Week Six: Leader Toolkit

Theme: Practicing Revolution

Scripture Text | Luke 19:28-49, (Jesus enters Jerusalem) and Self-giving Love (Luke 21:14-23:56, Passion Narrative) 

Three Wonderings

1

What can I do from home to stand up against hate and violence?

2

How does God’s love show through my attitude and actions?

3

How can I live more gently on this earth?

Video Conversation & Reflection

Join Rev. Robin Raudabaugh, Union UCC, Elk River and Pastor Sheri Nelson, UCC Outdoor Ministry Program Director for conversation and reflection.

Meditation Practice

Join Rev. Emily Meyer, Director of The Ministry Lab, as she invites you to wonder and reflect in the audio recording below.

Transcript available here.

Caring for the Common Good Project

Revolutionary Love

We know that not all rules (norl laws) are based on morality. So following those rules isn’t always the same thing as doing what’s right. How do we help children have the courage to make their own choices and stand up for their beliefs in the face of authority, peer pressure – or even an unjust law? How do we instill the critical thinking skills that are required to navigate this difficult terrain?

How to: Read or listen to the story Sit In by Andrea Davis Pinkney with your group. Then wonder together:

  • What made the students brave enough to continuing sitting even when they were harassed, threatened and arrested? Do you think you could be that brave?
  • How did the actions of these students make a difference?
  • Have you even done something wrong because you knew it was right?

Use this Educator’s Guide for more ways to talk to youth about civil disobedience and the complexities of moral decision making.

Additional References & Resources

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