When some people think of urban youth ministry, they picture dangerous neighborhoods, run-down schools, and police sirens in the middle of the night.
While that image does describe daily life for some teenagers, we recognize that urban youth ministry is about more than a street address.
That’s why we created LIVE Urban. These 16 lessons move beyond urban stereotypes to help teenagers grow healthy spiritual lives rooted in a Christ-centered understanding of who they are.
LIVE Urban At-A-Glance:
- For grades 6 through 12
- 16-week series
- One-year access to the LIVE Online Management Tool ($99 yearly renewal after first year)
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Topics and Lesson Plan
LIVE Urban helps students discover biblical wisdom on relationships, including knowing when to end friendships that are unhealthy, destructive, or dangerous. And they’ll explore the rewards of investing in their reputation at home, not just their reputation with their friends.
Each lesson creatively engages your students in dynamic conversations built around four fundamental themes:
- The need to belong
BONUS: Because of the unique challenges and opportunities of urban ministry, we also have developed additional tools for communicating with parents after each lesson. Connecting with parents allows them to know you are partnering with them in the lives of their son or daughter. A changed parent = a changed family = a changed neighborhood = a changed community.
LIVE invites parents to get involved
Because spiritual growth happens best when your ministry efforts merge with life at home, LIVE intentionally helps you connect to parents by inviting them to get involved with what their teenagers are learning each week.
This happens through LIVE's parent email templates that coordinate with your weekly lessons. Each email shares details about the weekly topic with parents, and includes conversation prompts to spark deeper discussion at home.
LIVE’s Online Management Tool
Your purchase of LIVE Urban includes one year of access to LIVE's online management tool (a $99 value).
With LIVE's online management tool, planning has never been easier. Choose which lessons you want to teach from within the tool, and edit or customize them to make them unique to your students. Then assign lessons to small group leaders, share files with your team, schedule LIVE daily texts for students, and access parent email templates. Everything is coordinated and accessible from one dashboard on any device.