Known by God, Connected with Others
Students are seen and knownCONNECT 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
Samples from the Digital Resources
- Family Connection
- Family Text Ideas
- Identity Tips
- Leader Guide Lesson Outline
- Lesson Title
- Remember Verse for Social
- Student Connection
- Your View
PowerPoint Presentation Files
Document (DOC) Files
Image and Video Files
More Resources for Teens and Young Adults
Where Faith Meets Real LifeFaith 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.