Growing in Faith

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June Lesson Theme

Take the Lead

A 4-Week Series on The Judges

Leaders take the lead. Like a drum major leading a marching band or the grand marshal at a parade, leaders are out in front showing others the way.

Legendary leaders of the Bible like Deborah, Gideon, Samson, and Ruth will help kids see what leadership looks like and how they can become great leaders too.

Young leaders will grow this month learning that God gives me courage to lead, helps me learn from mistakes, and gives me leaders I can follow. Everyone can be a leader, let’s take the lead together.

This Month’s Memory Verse:

Micah 6:8 (NIV)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
   And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God

Parent Resources


Week 1

This week, kids hear about how Deborah took the lead to defeat a powerful army.
THE BIBLE: Judges 4; Psalm 130
THE BIG IDEA: Everyone can be a leader

Week 2

This week, kids hear about how Gideon took the lead into battle with only 300 soldiers.
THE BIBLE: Judges 7; Psalm 20
THE BIG IDEA: God gives me courage to lead.

Week 3

This week, kids hear about how Samson took the lead to bring down his enemies after they had
captured him.
THE BIBLE: Judges 16:4-30; Psalm 9:1-10
THE BIG IDEA: God helps me learn from my mistakes.

Week 4

This week, kids hear about how Ruth took the lead when she followed her mother-in-law, Naomi.
THE BIBLE: Ruth 1:1-18; Lamentations 3:22-33
THE BIG IDEA: God gives me leaders I can follow.