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.
'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
'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
Oswald Chambers' classic devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, adapted for students by the experts at Youth Specialties. For generations, people all over the world have been touched by the godly insights of Oswald Chambers. Now his work is available in a fresh form especially designed to speak to today's generation.
'Your middle school students love to talk...especially 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 Middle 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, the teens in your middle school youth group will explore and talk about epic stories like: * Jesus' ... 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
'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
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.
The second book In the 'Nama Beach High series. John 16: 21 -17.19 is than "secret" hidden text Laura Duffy the girls discover; Discipline--the ability to deny, to not exploit, to resist possessing--is revealed as a way that God's power cars bless us; surrendering all of life's non-essentials, and identifying what remains as God's sacred gifts, is the Key, Possessing things and sometimes being possessed by them are issues in this story where Laura gets a driver's license; starts a job at the local Gap store; observes kids from her school in the act of shoplifting; and suffers the theft of her car. Also in this story Joy Beth joins Laura and Celeste as main characters; this girl, who seems to possess everything in life, d ... more
'Imagine what your students would learn if they were there when the Hebrews wandered for forty years through the wilderness. What would your students experience if they walked through an Old Testament Tabernacle? How would their lives be changed if they really understood the Kingdom of God? When it comes to learning, all the best teaching can't compare to the value of an interactive experience. When your students have the opportunity to use all their senses and personally participate in a lesson, they walk away with a greater understanding. Enter the Story gives you everything you need to help your students engage in and learn from the Bible with seven unforgettable, hands-on experiences.As you understand more about expe ... more