Resilience is such a powerful concept. Some of our greatest heroes and inspirational characters in stories are defined as people of resilience. But what does it look like to have a resilient faith? Spoiler alert… it doesn’t mean that things are always going to go according to plan. We will discover how we can build resilience and find joy regardless of the circumstance.

Think to yourself or share with a group: what “trial” is most heavy on your heart right now? Remember, a trial is any difficult or challenging circumstance in your life.

How can you take a step today toward embracing the trials in your life?

Why is connection to God such an important part of developing a resilient faith?

Do you feel the temptation to walk through life’s challenges alone? Why do you think we feel that?

What are some ways you can take a step toward others during hard times?

Spend more time reflecting on 1:15-18 by personalizing the passage into a prayer. Pray these verses back to Jesus by inserting the word, “you” in place of “He.” (For example: “You (in place of He) are the image of the invisible God…”). As you pray through these verses, you might want to include additional praises for who Jesus is and what He has done for you.

Invest in the Next

What does the word "invest" mean to you? What does investing in the next generation mean to you? This week we will look at three different ways we invest in the next generation and influence them to find and follow Jesus. 1. How does Proverbs 22:6 apply to you? 2. Who...

Two Are Better Than One

We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. This is something to be excited about, right? But what if the connection we are experiencing isn't what God intended? What if we've been chasing something that isn't what it seems to be? God offers us...

We Are Family

Many people say that kids and students are the church of tomorrow but that statement could not be further from the truth. They are the church of today. There is so much hope and promise in the younger generation. Throughout the summer, we have talked about how to be...