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Faith Questions: Church

Author: Deborah Matthews May 20, 2017

Do your youth why we worship? Consider this title from the We Believe series for youth: Faith Questions: Church. A review follows. For more information or to order go to http://www.pcusastore.com/Products/670502/faith-questions-church.aspx   WORSHIP EDUCATION RESOURCE REVIEW   BASIC INFORMATION Title of Resource:   Faith Questions: Church  Author:   Deborah L. Matthews. She is an associate pastor at Grosse Ile […]

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Simple Sundays: Who is God?

Author: Congregational Ministries Publishing (PCUSA) May 18, 2017

Simple Sundays is a new series of short, 4 or 5 session thematic studies for youth that don’t require much preparation on the part of the leader and can be used for any kind of gathering of youth: evening meetings, Sunday School, retreat sessions. The series was inspired by the coffee house versions of the […]

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Core

Author: Danette Baird January 7, 2017

This series of two 4-week studies called Dig In and All In leads teens toward a stronger self-acceptance and confidence as beloved children of God.  The method used in this resource is primarily group conversation –about the way teens view themselves and what kinds of hurts, conflicts, and issues keep them from living a life of […]

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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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