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


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
Leader Guide
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Digital Resources

Samples from the Digital Resources

More Resources for Teens and Young Adults

Sharing the Prophets

Perhaps more than any generation that has preceded them, today’s teens are messengers. With innumerable ways to communicate to their friends as well as to followers they’ve never even met, teens have access along the communication superhighway to larger audiences than ever before.

God had His own messengers. We know them as prophets. They, too, spoke with audiences of their day, pointing toward the One who would one day arrive, fulfilling Scripture.

In this study from Andrew Phillips and Philip Jenkins, teens will learn how they are like those messengers of God: bold, determined, stubborn, hopeful, willing, unwilling, obedient, and disobedient as they study the character of these men and women of Scripture.

Teens will learn to think critically about their own faith development as well as what it takes to serve God as they share the prophets.

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.

Living Christian:  A Study for Teen Girls

The decision to obey the gospel is one of the most important ones you’ll ever make, but it’s only the beginning of your journey of faith. At baptism, you become a Christian — then comes a lifetime of living Christian. Your thoughts, actions, and attitudes will need to be brought in line with the One you now follow — Jesus Christ. He’s not asking you to be a martyr — He wants to put your life on display so the world can see a living Christian.

Foundations of Our Faith

Designed to supplement classroom or small group instruction, Foundations of Our Faith is a great resource for new Christians, teens, and seekers. Addressing a number of topics including salvation, grace, and sin, this book introduces readers to the Bible and its writers in an easy-to-read format.

Satan Stole the Show

In this volume, Jimmy Sites seeks to show how the book of Genesis challenges us to think about the important issues which forever confront the human race. It will serve well as a beginning study for the young person whose quest is to know more about the Bible and man’s continuous struggle to follow an almighty God.