'The Greatest Story Ever Told' is more than just a cliche. God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story for Teens is all about---the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story for Teens sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accurate, and easy-to-understand text of the New International Version, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption.
'Many churched teens struggle to connect their faith to their everyday lives, and when asked what they believe, you often get the Christianese answers they think they need to give in church. And with most issues of faith, these are things that can't simply be taught in a four-week series of messages. As part of the bestselling TalkSheets series, TalkSheets: Confirm It helps teens engage in real conversations where belief can be discovered, Christian words and notions can be unpacked, and faith can be connected with and expressed. Whether you use these TalkSheets as the primary lesson or as a supplement for your youth group, Sunday school class, small group or confirmation class, Confirm It offers 52 TalkSheets that wil ... more
In this first DVD set of the TrueU series, Dr. Stephen Meyer plays a “philosophical survival game,” pitting four world views against one another in the quest to decide which one gives the best answers. Dr. Meyer examines the evidence and provides the tools needed for students to defend their faith and make it their own. This is the perfect resource for students preparing to enter college and a culture that may be hostile to their faith. Additional discussion guides can be purchased separately, either in singles (9781589971158) or in a 10-pack (9781589971165)
Josh McDowell"s Beyond Belief message is the foundation to launch a spiritual revolution among youth. This is a revolution to equip churches and families to raise up a generation of the cross--young people who have been transformed by Christ and the cross, who are empowered to live cross grain to the culture and are committed to share Christ across all cultures.
'The teenagers in your youth group love to talk about epic things---whether it's the latest blockbuster movie or a new song from their favorite band. Now you can get them talking about the epic stories found in the New Testament. The best-selling TalkSheets series brings you an epic discussion starter in High School TalkSheets: 50 Ready-to-Use New Testament Discussions. The one-page, reproducible handouts are compelling and thought provoking. Not only that, they're easy for you to use: You'll find helpful hints and optional activities that can help facilitate great conversations. Using the TalkSheets in this book, your high school students will explore and talk about epic stories like: * Jesus' Birth * The Teenage Jesus ... more
Do your youth think they've already heard all that the Bible has to offer? Prove them wrong! Believe-It-or-Not Bible Studies has thirteen wild but true stories from the Bible that will get teenagers interested in God's Word. And each lesson has enough material for 30-60 minutes of programming! Great for teenagers of all ages, these studies will capture their imagination and leave them with solid life application. Guaranteed to start discussion in any group!
Using the clear text of the New International Version, this rendering of the Bible allows its stories, poems, and teachings to come together in a single, compelling experience. The Story, Teen Edition sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. And, like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. This DVD, a companion to The Story, Teen Edition print book, helps teens understand The Story more clearly through experiential learning. Michael Novelli has seen that when teens experience a story, as opposed to it being told or shown to them, they absorb and remember it more thoroughly. This DVD offers youth workers a new way to ... more
Beauty Will Rise is a collection of 12 new and profound songs from Steven Curtis Chapman. Created in the past 18 months in the walk through the darkness of the loss of his daughter Maria, and while God continues to meet him there on the journey. Part lament, part praise, part grief, part hope, part wrestling, part pondering; these tracks resonate as Steven’s personal Psalms. It is a desperately hopeful, raw, personal, and honest recording that is likely the most important of his already incredible 20 plus year ministry.
Will our kids stand strong in the face of today"s culture? Not unless adults are able to lead their kids beyond subjective beliefs to convictions about God and his Word.
If the parents don"t act now, we will lose a whole generation to postmodernism. Most young people believe that truth is relative to individual beliefs. McDowell insists that truth matters, and that truth changes who we are and how we act. McDowell introduces "relational apologetics" proving that objective truth is founded on a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a devotion the whole family will enjoy.
Transform boys into Godly men who will radically change the world.
Description: From the time they're born, boys are given a "code to live by: don't cry, don't play with dolls, don't be a wimp…you get the picture. For a middle school guy, it's tough enough to figure out what it means to just be yourself — let alone how to become a man.
Breaking the Code is an eight-week study that will help them discover what it really means to be a man. With fun, interactive activities and age-appropriate discussion questions, you'll find that this study will help small groups of middle school guys learn how they can become the men God created them to be. In this study, you'll help guys: • critically examine wha ... more
'In this new series of books designed for anyone connected to teenagers, Dr. Steven Gerali addresses six daunting and difficult situations that, when they do happen, often leave youth workers and parents feeling unprepared. With a background in adolescent counseling, Dr. Gerali provides valuable resources to help youth workers and parents through some of the most challenging situations they may face. Each book defines the issue, explores how different theological perspectives can impact the situation, offers helpful, practical tips, along with credible resources to help the reader go deeper into the issues they're dealing with. This direct and hard-hitting series will include: * What Do I Do When...Death Comes---How to h ... more
Nearly 80% of people who come to Christ do so before the age of 18. This guide equips youth to reach their peers with the proven traing strategy of the best selling adult curriculum. Updated language stories of real students who have evangelized friends, devotionals for the leader and insight into student hearts and minds. From Willow Creek comes this enormously successful course on personal evangelism. It provides a practical method for applying the most natural, powerful evangelistic tool God has designed - YOU! 1 participant"s guide.
