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2013–2014 Forecast 800.672.1789 • Cokesbury.com • Community Resource Consultants

2013–2014

2012–2013

Forecast Yearly Planner for Teaching Ministries

Curriculum Resources

NEW format makes it easier to compare & choose! • Curriculum comparison chartSee back cover for special offer • Includes classroom supplies from Cokesbury! & 1-year lectionary calendar • Broadest selection anywhere!

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FUTURE IS HERE.

OUR MISSION IS THE SAME. Our mission hasn’t changed, even as Cokesbury has embraced the future to serve you in different ways that reflect the new demands on church leaders. We have never been more committed to staying in touch with your needs and meeting them with a personalized response; trusted, relevant resources; and everyday value. We’ve equipped a team of Community Resource Consultants to make personal visits at a time convenient for hectic schedules, providing expert help in matching your needs to our vast array of products. We’ve launched new technology and expanded hours in the Cokesbury Call Center, where friendly and knowledgeable consultants are available to serve you. We continue to provide one of the broadest selections of ministry resources found anywhere on the web at Cokesbury.com, and we are investing in creating an exceptional on-line customer experience. And we promise the best possible price, regardless of how you choose to shop with us. At Cokesbury, our goal is to be your trusted partner in ministry by offering resources that help your church members grow in faith, worship with joy, and serve with love.

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Overview of Contents The pages below give an overview of the curriculum, Bible, and supply sections, plus a convenient planning calendar. On the first page of each section you will find a more specific Table of Contents for that particular ministry category.

Sign up for Cokesbury’s Automatic Curriculum Shipment Program and ensure you have curriculum in the quantities you need every Sunday! Look for the symbol beside all eligible resources in this catalog. After you place your initial order, you will receive automatic shipments for each quarter—in plenty of time to prepare for use on the first Sunday! Update quantities as needed (see deadlines below). If there is any delay, Cokesbury will pay your postage and handling—even if it means shipping overnight to get the resources to you on time.

How to Choose Sunday School Curriculum . .3–6 Children’s Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7–39

Choose from two convenient shipment schedules designed to meet your needs. And as a loyal customer, you will receive special offers throughout the year. Quarter Fall Winter Spring Summer

Option 1 Deadline May 31, 2013 August 30, 2013 November 29, 2013 February 28, 2014

Tween/Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40–56 Adult Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57–111

Option 2 Deadline July 5, 2013 October 4, 2013 January 3, 2014 April 4, 2014

Churchwide Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112–129 Multicultural Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130–135 Bibles and Bible Reference . . . . . . . . . . 136–140

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Classroom Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141–145 Planning Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146–157

FREE Planning Tools

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158–159

Cokesbury offers an extensive line of studies to fit your particular setting. Search Cokesbury.com for a specific title or click the Curriculum & Small Groups tab to browse by age level.

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Curriculum that’s trusted and transformational Cokesbury is committed to serving you as you serve the church. We are pleased to offer a variety of biblically and educationally sound curriculum resources that will engage students, help grow your ministries, and transform lives. Dear friends and colleagues in the life of Christian discipleship, I welcome you to this issue of Forecast, the pages of which are replete with information about resources that will help children, youth, and adults grow in their knowledge of Scripture, their understanding of God and the church, their practice of the spiritual disciplines, and their commitment to the joyful and comprehensive journey of following Jesus. I hope that this catalog will function as a helpful tool for you in your ministry. While all of the resources in Forecast are valuable in different ways, you will notice that some of the resources are accompanied by this special emblem: . This emblem indicates that the accompanying resource has been reviewed, approved, and endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee (CRC) of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship. The CRC is a team of experienced church leaders, authors, and educators who have been entrusted with the task of ensuring that United Methodist curriculum is biblically grounded; consistent with United Methodist theology; practical in its scope and application; and consistently reflective of a commitment to representing and resourcing all age groups, all church sizes and learning styles, and all portions of the human family. The CRC emblem is not a status symbol, nor is it an effort to minimize the value of the many other resources that do not bear the emblem. Rather, the CRC emblem is simply a way of helping United Methodist Christians find their way to those resources that most dynamically reflect the unique spiritual and theological voice that our denomination brings to the body of Christ. Even as I write these words, I am praying that the curriculum found in this issue of Forecast—particularly those which bear the CRC emblem—will become a conduit through which the Holy Spirit warms hearts, informs minds, transforms lives, and ushers people more deeply into the life of faithful discipleship to Jesus Christ. Gratefully and prayerfully,

Eric S. Park, Chair, Curriculum Resources Committee Watch for these symbols throughout the catalog. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com For your convenience, this red truck symbol indicates which resources may be ordered through our Automatic Curriculum Shipment Program. The green truck icon indicates the item is available through subscription.

The Curriculum Resources Committee of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship has approved this resource for use in the Christian education ministry of The United Methodist Church.

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Choosing the right Sunday school curriculum for your church Cokesbury helps you through the curriculum selection process for your Christian education program by providing you an easy step-by-step process. In the following pages, you’ll find:

Step 1: Suggestions for defining your needs as a church Step 2: Overview of curriculum options Step 3: Worksheet for comparing content of your top curriculum picks Step 4: Handy curriculum comparison chart Need Additional Help Choosing? Visit Cokesbury.com’s Curriculum & Small Groups page • Print the checklist on page 5 to hand out to your leaders and teachers • View a Children’s Quarterly Curriculum Comparison chart • Use the Quick Order form links on many program resources and series for convenient ordering • Visit Cokesbury.com for free samples, scope and sequence, and free discussion guides for select books

Call Curric-U-Phone Professional Christian Educators are waiting to assist you! Call Cokesbury’s Curric-U-Phone at 800-251-8591 Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M, Central Time.

Step 1: Start with defining your church’s specific needs 3 Determine/invite persons to be involved in the curriculum selection process and pray together as a team. 3 Gather/develop the following information: ___ Mission statement of your church ___ Goals for the students in your program this year ___ Number of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Ages/special needs of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Type of setting, i.e., Sunday school, Wednesday night, weekday ___ Space available—shared or separate ___ Funds available for curriculum and activities

3 Research and request samples for review. ___ Your Curric-U-Phone trained education consultants and/or Community Resource Consultants are available to assist you. Call 800-251-8591 or send an email to curricuphone@cokesbury.com or visit Cokesbury.com for the latest contact information for your area. Free curriculum samples are also available at Cokesbury.com.

Evaluation Points for Reviewing Sample Curriculum

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Step 2: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Children’s Curriculum Options A Full Faith Experience for Children • Comprehensive, 3-year journey • Colorful, fun, engaging, and theologically sound • Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos, and games • Adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget • Enhance your Sunday school with our extensive website, where you’ll find many FREE extras like classroom management tools, helpful articles, forms, and curriculum samples. • Seven age-appropriate levels: Babies & Woddlers; Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; Older Elementary; Tweens; All Children; and Multi-Age

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Use Tangible Objects to Teach Eternal Truths • Teach as Jesus taught—involve all the senses • Make Bible learning fun with gizmos, gadgets, and engaging lessons • Proven “one-point” memory retention and application techniques • Ready-to-go lessons require minimum preparation • Kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts extend learning into children’s families • Six age levels: Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Grades 1& 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6

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Children Interact with the Bible • Quarterly Sunday school curriculum • Active participation in Bible stories and Bible study, multisensory learning, Bible skill-building activities, and focused life application • Age-appropriate, engaging, and easy to prepare • Flexible; lots of options • Toddler through Preteens: Toddlers and Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; and Preteen See page 19

Sunday School Made Simple • So easy, even beginners and volunteers have time to prepare • Teachers spend time developing relationships and preparing hearts, not gathering supplies and preparing lessons • Each week kids learn about God’s attributes and how to grow in their relationship with God • Preschool through 6th Grade: Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Grades 1 & 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6 See page 20

Connect Kids to Trustworthy Bible Truths • Easy-to-use, relevant resources to teach the Bible creatively • Activities, games, student guides, and visual aids make Bible lessons come alive • Simple preparation; includes teaching tips, training, weekly devotionals • Ages 2–12: Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Elementary; and Preteen See page 21 4

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Step 2, continued: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Churchwide Curriculum Options Designed to connect the Adults, Parent, and Child, along with the Church and Child together for the fulfillment of God’s command expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

Families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it.

