Youth Ministry - Oversized

22 READY MADE PRAYER SERVICES

$22.00

22 Ready-Made Prayer Services is a rich resource that invites both the novice and veteran youth minister to create and foster prayer experiences that challenge teens to find God in the world around them. Using symbols, stories, songs, and artistic expression, to name a few of the many prayer forms offered, 22 Ready-Made Prayer Services opens the hearts of teens to the unfathomable mystery of God's unconditional love.
Each easy-to-use prayer service comes with a list of materials needed, what to prepare ahead of time, the order of prayer for leading the prayer service, and resources and handouts to photocopy for the readers and the participants. Extra prayer ideas are also included in each chapter to help spark the imagination of the teens. This rich resource offers a wealth of ideas to help design and integrate a multitude of prayer experiences into your youth ministry program.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780884899273
Publication Date: 
2006-07-31
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ACTING OUT 20 SKITS FOR TEENAGERS TO ILLUSTRATE GODS WORD

$16.99

Ever seen a boring, dull, lame skit at church? How's therapy going? We're convinced church should be a place where creativity goes to thrive, not die.
"Acting Out" combats dreary dramas, with the in. Bryan Belknap has crafted 20 user-friendly sketches that will help drive home the point of your message-or get students talking about the tough moments and choices of teenage life.
Your students don't want spiritual propaganda-they want and need stories that help them to explore the human experience. For teenagers, experience supersedes cold, hard "facts," and stories facilitate an encounter with truth that applies directly to their own life situation-meanings that might be vastly unique. Each script will challenge different people in different ways. That's why we've included two sets of discussion questions with each script to fuel student conversation and application.
Here's a bonus with this resource: We've included some training videos to help you transform a skit into a video. You'll find this particularly helpful if you don't currently have a drama team in your youth ministry, you want to inspire students with filmmaking aspirations, or if you'd just rather use a video in your youth service.
Every skit is editable and reproducible for the students in your ministry. Change the skits, add some characters, drop some lines, rewrite it in Elizabethan English-whatever best connects with the students in your ministry.
These skits will give you the tools for building a drama team, encouraging creativity among your students, generating meaningful discussions, and effectively communicating God's timeless truths to teenagers hungry for real-world wisdom and guidance in a language that connects and sticks with them.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780764442315
Publication Date: 
2010-09-14
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ACTIVITIES FOR CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

$19.95

Shows leaders how to motivate students to apply the Church's social teaching to their own lives. This work describes hand-on activities designed to correspond with social justice issues addressed in the textbook Catholic Social Teaching.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594710674
Publication Date: 
2006-08-31
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AS MORNING BREAKS AND EVENING SETS

$19.95

Creeds, candles, silence, and ancient spiritual practices are gaining understanding and popularity among young people. Youth are realizing that there are treasures in tradition. As Morning Breaks and Evening Sets is a tool for unearthing, dusting off, and tapping into these treasures.

As Morning Breaks and Evening Sets provides an introduction to the biblical form of prayer known as the Liturgy of the Hours--a rich and time-tested way for Christians to pray with the whole community of faith and out of the source of its hope, the inspired Scriptures. This type of prayer immerses believers in the poetic word of God found in the psalms, scriptural canticles, and scriptural readings.

As Morning Breaks and Evening Sets contains fifteen prayer experiences designed to put the hearts and minds of adolescents in touch with the sacred. This is a book of simple yet profound prayer experiences that speak to the everyday experiences of young people. In this book young people experience the venerable practice of using the Scriptures to offer praise, thanksgiving, and intercession.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780884898108
Publication Date: 
2004-09-30
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BIBLE FUN FOR TWEENS: MYSTERIES RIDDLES AND MORE

$18.00

More than just busy work, these puzzles are a great way to introduce the session and spark discussion.

