I don’t know how many youth ministries will be talking about what is happening in Baltimore this week with their youth groups but I understand it can be hard to react this quickly. My hope is that youth ministries from every color on the spectrum will take a moment this week and pray for what is happening and formulate a plan to tackle tough subjects with their kids. Here’s a list of 25 themes I drew from the event that might inspire a teaching, a service project, a sermon, or battle cry:
Dealing With Injustice in Our World
How To Handling Conflict
What Is Oppression?
Leadership: Making The Right Decisions
How To Stand Up For What You Believe
Racism: What Is It And How To Avoid It
Media Coverage: How Does It Impact Your Perception Of Race
How To Deal When We’re Angry
Poverty: Serving Those Less Fortunate
The Destructive Power Of Hate
Parenting: Teaching Our Kids The Right Way
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 29, 2015
Trusting God In Tough Times
Is Violence Ever the Answer?
Am I My Brothers Keeper?
— She Ratchet (@SheeeRatchet) April 29, 2015
Loving Our Enemies
Loving Our Neighbors
How Did Jesus Protest?
Judge Not: Shut Up Until We Know The Facts
Unity: Coming Together For Positive Change
Praying For Change In Our Cities
Servant Warfare: Prayer, Kindness, Love, Action
Being Peacekeepers In A Time of Chaos No Greater Love: Laying Down Our Lives
Finding Your Calling: What Can I Do About This?
How can our ministries better incorporate these themes to make a difference?
What theme would you add? Add yours below.