Reimagine Teen Ministry

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Reimagine Teen Ministry

In “Reimagine Teen Ministry,” Episode, #207, join Meredith Curtis to reimagine family ministry in the 21st century. How can teens and their families reach this generation and build up God’s forever family? The answers take us back to Scripture, uses updated technology, and involve love that flows from knowing Christ. Reach your city and reach the world while growing closer as a family!

 

 

 


 

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Show Notes

Your teens and children are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today.

Children & Teens Who Served God

Joseph, Samuel, David, Naaman’s servant girl, Daniel, Boy with his lunch

Teens are Passionate

Teens are wired for Passion! If they don’t find it serving God, they will look elsewhere

Reimagine Ministry

Great Commission

Creation Mandate

Call to Love

Ways Teens Can Serve

  • Set an Example
  • Lead a Bible Study
  • Teach Sunday School
  • Greeting
  • Sound Team
  • Worship Team
  • Coffee Shop
  • Helping Folks Move
  • Sharing Testimony
  • Coaching
  • Reaching Out to Fatherless Children
  • Create a Website
  • Create a Podcast
  • Create a YouTube Channel
  • Read to the Blind
  • Drama, Plays, Skits
  • Helping Elderly
  • Soup Kitchen
  • Witnessing at the Mall, Arcade, Downtown
  • VBS
  • Painting, Yard Work
  • Mission Trips

Choose a Ministry

  • Need
  • Teen’s Gifting
  • Prompting of Holy Spirit
  • Fit
  • Parent’s Blessing
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Spiritual Maturity
  • Training Opportunity

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Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #206, Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun

In “Hosanna Hallelujah Easter Fun,” Episode, #206, join Meredith Curtis and learn to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in a meaningful way. Pass on biblical truth and values to your children through family traditions, devotions, crafts, food, and fun. Experience the depth of the Holy Week & Resurrection celebrations with role playing and object lessons. Don’t worry – Meredith likes to celebrate the easy way!

 

 

 


 

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Show Notes

Every Gospel Writer shares the details of Jesus’ final week from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection.

Biblical Truth

The Final Week – Biblical Events (Resurrrection Eggs, Laminated 8”x11” posters)

Resurrection Power

Biblical Values

Celebrating, Thanking, Worship, Sharing the Good News

Family Traditions

Church, Devotions, Extended Family Meals, Palm Sunday Parade, Egg Hunts, Hats, New Easter Dresses, Crafts, Scripture Placecards

Devotions

Family Devotions Start Palm Saturday to Sunday after Easter

Jesus Anointed, Palm Sunday, Jesus Clears Temple, Passover, Garden, Arrest, Trial, Cross, Burial, Resurrection, Appears to Disciples, Walk to Emmanus, Jesus Reinstates Peter, Ascension

Crafts

Easter Wheel, Resurrection Eggs,

Food

Passover Seder: Roasted Chicken, Lamb, Apple & Walnut Charoset, Carrot Salad, Potato Latke, Cheese Blintzes, Apple Tartlets

Good Friday Ideas: Lamb or Roast or Fish, Parslied Potatoes, Asparagus, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Red Grape Juice

Easter Breakfast Ideas: Broccoli Quiche, Cinnamon Rolls, Raspberry Cheese Danish, Orange Juice, Coffee

Easter Dinner Ideas: Ham or Roast, Potato Salad, Jello Salad, Deviled Eggs, Minted Peas & Carrots, Carrot Cake, Coconut Cake, Key Lime Pie

Role Playing

Dress Up & Act It Out

Podcast, Radio Drama, Video

Object Lessons

Resurrrection Eggs

Lamb Blood & Snake Venom

When snake venom is injected into a lamb or sheep, the animal will create antibodies to fight the poison.

When the sheep is bitten by a poisonous snake, it will have difficulty swallowing, the tongue will protrude from the mouth, and the animal will dribble saliva. Often the animals will be unable to stand after he expels his stomach contents through his nose. After remaining motionless for a period of time, the sheep will regain consciousness.

The sheep’s stomach contains a special enzyme found in the stomach that breaks down the venom.

2 weeks of Family Devotions & Crafts

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Celebrating Easter with Teens and Young Adults

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Easter with teens and young adults doesn't have to be a head-scratcher. By adapting your celebrations to include more mature, interactive activities, you'll keep the spirit of Easter alive and hopping. It's a beautiful time to celebrate growth, renewal, and family bonds. So, let's embrace this Easter with open hearts and a basketful of new traditions that your family will love for years to come.Easter’s hopping around the corner again, and it’s a fantastic time for fun, reflection, and family bonding. But as our little chicks grow into big birds, you might wonder how to keep the Easter magic alive. Fear not! Celebrating Easter with teens and young adults can be just as joyful and meaningful, with a sprinkle of creativity.