Bible Fun for Tweens contains at least one activity per week for 52 weeks of the year. There are puzzles, riddles, and mysteries to solve as well as other activitiesto get yourtweens engaged in the Bible.This resource ispacked with funand provides a variety of activities ranging from simple exercises to supplement your Sunday school class or other church program, to more in-depth challenges for the tweens to tackle.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781426708473
Publication Date: 
2010-05-31
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BIBLICAL WOMEN

$24.95

Help girls discover new perspectives about both the familiar and the hidden stories of their biblical sisters. Biblical Women: Exploring Their Stories with Girls introduces the stories of over seventy women in the Scriptures. Exploring the lives of biblical women can lead girls to an understanding of the roles that their foremothers played in communities of faith, from the ancient Hebrews to the early Church.

This manual offers seven chapters of activities and materials (including journal writing, prayer, and reproducible handouts) that highlight ways that the lives of women and girls of the past can be relevant to the lives of girls today. The creative activities are informative, fun, and flexible, and can be adapted to fit younger adolescents or older teens as well as a wide range of time frames and settings. An appendix, "Voices of Biblical Women," tells more than seventy first-person stories.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780884896999
Publication Date: 
2002-08-31
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BUILDING CATHOLIC CHARACTER

$14.95

Written in accord with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and rooted in the sound catechetical principles of the National Catechetical Directory, these texts present a well-defined curriculum model that stresses clear objectives, careful organization, and creative methods and evaluation procedures to check the attainment of goals. Very flexible, allowing teachers to select materials to highlight and stress, each text can be implemented on various grade levels for a quarter, a semester, or a full year depending on the length and frequency of class meetings.

This is an introductory course for character education and formation while also serving well as a summary of basic Catholic teaching -- helping to form teenagers in the values and practices of the Catholic tradition.

Situated in the basic premise that we are made in God's image with the accompanying objective as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (#1803) "The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God", Building Catholic Character explores six attributes -- goodness, power, wisdom, love, mercy and justice -- that are relevant for teens to develop Catholic character and have a Christian life.

As each attribute is studied students are introduced to a range of religious "content" including grace, conscience, sacraments, prayer, the beatitudes, commandments and corporal works of mercy and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780877936428
Publication Date: 
1998-10-31
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CALLED TO LOVE STUDENT TEXT

$15.95

Written in accord with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and rooted in the sound catechetical principles of the National Catechetical Directory, these texts present a well-defined curriculum model that stresses clear objectives, careful organization, and creative methods and evaluation procedures to check the attainment of goals. Very flexible, allowing teachers to select materials to highlight and stress, each text can be implemented on various grade levels for a quarter, a semester, or a full year depending on the length and frequency of class meetings.Dotted with relevant features, profiles, activities, and discussion questions, Called to Love: Your Christian Vocation is a book for high school juniors and seniors in the context of our basic call to be fully human and to live a holy, Christian life. It leads them to realize that their ultimate vocation is to live a life of love. The text also guides the students to consider career choices and to know the value of work. They study how to prepare for a career and how to go about choosing one. They also learn about ethical practices necessary for the workplace.Called to Love: Your Christian Vocation reminds teens that the core truths of life -- that God loves us and saves us and that we only become fully human when we love God and love others -- are completely related to whatever life path they choose. This baptismal call to love, especially as modeled in the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience is introduced in Chapter 1, Your Christian Identity. Chapters 2 and 3 follow by exploring the roots of two more radical vocational choices: the ordained priesthood and religious life. Each chapter traces the rootsof these vocations, points out the challenges and rewards, and presents in a straightforward manner the requirements and process for recognizing the call, responding to the call, and preparing formally for life as a priest, sister, or brother. The text also delves into the very committed vocation to the single life and explores the many Church ministries undertaken by single adults today.Four chapters of Called to Love are devoted to long-range and immediate preparations for marriage. Explanations and implications of issues like dating, courtship, sexuality, commitment, engagement, and wedding planning are each explored from a Catholic Christian perspective.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780877936879
Publication Date: 
2005-11-30
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CARE AND FEEDING OF VOLUNTEERS

