The Basics - The best coaches, the most effective teachers, and the strongest leaders all know this truth: If you want to build something that endures, you have to start with the basics. That idea applies to our spiritual journey, too. The Basics will help students explore, discuss, and apply some of the core truths of the Christian faith. The truths in this series aren’t called “basic” because they’re childish or simplistic; they’re “basic” because they’re foundational and essential to leading a life that honors God. Get The Basics right now!
10-Minute Moments: The Basics will help students in their spiritual journey, whether they’re new followers of Jesus or have been Christ-followers for years. The truths in this book aren’t called “basic” because they’re childish or simplistic; they’re “basic” because they’re foundational and essential to leading a life that honors God. Want to help teenagers build a lasting life of faith? It all begins with a solid foundation! Check it out now!
The End is a 2-week series about what happens when it is over. Use this series to spark thoughts on what happens after death. The End will help students discover that death, in fact, really isn’t the end … it’s just the beginning.
The Way I’m Wired DVD curriculum is designed to help students find God’s purpose for their lives. It is a 6-week series designed for small groups. Excited to partner with Katie Brazelton on this brand new project from Simply Youth Ministry.
99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders is written specifically to the small group volunteer leader. A small group is a powerful place! Lives are changed. Important decisions are made. Spiritual growth is enhanced. Jokes are shared. Lifelong friendships are formed. Cliques disappear when a small group becomes a loving community. The result? Spiritually mature teenagers, empowered leaders, and a healthy youth ministry.
Youth Ministry Life – This is a new resource from Simply Youth Ministry’s Everday Youth Ministry line. It is a compilation of articles from my friend Kurt Johnston and I from the past 6 months. It is designed to be an easy to read format and can be purchased either in a print book or an eBook (iPad, Kindle, etc) format as well.
More Than Dodgeball – This is a brand new resource from the best of the blog! If you enjoy the blog posts here on More Tha Dodgeball – pick up this resource for you or your volunteers.
In Live Large. Be Different. Shine Bright. Doug Fields and I share about some important character qualities that will help teenagers live large, be different, and shine bright. 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.
TRINITY is a 3-week series on The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Hopefully it will help you teach your students about God and understand His nature a little more fully.
Backward$ is a 2-week sermon series about stewardship and money from Josh Griffin. Help your students develop a Christ-like perspective on money, tithing and ownership. In a culture obsessed with consuming and keeping up with the Joneses, this is a powerful two-week series that shows students how they are God’s delivery system, not His storehouse. The series also features a strong call to action, challenging students to put their beliefs into tangible acts in giving of their money, their time, and their talents.
99 Thoughts for Youth Workers was Josh’s first book – born our of journaling his first 2 years of learning high school ministry at Saddleback Church.Years of little sleep working in the trenches of youth ministry to share personal reflections on youth ministry. The result is a resource packed with practical advice and usable ideas on every page that will help make your work simpler and your ministry more successful. Get the caffeine fix of your choice and step into Josh’s world.
Labels is a 2-week sermon series from Simply Youth Ministry that talks about cheerleaders, jocks, nerds, dorks, Emo, ghetto and preppie kids. Every day, students are being labeled and throwing around labels to define and categorize their peers. The end result? Viewing others and themselves as less than what God intended. In this easy-to-prep and quick-to-teach 2-week series, you’ll give your students a God’s-eye view of who we were all created to be–loved by Him and designed to love like He does.
Happy is a 6-week sermon series based on Matthew’s beatitudes taught by Josh Griffin and Doug Fields. Guess what? Life as a follower of Christ isn’t designed to be dull, boring, or sad. In fact, Jesus wants you to be happy! But God’s definition of happiness is quite different from the way our culture interprets and promotes. God doesn’t want us to focus our energy and efforts on pursuing happiness that is defined by our feelings and emotions. Instead, we can seek happiness that is experienced as we follow God’s plan–and as we’re fueled by God’s power.
Save the Planet is a 3-week sermon series by Josh Griffin that attempts to address environmental issues in our church. I was very excited to do this 3-week series, it ended with a powerful message that Jesus came to “save the planet” too.
Doug Fields and I each took one week of the Roots sermon series in HSM – Are your students ready for life’s storms? Are they prepared for the challenges and struggles that will come with young adulthood? Are they building a root system that will help them grow–even in the middle of all the messy, disappointing, chaotic, stressful moments? In this two-week Roots sermon series, Doug Fields and Josh Griffin examine some of the essentials that will help your teenagers live deeper, richer, more meaningful lives. If we’re truly honest, isn’t that what we all want to experience?