When teenagers care more about preserving their cell phone battery than opening up the Bible app or spend more time reading Harry Potter than Scripture, it’s challenging to find creative ways to help teenagers get into God’s Word. We get it.
Pierced: The New Testament utilizes the New International Version in a narrative order with comments and illustrations from other teenagers to immerse teenagers in the story of Jesus.
Check out these fun ideas for using Pierced: The New Testament in your youth group:
- Do a Bible-reading challenge. Have students commit to reading a book or several books in Pierced over a period of time together. Encourage your group to “change the stats.” Say something like, “Only 7% of people your age are engaged in the Bible. You can change that.”
- Host a Bible-journaling party. Set out colored pencils, markers, and other materials. Provide copies of Pierced. Play some music and share snacks while they spend time creatively responding to God’s Word together.
- Give Pierced as a gift to new believers or to teenagers who are new to the youth group.
- Have students sign up to give Pierced to their friends who want to learn more about Jesus.
- Use Pierced as the book for a small group study. Pick a book like Romans, for example, to go through together. Encourage small group members to read to a certain page number each week.
- Empower small group leaders to give Pierced as a Christmas, Easter, or graduation gift.
- Encourage students to bring a friend(s) to youth group. When they show up, they both get a copy of Pierced.
What ideas would you add to the list? We would love to know they ways you encourage Scripture-reading in your youth group. Share your ideas in the comments below!
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