See pages 116-117

See page 113

Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages. Shared quarterly themes. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides.

Sound, easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons help students put Bible truths to work where it counts—in their everyday lives. Bible-in-Life lessons are Bible-based and Christ-centered, easy to teach and easy to prepare.

See page 131

See page 114

Designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living by applying the Word of God to situations unique to their heritage and lifestyle.

Focuses on the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Students learn about living the holy life and put it to practice.

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Step 3: Comparison Worksheet for Your Top Picks Curriculum being considered: Age-level appropriateness Balance of Old and New Testament

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NIV

2-Year

NLT

6-Year

KJV, ESV NKJV

Echoes David C Cook

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older, Adult 6-Year Uniform

NIV

3-Year

NIV

Encounter Standard

FaithWeaver Friends Group •

Give Me Jesus/The Edge Gospel Light

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2-Year

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HeartShaper Standard

2-Year

NIV ICB, KJV

2-Year

NLT

Revised Common Lectionary

NRSV

6-Year Uniform

NIV KJV

3-Year

Living the Good News Morehouse Educational Resources

Hands-on Bible Group

Living Inside Out Group

Automatic Shipping ($5.95 flat-rate shipping)

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older

All-Inclusive Kit

CEB

Teacher Classroom Pack

3-Year

Music

Web Tools

CEB

Media Component

6-Year Uniform

All-in-One Classroom Model

Classroom Model

Bible Translation

Buzz Group

FaithWeaver Now Group

CEB NRSV

Bible-In-Life David C. Cook

D6 Randall House

6-Year Uniform

Bible Lessons For Youth Cokesbury Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Cokesbury

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Adult Bible Studies Cokesbury

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Youths

Tweens

Older Elementary

Middle Elementary

Early Elementary

Preschool

Toddlers

Title/Publisher

Infants

CURRICULUM COMPARISON CHART

Features

Age Levels

Large-/Small-Group Model

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Urban Ministries UMI

6-Year Uniform

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We Believe Congregational Ministries Publishing

3-Year

NRSV

Wesley Wesleyan Publishing House

2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older

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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY 8–22 22 23 24–25 26–27 28–29 30 31 32–35 36 37 38–39

Sunday School Downloadable Programs Nursery/Preschool Kits Large Group/Small Group All-In-One Classroom Children’s Church & Worship Topical Curriculum Vacation Bible School Bibles & Bible Resources Advent & Christmas Lent & Easter Teacher Resources & Special Needs

For additional children’s studies, see our Churchwide Ministry resources on pages 112–129.

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Children’s Sunday School For children from birth to tweens Seven age groupings Quarterly components DVD

Look at all that Grow, Proclaim, Serve! offers— • Seven age-appropriate levels provide a comprehensive 3-year journey through the Bible, while On the Go for Tweens offers a 1-year Bible survey • Resources are value-priced and offer churches the flexibility to customize their Sunday school program based on budget, time, and needs. • A Large Group/Small Group model for ages 3–6 and 7 & up presents the Bible story and worship for large-group time, with discussion and activities in the small-group breakout • One Room Sunday School model is ideal for churches where multi-age children learn together in one group • DVD offers a unique and exciting Bible story element and music and movement videos • Ages 3–10 follow the same scope and sequence, studying the same Bible stories

Your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing. —2 Thessalonians 1:3, CEB See page 2 for symbol explanation. 8

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Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith By Leaps and Bounds

Age appropriate

Do you want your children’s faith to grow by leaps and bounds? Grow, Proclaim, Serve! is a children’s ministry resource that will nourish and enrich the faith of children from birth through tweens. Kids will learn how they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor.

Theologically sound

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. They will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. Colorful, engaging materials invite them to explore the Bible in fun, age-appropriate ways. Children will discover that their faith can grow right along with them!

Extensive online support

Adapts to your church’s needs

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! is adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget. Fewer children? Many children? Traditional classroom? DVD-based format? Age levels? Group learning? You can find everything you need here. Cokesbury.

Get extra tools and support online at GrowProclaimServe.com An extensive website offers tools and information for leaders, children, and parents!

Expanded Web Tools • Role tracker • Volunteer management Communication & Idea-Sharing • Photo gallery—visitors can upload photos • Weekly email updates to teachers and parents • Message board • Facebook and Twitter links

Leader Helps • Teacher training tools • Scope and sequence chart • Program overview and sample lessons • FREE clip art • Special needs adaptations • Mission projects Customer Service • Trained educator assistance via email at curricuphone@cokesbury.com • Easy online order form at Cokesbury.com

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Children’s Sunday School Grow the faith of little ones

A safe place for growing faith

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Babies & Woddlers

Ages birth–18 months

Caring for babies in a church setting can be more than just babysitting. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! helps caregivers see their role as a ministry, teaching them how to share their faith as they interact with babies. This ministry pak contains everything you need to set up a safe and inviting space for babies. Newly designed, colorful posters will enhance the learning environment. The built-in leader guide includes information about using the posters, plus parent/caregiver helps. A music CD is sold separately. Materials follow the guidelines of Safe Sanctuaries to provide a safe environment for the children. Cokesbury.

Annual components

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Annual Ministry Pak Baby Bible Songs Music CD

Learning-center approach

Engage busy toddlers with stories of faith

Ages 18 months–2

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Toddlers & Twos

Quarterly components

Help children learn the Bible through movement, songs, art activities, and more! Monthly Bible stories and Bible verses are shared using a learning-center approach with colorful visuals that enhance stories and delight young children. Parent helps are provided to continue the faith learnings at home. Includes reproducibles. Music CD sold separately. Cokesbury.

Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Picture Cards Poster Pak

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Board books for little hands

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Also Available: Happy Christmas Day Board Book 9781426751400 Happy Easter Day Board Book 9781426751417 Annual Music CD 9781426776786

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Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Preschool

Flexible sessions

Easy to lead and fast to prepare, biblically grounded, educationally sound, flexible, and fun! Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices for various settings, and extra ideas and activities for expanded sessions.

Ages 3–4 Quarterly components

The Bible Story Pak offers a new, easier format that engages preschoolers with a colorful storybook, stickers, and activity pages, with Bible stories told in simple words so children ages 3–4 easily grasp the meaning.

DVD

The Fun Pak will delight preschoolers with thirteen creative punch-out activities that require only a few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outfit your room with colorful tools designed to enhance the interactive learning experience: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music and movement videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury.

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WINTER 2013–14

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Leader’s Guide, print

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Leader’s Guide, download

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Bible Story Pak

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Fun Pak

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Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD 843504041373 DVD (Ages 3–6)

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Children’s Sunday School

Share your faith with early elementary learners!

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Early Elementary

Ages 5–6

Trustworthy, Bible-based sessions are easy to lead so you can focus on what really matters—modeling faith and building a relationship with children. Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions.

Quarterly components DVD

The colorful Bible Story Pak with stickers offers Bible stories written especially for beginning readers, with skill-appropriate activities for ages 5–6. The Fun Pak offers thirteen creative punch-out activities that require few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you equip your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more.

Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Pak Fun Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 3–6)

The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury.

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WINTER 2013–14 9781426768149 9781426768170 9781426768156 9781426768163 843504041427 9781426768873

SPRING 2014 9781426768187 9781426768217 9781426768194 9781426768200 843504041434 9781426768897

SUMMER 2014 9781426768224 9781426768255 9781426768231 9781426768248 843504041441 9781426768910

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Children’s Sunday School

Attention-grabbing resources for middle elementary

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Ages 7–8

Middle Elementary Detailed session guide gives you lots of choices for capturing children’s attention and helping them experience God’s love. Thirteen flexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions.

Quarterly components DVD

The Bible Story Pak with stickers energizes children with a variety of faith-building activities, fun dramas, engaging discussions, and more! The Fun Pak helps children get crafty with hands-on creative projects that reinforce their developing skills—a fun way to help them remember what they’ve learned. Few supplies are needed, making the crafts economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outfit your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling figures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury.

Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Pak Fun Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 7 & Up)

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WINTER 2013–14 9781426768309 9781426768330 9781426768316 9781426768323 843504041465 9781426768880

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Children’s Sunday School

Contemporary materials to engage older kids Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Older Elementary Leading has never been easier or more enjoyable! Thirteen flexible session guides offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. Faith Guide offers kids an engaging magazine format with activities designed to capture attention and instill lifelong Bible skills in kids ages 9–10, including fun dramas to reinforce the Bible’s message.

