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Forming Kid-Vangelists: Studio 2 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

Learn how to help young people become “salt and light” in their own schools, in this Studio session, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015. The panel offers insights gained through years of working with kids and parents to form “kid-vangelists.” This session is a must for every parent and youth worker. more»

 
 

Developing Youth Culture That Goes!: Studio 3 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

Uncover practical principles that will help your church develop and unleash a youth culture that impacts the world, in this Studio session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015. Hosted by Kimberly Dirmann, this Studio features teaching, exhortation and encouragement from Jeff Pruett, Reid Powell and Art Garcia. more»

 
 

Multiply NextGen Ministry: Connection 2014 Multiply Track

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Foursquare leaders Ryan Brown, Chad Garrison and Lesli Klingenmeier present a compelling vision of integrated, intentional disciple-making that begins in the nursery and goes on throughout the lives of children and students in our local churches. more»

 
 

The Journey: Four-Volume Series

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

Foursquare pastor, speaker and author Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., worked with Foursquare Missions Press to produce the four-book series “The Journey,” in both regular and youth editions. The fresh explanations of classic Christian doctrine breathe new life into biblical basics, making these books especially useful for new believers or in small groups for effective, life-changing discipleship. more»

 
 

True Love Project

By Clayton King,Sharie King

In their new book, “True Love Project: How the Gospel Defines Your Purity,” Clayton and Sharie King talk frankly and compassionately with teenagers about sexual purity, love and God’s design for our lives. Written directly to middle school and high school students, the book also is an excellent resource for parents and youth pastors. more»

 
 

Multiply Younger Leaders: Main Session With Daniel A. Brown

In this main session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., challenges pastors to rethink the way they approach raising up church leaders. His message expands the vision and goal of multiplication as he challenges leaders to “train anyone and everyone to reach the furthest ministry potential that they can.” more»

 
 

Next Up

By Jonathan Pearson

In his new book, “Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make,” Pastor Jonathan Pearson addresses the need to makes shifts in our thinking in eight key areas. Targeting young leaders in particular, the author is raw and honest as he discusses choices leaders need to make to become better leaders. more»

 
 

The Giver

“The Giver,” starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Brenton Thwaites, is based on the bestselling young adult fiction classic by Lois Lowry. In this dystopian world, there is no ethnicity beyond those who are white, no religion to be found, and no questions about what cannot be seen. As the main character soon discovers, this isn’t right. more»

 
 

Reconstructed Vol. 1

By Jesus Culture

With their latest album, “Jesus Culture Reconstructed Vol. 1,” the innovative worship team has reimagined well-known worship anthems by renowned artists in a way that will appeal to youth groups and fans of electronic music. Youth pastors will find it readily usable for youth events and as a way to reach young people who normally would not be drawn to traditional worship music styles. more»

 
 

The Mobile Church Reaches Out

By Rebecca Schaub

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Rebecca Schaub, then a Life Pacific College (LPC) student and now a Foursquare credentialed minister, shares about her experience of leading a team of LPC students across the U.S. with the goal of serving local churches, and learning from and encouraging pastors. more»

 
 

God’s Not Dead (Movie)

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»

 
 

The Young: For Kids By Kids

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»

 
 

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

By David M. Csinos,Ivy Beckwith

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»

 
 

J12 Pre-Teen Curriculum

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»

 
 

We Are Young & Free (Live)

By Hillsong Young & Free

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»

 
 

Imagine: Prayer and the Presence of God

By Eduardo Bogea

Recorded during Foursquare Connection 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Eduardo Bogea delivers a heartfelt and compelling exhortation to our Foursquare family for all generations to passionately contend for the presence of God. more»

 
 

I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You

By Derek Webb

Derek Webb’s “I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You” encourages deep reflection amid its excellent musicality and strong lyrical content. A unique project wherein the artist takes a hard look at himself and the human condition, the album conveys the struggle we face to live transformed lives, and our dependency on God, who pursues us, and will break us, to perfect us. more»

 
 

Ignite: The Bible for Teens (NKJV)

Teens often struggle in their devotional lives, because reading a traditional Bible translation can feel too academic and inaccessible. Not so with the brand-new Ignite: The Bible for Teens (NKJV). Making topics and application points accessible and intuitive, the Ignite Bible reads like a “practical toolbox for daily life” and includes tons of extra study helps for teens. more»

