Youth Journey Programs

Youth Journey Programs from General Church Education provide step-by-step lesson plans to deliver the messages of the Lord's Word to ages 3 to 18. Mix-and-match activity choices include crafts, games, drama, songs, pictures, videos, and service projects. Guided discussions help students see how the Bible relates to their own lives. Suitable for Sunday Schools, families, vacation Bible camps, etc.

Five Parables of Heaven (Mindful Communication Challenge)

The stories of the Sower, the Pearl of Great Price, the Wise and Foolish Virgins, the Workers in the Vineyard, and the Great Supper help students discover what the Lord teaches about heaven and how we can get there.

Use in conjunction with the adult program Mindful Communication Challenge.

Lead and Guide Us: The Exodus from Egypt to Sinai (Living Gratefully)

The story of how the Lord led the children of Israel out of Egypt toward the promised land illustrates how the Lord leads us toward heaven. The burning bush, crossing the Red Sea, the gift of manna can all teach us things about Divine providence works in our lives.

Use in conjunction with the adult program Living Gratefully

Hands of Love: Inherit the Kingdom (What Would Love Do?)

For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Matthew 25:35-36

This series of seven lessons explores the teachings of Matthew 25 in depth, by using incidents from Jesus' life that reflect each of these six charitable actions. It includes a wide variety of ideas for service projects for all ages.

Can be used in conjunction with the adult program What Would Love Do?

Creation: Reflection of God (Seven Practices of Peace)

Explore the magnificence and wonder of God's Creation in this Sunday school series. Learn about the seven days of creation in the book of Genesis and how important each one is to our lives today. Teach students to see the love and wisdom of their Lord reflected in the world around them.

Can be used in conjunction with the adult program Seven Practices of Peace

Joseph: a Man of Integrity (The Path of Integrity)

Joseph is one of the central figures of the Old Testament. Sold into slavery by his own brothers, Joseph never lost faith in God and eventually rose to become the ruler over all Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. Learn about the life of this incredible man of God and how we can strive to be like him.

Can be used in conjunction with the adult program The Path of Integrity

Jacob and Esau (Shift: Small Changes, Big Difference)

Jacob and Esau were brothers who spent a long time in conflict with each other. Their struggles with each other symbolize spiritual struggles that take place with each of us. Learn about the changing relationship between the brothers and what their story means for us. 

Can be used in conjunction with the adult program Shift: Small Changes, Big Difference.

The life of Elijah (Living Courageously)

The life of the prophet Elijah is an amazing story--filled with danger and difficulty but also amazing experiences of the power of the Lord. Learn about the major episodes of Elijah's life and what they mean for us today.

Can be used in conjunction with the adult program Living Courageously