Prayer is Kingdom work. But sometimes we don't know what to pray for. Enter, TACOS. Pulled out of the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6 and rearranged to make it memorable, TACOS is a progression of prayer to go through when you might not know how or what to pray. It stands for:
This wristband serves as a reminder to the wearer and a conversation starter for those who see it and is the perfect accompaniment to any series on prayer in your youth group.
Contact is a five-week curriculum on prayer that puts a modern twist on helping students learn how to pray. Using a centuries-old model called Lectio Divina, students will have the opportunity to read through scripture, meditate on scripture, pray through scripture, and, finally, contemplate the scripture by physically doing a small activity that ties into the topic.
Provided in this curriculum are five lessons on prayer for your junior high students. Each lesson contains two or three different activities and could be practiced in your weekly programming, in small groups, or in different stations during a night of prayer. Also, included is a series of short “bumper” videos called “Howie Pray.” Each one gives a silly different tip on prayer. This is all brought to you by Believe.
With is a four-week curriculum (with a bonus fifth-week option) that was made by Believe to help your junior high students understand that they were created to be in a relationship with God and with others.
"With" includes four lessons, three "Institute For Loneliness" videos, a worksheet, and other graphics to make it your own. The optional fifth week is a celebration lesson to cap off this series. This lesson includes game graphics and a short video by Katie Edwards. This could be used in your weekly programming or in small groups with your junior high students.
MIX/AT is a 4-session experience that will walk your students through four stories of Jesus in the book of John, and show them that Jesus is truly For All, Forever. This experience will show them a Jesus who is for them and challenge them to live the life of a Kingdom worker.
4 dynamic sessions that will walk your students through stories of Jesus in the book of John and show them that He is truly For All, Forever
4 small group experiences to help your students dive deeper into the topic of the day, facilitated by our CIY Convos app
CIY’s 2021 short film, Nozomi (filmed in collaboration with this year’s offering partner, Mustard Seed church planters in Japan.
"Switch" is a four-part junior high devotional that walks through the CIY short film “Switch.” Each lesson features discussion questions, a Kingdom Worker challenge, scripture reading, prayer, and a particular portion of the film. This lesson will lay out conversations about the concept of “look, listen, and lean” – a practical way for students to find truth from Jesus. The film centers around the story of Nicodemus.
Originally designed to help pastors navigate a discussion through Zoom, these lessons can also be used in small groups in your weekly programming. This devotional will give your students an example of how they can seek Jesus for the truth and fully trust Him.
This hands-on resource is designed to walk your group through the Sermon on the Mount while experiencing it in your own community. You have the option to move through 3 different locations, spending focused time in prayer, and discussing 7 readings from the Sermon on the Mount.
Sermon in the City includes 7 focused times of reading and prayer through the Sermon on the Mount and is written as a script for easy accessibility. This could be used in your weekly programming as you lead your junior or high school students through the readings, but best in a small group setting used by multiple youth leaders!
Open is a four-week curriculum (with a bonus fifth-week option) that was created by Believe to help junior high students understand what it means to be generous, and how generosity should be a natural response to God’s gifts in our lives.
It includes four lessons with graphics, a countdown bumper video, and customizable slides to make it your own. The optional fifth week is a bonus celebration! This lesson includes the Open film, game graphics, and lesson graphics. Open curriculum could be used in your weekly programming or in small groups with your junior high students.
In, Up & Out - 4 High School Lessons on the Lord's Prayer
In, Up & Out is a four-part lesson series for high school students on prayer, Shane Wood breaks down the Lord's Prayer verse-by-verse and challenges students to become people of prayer. He helps them understand that they are not just called to pray for certain things in certain moments, but to pray without ceasing for the Father's Kingdom to prevail.
In, Up & Out includes:
Four videos centered on the Lord’s Prayer
Four sets of discussion questions to follow up each video
"Batteries" is a three-part series consisting of videos and discussion questions that dive into what it means to be a Christian fully connected to Jesus. This resource tells the story of Brandon as he navigates a normal Wednesday with his crush and his best friend. Originally designed to help pastors navigate a discussion through Zoom, these lessons can also be used in small groups in your weekly programming.
"Batteries" is an excellent resource for junior high students to look at what it means to be a Christian who lives with integrity.