|"MOVIE NIGHT WITH THE RADICALS" by Carol Duerksen|
YOUTH GROUP LESSON 32
|MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION:
1 Locate and prepare to show the video “The Radicals.” If you want to purchase it, it’s available from mennolink.com. “The Radicals” is based on Myron Augsburger’s novel and is the story of Michael and Margaretha Sattler and the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement in 16th century Europe. You will need more than an hour for this session, because this is a full-length film.
2 Bibles for students
3 Copies of the poem at the end of the session for each student
Begin this session by asking students what they know about the spiritual ancestors of the congregation. Gather as much information as you can from them. Do they know how the congregation started? What do they know about the denomination the congregation belongs to? What do they know about the basic beliefs of the congregation? Do they care?
Introduce the video. If your congregation is Mennonite and you want to explain that Mennonites were a part of the Anabaptist group, please do so.
CONNECT TO THE MOVIE
Watch the video “The Radicals.”
Lead a discussion about the film.
Some items to cover and questions to process:
• “Church” has been defined differently by different groups through the centuries. What different definitions of “church” did you see in this movie?
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