Junior High/Middle School. Each five-session book includes a 14 point plan for customizing your program, a selection of icebreakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how to article from well known youth ministry experts! Each book features 400+ options in each book, 15 sessions with reproducible resources in each book, current topics that can be customized to fit each individual group. Collect all 10 Books in the series!
Book one of the newly updated, blockbuster DESIGN FOR DISCIPLESHIP series, The Life leads students to a better understanding who God is an what He is like--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Looking into dozens of Scripture passages, students will discover that the life most worthwhile is a life on-fire for Christ. Perfect for individuals or groups, this study is the first step on a journey with God.
'Nobody can prepare you for all the issues you'll encounter when it comes to teenagers. Whether you work with teens or are trying to parent them, chances are that you've already run into a few things that you felt completely unprepared or ill equipped to deal with. You're not alone In this hard-hitting series of books, you'll find answers to the difficult questions you face when challenges arise. In What Do I Do When Teenagers are Victims of Abuse?, Dr. Steven Gerali will help you: * Grasp the realities and myths associated with abuse* Explore how theology informs the issue* Understand the different forms of abuse teens encounter, such as physical, emotional, sexual, and self-abuse* Identify the profile of abusers* Lear ... more
Youth Specialty Resources- If you work with students, you will encounter crisis. Leading crisis-management expert Rich Van Pelt and respected author and youth worker Jim Hancock unfold step-by-step plans for managing the fallout from all sorts of worst-case scenarios, from substance abuse to natural disasters. This comprehensive manual also includes action items geared to help prevent small crises from escalating to huge ones.
Description: When youth work becomes crisis managers.
Anyone who stays in youth ministry for a while will encounter significant crises. Family break-ups, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, cutting, suicide, gun violence
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Youth Ministry (But Had No Way of Finding Out).
Duffy Robbins, Len Kageler, and 10 of the most respected names in youth ministry, give you a hands-on, in-the-trenches look at the issues you'll face in youth ministry. Essays by Chap Clark, Helen Musick, and others provide case studies, guided discussions, and questions for reflection that bring to life the theory and theology of This Way to Youth Ministry. Here are some of the topics:
How will you balance your spiritual development with the needs of your group?
When is it a good idea to ignore the wishes of your boss?
Under what circumstances is it right to ask a student not to come to a group?
This is a sudy of how to be like Christ. For over 25 years, this series has served as a personal guide to a relationship with Christ for millions of people. Recently revamped and updated, the DFD 2.0 series is a progressive study of Scripture you can do on your own or with a group. All four books take you on a journey with God, guiding you to live for Christ with passion and intensity. In this book you will study the rewards of being a disciple, how to use your abilities for God"s glory, your roles as an ambassador to Christ, and the importance of a Christ-centered worldview. Convenient 5-pack!
For over twenty-five years, the Design for Discipleship® series has served as a personal guide to a relationship with Christ for millions of people. Recently revamped and updated, the DFD 2.0 series is a progressive study of Scripture you can do on your own or with a group. All four books take you on a Journey with God — always guiding you to live for Christ with passion and intensity.
In book three of the DFD 2.0 series, you will examine:
the various aspects of God's character
details about Christ's life, death, and resurrection
the relevance of the Holy Spirit to everyday life
controversial aspects of the faith, such as the rapture ... more
If the church doesn"t act now, we will lose a whole generation to postmodernism. Most young people believe that truth is relative to individual beliefs. In Beyond Belief to Convictions, Josh McDowell insists that truth matters, and that truth changes whowe are and how we act. McDowell introduces "relational apologetics, " proving that objective truth is founded on a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Fifty heart-shaking, God-praising, Jesus-following worship services that"ll blow your senses away! Includes services for various seasons, prayer and healing, discovering your spiritual type, graduates, and tons more!
This 30-day journal leads junior and senior highers to Devotion--following Jesus--with readings by Mike Yaconelli at his grittiest--Scripture passages that reveal both the inconsistency and the passion of disciples--and questions that push teenagers to see how, imperfect as they are, they can make a big difference for Christ in their world.
With Worship Feast Dramas, you"ll get a fantastic variety of skitsÐ both long and shortÐin one resource! These skits have been field-tested with real youth in real situations. Skits include "Teach Me To Pray", "Survivor," "The Pizza Party", "MacJesus To Go," "The Workers at the Mall," "The Sabbath Zone," "Sail Away," and many more.