Goal for the Life Night:
The goal of the Night is to examine the individual causes of stress in our lives and to help the teenagers cope with and/or eliminate stress (and its sources) through a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Life Night at a Glance:
This is a Night designed to acknowledge the teens’ stress as valid, without immersing them so deeply in their stress that it elevates it while at the Night. It begins with fun games in small groups of teens. It continues with a very practical teaching that offers them an overview of how stress works, what the signs are, and some practical ideas to battle it and conquer it in healthy ways. It then moves into a personal inventory and large group reflection time that helps them identify what “triggers” the stresses in their lives and what they might need to change in the way they cope with stress. It concludes with a prayer service in which they will be comforted and blessed with the peaceful words of Scripture. Additional handouts are included to assist the teens in practical, spiritual ways throughout the weeks and months following the night.