These Are Our Bodies: High School Participant Book

Talking Faith & Sexuality at Church & Home

Samantha Haycock and Caren Miles

Jun/2017, 72 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.25

ISBN-13: 9781606743331

• An easily accessible, theologically progressive, mainline Christian Ed resource on human sexuality
• A High School program resource to engage youth in connecting faith and sexuality in grades 9-12

This book is the high school participant's guide to use during each session of the These Are Our Bodies program. It is filled with prayers, scripture, and reflection questions designed to help the participant see the connection between their sexuality and their faith. With lots of space for journaling, a glossary of important terms and words are included, as well as appropriate websites for further learning or help.

Audience: High school participants

 

SAMANTHA HAYCOCK is the Episcopal lay chaplain to the University of Arkansas and coordinates young adult ministries with St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has a passion for spreading Jesus' call for social justice. Previously the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Christ Church, Alameda, California, she has been involved in diocesan sponsored youth events over the past decade, including summer camps, Happening, and the triennial Episcopal Youth Event. Samantha helps people to make connections between their daily and spiritual lives so that they can bring their whole and authentic selves to the world. She also enjoys concocting strange things in her kitchen and hiking all over the place.

CAREN MILES is the Associate for Discipleship Ministries in the Diocese of California, previously having served in congregations in the Diocese of Dallas, New York and California with children and youth. She ran the Children's Program at General Convention in 2012 and 2015. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Texas and over 15 years of life lessons learned in ministry helping children and youth find their identities as beloved children of God. Caren loves that her job ranges from sitting on the floor to read Bible stories with preschoolers to sitting in a coffee shop waxing theological with teenagers to helping adults find the best ways to work with all ages. She also enjoys spending time in the kitchen, but prefers if someone else does the dishes.

Introduction
SESSION 1: Our Introduction
SESSION 2: Our Language
SESSION 3: Our Value System
SESSION 4: Our Identity
SESSION 5: Our Self Image
SESSION 6: Our Relationship
SESSION 7: Our Health
SESSION 8: Our Dignity
SESSION 9: Our Theology
Resources
Glossary

Keywords

  • Sexuality
  • Youth
  • Christian Education

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