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God is Not Nice (7/30/2012)
  Part of "Why? A Resource Kit for Talking About Disaster and Tragedy"
Bible Study: Lamentations (7/28/2011)
  Many of us can find consolation in the grieving words of Lamentations. For others, walking down the darkest paths can help us understand the light.
Word One Bible Study: Advent 1 Old Testament (11/21/2013)
  Bible study on Isaiah 2:1-5 for the First Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 1 Gospel (3/4/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 4:1-11 for the First Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 4 Gospel (3/11/2014)
  Bible study on John 9:1-41 for the fourth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 3 Gospel (3/11/2014)
  Bible study on John 4:5-26(27-30,39-42) for the third Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 5 Old Testament (2/6/2014)
  a Bible study on Isaiah 58:3-9a for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Devotion: When Life is a Struggle ()
  a devotion for when life is a struggle
Bible Study: Be Still and Listen (3/1/2007)
  This two-part Bible study is designed to be a personal study for adult youth workers. Youth workers are busy people! We work long hours to serve others and sometimes feel like we are running on empty. If you feel like you don't have the time to do a personal Bible Study...this is for you! While this study has the adult youth worker in mind, it can also be used as a group Bible study for adults or teens. May God bless your time of meditation!
Devotion: The Good Gardener (8/23/2007)
  a devotion on Matthew 13:24-30
Devotion: The Sounding of Trumpets (12/8/2008)
  a devotion on 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
Devotion: The Value of Scripture (6/21/2007)
  a devotion on Luke 2:41-52
Devotion: Who Are You? ()
  a devotion on Galatians 3:26-29
Devotion: Early Morning Chase (4/15/2006)
  a devotion on Luke 24:11-12a, 22-23
Devotion: God is Tempting Me ()
  a devotion on James 1:12-14
Devotion: A Friend That Good ()
  a devotion on John 15:13
Devotion: Freedom ()
  a devotion on Luke 8:27-39
Devotion: Hannah's Prayer ()
  a devotion on 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Bible Study: Cardio Condition: Training A Servant's Heart (4/26/2007)
  This two-part Bible study equips youth to be better servants by examining their hearts for proper motivation, discovering who their neighbor is and focusing on "still time" with God.
Bible Study: Moses - A Leadership Study (2/4/2014)
  This one-part Bible study looks at the leadership of Moses and concludes that Moses was an effective leader because he looked to and followed God.
Word One Bible Study: Lent 5 Epistle (3/14/2014)
  Bible study on Isaiah 50:4-9 for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Palm Sunday Epistle (3/14/2014)
  Bible study on Philippians 2:5-11 for Palm Sunday, Lectionary Series A
Lectionary Notes on Luke 3:1-14 (12/4/2012)
  Notes and discussion points for Luke 3:1-14.
Lectionary Notes on Mark 10:23-31 (10/16/2012)
  Notes and teaching points for Mark 10:23-31.
Lectionary Notes on Luke 7:18-28 (12/11/2012)
  Notes and teaching points on Luke 7:18-28.
Word One Bible Study: Lent 3 Old Testament (3/28/2014)
  Bible study on Exodus 17:1-7 for the third Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
What is the Lectionary? (9/27/2012)
  An introduction to the lectionary and why we use one.
Lectionary Notes on Luke 19:28-40 (11/27/2012)
  Notes and discussion points on the lectionary reading for the first Sunday in Advent
Lectionary Notes on Mark 10:2-16 (10/2/2012)
  Notes and teaching points on Mark 10:2-16
Lectionary Notes on Mark 10:17-22 (10/10/2012)
  Notes and teaching points on Mark 10:17-22
Lectionary Notes on Luke 1:39-45 (12/18/2012)
  Jesus has come as King and Lord, bringing good gifts with Him.
Tackling the Tough Issues: A Guide for Parents (3/1/2006)
  Having "the big talks" with young people can be hard on some parents. We know there are many issues that must be addressed, but how does one get a youth to open up and talk? This article offers some advice to get the ball rolling.