Easter Activities for Teens and Young Adults

Gone are the days of simple egg hunts (or are they?). Here’s how you can elevate your Easter activities:

  • Epic Egg Challenge: Think outside the basket with a high-stakes egg hunt. Hide clues leading to a grand prize, or make it a digital scavenger hunt with QR codes!
  • DIY Decoration Station: Set up a craft area for making sophisticated Easter decorations. Think egg painting with a twist, using glow-in-the-dark paints or creating emoji eggs.
  • Cook-Off Competition: Whip up a storm with an Easter-themed cook-off. Who can make the best Easter brunch dish or the most creative chocolate treat?

Incorporating Tradition with a Twist

Keep the traditions alive but with a twist that appeals to older kids:

  • Sunrise Service or Reflection: Attend a service together or have a moment of reflection at home, discussing its significance in a way that resonates with them.
  • Basket Building for Others: Instead of receiving, switch it up! Prepare Easter baskets for community members or a local charity, focusing on giving back.

Creating Lasting Memories

The goal is to spend quality time together, creating memories that everyone will cherish. Capture these moments with a family photo shoot in your Easter best or create a video diary of the day’s activities. It’s about making each Easter memorable and special, no matter their age.

Easter with Teens and Young Adults

Easter with teens and young adults doesn’t have to be a head-scratcher. By adapting your celebrations to include more mature, interactive activities, you’ll keep the spirit of Easter alive and hopping. It’s a beautiful time to celebrate growth, renewal, and family bonds. So, let’s embrace this Easter with open hearts and a basketful of new traditions that your family will love for years to come.


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Special Replay: Easter Celebrations On The Cheap

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Easter Celebration On The CheapEaster Celebrations On The Cheap

Easter celebration on the cheap includes fun and easy ideas. Celebrating Easter on the cheap doesn’t mean skimping on our favorite time of the year, it means celebrating in style and saving money along the way.

Remember, it’s about Jesus not the candy! Remind your children about the true meaning of Easter which is the Ressurection of our Lord. This is what you are celebrating. Let’s review some fun, cheap activities  you can plan this Easter!

  • Potluck:

    • Ask family to bring a side
    • Delegate ice or drinks
    • Baked ham goes far and is a favorite
    • Little kids love chicken fingers
    • Cold salads – make ahead.
  • Reuse and Repurpose – Eggs:

    • Those plastic eggs should be saved each year
    • Fill with coins instead of candy – redeemable in the store (see below)
    • Use as decorations
    • Have little ones hunt for specific colors, or count how many they collect
  •  Easter Store – order online or dollar store (Explain easter egg hunt Gerwitz style):

    • Shop sales, for everything.
    • Candy bars, candy kisses, everything is a mini.
    • I look for candles at odd times, discounts on decorations after the holiday, etc.
    • Store under the bed in plastic bins or farm out to a family member with more storage space
    • Less is more. I like minimalistic decorations. The more understated the better. Fresh flowers with outside greenery is wonderful.
  •  Make Your Own:

    • Create your own dips or salads
    • Rolls are very cheap, easy and fun to make. Kids love to help.
    • We love chocolate. Many of our treats are chocolate based such as trays of brownies and dipped strawberries (hint: I use 2 cups of chocolate chips with a spoonful of unflavored coconut oil, helps it to harden – this is so much cheaper than buying them!), make a big cookie – use disposable (can be reused) round pizza trays. Be sure to leave room for expanding dough.
    • Easy appetizers: fresh fruit with marshmallow dip, salsa, and chips, melted cheese poured over chips, cream cheese and packaged dressing for an easy dip (add mayo to liquify if needed.)
  • Decorations – Easter egg tree from kids “blessing others”

By performing these activities with your family, not only do you save some money, you teach your children the real meaning of Easter! Thank you for joining us for today’s special replay, “Easter Celebration On The Cheap”! Be sure to check out my other podcast episodes at https://ultimateradioshow.com/vintage-homeschool-moms/.

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Easter Faith-Filled Family Activities

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Easter faith filled family activitiesLet’s Talk About: Easter Faith-Filled Activities

Podcast #125

with your host, Felice Gerwitz

I like activities that teach and in this episode I will discuss some fun ways to teach deeper theological concepts to very small children, all while making memories that last a lifetime. Many links provided below from other blogs with printables!

Show Notes: Easter Faith-Filled Family Activities

1. The purpose of the days leading up to Easter

2. What are your goals?

3. What are some fun activities that are tried and true.

Activities:

a. Fasting – from something as a reminder of self-control from sin.

Make an Easter Garden visual parable

b. Cross and Paper plates

d. Easter Story Bag

e. Easter tree – medallions with “catch you being good”

f. Tie Dye Cross

g. Christ Centered Easter Activities

h. He is risen craft 

i. Random acts of kindness

 

Budget-minded activities

a. Scavenger hunt

b. printables

c. Resurrection nature walk

d. Make our own Resurrection eggs – Link Here  – preschool  Resurrection eggs Link Here

e. Visual Parable

f. Cross Fingerprint Art

 

Recipes To Make:

Resurrection Cookies

Easter Bread – with or without hard boiled eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs – teach “eggs” symbolize new life – new life in Christ!

Printables:

Resurrection Scavenger Hunt 

Lenten eBooks Here

Christ Centered Printables

He Is Risen – Two Printables

Make Words Out of Resurrection Here

He is Risen Puzzle

Empty Tomb Coloring Page

Christ Centered Easter Books

Easter ABC Fill-In

Lenten Count-Down Calendar

He’s Alive Flannel Set

Flannel Set Resurrection 

Resurrection Cards


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Special Replay | Easter Traditions

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Easter Traditions for your family Easter Traditions ~ Episode 464

What are those special Easter Traditions you share as a family? In this episode, with Felice Gerwitz and Crystal Niehoff, you will learn that many Christian families have a diversity of ideas on how to celebrate this holiest day of our Lord’s resurrection.

Welcome to Crystal Niehoff who along with her husband, Kevin, an Army Chaplain hosts the History For Christian Teens podcast on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Be sure to subscribe to their wonderful show for teens (and tweens can listen in as well!).

What makes Easter special? Remembering the time of the life, death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ! This is a day of celebration for many families and it is more than cute Easter bunnies and chocolate. What makes Easter special in your family? If you have not given it thought think about this, and brainstorm with your family.

  • Some Easter Traditions:
  • Lent (celebrated by Felice’s family 40 days before Easter).
  • Resurrection Eggs – Tokens with the remembrance of Easter for children. Plastic eggs contain a symbol the depiction of something that represents Easter with a guidebook.
  • Good Friday – suffering, and death of Christ.
    • Felice’s family fasts from all meat on Fridays leading up to Easter. We also attend church on Thursday and Friday before Easter.
  • Sunrise Service. Crystal’s family attends (her husband officiates)
  • Easter Vigil – Saturday evening before Easter. Evening service with Scripture readings from Genesis to the Resurrection.
  • The best Resource is the Bible
    • Four Gospels have a different perspective
    • Older teens can read the Gospels and compare the Bible account
  • Thankfulness is not just for Thanksgiving – Easter is a great time to be thankful.
  • Easter is the eternal lesson for celebrating the gifts of the sacrificial love of Christ.

Easter Traditions do not need to take much money (See Easter on the Cheap, last week’s Vintage Homeschool Moms episode). The most important thing to remember is the time we spend with our family can not be replaced.

Resurrection-Powered Homeschooling

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Resurrection-Powered Homeschooling

In “Resurrection-Powered Homeschooling,” Episode, #157, Meredith Curtis honestly shares how to face the everyday stress and struggle of homeschooling with Resurrection-Power available to every Christian. We know it’s ours, but how do we walk in it. Start today!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Why we need power for homeschooling

Jesus’ Resurrection

Appearing to Thomas, Peter, Road to Emmaus

Paul wants to know the power of His Resurrection

“Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3:20-21)

It is a quest!

Paul says, “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (Philippians 3:10)

Wait. Why is Paul mentioning resurrection power and suffering in the same passage?

Wisdom to Know Him Better

Ephesians 1:17-23

God Raised Jesus from the Dead

We died with Christ and are raised with Him?

What does that look like?

Homeschooling Dead to Me; Alive to Christ

Ephesians 1:17-23

Surrender

Receiving

Practical Examples

Remember who you are in Christ!

