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13 Essential Lessons from the Old Testament: 13 Lessons for Teenagers

13 Essential Lessons from the Old Testament: 13 Lessons for Teenagers

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Bring the Old Testament to life for students in a fresh way that ignites their passion for Jesus.

Help your junior high and high school students see how the entire Bible works together to create a perfect picture of God's loving character and his plan for redemption. They'll be on the edge of their seats as their eyes are opened to truths they've yet to discover. These 13 intentionally selected lessons build anticipation for Jesus' impending arrival through surprising stories packed with valuable wisdom.

All 13 lessons include...
- Brief overviews designed to help you prepare
- Primary and secondary Scripture references
- Open-ended questions for authentic discussions
- Objectives to help drive home what, why, and how
- Flexible guidelines with opportunities to go deeper

13 Essential Lessons From the Old Testament equips you to invite students on an exciting journey that increases their desire to go deeper with Jesus.

6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry

6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry

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For children ages 10-12, transition is the name of the game. Accompanying these not-quite-children on their spiritual journeys is a constant balancing act. 6 Secrets of Preteen Ministry will help you manage this balancing act by covering the basic principles of discipleship with preteens, including developmental milestones, the role of parents, the use of technology, and ways to be inclusive of preteens with special needs.
All-In-One Sunday School Volume 3: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

All-In-One Sunday School Volume 3: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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Discover 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You'll save time and money--just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you're ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love.

Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

- Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
- Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
- Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
- Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
- And more: Tips to help you better understand kids

BONUS: You'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team...learn what to expect from different age groups...and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

The All-in-One Sunday School Series: Volume 3 offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

-All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall(9780764449444)
-All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
-All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring (9780764449468)
-All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer
(9780764449475)

All-In-One Sunday School Volume 4: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

All-In-One Sunday School Volume 4: When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Classroom

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The perfect programming resource for churches to teach meaningful Bible lessons to kids of all ages in one weekly class!

All-in-One is a best-selling Sunday school lesson series that children love--and you will, too! Each volume offers 13 fun Bible lessons that help kids grow closer to Jesus. All-in-One Sunday school lessons are packed with original and creative ideas specially designed for children's ministries with mixed-age classes for ages 4 through 12. Teachers and volunteers love that these Sunday school lessons offer easy-prep and lasting impact.

All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4 contains lessons that are seasonally tied to Summer. Each Sunday school lesson comes complete with:

  • Active-learning experiences: Catch kids' interest and teaches them lessons they'll remember
  • Interactive Bible stories: Helps even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture
  • Life applications: Encourages children to use what they've learned
  • Take-home handouts: Make it easy for children to share what they've learned with their family
  • And more: Tips to help you better understand kids
  • BONUS: You'll also discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team...learn what to expect from different age groups...and be able to give young children the extra attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn.

    The All-in-One Sunday School Series offers four volumes, one for each season of the year beginning with fall:

  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 1: Fall (9780764449444)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 2: Winter (9780764449451)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 3: Spring (9780764449468)
  • All-in-One Sunday School Volume 4: Summer (9780764449475)
  • Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church

    Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church

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    Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about
    Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice.

    In Soul Searching, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton found that American teenagers have embraced a Moralistic Therapeutic Deism--a hodgepodge of banal, self-serving, feel-good beliefs that bears little resemblance to traditional Christianity. But far from faulting teens, Dean places
    the blame for this theological watering down squarely on the churches themselves. Instead of proclaiming a God who calls believers to lives of love, service and sacrifice, churches offer instead a bargain religion, easy to use, easy to forget, offering little and demanding less. But what is to be
    done? In order to produce ardent young Christians, Dean argues, churches must rediscover their sense of mission and model an understanding of being Christian as not something you do for yourself, but something that calls you to share God's love, in word and deed, with others. Dean found that the
    most committed young Christians shared four important traits: they could tell a personal and powerful story about God; they belonged to a significant faith community; they exhibited a sense of vocation; and they possessed a profound sense of hope. Based on these findings, Dean proposes an approach
    to Christian education that places the idea of mission at its core and offers a wealth of concrete suggestions for inspiring teens to live more authentically engaged Christian lives.

    Persuasively and accessibly written, Almost Christian is a wake up call no one concerned about the future of Christianity in America can afford to ignore.

    Better Together

    Better Together

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    How to Inspire and Equip the Members of Your Church to Love and Serve Their Community

    Every pastor wants to impact their local community. 

    But pastors make up a small subset of the entire church, and many find themselves stretched too thin — especially now.

    More than four out of five pastors tell Barna they prefer lay initiatives to new church programs, but fewer than one in 10 pastors is confident that their church is good at developing new leaders.

    If you’re looking for ways to inspire and equip the people in your church to share God’s love with your community, we’d be honored to help. 