Word One Bible Study: Advent 1 (11/1/2013)
  Bible study on Matthew 24:36-44, the Gospel reading for the First Week of Advent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: The Messiah has Come - Advent 3 (11/1/2013)
  Bible study on Matthew 11:2-15, the Gospel reading for the Third Week of Advent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: Out of the Old, Into the New - Advent 2 (11/1/2013)
  Bible study on Matthew 3:1-12, the Gospel reading for the Second Week of Advent, Lectionary Series A
Amazing Love Praise and Worship Youth Service (5/30/2013)
  In this youth lead service, our worship focuses on the theme of the 2013 National Youth Gathering, LiveLove(d).
Book Review: They Like Jesus But Not the Church (10/31/2007)
  a book review of They Like Jesus But Not the Church by Dan Kimball
Worship: In Celebration of Family (10/10/2012)
  Gather families together for a special worship service celebrating the gifts God gives us through family!
Do You Believe? A Litany for Youth (5/7/2010)
  A litany to use on Youth Sunday
Book Review: Eutychus Youth (11/7/2011)
  a book review of Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry, by John Oberdeck
Book Review: Alomst Christian (12/7/2011)
  a book review of Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy Dean
A Litany for Young People (5/13/2011)
  A prayer litany for young people. Use it to celebrate Youth Ministry in your congregation.
Book Reviews: Worship Resource Series (3/30/2007)
  In this review, Rev. Terry Dittmer considers three youth worker "must haves" for designing worship services that resonate with youth.
Book Review: Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches (4/26/2007)
  Rev. Terry Dittmer sheds some light on the theology of new trends in young adult ministry by reviewing the book "Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives" compiled by Robert Webber.
Young Adults and the Church: Book Reviews of Blue Like Jazz and Velvet Elvis (5/29/2007)
  Rev. Terry Dittmer ponders the emergent Church and the influence of culture and today's young adult on our theology as reflected in two compelling books, Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller and Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell.
Community Building Help (4/1/2006)
  This list of activities are designed to facilitate family-building in your youth program. Have fun!
Bible Study: Messy Relationships (11/20/2009)
  This Bible study considers Samson and Delilah and Hosea and Gomer and what we can learn about healthy relationships.
Devotion: Sweet Freedom - Transitions (8/1/2004)
  The move from high school to college is often unnerving for youth. This brief devotion provides focus for the journey.
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 7 Gospel (2/24/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 5:38-48 for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 5 Gospel (2/7/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 5:13-20 for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 6 Gospel (2/7/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 5:21-37 for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Artistic Games (4/8/2014)
  Games that allow for some artistic or creative expression.
Obstacle Course/Race/Relay Games (4/8/2014)
  Various games set up as obstacle courses, races, or relays.
About Word One Bible Studies (11/6/2013)
 
Word One Leader Guide (11/6/2013)
 
Viewing Guide: The Passion of the Christ (3/13/2014)
  a viewing guide and other resources for the film The Passion of the Christ
Servant Events: Top 10 Lists (2/7/2014)
  Top 10 lists to make your Servant Event the best experience it can be for your youth
High Tech Games (4/17/2014)
  Games that make use of technology like digital cameras, smartphones, etc.
Devotion: This is Love (12/5/2013)
  a Christmas devotion based on 1 John 4:9-12
Advent Resources (9/7/2011)
  It's never too early to start planning for Advent. Take advantage of these resources as you plan events and Bible studies for the Advent season.