Relevant content for older kids Ages 9–10 Quarterly components DVD

The Bible Brain Pak offers thirteen entertaining and engaging puzzles to connect children to the weekly Bible story while supporting their independent learning and reasoning skills. No additional supplies are required, making it economical for the church. The Resource Pak will brighten your room with large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus activities, games, and cards; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD; and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury.

Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Faith Guide (Student) Bible Brain Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 7 & Up)

FALL 2013 9781426768422 9781426768453 9781426768439 9781426768446 843504041496 9781426768866

WINTER 2013–14 9781426768460 9781426768491 9781426768477 9781426768484 843504041502 9781426768880

SPRING 2014 9781426768507 9781426768538 9781426768514 9781426768521 843504041519 9781426768903

SUMMER 2014 9781426768545 9781426768576 9781426768552 9781426768569 843504041526 9781426768927

PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 $4.29 $26.99 $39.99

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Contemporary content speaks to today’s kids

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! On the Go for Tweens

Ages 11–12

The tween years are an important time in faith development, as many young people prepare 13 sessions per quarter to make faith commitments and transition into youth group. On the Go provides contemporary 1-year Bible survey resources that engage tweens and build community while emphasizing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. • Annual Poster Pak (available in Annual Teaching Kit only)—Make your room a bright, welcoming place with large, colorful posters (12" x 18") with contemporary artwork. • Annual Challenges CD-ROM (available in Annual Teaching Kit only)—More than just busy work, these puzzles, mysteries, dramas, and reproducibles are a great way to introduce the session and spark

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discussion. Includes reproducible forms, an interactive CD game, and access to an online multilevel game to reinforce learning at home. Tweens will learn they can go to GrowProclaimServe.com for links to suggested contemporary Christian music videos. • Quarterly Leader’s Guide (sold separately and also included in kit; see below)—13 complete session plans provide all you need to lead and inspire tweens and help them live their faith. This one-year Bible survey follows the Christian Year, giving tweens an overview of the Bible as they grow into youth. Includes reproducible sheets, tips for working with and relating to tweens, lesson modification suggestions for both large and small groups, extra activities for expanded sessions. Available in print or as a download. • Quarterly On the Go Student Magazine (sold separately & also included in kit; see below)—Slick and splashy, this colorful 24-page tween magazine engages young people with timely, thought-provoking articles. 24 fun-filled pages cover 13 Bible-based sessions and activities designed just for tweens. Uses a variety of learning styles and various skill sets to ensure all tweens can be reached in ways that are meaningful to them. Order one per participant. The Annual Teaching Kit includes the Annual Poster Pak and Annual Challenges CD-ROM, which are not sold separately. It also includes one copy of the Fall Leader’s Guide and one copy of the Fall On the Go Student Magazine to get you started. Add on subsequent quarterly leader’s guides and student magazines. Cokesbury. 843504042394

On the Go: Annual Teaching Kit (1 Fall Leader, 1 Fall Student, 3 Posters, Leader CD-ROM)

Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens

FALL 2013 9781426768583 9781426768590 9781426768606

WINTER 2013–14 9781426768637 9781426768651 9781426768668

SPRING 2014 9781426768675 9781426768682 9781426768699

SUMMER 2014 9781426768705 9781426768712 9781426768729

$39.99 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99

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Great publicity tools

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Postcards Stay in touch with children and their families! These postcards are great for promoting your Sunday school and more. Each card has a Bible verse on the reverse side to reinforce Sunday school lessons. 3 9⁄16" x 5 3⁄8"; pkg. of 25. Quantity discount available. 9781426755521 Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Frog 9781426755514 Don’t Forget Frog 9781426755538 Merry Christmas 9781426755491 Got a Frog in Your Throat? 9781426755507 Happy Birthday 9781426755484 Leap into Sunday School Save when you buy more! 4 pkgs. of same design

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Children’s Sunday School

Energize kids with this fun, flexible format!

All-inclusive quarterly kits

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Large Group/Small Group

Two ages levels: 3–6 and 7 & Up

A great tool for group learning! Children gather in large groups for the Bible story, music, and movement, then break into age-level small groups to dig deeper and apply the story to their daily lives. Leaders can capture the children’s interests as soon as they arrive, and enjoy opportunities to get to know the children during the small-group section.

Sunday school, children’s church, or midweek DVD & CD-ROM included

Kits are available for two age groups: ages 3–6 and ages 7 & up. Each kit includes a Leader’s Guide, CD-ROM, and DVD, which provide 13 step-by-step session guides; reproducible sheets for Large Group and Small Group activities; 13 interactive video Bible stories; three engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song featuring words and movement; and monthly Bible verses including sign language demonstrations. Children will experience a three-year Bible overview that is church-year related and theologically sound. Perfect for Sunday school, children’s church, and mid-week sessions. Abingdon Press.

Ages 3–6 Kit Ages 3–6 Extra DVD Ages 7 & Up Kit Ages 7 & Up Extra DVD

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WINTER 2013–14 9781426776663 9781426768873 9781426776670 9781426768880

SPRING 2014 9781426776687 9781426768897 9781426776694 9781426768903

SUMMER 2014 9781426776700 9781426768910 9781426776717 9781426768927

PRICE $99.99 $39.99 $99.99 $39.99

Also available: visit GrowProclaimServe.com to purchase and download Weekly Video Segments for $1.99 each and Music Downloads for $ .99 each.

Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com

Enhance your program with fun extras

Green Tree Frog Puppet Brilliant colors on ultra soft micro-fiber fabric with mouth and arms that move. 16" long. 843504035846

$15.99

Banner 58" X 34"outdoor banner to promote your church’s Sunday school program. Made of durable poly vinyl. Six grommets for easy hanging. 9781426753008

$27.99

Annual Music CD 2013-14 843504042783

$9.99

Iron-On Transfers Use these logos to create T-shirts, hats, and more! Pack of five sheets; each includes ten iron-on logos (one large size, two medium, and six smaller sizes).

Recyclable Bags 13" x 13" black bag with 5" gusset. 9781426756528

9781426769078 Pack of 5 $8.99

$3.99

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See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Kit Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download DVD (Ages 3–6) DVD (Ages 7 & Up)

FALL 2013 9781426776762 9781426768736 9781426768743 9781426768859 9781426768866

An easy way to teach ages 3–12 in one room!

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School

Ages 3–12

Ideal for churches where children of various ages learn together as a group. Quarterly Kit Everything you need for Sunday school is included in one convenient kit for DVDs children ages 3–12. Kit includes one each of Reproducible Kid’s Book, Resource Pak with CD-ROM, and Leader’s Guide. Sessions can also be used in other settings, such as a second Sunday school hour or an after-school program. One Room Sunday School provides a comprehensive 3-year Bible study, using the same Bible stories as the other Grow, Proclaim, Serve! age levels. Reproducible kids’ book offers dramas, puzzles, games, and other activities designed for nonreading children as well as those who are skilled readers. The Resource Pak contains colorful posters, game cards and board games, maps, and other interactive displays. The CD-ROM features all-new music that matches the Bible stories and themes, PowerPoint presentations of the words to the songs, lyric sheets, and music for choir directors. The Leader’s Guide offers 13 easy-to-use session plans that can be adapted to fit the number and age level of the children who attend your program. Uses only basic supplies that are easy to find. Extra Leader’s Guides may be purchased separately; available in print format or as a download. DVDs add extra excitement with storytelling, music and movement videos, and monthly Bible verses in sign language. Abingdon Press.

WINTER 2013–14 9781426776748 9781426768767 9781426768774 9781426768873 9781426768880

SPRING 2014 9781426776755 9781426768798 9781426768804 9781426768897 9781426768903

SUMMER 2014 9781426776779 9781426768828 9781426768835 9781426768910 9781426768927

PRICE $65.99 $14.99 $14.99 $39.99 $39.99

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com.

