'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
'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
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.
'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
'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
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.
Adolescence can leave a young person feeling particularly "ungifted" -- as if they don't fit in anywhere. But that's not what God has in mind. He has given every believer, young and old, unique spiritual gifts to build up His body. In Spiritual Gifts, Jim Burns and Doug Fields, noted leaders in youth ministry, take high school students through a study of the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture and then work through an exercise to help them discover their own gifts and how to use them. Watch teens come to life when they discover that they are gifted and have much to offer the body of Christ.
'In an age where teenagers are deeply engaged in virtual communities and social networks, they're still feeling alone and isolated. It may sound all too simple, but the truth is that you have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of students with the simple act of spending time with them, one-on-one. Whether you're a volunteer or the lead youth pastor, getting some students to open up and share their lives can be a challenge. In this practical book you'll learn the importance of connecting with students on an individual basis and get helpful ideas on how to engage a variety of students in meaningful dialogue. You'll explore and learn more about connecting with six different types of students, including: ... more
One hundred ideas for creating your own services or adding multi-sensory elements to your existing worship, especially on youth-sponsored Sunday mornings! Suggestions for using incense, silence, secular music, up-to-date technology and more!