Bible Studies

A Picture of God: A free online Bible study. The world can be divided, mostly, into these major belief systems: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and secularism (or sometimes called humanism, or Secular Humanism). Only a small percent of humanity falls outside these categories. How do you choose which God or religion to believe in?

ChristWise: Leader’s Guide for Juniors, Teens, and Youth. By Troy Fitzgerald.This book is a comprehensive resource that includes a rich discussion of the different ways to lead young people at different stages of development. The Leader’s guide includes insights into the process of preparing young people on their journey toward baptism. The Leader’s Guide contains:

  • All the material in the three student editions
  • Instruction and background information on how to teach
  • Commentary and prompts for interactive learning
  • Annotated suggestions for each topic

ChristWise: Discipleship Guide for Youth. By Troy Fitzgerald. How to be sure about your faith and shamelessly share it.The youth version of ChristWise is a versatile resource that filters our fundamental beliefs through engaging stories in everyday life and makes Christ central to every doctrine. Since youth need more variety, this resource comes equipped with 21 small group studies on the life of Christ.

Forty Days Wild. By Troy Fitzgerald. Now in it’s third printing, this is a proven spiritual growth resource. Using ten activities found in the words and works of Christ, this devotional launches you from your spiritual couch to the trail of grace-based change. Each day includes an inspirational discussion of Christ’s teaching about the topic and a challenge to put into practice. Small group prompts for reflection and sharing are found at the end of each section.

iBelieve Bible Studies – Endeavors to create an online experience free of judgment about personal religious beliefs and life journeys, and nurtures an environment that lends itself to exploring important spiritual issues without overtly imposing all the answers.

inVerse – Thirteen-lesson Bible study guides for weekly prayer meeting, Sabbath School, personal devotionals, or small groups.

Junior Power Points – Sabbath School Bible Study Guide designed for Juniors and Early Teens

Seeing Red: Exploring the Words of Christ. By Troy Fitzgerald. This is a creative reflection on the words Jesus spoke while He was among us. Survey what Jesus said about Himself and what He said at the end. This resource can be used by individuals and small groups, or in larger classroom settings.


Other Resources

180 Symposium Articles – Research on topics relating to youth and young adults.

Adventist Youth Ministries – Youth and Pathfinder information in the SDA Church.

Angel House Media – Videoclips, DVDs, and media resource for illustrations

Church of Refuge – Resource website aimed at ministering to young adults

Cruise with a Mission – A three-part vacation: cruise, mission trip, and spiritual retreat

Discovery Courses – “Ten Questions for God” – An excellent resource for 15 to 35 year-olds by the Discovery Centre located in the Adventist Media Network building in the South Pacific Division.  Study topics include “Why don’t You stop Pain & Evil?”, “Does Love really work?”, “Sex – Do You Approve?” and more.

Easter Passion Play – Annual Easter Passion Play on the campus of Andrews University

Group Publishing – Resources ranging from manuals, books, program ideas, and more

Insight Magazine – Resource magazine for youth

International Sabbath School Teacher’s Association – A Resource by Gary B. Swanson, GC Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director, for Youth and Young Adult and Adult Sabbath School Teachers all around the world.

Lake Union Club Ministries Academy – Online Pathfinder Honors and Adventurer Rewards.

Mental Health Series – Providing information and resources on seven timely mental health topics.

Money for Campus Ministries Apply now to fund programs, special projects, and emergency needs within the United States.

Pastor 2 Youth – Free youth ministry resources

Quiz28 – Online quiz platform where students can study and take the quiz on the 28 fundamental doctrines of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Sermon Spice – Videoclips, DVD and media resources for illustrations

Simply Youth Ministry – Free resources and ideas for your youth group

The Bible Project: Free Bible story videos.

www.youthministry.com – Library of youth resources from Group Publishing

Youth Baptismal Sabbath – Leader’s manual for leading youth towards baptism

Youth Specialties – Youth resources, seminars and products

Youth Week of Prayer – Includes manuscript, images and graphics.


Articles

Like Water Between Our Fingers (Phillips; Adventist Review, Feb 19, 2009)

Reaching Out: Making a Difference with Young Adults (Allan Martin; Ministry, July 2008)

What Jesus Said about Young Adult Ministry (Hopkins, McBride, Tyner, Drumm, & Kannenberg; Adventist Review, May 21, 2009)