To truly engage your youth in their faith formation, it requires giving them a sense of ownership as they dig into what they believe and why they believe it. T.B.D.: Think. Believe. Do. offers a resource for youth leaders to engage youth to actively participate in their own faith development and embark of a journey of exploration. As a result, youth begin to ask and answer questions about their faith while also building their own belief system.
Youth ponder and think about their belief system throughout the four-session unit, using the T.B.D.: Mission student journal to write notes, make doodles, and capture the discussion so they can form their faith roadmap. The journal was designed with the youth in mind: giving them a space to reflect and begin to dig deeper into what they believe based on the discussion during each session.
The second unit of T.B.D., Mission, helps students uncover what mission means to them -- and to their faith. Over the course of four weeks, youth leaders host a small group session with youth centered on a specific statement to get youth talking about what mission means to them in the context of that statement, which provokes emotion and discussion because of the unequivocal stance they were designed to take. Youth are asked to think deeply about the statement at hand and create their own perspective based on their faith and belief system.
T.B.D.: Mission features four unique statements of faith for youth and their leaders to discuss, unpack, and ultimately, find meaning around: