To slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
– Titus 3:2
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
– Psalm 19:10
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
– Hebrews 11:1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
– Psalm 23
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– Ephesians 5:20
Poetry and Wisdom:
Song of Solomon
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The Armor of God
The Belt (of Truth) – “Stand firm in the belt of truth buckled around your waist”
The Breastplate (of Righteousness) – “with the breastplate of righteousness in place,”
The Shoes (of Peace) – “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
The Shield (of Faith) – “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
The Helmet (of Salvation) – “Take the helmet of Salvation”
The Sword (of Spirit) – “the sword of the Spirit, which is the sword of God.”
– Ephesians 6:14-17
Citizenship: At Home
Do extra chores around the house you don’t normally do. (30 minutes)
Invite a friend to Brigade. Discuss this with your parents before and after the invite. (Note: They don’t have to say “Yes”)
Find a way to serve in your neighborhood. Help an elderly person. Clean up some garbage along the road, etc. (30 minutes)
Citizenship: In Secret
Leave an anonymous gift for someone as a surprise – leaving no trace of who it came from. (30 minutes)
Write a letter to thank a Church Pastor, Staff Member, or Volunteer for the work they do.
Choose a photo that includes a family member you enjoyed a special memory or event with and send them a copy of the picture along with a short note about why you love that memory.
Helping a sibling or friend with something – homework, chores, a project. (30 minutes)
Help with a cleaning project around church. (30 minutes)
Come up with your own idea for a project that you can do that involves serving and makes a difference. Do it, and then share with your Leaders what you did. (30+ minutes)
14 Heel Touchers
3 x 10 second Plank
14 Mountain Climber
28 Jumping Jacks
18 Heel Touchers
4 x 8 second Plank