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The Cross Has the Final Word

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Finish Well Radio, Podcast #061, The Cross Has the Final WordIn “The Cross has the Final Word” Episode #061, Meredith Curtis gives a solution for guilt, shame, addiction, and self-loathing. She explains what happened on the cross that affects your life today. She also answers the question: “What on earth does it mean that I have been crucified with Christ and He lives in me and that the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me”? This podcast will have you jumping for joy! And you will understand and enjoy Good Friday and Easter so much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Show Notes:

Whether you are a teen or a parent or a homeschool grad, this show is for you!

Do you struggle with guilt and condemnation?

Do you compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t measure up?

Do you sing songs about Jesus, yet not feel any kind of emotion?

Do you think it’s hard to live the Christian life?

One of my new favorite songs is by Cody Carnes, who is married to Kari Jobe by the way.

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Sorrow may come in the darkest night
But the cross has the final word

There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
There’s nothing greater than the name of Jesus
All the honor, all the power
All the glory to the name of Jesus

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
Evil may put up its strongest fight
But the cross has the final word

There’s nothing stronger, nothing higher
Nothing greater than the name of Jesus
All the honor, all the power
All the glory to the name of Jesus

The cross has the final word
The cross has the final word
The Savior has come with the morning light
The cross has the final word

What is that final word?

Well, let’s talk about the cross and how it impacts your life today.

The Sin Problem

Holiness of God

Nature of God vs. Nature of Sin

Addiction to Sin

Consequences of Sin

The Soul that Sins will Die

The Heart of God

God’s Love & Compassion

Choosing to Satisfy His Own Wrath with His Own Son

Loving His Enemies

The Decision of Christ

Do the Will of the Father

Give Up His Life

Take On the Sins of the Whole World

Experience the Wrath of God.

“It is Finished”

The Triumph & Victory of Christ

Death Defeated

Wages of Sin Paid

Power of Sin Broken

Resurrection Power

The Power of the Cross

We died with Christ

Our sinful nature is dead!

It is against our nature to sin.

When we sin, we can confess our sin and receive forgiveness.

The Christian life is about surrender; not effort.

Grace saved us & Grace enables us to live for Him.

The Cross’s Final Word

You are Forgiven!

Your Debt is Paid!

You are Free from Sin!

You have an Advocate with the Father!

You are Lavished with Love!

No Greater Love than This that a Man would Lay Down His Life for His Friends!

“Just one more, Lord, please, just one more” Hacksaw Ridge.

He has begun a good work in you and will carry it on to completion

You have been entrusted with His glorious message!

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More Easter Podcasts:

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #031, Resurrection PowerFinish Well Radio, Podcast #032, Real or Not Real

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Easter Message: What Do You Deserve?

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This Easter Sunday, KT and MB chat a bit about the philosophy of getting what you deserve.  The philosophy in our culture teaches us that the harder we work, the more we deserve. Whether it’s a daily latte, a luxury car, that big house on the hill, or the annual fancy vacation, we believe that we are deserving of these fine things.

But, God’s Kingdom is a topsy turvy world in that we all fall short. We are all sinners and yet, we are saved by grace. While our sins earn us separation from the Lord, our Father created a way for each of us to have eternal life. Through faith, we are saved. This is not what we deserve.

This reward system is a contradiction to the everyday American idea that you work hard so you can play hard. Our culture is built on the idea that if you work hard enough, you will be rewarded with the things you so deserve. God doesn’t teach this idea. As a matter of fact, God doesn’t issue a ticket to heaven based on your work ethic. Everlasting life in His kingdom is based on one simple action. Believe.

You can’t work your way into heaven. At the end of the day, the end of your life, God does not tally up the hours you toll. He doesn’t measure your worth by anything you do at all! Instead, he gives us the opportunity to have everlasting life by believing in Him. No work involved. No merit pay. No time card needed. Your eternal vacation has already been booked! God sent his only son to pay the debt. We earn it by a following this one single command. “For whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

In this special Easter message, Kimberly and Mary Beth encourage you to do these two things:

  • Practice grace daily
  • Show love one to one another

For this is how you will receive exactly what you do not deserve. Click play now for an inspiring Easter message from your Roadschool Moms.

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How and Why to Celebrate – MBFLP 166

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How and Why to Celebrate

Although some Christians are suspicious of holidays and celebrations, there are many examples and principles in Scripture that throw some light on the question.  What makes a Biblical celebration unique? Should we feel guilty for going off our diet for the holidays? Why are there different “right answers” to some of these questions? Join us as we’re planning a wedding and looking forward to Easter, as we try to find Biblical principles to guide our celebrations!

How and why to celebrate

 

 


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