This resource will equip youth leaders to effectively serve teenagers’ changing lives and support their long-term faith. Sticky Faith is a ministry of Fuller Youth Institute. They have developed a step-by-step innovation process based on years of research.
This PC(USA) Confirmation curriculum is based on the findings of the Confirmation Project, focusing on preparing youth to authentically answer the traditional membership questions. Big God Big Questions equips students to employ the study of Scripture, tradition, and church, to tell their own story as Christian believers in the context of their local congregational experiences.
This relationally focused curriculum dives into the 148 stories from the story Bible. Each session also includes suggestions for intergenerational church and home activities around worship, education, connections, and service. Ideal for any size church to use with multi-age children’s groups.
In this curriculum, children will:
- enter into sacred space together
- read and hear a story of God’s people from Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible
- pause to let God’s word enter into their hearts and minds
- engage their curiosity and imagination with God’s story
- wrestle with their place in God’s story
- bless one another with God’s grace
Derek Maul beckons you to join him on a devotional pilgrimage through Lent. Imagine yourself sitting at the table with Jesus and his disciples.
Walk with Jesus on the dusty path from Bethany to Jerusalem. Watch him closely and listen to his words of grace, hope, and challenge as he moves purposefully toward the Cross.
Reaching Toward Easter features 49 daily devotions that include in-depth Bible study, personal stories, and prayers.
Maul hopes that you will arrive at Holy Week refreshed rather than tired, inspired rather than discouraged, reflective rather than overwhelmed.
By the time you reach Easter, your pilgrimage will have prepared you to live as an “Eighth Day Believer”—a true follower of Jesus.
- 8-week study for individuals or groups
- Includes a Leader’s Guide
Dive deep into the history of the last days before the crucifixion.
In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike. As part of a larger six-week study that is perfect for Lent, it includes a DVD, a comprehensive Leader Guide, and a Participant Book (Cokesbury).
Take time to better understand the importance of Holy Week with this six-session study based on the Gospel of Mark’s account of Holy Week. Christian adults will explore the importance of the events during Holy Week. Session themes include Jesus’ entry to the city; his disruption of and teaching in the temple; Jesus and the disciples in Bethany and during their Passover meal; Jesus’ prayer, arrest, and abandonment in Gethsemane; Jesus’ trial; and his crucifixion and burial. A resource sheet with an expanded spiritual practice based on Scripture is included in each session, in addition to discussion questions, prayers, and more.
Each week includes a Participant Handout and a Leader’s Guide that helps a leader facilitate a forty-five minute session.
Illuminating Lent deepens faith and enhances knowledge through the exploration of the Lord’s Prayer. Each session examines a part of the prayer, its theological understandings, and what it means for Reformed Christians in practical ways during Lent.
Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based mini-courses that provides adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study-written by well-known and respected scholars-features Scripture, prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Each study addresses its subject from a Reformed theological perspective. Lessons are enhanced through the Leader’s Guide, which offers helpful suggestions and direction for group study. The main structure for these guides is the rubric Head, Heart, and Hands.
GenOn Ministries’ intergenerational resources are designed to intentionally bring generations together to learn and grow spiritually and relationally mid-week, Friday night, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday afternoon/evening. These resources provide ideas and structure that allow a broad span of ages to eat together, play together, study God’s word together, pray together and worship together.
Each session for this 5-session series is meant to be a gathering of about 2 hours at the church or a home. The resource includes Eating Together (with menu, table decorations and prayer), Playing Together (with choices of crafts, games, and other fun activities), Studying God’s Word Together (with Bible study, message to share together and questions for conversation) and Praying Together (with litany, music, sharing what has been experienced, and a closing prayer). Scriptures used in this 5-session unit on Lent are Matthew 4:1–11, John 3:1–17, John 4:5–42, John 9:1–41, John 11:1–45 and carry the theme “From Bulb to Blossom.” This curriculum is downloadable, and samples are available.
Most of us only see God working in our lives afterwards. We don’t recognize our story as part of God’s story. This curriculum, which includes short video clips as well as a leader’s guide and student material, focuses on the Joseph story.
Joseph had quite the story, but it didn’t really begin until he saw his story as part of God’s story. His great accomplishments came only after he recognized the significance of what he had done and what God was doing through him. In exploring Joseph’s life, participants will discover how to see their lives through God’s eyes and learn how to co-create the real story of their own.
This is a 4-session resource which might be adapted for more meeting times. This could be successfully used with small groups, smaller Sunday School classes, or a larger group which divided into smaller units for discussion. The author has a fresh approach which is engaging.
The Fred Rogers Company provides an excellent resource for parents, caregivers, church staff, etc. on helping children deal with death. This booklet walks gently through the process of talking about death with children depending upon the individual’s relationship to the child, the family dynamics, etc. This is a wonderful first resource for families looking to talk about a very difficult topic with younger children!