Seeking Spirituality

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Age Group

Younger Youth

Brief Description

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.

“Seeking Spirituality”

This four-session unit on spirituality is an opportunity for you to give the youth in your care some specific guidance in how to experience balanced spiritual growth. It approaches the spiritual life with the conviction that God is present and active in the world in a variety of ways.

Session One: Just what does spirituality involve? Some people think of a mystical guru atop a high mountain who looks to the sky and seeks wisdom. Others think of missionaries or civil rights leaders who work for evangelism and justice. Is spirituality primarily an exercise in getting to know God, or is it primarily a matter of enacting our knowledge of God in the world through what we do? More specifically, what is the relationship between contemplation and action in Christian spirituality? How does our understanding of Jesus enter into our understanding of spirituality?

Session Two: The relationship between religion and spirituality is hard to define. We usually think of religion as a set of beliefs or practices pointing people to the holy. Spirituality describes the experience with the holy. Spirituality may transcend religious beliefs and practices; that is, there may be more to God than what we experience through religion, but religious beliefs and practices do play a significant role in the development of spirituality.

Session Three: Spirituality may be able to provide younger youth with a centering point for their lives. In all of their roles, they can know themselves as people who enjoy loving relationships with God. This session uses the Lord’s Prayer to explore aspects of our whole lives that can nurture our spiritual lives, and how our spirituality can affect our total lives.

Session Four: The call to Christian community is a call of hope and challenge. The hope lies in the fact that the church is a place where we encounter God with each other in ways that we cannot on our own. The challenge lies in nurturing this encounter.

by Grace Burton Edwards

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