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Youth resource: Joy in Hard Times

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Tearfund resource joy in hard times

School & Youth

Welcome to Joy in Hard Times, a youth resource of interactive activities and Bible engagement to be used with families, youth groups or small groups. This resource has been designed in a way that you can pick and choose from the activities (see list below) or use them one after the other in a series.

Written by Chris Pine - the Kids, Youth and Young Adults Director for Living Church in Carinya, Queensland.


Joy in Hard Times


1. Introduction: What is Joy?

What does joy mean to you?

Activity: Watch a video about joy in the bible.

2. Joy to the World

Read Luke 2: 1-20 - QnA

Activity: Ideas for sharing joy

3. The Joy of the Lord

Read Philippians 4: 4-7

Activity: Questions, share, listen to a song.

4. Sharing Joy

Read John 15: 9-11

Activity: Watch a video about Tearfund's work

5. Other ideas for taking action + bringing joy to the world

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