Managing the Media

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Age Group

Younger Youth

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Intersection for Younger Youth is a complete resource for teaching younger youth. This guide includes teaching procedures and reproducible resource pages. Intersection combines active, creative learning approaches with quality Bible study.

“Managing the Media”

Media influences surround us. In this unit. young people are asked to explore how people are affected by what they hear, see, and read in the media. They are given the opportunity to look at how the influences of the media compare with the influences of God. Youth are challenged to consider how they can interact with the media compare with the influences of God. Youth are challenged to consider how they can interact with the media responsibly and are prompted to study what their lives say to others.

Session One explores the significant impact of the media upon youth today in light of the scriptural message given to us by Paul in his letter to the Romans. In a society which promotes and encourages conformity, transformation can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

Session Two investigates the issue of reliance on might versus reliance on God. After recognizing that the media emphasizes one’s need for might to accomplish one’s goals, the youth will be challenged to struggle with the question of how to look to God for guidance in the face of the media’s encouragement to rely on one’s own strength and power. God teaches that mightiness is given to those who live according to faith.

Session Three examines the media-promoted message that “we are how we look” in relationship to what God says we are. the tremendous attention given to body types, clothing, hair styles, fitness, and so on by the media can foster the idea that our physical appearance is the most important aspect of ourselves. Using Scripture from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, we learn that each of us is the temple of God and that we have the Spirit of God dwelling in us.

Session Four looks at how we can be responsible with the media influences that help to shape who we are. The issue of how we make decisions about what media productions are allowed into our lives is addressed. In exploring the scriptural guidelines, we recognize that by becoming more aware of how the media engages us and by acknowledging that each of us is responsible for the choices we make regarding the media. We are called to be catalysts for Christ.

by Karen Davis

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