$16.99

The health of any church program is dependent on the care and feeding of the volunteers who carry on the work. The authors encourage church leaders to develop a relationalor discipleship approach to volunteer recruitment and mentoring, to be models of excellence in their ministries. Includes complete, step-by-step training session plans with reproducible teaching helps.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780784710005
Publication Date: 
2001-06-30

CATHOLIC FAITH HANDBOOK

$27.25

This teaching activities manual works with both the first and second edition of The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth
The Teaching Activities Manual for "The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth" is designed not as a curriculum but as a collection of activities to help teachers make their current curriculum more meaningful and effective. Each chapter coincides with a chapter in The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth and includes several activities that address the chapter's themes. Themes include:

  • the Creed
  • liturgy and sacraments
  • Christian morality
  • Christian prayer

    Two appendices help teachers use the The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth with their class. "Additional Resources" lists books, movies, and songs to use in class. "Prayer Experiences" is a collection of ten prayer services on themes present in theThe Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth. The prayer services require minimal supplies and are designed to take 10 to 20 minutes.

  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884898337
    Publication Date: 
    2004-09-30
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    CATHOLIC PARENT KNOW HOW CONFIRMATION

    $1.95

    This time of Confirmation, completing Baptism, now gives your whole family a chance to reflect with your son or daughter on the all-pervading importance of our Catholic life. Confirmation is a celebration of the ongoing power of the already-present Holy Spirit in our lives, the Spirit first received in Baptism. Confirmation deepens and intensifies the gifts of the Spirit.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781592764310
    Publication Date: 
    2007-02-13
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    CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING STUDENT TEXT

    $19.95

    Written in accord with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and rooted in the sound catechetical principles of the National Catechetical Directory, these texts present a well-defined curriculum model that stresses clear objectives, careful organization, and creative methods and evaluation procedures to check the attainment of goals. Very flexible, allowing teachers to select materials to highlight and stress, each text can be implemented on various grade levels for a quarter, a semester, or a full year depending on the length and frequency of class meetings.Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice supports the American bishops call for a renewed commitment to integrate and to share the riches of the Church's social teaching in Catholic education and formation at every level.Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice is intended for high school students, primarily eleventh and twelfth graders. It summarizes seven key themes of Catholic social teaching as highlighted by the American bishops in Sharing Catholic Social Teaching.The text covers these other important principles: The Principle of the Dignity of the Human Person; The Principle of Respect for Human Life; The Principle of the Call to Family, Community, and Participation; The Principle of Rights and Responsibilities; The Principle of the Common Good; The Principle of the Preferential Option and Love for the Poor and Vulnerable; The Principle of the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers; The Principle of Solidarity; The Principle of Stewardship: Care for God's Creation.The text also treats the principle of equality that holds that, despite our different talents, we are all essentially equalas God's children made in his image and likeness and the principle of subsidiarity that deals with the responsibilities and limits of government.Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice hopes to expose students to these essential principles of Catholic social justice so they know what the virtue of justice entails, can articulate how these principles promote justice, and reflect on the connection between their Christian faith, worship, prayer, and justice, and can begin to see how individual and societal responses to injustices can effect change and make the world a better place.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780877936985
    Publication Date: 
    2005-12-02
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    CELEBRATING MY CONFIRMATION

    $17.95

    This colorful and unique book helps young people keep alive the memory of their Confirmation day.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819815712
    Publication Date: 
    2008-01-28
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    COMMUNICATING WITH FRIENDS

    $11.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781559452281
    Publication Date: 
    1990-08-31
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    CONFIRMATION DIRECTOR HANDBOOK

    $34.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933178417

    CONFIRMED IN A FAITHFUL COMMUNITY 3RD EDITION

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    $27.95

    The Catechist's Guide is the heart and soul of the Confirmed in a Faithful Community Confirmation preparation process. Utilizing solid doctrinal content, active learning strategies, and creative prayer services, lesson plans for 23 sessions include checklists of materials and preparations, background for the catechist, and a complete description of the session.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884898139
    Publication Date: 
    2006-07-31
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    COVENANT RETREAT

