Becoming Agents of God's Justice | UMC YoungPeople
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August 2019

Becoming Agents of God's Justice

By Dave Magee

God wants us to be agents of justice in the world. This activity will help your students for that video concept of Christianity

Tell the group – Like the people of the vineyard in Isaiah, you all have been charged with doing justice and seeking righteousness for the people of the world. Get a large piece of paper and markers and take 7 minutes to get into small groups of students to make a justice list with two columns, on the left side it should say “Where Justice is Needed” and on the right side “What We Can Do To Help”

Where Justice is Needed | What We Can Do To Help

On the left side think of people in the world, and even in our own community or your schools who may need justice, who need someone to help be their champion or advocate.

On the right side beside each group of people listed write down ways that you/the church/Christians can act to make a difference in their lives in practical ways

After 7 minutes has passed ask each group to share their ideas and allow the group to ask any follow-up questions.

Final question after all ideas have been shared – Are their any ideas that have been shared today that you think we as a youth group might be feeling called to act upon as a place where we might be in mission and service together for God?

Close in the manner that is typical for you. Consider taking joys/concerns from the students, then asking for a volunteer to close in prayer.

Dave MaGee has served in youth ministry for two decades since graduating from Duke University Divinity School in 1999. He served as a youth minister in several churches in Texas and most recently served as the Director of Student Ministries at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.