Each week you spend hours studying, writing, and preparing for your youth group time. And when it's over and the last student has gone home, you wonder: How did that go? Did they listen? Will they remember it in the morning? Will it make a difference?
It can be frustrating to put in the hard work each and every week and not know if your students are internalizing Biblical concepts and becoming Kingdom workers – using their talents gifts and abilities to further the Kingdom of God.
But what if you could see tangible proof of your students learning biblical concepts, accepting Kingdom-minded challenges, and telling others about the good work God prepared in advance for them to do? Imagine the transformation in schools, in families, and in your church.
Engage Experiences gives you the first step with a 6-part teaching series designed to help your junior high and high school students grow as Kingdom workers while making it easy for you to see the impact in their lives.
Below are some of the outcomes you'll see in your students:
Viewing and living out their entire life as a call from Jesus to Kingdom work, rather than it being a task that they have to complete periodically.
Realizing the ways that God has continually been at work in their life even when they weren’t necessarily aware of it.
Seeing the church as the bride of Christ and the way He has chosen to share His Good News with the world and loving her because of that.
Seeing people the way Jesus sees them and making God’s love the lens through which they view others.
Okay, that all sounds great – but how does an "Experience" fit into your ministry? However you want! Use it in your midweek programming. Use it on Sundays. Use it with your leadership group. Use it as a retreat. You get all of the tools to plan something that uniquely fits your ministry.
You might be asking, "how is it different than curriculum?" It is curriculum. But it's also a philosophy. Engage Experiences uses a unique approach that we call "Know, Go, Show."
Know – Teach the Kingdom worker principle using the ministry tools provided.
Go – Use CIY Convos, an app designed to help small groups have meaningful conversations, to create a Kingdom worker challenge based on the principle. Then, go do the challenge.
Show – Share stories from completing the challenge and celebrate using the fun activity provided.
Engage Experiences includes more than 90 minutes of video and over 100 total deliverables like:
Icebreakers and Games
Teaching videos (sermon, bumper, animated film)
Kingdom Worker Story videos
Small group experiences through CIY Convos App which leads students in building their own unique Kingdom Worker Challenges
Fun and interactive way for groups to share stories and testimonies after completing their Kingdom Worker Challenges
Graphics, Promo content, and more!
Have questions about Engage Experiences? Let us know. We'll let you try the first for free!
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.
Summer is a game changer. It always has been. And after the past year, it would be hard to underestimate the significance of Summer ’21 for you, your students, your ministry. So what are your plans? How are you planning to connect with your students and walk alongside them as they seek to follow Jesus? How are you planning to introduce more students who have never heard? While there is still some uncertainty around the state of the world, one thing that is certain is that you can still have an awesome event for your students this summer even if you’re still restricted by the pandemic. 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.
Digital Basic Package includes:
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)
Digital Platinum Package includes:
Everything from the Basic Package, plus:
Large group game ideas
Suggested worship set list
Leader meeting videos
Physical Materials Bundle includes:
Kingdom Worker Pursuits Journal
Kingdom Worker Rings
Exclusive t-shirt only available with MIX/AT
*You'll need to purchase 1 Physical Bundle for every attendee (add the product to your cart, then type in the number of bundles you want)
This 5-week curriculum on prayer puts a modern, Jr. High-intentional 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.
Also, check out the TACOS bracelets that paired with this theme!
This download is designed to walk your group through the Sermon on the Mount while experiencing it in your own community. You'll move through 3 different locations, spending focused time in prayer and discussion around 7 readings from the Sermon on the Mount.
It includes 7 focused times of reading and prayer through the Sermon on the Mount and is written as a script.
This four-week curriculum (with bonus fifth-week option) will help your students understand that they were created to be in relationship with God and with others. It includes the "Institute For Loneliness" videos from Believe's With Tour.
This four-week curriculum will help junior high students understand what it meant for David to be a "man after God's own heart" and how God is asking them to be young men and women who also chase after the things that God wants. It includes all of the program videos from Believe's After tour.
This four-week curriculum was created to help junior high students know that they are valuable, loved, accepted, forgiven and created with a purpose to serve in God’s Kingdom. The full Switch film is included from the Believe Switch tour.
This four-week curriculum (with bonus fifth-week option) helps young people understand what it means to be generous, and how generosity should be a natural response to God’s gifts in our lives. It includes the film from the Believe Open tour.