To celebrate the launch of our new junior high curriculum, you get the following 3 bonus series (valued at $125) in addition to the one year curriculum.
Back to Basics ($35 Value): This 4-week junior high series teaches students how they can build healthy habits and routines into their lives that help them in their walk with God and establish a good foundation for their future.
Colossians ($55 Value): This 6-week series takes jr high students through the book of Colossians, helping them understand what a life lived with Jesus is really like. We call it the “Kingdom Life”.
Accepted ($35 Value): A 4-week junior high series teaching students that God loves and accepts them and they should extend that same grace to others.
HOW IS OUR JUNIOR HIGH CURRICULUM UNIQUE?
TRANSITION & CHANGE
The junior high years are defined by transition. They undergo drastic amounts of change in all areas of their lives: spiritual, physical, emotional, relational, etc.
In our curriculum, we do all the heavy lifting to help you address these unique changes and help students wrestle with their faith and discover what it means to love and follow Jesus.
ABSTRACT & CONCRETE THINKING
Concrete thinking is a rigid, black and white understanding of the world, one without nuance and paradox. Abstract thinking involves perspective, self-awareness, nuances, paradox, etc. It's realizing that life isn't black or white, but a rainbow of colors.
As a part of their natural development, junior high students are moving from concrete to abstract thinking. But it’s not a linear straightforward process. Instead, over a period of time they flow in and out of concrete and abstract thinking. And some students are further along in the journey towards abstract thinking. This is all perfectly normal, but can be tricky for a junior high leader wanting to reach all students with the message of Jesus.
When teaching 6th-8th graders, it’s important to speak to both concrete and abstract learners in the group. As students begin to see the world through the lens of abstract thinking, they see their faith in a new light. It’s your job to help guide them through the process of figuring out what it means to love and follow Jesus in a complex world that isn’t black or white.
For students who are still in the concrete thinking stage, it’s important to communicate complex and difficult spiritual truths in memorable and easy to understand ways.
That’s what makes our junior high curriculum unique. Each lesson speaks to both abstract and concrete learners. We help you land big ideas in concrete ways and help abstract learners wrestle with the nuances of life and what it means to follow Jesus.
You get one year of strategic junior high curriculum. We give you the tools needed to intentionally lead a thriving junior high ministry and become a more organized, prepared, confident, relaxed, and creative leader.
Junior highers are questioning and wrestling with their faith. They're trying to figure out what it means to love and follow Jesus on their own, independent of their parents and in light of the many developmental changes they're experiencing.
Throughout the year, students will go on a journey to discover what it means to take ownership of their faith and become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Here is a free junior high lesson, based on John 20:30-31 and Matthew 28:18-20, encouraging students to experience the adventure of following Jesus! It's a sample lesson from our Following Jesus series, which is a part of our new junior high curriculum.
EVERYTHING IS DOWNLOADABLE. After purchase, you'll be directed to the download page and get an email that includes a link to download all the resources. Feel free to share the download link with volunteers. The bundle is only available as a downloadable product.
FOR JUNIOR HIGH MINISTRY. The resources included in the bundle are written to be used with teenagers in 6th-8th grade.
LESSONS COME IN PDF & WORD format so you can edit as needed and share with volunteers.
SERIES ARTWORK includes cover image for promotional use.
LESSONS include this format: 1. Opening Game (online and in-person options) 2. Creative Teaching 3. Small Group Questions.
ALL OUR RESOURCES ARE WRITTEN BY JUNIOR HIGH LEADERS like you who have a heart to see God move in the lives of students.
OUR STUFF IS TOP NOTCH. We don't just throw together an outline or teaching notes. We create a full lesson, giving you more than enough to customize it and make it your own. All our curriculum goes through an extensive editing process to ensure quality.
What youth ministry leaders who have purchased our curriculum have to say:
"I enjoy purchasing series from Ministry to Youth for my students. The lessons give me a great base to build from or just use what is there if I am in a pinch. The graphics are top notch and games are provided if that's your ministry model. Always great stuff!!" - Brad Boucher
"The outlines, lessons, artwork with these weekly sessions are truly a God send for those of us with full time 'other than ministry' obligations yet wanting more for our students each week. Thank you for such quality products at very affordable costs." - Kevin Hale
"Our youth ministry has recently been using their material and it's been wonderful. Great lesson plans which are biblically sound. Good game ideas, great artwork. So blessed by your ministry. Thank you!" - Vidush Athyal
"I love the lessons from Ministry to Youth. It takes the stress out of preparing a lesson and gives me more time to focus on our students." - Jessica Lewis
"This was our first purchase and I can’t wait to start using this on Sunday mornings! Takes a lot of pressure off of us for prepping each week and it is very spot on for the circumstances we are living through currently. Thanks for the special offer!!" - Libby Allen
"This has helped me so much with ministering to the Youth in our Church. The games before the lessons are easy and great to do and the lessons are to the point. It has made my life as a new Youth leader so much easier and our youth are loving it. I would recommend to anyone. It is worth the price!" - Aline Rodrigues
"We have a group of around 10. These lessons let us interact with our youth. We teach, they talk, and everyone walks away knowing more about Jesus. I love that if I wanted to, I could hand the lesson to a leader and they could have a great night with almost no prep." - Heather Lennox