Scripture: Judges 6-8
- Students will learn when God asks us to do something He expects us to do it.
- Students will learn when God asks us to do something He will provide what we need to do it.
- Students will learn God may appear to give us less than what we think we need to complete the task in order to remind us that God is in control.
- Students will learn how to encourage and provide for missionaries around the world.
Guiding Question: How can students support Christian missionaries?
Materials: The materials will be based on the needs of the missionaries you contact.
Procedure: Review the story of Gideon, focusing on how God limited the number of men who were to go to battle. This was so that there would be no question that their victory was from God and not by human effort. Explain that this was done in order for the people to see that God is and always is fully in control. When God wants something to be done, He will always provide what we need and who we need to successfully accomplish what he calls us to. It is easy for us to want to be in control and have things go our way. We need to remember that God’s way is the best way and allow Him to have full control in our lives.
Introduce the service project. Talk with students about the importance of encouraging Christians in places where they have to be brave to be a Christian. Connect with missionaries in places like China, Russia, India, the Middle East and other areas where Christians are in danger. Find ways your students can help encourage the Christians there and what they can do to support them.
Additional Questions: How can students support local missions?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students work with a mission team at your church to create a fundraiser for their next trip. Students can work with the team to raise money and collect donations based on the team’s needs.