January 2022 Overview

Connect the Dots

WEEK ONE

Matthew 7:24-25

BOTTOM LINE

Actions can grow your faith.

WEEK TWO

Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs

BOTTOM LINE

People can grow your faith.

WEEK THREE

Mark 2:2b-4, Mark 2:5-12

BOTTOM LINE

Serving can grow your faith.

WEEK FOUR

John 11:21-22, John 11:45

BOTTOM LINE

Tough times can grow your faith.

WEEK FIVE

Hebrews 5:12-14

BOTTOM LINE

Daily habits can grow your faith.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

By talking to them about the specific things God can use to grow their faith, middle schoolers will get a tangible understanding of something that can seem abstract: the way they can connect the dots to further connect with the God of the universe.

REMEMBER THIS


“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”

Colossians 2:6-7, NLT

ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER

MORNING TIME

As your middle schooler starts their day, write them a simple, “You’ve got this!” or “I’m proud of you!” on a sticky note and put it on their bathroom mirror.

DRIVE TIME


While on the go this week, start a conversation with your middle schooler by asking this question: “What are you most looking forward to for the rest of the school year?”

MEAL TIME

At a meal this week, ask your middle schooler: “What is one thing you can do to be more like Jesus?”

BED TIME


Pray for your middle schooler: “Help [child’s name] to put their faith in to action. May they not only be known for what they say they believe, but also how they live out what they believe. And may that be true for me as well.”