Youth will journal about what it means to build their lives on Christ.
Bible Focus: Psalm 118:22, Christ is our Cornerstone, building life on Christ
A Life Reflecting Christ's Love
Youth will consider which Bible figure they might like to interview and how all have received a "total makeover" from God.
Bible Focus: Ephesians 5:1, Bible figures, total makeover
A short devotion on Jesus' sacrifice and what that means for us.
Bible Focus: Galatians 2:20, forgiveness, Jesus' sacrifice
Man of Sorrows
Youth will consider that Jesus was also rejected by others.
Bible Focus: Isaiah 53:3 rejected, outcast
Youth will consider how Jesus can help them steer clear of self-righteousness.
Bible Focus: Jeremiah 23:6 Righteousness, self-righteousness
Youth will consider how Jesus' promises affect their service, priorities, and decisions.
Bible Focus: Job 19:25 Redeemer, service
God Is Good
God's love is real, and it overcomes death and the devil.
Bible Focus: 1 John 3:16 love, show-me
Remind youth that they are created by God and different from everyone else.
Bible Focus: Psalm 139:13 created by God
Life and Faith
Students consider the faith leaders in their life.
Bible Focus: John 3:16 Living out faith
Students see feet washing as a new reminder of forgiveness through Jesus.
Bible Focus: John 13:8 Jesus forgives
Remind students to turn to Jesus when they're in life circumstances that make it hard to follow Him.
Bible Focus: Acts 16:25-26 Christian encouragement
Jesus sacrificed while we were sinners. We can love others with His love.
Bible Focus: Romans 5:8 Forgiven to forgive
How Old Are You?
Bible Focus: 1 Timothy 4:12, youth
Students will be encouraged with this prayer journal page inspiring them to be an example of Christian faith, no matter how old they are.
Who Needs Help?
Bible Focus: Matthew 25:40, service
Students will write a prayer about serving someone less fortunate. They'll be encouraged to see God work through them in helping this person.
Why have you abandoned me?
Bible Focus: Jesus’ Death Paid Your Debt, forgiveness
Students will explore why God had to forsake his Son on the cross as he died the death we deserved.
Why are you sleeping?
Bible Focus: Garden of Gethsemane, Easter
This devotion uses the Garden of Gethsemane as the background story for teaching students about prayer.
PB & J Sandwich Spread
Bible Focus: Exodus 3:8, snacks
A PB & J spread—a great alternative to pizza delivery at your next youth meeting.
One of Little Faith
Bible Focus: Matthew 8:26, faith
Students will consider the times when their faith is high and when it's low.
Raise the Curtain!
Bible Focus: John 13:35, game
Kids will try to be the fastest to guess who is sitting behind the curtain. A great way for students to get to know each other's names!
Bible Focus: Matthew 20:28, service
Encourage Christian service among the students in your group with this devotion based on following Jesus' ways and relying on his forgiveness.
Find Someone Who . . .
Bible Focus: Psalm 119:73-74, icebreaker
A human bingo icebreaker for youth.
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Focus: Mark 1:17–18, discipleship
A prayer journal page to help students see Jesus' calling to his disciples in a new light.
Focus: 1 Peter 3:18, dead to sin
Youth will be challenged to think about the sins that keep coming back and the Savior who paid for them, once and for all.
Paid in Full
Focus: Romans 5:8, Easter
A devotion to encourage students that they are debt-free, all because of Jesus!
Christmas Cookie Giveaway
Bible Focus: Christmas Season
Students decorate cookies—one to keep and one to give away.
From Delaware to Arizona
Focus: Psalm 19:14
Teens will have a blast playing this word game and trying to win the challenge!
Faith: Free and Active
Focus: James 2:26
Students are challenged to consider how faith can be a gift but also be connected to good works.
Service in His Name
Focus: Isaiah 58:7–8
Youth will write about service opportunities they see in their communities and their world.
Focus: Luke 2
Youth will enjoy this word game, coming up with Christmas words that start with specific letters of the alphabet.
Go and Trust
Focus: Luke 17:12–15, 19
Students will consider the story of the 10 lepers as they see how courage and trust are gifts from God.
I'm Waiting . . .
Focus: Mark 5:26–28, 34
Youth will consider what it means to trust God and patiently wait for him to work.
Why are you crying?
Focus: Mary Weeps
Assure teens that Jesus is near, even during times of tears and grief.
Why are you so upset?
Focus: Hope after Easter Morning
This devotion discusses the "bigger picture" the disciples saw when Jesus appeared to them after his resurrection and points teens toward what the "bigger picture" means for them—knowing Jesus and trusting him completely!
Shaped by the Past
Focus: 1 Chronicles 21:17
Looking at the life of David, teens can reflect on how God has used their past to shape their future in him.
Better Than Life
Focus: Psalm 63:3
Students will consider the most valuable things they own and how the value of those things compares to God's love.
Why do you call me Lord?
Focus: Doing What the Lord Asks
Talk about what it means that Jesus is your Lord.
Focus: Colossians 3:13–14
Teach youth about the unity we have as God's people through this team challenge.
Focus: Hebrews 12:1-2
Youth will write about a time when their faith was tested and will be encouraged to find strength in Jesus during those times.
A Life of Worry
Focus: Matthew 6:27
Students write about their biggest stressors and consider what Jesus says about that kind of anxiety.
Searching for Miracles
Teens learn that faith is believing without a sign.