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Root #5: Apologetics Root

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Apologetics Root

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Apologetics  [A Root of Deep Discipleship]

Overview:

The Bible encourages us to defend our faith: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (1 Pet. 3:15). That’s the point of apologetics—to explain our hope in Christ to others. In the Apologetics Root your students will find ways to do just that.

This content is digitally downloadable, and you’ll have it for life. Immediately after purchase, 100% of the content will be in your LeaderTreks account, and you can access it via the Deep Discipleship dashboard.

What's Included:

+Getting Started

We want you to be successful using the Apologetics Root of Deep Discipleship, so we’ve provided several resources to get you started off right.

> How It Works Video so you understand what content is included, where it’s found, and what it’s for.
> Tips and Training Video for you and other adults facilitating the program.
> Suggested Schedule so you can plan out when to best use the content.
> Animated Apologetics Overview Video is designed to show your entire youth ministry. You can also use it to inform parents and others in the church. Three formats are available (.mov, .wmv, .mp4).
> Lesson 1 is an introductory lesson to help you set the stage for the next few weeks of ministry.

+5 Lessons

There are 5 Lessons in the Apologetics Root. Each lesson contains:
> Participant Guide (.pdf and .doc)
> Facilitator Guide (.pdf and .doc)
> Bonus Sermon (.doc)

What Makes These Lessons Unique?
The goal of Deep Discipleship is not only to teach students more about God; it’s also to help guide students into God’s presence, to show them how to engage with God and how to grow a deep relationship with him. So each Bible-based lesson (after the kick-off Intro lesson) is equipped with an Experiential Activity that allows students to tangibly interact with the core discipleship principle they are studying. Each lesson also includes: What the Bible Says About It (with discussion questions), A Second Look from culture or history (also with discussion questions), a Life Application that helps students identify one change they can make this week to grow, and Leader Notes with tons of background info, context, and help for those hard-to-answer questions!

Lesson Topics:

1) The Apologetics Intro Lesson: This lesson will help students gain a framework for what Apologetics is and how God’s truth interacts with their lives. Apologetics means you know what you believe, and you’re ready to answer questions about it. Students will learn to identify what is true and what their faith is based on, and they will sculpt a testimony they can share with others.

2) Faith in Culture: How do I live out my faith when I’m surrounded by the faithless? The question of how to engage the culture is a tough one for most Christians, especially students. This lesson will give a few examples of followers of God who approached the topic of faith in culture the right way. Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 9:19–23

3) The Resurrection: Why did Jesus have to rise again? This lesson focuses on how important Jesus’ resurrection is to proving the truth of everything else he said. When he rose again, he did exactly what he said he would, even though it seemed impossible. If he is trustworthy in the extreme and seemingly impossible, how much more should we trust him in the little things and the other truths he gave us? Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:14–22

4) Testimony: What is my faith story? This lesson will focus on the importance of sharing your faith story through real relationships with people. It will also show how an individual’s faith story can help others find faith. Finally, this lesson will challenge students to think through how to tell their own faith story. Bible Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–13

5) Unbending Truth: How do I know what’s true? This lesson focuses on the idea that all truth is God’s truth. The absolute truth of the Bible is true at all times and everywhere. This truth also matches up to the world we live in. Bible Passage: 2 Timothy 3:10–17

 

+Videos

Video is a key component to Deep Discipleship. When you purchase the Apologetics Root you receive the following videos:

> How It Works Video so you will understand what content is included, where it’s found, and what it’s for.
> Tips and Training Video for you and other adults facilitating the program.
> Animated Apologetics Overview Video is designed to show your entire youth ministry. You can also use it to inform parents and others in the church. Three formats are available (.mov, .wmv, .mp4).

 

+Sermons

We know that sermon prep can swallow up a lot of your time, so we’ve included four bonus sermons in the Apologetics Root. These sermons line up with lessons 2 through 5 of the study. (Because lesson 1 is an introductory lesson, no bonus sermon is necessary.) These sermons are Microsoft Word documents that can easily be edited to take out or add in whatever you’d like. They are biblically solid, relevant, and written for students.

+Media & Graphics

A comprehensive Media and Graphics pack helps you spread the word to the whole church and the youth ministry.

The Media and Graphics Kit includes:
> Deep Discipleship Logos
> Apologetics Root Logos
> Powerpoint Slide Images and Backgrounds
> Facebook and Instagram sized logos
> 11×17 Poster

+Parents

We realize that parents are the primary faith influencers in a young person’s life. The best disciple making takes place when students’ parents take the lead. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide for parents to use at home with their child. It is designed to give them some basic information about what is being taught at church through the Deep Discipleship program, along with some helpful tools, suggestions, and questions to help them reinforce this learning at home.

We recommend that you give these guides to parents BEFORE you begin teaching the full content in your youth ministry. This way parents not only know what is coming next for their child, they can begin to engage with them and ask questions before they start going through the content.

More About Apologetics Root:

The Bible encourages us to defend our faith: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” (1 Pet. 3:15). That’s the point of apologetics—to explain our hope in Christ to others. We shouldn’t do this in an overbearing way, as if we’re hitting people over the head. On the other hand, we shouldn’t detach ourselves from the rest of the world, too concerned with our own safety or offending someone that we never impact others. If we’re confident in the truth God has given us, then we won’t be ashamed to respectfully engage our culture in productive ways.

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