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)
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.
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 student. Each lesson contains two-three different activities and could be practiced in your weekly programming, 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 different tip on prayer. This is all brought to you by Believe.
This four-week lesson plan is designed to help junior high students understand that their ultimate identity is found in Christ. Each lesson consists of a main verse and idea, an opening activity, discussion questions, and talking points. This plan also includes one 5-minute film. Originally designed to help pastors navigate a discussion through Zoom, these lessons can also be used in small groups in your weekly programming.
Junior high students will learn through this four-week lesson plan that they were created for a purpose, and a life lived with purpose is a life filled with joy.
With is a four-week curriculum (with bonus fifth-week option) that was made by Believe to help your students understand that they were created to be in 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 called Katie Edwards video. This could be used in your weekly programming or in small groups with your junior high or high school students.
This four-week curriculum will help your 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.
After includes four lessons with four videos on David, a bumper video, and extra slide graphics to customize as needed. This curriculum is best used for junior high students in weekly programming, or a small group setting. This resource is brought to you by Believe.
"Switch" is a four-part middle school 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.
Open is a four-week curriculum (with bonus fifth-week option) that was created by Believe to help 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 or high school students.
Contrast is a four-part series consisting of videos and discussion questions where Christine Lee looks at the theme of Contrast through the lens of the book of 1 John. This series is a great resource for middle school students to talk through different aspects of life where they must choose light or dark. Originally designed to help pastors navigate a discussion through Zoom, these lessons can also be used in small groups in your weekly programming.
Contrast will challenge your students that you can’t be half in and half out when it comes to Jesus in the same way that light and darkness can’t occupy the same space.
"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 middle school students to look at what it means to be a Christian who lives with integrity.
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!
In this four-part video series, Jon Kehrer leads students through the life of Elijah. This resource is great for middle school students to take a deeper look at what it means to serve Christ fully.
This Expert Series includes four lessons equipped with scripture topics, teaching videos, discussion questions, and prayer prompts. Originally designed to help pastors navigate a discussion through Zoom, these lessons can also be used in small groups in your weekly programming.