By Ravin McKelvy
I have many fond memories of midweek youth group growing up. Memories of lively games, worship, Bible study, and small group discussions.
Midweek meetings can be an incredible way to continue discipling the kids in your church beyond Sunday morning—to create deeper connections and stronger relationships. Make the most of this time with resources that are not only fun, but also equip kids to live out their faith in everyday life.
A great option is the new The Gospel Project for Kids Midweek. This resource is focused on discipleship. It’s built on the foundation of helping kids live out their faith by using the spiritual disciplines. Each session will end with a discipleship group. This is a space where kids will have the opportunity to share with one another what they are learning and ask their leader questions.
Throughout the year, The Gospel Project for Kids Midweek will feature two units on each of the following topics: worship, Bible study, and prayer. And one unit will be featured on each of these topics: evangelism, fellowship, rest, service, generosity, and fasting/celebration/silence. As kids go through the units, they will learn what it means to practice these disciplines in everyday life.
Another great resource is TeamKID: Follow Through. As kids grow in their faith, they often ask questions such as: what does it mean to be part of God’s family, how can I follow God right now, or how do I love my neighbor? Kids need to hear the Bible’s answers to these questions and more to help them learn to connect their faith to life action. TeamKID: Follow Through will lead kids to answer questions about loving their neighbor, being part of a faith community, and living on mission for Jesus.
This study will equip you to guide kids and their families as they pursue Jesus in practical ways through:
- Key Bible stories in the New Testament Letters
- Practical application points of how kids can live out their faith
- Interactive activities that build Bible skills and understanding
- Engaging activity pages that reinforce key truths each week
- Family connections with additional parent pages
- “At Home” activity page summaries
Take your discipleship plan beyond Sunday morning by making the most of your midweek meeting. Find out more about both of these resources at lifeway.com.
Ravin McKelvy is a copywriter at Lifeway and graduated with a degree in communications from Moody Bible Institute. She is passionate about the intersection of art and theology and sharing the daily realities of Christian living through writing. She grew up in a family of 12, and currently lives with some of her family in Franklin, Tennessee.