Virtual Adventures - Self-Directed

Welcome to Virtual Adventures!
 
The Virtual Adventures youth ministry curriculm is designed to be self-directed so students can access the content at any time from any computer or mobile device. It can also be use in a group virtual environment, like Zoom, or in an onsite classroom. The provided flexibility allows ministries to supply the lessons to the families for their desired use. Simultaneously, the YFM team may choose to offer a community experience where children could join to work through a lesson as a group experience or reflect on the lesson they reviewed in preparation.
 
The content is divided into three age groups: (a) Elementary (b) Tweens, and (c) Teens.
 
Each lessons contains:
~ Opening Experience
~ Meditation Zone
~ Media Room
~ Creation Station
 
This is a group project funded by the South Central Region.
 
 
Unit #1: Self-Awareness
​​Unit Focus: We set ourselves free to be our most wonderful selves when we live in harmony with the Spirit within. 
 
Unit Outcomes: By the end of the Unit learners will be able to:
  • Explore their relationship with Spirit
  • Describe ones needs and values
  • Perceive oneself accurately

Children's Lessons

Lesson 1: God & I Are One

Lesson 2: Discovering Me

Lesson 3: Connecting With Me

Lesson 4: Connecting Me With We

Tween Lessons

Lesson 1: God & I Are One

Lesson 2: Discovering Me

Lesson 3: Connecting With Me

Lesson 4: Connecting Me With We

Teen Lessons

Lesson 1: Who Am I?

Lesson 2: What Are You?

Lesson 3: God & I Are One

Lesson 4: I Am Me!

 

Printable Lesson Plan

The lesson content for all three age groups can be downloaded here (Word Doc or PDF) and used to create online group lessons or as content for onsite classroom lessons. 

 


Unit #2: Feelings

Unit Focus: This unit explores how we relate to ourselves, recognizing our emotions and thoughts and how these affect our lives. It will also include how to manage emotions as well as how to stay calm and positive in difficult situations.  
 
Unit Outcomes: By the end of the unit Learners will be able to:
  • Recognize & name different feelings
  • Identify what they are feeling
  • Develop tools for coping with emotions
  • Identify accurately, the emotions & feelings of others 
Children's Lessons

Lesson 1: What Do I Feel?

Lesson 2: Mixed Feelings

Lesson 3: Managing Emotions

Lesson 4: Others' Emotions

 

Printable Lesson Plan

The lesson content for all three age groups can be downloaded here (Word Doc or PDF) and used to create online group lessons or as content for onsite classroom lessons. 


 

Unit #3: Growing Faith

Unit Focus: This unit explores faith and invites us to consider what it is that we have faith in.
 
Unit Outcomes: By the end of the unit Learners will be able to:
  • Distinguish between blind faith and true faith 
  • Identify what they have faith in 
  • Explore how faith helps us to grow in Spiritual understanding 
  • Use tools designed to strengthen faith 
Children's Lessons

Lesson 1: Growing Faith Through Trust

Lesson 2: From Hoping to Knowing

Lesson 3: Growing Faith Workout

Lesson 4: Growing Faith & Working on It

 
 

Printable Lesson Plan

The lesson content for all three age groups can be downloaded here (Word Doc or PDF) and used to create online group lessons or as content for onsite classroom lessons. 

 


 

Unit #4: Diversity & Inclusion

Unit Focus: This unit explores our differences so we can better understand one another and to know that all deserve to be treated with respect..
 
Unit Outcomes: By the end of the unit Learners will be able to:
  • Understand the fact that we are all unique expressions of the one Spirit  
  • Embrace and celebrate our differences 
  • Understand that we are not defined by a single story 
  • Accept others as they are
Children's Lessons

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Lesson 2: 

Lesson 3: 

Lesson 4: 

Tween Lessons

Lesson 1: 

Lesson 2: 

Lesson 3: 

Lesson 4: 

Teen Lessons

Lesson 1: Exploring Race

Lesson 2: Exploring Belief

Lesson 3: Ways of Being

Lesson 4: Exploring Unity

 

Printable Lesson Plan

The lesson content for all three age groups can be downloaded here (Word Doc or PDF) and used to create online group lessons or as content for onsite classroom lessons.