The Chosen Series

The Chosen series
As WyldLife leaders, we know that middle school kids need repetition and that a good visual is a great way to capture their attention. We started using The Chosen series in Campaigners to give kids a sense of what it may have looked like when Jesus healed the leper, or Peter and Andrew caught all those fish, or Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding.Because repetition is important in their learning, we use the same passage we shared in club at Campaigners the following week. Leaders and kids read the passage first and then we watch the scene unfold on The Chosen. We don’t watch the entire episode, but cue the clip of the actual event, ready for their impressionable eyes to watch. We all wonder what these miracles, conversations, and events must have looked like. I believe The Chosen helps us to move our wonder and imagination into creating a place to embrace its reality with real people in real time. After we read and watch the clip, we break up in small groups to read the passage once more and to unpack it together.Using The Chosen has given kids a visual that helps them make a lasting connection with the Scripture. 

Here are some episodes and the biblical accounts surrounding them:

-The Big Catch (Luke 5:1-11)  Season 1, episode 4
-The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)  Season 1, episode 5
-Healing of the Paralytic (Luke 5:17-26) Season 1, episode 6
-Healing of the Leper (Mark 1:40-42) Season 1, episode 6
-The Woman at the Well (John 4:1-26) Season 1, episode 8
-Healing at the Pool (John 5:1-9) Season 2, episode 4
-Jesus Heals on the Sabbath (Luke 6:6-11) Season 2, episode 6

I hope this is helpful as you plan Campaigners with your WyldLife friends. And if anyone else is using The Chosen with WyldLife, please let us know how you are using it.

TJ Dickerson
WyldLife Leader, Grand Junction, Colorado
Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Region

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