 
 

Evening:Morning

By The Digital Age

“Evening:Morning,” the debut album of The Digital Age, presents a creative concept recording that includes one song per hour of the night watches, leading worshipers in varied spiritual themes from dusk to dawn. With their ability to blend the sounds and textures of disparate styles, the band has produced a clever album that will particularly appeal to the NextGen crowd. more»

 
 

Connection 2012: Learning Tracks for Senior Pastors

By The Foursquare Church

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2012 in Phoenix, the Learning Tracks for senior pastors feature Foursquare pastors and leaders discussing how senior pastors can better disciple their congregations and engage their communities. They reflect on ways to connect with the next generation, and share ideas to create a culture of discipleship and community engagement. more»

 
 

NextGen Connection 2012 Learning Track With David Kinnaman

By David Kinnaman

Barna Group President David Kinnaman joins Foursquare NextGen leaders and senior pastors to explore ways to reach the next generation for Christ. It can be a tricky proposition, and Kinnaman says we need to answer some important questions, such as, “How can we disciple a generation where Jesus is a Facebook friend to many and not necessarily a Savior?” more»

 
 

onething Live: Magnificent Obsession

By IHOP Kansas City

“Magnificent Obsession” is a brand-new, live recording from the International House of Prayer’s onething young adult conference last December. Featuring worship and intercession with a prophetic edge, the album’s 13 powerful songs can easily be adapted into a local church’s worship repertoire. more»

 
 

Passion: White Flag

By Passion

Recorded live with 44,000 college students from over 30 countries and featuring renowned worship artists such as Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill and Christy Nockels, “Passion: White Flag” is the much anticipated new release from the Passion Conferences series. The sound is fresh, the music is innovative, and every song is suitable for a congregational setting. more»

 
 

Rise Up!

By The Rizers

Get ready for some awesome fun with “Rise Up!” This sophomore release from The Rizers—the animated band created by the folks at Super Big Robot, LLC—is packed with Bible verses set to catchy tunes to help kids and kids-at-heart easily memorize key biblical passages. Children’s pastors and parents will find this an enjoyable and useful resource. more»

 
 

The Shunning

“The Shunning” stays true to bestselling author Beverly Lewis’ adept ability to accurately portray Amish culture. In this movie adaptation, the filmmakers weave the tale of a young girl who feels a little different within the constraints of the Amish community and begins to question why. Great for family viewing, this film deals with deep questions of personal faith. more»

 
 

When Worlds Collide

By Mike and Daniel Blackaby

Mike and Daniel Blackaby are the grandsons of renowned author Henry Blackaby. In their new book, “When Worlds Collide: Stepping Up and Standing Out in an Anti-God Culture,” they challenge Christians—especially young adults—to be “colliders,” those who “remain true to their faith yet are used by God to change peoples’ lives.” more»

 
 

The Next Story

By Tim Challies

In his new book, “The Next Story,” author and techie Tim Challies deftly outlines the history of technology and how it has changed our everyday lives. He shows how individual believers, and the church as a whole, can successfully navigate the muddy waters of the technological ocean. Readers will find his ideas helpful and readily implemented into real-life situations immediately. more»

 
 

Top NextGen Resources for Leaders

Youth and children’s workers are always looking for great ideas and helpful resources. But who has time to research them all? Help is on the way. We asked Foursquare NextGen leaders across the nation what they’ve found to be their most useful resources for doing ministry well, and we’ve assembled them here. Some of them are even free! more»

 
 

Global Youth Ministry

By Terry Linhart,David Livermore

“Global Youth Ministry: Reaching Adolescents Around the World” is a valuable resource for those who want to learn from some of today’s most experienced global youth leaders. A textbook for students of youth ministry, it’s an easy, enjoyable and practical read. more»

 
 

Praying for Your Future Husband

By Robin Jones Gunn,Tricia Goyer

“Praying for Your Future Husband” is an excellent resource both for young women as individuals and women’s small groups. This practical book will help any young lady keep proper focus on her relationship with Jesus Christ first as she discovers who she is, who God has meant her to be, and what her perspective of marriage should be. more»

 
 

Does God Exist?

