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Safer Sanctuaries

Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities  

Safe Sanctuaries has long been a trusted source of policy and procedural guidance for abuse prevention in the church. First published in 1998, Safe Sanctuaries has guided churches and other affiliated institutions as they implement abuse prevention plans for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. A changing world, however, calls for new and updated approaches to the work of abuse prevention. This new resource, Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities, builds on the strong...

The Godbearing Life, Revised Edition

The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry  
Megan DeWald, Kenda Creasy Dean, Ron Foster
A generation ago, The Godbearing Life charted a new course for youth ministry to fuel the faith both of young people and the adults who minister with them. It is founded on the truth that we are all Godbearers to one another, and therefore youth ministry is more about people than programs. Youth ministry is ministry that invites young people into deep soul work and spiritual friendships. Like the original, The Godbearing Life, Revised Edition is conversationally written, grounded in scripture...

The Awakened Life for High School Students

Finding Stillness in an Anxious World, Leader Guide  
Sarah E. Bollinger, Angela R. Olsen
One out of five teens lives with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness. Some come to believe that worry, isolation, and fear are all life has to offer. Yet God created us for lives full of joy, well-being, and connection. The Awakened Life for High School Students is an eight-week small-group guide that empowers teens to awaken to a more abundant life through practices that build resiliency, teach psychosocial skills, and foster emotional and spiritual well-being. It is designed to b...

The Awakened Life for High School Students

Finding Stillness in an Anxious World, Student Guide  
Sarah E. Bollinger, Angela R. Olsen
One out of five teens lives with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness. Some come to believe that worry, isolation, and fear are all life has to offer. Yet God created us for lives full of joy, well-being, and connection. The Awakened Life for High School Students is an eight-week small-group guide that empowers teens to awaken to a more abundant life through practices that build resiliency, teach psychosocial skills, and foster emotional and spiritual well-being. It is designed to b...

The Awakened Life for High School Students

Finding Stillness in an Anxious World, Leader Guide  
Sarah E. Bollinger, Angela R. Olsen
One out of five teens lives with depression, anxiety, or another mental illness. Some come to believe that worry, isolation, and fear are all life has to offer. Yet God created us for lives full of joy, well-being, and connection. The Awakened Life for High School Students is an eight-week small-group guide that empowers teens to awaken to a more abundant life through practices that build resiliency, teach psychosocial skills, and foster emotional and spiritual well-being. It is designed to b...

On Our Way

Christian Practices for Living a Whole Life  
Susan Briehl, Dorothy Bass
Early adulthood is a time of possibility, uncertainty, decision, and hope. During these years, individuals determine how they will approach life challenges and opportunities. In On Our Way: Christian Practices for Living a Whole Life, writers from a variety of backgrounds address topics of particular relevance to young adults. The essays are grouped in 5 sections that together express the whole: living a whole life attentively together in the real world for the good of all in response t...

What is Chrysalis?

Sharlyn DeHaven Gates
This booklet is ideal for potential Chrysalis participants and church leaders. It introduces readers to the ideas behind Chrysalis and helps them know what to expect during a life-changing Chrysalis weekend.

Santuarios seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia  
Joy Thornburg Melton
Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries (Santuarios seguros) y Safe Sanctuaries for Youth (Santuarios seguros para jóvenes). Este recurso está diseñado para líderes (hombres y mujeres) en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores, misioneros, personas laicas, maestros de educación cristiana, maestros de la escuela dominical, y directores de ministerios ofrecidos durante la semana.

Santuarios seguros

Prevencíon del abuso infantil y juvenil en la iglesia  
Joy Thornburg Melton
Esta traducción es una combinación de los libros Safe Sanctuaries (Santuarios seguros) y Safe Sanctuaries for Youth (Santuarios seguros para jóvenes). Este recurso está diseñado para líderes (hombres y mujeres) en congregaciones y comunidades de fe de habla hispana: pastores, misioneros, personas laicas, maestros de educación cristiana, maestros de la escuela dominical, y directores de ministerios ofrecidos durante la semana.

Building Spiritual Muscle

A Six-Week Journey to Shape a More Powerful Faith  
Sabrina N. Short, Chris Wilterdink
This six-session Bible Study and discipleship resource designed for youth will help work out their spiritual muscles and build their faith. Included in this resource are scripts for training and coaching the adult group leaders, as well as links to video clips of key speakers from the Youth 2015 event. The brief video clips will guide discussion for groups, with individuals setting their own learning and spiritual growth goals.This resource with help strengthen its users' faith and develop le...