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The Darkness and The Light


Teach The Darkness and the Light to your students and empower them to discover how God’s light shines around them, in them, and through them.

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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” - John 1:5

Have you ever been in a place that’s really and truly dark? A place with absolutely zero sources of light? It’s a little unsettling, isn’t it?  We lose context. We become disoriented. And if we’re honest, sometimes we get scared. There is another kind of darkness that surrounds us. It’s not the absence of light. It’s the darkness of a world without good. A world without God. 

There is darkness. But there is a light, too. And not just any light. It's a light that is overwhelming, all-consuming, and perfectly pure . . . a light that refuses to be ignored. It’s the light of God’s goodness. And it breaks through in the most amazing ways. There is a light that drives away darkness. A light that drives out fear. A light that runs off despair. A light that shines for justice. A light that is comforting, and clarifying . . . A light that saves. 

Teach The Darkness and the Light to your students and empower them to discover how God’s light shines around them, in them, and through them.

Teach The Darkness and the Light to your students and empower them to discover how God’s light shines around them, in them, and through them.

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A Complete Event Solution:

4 Small Group Bible Study Lessons

Streamlined, complete, and easy-to-teach Bible study lessons for your volunteer leaders with teacher prep videos

4 Large Group Sermon Outlines

Sermon outlines ensure God's Word is the focus of your event. Choose from simple or detailed options for your speaker to follow.

A Complete Media Package

Session videos to kick off and wrap up your weekend, background loops, presentation images, a countdown clock, artwork and more

Student Bible Study Guide

An essential component for your students to experience maximum impact as it is their small group Bible study material.

4 Devotions for Your Students

Perfect for creating quiet time moments throughout your weekend and are included as part of our Student Bible Study Guides

4-Week, Follow-Up Devotional Journal

Keep your students in God’s Word following your event with our 4-week daily devotional journals as they study God’s Word on their own

Event-Themed T-Shirts

Our classic theme-designed shirts are ready to ship and help you round out a complete event experience for your students

Option for Custom-Designed T-Shirts

For a custom fee, our designers can create something unique to your group

Session Overview

Session 1: Let There Be Light: The God Who Creates

What We Want Students to Learn: That God is real, active, and all powerful. 

Main Scripture: Genesis 1:1-5; 1 John 1:5-7

Session Snapshot: There is a God and we can know Him. The Bible is His story. He is the all-powerful Creator who spoke creation into existence with His word. He spoke into the chaotic void and suddenly the darkness was driven away. But He didn’t stop there. He is actively engaged in our lives. He did not set the world in motion and then step away. He is present, a God of action, one who brings light into every dark corner, even today.

Session 2: The Light Came into the World: The God Who Cares

What We Want Students to Learn: That Jesus is the light of the world, and what that means for Creation and us.

Main Scripture: John 1:1-13; John 8:12

Session Snapshot: Jesus is the light of the world. He is God incarnate, sent to bring life and light to all Creation. When we come to saving faith in Jesus, His light shines in us. It is the light of the life He purchased for us through His death and resurrection. If we are apart from Jesus, we are separated from God's light. This session will challenge students to evaluate their relationship with Jesus and ask, "Do I know the true light"?

Session 3: You Are the Light: The God Who Calls

What We Want Students to Learn: That part of why we have been saved is so that we will shine our light in the SAME WAY Jesus did, with the same purpose and the same results.

Main Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16

Session Snapshot: This is a really fun transition from Jesus as light to us as light. It's powerful when you see it in those terms. Jesus was the light of the world, and yet in Matthew 5, He looks at His followers and says YOU are the light. So often, we make the Gospel and salvation to be ALL about the eternity we'll spend with Jesus. That's a big part of it, and it's awesome. But part of why we have been saved is so that we will shine light in the SAME WAY Jesus did, with the same purpose and the same results. The light of God in us draws others out of the darkness. This is a huge part of our purpose as Christ-followers.

Session 4: Light the Darkness: The God Who Commands

What We Want Students to Learn: That they are called to obey the command to live as children of light.

Main Scripture: Ephesians 5:6-14

Session Snapshot: This passage is a BIG challenge for students. It's about what taking faith and obedience seriously do for the Kingdom. This passage introduces three commands that form the heart of the message. As children of light, we can't "partner" with darkness. We must walk as children of the light, striving to know and do what God has for us. And we are to expose the darkness!

Student Resource Bundles

Or Buy Student Resources Individually:

The Darkness and the Light Student Book is an essential component of your youth ministry event. It serves as the guide for how your students will grow and progress through the weekend. It goes hand-in-hand with your small group lesson plans.

Your youth ministry event is a transformative experience for your students. Equip them to go much deeper in their spiritual journey with The Darkness and the Light Follow Up Journal. Four weeks of interactive, Bible-centered, and application-oriented content.

These authentic, themed shirts are the hardest part of your event made easier. No more stressing out over all the details. Just give us your sizes and these will show up at your door in no time.


Study and Lesson Overviews

Study and Lesson Overviews

Download a printable overview of The Darkness and the Light and the four lessons included.

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Sample Lesson and Features

Sample Lesson and Features

Download the first lesson's small group leader guide, Student Book preview, and a lesson overview.

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Media Previews

  • Opening Session Video

    Motion Loop

    Teacher Prep Videos
    Four total teacher prep videos are included (one for each lesson).

  • Closing Session Video

    Countdown Clock