    $23.95

    The Covenant Retreat affirms that each of us is called into a covenant with God. Through this retreat experience, high school seniors begin to identify their unique relationship with God, as an individual and as part of the larger Church.
    The leader's guide includes material to help teachers and leaders bring the experience into the classroom for weeks before and after the retreat. Leaders will find detailed directions for implementing the retreat; lesson plans, prayers, and handouts; material to help use the student component, Answering God's Call to Covenant, after the retreat; and suggested models for liturgical celebrations to bring the retreat to a close. It also includes suggestions on how to celebrate the retreat with the entire school through graduation and other activities.
    Answering God's Call to Covenant helps older adolescents consider where they want to go in life before they encounter the crossroads of young adulthood. Students address seven key questions and write their own covenant statements, which will help guide them through life's many challenges. The student text also helps seniors reflect, pray, and discern on their own after graduation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884898825
    Publication Date: 
    2005-10-31
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    CREATING SAFE AND SACRED PLACES FOR YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

    $18.95

    In recent years, our Church and society have begun to understand the pervasiveness of child sexual abuse. As our awareness of the effects of child abuse grows, frustrated educators and church leaders continue to look for ways we can prevent abuse from happening to children. Creating Safe and Sacred Places for Young Adolescents was written in response to the ever-growing need to educate young adolescents (grades 5-8) in the prevention of sexual abuse.
    The manual includes three sixty-minute educational sessions for 5th and 6th graders, as well as three sixty-minute sessions for 7th and 8th graders.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884899839
    Publication Date: 
    2007-04-30
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    CREATIVE BIBLE LESSONS FROM OT

    $12.99

    Okay, so they used mule mail instead of e-mail -- but they were still surprisingly modern men and women. With emotions, decisions, and dilemmas as raw and real as the students sitting in front of you every week. David and Rahab, Daniel and Ruth--even with their rough edges, they passionately loved Jehovah in a way today's adolescents can understand and emulate. Here are 12 Old Testament character studies, including-- Believe it or not -Abraham: Living by faith is not for wimps - Faith overcomes a fast past -Rahab: What you live is what you believe. Everything else is just talk. - The waiting game -Joseph: Trials and temptations can make us strong. - Benchwarmer to first string -Moses: Often God uses the least likely person to do great things. - Right woman, right place, right time -Esther: God has created each one of us for a purpose. - Keeping promises -Ruth: Commitment means more than saying the right words. - Bad days for good people -Job: Suffering may be the condition from which humans benefit the most. - The long way home -Jonah: Sometimes we simply say no to God. -- And to help you teach the lesson are clips from easy-to-get videos . . . games for mixing and games that teach . . . in-depth, ready-to-use questions guaranteed to spark small-group discussion . . . original role plays, scripts, dilemmas faced by these ancient but very human believers in their Yahweh. For youth workers, Sunday school teachers, and CE directors, Creative Bible Lessons from the Old Testament will help your students understand that the God who offered hope and courage to ancient history-makers still does the same for teenagers today.12 lessons.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310224419
    Publication Date: 
    1998-04-05
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    CREATIVE BIBLE LESSONS IN PSAL

