Valentine’s Day Discussion Starters

Much of what we know about Saint Valentine has been lost to story and legend. We know he was a priest who went about Rome marrying Christian couples when that sort of thing was frowned upon by the leadership at...

Bible Study: Walking in the Way of Love

Quick Backdrop Have you adopted a life verse, a verse that you've found speaks truth to you in many life situations? If you don't yet have a life verse, I'd like to introduce you to a possibility. If you do ha...

Bible Study: Earthshaking Boldness

Quick Background Arrested. Released. Arrested. Released. That's pretty much the pattern Jesus' followers experienced as they shared the message of Christ with the world around them during the first few months o...

Bible Study: Tweeting Scripture

Quick Backdrop If you were to Tweet through the Bible one Tweet a day, it would take more than 60 years to cover all the verses. Obviously Scripture was not designed to be experienced 140 characters at a time,...

Making Meaningful Resolutions

We start the year off with good intentions, but our follow through stinks… It's the dawn of a New Year, a time when many of us plot to do some internal remodeling in the form of some New Year's resolutions. S...

New Year – New Creation

There is something refreshing about the month of January, specifically the date of Jan. 1. The New Year is like a built-in do-over that we get to enjoy annually. It's also a fitting analogy for the spiritua...

Digging in to Christmas

It can be difficult to engage teens in a conversation about Christmas. Here's a Bible study that will help you get them talking, and digging into scripture. We've also created a downloadable powerpoint and pdf ...

Take the Advent Adventure

Quick Backdrop Advent. Some church traditions observe an Advent season while others do not. Regardless of your tradition, the season of Advent is an opportunity to filter out the busyness and distractions of t...

Youth Lessons: Advent Vignettes

Steve Case has written five vignettes designed to involve youth in the church's Advent candle lighting services. Each vignette contains a creative "e-mail" representing a real or imaginary character from the Ch...