    Together with our partners at Lutheran Hour Ministries, we’ve set out to answer questions such as: 

    • What possibilities exist in the gifts of church members?
    • What motivates Christians to make a hopeful difference in their neighborhoods?
    • What’s the most fruitful way of connecting individual Christians with a heart for their neighbors to their community?
    • How do you build trust in communities where Christians and the Church don’t have a great reputation?
    • What’s the role of congregations and ministry leaders in this effort?

    We’ve combined careful research with insights from ministry leaders and packaged them all in a report called:

    Better Together: How Christians Can Be a Welcome Influence in Their Neighborhoods.

    You can raise up leaders in your congregation who will make a positive difference in the community. 

    It’s challenging work, but the results can be life changing — because in life and in ministry, we really are better together. 

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1: 13 Lessons on Diligence, Faithfulness and Gratitude

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1: 13 Lessons on Diligence, Faithfulness and Gratitude

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    This lesson book and companion DVD contains 13 Sunday school lessons for kids of all ages in one room. Recommended for ages 4-12.

    Equip kids with the character qualities they need to each become the person God created them to be.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1 is full of exciting, hands-on Bible lessons that explore the three character qualities of diligence, faithfulness, and gratitude. Kids will explore each character quality in memorable lessons that are rooted in Scripture and reinforce God's foundational plan for a fruitful Christian life.

    Character by God's Design: Volume 1 introduces kids of all ages to:
    - Diligence--Focusing on the work God has given me
    - Faithfulness--Staying true to God and his purpose for me
    - Gratitude--Expressing thanks no matter how I feel

    This lesson book is volume 1 of 4 total volumes:
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 2(9781470742171)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 3(9781470744809)
    - Character by God's Design: Volume 4(9781470744816)

    Children's Ministry Volunteer Handbook: Equipping You to Serve

    Children's Ministry Volunteer Handbook: Equipping You to Serve

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    Equipping Children's Ministry Volunteers

    Whether you are part of your church's children's ministry, or thinking about serving in children's ministry, the Children's Ministry Volunteer Handbook is for you!

    Too often, people view children's ministry as a place to drop off the kids so the adults can listen to the sermon, uninterrupted. They fail to see the power and potential of children's ministry.

    In Matthew 19:13-14, Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." While we may see the naivete of children as a detriment, Jesus sees it as a strength--there is beauty in the simplicity of the gospel. Investing in children's ministry is a worthwhile and crucial part of the church.

    This practical handbook features insights from six authors, all experts in the field of children's ministry, with over 100 years of combined experience. They will help guide you through the challenges and joys of children's ministry--and how it is vital to the Kingdom of God.

    Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry

    Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry

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    Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
    This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
    You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter
    Topics include:
    Grief
    Depression
    Suicide
    Addictions
    Divorce
    Abuse
    Crisis Pregnancy
    Academic Problems
    Family Conflict
    Stress and Anxiety
    Destructive Behavior
    Gender Identity and Sexual Choices

    Each chapter includes:
    Real Life Narrative - Learn from someone who has been there
    Care and Counseling Tips - Practical ideas to personally reach out in love
    Tips for your entire youth group - Great ways your group can offer support
    What to say and what not to say - Positive encouragement to help the hurting and advice on what not to say
    You'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.

    Kids' Travel Guide to the Ten Commandments: Thirteen Lessons on Right and Wrong

    Kids' Travel Guide to the Ten Commandments: Thirteen Lessons on Right and Wrong

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    The Kids' Travel Guide series takes children from kindergarten through 5th grade on life-impacting explorations that engage them with activities, stories, prayer, and much more. Each of the seven themed Kids' Travel Guides includes 13 imaginative, interactive Bible lessons. Lead your Sunday school or midweek program on a travel adventure packed with fun activities, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals.

    Kids' Travel Guide to the Ten Commandments contains 13 lessons on right and wrong for children. Take your explorers on an exciting journey filled with stories, fun, prayer and adventure. Along the way, they'll learn that God gives us laws because he loves us. The last lesson shows children how all the Ten Commandments lead them to the cross, and helps explain salvation to young minds.

    Additional Features include:

  • Tour Guide Tips: Ideas teachers can use to adapt the lesson for different ages.
  • Items to Pack: Supplies and props for the journey.
  • Scenic Routes: to give you more creative options for kids.
  • Fun Facts: Jokes and interesting tidbits related to the lesson.
  • Reproducible Handouts: Games, and journal "souvenirs".
  • Kids' Travel Guide Series includes:
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Beatitudes (9781470704230)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Lord's Prayer (9780764425240)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments (9780764422249)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Parables (9780764470134)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm (9780764440052)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit (9780764423901)
  • Kids' Travel Guide to the Armor of God (9780764426957)