This course is designed for women's ministry leaders, youth leaders, and caring adults who want to help our young women learn about and reclaim their identities in Christ.
Many of the issues we currently identify as stemming from "low self-esteem" will only be remedied when our young ladies realize who they already are in Christ. It's one thing to tell a girl to ignore negative messaging about her worth, but it's quite another to help her claim positive messages from God for herself.
This course will empower anyone who works with young ladies to lead them to see the truth about who they are in Christ.
This course is taught by video, with the guides, exercises and Leader's notes in pdf format so you can make copies for your group discussions. It should take you about two hours to watch and complete the materials for yourself before you teach, but it has ample enough materials and discussion topics to lead a course that would last an around 4 hours.
The curriculum includes:
Thank you so much for considering this course. I know it will be a blessing to the girl(s) you work with!
Hi, I'm Amie Regester with Greater Than Rubies. This section just gives you some info about who I am and what motivates me...candy, retro things, and now teaching teen girls and those who work with them online.)
In this course, I'll cover
After this segment, you'll have discovered 4 major indicators that your teen girl is struggling with issues stemming from not understanding her identity in Christ, and what to do about them.
In this interview, Nicole Parker (MA in Biblical Counseling) gives us some insight into the development of identity in Christ.
Checking what you learned about how to tell if your teen is struggling.
Where our young ladies find their sense of identity will affect every aspect of their life: character development, friends, education, career, romance and this will tie in HUGELY to what they believe their life purpose is, so it’s a pretty important question. After this segment, you'll see how identity is linked with success in every area of life.
In this interview, Candace Lopez of God-Confident Ministries share a personal testimony of her struggle with knowing who she is in Christ.
The exercises in this segment will prepare you for leading important group discussions about the qualities in Jesus that qualifies Him to be a friend, what God says about your girl' identity, and also provides a guide for thinking critically about media messages and their influence on identity.
This downloadable Bible study will help girls see that Jesus has the same traits as the ideal best friend and is therefore qualified to influence the way a girl sees herself.
This downloadable lecture and Bible study takes girls through a progression of seeing what is "required" of a young woman from society's standards, and gives her hope in what God has already says she is. It is this new identity in Christ that lifts the "self-esteem" of our young women.
This exercise will teach your girls how to deconstruct the media messages that influence their self-worth so that they can accept or reject pop culture's mold.
This is just for a laugh because you've been working so hard :).
Amie spent her public high school years defending her faith and her vegetarianism in rural Arkansas--where if you don't eat a whole cow for breakfast, you're weird. After getting a degree in Corporate Communication she proceeded to get jobs in everything but communications: including but not limited to sales, crisis hotlines, fitness and economic development. Looking back, she realized that her favorite jobs (Union College Resident Assistant, Assistant Girl's Dean, and Youth Leadership Coordinator) have all had to do with helping young women figure out life's tough stuff.
Amie now works to create experiences and resources to empower her sisters-in-Christ to lead their most successful lives possible. She works on her website and ministry project Greater Than Rubies, from her church office in Arroyo Grande, CA. She loves Jesus, books about theology, painting stuff, eating stuff and being warm. She loves her family!