Resources help churches build ministries with youth
10/3/2003 News media contact: Kathy Gilbert ∑ (615) 742-5470 ∑ Nashville, Tenn.
This item accompanies story #469.
A UMNS-UMC.org Report
By Kathy L. Gilbert*
The United Methodist Publishing House has an extensive list of resources for youth, young adults and youth workers.
Bible Study for Young Adults targets adult learners in their 20s and
30s. Each volume in the series challenges the reader to examine a
biblical theme and its images and to explore how they might define and
shape their life.
Each volume includes:
¬∑ Bible background on the particular theme.
Articles on how to use the book, organizing a small group, preparing to
lead, choosing teaching options and using breakout groups.
¬∑ Case studies to use as discussion starters.
¬∑ Seven easy-to-lead sessions with teaching helps on every page.
¬∑ Opportunities to examine biblical and personal ideas more deeply.
¬∑ Options for service and additional learning.
Here is a partial list of other items. More details are available at www.cokesbury.org.
¬∑ 365 Meditations for Young Adults
¬∑ Soul Tending: Life-Forming Practices for Older Youth and Young Adults
¬∑ Bible Quest Push It! (providing a year's worth of Bible study materials)
¬∑ Faith Matters (addressing topics from a Christian perspective)
Resources for grades 6-12:
¬∑ Bible Lessons for Youth
¬∑ Dive Into Living Water: 50 Devotions for Teens on the Gospel of John
¬∑ I Am Not Ashamed: 50 Devotions for Teens on Romans
¬∑ Now What? Next Steps for Your New Life in Christ
¬∑ Destination Unknown
¬∑ Destination Christmas
¬∑ Destination Easter
Resources for senior high and older youth:
¬∑ 3V Bible Studies: Radical Jesus
¬∑ 3V Bible Studies: Jesus, the Christ
¬∑ Synago: Light in the Dark
¬∑ Synago: Calm in the Storm
¬∑ Synago: Friends for the Journey
¬∑ Synago: Gear for the Road
¬∑ Soul Tending
¬∑ Faith Exploration
For youth worship:
¬∑ Worship Feast Services
¬∑ Worship Feast Dramas
¬∑ Worship Feast Ideas
For youth workers:
¬∑ Sage Advice: Stories From Seasoned Youth Workers
¬∑ Faith Forming Junior High Ministry: Beyond Pizza 101
¬∑ Sacred Bridges: Making Lasting Connections Between Older Youth and the Church
¬∑ Deepening Youth Spirituality: The Youth Worker's Guide
Web site www.ileadyouth.com includes a database searchable by topic,
category, or Scripture; free articles and samples of curriculum;
downloadable resources; a message board; and more.
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