Head to: www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions

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!

High SchoolAl Shepard