Advent Youth Night – Week 3 Joy

Purpose: To invite youth to explore the topic of Joy. The goal will be to look through the stories of the bible as well as reflect on their lives and seek out expectant Joy: the expectant joy of celebrating Jesus’ Birth, his rebirth in us this season and his second coming at the end of time.

5 Min: 

Opening Prayer 

10 Min: 

Introduction Video 1 –  Joy

In this video we share the definitions of Joy and ways we have seen God work in the lives of others to serve as an introduction to the topic.

5 Min: Read IS 61:1-2A, 10-11

5 Min: 

YouTube Video link 1- YouTube video on  Joy

 Choose a video below to share with youth. Review this video with youth and discuss their first impressions.

3 Min – Advent Week 3: Joy

3 Min – Advent Reflections 2019: Silence and Joyful Hope | week 3

10 Min:

Discussion Breakout Session

Break the group up into groups of 4 -6 and discuss the following questions:

  • What was your first joyful memory?
  • What made the experience joyful?
  • What are some examples that God gives us of Joy in the bible?
  • Thinking of those examples, what is the joy you have this year in awaiting Jesus’ coming at Christmas?

5 Min: 

Large Group Discussion

Reunite the group and discuss highlights from small group conversations.

5 Min:

Closing prayer