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Released in theaters across the U.S. on March 21, “God’s Not Dead” tells the fictional—but all too true to life—story of a young college freshman pitted against a militant anti-theist professor in his philosophy class. This timely film offers a great opportunity to hold conversations with students about belief in God, the Scriptures and the person of Jesus Christ. more»
By Marc Wymore
Marc Wymore, who will be leading worship at Foursquare Connection 2014, has just released “The Young,” a collection of worship songs recorded for youth, by youth. From original numbers to well-known favorites to clever mashups intended to reach unchurched young people, this is a strong offering that will be appreciated not only by the younger generation, but also by youth workers and parents. more»
In their groundbreaking book, “Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus,” David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith acknowledge how culture has changed and explore ideas of how the church can respond as we serve our youth and children. They contend that the primary and long-term goal of all the church’s ministries should be lasting spiritual formation that outlives structured programs and events. more»
Our kids are bombarded with sounds, images, values and activities that vie for their attention. Many of these influences can lead them astray. But with the J12 Pre-Teen Curriculum and corresponding resources, parents, youth workers and pastors will have exactly what they need to “reach a generation before they need to be rescued." more»
Worship band Hillsong Young & Free’s self-titled album is heartfelt, fresh and relevant, and specifically targeted to youth. The high-energy songs awaken young people to the light and hope found in Jesus Christ, and the album’s musical style is sure to get your heart pumping—even if you’re not a teen. more»