This Month in Acteens

October 2017 Extra Options

Enhance your Acteens meeting with these extra online options for this month in Acteens.


October Bible Study: Family Likenesses

Show the following movie clips from the movie What a Girl Wants:

Video Clip 1 —Daphne (Amanda Bynes) eating breakfast with her father, Henry Dashwood (Colin Firth). Even though she is just now meeting her father, they eat the same way. They also like the same music. 

Video Clip 2 —Daphne and Henry meet in the kitchen in the middle of the night, eating a cereal they both like because of their fondness for chocolate.

Use the clips to discuss the following:

  • What do members of your family eat for breakfast? Compare answers and see how families are similar and different.
  • What are some other foods your family likes or doesn’t like?
  • What are some ways your family will celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • How does your family celebrate birthdays?

Girls may have no idea that their family does things in distinctive ways. Use this opportunity to let girls share what they do. Make it fun. All answers are good. For example, on Thanksgiving some families go out to eat, play football, have a quiet dinner alone at home, get together with extended family, eat something besides turkey, go to a grandmother’s house, or many other things.

Explain: Just as we have preferences or habits that develop from our own families, we also have traits in common with our church family. As Christian believers, we should be spending a lifetime becoming more like Jesus. As Christians, we have beliefs in common.


October Spiritual Growth: Bible Study Tools

Several websites offer online guidance for how to conduct personal Bible study. Here are some options you may like or may want to refer to your group of girls. Be sure to ask your girls if they have additional suggestions or thoughts.

5 Tips for Studying the Bible —Video tips from a teenage girl about studying the Bible. (There are a number of videos on YouTube about how to study the Bible.)

The Navigators: How to Study the Bible

Bible Study Tools: 3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible

Focus on the Family: How to Study the Bible

Teen Sunday School Place: Lesson 8: How to Study the Bible


October Spiritual Growth: The Power of One Quick Links

8 Amazing Kids Who Make a Difference

Teens Making a Difference

7 Inspiring Teens Who Are Truly Making a Difference

5 Teens Who Are Making a Difference

These Colorado Teens Help Pit Bulls Get Adopted


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