Book Talk: Divergent (10/22/2013)
  discussion guide for the novel Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Devotion: Signs and Miracles (1/23/2012)
  a devotion on Matthe 8:16-17
Devotion: Called Out of Egypt (1/6/2012)
  a devotion on Matthew 2:15
Devotion: Called a Nazarene (1/9/2012)
  a devotion on Matthew 2:23
Devotion: Filled with the Spirit (1/16/2012)
  a devotion on Luke 4:18-19
Devotion: A Perfect Peace ()
  A devotion on Isaiah 26:3-4
Devotion: The Presence of God ()
  A devotion on Luke 10:42
Devotion: Sharing Life with Each Other ()
  A devotion on Hebrews 10:24-25
Devotion: Invitation to the Thirsty ()
  a devotion on Isaiah 55:1-2
Devotion: It Takes A Village ()
  a devotion on 1 John 4:10-11
Devotion: Love In The Time Of Groaning ()
  a devotion on Romans 8:19-21
Devotion: Reality Check ()
  a devotion on Romans 3:10
Devotion: Beyond The Placebo Effect ()
  a devotion on Proverbs 3:5-8
Devotion: The Waiting Game ()
  a devotion on Luke 2:29-32
Devotion: We Are The Sheep ()
  a devotion on Psalm 23:1-3
Devotion: Life Off The Mountain ()
  a devotion on Matthew 16:24-25
Devotion: One Little Word ()
  a devotion on 1 Peter 5:8-9
Devotion: Summer ()
  a devotion on John 4:14
Devotion: The Good Life (10/3/2008)
  a devotion on John 10:10
Devotion: Life Like You Are Dying ()
  a devotion on 1 Peter 1:24-25
Devotion: Heart's Desire, a Christmas Devotion ()
  a Christmas devotion on 1 Corinthians 11:23-24
Devotion: No Mere Mortals (10/3/2008)
  a devotion on Matthew 25:31-33
Devotion: Forever Fellowship (10/3/2008)
  a devotion on Matthew 28:20
Devotion: Volunteer For A Lost Cause ()
  a devotion on John 3:16
Devotion: Letter from God (10/3/2008)
  a devotion on 2 Corinthians 3:3
Devotion: Body Language ()
  a devotion on 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Devotion: Dust to Dust ()
  a devotion on Psalm 90:1-6
Devotion: Families of Faith ()
  a devotion on 2 Timothy 1:3, 5-7
Devotion: Homecoming ()
  a devotion on Luke 15:17-20
Devotion: We've Been Waiting For You ()
  a devotion on 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Devotion: I Am My Own Worst Enemy ()
  a devotion on Matthew 11:28
Devotion: God's Love is...Abounding! (7/27/2009)
  a devotion on Joel 2:12-13
Devotion: God's Love is...Brighter than the Sun! (10/14/2009)
  a devotion on Acts 26:13
Word One Bible Study: Easter 4 First Reading (4/28/2014)
  Bible study on Acts 2:42-47 for the fourth Sunday in Easter, lectionary series A
Bible Study: MADE...in His Image (4/1/2009)
  This three-part study considers what it means to be made in God's image. Using Mary Shelley's story of Frankenstein, students will consider how God created mankind, how we have fallen, and how God redeems us through His Son.
Devotion: What are You Building Your Life On? (5/8/2013)
  a devotion on Luke 6:46-49
Devotion: We Need Each Other (5/15/2013)
  a devotion on Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and John 15:12-13
Devotion: Finding Your Place (5/22/2013)
  a devotion on 1 Corinthians 12:14-18, 27
Devotion: Who is My Neighbor? (5/29/2013)
  a devotion on Matthew 22:37-39
Youth Ministry Basics: Youth Led Worship (1/21/2010)
  Some tips on planning a youth-led worship service.
Advent Devotions: The Candles of Advent (12/3/2012)
  Advent devotions focusing on the candles in the Advent wreath.
Value and Joy of Family Service (1/1/2004)
  This Parenting Point by Mary Halberg discusses the value of service and how families might deliberately serve together and thus come much closer to one another in Christ.