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Children’s Sunday School

Active learning

Hands-On Bible Curriculum Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best! With Hands-On Bible Curriculum, you’ll— • teach as Jesus taught, using unique, tangible objects (“gizmos”) to communicate intangible, eternal truths • get step-by-step instructions so even beginning teachers can lead kids in making lifechanging discoveries about God • involve all the senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, sound) in exploring what it means to be a friend of Christ • help kids have so much fun learning the Bible that they can’t wait to come back for more • use “one-point” Bible learning that’s proven to help kids remember and apply lessons far longer than old-fashioned teaching methods • share kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts that extend learning into children’s families. Learning Labs include Bible Discovery Paks, creative gizmos, CD with music, sound effects, and unique sensory teaching effects. Group Publishing.

Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 18 months–13 13 sessions per quarter

For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157.

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WINTER 2013–14

SPRING 2014

SUMMER 2014

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TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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PRESCHOOL Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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PRE-K & K Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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GRADES 1 & 2 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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GRADES 3 & 4 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

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Also available: 2013–2014 Director’s Annual CD-ROM 9780764406225 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Super Value Set (includes 6 Learning Labs and 6 Teacher Guides—one for each age level) 539036 539093

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For Hands-On Bible resources for Grades 5 & 6, see the Tween section (page 41). A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Hands-On Bible Curriculum.

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Children’s Sunday School HeartShaper With HeartShaper Children’s Curriculum, children of all ages will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-specific or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Designed for toddlers through preteens. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable files, teacher resources). Standard Publishing.

Life application focus Adaptable format Ages toddlers–preteens 13 sessions per quarter

FALL 2013

WINTER 2013–14

SPRING 2014

SUMMER 2014

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TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book

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9780784744154 9780784744161

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$36.99 $7.99

PRESCHOOL Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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$42.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $16.49 $18.49

PRE-K & K Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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$42.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $16.49 $18.49

EARLY ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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MIDDLE ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Take-Home Papers Pack of 5

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For HeartShaper resources for Preteen, see the Tween section (page 42).

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Children’s Sunday School

Engaging and imaginative

Buzz Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for preschool through 6th grade. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Kids get to choose the activities, so they are never bored! Each quarter, kids learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes kids and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. Kids will know God and feel God’s love like never before.

Quarterly Kits Ages 3–12 13 sessions per quarter For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157.

Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing. FALL 2013

WINTER 2013–14

SPRING 2014

SUMMER 2014

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PRESCHOOL AGES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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PRE-K & K AGES 5 & 6 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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$109.99

GRADES 1 & 2 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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GRADES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

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SAVE OVER $100 ON THE VALUE SET! Value Set 538989 (1 kit from each of the 5 age levels, including Grades 5 & 6)

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For Buzz resources for Grades 5 & 6, see the Tween section (page 42).

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Engaging and imaginative

Gospel Light Sunday School Give Me Jesus

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School.

PRESCHOOL AGES 2 & 3 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Preschool Music CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource PRE-K & K AGES 4 & 5 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource EARLY ELEMENTARY GRADES 1 & 2 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun, 1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 10 Get Going! Worship CD ELEMENTARY GRADES 3 & 4 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun,1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 5 Get Going! Worship CD Also available: Preschool Music Year 1 CD (use with all 4 quarters) Preschool Music Year 2 CD (use with all 4 quarters)

Easy-to-use resources help you confidently teach the Bible in relevant and creative ways. Each element engages kids and connects them to trustworthy Bible truths. Fun and meaningful activities, games, student guides, and compelling visual aids make Bible lessons come alive. Gospel Light’s unique teaching method requires less preparation; Teacher’s Guides provide built-in teaching tips, training, and weekly devotionals. Lessons are clearly outlined and simple to prepare. Each week children open their Bibles, encounter God’s Word, and grow in faith. If you use Gospel Light with every age, children will go through the whole Bible four times from preschool through 6th grade. They’ll learn the Bible in a way that makes sense—helping them navigate life and find their place in God’s story. Gospel Light.

Quarterly Kits Ages 2–12 13 sessions per quarter

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WINTER 2013–14

SPRING 2014

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PRICE

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Children’s Sunday School Dwell Dwell is designed to challenge children to use their imaginations about how people in God’s Story experienced their lives and how they must have felt. By igniting kids’ imagination, breaking through their busy minds and engaging them on a deeper level, Dwell allows them to step in to the Story. This promotes long-term retention, deeper understanding, and moments of awe. In addition, kids learn that God’s story is ongoing and that they can be a part of it today in meaningful ways. Dwell is designed with a beautiful simplicity. You don’t need to gather a ton of supplies, and there are no dramas to memorize. The story itself drives the lessons and children will delight in exploring the story each week. One student book per student and one leader guide per leader required. (It’s not required but suggested that each leader also have a student book.) CRC Publications.

Grades K–5 Imaginative, experiential lessons 6 sessions

Imagine: Being Part of God’s Family 9781592555758 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592555765 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99

For Dwell resources for Grades 6–8, see the Tween section (page 43).

Wonder: About God’s Amazing Plan 9781592555994 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556007 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99 Marvel: At God’s Love 9781592556236 Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556243 Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99

Downloadable Programs Episcopal specific

Weaving God’s Promises

This three-year Episcopal curriculum shows how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives. Teaches children the way of Christ, not only in Downloadable annual the church but also in the world, to give them a solid grounding for a lifetime of faith. resources This curriculum covers: • Holy Scripture. The great stories of the Old and New Testaments, with special Ages 3–11 emphasis on the life and teachings of Jesus. • The Church. Church history, seasons, practices, use of The Book of Common Prayer, Undated, flexible, & affordable Anglican and Episcopal tradition, and principal sacraments: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. • Christian Living. Essential principles and practices: prayer, outreach, service, and ethics. • Other Special Themes. Lessons included on Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter—as well as the holidays and feast days. Does not follow the lectionary cycle, but material indicates where each week’s Bible story fits into the Revised Common Lectionary for Years A, B, and C. Includes a variety of age-appropriate activities for every learning style—arts, crafts, dramas, pencil/paper activities, games, and others. Age groupings include Preschool (ages 3–4); Primary (K–1st grade); Elementary (grades 2–3); and Intermediate (grades 4–5). With its downloadable content, you never need to worry about having the right number of student and teacher books. You have access to the material any time of day or night. Morehouse Education Resources. ANNUAL ACCESS DOWNLOAD (visit WeavingGodsPromises.org to purchase) 846863002030 Attendance Less than 50 $129.00 846863002047 Attendance 50–99 $149.00 846863002054 Attendance 100–149 $199.00 846863002061 Attendance 150–199 $249.00

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Attendance 200–299 Attendance 300–499 Attendance 500 or more

$299.00 $399.00 $499.00

For Weaving God’s Promises resources for Ages 12–14, see the Youth section (page 47).

PowerXpress! Engage children with Bible learning that uses your volunteers’ creative skills as artists, cooks, musicians, technicians, or fun-loving teachers! With a rotational approach to Sunday school, several teachers present the same story or theme over several weeks, each using a different teaching method that encourages participation and interaction. From week to week, small groups of children rotate from teacher to teacher to experience many different versions of that lesson theme. Designed for grades K–6, PowerXpress provides complete lesson plans, scripts, and activities, as well as ideas for station setups, and a complete listing of resources needed. Learning stations include art, music, computer, science, cooking, storytelling, games, and video. With downloadable units, buy only the components you need. Components are sold separately, including music, available in CD format or downloadable MP3 format. Abingdon Press. Downloadable formats, visit Cokesbury.com.

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Rotational curriculum Downloadable annual resources Ages 5–11 Covers all learning styles

View a complete list of topics and download a FREE director’s manual at powerxpress.com! See page 2 for symbol explanation.

