One area of our older kids’ high school curriculum is their Christian Studies.
Some of what Christian Studies includes studying is God’s word and taking opportunities to serve in our community. I have previously shared one of their assignments, and you can check it out here. Today, I want to share one of my absolutely favorite assignments for this class.
Once a month each one of our oldest four students presents a teaching (aka sermon) on a topic they choose. This gives them a different method of studying God’s word than the verse by verse method we use for our morning Bible study.
The requirements for this assignment:
- minimum of 5 minutes in length
- must contain 3 different verse references
- 1 Greek definition
- 1 Hebrew definition
- 1 story to illustrate the teaching
How I score this assignment:
- time length of teaching- 10 points
- 3 verses- 5 points each
- definitions- 5 points each
- story- 10 points
- overall presentation- 5 points
- = 50 point assignment.
Though this is a part of our high school curriculum, Emily Grace (13- 8th grade) and Hannah (11- 6th grade) also participate to expand their knowledge of God’s word and be better prepared for the more difficult topics and higher expectations of their high school years.
Each of them get to choose their own topic, but they have to clear it with me before they get started. Sometimes the topics they choose can be too broad and need to be a little more focused.
A few of the chosen topics so far:
- Biblical Courtship vs. Worldly Dating
- Drawing Strength from God
- Intentionally Be An Encouraging Person
- Having a Thankful Heart
I greatly enjoy listening to their presentations and hearing what they have discovered.
What are some other topics do you suggest?
All for God’s glory,