As the parent of a student, you know the disconnect that often occurs between what teenagers say they believe and the way they live throughout their lives. Adolescents, like all Christ-followers, fight the constant temptation of falling into the trap of saying one thing while doing another. The Book of James clearly addresses this issue.
James puts forth a simple idea: our actions should match our beliefs. This is what it means to live a vivid faith through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In light of this, we are really excited to be launching a new series this week in ignition. We’ll be digging into the book of James rooted in a study from youthministry360 entitled Vivid: A 6-lesson Study on the Book of James. This study will challenge students to evaluate their faith and their actions, to identify where the two don’t match up, and to make the necessary changes to live a life of a vivid faith. During the next six weeks your child will learn about:
- the struggle with sin that lives in every Christ-follower
- the danger of showing favoritism to those who are easy to like
- the importance of spiritual fruit in our lives
- the power of words
- the futility of trying to love the world and God
- the importance of submitting to God’s leadership
You’ll be receiving follow-up reminders from me as we teach these topics. We want to equip you with overviews of what we talked about as well as some follow-up suggestions you and your student might use to continue this important conversation.
We want to be known as a student ministry who leads students to live a vivid faith, standing as a powerful witness to a watching world.