In Reply to: High School Youth Sunday School Crash & Burn posted by Patricia Wilson on March 13, 1998 at 20:24:58:
We have the same problem. Recently we implemented a few things that, at this point, seem to be helping:
1. We are now using a curriculum called "Faith Lens" that is put out by the ELCA. It is lectionary based lesson that takes a currents events story and relates it to the Gospel lesson of the day. A new lesson comes out each Wednesday. The web address is >http://www.elca.org/dcm/youth/resource/biblestudy/thisweek/html<
2. One of the biggest obstacles is getting parents to Sunday School. Teens rationalize "If it's not good for you, why is it good for me?" So, we started a special 6 week teen parenting course. We're three weeks into it and the parents (even the ones who came kicking & screaming) love it.
3. We asked the teens to take turns leading the discussion. Now they have more ownership in Sunday School.
Hope this helps.
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