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Echo The Story

Author: Michael Novelli August 12, 2016

This curriculum for youth published by Sparkhouse and written by Michael Novelli celebrates, emphasizes, and employs story as the best way for youth to engage critically and creatively with the Bible and faith. The program provides a script– a summarized retelling of a Biblical story– as the center of each lesson. This will be helpful […]

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Feasting on the Word: Youth

Author: Carol Wehreim, General Editor August 11, 2016

Feasting on the Word is a curriculum that follows the Revised Common Lectionary in Bible selections and stories and so intentionally connects Sunday School with worship. One nice aspect of the series is that teachers of youth can pull ideas and suggestions from either the younger tweens version or the older young adult version so […]

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Generation Why?

Author: Gary Wilde, Mary Jane Button-Harrison, Frank Ramirez May 15, 2016

Brethren Press’s curriculum for youth, Generation Why?,  is a Bible-based series of short, five or six-week studies on issues that explore faith in today’s context. Some such topics are: Encountering Other Faiths, Self-Esteem and Peer Pressure, A Christian Approach to Conflict Resolution, A Faith Response to God’s Creation, and How to Be A True Friend. […]

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PCUSA’s Basic Curriculum for Confirmation and Youth Sunday School

Author: PCUSA March 17, 2016

This series of resources has been PCUSA’s basic curriculum for youth. One volume does Old Testament, one volume does New Testament, and one volume does church history. A fourth volume teaches what  Presbyterians believe and why as a guide for leading youth towards confirmation. All of the resources are flexible in that they could be used […]

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Quest of Faith: Understanding What you Confess

Author: Robert De Moor March 8, 2016

This older study, originally from 1989 and reprinted in 2009, would be a good resource to consider for groups of new members (especially younger adults or older teens)  who want to discuss and explore aspects of faith and theology as they clarify their own beliefs and understandings. The format of the book presents a lead […]

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Bookmarks

Author: Sandra DeMott Hasenauer January 13, 2016

If you are looking for a flexible, inexpensive, story-centered curriculum for older youth (grades 9-12), consider BookMarks by Judson Press.  The stories are presented in themes; for instance, the theme of covenant includes stories of God’s Covenant with David, God’s covenant with Daniel, and Jesus giving the great commission to his disciples. The curriculum gives […]

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Discipleship Study for Youth

Author: The PC Store December 11, 2015

Engage Youth: Discipleship is a resource published in October 2014 for youth based on the adult Engage curriculum. This study on discipleship offers a leader guide and workbook and is organized into six sessions that could be used in Sunday school, at a retreat, midweek series, Lenten study, or special study for graduating seniors! The student workbook […]

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Faith Questions–A series for youth

Author: PCUSA December 11, 2015

PCUSA’s Faith Questions series is built around actual questions asked by youth. The series encourages young people to examine Scripture, as well as our faith tradition, in relevant and responsive ways. Order from PCUSAstore.com. Some of the titles available at the Charlotte Resource center: Understanding the Bible: 66 books? 21 letters? 4 Gospels? Why is […]

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The Jesus Creed for Students: Loving God, Loving Others

Author: Scot McKnight October 30, 2015

Scot McKnight, author of the popular Jesus Creed, has now co-authored these studies for teens, college students and children In Loving God, Loving Others: The Jesus Creed for Students, Scot explains in twelve short DVD segments how we follow Jesus. The study urges students to commit to reciting the Jesus Creed —every day when they […]

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