Persons of Courage

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on how members of their family show courage in the face of adversity.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to identify how the Holy Spirit strengthens us to be Christ's witnesses.


  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Markers, crayons


  • Review the role of a prophet with the young people.
  • Lead them in a discussion that compares biblical prophets with contemporary prophets. Whom do they consider to be prophets today? Why? How do these figures show courage and speak the truth?
  • Suggest that the young people look to their own families and reflect on ways that members of their families show courage in the face of adversity.
  • Have the young people create an award for someone in their family whom they consider to be an example of courage.
  • Invite volunteers to share their awards.
  • Have the young people take home their awards and present them to the honorees with a word of thanks.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

25 minutes


Prepare in advance a list of people who might be considered today's prophets. If the young people get stuck, suggest names from the list.