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Hurry! SYMC is almost SOLD OUT and we want YOU to be there with us!

Click here to check out all the different speakers and artists that will be there to help renew and strengthen you.

Main Stage speakers include:

John Stumbo

Trace Bundy

Margaret Feinberg

Greg Stier

Propaganda

The Skit Guys

Jon Acuff

Jason Ostrander

Rick Lawrence

Click here to REGISTER to ensure your spot at SYMC in Indy!

Hope to see you there,

Stephanie

 

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Looking for creative ways to capture your students’ attention during the  holiday seasons? Your wish is our command: We’re proud to unveil LIVE  Holiday, part of our dynamic LIVE Curriculum line of resources. This  exciting volume features curriculum built around three major themes:
Christmas Series As we read through the amazing, powerful story of Christmas, we  encounter characters that form the essential foundation for this  history-changing event. This six-week series will guide you through  their stories and will help your students learn more about the Christmas  narrative and how it relates to their lives today.

  • Week 1: Mary
  • Week 2: Joseph
  • Week 3: Jesus
  • Week 4: The Angels
  • Week 5: The Wise Men and King Herod
  • Week 6: Simeon and Anna

Easter Series The Easter season is a reflective time that allows us to celebrate and  remember the sacrifice and price Jesus paid for our salvation. Your  students will explore various elements of the Easter season: Jesus’  suffering, his triumphant entry, his death, and his resurrection. The  four lessons can be used together as one series or used separately.

  • Week 1: Ash Wednesday
  • Week 2: Palm Sunday
  • Week 3: Good Friday
  • Week 4: Easter Sunday

Single-Day Holidays This series includes five lessons that cover a variety of holidays  throughout the year. Each lesson can be used in the midst of those  specific holidays or can be used at a different time to cover a specific  theme that coordinates with the holiday.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Earth Day
  • Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day

Make the holidays a memorable highlight for your students, while helping  them discover how the Bible remains relevant to their lives—every day  of every month, throughout the year!

Get your LIVE Holiday now!

-Stephanie

 

PS. You can also download a FREE LIVE lessons… Download it here!

Try It Free! Live Curriculum 



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You’ll find the best answer to that question when you follow God’s roadmap—a journey that will lead you toward authentic manhood.

Jeffrey, Mike, and Matty have teamed up to offer some sharp advice on transitioning from the teen years to adulthood. They’ll guide you through eight essential topics, including finances, dating & sex, spiritual growth & disciplines, and identity. You’ll hear about their victories and successes—plus their regrets and mistakes.

These three guys are all dads who want their sons to experience a meaningful life by following and honoring God—and they want that for you, too.

99 Things Every Guy Should Know will help you become a man whose life is filled with honesty, strength, and courage.

On Pre-Sale Now!

Click here to find out more!

Meet the Authors:

JEFFREY WALLACE has served in local youth ministry for over a decade and brings a fresh and relevant approach to effective and healthy Purpose-Driven urban youth ministry. He is the President & CEO of Front Line Urban Resources, Inc., which focuses on training and mentoring other urban youth pastors and leaders and providing life-changing youth ministry resources. He also serves pastor of youth development at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia.

MIKE HAMMER is passionate about leadership, ministry, and people growing in who God has called them to be. With over a decade in ministry, he is currently a youth pastor for middle and high school ministries, as well as a writer and occasional speaker. He lives with his wife, Megan, and their sons, Logan and Parker—both named after superheroes. (Seriously, how awesome is that?)

MATTY MCCAGE convinced Joyce to marry him and a church to hire him. Matty has spent nearly 20 years in youth ministry, teaching the proper wedgie technique and regularly pontificating on MinistryRamblings.com. He and Joyce are living happily ever after with their three offspring: Aeden, Warren, and Emmalicious.

 

Order now!

-Stephanie

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Ministry is such a rewarding experience, but why does it create so much strain on marriages?
Jake and Melissa Kircher have learned some valuable lessons (often the hard way!) about building a healthy marriage amid the demands of ministry. They aren’t perfect, but they’ve matured individually and as a couple because of each mess, problem, heartache, and obstacle they’ve encountered. They understand your struggles and frustrations, because they’re their struggles and frustrations, too.
99 Thoughts on Marriage & Ministry will help you discover advice, wisdom, and insight in five core areas:

  • Marriage Basics
  • Balancing Marriage and Ministry
  • Finances
  • The Church vs. Your Family
  • The Darker Side of the Church

Marriage can be messy, and marriage while serving in ministry is extra messy. Whether your marriage needs just a little tuneup or a major overhaul, 99 Thoughts on Marriage & Ministry will encourage both you and your spouse, and will empower you to pursue a strong, healthy marriage.

Order your copy now!

 

Meet the Authors: Jake & Melissa have been married for seven years. Their blog (holymessofmarriage.com) explores real-life issues that most marriages and relationships face. Through honesty and humor, they provide encouragement and wisdom to couples, both married and dating. Jake has been a youth pastor for 11 years and also works with We Love Our Youth Worker and REACH Youth New England. Melissa has served as a volunteer youth worker and a mentor for high school girls. She is a freelance artist and writer. They have one foster son who loves to bang on the drums.

 

- Stephanie



woh_logoAre you looking for a missions trip to go on this summer with your youth group?!

Check out Group Missions Trips’ Week of Hope!

Bring your youth group on an affordable heartfelt mission trip that is focused on making connections with the people you serve through community service projects.

There are seven different weeks to choose from including:

June 16 – 21     *     June 23 – 28     *     June 30 – July 5

July 7 – 12     *     July 14 – 19     *     July 21 – 26     *     July 28 – Aug 2

Register here for the perfect missions trip!

~Stephanie

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I love Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I usually find myself on each one of them at some point nearly every day. There’s something great about reading about our friend’s lives 1000′s of miles away or chucking at someone’s pithy observation about life. But what if our Tweets were real?

  • My senior pastor is a jerk sometimes. I want to punch him in the face
  • I’ve been married 10 years, and still don’t have sex figured out
  • I’m pretty sure my whole youth group is filled with “that one kid”
  • The last time I read the Bible was in late 2012
  • I want to quit I want to quit I want to quit
  • Things aren’t good deep inside me, but the outside is as shiny as ever
  • If I could figure out where to dispose the body, I’d take out that parent

Don’t Tweet these! We need to continue to post those stunning sunsets, epic CS Lewis quotes and pictures of our no foam latte. I would die if my real life made it was genuinely Tweeted for the world to see, or pictures of my inner world made it online. But you need to be sharing it somewhere.

You need to have someone who knows the real you, not the brand, image or “always on” youth worker. You need to be able to confess, share, process and pray through the stuff you would never Tweet.

Simple question to kick off the week: is someone reading your real Tweets?

JG



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We are so excited to announce the newest addition to our Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2013 line up! The third Key Note Speaker for Saturday night is…

You know I couldn’t just give it to you here!

Follow this link to find out!

Enjoy!

~Stephanie

 

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There’s ONLY 2 days left to register with the advanced registration price!

Lecrae, All Sons & Daughters, Shane & Shane, and Jordan Howerton Band will all be performing.

Register now and save!

You don’t want to miss this time to be strengthend!

Plus, over 190 hours of brand NEW training!

Take advantage of the advanced registration price now

~Stephanie