Help your students continue to grow in their faith after they've left your ministry!
Creative Times With God
Let's face it—a lot of kids think the Bible is boring. It was written by old people (like your age, they think), it isn't relevant, and it's hard to read. And many students believe the ONLY way to read it each morning using the same little booklet their mom uses. So not true!
With Creative Times With God, Doug Fields breaks the mold on how students can dig into God's Word. Part devotional, part Q&A, part journal, part critical thinking exercises, and part woolly mammoth, it helps students who don't fit the mold discover the Bible as the relevant, life-changing book it really is.
Some people can read the Bible the same way at the same time each day. Most of us can't. That's the beauty of this book. It will tap into teenagers' creative juices and help them discover the joy—yes, the JOY—of picking up the Bible every day. Each chapter offers a creative, engaging approach to exploring a verse or passage of Scripture and discovering powerful truths from God's Word.
And once teenagers experience flexibility, creativity, freedom, and joy in daily devotions and Bible reading, they're on their way to a lifelong habit that will help them mature and grow in their spiritual journey.
Live Large. Be Different. Shine Bright.
Somewhere along the line, an expectation has crept into church youth groups that once you begin to follow Jesus, you just magically turn into a completely mature Christian. Well, that's just not true!
In Live Large. Be Different. Shine Bright., Doug Fields and Joshua Griffin share about some important character qualities that will help teenagers live large, be different, and shine bright. A lot of what Doug and Joshua write about doesn't seem to get much sermon time, but these topics are definitely worthy of consideration and experimentation—topics like competition, laughter, cliques, encouragement and several others will help teenagers in the process of being a more vibrant follower of Jesus.
These two youth ministry veterans definitely have a deep love for teenagers and a passion to help them become more attractive as they discover what it means to follow Jesus.
99 Thoughts for College-Age People
The transition from high school to college is usually the most dramatic in young people's lives. In this humorous and thought-provoking resource, Chuck Bomar offers up pearls of wisdom gained over years of personal and professional experience. It's great as a graduation gift, as a college freshman small group discussion starter, or as any number of other uses. However you put it to work, you'll be sure to save some young adults some pain, money, and from foot fungus.