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Root #8: Identity Root

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Identity Root

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Identity  [A Root of Deep Discipleship]

Overview:

God created humans in his own image, unique in all creation. Then sin entered the picture, and all people developed a warped version of their original identity.  Christ came and died on the cross and rose again to offer us a new identity, even better than the first. He took on our sin and shame so we could take on his righteousness. He identifies with us so we can find our identity in him—a redeemed identity.

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 Identity 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 Identity 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 Identity 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 Identity Intro Lesson: This lesson introduces and sets the stage for the Identity Root. It’s designed to get students thinking about who they are as God’s children and followers of Christ, and how embracing this identity will affect their daily lives.

2) Image of God: Why do I matter? This lesson is all about discovering why we were made, who we are as God’s children, and what gives us value. Bible Passage: Mark 5:24–34

3) Spiritual Gifts: What are they and how should we use them? Students will learn what spiritual gifts are and why we were given them in the first place. They will also explore the importance of sharing their gifts in community with other Christ-followers. Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 12

4) A Disciple’s Mission: How do you know God’s mission for your life? Students will learn about a unique formula (Burden + Passion + Vision = Mission) to look at clues God has given them along the way to discover how God is leading them. Bible Passage: Matthew 9:35–10:42

5) Temptation: What do I do when I’m tempted? Students will study Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and identify how they can stand up to temptation as well. Bible Passage: Matthew 4:1–11

+Videos

Video is a key component to Deep Discipleship. When you purchase the Identity 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 Identity 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 Identity 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
> Identity 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 Identity Root:

It started with Adam and Eve. God created humans in his own image, unique in all creation. While God declared his other creations “good,” he identified humans as “very good.” Then sin entered the picture, and all people developed a warped version of their original identity, a sinner’s nature in need of major restoration. Christ died on the cross and rose again to offer us a new identity, even better than the first. He took on our sin and shame so we could take on his righteousness. He identifies with us so we can find our identity in him—a redeemed identity.

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