Road to the Gathering: Fundraising the Fun Way (2/23/2010)
 
Road to the Gathering: Fundraising the Fun Way, part 2 (3/9/2010)
  fundraising ideas for the National Youth Gathering
Devotion: Heroes Of Faith ()
  a devotion on Hebrews 11:1-2
Devotion: Gideon ()
  a devotion on Judges 6:14-16
Devotion: We Are New ()
  a devotion on Ephesians 4:22-24
Devotion: Happy Family (1/1/2004)
  a devotion on Psalm 127:1-3
Devotion: Complete Trust: Can You Do It? (10/3/2008)
  a devotion on Proverbs 3:5-6
Devotion: Come to My Rescue (9/24/2008)
  a devotion on Psalm 31:2
Devotion: Zealots...Are you one of them? (9/5/2008)
  a devotion on Romans 12:11
Devotion: Working with God as your Master (9/12/2008)
  a devotion on Matthew 6:24
Devotion: Prepare Ye the Way (11/30/2010)
  A devotion on Malachi 3:1-4
Devotion: Jesus, of the Tribe of Judah (11/10/2010)
  A devotion on Genesis 38:6, Genesis 38:26, Genesis 49:10
Devotion: Jesus, of the Line of David (11/22/2010)
  A devotion on 2 Samuel 7:10-16
Devotion: Jesus, A Descedant of Abraham (11/3/2010)
  A devotion on Genesis 12:1-3
Devotion: Speaking and Living the Truth in Love (11/5/2008)
  A devotion on Ephesians 4:14-16
Devotion: Los Brazos dos Dios (10/18/2010)
  A devotion on Nehemiah 8:10
Devotion: Jesus, Born of a Woman (10/25/2010)
  A devotion on Genesis 3:15
Bible Study: Through the Desert with a Bunch of Flaky Whiners (5/29/2009)
  A 5-part Bible study by DCE Candice Bielss on Moses and many of his moments in ministry. This study is a great personal reflection for anyone in youth ministry, and could also be used with ministry teams.
Apologia: Why Doesn't God Prevent Sin? (4/12/2013)
  Our world is broken. Sin has broken everything that exists and has ever existed since Adam and Eves fall. It destroys all relationships between God, creation and humankind. Sin brings death and destruction, and it separates us from God, from nature and from each other. So why didnt God prevent sin? Why doesnt He prevent it now?
Movie Review and Discussion Guide: Noah (4/7/2014)
  A review and discussion guide for the 2014 movie Noah.
Bible Study: Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark (11/13/2009)
  This one-part Bible study considers Paul, Barnabas and John Mark and relationships between friends.
Can I Use It?: Studies on the Go - Philippians, Colossians, and First and Second Thessalonians (12/4/2009)
  These Studies on the Go are a great, easy to use resource!
Philosophy of Fundraising (3/9/2012)
  Is fundraising, or not fundraising, accomplishing the goals and purpose of youth ministry? If you have answered this question already, now is a good time to think about it.
Bible Study: Relationship Case Study: Jesus and the People He Healed (12/11/2009)
  This one-part Bible study considers our relationship with Jesus and our need for healing from sin.
Bible Study: Navigating the World at Your Fingertips (4/25/2014)
  This one-part Bible study explores the murky waters of the online world and looks at what the Bible has to say about our behavior both on- and off-line.
Skit: The Calling (8/1/2007)
  A group of friends spends one last time together before going to college, talking about what comes next and what God is calling them to do.
Advent Gospel Dramas (9/2/2011)
  Through parable, fantasy or direct reference, this drama series is a way to capture the obvious and the subtle themes in the Gospels for Advent through Epiphany.
Skit: What's It Worth to You? (6/1/2005)
  A game show setting shows just how crazy it is to place too much value in worldly things. Check it out!
Skit: The REAL Youth Group (3/1/2006)
  This short skit helps elucidate the dichotomy that often exists within a youth program. Who has a "real" youth group? What does it mean to be "real" in youth ministry? You may be surprised by the answer.
Book Review: God Sightings (3/5/2010)
  book review of Group's God Sightings curriculum
Bible Study: Don't Blame God (4/19/2013)
  This one-part Bible study walks through Scripture passages to use when talking about issues of continuing in sin, homosexuality, or other issues that society deems acceptable.
Football Games (10/29/2012)
  These youth ministry games focus on a fall/winter pasttime that brings many together...football!
Fall/Winter Games (11/8/2012)
  These youth ministry games are a creative spin on fall and winter traditions and provide both fun and a springboard for deeper discussion.
Mix and Mingle Games (8/27/2012)
  Two games to get your group mingling and getting to know each other at the beginning of a new school year.
Back to School Retreat (9/11/2012)
  Everything you need for a back to school retreat!
