Challenge Accepted – 3 Weeks (January 21-February 4)

BULLETIN BLURB

Things happen in life. Some things we can’t change, but there are other things in our lives that we do have control over. In order to change your circumstances you must accept your challenges. Will you accept the challenge to check out this new series Challenge Accepted?

OVERVIEW

The Point

Wk 1 Oftentimes, our greatest pain leads us to our greatest purpose.
Wk 2 Come up with one word that you want to live by, and be about this year.
Wk 3 Come up with one thing you want to do, accomplish, become, or change this year.

Key Verse

Wk 1 Isaiah 43:18-19 NCV

Wk 2 Isaiah 55:11 NCV

Wk 3 Philippians 4:13 NLT

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Life is full of challenges. In order to change your circumstances, you must accept your challenges.
As we begin the new year we’ll look at the challenge of letting go of the past as well as taking on new challenges for the year
that will make us who we want to be and get us to where we want to go.

In the first week, we’ll look at the things we’re holding onto that are keeping us from moving forward.

The second week, we’ll talk about how powerful words are, and challenge students to come up with one word and one verse that they can focus on becoming throughout the year.

In the third and final week of Challenge Accepted, we’ll talk about how actions speak louder than words. We’ll encourage students to do what they need to do to get the results they want to get. They’ll be challenged to identify what they want most and put habits in place that will get them there.

YOUTH PASTOR NOTES

There will not be any closing scripts with this series. The videos will take it all the way through the close to asking if any students want to raise their hands. At this point, you will seamlessly transition from the video to you recognizing hands raised.

Have your leaders come up with their one word, one verse, and one habit before they lead their groups. This will be a great way for them to get the conversations going for their students to start thinking about their word, verse, and habit.

For week two, One Word, there is a YouVersion Reading plan that you can point students to called: One Word That Will Change Your Life.

There will not be any closing scripts with this series. The videos will take it all the way through the close to asking if any students
want to raise their hands. At this point, you will seamlessly transition from the video to you recognizing hands raised.
Have your leaders come up with their one word, one verse, and one habit before they lead their groups. This will be a great way
for them to get the conversations going for their students to start thinking about their word, verse, and habit.
For week two, One Word, there is a YouVersion Reading plan that you can point student to called: One Word That Will Change
Your Life.

RESOURCES

For Leaders:

Leader Guide Week 1

Leader Guide Week 2

Leader Guide Week 3

For Youth Pastors:

Experiential Options

YP Guide

VIDEOS

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Video Series