The Journey to Adulthood (J2A) has been our premier youth ministry program for years, but the Youth Ministry Membership offers you several youth ministry programs that you can mix and match --- and SO MUCH MORE!!
No more worries about buying the "wrong" program -- with the Youth Ministry Membership, you just choose another one! Use J2A if it works well in your church, but now if you hit a year or two with just a few young people or leaders who want something new, you can use lesson plans from any of the other programs. Likewise, if your church likes all ages to follow the lectionary, you can do that - but still keep that acclaimed J2A spiritual formation process and use the rites of passage and other aspects of the J2A program.
with special COVID reduced rates.
Programs that are now available as instant downloads and offered to churches as an annual membership include:
YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAMSMaking it Real & Relevant
--- uses music & movies to follow Revised Common LectionaryGod Talks
--- multi-media enhanced studies with a choice of a wide range of topics (same material as Making it Real
but organized by topic)
-- exploring the adventures of the Paul, life in the early church, slavery and evangelism then and today (can be intergenerational)
Let's Talk is a series of projects that provide youth with life skills as well as Christian formation. Each project takes several weeks or even months with experiential learning activities that engage youth and, in some cases, their families or congregation members. Ministry, Mission and Credo (Senior High) invites youth to identify and try out a ministry within the congregation or community, supported by an adult mentor. The group also organizes a mission project for the congregation and they close by writing a personal Credo--a statement of what they believe--that they share with the congregation which sends them forth into world as ambassadors for Christ.
You also get an impressive body of
additional resources including:
--- a two-year program that can be intergenerational or for adults -- includes interfaith studiesSealed and Sent Forth
--- 15 sessions by one of the authors of the popular Journey to Adulthood
program Catechism Curriculum
--- based on the Episcopal catechism (Book of Common Prayer p. 844-862)
INTERGENERATIONAL and PARENT GROUPS
--- intergenerational study of Paul & early church, includes slavery and evangelism -- appropriate for younger youth
--- ideal for parents of teens; known as J2A for adults
SEASONAL or SPECIAL EVENTS
Footsteps in the Sand
--- Beach trip with emphasis on community
Miqra: Falling in Love with Scripture
--- weekend retreat to help teens love & understand the BibleAdvent, Christmas, Lent & Easter
--- Games, activities, prayers, pagentsHonoringGraduates
-- templates and ideas for graduation time
MISSION PROJECTS and PROGRAMSHope for Haiti
--- 150 pages of education, fun & fundraising that can be used for various occasions (originally for the Haiti earthquake)Act Out
--- Free resources from Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentBuilding Advocacy Skills
--- basic training for advocacyOutreach Resources
--- agencies, websites and lots of ideasTeens in Outreach
--- who, what, when, where & why!
that makes those resources available to ALL churches
in your diocese/synod/presbytery/conference.
that gives access to ALL of our downloadable resources
with special COVID reduced price in effect.