Games: Caterpillar Race and Scoot (7/27/2012)
  These youth ministry games break larger groups into smaller groups and are great to get everyone moving.
Trivia Games (9/17/2012)
  These two youth ministry games take trivia to a new level.
War Horse Bible Study (8/14/2012)
  Bible study for use with the film War Horse.
Gideon: Asking for Proof (8/14/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Gideon and teaches us truths about God's character.
Bible Study: Noah - God's Crazy Request (8/22/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Noah and teaches us truths about God's character.
Bible Study: Abraham - A Father's Sacrifice (9/3/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Abraham.
Bible Study: Ruth - God's Provision (9/24/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Ruth and the ways God provides for His people.
Skit: Don't Forget Your Umbrella (5/21/2013)
  Joe doesn't have much success in sharing God's Word.
Skit: The Apostle's Creed (6/6/2011)
  Looking for creative ways to teach the Apostle's Creed? Use these three skits!
Skit: The Ripple (2/4/2011)
  One person questioning God's will for them in his life, lamenting over his lack of "skills"; in the process he helps several people who cross the stage in front of him; he unwittingly helps each person using the gifts/skills that God has given him.
Skit: Trusting Jesus (1/28/2011)
  Three monologues by three separate people. The first monologue is on trusting Jesus even when we have doubts. The second monologue is on trusting Jesus in times of indecision. The third monologue is on trusting Jesus when our lives are filled with anxiety.
Skit: Legion (5/15/2013)
  a skit based on Luke 8:26-39
Youth Ministry Travel Pack (6/15/2011)
  Use this classic youth ministry resource as you plan trips and events with youth.
Bible Study: The Nativity Story (8/27/2012)
  This four-part Bible study uses the movie The Nativity Story and is a great resource for Advent.
Bible Study: Remind Me Who I Am (1/2/2013)
  This Bible study uses the song "Remind Me Who I Am" to discuss identity in Christ.
Real Outreach: Event - Video Game Tournament (3/12/2013)
  Behind the scenes info to help plan your next outreach event.
Book Review: College Ministry from Scratch (10/17/2011)
  book review of College Ministry from Scratch by Chuck Bomar
Bible Study: A Visit to Narnia (9/9/2011)
  This four-part Bible study takes us to the world of C.S. Lewis's Narnia, and looks at Edmund's story of redemption and how it relates to our own.
Bible Study: Stewardship (10/31/2011)
  This three-part Bible study examines our task to rule over creation with great care and love according to the will of God. Stewardship is about more than tithing; it's a lifestyle.
Devotion: Why do I do this Anyway? Am I Making Any Impact? (6/24/2013)
  a devotion of encouragement for those struggling with their sense of calling or not seeing results
Devotion: I Really Messed Up This Time (6/11/2013)
  a devotion of encouragement for those in need of God's grace in the midst of leadership
Devotion: What About Life After High School (7/19/2012)
  a devotion on 1 John 4:16
Bible Study: Explode Your Bible (12/3/2013)
  Explode Your Bible is a series dedicated to helping students mark their Bibles in a way that can help them use God's Word in their everyday lives.
Devotion: Help God! I Can't Do This Anymore! (6/26/2013)
  a devotion of encouragement for those needing strength and perseverance in ministry
Devotions: It's Just Too Much! (6/4/2013)
  a devotion of encouragement for the overworked and overwhelmed youth worker
Advent Devotions: Immanuel...God with Us (11/1/2011)
  a series of devotions for Advent, focusing on the name Immanuel
Devotion: Waiting for Daddy to Come into View (6/18/2012)
  a devotion on Romans 8:14-17
Devotion: Tasting God in More Than Just My Spaghetti (6/25/2012)
  a devotion on Psalm 34:8
Devotion: Temper Tantrums (6/11/2012)
  a devotion on 2 Thessalonians 3:5
Devotion: Does Anyone See What I Do? (6/18/2013)
  a devotion of encouragement for the discouraged or undervalued
Devotion: Immanuel, God With Us...Providing Others To Walk With Us As Well (12/19/2011)
  a devotion on Luke 1:46-55
Esther: God's Big Plans (4/20/2012)
  When Esther was faced with a life or death situation, not just for her but also all of the Jews, she looked to her relationship with Mordecai and other trusted people around her, as well as to God to make her decision and gain strength to follow through.