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Nursery–Preschool Kits Baby Beginnings Nursery Kit

Birth to 36 months

This 2-year long program equips leaders, caregivers, and parents with the tools to help little ones take their first steps in learning about God. Organized by 12 important monthly themes, Baby Beginnings offers a complete resource for creating an inspiring nursery, suitable for any size church. The kit Includes: • Two teacher’s guides with CD-ROMs provides curriculum for teaching little ones, 0–18 months and 18–36 months • Expanded Nursery Smart Pages (updated with current safety and large-church tips) gives everything needed to organize a quality nursery, including a DVD with a training video and resource materials • Nursery Poster Pack with updated photos and 12 Bible story posters • “I Love to Sing” reproducible music CD with 24 songs • 12 “I Love to Look “ Bible story picture cards • “I Love to Wiggle and Giggle “ easel book of instant activities • 24 monthly newsletters to engage parents at this early age to raise a spiritual champion Gospel Light. 9780830746743

Make your ministry to little ones more than just babysitting. Play-n-Worship is a developmentally appropriate, effective way to introduce children to God’s love in their earliest years. Three age levels serve children from birth to age 4. For babies, music-focused sessions help babies discover and learn about God and their great big world through stimulating visual, tactile, and auditory experiences. Play-n-Worship Softees are lovable, soft teaching buddies that help babies feel extra secure and comfortable as they experience God’s love in new ways. Babies Kits include: 1 Leader Guide; 5 sample Softees; 5 teaching storybooks; 4 music CDs; 4 durable song flipbooks; and Leader CD & DVD with instructional video, songs, and printable visual aids. Toddlers & Twos and Preschoolers, will move to music, connect with videos, and discover Bible truths through intentional play. Every Bible story contains a story trifold with engaging pictures, a music video, 5 specific play ideas that reinforce the Bible story, and a learning strategy that ensures your kids really learn and remember that God loves them! Toddlers & Twos and Preschool Kits include: 10 storyboards, 1 Leader Guide, and 1 song CD/DVD. Group Publishing. Kit for Babies Kit for Toddlers & Twos Kit for Preschoolers

12 monthly themes

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Play-n-Worship Play-Along Bible Stories

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Annual Kit

Birth to age 4 Annual Kit 3 age groupings

$99.99 $59.99 $59.99

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Preschool Walk With Me 40 sequential Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. You’ll love the convenience of our preschool resource box. It includes everything you’ll need to lead your little ones through age-appropriate Bible stories (20 Old Testament, 16 New Testament, 2 Christmas, and 2 Easter). In addition to the session guides, you get Bible backgrounds, posters, songs, patterns, rhymes, and a CD that gives depth and variety to your lessons. Colorful take-home cards provide visual reinforcement of the sessions and a story for families to read to their children during the week. The Walk With Me curriculum is kid-friendly, easy-to-use, and designed with your busy schedule in mind. Faith Alive Christian Resources. 9781592550036 9781592550029 9781592550012

Preschool Resource Box Preschool Children’s take-home cards Preschool Resource Additional CD

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Resource Box 40 sessions

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Children’s Large Group/Small Group

VBS-style excitement each week Large group/small group Preschool–6th grade 30- to 90-minute sessions

Living Inside Out Exciting themes combined with large-group/small-group dynamics in this high-energy curriculum! One confident leader guides all kids—in a super-engaging, enthusiasm-filled time. Every month your kids explore a different topic, for easy-to-prepare, VBS-style excitement week in and week out. Living Inside Out gives you a big-budget production with a small-church budget. It keeps kids’ attention and sparks great conversation. All you need is one “up front” personality plus a handful of adults willing to be friends with kids in small groups. Each quarterly all-in-one kit includes everything you need to succeed: three themed modules that serve all preschool–elementary-age kids at your church, leader guides, interactive teaching tools (Gizmos and Bible Memory Makers), DVDs, enhanced CDs with questions and slides in multiple media formats, and one poster pack (order additional poster packs if you have more than one classroom). Each module includes: one reproducible Large-Group Leader Guide including scripts for live skits, three reproducible Small-Group Leader Guides (Preschool, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary), DVD, CD, Bible Memory Maker sample, and two Large-Group gizmos. Group Publishing.

All-in-one kit Poster Pack (one per classroom) Module 1 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 1 Theme Module 2 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 2 Theme Module 3 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 3 Theme

FALL 2013 9780764498572 9780764498589 9780764498541 The Big Dig 9780764498558 Schooner Island 9780764498565 God’s Game Plan

Also available: Stocking Stuffer (Love) Christmas 2013 Seasonal Module Stocking Stuffers Bible Memory Makers, Pack of 5 Ultimate Transformer (Resurrection) Easter 2014 Seasonal Module

WINTER 2013–14 9781470701536 9781470701567 9781470701505 Best Friends Forever 9781470701529 Stocking Stuffers 9781470701512 Cornerstone Construction Zone

Themes are: • Fall—The Big Dig (Bible Overview), Schooner Island (Sharing Faith), God’s Game Plan (The Church: Purpose and Role) • Winter—Best Friends Forever (Friendship), Stocking Stuffers (Love), Cornerstone Construction Zone (Christian Beliefs) • Spring—Ultimate Transformer (Resurrection), Free Prize Inside (Grace), and Epic Adventures (Genesis) • Summer—Bamboogie (Body), Maze Days (Exodus), and Holy Grill (Fruit of the Spirit)

SPRING 2014 9781470703639 9781470703684 9781470703608 Ultimate Transformer 9781470703615 Free Prize Inside 9781470703622 Epic Adventures

SUMMER 2014 9781470705398 9781470705404 9781470705367 Bamboogie 9781470705374 Maze Day 9781470705381 Holy Grill

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All-inclusive quarterly kits

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Large Group/Small Group A great tool for group learning! Children gather in large groups for the Bible story, music, and movement, then break into age-level small groups to dig deeper and apply the story to their daily lives. Leaders can capture the children’s interests as soon as they arrive, and enjoy opportunities to get to know the children during the small-group section. Kits are available for two age groups: ages 3–6 and ages 7 & up. Each kit includes a Leader’s Guide, CD-ROM, and DVD, which provide 13 step-by-step session guides; reproducible sheets for Large Group and Small Group activities; 13 interactive video Bible stories; three engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song featuring words and movement; and monthly Bible verses including sign language demonstrations. Children will experience a three-year Bible overview that is church-year related and theologically sound. Perfect for Sunday school, children’s church, and mid-week sessions. Abingdon Press. Ages 3–6 Kit Ages 3–6 Extra DVD Ages 7 & Up Kit Ages 7 & Up Extra DVD

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WINTER 2013–14 9781426776663 9781426768873 9781426776670 9781426768880

SPRING 2014 9781426776687 9781426768897 9781426776694 9781426768903

Two ages levels: 3–6 and 7 & Up Sunday school, children’s church, or midweek DVD & CD-ROM included A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

SUMMER 2014 9781426776700 9781426768910 9781426776717 9781426768927

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FaithWeaver Friends

Two age levels FaithWeaver Friends is a revolutionary kids’ midweek program that is volunteer-friendly, kid-friendly and outreach-friendly. This 13-week program 13 sessions; 30–90 minutes allows your church kids to grow closer to God through weekly Bible Points while they grow in their faith through friendships, apply Biblical learning through outreach and service opportunities, and make their faith their own through journaling. Small-group “Circles of Friends” help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. In these manageable groups, no kid will feel out of place or left behind. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids connect through Discovery Centers including the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It and SnackIt Café stations, where the Bible Point is reinforced in kid-friendly way. Small-group “Circles of Friends” help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. In these manageable groups, no kid will feel out of place or left behind. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids connect through Discovery Centers including the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It and Snack-It Café stations, where the Bible Point is reinforced in kid-friendly way. In each Quarterly Kit you get… • Director Quarterly Update which outlines Bible Points, Bible verses, activities, music and stations for each of your 13 weeks • Director and Storyteller Leader Guide that illustrates the flow of each week’s activities, all of which bring kids back to that week’s Bible Point. • Sound Effects and Song CD with cool, memorable music that will help kids retain each week’s Biblical teaching. • Four Discovery Center Leader Guides for the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It, Snack-It Café stations, where kids encounter God’s love in exciting ways. • Additional Resources including Sample Journal, My Bible Memories Book, FaithWeaver Friends Leader Guide, Dogtag and Sticker Sheet to make your program even more enjoyable and effective for children of all ages. Group Publishing. PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY Director Quarterly Update Leader Guide Snack-It Café Leader Guide PRESCHOOL Kit Student Book, My Bible Memories Dogtag Set (13 “tyke-proof” tags, Bible story sticker sheet, and one Doggie Collar. Order 1 set per preschool child!) Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Director & Storyteller Guide Learn-It Leader Guide Make-It Leader Guide Play-It Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5 ELEMENTARY Kit Student Book, My Faith Journal Fruit of the Spirit Key, Pack of 5 Fruit of the Spirit Key Theme Faith Journal Key, Pack of 5 Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Games Leader Guide Music & Memory Leader Guide Opening & Closing Celebrations Leader Guide Projects-With-A-Purpose Leader Guide Surprise Station Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5 Also available: FaithWeaver Director Manual CD-ROM (Includes Director Tips, Teacher Training, Skits, Decorating and Theme Ideas, Promotional Ideas and more! Purchase one the first time you use the program.) Elementary Key Chain, Pack of 5 Elementary Logo Keys, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Community Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Family Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Friends Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Host Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Jesus Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Those In Need Key, Pack of 5 Theophilus the FaithRetriever™ Puppet For use with Preschool and Pre-K & K age levels.

