How can we help young people talk about death? This assembly invites students to think about what the Bible teaches about life and death, reminding them that God’s love is unchanging. It aims to help engage with this timely subject with pastoral sensitivity, opening a conversation that offers hope to young people who are suffering from grief or loss.
What do we do when we feel ashamed? This assembly helps students consider that shame is an emotion that cannot easily be dealt with, particularly in a contemporary culture where people are quick to blame. Christians believe that the death of Jesus on the cross brings forgiveness and freedom from shame through the costly sacrifice of God’s son. This assembly is also suitable for use at Easter.
How does failure help us shape our futures? This assembly considers the idea that by failing, human beings learn from their mistakes and are able to succeed. It examines how shame over past mistakes can stop people living fully, and considers the biblical teaching on forgiveness and redemption through the story of Zacchaeus, the tax collector.