TfT Week 6 – Justice Seeking

Week Six – Justice Seeking

SUMMARY: Students will act as agents of change by identifying and responding to injustices.


The world is not as God intended it to be. That much is clear. U2 lead singer and social activist Bono once said, “Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.” We are able to lead our students to see the injustices in this world—the injustices of poverty, racism, gender inequality, war, exploitation in workplaces, abuse in relationships, poor governance, etc.

But seeing these things can’t be where we stop. If we do, we leave our students discouraged and hopeless. We need to enable students to act as agents of change by BOTH identifying and responding to injustices. Together we must find the moral blind spots and bring the vision of God’s kingdom to them. The Bible is clear that justice is a central part of the shalom of God’s kingdom.

The Bible leaves no doubt that Christian lives must be lives of justice. It is the first requirement listed in answer to Micah’s question, “What does the Lord require of you?” (Micah 6:8)

God has decided to use his people (you!) to do His work in this world! What a responsibility and privilege! Christian education nurtures and disciples young people to take on this ongoing responsibility and to rejoice in the glimpses of the kingdom that they get in this task.


Could be used for devotions or memory work.

Psalm 106:3 – Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.

Psalm 9:16 – The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Isaiah 61:1 & 8 – The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, . . . For I, the LORD, love justice;

James 1:27 – “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Some “Proverbial” Discussion Starters:

Proverbs 21:15

Proverbs 24:24-25

Proverbs 28:5

Proverbs 29:7


You can use these as part of your morning devotions or to play in the background during work.


Ideas that you can connect to the learning that is happening or encourage in your student’s free time.


Digital books, devotion ideas, online resources, blog articles, etc.

Student Focused: 

Teacher/Parent Focused:


These are experiences that connect our learning/work to real people/problems (to go beyond our normal classroom walls). These are authentic opportunities for students to practice living the Kingdom story.

Spend time reading through/watching the news this week. Pray that God will open your eyes and ears to see the injustices in our world. Pay attention to your emotions. Is there something that makes you especially angry or sad? Identify the injustice that provoked your emotion and brainstorm ideas to pursue shalom in that area or research an organization (check the “Digital Resources” section) that is already working to fight injustices in that area. For example, if you read an article about Health Care workers that are working through Covid-19 at minimum wage, you can choose to write letters to your local MP to advocate on their behalf. Make a plan as a family and Do Something!


It is said that we don’t learn from doing, but from reflecting on what we do. Give students time and space to reflect on their experiences and learning this week.

  • How did you seek justice this past week? How will you continue to seek justice?
  • What are some of the different types of injustices in our current culture?
  • Where have you witnessed injustices?
  • Why should we seek justice?
  • Who did Jesus stand up for in the Bible?
  • When did someone stand up for you? When did you stand up for somebody else?
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS – Provided by Prairie Centre for Christian Education
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Teaching for Transformation is a model for how to integrate Christian faith and learning. For several years Edmonton Christian has been using this model to guide teachers and students through what it means to play our roles in God’s story.  Some of what we do can get a bit technical but essentially it means that we are asking each other to see God’s story and then to live that story. Teachers have been using deep hopes and storyline and something called Formational Learning Experiences to help students play their role in God’s unfolding story.

TFT offers 10 ways to think about how we play our roles in God’s story.  These 10 things are called Throughlines. You have probably heard about them already.  There are lots of ways to be on the lookout for these throughlines but it’s not enough to simply list them or just talk about them.  We are invited to BE those throughlines.

The Prairie Centre for Christian Education, an organization that supports our schools, has put together some resources that will help to integrate the throughlines into this new online learning journey that you are going through.

As we go through the weeks we will attempt to provide you with some of these resources that will help your family dive into a throughline.  There will be an overview of the throughline, scripture connections, related songs, activities and digital resources. There will then be suggestions for how you and your family can BE the throughline.  As you engage in the activities we invite you to post pictures to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtag #edmchristianathome of your family engaging in the throughline.

Hopefully, this resource will be helpful for you and your family.  Feel free to pick and choose activities as you see fit. Perhaps, as families, you can find creative ways to integrate some of these activities into a lesson that was presented by a teacher.  Perhaps teachers have already been using some of these resources and suggested this already. This resource is only a suggestion but it can be a great part of the learning.

Previous Weeks

Week 1 – Community Building

Week 2 – Beauty Creating

Week 3 – God Worshipping

Week 4 – Servant Working

Special Resource – Deep Hope

Week 5 – Creation Enjoying