Devotion: Immanuel, God with Us...When Life is Tough (11/29/2011)
  a devotion on Luke 1:28
Devotion: Immanuel, God With Us...When It Seems Like There's No Place For Us (12/12/2011)
  a devotion on Luke 2:6-7
Devotion: Immanuel, God with Us...When We're Afraid of What's Next (12/5/2011)
  a devotion on Matthew 1:20-23
Bible Study: Impossibilities - God's Specialties - Christmas 2 Old Testament (1/2/2014)
  Bible Study on 1 Kings 3:4-15 for the second Sunday after Christmas, lectionary series A
Devotion: How Long Shall I Put Up With You? (6/9/2014)
  a devotion on dealing with times of discouragement
Fundraising for the Why (3/9/2012)
  While there is certainly theological basis for fundraising to further the sharing of the Gospel with all people, perhaps you wonder what you can do to better your fundraising efforts besides praying more. Although we would encourage you to engross yourself in prayer, there is more to fundraising than solely praying and hoping.
Bible Study: With My Headphones On (7/12/2013)
  a Bible study based on the song "Headphones" by Jars of Clay
Family Night: Joseph's Family Scavenger Hunt (10/23/2012)
  A family night and scavenger hunt with a Bible study about Joseph and his family.
Devotion: Change (4/30/2012)
  devotion on Matthew 4:1-11, Romans 12:1-12
Devotion: Forgiveness (5/7/2012)
  devotion on Romans 6:3-5, 2 Corinthians 2:14-16
Devotion: Trouble (4/16/2012)
  devotion on Psalm 46:1-5
Devotion: Measuring Up (4/23/2012)
  devotion on Ephesians 2:8-10
Devotion: Everyday Service (4/4/2013)
  a devotion on Ephesians 5:1-2
Devotion: Who do we Serve? (3/27/2013)
  We know we're supposed to serve others, but who are these others? And how do we know when we've done enough?
Word One Bible Study: Given to God (1/30/2014)
  a Bible study on 1 Samuel 1:21-28 for the Presentation of Jesus, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 2 Gospel (3/12/2014)
  Bible study on John 3:1-17 for the second Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 6 Epistle (2/25/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: The Divine Father's Business - Christmas 2 Gospel (1/2/2014)
  Bible study on Luke 2:42-52, the Gospel for the Second Sunday after Christmas, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 3 Epistle (3/28/2014)
  a Bible study on Romans 5:1-8 for the third Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: God and Man (1/30/2014)
  a Bible study on Hebrews 2:14-18 for the Presentation of Jesus, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Fulfillment of the Law (1/30/2014)
  a Bible study on Luke 2:22-32 for the Presentation of Jesus, Lectionary Series A
Devotions: Altars of Thankfulness (11/27/2013)
  devotions of thankfulness
Devotion: Altars of Thankfulness - Strengthened by Him (12/2/2013)
  a devotion on Exodus 17:8-16
Devotion: Altars of Thankfulness - Named by Him (11/27/2013)
  a devotion on Genesis 35:10-15
Devotion: Altars of Thankfulness - Washed by Him (11/8/2013)
  a devotion on Genesis 8:15-21
Devotion: Altars of Thankfulness - Saved by Him (11/18/2013)
  a devotion on Genesis 22:2-14
Bible Study: We are the Church! (5/6/2013)
  This two-part Bible study encourages youth to be an active part of their church and to be the church today and not just the future church.
Devotion: Trust (1/17/2013)
  a devotion on proverbs 3:5-6
Bible Study: Nehemiah (1/13/2014)
  a Bible study on the prayer of Nehemiah
Bible Study: Faith Under Fire - Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (8/8/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abenego. and offers some practical steps to prepare and strengthen Christians as they step out into a world that is going to attack them, as they are striving to be faithful to what they believe.
