Get These Two Series Bundled Together:
Series #1 - Under Pressure and Series #2 - The Power Of Influence
The bundle includes two 4-week series, which contains a total of 8 lessons.
Under Pressure: A 4-week series equipping preteens to handle the pressures put on them at school, home, activities (sports, music, etc.) and church.
The Power of Influence: A 4-week series helping preteens explore the meaning and power of influence. Students will discover who & what influences them and be challenged to positively influence others.
Series are only available bundled together & you can’t purchase them separately.
- Complete PowerPoint slides
- Series artwork for promotional purposes
- Fun opening games
- Creative, relevant teachings
- Interactive, hands-on small group activities
- Engaging small group discussion questions
More about each series in the bundle…
Under Pressure - 4 Week Series
Under Pressure is a four week series that helps preteens deal with the pressures they face.
Under Pressure at School
Homework, a rigid school schedule, tough subjects, tests, standardized tests on the horizon, a new school…the list goes on. Preteens are expected to do their best and excel in school, and the pressure to perform well can add a lot of stress to their lives. The Under Pressure series helps relieve the pressure at school. Preteens will discover that we need God and God is all we need. They’ll be encouraged to do their best in school, and let it be at that.
Under Pressure at Home
Preteens experience a lot of pressure at home. Parents expect them to stay on top of their homework and get good grades on top of other things, such as: chores; getting along with siblings; cleaning their rooms, etc. That's a lot of pressure to handle. The Under Pressure series helps relieve the pressure at home. Preteens will learn that when they mess up, their parents and God are faithful to forgive and keep on loving them.
Under Pressure in Extracurricular Activities
Preteens feel pressure to excel at sports, music, drama or whatever other activities they are involved in. Their coaches and instructors often turn up the heat, oftentimes demanding perfection. The Under Pressure series helps relieve the pressure in extracurricular activities. Preteens will be encouraged do their best and give honor to God (rather than others) in everything they do.
Under Pressure at Church
Preteens sometimes think they have to be perfect Christians. They feel horrible when they mess up and fail, often concluding that following Jesus is too difficult. Sin exposes their weaknesses, often making preteens feel like they let God down by making bad decisions. The Under Pressure series helps relieve the pressure at church. Preteens will learn that our weakness is the greatest opportunity for others to see the light and power of Jesus.
Under Pressure Overview
Lesson 1: Pressure of School Life
Bible: Isaiah 40:28-31
Bottom Line: We need God and God is all we need!
Lesson 2: Pressure of Home Life
Bible: Luke 15:11-24
Bottom Line: When we mess up, God is faithful to forgive & keep on loving us.
Lesson 3: Pressure of Extracurricular Life
Bible: Proverbs 16:18, Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:23
Bottom Line: Accept God’s unconditional approval of you, not the approval of others.
Lesson 4: Pressure of Spiritual Life
Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:6-12; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Bottom Line: Our weakness is the greatest opportunity for others to see the light and power of Jesus Christ
The Power of Influence - 4 Week Series
Preteens are influenced by the world around them. Parents, teachers, coaches, friends, family, the media, etc. have a major influence on young people. Preteens are often unaware of how those influences affect them. They’re unaware how the world around them is shaping, molding and affecting how they think, believe and act.
The heart of the series is Isaiah 64:8 – “Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
The biggest influence in our lives should be God, our Father. Preteens will learn that God designed them to be like clay, allowing Him to influence, mold, and shape them to be more like Jesus in the way they think, believe, and act.
The Power of Influence Overview
Lesson 1: What is Influence?
Bible: Luke 15:1; Luke 19:1-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17
Bottom Line: Influence is what causes change.
Lesson 2: Leaders Shape Us
Bible: Romans 13:1; Proverbs 21:12; 2 Samuel 1-12
Bottom Line: You can learn something from both awesome and lame leaders.
Lesson 3: How to Be Great
Bible: Mark 9:33-37; Philippians 2:1-11
Bottom Line: If you want to be great then be a servant.
Lesson 4: Influence Killers
Bible: Luke 16:1-8
Bottom Line: Lousy leaders lose influence.