Known by God, Connected with Others

Students are seen and known

CONNECT curriculum helps you provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to discover the truth and wisdom of God—all while processing what they see in the world.

CONNECT helps youth leaders speak about difficult subjects to young people, including those who may have already endured hard circumstances. Sessions have practical tips and training to help leaders (from new volunteers to seasoned veterans) be sensitive to the particular needs of teens who are experiencing the effects of stress, trauma, and conflict in their lives.

Every student should feel seen and known and connected in their church, their family, and their community. Walk alongside them as they build confidence that God sees, knows, and loves them too.

Students discover relationship with Jesus.

The First Year

In the first year of CONNECT, students are steeped in the foundational beliefs of Christianity as they learn about:

  • Who God is
  • Why we trust His Word
  • Who Jesus is
  • How the Holy Spirit guides us

As They Grow

As students grow in their spiritual knowledge, they’ll be challenged to use this knowledge to develop solid Christian character qualities such as:

  • Respecting authority
  • Gaining wisdom
  • Practicing forgiveness
  • Persevering through difficulties

Application

Students will have the opportunity to put God’s Word into practice as they exercise valuable life skills such as:

  • Using words well
  • Thinking critically
  • Managing anger
  • Choosing purity
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Where Faith Meets Real Life

Faith without actions, worship without obedience, and sympathy without solutions are hollow, phony expressions. It’s time to take up the challenge of the Epistle of James and get busy making a difference in the real world. No more sterile, antiseptic Christianity allowed. It’s time to get your hands dirty and follow Jesus with an authentic faith. It’s time to get real in your relationship with God and saturate the world with His real solutions.

The Voice of Faith

The psalms were God’s worship guide for His Chosen people, Israel. David and many others poured out their hearts in praise, joy, grief, disappointment, fear, and frustration through psalms. The book of Psalms shows us that God can handle whatever thoughts and emotions might be stirring in our hearts. He invites us to share with Him. Discover how these ancient psalms can give voice to your personal faith and help draw you closer to God today.

Lures of the Liar

This study will help your teenagers and young adults recognize the deceit Satan uses to destroy lives. David Carrell is one of the most interesting authors you will ever find. His stories are great. His application of the text is profound. His understanding of what young people go through is amazing.