- 1 The Basics video curriculum
- 3 10 Minute Moments: The Basics
The best coaches, the most effective teachers, and the strongest leaders all know this truth: If you want to build something that endures, you have to start with the basics.
That idea applies to our spiritual journey, too. The Basics will help students explore, discuss, and apply some of the core truths of the Christian faith. The truths in this series aren't called "basic" because they're childish or simplistic; they're "basic" because they're foundational and essential to leading a life that honors God.
Each week, your teenagers will explore key Scriptures that relate to these topics, discuss the significance of each biblical truth, and consider how it relates to their lives today.
The Basics is ideal for students who have recently become Christ-followers or for teenagers who are exploring the claims and truths of the Christian faith—but students who've been followers of Jesus for years will benefit, too.
This DVD-based curriculum covers four topics:
- Start Here: Salvation [08:13]
- The First Step: Baptism [05:29]
- Remembering the Past and Looking Forward: Communion [06:50]
- Keep Moving Forward: Next Steps [07:14]
10 Minute Moments: The Basics
Want to help teenagers build a lasting life of faith? It all begins with a solid foundation!
10-Minute Moments: The Basics will help students in their spiritual journey, whether they're new followers of Jesus or have been Christ-followers for years. The truths in this book aren't called "basic" because they're childish or simplistic; they're "basic" because they're foundational and essential to leading a life that honors God.
Teenagers will discover a fresh understanding about God from the Gospel of John, one of the clearest and most-read books of the Bible. They'll explore the fundamental beliefs and teachings of Jesus, and they'll encounter a deeper of everything God has done for us. Each day's reading only takes about 10 minutes—a great step toward building a personal habit of daily time with God.
This engaging book is a daily devotional that's set up as a journal. Students read a Bible passage, chew on a few questions, consider some suggestions for prayer topics, and then write down their thoughts in their bookÑor engage in an experiential idea based on that day's theme. It's a one-month plan that's easy to read and easy to stick with.
Use 10-Minute Moments: The Basics as part of a small group or retreat, as a graduation gift or a birthday gift, or just have them available to students in your youth ministry.
Joshua Griffin is the high school pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. While he's given up on his dreams of winning American Idol and running seven marathons in seven days, he remains committed to the dream of seeing teenagers passionately live out their faith.