Teen Tuesday: Teen Girls Day & Service

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This topic is written by Danielle Ringold. Who typically serves at your church? Is it a certain generation, a certain gender, or maybe just the same people do it all? These are common problems that I have seen as I have grown up and went to different congregations. As a teenager, I was never sure exactly of all of the service opportunities in the church and why people serve to begin with...

Now as a young adult, I know specific areas I can serve in the church, and I also know that service extends beyond what actually happens during the worship service. When I was thinking about Teen Girls Day, I knew the girls would benefit from talking about service and actually discovering ways they could serve. 
The lesson begins by discussing the negative connotations with service. I believe many teenagers in the current generation view serving as a negative thing. The word serving can almost mean lowering yourself to raise others up by doing for them. But this viewpoint is not right. It is a true blessing to serve others and dignifies both the person giving and receiving the service. Remind your students that Jesus did not come to be served. He came to serve.
The lesson also includes a friendly competition…
A chalk talk to kick the group discussion up a notch…
And finally, the students take a survey to discover what spiritual gifts they may have and reflect on how they can use those spiritual gifts…
By the end of the lesson the students have a better understanding of why they should serve and specifically how they can serve. For the teacher or parent, it does not end when the lesson closes. Make sure you follow through and encourage your youth to serve in those specific areas.

Last week was the second in this Teen Girls Day Lesson Series and we discussed Inner Beauty. Click here to see that lesson.
You can see the introduction to the whole Teen Girls Day in Part 1. Click here to view that post.

Next week we will discuss our third Teen Girls Day lesson-Faith. The Serving the Church, Faith, and Giving Time to God lessons were design for boys and girls. 

Hello! My name is Danielle Ringold. You may recognize the children in the picture because my mom is Debbie Jackson, the owner of the Bible Fun for Kids website.


  1. Every once in a while I get the pleasure of teaching our teenage girls at church. I will keep this in mind! I love the idea of them stretching out to serve!

  2. I'm really enjoying your series! Thanks for linking up! I also took a look at your TPT store, looks great!


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