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Children’s All-in-One Classroom Ages 4–12

Ages 5–10

13 sessions per volume

13 sessions per volume

Reproducible

Reproducible

All Together Now 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room Lois Keffer

Kids’ Travel Guide Series The Kids’ Travel Guide series explores 13 of Jesus’ “greatest hits” parables. The series is structured for multi-ages—for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade—and is flexible enough to work for 2 kids…12 kids…20 kids! The lessons are easy to teach, so even beginners lead great lessons, week after week! Every lesson is packed with activities, stories, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals! Plus there are helpful Tour Guide Tips for teachers and Scenic Routes that stretch lessons with exciting extras. For ages 5–10. Reproducible handouts included. Group Publishing.

Each volume offers 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You’ll save time and money—just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you’re ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love. Each lesson comes complete with active-learning experiences to catch kids’ interest and teach them lessons they’ll remember, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage children to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts so children can share what they’ve learned with their families, plus more—including tips to help you better understand kids! You’ll discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team, learn what to expect from different age groups, and give young children the attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn. Group Publishing.

Each $19.99 9780764470134 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Parables 9780764440052 Kids’ Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm 9780764426957 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God 9780764423901 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit 9780764425240 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Lord’s Prayer 9780764422249 Kids’ Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments

Each $24.99 9780764478031 Fall 9780764482311 Winter 9780764482342 Spring 9780764482373 Summer

Two age levels: preschool and elementary

Ages 4–12 13 sessions per volume

13 sessions per volume

Reproducible

Reproducible All-in-One Bible Fun 13 Lessons for Busy Teachers

All-In-One Sunday School Series Be Ready No Matter Who Shows Up

Are you feeling the budget pinch in your children’s ministry? Unsure of the number of children you’ll have in Sunday school each week? Have a Sunday school that doesn’t meet each week? All-in-One Bible Fun is the perfect children’s program for teachers on a budget or those looking for a simpler approach. It’s undated, so you can use it throughout the year! It features 13 complete lessons in each book; nothing more to purchase! And each lesson includes an opening, story, activity, and craft. Lessons are geared toward two age levels: preschool (ages 3–5) and elementary (ages 6–10). Reproducibles are included. Abingdon Press.

Revised, updated, and packed series includes creative programs designed for ministries with mixed-age classes of children ages 4–12. Everything’s here—including special programming for the seasons and holidays. This series will work in any ministry, but it’s especially great for smaller churches that combine classes every Sunday. Also good for large churches that combine ages during summer and for any other multi-age class setting. 13 lessons per volume. Each lesson contains active learning experiences to catch kids’ interest, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest children grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage them to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts, and more. Group Publishing.

Each $11.99 PRESCHOOL (AGES 3–5) 9781426707841 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707858 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707780 Stories of Jesus 9781426707834 Favorite Bible Stories ELEMENTARY (AGES 6–10) 9781426707810 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707827 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707797 Stories of Jesus 9781426707803 Favorite Bible Stories

Each $24.99 9780764449444 Volume 1 (Fall) 9780764449451 Volume 2 (Winter) 9780764449468 Volume 3 (Spring) 9780764449475 Volume 4 (Summer)

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Children’s All-in-One Classroom

Flexible sessions

Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School

See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Ages 3–12

One Room Sunday School provides a comprehensive 3-year Bible study, using the same Quarterly kit Bible stories as other Grow, Proclaim, Serve! age levels. Everything you need for Sunday school is included in one convenient kit for ages 3–12—Reproducible Kid’s Book, Resource Optional DVDs Pak with CD-ROM, and Leader’s Guide. Also great for a second Sunday school hour or after-school program. Reproducible kids’ book offers dramas, puzzles, games, and other activities for both readers and nonreaders. The Resource Pak contains colorful posters, games, maps, and more. The CD-ROM features all-new music, PowerPoint presentations of lyrics and lyric sheets, and music for choir directors. The Leader’s Guide offers 13 easy-to-use, adaptable session plans. Just add basic supplies and you’re set! Extra Leader’s Guides (print or download) may be purchased separately. Optional DVDs add extra excitement with storytelling, music and movement videos, and monthly Bible verses in sign language. Abingdon Press.

Kit Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download DVD (Ages 3–6) DVD (Ages 7 & Up)

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Cultivate the innate spirituality of children

Imaginative ways of teaching Scripture

The Complete Guide to Godly Play Jerome W. Berryman

Preschool–grade 6

An imaginative approach for telling Scripture stories that invites children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Based on the Montessori teaching method, The Complete Guide to Godly Play outlines specific storytelling techniques and use of story figures that encourage children to respond through a variety of creative activities. This method is greatly respectful of the innate spirituality of children and encourages them to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. Morehouse Education Resources.

Based on Montessori teaching methods

Each $29.95 9781889108957 Vol. 1: How to Lead Godly Play Lessons 9781889108964 Vol. 2: 14 Core Presentations for Fall 9781889108971 Vol. 3: 20 Core Presentations for Winter 9781889108988 Vol. 4: 20 Core Presentations for Spring 9781931960045 Vol. 5: Practical Help from the Godly Play Community 9781931960427 Vol. 6: Enrichment Sessions 9781931960465 Vol. 7: Enrichment Sessions 9781931960472 Vol. 8: Enrichment Sessions

By same author:

NEW The Spiritual Guidance of Children Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future Jerome W. Berryman This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of the tradition. Morehouse Education Resources. Coming October 2013. 9780819228406

Explains Montessori religious education For leaders of children ages 3–12

$30.00; $20.10

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Children’s Church & Worship Preschool & Elementary

NEW TO COKESBURY KidsOwn Worship

Quarterly Kits Don’t just teach about the Bible in your children’s church—change lives through worship that touches minds and hearts in amazing ways! Thanks to KidsOwn Worship, preschool 30–60 minute sessions and elementary children experience worship through memorable songs and impactful Bible learning. It’s flexible, easy to plan and—most importantly—effective in helping kids grow a personal relationship with Jesus. KidsOwn Worship quarterly kit fits your kids’ church program no matter how many preschool and elementary kids show up! The Kit includes everything you need for a Children’s Church program that teaches incredible lessons about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in refreshing ways. Your leaders will feel like pros, thanks to the in-depth Children’s Church Leader Guide. Kid-cool crafts and activities are all in the box and incredible music is waiting for you on DVD and CD. This means all of the details of your program are taken care of, allowing you to focus on changing hearts through powerful worship time. While KidsOwn Worship can be used in conjunction with any Sunday school curriculum, it is one piece of the FaithWeaver family of resources. Use KidsOwn Worship in conjunction with FaithWeaver Sunday School and FaithWeaver Friends mid-week program and watch as families learn about the same important Bible Points together—allowing them to grow in faith as a family. In each KidsOwn Worship Children’s Church Kit, you get the Children’s Church Leader Guide full of flexible, prayer-packed 30- to 60-minute worship experiences outlined in a simple, applicable way; Memorable Sing-Along Songs from the FaithWeaver DVD that reinforce Bible Points and make worship exciting; Songs From FaithWeaver CD (all the songs you’ll need for an entire quarter), plus electronic files for use with graphic presentation software. Also includes an eye-opening PowerPoint Show; Children’s Church Video (DVD), including 2- to 3-minute interactive segments that will spark great discussions; plus the Preschool Skit Book full of 2- to 3-minute interactive segments to spark great discussions. Group Publishing. Kit FaithWeaver Worship DVD Songs from FaithWeaver CD Leader Guide Preschool Skit Book

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Ages 5–12

Ages 5–12

Liturgical; Lectionary-based

Quarterly; lectionary-based

Includes CD-ROM

20- to 40-minute sessions

Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship Sarah Lenton

Celebrate the Good News Children’s Chapel

One of the biggest challenges for worship leaders and educators is coming up with ideas for including children in worship. These books provide 60 outlines—more than a year’s worth of activities and ideas, complete with artwork and visual aids. The worship outlines include simple children’s liturgies and a complete lesson or story plan that harmonizes with what the adults are doing in church on the same day. Through fun ideas, children encounter a real aspect of the Christian faith, focused on a theme to be found in the Gospel reading of the day. Each outline includes a variety of options which make them workable with small and large groups of children or single groups of mixed ages. Illustrated throughout, the text and artwork appear on the accompanying CD-ROM in full color for downloading and printing or copying. All activities were developed and used in an Anglican parish (Church of England) over the last eight years by a professional educator, artist, and experienced children’s minister. Morehouse Education Resources.

