Juniors/Teens (10 – 14)
- Junior Power Points – GraceLinks Lesson Resources for ages 10-12 in English, French and Spanish in the Gracelinks series. The current student lesson is on the home page.
- Guide Magazine Online Stories, games videos, activites
- Real-time Faith – Gracelink Lesson Resources for ages 13-14in English, French and Spanish. These are mainly for larger churches which separate Junior and Earliteen classes. In smaller churches, this age group is usually combined with the Junior group, using a 4-year curriculum, or with the Youth group. The current student lesson is on the home page.
My Bible Says Junior/Teen Curriculum
- Junior/Teen Bible Lessons 3-year cycle for ages 10 and up. It presents the plan of salvation in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation in the context of Bible stories. The last two quarters cover Reformation history and early Advent church history. In addition, Bible doctrines are presented in the context of the stories. Illustrations are true-to-life, rather than comic format.
- Junior/Teen Teaching Helps
- Daily Bible Study Lessons with a focus on teaching Juniors and Teens how to study the Bible for themselves and how to build their own relationship with Jesus. Available as hard-copy quarterlies or electronic downloads.
- Teacher Helps available in hard-copy or through electronic downloads. Included are tips and ideas for teaching the Young Disciple Bible lesson, detailed lesson plans for each week, fun and educational activities to get your class involved, ideas to help you spiritually challenge your class and discussion prompts for teaching the YD lessons to older youth.
- Young Disciple magazine, an alternative to Guide magazine, with contemporary stories, but with realistic graphics. Aims to encourage kids to have their own relationship with Jesus. Sample copies of the magazine are available for free download.
- Program Helps In the Young Disciple Program Helps, you’ll find suggestions for everything from room décor to organizing your program. Included are ideas for song service, prayer time, missions, Bible memory activities, sword drills, and a weekly special feature. You’ll also find a section especially for leaders of older youth.
52 Sabbath Activities for Teen Groups: A Resource of Proven, Surefire, Guaranteed-Fun Activities That Make Sabbaths Unforgettable for Youth (On Amazon.com). Also available on Amazon UK and on Amazon Canada.
Challenge the leadership of your church to allow Juniors and Teens to tell the Children’s Story for the worship service. If you’ll help them get ready and to act out the stories as the inimitable Eric B. Hare did, they’ll love it, and they’ll probably have good ideas of their own.
- In our opinion, there are no better models of stories for small children than the Eric B. Hare stories. Allow your juniors & teens to take them home to play them over and over to learn to tell stories the way Eric B. Hare does. And if they have add their own drama, so much the better! Note that there are 3 CD’s. We show the cover of the first CD which includes the stories of “The Chinese Lady and the Rats,” “Silver and the Snake,” and “The Big Yellow Truck.” Generations of children remember them.
- Pathways of the Pioneers: Stories of the Men and Women Who Founded the Adventist Church Adventist history acted out – available as MP3 files or CD-format, either on compact disk. Choose the version you want. You can listen to some stories at the Ellen White site: Pathways of the Pioneers Great for children and adults. Compare both links for best price. These could be played for the early birds. By listening to them, you might get ideas for your programs.
- Your Story Hour CD’s include both Bible stories and other character-building stories.
- Children’s Stories at Adventist.org
- Children’s Sermons has 5-minute stories, and some could be suitable for children’s stories in church. (Not an Adventist site.)
- Bible Stories at Kids Bible Info.
- Bible Stories for Kids at the Voice of Prophecy site.
- Audio stories as well as Stories to Read at McDonald Road Church
- Also see our Mission page for Kids and Teens