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SEX

A Christian Perspective on Our Bodies Decisions, and Relationships for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Youth  
Jeremy Steele
SEX: A Christian Perspective on Our Bodies, Decisions, and Relationships for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Youth is designed to open the door to serious conversation, decisions, and commitments on the part of younger youth as they wrestle with what it means to be Christian and sexual beings. This resource is intended to strengthen relationships between youth and their adult, to foster deep conversation during this experience, and to provide the beginnings of conversations that go beyond this experi...

Leadership Lab for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Youth (PDF)

Chris Wilterdink, Hank Hilliard
Leadership is a learned skill, a gift from God that can be exercised for the transformation of the world. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders burst with energy, and helping them discover and practice leadership techniques is an important step to growing effective leaders from within your ministry. Leadership Lab for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Youth provides four complete sessions that: Identify leadership skills in participants Showcase the importance of teamwork and group dynamics Prepare l...

Taking Flight

60 Daily Devos  
The Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis, The Upper Room
A wonderful Chrysalis agape gift, this booklet was put together by pilgrims for pilgrims. Each of the 60 undated meditations elaborates on one of the 15 themes you heard during your weekend. As you read, your spirit can be nourished in your Next Steps. You will be encouraged in your daily discipleship. You will find yourself drawing closer to Christ, participating faithfully in your congregation, and living as a Christian on mission to your community and the rest of the world.

Taking Flight

60 Daily Devos  
The Walk to Emmaus and Chrysalis, The Upper Room
A wonderful Chrysalis agape gift, this booklet was put together by pilgrims for pilgrims. Each of the 60 undated meditations elaborates on one of the 15 themes you heard during your weekend. As you read, your spirit can be nourished in your Next Steps. You will be encouraged in your daily discipleship. You will find yourself drawing closer to Christ, participating faithfully in your congregation, and living as a Christian on mission to your community and the rest of the world.

Stepping Out on Your Own

Devotions for High School Graduates  
Kara Lassen Oliver
Whether a young person is beginning work full-time, continuing his or her education, or exploring the world, the time after high school graduation is a profound transition. Stepping Out On Your Own provides spiritual support that is important when developing new friendships and encountering new challenges. A meaningful gift from family, friends, and churches.

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...

Stepping Out on Your Own

Devotions for High School Graduates  
Kara Lassen Oliver
Whether a young person is beginning work full-time, continuing his or her education, or exploring the world, the time after high school graduation is a profound transition. Stepping Out On Your Own provides spiritual support that is important when developing new friendships and encountering new challenges. A meaningful gift from family, friends, and churches.

Safe Sanctuaries

Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth  
Joy Thornburg Melton
The Only Resource of Its Kind Is Now Two Bestsellers in One! Tragically, churches have not always been safe places for children or youth or vulnerable adults. With this in mind, attorney, pastor, and author Melton outlines a process for developing policies and procedures to recognize and reduce the risk of abuse in the church. Safe Sanctuaries combines and expands information from two of her earlier groundbreaking books, which focused, separately, on children and teens. "Safe Sanctuaries is t...

Mission Trips That Matter

Embodied Faith for the Sake of the World  
Don C. Richter
You've packed your duffel bag, cut back and repacked, gotten your passport in order, winced your way through the vaccinations, researched the culture and learned critical phrases in the native language. Perhaps you've been so busy preparing to do mission that you've overlooked preparing to be mission. Sometimes, it's only after you return from a journey that you realize just how much you received compared to what you gave. Mission trips and alternative spring breaks are on the rise. Millions ...

The Godbearing Life

The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry  
Kenda Creasy Dean, Ron Foster
In The Godbearing Life, the authors offer a lively spiritual primer and practical guide for those who pastor young people. Dean and Foster rechart a course for youth ministry through the classical spiritual disciplines of the church. The book identifies families, congregations, and mentor relationships as the "holy ground" where young people are most likely to say "Yes!" to God.