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Jesus Reveals the Church

Life Night Outline

Goal of this Night

The goal of this Life Night is to help the teens understand why Jesus Christ established a Church. This Life Night will also address the differences between faith and religion and how each plays a role in the teens’ lives. Finally, this night will challenge the teens to live out their unique role in the Body of Christ, the Church.

About this night

The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ and stands as His Body in the world. This Life Night seeks to explore this truth and make it relevant to the lives of teenagers. The Life Night begins with an opportunity for the teens to give their interpretation of 1 Corinthians 12.  The game leads into a short skit and teaching on Christ’s establishment of the Church. After a time of small group discussion, the night will close by praying the prayer of St. Teresa of Avila: “Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours…”

Parental Notice

This week’s Life Night is about Jesus Christ’s role as the founder of the Catholic Church. The Church is known as the Body of Christ. During the course of the night, your teens learned how being a part of the Body of Christ practically applies to their lives. This week, take a few minutes to pray the short St. Teresa of Avila prayer before or after dinner. Use the following questions to help discuss this topic at home.

1. What does it mean to you to be a part of the Body of Christ?

2. What do you think God’s plan for you is as part of the Body of Christ?

3. How can we as a family better serve the Church, locally and globally?

Environment

We are the Body of Christ. The environment for this night is all about the body. Cut out different parts of the body like hands, feet, arms, legs, ears, toes, etc. from paper. Hang the different parts on the walls and from the ceiling. If possible, gather copies of x-rays to add as well. If possible, get Halloween skeletons and hang them around the room.

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