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God with us: Christmas themed youth session outline…

By Dan Etheridge

We know Christmas is a manic time – there’s always lots going on, and it’s sometimes hard to find time to plan a decent session or small group because of all the parties, cakes and treats! But, don’t panic, we’re here to help with a little pre Christmas gift for all you busy youth workers!

We’re created a simple Christmas session outline that you can use with only a bit of planning and prep (of course, you can use the session as you want and put in as much or as little of your own content and effort as you see fit). The session includes some teaching on the Christmas story, discussion points, stories from courageous Christians, a video, interactive prayer activities and some fundraising ideas too.

The session focuses on the theme of ‘God with us’ – a key part of the Christmas message. We’ve used the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph’s escape to Egypt after the visit of the wise men to introduce the experience of displacement and persecution facing Christians around the world. Then the session focuses in on Syria as a specific example of where our church family are facing threats, intimidation and violence.

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Happy Christmas!

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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