    $12.99

    Let your students experience the raw faith and rich praise in Israel s national songbook--the Psalms. The 12 sessions in Creative Bible Lessons in Psalms (the latest in Youth Specialties Creative Bible Lessons series) unwrap this Old Testament book so your students understand the passion, anguish, and joy expressed by David and the other Hebrew songwriters--and then learn to love the same God that the ancient Jews loved. The meetings (which are perfect for high schoolers and middle schoolers alike) are arranged around kinds of Psalms, including Torah Psalms Seeing God at work in your personal history Complaint Psalms When you re attacked, is God always your bulletproof vest? Royal Psalms Jesus in the Psalms Trust Psalms The God who really knows you, inside and out Penitential Psalms Shedding old skin--forgiveness and renewal Thanksgiving Psalms Gratitude is next to godliness Oracle Psalms How to hear God Taunt Psalms Battle lines are drawn And each session is loaded with options galore: clips from easy-to-get videos, games for mixing and games with a purpose, in-depth and ready-to-use questions for small-group discussions, original role plays, low-prep scripts, talks for you to give--activities to choose from that give your students not only a memorable time in youth group, but a taste of both the quiet trust and the boisterous celebration that the Psalms overflow with. Perfect for Sunday school teachers, youth workers, volunteers, CE directors, DREs, associate pastors--whoever wants to minister to real teenagers in a real world.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310231783
    Publication Date: 
    2000-10-17
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    CREATIVE BIBLE LESSONS ON LIFE

    $12.99

    Do you want to teach solid Biblical truth to your kids without their eyes glazing over as soon as you say "open your Bibles"? Now you can, with Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ. Veteran youth worker and Bible teacher Doug Fields has crafted 12 lively, ready-to-use lessons that actually make it fun to dig into Scripture. Fields utilizes creative learning techniques to spark your kids' interest and keep them actively involved in each lesson, including: - Learning games . . . - Hilarious handouts - Art projects anyone can do . . . Challenging simulations - Thought-provoking worksheets . . . - Skits and role-plays These techniques are built into clear, easy-to-use lessons that keep your kids active as they absorb the Biblical truth of each lesson. Fields also provides you with a brief teaching outline in each lesson that you can present to bring the message home. Best of all, these lessons are so complete, they require very little preparation time. You'll be able to build quality, creative Bible teaching into your busy schedule -- with Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ. 12 lessons.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310402510
    Publication Date: 
    1994-05-23
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    ESSENTIAL QUICK CHARTS

    $4.95

    This is the perfect reference tool for teens (or adults) who need to find quick information about salvation history, including Overview of Salvation History Glossary of Salvation History Terms Where in the Bible Can I Find Key Events
    This four-page chart is 8.5 x 11 inches and will fit in a standard binder.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884899433
    Publication Date: 
    2007-08-31
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    ESSENTIAL QUICK CHARTS

    $4.95

    This is the perfect reference tool for teens (or adults) who need to find quick information about Bible basics, including What Is the Bible? Where the Bible Came From How Did We Get a Catholic Translation? Common Myths About the Bible How to Read and Study the Bible
    This four-page chart is 8.5 x 11 inches and will fit in a standard binder.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884899426
    Publication Date: 
    2007-08-31
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    EXPLORING LITURGICAL SEASONS WITH YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

    $27.95

    Leaders can now take young adolescents inside the meaning of the most prominent liturgical seasons. Through this resource of over 50 different activities, young adolescents will examine concrete symbols of some of the most beloved traditions of the Church alongside popular practices of today.
    Activities include Rearview Mirror Messages "Piece" Be with You Advent Wreath Blessing Watch While You Wait Dressed for Christ The Immaculate Conception of Mary Preparing for Christmas Journey to the Inns: Las Posadas Family Tree: Feast of the Family The Magi Return Press Conference Welcome to Mardi Gras Return to God The Interruption of the "Now"

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884897293
    Publication Date: 
    2008-08-14
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    EXPLORING SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS WITH YOUNG ADOLESCENTS

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    $23.95

    Invite young adolescents to explore the significance of the saints and feast days and to discover their own call to discipleship. This leader's manual contains ten fully designed sessions that incorporate active, hands-on learning techniques and creative storytelling methods to guide young adolescents in an exploration of these saints and feast days: Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) Saint Blase (February 3) Saint Katharine Drexel (March 3) Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 7) Saint Bernadette (April 16) Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14) Feast of the Assumption (August 15) Saint Andrew Kim Taeg n (September 20) Feast of All Souls (November 2) Feast of Christ the King (34th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780884899495
    Publication Date: 
    2007-07-31
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