About this series:

This two-part series is focused on.. family. Obviously there’s a LOT to talk about when it comes to family and all the baggage that often comes with family. However, because we only have two opportunities to speak on this topic, we’re going to rely heavily on you to flesh things out in group time. 

Week one:

Bottom line:

Week one of Modern Families will focus on the reality: There’s no such thing as a perfect family. We want students to understand that whatever they think is wrong with their family, they’re not alone. Because we won’t find perfection in any family, we need to learn how to have grace for the imperfections in our own. 

Scripture:

Matthew 1:1-16 (The Genealogy of Christ): It’s too long so just click here.

Colossians 3:13: "Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others"

Questions:

  1. Do you know someone whose family seems perfect? Describe their family.

  2. How would you describe your family?

  3. What do you like about your family and why?

  4. What would you change about your family and why?

  5. Why is it important to realize that Jesus' family wasn't perfect?

  6. What's one thing you can't change about your family?

  7. What's one thing you can change about your family?

  8. What do you think would happen if you stopped wanting or expecting your family to be perfect?

  9. This week, how can you show more grace for your imperfect family?


Week TWO:

Bottom line:

This week, the focus is on our Church family. Each space will have slightly different conversations about Church family, but we want to remind students that they have a community here where they can belong and feel welcome, and what it looks like to be a part of the chur 

Scripture:

SORRY YO, EACH SPACE IS FOCUSING ON DIFFERENT SCRIPTURES. Stay tuned for the message.

Questions:

  1. Do you have anyone in your life who isn't a part of your 'family' that you consider 'family'? Like a friend that you comfort l consider like a brother or sister?

  2. Have you ever felt like you didn't belong in your family? (Could be serious or a funny story)

  3. Talk about a time when you felt like you were a part of another family. 

  4. What do you think the difference is between a tribe and a family (Sr Highs)

  5. In what ways is the church like family?

  6. In what ways is the church NOT like family? 

  7. What makes it difficult for you to feel at "home" and a part of the church family? 

  8. What ways can you take personal responsibility for making others feel at "home" when they come to Transit or church?