Timing options for your session

There’s lots of stuff in each of our sessions – probably more than you could use in one go. Here are some ideas on how to help people engage with the story in the time you’ve got available:

15 minute session


15 minThis could work for a school Christian group where your break time is limited or a camp morning devotion. Map your time into three 5-minute time zones (each zone could be slightly shorter or longer so you’ll probably need to be flexible):

Zone 1: What’s your story?
* choose 1 or 2 of the questions in the Rewind your story section that are most likely to get people thinking about how things are going in their lives right now. If you can think of a better question that’s great!

Zone 2: What’s God’s story?

You’ll need to prepare this beforehand so you are sure of what the Big Idea of this session is. What’s the ONE THING you want people to walk away with?
* choose one of the Bible passages to read – you’ll probably need to home in on the relevant verses and skip the other bits
* choose one part of the main article (The Story) to read or explain in your own words
OR
* get the group to read through a few of the WordSpace posts and invite them to choose one that strikes them and say why.
OR
* watch the Brad Fish video and invite people to comment

Zone 3: Remixing your story
This part is about what needs to change in our lives:
* choose one question from the Replay your story section
* choose one question from the Remix your life section (this includes the Repent part)

Don’t worry if you run out of time (you probably will). Try to make sure you get to some stuff from the last part about what might need to change.

30 minute session


30 minHere’s how you could use the material here for a longer time – like a youth group teaching slot or a cell group time where attention spans might be a bit limited

Map your time into three time zones (each will probably take different amounts of time):

Zone 1: What’s your story? (5 minutes)
* choose 1 or 2 of the questions in the Rewind your story section that are most likely to get people thinking about how things are going in their lives right now. If you can think of a better question that’s great!

Zone 2: What’s God’s story? (15-20 minutes)
You’ll need to prepare this beforehand so you are sure of what the Big Idea of this session is. What’s the ONE THING you want people to walk away with?
* show the Brad Fish video as an introduction (if you and your group are into Brad’s style!)
* choose one of the Bible passages to read – you can probably afford to read the whole chapter to get a sense of the context
* use some of the WordSpace posts (maybe people already have them on their phones from the days before?) Either just read them out or get some interaction going (get people to choose which one they like best and say why?)
* use the Story post to feed into the main points you want to get across. Use any of the YouTube videos we might have included or find some of your own.

Zone 3: Remixing your story (5-10 minutes)
This part is about what needs to change in our lives. Choose one or more of these four options:
* choose one or two questions from the Replay your story section
* get people to read or listen to the Redraw your picture of Jesus part – invite people to share what might have changed for them
* lead people through the Repent section – invite them to talk to God the way they want to respond
* choose one question from the Remix your life section

60 minute session


60 minThis is the luxury version! You get to take your time and soak in some of this good stuff

You’ll probably have time to work through the whole session. Create space for people to engage with the various resources we’ve got here. Give people time to reflect, pray, ask questions and wrestle with what the implications for their lives might be

Have fun!

We’d really appreciate your feedback. Use the form in the contact us page or email Andrew@theyouthhub.net. If you used other videos, ideas of your own or other resources we’d love to know what those were so we can add them to the mix.