The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens understand the need for friendships. This Life Night will also give the teens an opportunity to evaluate how good a friend they are to those they call friends. Finally, this Life Night will help the teens understand the need for solid, Christ-centered friendships.
About this night
Some of the most important and most influential people in a teen’s life are his or her friends. This night seeks to help the teens understand the necessity of Christian friendship. The Life Night begins with a competition to see who can remember the most phone numbers of their friends. The teaching for this night stresses the importance of Christ-centered friendships and offers suggestions on how to be a better friend. After a short time of small group discussion, the teens will read Sirach 6:5-17 and discuss the specific ways they can be a better friend. The night closes with a time of prayer offering up those friends by name who are in need of God’s blessing and help.