God’s Plan and Purpose for Youth
There is an existential crisis among our youth. That is not to say that such a crisis is sudden, or even new, to this young generation. In many ways, this crisis is at the root of the...
Encouraging Youth to Speak Up for Christ
I don’t remember much from my middle school years, but I do remember one song we shared in our spring choir concert that has stuck with me throughout my life. With summer close on the...
Youth and Social Justice
Repeat after me: “Having been created in the image of God, all humans are equal in value, honor, and dignity.” It’s a statement that I go over and over again in my theology classes. It...
Your Youth Are Epic Warriors
Who am I? What does God want with me? During my youth, and perhaps even still now, those were questions I constantly considered. After all, I’m just a simple human without a grand life...
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Creating Routine for Your Teenagers
Our teenagers are not immune to the stress caused by the ongoing shutdowns due to the coronavirus. High school seniors have seen much of their culminating experiences canceled or...
Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you appreciate middle school and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.
Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you understand high school and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.
The Courage to Forgive
Have you ever wronged somebody? I mean truly wronged somebody. Maybe you yelled at co-workers, gossiped behind a friend’s back (who then found out), or even told blatant lies about...
Shine: Your New Favorite Ministry Tool
Summer is officially here. Now that school is out, it is a constant battle to keep the kids entertained. To all the hardworking, selfless, tired youth ministry servants…
The Bad News & Good News about Teen Girls
First, the bad news . . . our teen girls are in crisis. I'm worried about them, and you should be too. My oldest daughter, Catie, is in high school and my younger daughter, Elisabeth,...
Effective Youth Ministry Is Personal
When I was a seventh grade student, a friend from middle school brought me to church for the first time. My family had an adversarial relationship with God, and church was really far...
Faith Development in High School
Teenagers will discard some aspects from their previous experiences of faith, moving on to new ideas and beliefs that make sense to their ways of thinking. Discussion of theology and...
Faith Development in Middle School
Middle school students need to be loved and valued. They need to know that they are important to adults, even though they often communicate that adults are not particularly important to...
Enduring Faith Curriculum | Sunday School, Midweek, and Confirmation
Learn about how you can bring your church together around God's word with Enduring Faith Curriculum. Options for infants through adults nurture a lifetime of faith in Sunday school, midweek, and confi
Getting Feedback from Your Church Youth Group
It’s during the spring when things seem to get really busy. With the end of school approaching, spring activities starting, and Easter right around the corner, it can be a fast-paced...
How do you teach teens to have a healthy approach to sexuality?
As parents, pastors, teachers, youth workers, and mentors, it’s up to you to share God’s design for sex with the teens in your life. In four video sessions on CPH FaithCourses, Heather Ruesch will equ
Echoes of the Hammer Musical
Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther. With witty dialog and catchy tunes, this upper elementary/middle school musical is sure to educate and entertain. Visit cph.org for more information: ht
The Messengers: Discovered by Lisa M. Clark
The Messengers: Discovered by Lisa M. Clark from Concordia Publishing House The Message worth dying for . . . The government tells fifteen-year-old Simon Clay everything he needs to know. Except w
What If My Teen Is Pregnant?
Daniel Weiss, consultant for the Learning about Sex series and founder and president of The Brushfires Foundation, offers valuable insight for talking with children about God's design for sexuality. L