This ministry is designed to meet High School student’s challenges, pressures, and struggles that every teen faces with biblical truth and knowledge. We take church out of the box and make it relevant to today’s teen, all while providing fellowship and developing a sense of purpose in belonging in today’s world of self-indulgence and excess. Classes are available for high schoolers on Sundays at 10:30 am. They also meet on Wednesday nights at 7 pm and have scheduled events throughout the month. Check the church calendar for more information.
“I just can’t let it go.” “They don’t deserve to be forgiven.” “It hurts too much to move on.” Maybe you’ve heard your students say something like this in the midst of pain, frustration and anger towards someone who has hurt them—or maybe you’ve said or thought something similar yourself. Choosing to forgive someone who has hurt us is never easy. So why does it matter so much that we do it? How do we know when we should do it? And how do we know we have actually healed from the pain an offense has caused? How do we simply let it go?
Session One: The GrudgeBottom Line: The more you hold a grudge, the more the grudge has a hold on you.At some point in all of our lives, we will come face-to-face with a very tough decision—whether or not to forgive. And while sometimes the idea of getting revenge seems right in the moment, in the long run, the only person it truly hurts is us. So if holding on to a grudge isn’t the best thing for us, what are we supposed to do? And who is ultimately responsible for making it right?
Session Two: It’s Not Fair Bottom Line: Forgiven people forgive. “We all want forgiveness. And—at one point or another—we all need it. But we aren’t always as willing to give it out as we are to accept it. Thankfully, the Bible tells us that God doesn’t measure our sins to see what is forgivable and what isn’t. He doesn’t say, “yes” to some things and “no” to others. So, if God is able to forgive every offense, what does it look like for us to do the same? What does it look like for us to take the forgiveness we have received and pass it on to other people who don’t deserve it—other people just like us?
Session Three: Little BrotherBottom Line: Healing means I trust God can make my life, not just my pain, a demonstration of His goodness.Your students have chosen to forgive. And they’ve actually done it! At least, they think they have, until the same old feelings come creeping up all over again. And suddenly, the freedom of letting go becomes more about coping than actually forgiving and moving on. So what do we do to move past coping to actually healing? How do we put our pain in the right perspective—God’s—so we can truly forgive and let it go?