Get ready for your Loop students to learn some extremely important stuff that’s vital to their survival. The spiritual disciplines of praying, solitude, reading the Bible and asking questions are not chores on a to-do list. These are life-saving survival skills! Then, we’ll close out the month with a review of a Loop favorite from We Are Loop and remind students that life with God is both far more thrilling and far safer than the roller coaster of life without Him!
How Long Will This Series Run?
Carry a Compass
Find Solid Shelter
|1 Week Only
What Can I Do?
(From We Are Loop)
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Click on the links above to download the leader guides, emcee guides, and activity guides to prepare for your weekly experience.
Big Questions & Key Verses
Week 1– Do you think prayer has the power to change things?
Key Verses: Matthew 6:9-13 NLT
Week 2– What distractions do you need to turn off this week?
Key Verse: Luke 5:16 NLT
Week 3– What do you think is good about reading the Bible?
Key Verses: Matthew 7:24-25 NIV
Week 4– When you have questions about your faith, what do you do?
Key Verse: James 1:5 NLT
1 Week Only– In what ways is life like a roller coaster?
Key Verses: Psalm 139:23-24 NIV
Prepare for the Weekend
Does it sound fun to you to learn spiritual disciplines? Maybe. Do you think the 6th grade version of you thinks it sounds fun? Not as much, right? But here’s the thing—spiritual disciplines aren’t boring. They’re vital! We absolutely can’t survive this life without them. And, The Loop Show certainly won’t make learning these skills boring. Anything but!
For our first week, we’ll learn how to pray something called navigational prayers. Prayers that give us direction. Prayers that have direction. Just you wait! Your personal prayer life is guaranteed to get a boost from watching this with your students. Can you imagine how powerful it will be as our students begin to understand that prayer really does have the power to change things?
In week two, we’ll learn about how important it is to slow down a bit. To be quiet. We’ll show students that alone time is actually an important practice that can help draw them closer to God.
In our third week, we’ll learn the importance of building a solid life on a solid foundation. And what book do you think we’ll point students toward as the best guide for life? You got it! The Bible! Sometimes Bible reading can feel like a chore. That’s not the point. We’ll help students see that the Bible is alive and able to guide them and encourage them every day.
To close out our Survival Skills series, we’re gonna embrace a little friction. Students have questions for God. They have doubts. They have uncomfortable feelings like anger or mistrust—and they can be afraid to let God know that sometimes these feelings are aimed at Him. We’ll let students know Loop is a safe place to explore questions about God. We’ll remind them that God is wise and can handle our questions. We’ll teach them that the friction of their questions can cause a bright and lifelong fire in their hearts that burns brightly for God!
We’ll wrap up November with a review of one week from the We Are Loop series called “What Can I Do?” It will be focused on the “lead me in the way everlasting” portion of Psalm 139:23-24. We’ll invite students to join the amazing roller-coaster ride of a life that God will lead them through. Life’s not always easy. But life with God is both far more thrilling and far safer than the roller coaster of life without Him!
- The Bible Plan for the four weeks of Survival Skills is called How to Survive Middle School and Beyond. The Bible Plan for the one-week review of We Are Loop: What Can I Do? is called Search Me, Test Me, Lead Me. Students can ask their parents to let them use their Bible App if they don’t have phones themselves, and they can also visit www.go2.lc/LoopBiblePlans to complete it online.
- Check out The Loop Show on YouTube—you don’t ever need to miss a week!
- Remember to check out your leader guides and activity guides in the table above!