Celebrate the Good News closely mirrors Sunday readings, offering children the same worshipping opportunities that are part of the larger assembly. It gives them the chance to proclaim the gospel, profess their faith, and pray together—in their own terms and on their own turf. Quarterly materials follow the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. Includes complete, easy preparation materials with a step-by-step plan, including each week’s gospel reading and background and prayer suggestions; hands-on activities that reinforce the gospel message and involve children in interactive ways; material for 20- to 40-minute sessions; and at-a-glance material lists each week. Order one per leader. Morehouse Education Resources. Each 846863019854 846863019878 846863019892 846863019915

Celebrate the Good News Liturgy of the Word with Children (Catholic Edition) Each $22.00 846863019861 Fall 2013 846863019885 Winter 2013–2014 846863019908 Spring 2014 846863019922 Summer 2014

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Children’s Church & Worship Celebrates the Christian Year

Grades 1–3

52 weeks; 35–60 minutes

13 sessions NEW Worship the Lord with Gladness God’s Children in Worship Rita B. Hayes

Around the Year in Children’s Church 52 Programs for Kids Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger

A brand-new resource designed to teach children about worship. Each lesson is based on a Scripture verse or passage that the children will examine in detail. Lessons include activities, games, drama, role-play, reproducibles, and music. Each lesson provides an opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned. In addition, there are take-home sheets explaining the lesson and providing parents ideas for reinforcing the lesson at home. Each of the thirteen lessons contains: • Bible Praise Notes: Children examine the Scripture for the day. • Learn to Worship: Activities, games, drama, role play, reproducible and music that help the children learn about the worship theme for the day. • We Worship God: Children put into practice what they have learned. • My Family Helps Me Worship: Take-home ideas for worship in the home and reinforcing the lesson. Abingdon Press. Coming June 2013.

Holy days and holidays, special times and ordinary time—the celebration of the Christian Year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives as Christians. Around the Year in Children’s Church is a resource created to help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year from the first Sunday of Advent through Kingdomtide. Each of 52 active, hands-on programs feature a simple Christian message related to the season of the Christian Year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included for those who want to extend children’s church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the book’s easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher. Abingdon Press. 9781426741470

$18.99

Leader’s Guide

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Children’s sermons

Leader’s Guide

45-minute service for ages 6–12 and families

Ages 3–8

Ages 3–7 45–60 minutes 52 weeks

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Moments of Wonder 52 Engaging Children’s Moments Mark Burrows

Children First Worshipping with the Family of God Mark Burrows

Engage children with moments of wonder! This book is full of lively and Scripture-filled children’s sermons that will WOW your children! These theme-based faith experiences will help pastors share God’s love and connect with young children ages 3–8. Ideal for children’s church. Enough material for an entire year! Abingdon Press.

A worship experience designed specifically for elementary-age children and their families. This resource offers an outline for a service that takes place the first Sunday of every month and usually lasts 45 minutes. Each service focuses on a particular theme, such as love, prayer, or thankfulness. Children will love the energy, the music, the interactive prayers, and Bible stories. Parents will love the relevant themes, the moments of quiet contemplation, and the teaching of some of the church’s cherished traditions. This helpful resource includes a CD-ROM featuring PowerPoint® files with music and words that can go along with the services. Abingdon Press.

9781426735981

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Book with CD-ROM 9781426707759

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Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church A Year’s Worth of Programs for Children Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger Active, hands-on programs ideal for busy leaders! Each weekly program features a simple Christian message, Bible verse, story, prayer, sharing time, singing time, snack, and a fun activity (game, craft, or activity). Additional activities included to extend children’s church to a full hour. Minimal supplies and set-up; easy-to-use format ideal for today’s busy teacher. Abingdon Press. Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church 9780687491650 $21.99

Also available: A Year’s Worth of Children’s Church 9780687026166 $21.99 Celebrating God’s World in Children’s Church 9780687055685 $21.99

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Children’s Topical Curriculum Mission resource for kids

Tales of the Defended Ones Beth Guckenberger Want a dynamic kids’ mission resource? Help your kids connect their lives with the stories of children around the world. Filled with fun activities, compelling stories, biblical teaching, and practical applications., the 6-session interactive leader’s guide will help you walk kids through difficult issues, including adoption, disabilities, child labor, and foster care—and lead them to find their own answers to these questions: How do I pray. What can I give? Where can I go? Who will I serve? Special features: interactive Bible story, Bible memory passage, two intro activity options, inspiring kid story, application activity, prayer time, family connect page, conversation cards, and discuss it cube. Standard Publishing. 9780784736982 9780784736975

Ages 9 and up 6 sessions

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Leader’s Guide CD-ROM Student Book

Comprehensive program to build faith

CrossTrainer Equipping Children to Change the World CrossTrainer, Ginghamsburg Church’s Core Discipleship Path (CDP) for children, includes seven core classes your church can offer at various times throughout each year to help children lay the foundation for faith that will last a lifetime. CrossTrainer is easy to teach and filled with fun, flexible lessons. Hands-on activities are sure to keep children active, challenged, and on track as they develop lifelong relationships with God and become followers of Jesus Christ.

Each unit includes a DVD with media pieces and a CD-ROM that includes the leader’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, weekly kid’s pieces, active games, and more. The kit contains all seven units. For more details, visit Cokesbury.com and search for keyword: CrossTrainer. Abingdon Press.

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Kit (one each of all 7 units) Young Believers: Becoming a Follower of Christ Uniquely You: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Kids on Mission Connections: The Power of Prayer God Provides iWitness: The Case for Sharing Faith Bible Boot Camp

6-week study

2–5 sessions

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This Bread and This Cup Episcopal Communion Instruction for Children Mary Lee Wile Flexible, user-friendly sessions are adaptable for small or large groups, multiage groups, and for 2–5 sessions. Leader’s Guide includes historical and theological background; materials lists; prayers and activities, Scripture stories; and reproducibles. The full-color, interactive children’s guidebook contains activities, prayers, definitions, and writing/drawing space. Morehouse Education Resources.

9781426730917 Leader Guide with CD-ROM $14.99 (Download and MP3 Music and Sound Effects Download also available. Visit Cokesbury.com.)

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Ages 6–9

This classic children’s study is freshly updated and now available both in print with CD-ROM and as a convenient download. This latest edition introduces the sacraments in an age-appropriate way. The study includes three lessons on baptism, and three lessons on Communion. Lessons will engage children with colorful PowerPoints and lively music and sound effects. Two storybooks serve as student pieces. Includes reproducibles. Abingdon Press.

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Touch the Water, Taste the Bread Exploring the Sacraments With Children Daphna Flegal

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Ages 8–11

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Leader’s Guide Child’s Book

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Vacation Bible School Everywhere Fun Fair VBS Come one, come all to a fun and memorable VBS! At Cokesbury’s Everywhere Fun Fair, children will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming friends from the Bible, and reach out to their neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Each day they will encounter ways to love and serve God and be a neighbor to the world as they enjoy activities and experiences that demonstrate God’s welcoming love to everyone!

Includes samples of essential VBS resources For preschool to adults 5 sessions

The Starter Kit offers everything you need to kick off Everywhere Fun Fair, packaged in a fun, reusable drawstring backpack: • Director; Preschool/Kindergarten Leader; and Leader Guides for Bible Storyteller, Music, Crafts, Discovery Time, Assembly, Recreation, and Decorating, Mission, Snack, and Reflection Time • Sample copy of three age-level Student Books: Preschool/Kindergarten, Younger Elementary, and Older Elementary • Complete Music CD with PowerPoint slides and 2 new preschool songs • Samples of publicity and craft materials Cokesbury. $89.99

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Hip-Hop Hope VBS Did you know that the originating goal of hip-hop was “Love, Peace, Unity, and Having Fun!”? Hip-Hop Hope offers Jesus as the ultimate DJ, scratching out songs of hope. He is the daring b-boy who dances through history bringing salvation. Through the lessons, music, crafts, skits, games, and moves of this Bible-based curriculum, Jesus’ words will splash pictures in the minds and hearts of participants, giving them the chance to accept Jesus as the MC of their lives!

