There were two disciples who walked away from Jerusalem after Jesus’ death. On their journey, they talked about the challenges they faced in the world ...and about how they were going to live in this “new normal” ...they processed everything that happened and was happening but still couldn’t quite wrap their minds around it all.
They felt defeated. Their hearts were heavy. The future looked bleak. But defeat isn’t what Jesus had in mind for His Church.
Then the disciples met a stranger who entered into the conversation and changed everything.
Something changed in those seven miles between Emmaus and Jerusalem for those two disciples. Jesus entered in, and transformation happened. It started in defeat, and ended at the altar.
We, at Life Teen, know well that this is a tough season in ministry. Churches remain closed, Masses are small (if they are happening at all), and youth ministry isn’t able to be run like it used to.
But the journey is not over. Not even close.
In order to better serve your parish we're shifting our focus in these next few months to offer you new resources, training, and support specifically created for the current needs of our time.
We’ve been working over the summer to adapt our Life Night, Edge Night, and Purpose resources to accommodate ministry in the “new normal.” You can use all of our recent resources in a live ministry setting with social distancing or in a digital meet up that you host - whatever your “new normal” looks like, our Life Support, Edge Support, and Purpose resources are ready for it.
The Mix is Life Teen’s new, “virtual” gathering for the teens and core of your parish community. With a new video offered each Sunday, The Mix will equip parishes with a toolbox of content and resources to plug in any day of the week and any time they choose. Bible studies, prayer experiences, interviews, interactive games and more will be available to subscribing parishes to act as a supplement to all the additional resources Life Teen currently provides. The Mix is one more way for your teens to connect with the faith in fun and unpredictable ways.
If your parish is able to meet for Mass or other liturgical celebrations but unable to to hold ministry outside of those liturgical experiences, our hybrid liturgical model will help you reach teens through experiences that happen immediately following Mass and are liturgically centered. We’ve compiled outlines for XLTs, a reconciliation service, and a period of extended worship along with several talk outlines that will help you continue to reach teens, even if you have other restrictions in place.
If you have a group of adults that can meet with teenagers in small groups, we have resources to empower them to help form disciples. We offer three distinct small group models - Summit, Unleashed, and our newest offering, Connect Groups - that provide outlines, supplementary video, and small group questions to help core members accompany teenagers in small group settings. Additionally, our Connect Groups feature a seven day prayer plan for whoever is facilitating the group, helping to keep your leaders rooted in prayer and formed as disciples as they help form young people.
We believe that there is a great opportunity to connect parents and teenagers in the home during this time. Our Connect Group resource is available adapted for parents to use in hosting groups of their teenager’s friends as a small group in the home. We’ve also adapted this resource for a teen to use as a peer leader, allowing teens to gather their friends (digitally or in person) to grow as disciples together.
Base Camp is a live online show about messes, mountains, and ministry for youth ministers, core members, priests, and anyone else that is working in the vineyard of youth ministry. Each episode features practical insights from ministry workers and Life Teen staff that will help your youth ministry impact more teenagers and connect you with other passionate youth workers from around the world.
Requires registration, register now to get your access code.
All episodes air at 3pm EST.
This live event has already taken place, but access to recordings of conference sessions are now available for purchase!
Access is available from the time of purchase until November 30, 2020.
Cost per parish: $150 subscribing parishes / $200 non-subscribing parishes