Devotion: Why Me? (1/2/2013)
  a devotion on Romans 5:8
Devotion: Excuses (1/9/2013)
  a devotion on Exodus 4:13
Devotion: Dark Times (1/23/2013)
  a devotion on 1 Kings 19:11b-13a
Devotion: The Greatest News (1/30/2013)
  a devotion on Acts 5:42
Bible Study: Do You Believe in Love...Real Love? (3/21/2014)
  This one-part Bible study answers the question, "If love is love, and God is love, then isn't same sex love okay?"
Skit: On Three (5/21/2013)
  Jesus' presence filled demons with fear, showed Satan that he had lost and reminds us what it means to have the Savior of all mankind love us more than anything in the whole world.
Skit: Rest Area (7/26/2013)
  a skit based on Luke 9:62
Skit: On the Dotted Line (6/5/2013)
  Since God has forgiven each and every one of our sins, we can share that grace with others.
Devotion: WHEN Do You Follow? (7/25/2013)
  a devotion on John 16:33
Devotion: WHY do You Follow? (7/18/2013)
  a devotion on Matthew 4:18-20
Devotion: HOW do You Follow? (8/1/2013)
  a devotion on 2 Thessalonians 2:8
Devotion: WHO do you Follow? (7/11/2013)
  a devotion on 1 Corinthians 11:1
Bible Study: Joseph - A True Success Story (1/24/2014)
  This one-part Bible study considers the story of Joseph and examines the source of his success in Egypt.
Bible Study: Rahab - An Unlikely Helper (9/16/2013)
  This one-part Bible study considers the faith of Rahab and the ways God uses the least likely to achieve his purposes.
Bible Study: The Name of Jesus - Advent 4 (11/1/2013)
  Bible study on Matthew 1:18-25, the Gospel reading for the Fourth Week of Advent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: Christ Came for Them? - Advent 2 Epistle (11/7/2013)
  Bible study on Romans 15:4-13 for the Second Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Advent 1 Epistle (11/7/2013)
  Bible study on Romans 13:(8-10)11-14 for the First Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: I'm Coming! - Advent 3 Epistle (11/7/2013)
  Bible study on James 5:7-10 for the Third Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Advent 2 Old Testament (11/18/2013)
  Bible study on Isaiah 11:1-10 for the Second Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A Old Testament Reading
Bible Study: The Way of Holiness - Advent 3 Old Testament (11/22/2013)
  Bible study on Isaiah 35:1-10 for the Third Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A Old Testament reading
Bible Study: Dreaming - Christmas 1 Gospel (12/18/2013)
  Bible study on Matthew 2:13-23 for the first Sunday after Christmas, lectionary series A
Bible Study: Chesed, A Love that won't Let Go - Christmas 1 (12/18/2013)
  Bible study on Isaiah 63:7-14 for the first Sunday after Christmas, lectionary series A
Bible Study: Wanted: Dead AND Alive - Baptism of our Lord (1/6/2014)
  Bible study on Romans 6:1-11 for the First Sunday after Epiphany/Baptism of our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: The Service of the Servant - Baptism of Our Lord (1/8/2014)
  Bible study on Isaiah 42:1-9 for the First Sunday after Epiphany/Baptism of Our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: A Servant Attitude - Epiphany 2 Old Testament (1/15/2014)
  a Bible study on Isaiah 49:1-7 for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, lectionary series A
Bible Study: God is Faithful - Epiphany 2 (1/15/2014)
  a Bible study on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, lectionary series A
Word One Bible Study: Working Towards Unity - Epiphany 3 (1/22/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 6 Old Testament (2/6/2014)
  a Bible study on Deuteronomy 30:15-20 for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, lectionary series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 7 Old Testament (2/24/2014)
  Bible study on Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Transfiguration Old Testament (2/24/2014)
  Bible study on Exodus 24:8-18 for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Transfiguration Gospel (2/24/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 17:1-9 for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 2 Old Testament (3/11/2014)
  Bible study on Genesis 12:1-9 for the Second Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word Bible Study: Lent 5 Old Testament (3/14/2014)
  Bible study on Ezekiel 37:1-14 for the fifth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Palm Sunday Gospel (3/14/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 25:1-27:66 for Palm Sunday, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 5 Gospel (3/14/2014)
  Bible Study on John 11:1-45(46-53) for the fifth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter Day Epistle (4/7/2014)