The first DVD set in Focus on the Family’s TrueU series, “Does God Exist? Building the Scientific Case” will help students grapple with tough questions about science and spirituality, and solidify their Christian worldview while giving them evidence to back up what they believe. more»

 
 

Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers

By Jim Burns

In “Teenology,” Jim Burns provides real-life answers and advice to parents and youth workers for navigating the ever-changing season of the teen years. Packed with information every parent should know, the book offers concise and easy-to-understand recommendations. more»

 
 

It Starts at Home

By Kurt Bruner,Steve Stroope

“It Starts at Home” is a practical guide packed with creative ideas that parents can use to help nurture lifelong faith in their children. Pastors will also find it useful for strengthening families in their churches. more»

 
 

NY2LA

By Press Play

Press Play—the worship band of Foursquare’s Angelus Temple and Los Angeles Dream Center—releases their sophomore album on August 24. Featuring an exciting collection of 12 dance, pop, R&B and rock songs, the album, titled NY2LA, is being launched along with a music video and national tour. more»

 
 

Holy Spirit Discovery for Kids

By The Foursquare Church

Holy Spirit Discovery for Kids is an eight-lesson resource for teaching key concepts about the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Several creative teaching methods are included with each lesson to help you plan a teaching session that connects kids with the truth from the Bible. more»

 
 

The Five Tests of God

By Gregg Johnson

As our relationship with the Lord grows, He tests us in order to shape us into His likeness. With each passing test, we are graduated to deeper levels of authority and intimacy with our Creator. Discover the five tests each one of us must pass. more»

 
 

Good News Bears Club

By The Foursquare Church

Good News Bears Club is a discipleship curriculum for ages 3-11. The program places a strong emphasis on making God's truths known by memorization of Scripture, Bible discovery and learning activities. more»

 
 

Baseline

By The Foursquare Church

Baseline uses a doctrinal-based rather than an issue-based approach to teaching Scripture. The teaching of biblical truth is specifically applied to the direct, hard-hitting questions middle school kids must answer every day of their lives.
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mY Generation

By Josh James Riebock

Everyone wanting to reach or impact the Millennial Generation should pick this book up. It’s inspiring, thought provoking, passionate, raw, engaging and challenging. more»

 
 

Child and Youth Protection Training Series

By The Foursquare Church

A Foursquare training series to prevent the maltreatment of children and youth so they can mature in personal faith in Christ without the wounds of abuse in their lives. more»

 
 

Additional Links and Resources for Protecting Child & Youth

By The Foursquare Church

A list of groups, resources and ministry links that are consistent with the training provided in the Child and Youth Protection Training Series and the Child and Youth Protection Manual. more»

 
 

The Child and Youth Protection Manual (en Español)

By The Foursquare Church

La edición en español del Manual de Protección de Jóvenes y Niños de la Iglesia Cuadrangular. more»

 
 

The Child and Youth Protection Manual (Portuguese)

By The Foursquare Church

Now available as a free PDF download in Portuguese, “The Child and Youth Protection Manual” covers everything pastors, youth pastors, children’s ministers and church leaders need to know to provide a safe environment for the young people to whom they minister. This is a must-have resource for all Foursquare churches with ministries to youth. more»

 
 

Character In Action: After School Clubs

By Shelly Miller

Character in Action (CIA) is an after school program designed to develop strong character traits in young people and to strengthen their relationship with God. more»

 
 

Defy: A Complete Discipleship Experience

Defy is a complete discipleship experience for students. It works off of the concept that effective ministry happens by getting the right people in the right place for the right purpose. more»

 
 

Five Mentoring Applications

By Anthony Flores

Mentors are special people in our lives who assist us in moving forward to fulfill our God given potential. By applying this mentoring process, you can lead more effectively and take your leaders and students to a greater efficiency in ministry so that we may truly be healthy productive people for God’s kingdom. more»

 
 

Pure

By James Craft

Teri Craft, wife of former National Youth Director James Craft and assistant minister at East Bay Fellowship in Danville, Calif., has developed the following resource to help you plan, prepare, and execute your PURE teaching series, seminar or event. more»