Living the Christian Life Teen Curriculum

Living the Christian Life Teen Curriculum hopes to accomplish three things:

  • Give teens a strong foundation of Biblical knowledge
  • Give teens an understanding of the commands and principles God wants them to apply to their lives
  • Give teens the tools and practice to apply these godly commands and principles consistently in their lives

The curriculum contains eight tracks each containing fifteen lessons. The lessons take approximately two hours to complete. If you do not have a two hour class period, the lessons have a natural break at the one hour mark after the lesson. You can begin the second hour with the skills activity during your next class meeting. The skills activity includes a brief review to tie the lessons together.

Use the tabs below to navigate between lesson plan tracks.

Track 2 – God’s Plans For Us – Moses and Joshua

  1. God’s Plans For Us – Israelites in Egypt/Baby Moses
  2. God and School – Education of Moses
  3. Laws and Authority – Pharaoh/Mt. Sinai
  4. Obedience – Old Testament Laws
  5. Anger – Golden Calf
  6. Conflict Resolution – Miriam & Aaron Against Moses
  7. Integrity – Spies Explore Canaan
  8. Responsibility – Introducing Joshua
  9. Honesty – Balaam/Korah’s Rebellion
  10. Work Ethic – Tabernacle/Manna
  11. Trustworthiness – Rahab and the Spies
  12. Self-Starter – Instructions to the Twelve Tribes
  13. Resiliency – Jericho
  14. Handling Temptation – Achan’s Sin
  15. Making Godly Choices – Joshua Says Goodbye

Track 3 – Godly Wisdom – First Four Kings of Israel

  1. Godly Wisdom – Introduction to First Four Kings
  2. Growing Up – David and Goliath
  3. People Skills – Saul and David
  4. Friends – Jonathan and David
  5. Courage – David on the Run
  6. Kindness – Abigail
  7. Rejection/Failure – King Saul’s Mistakes
  8. Peer Pressure – Absalom
  9. Movies/TV/Music – David and Solomon/Psalms
  10. Family – Proverbs
  11. Positive and Negative Speech – Proverbs
  12. Predators/Satan – Solomon’s Problems
  13. Money – Solomon’s Riches/Proverbs
  14. Servant Leadership – David, Solomon, and Rehoboam
  15. Mentors/Advisors – Rehoboam

Track 4 – Counting the Cost – Kings and Prophets

  1. Counting the Cost – Elijah and Early Troubles
  2. Sin – Elijah and Mount Carmel
  3. Satan’s Tricks – Jehoshaphat and Ahab
  4. Avoiding Sin – Naboth’s Vineyard
  5. Becoming a Christian – Various New Testament Scriptures
  6. Greed/Envy – Elisha and Jehu
  7. Revenge – Jonah
  8. Purity/Dating – Isaiah and His Wife
  9. Vanity/Selfishness – Manasseh, Nahum, and Amon
  10. Body Fit to Serve – Daniel and His Friends
  11. Alcohol – Writing On The Wall
  12. Drugs – Various Scriptures
  13. Leisure Time (Negative) – Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, and Friends
  14. Leisure Time (Positive) – Daniel and the Lions’ Den
  15. Loving God With All Your Heart – Ezra, Nehemiah

Track 5 – Overcoming the Past – Patriarchs

  1. Overcoming the Past – Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar
  2. Mercy – Isaac and Abraham’s Sacrifice
  3. Marriage – Isaac and Rebekah
  4. Parenting – Jacob and Esau
  5. Redemption – Jacob and Esau Reunite
  6. When Life Isn’t Fair – Joseph in Slavery
  7. Enemies – Joseph’s Brothers and Potiphar’s Wife
  8. Repentance – Joseph’s Brothers
  9. Social Justice – Israelites in Egypt
  10. Advocating for Change in Godly Ways – Joseph and Pharaoh
  11. Godly Ways to Find Love – Joseph’s Brothers/Jacob and Esau
  12. Allowing God to Fill You Up – Joseph in Jail
  13. Uniqueness – Jacob’s Blessing of Sons
  14. Humility – Joseph’s Highs and Lows
  15. Breaking the Cycle – Joseph Breaking Bad Cycles

Track 6 – God’s Vision For Our Life – Parables and Life of Jesus

  1. God’s Big Picture – John the Baptist and Jesus
  2. Vision – Temptation of Jesus
  3. Priorities – Jesus Cleanses the Temple
  4. Goal Setting – Sermon on the Mount
  5. Time Management – Jesus and the Centurion
  6. Reflection – Parables of Sower, Lamp, etc.
  7. Focus – Parables of Weeds
  8. Reaching Your Godly Potential – Jesus Walks on Water
  9. Using Your Gifts – Rich Young Ruler/Woman Anoints Jesus
  10. Learning from Others – Servants in Debt
  11. Sacrificing – Widow’s Mite
  12. Patience – Prodigal Son
  13. Finding God’s Plan For You – Nicodemus
  14. Godly Dreams – Triumphant Entry
  15. Finishing Well – Jesus’ Death Through Ascension

Track 7 – The Christian Toolkit – Paul

  1. Christian Toolkit – Road To Damascus
  2. Christian Identity – Paul After Conversion
  3. Righteousness – Paul’s Letters
  4. Spiritual Disciplines – Paul’s Letters
  5. Seeing God – Paul’s Journeys
  6. Faith and Doubts – Paul’s Arrest and Trials
  7. Faith Community – Paul’s Companions
  8. Church Structure – Titus
  9. Flexibility – Paul’s Changes in Plans
  10. Compassion – Paul and Timothy
  11. Grace – Paul Converting Guards
  12. Perseverance – Paul’s Troubles
  13. Fruit of the Spirit
  14. Armor of God
  15. Worship/Obedience/Faith Sharing – Paul’s Life

Track 8 – Finishing Strong – Epistles

All lessons in this track will feature scriptures from 1 & 2 Peter, James, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, and Revelation.

  1. Finishing Strong
  2. Planning for Temptation
  3. Growing Spiritually
  4. Life of Worship and Obedience
  5. Life of Service
  6. Seeing Godly Opportunities
  7. Asking for Help
  8. Staying Connected to God
  9. Staying Connected to the Church
  10. Lifelong Learner
  11. Becoming a Mentor
  12. Creating a Legacy
  13. Becoming a Servant Leader
  14. Life of Evangelism
  15. Creating a Godly Cycle for Yourself and Your Future Family