  Bible study on Colossians 3:1-4 for Easter Day, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: Adoption Accomplished - Christmas 1 (12/18/2013)
  Bible study on Galatians 4:4-7 for the first Sunday after Christmas, lectionary series A
Bible Study: The Good News of Christmas - Advent 4 Epistle (11/7/2013)
  Bible Study on Romans 1:1-7 for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: Seeking Signs - Advent 4 Old Testament (11/22/2013)
  Bible study on Isaiah 7:10-17 for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, Lectionary Series A Old Testament Reading
Bible Study: Chosen by God - Christmas 2 Epistle (1/2/2014)
  Bible study on Ephesians 1:3-12 for the second Sunday after Christmas, lectionary series A
Bible Study: Come and See - Epiphany 2 (1/15/2014)
  Bible study on John 1:29-42a for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, lectionary series A
Word One Bible Study: Jesus Comes to Outcasts (1/22/2014)
  a Bible study on Matthew 4:12-25 for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 4 Epistle (3/10/2014)
  Bible study on Ephesians 5:8-14 for the fourth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 1 Epistle (3/4/2014)
  Bible study on Romans 5:12-19 for the first Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 2 Epistle (3/10/2014)
  Bible study on Romans 4:1-8,13-17 for the second Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Bible Study: Connected to Christ - Baptism of Our Lord (1/8/2014)
  Bible study on Matthew 3:13-17 for the First Sunday after Epiphany/Baptism of our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Transfiguration Epistle (2/24/2014)
  Bible study on 2 Peter 1:16-21 for The Transfiguration of Our Lord, Lectionary Series A
Fathers and Sons (2/1/2004)
  Teenage boys are under a lot of pressure. To counter this, it is the Christian youth leader's job to model Christ and connect to teens, providing a healthy, firm example of faith and love so that they might know the truth that sets them free. But this is not an easy task.
On Mothering Daughters (2/1/2004)
  Anyone who has spent five minutes with teenage girls knows the absolute importance of providing a solid Christian example for them to emulate. Mainstream society seeks to define girls on its terms instead of Christ's. Everywhere, teenage girls are bombarded by lurid examples of what the world wants them to be. Where are they encountering examples of what Christ wants them to be?
Word One Bible Study: Easter Day First Reading (4/7/2014)
  Bible Study on Acts 10:34-43 for Easter Sunday, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 3 Epistle (4/8/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Peter 1:17-25 for the third Sunday in Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 4 Epistle (4/28/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Peter 2:19-25 for the fourth Sunday in Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 2 Epistle (4/8/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Peter:3-9 for the second Sunday in Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 3 First Reading (4/8/2014)
  Bible study on Acts 2:14a, 36-47 for the Third Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Series A
Let's Talk...The Future (4/27/2011)
  This one-part Bible study looks at the story of Joseph throughout his life to see how God was leading him and how God still leads us today.
Word One Bible Study: Lent 1 Old Testament (3/4/2014)
  Bible study on Genesis 3:1-21 for the First Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 7 Epistle (2/13/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Epiphany 5 Epistle (2/7/2014)
  Bible study on 1 Corinthians 2:1-12(13-16) for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 2 Gospel (4/8/2014)
  Bible study on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 4 Gospel (4/28/2014)
  Bible study on John 10:1-10 for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Easter 3 Gospel (4/8/2014)
  Bible study on Luke 24:13-15 for the Third Sunday of Easter, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Lent 4 Old Testament (3/11/2014)
  Bible study on Isaiah 42:14-21 for the fourth Sunday in Lent, Lectionary Series A
Word One Bible Study: Palm Sunday Old Testament (3/14/2014)
  Bible study on Isaiah 50:4-9 for Palm Sunday, Lectionary Series A
Apologia: Homosexuality and the Church (10/1/2008)
  What does The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod believe and teach about homosexuality? Use this talk sheet to discuss the topic with your youth.
 

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