You are all too aware that it takes only a few seconds to lose their attention. You long to lead each one in your class to Christ—but how do you put together a program that will not only spark their interest, but help them grow spiritually?
There's no question about it: Teaching juniors and earliteens can be a challenge. However, it is also a great opportunity for ministry—and it can become one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
As a division leader, you can do much to influence your class to choose Christ and His Kingdom. Yet you have little more than an hour a week—and you want to make every minute count.
Even if you feel like you're just not an "idea person," take heart. 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.
Please note: We also offer a number of additional program resources each quarter, some of which are required for certain activities. For example, there might be a nature DVD with object lessons to go along with the Sabbath School lesson, a game to reinforce the key points of the lesson, wall posters, incentive aids, or exciting offering mission project kits. Find out more about additional resources here.
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