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Group’s youth ministry resources are carefully crafted to help you and the teenagers you serve grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus. Discover a few of the innovative resources highlighted at this year’s Youth Ministry Local Training below.

Don’t Just Teach…Reach!

Don’t Just Teach…Reach!

Use these 25 time-tested tips to reach hearts, minds, and souls as you lead small groups, Sunday school classes of any age, and youth groups.

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Unheard Of

Unheard Of

His flood of heartache transformed into a tsunami of hope.

Betrayed, depressed, and newly divorced, Dennis Drake joined the Peace Corps to teach deaf children. He was looking for a fresh start in a tropical paradise. What he found was something much greater.

Unheard Of is Dennis’ modern-day parable of finding lifelong purpose—one that will inspire you to find yours.

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Spiritual Grit

Spiritual Grit

Spiritual Grit offers an extensive menu of everyday life practices that Jesus modeled in his ministry. Without Jesus, grit is just a gimmick. With Jesus, grit can infuse the world—and our lives—with hope.

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Friend of God Discipleship Kit

LIVE: Journey to Freedom

Boldly examine some of the toughest issues facing young people today with LIVE: Journey to Freedom. These 36 lessons will help junior high through college-age students break free from life’s hurts and habits.

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Friend of God Discipleship Kit

Friends of God Disipleship Kit

More than 75% of Americans have a distorted view of God's character that keeps them from being the disciples Jesus calls them to be.

Fortunately there's an effective way to bring them closer to him. Jesus modeled it through a process that's so familiar it's often dismissed.

That model is friendship.

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Menu of Engagement Download

A Menu of Engagement

A simple guide packed full of tips and ideas to engage teenagers by slightly changing the environment around them while inviting them into out-of-the-ordinary experiences.

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A Parent Meeting Plan

Invite parents into the conversation surrounding how teenagers wrestle with anxiety, depression, and suicide. This step-by-step outline will help guide the process of hosting a parent meeting.

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Youth Ministry Reboot

Using the Power of Improvisation to Transform Lives

Discover how to turn the unexpected into the unforgettable in your ministry—make every moment count and every moment matter as you partner with Jesus to transform teenagers’ lives.

Group's Youth Ministry Reboot is a three-day immersive training experience, led by Group’s youth ministry leader Rick Lawrence and Tommy Woodard of The Skit Guys.

Coming February 21-23, 2020.

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Become the leader you’ve dreamed of being—and have a blast doing it!

Youth Ministry Certification from Group U is designed specifically to help you be more effective in ministry. Regardless of your current educational background or experience, this is your opportunity to make a difference and see more lives changed through your ministry than ever before!

With Certification from Group U, you’ll discover and experience practical and effective online training to serve bigger, love deeper, and fulfill the joy you had when you were first called to ministry, all at your own pace!

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Live Curriculum

Youth ministry curriculum on the topics you love, plus the conversations and discovery teenagers need.

LIVE High School Curriculum

LIVE High School

144 lessons that speak into students' lives amid all the other voices and help them place Jesus at the center of everything.

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LIVE Junior High

LIVE Junior High

72 lessons to engage students in powerful conversations, Scripture exploration, and the development of healthy faith habits.

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LIVE 5th and 6th Grade

LIVE 5th and 6th Grade

72 Bible-saturated, Jesus-centered lessons to help preteens make the transition from Sunday School to Youth Group.

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LIVE Year With Jesus

LIVE Year With Jesus

36 Bible-saturated, Jesus-centered lessons to help preteens make the transition from Sunday School to Youth Group.

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