Includes samples of essential VBS resources For toddlers to adults 5 sessions

This kit offers everything you need to get started! • Worship DVD with intro video, music videos, movement instructionals and demonstrations, liturgical dance video, and a mini-documentary • Guides for Leaders: Director’s Manual; Preschool/Kindergarten, Younger & Older Elementary Bible Story Leaders; Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, and Heritage/Drama Leader; Recipe Guide; and Outreach/Followup Leader • Student Book samples: Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3–5), Younger Elementary (Grades 1–3), Older Elementary (Grades 4–6), and Teen • Music CD • Samples of exciting publicity and craft materials

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Children’s Bible Resources When children receive their first Bible, they are naturally enthusiastic and curious about their new book—so it is an ideal time to lay the foundation for the special importance the Bible will have in their lives. These two great resources coordinate with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and, used with it, encourage children to take an interest in the Bible. Abingdon Press.

8 sessions Ages 8–10

Learning to Use My Bible A Study for Children Ages 7–10, Common English Bible Version Uses fun, hands-on activities, maps, games, and charts to introduce Bible skills and prepare children for their lifelong faith journey. The Teacher’s Guide offers eight exciting sessions plus reproducible student activities. The Class Pak provides activities and games for the 8 sessions and is used alongside the Teacher’s Guide and the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. 9781426744235 843504027872

$19.99 $14.99

Teacher’s Guide Class Pak

Finding Your Way Through the Bible A Self-Instruction Book for Elementary Boys and Girls, Common English Bible Version This self-instruction book was written to help children ages 7–10 become familiar with their CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and learn how to use it at their own speed, at home or in the classroom. 9781426744228

$6.49

Student Book

FREE RESOURCE!

The Celebration of the Bible Barbara Bruce Teacher’s guide for activities for continued Bible learning. Available as a download on Cokesbury.com.

Enhances any Bible study program

Fun way to learn Bible verses CEB translation

For all ages

Ages 3–12

Sign and Say 36 Bible Verses for Children A resource for teaching favorite Bible verses using signs from American Sign Language. The volume features verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, Common English Bible translation. For ages 3–12. Abingdon Press.

Bible Timeline An Illustrated Timeline of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426

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Children’s Bibles

KIDS TODAY HAVE

BIG QUESTIONS

An easy-to-read translation Fun graphics and features designed especially for kids! Ages 7–12

AND THE CEB DEEP BLUE KIDS BIBLE HAS BIG ANSWERS.

EASY TO NAVIGATE. BUILT TO CAPTIVATE. Kids will want to join the daring crew of Asia, Kat, and Edgar as they explore the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible Bible. These 3-D characters help children discover the Bible’s message through engaging four-color art, interactive call-outs, and the complete text of the Common English Bible.

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Children’s Bibles & Bible Resources NRSV

CEB

Ages 8–12

Birth and up

Children’s NRSV Bibles Ideal for promotions. For ages 8–12. Includes Old and New Testament texts, glossary, ageappropriate explanations, 24 pages of full-color maps and artwork, book introductions, and presentation page. Abingdon Press.

Blue/Green Edition 9780687054008 Gift & Award Edition 9780687332458

Hardcover

$26.00; $16.38

Simulated Leather

$23.00; $14.49

Holy Bible Baby New Testament

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These pocket-sized Common English Bible gift editions feature the complete text of the New Testament, presentation pages, “Treasured Scripture Selections for Tiny Hearts,” and “Prayers and Blessings for Children.” Common English Bible.

Discovering Together Joyce Brown An ideal booklet to give to parents when children receive the Children’s NRSV Bible. Explains the icons and study helps in the Bible, and offers ideas for family Bible study time. For ages 7–10. Abingdon Press. 9780687491865

Each, $7.00; $2.99 9781609260040 9781609260033

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Booklet

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Bible fun

Interactive Bible learning

NIV

NLT

Ages 9–12

Ages 6–12 Hands-on Bible NLT, Revised

NIV Adventure Bible, Revised

Experience the fun! Live the truth! The Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences inviting kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and do God’s Word! Includes 102 Hands-On Bible Experiences, 52 Key Verse Activities, 31 Bible Hero Biographies, 16 Bible Bonanza Experiences, 82 Jesus Connections, 66 Bible Book Introductions, 69 Fun Facts, a Where to Turn When I’m... index, kid-friendly Q&A, and charts and maps. For ages 6–12. Tyndale House Publishing. 9781414337692 9781414337685

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The Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. Includes: Life in Bible Times; Words to Treasure; Did You Know?; People in Bible Times; Live It; twenty full-color pages—games, a scavenger hunt, and other Bible fun, with a jungle safari theme; book introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible; dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words; color map section to help locate places in the Bible; and complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Zonderkidz.

$19.99; $13.39 $24.99; $16.74

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Children’s Bible Resources A school year’s worth of material

44-session kit w/DVD-ROM Ages 4–7

Ages 5–12

The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Every Story Whispers His Name

Bible Black Belts Scripture with a Kick Mark Burrows

Invite children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too. 44 complete lessons including easy-to-use teacher instructions, story background material, and engaging activities for children, as well as a take-home note for parents. The curriculum kit includes a DVD-ROM with printable teaching material and student handouts, one hardcover Jesus Storybook Bible, and three audio CDs. Zondervan. 9780310684350 9780310708254

Kit with DVD-ROM Jesus Storybook Bible, Hardcover

Help familiarize children ages 5–12 with the Bible, giving them a solid foundation for a lifetime of faith. Up to nine months of material, each featuring a different colored belt that focuses on one main passage of Scripture and a related activity, such as a game, reflection, movement, or rhythm. Ideal for Sunday school, Wednesday evening, choir, spring break, or summer. Abingdon Press.

$129.99 $16.99

9781426730924

$13.99

Book

13 lessons teach basic Bible truths

Bible tools on CD Ages 6–12

Ages 6–12 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Kids About God

Bible Tools for Kids Introducing a new way to help elementary children learn how to use the Bible! Bible Tools for Kids are completely digital, reproducible, and customizable Bible tools that engage children in learning Bible study skills that help them understand the big picture of God’s plan as it is laid out in his Word. Standard Publishing.

Children’s ministry leaders everywhere desire to teach kids the foundational truths of the Christian faith. These lessons, designed for upper-elementary kids, are solid, Bible-packed experiences that draw children closer to Jesus and prepare them for a lifetime of spiritual maturity. Each lesson includes: Lesson at glance, Opener, Scripture, Foundations, Relational applications, and Closing prayer. Not only does this resource give kids a solid understanding of their faith, but it also helps equip teachers to tackle the tough questions that inevitably arise. Group Publishing. 9780764470660

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Dictionary & Bible Skills Activities CD Maps & Charts CD Time Line & Activities CD

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52 Bible skits

Bible skill builders

Ages 6–12

Ages 6–12

The Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children’s Ministry Basic Bible Skills Active Skill-Builders for Exploring God’s Word Susan Lingo

52 upbeat skits connect kids with the Bible as they act out favorite Bible stories. Reproducible scripts—simply copy and hand out! Skits are three minutes or less, and offer a part for everyone, both readers and nonreaders. Bonus CD is packed with background sound effects for each skit. Staging instructions help you naturally choreograph movements with story. Narrator role is designed for leader, for easy production and prompting. No props, just fun action. Indexed by topic and Bible character. Group Publishing. 9780764430831

Book with CD

This book is full of active Bible skill builders (Scripture safaris, journaling, puzzles, mazes, cooking) and study tools (a concordance, Bible dictionary, atlas, commentaries) for helping elementary kids learn and apply God’s Word. Standard Publishing. 9780784716052

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Children’s Advent & Christmas Interactive

Ages preschool–older elementary

Ages 4–10

6 sessions

NEW Finding Bethlehem A Child’s Activity Book for Christmas Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko

A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Just Like Jesus, Children’s Study Mike Slaughter

Your child will enjoying hearing the story of Jesus’ birth based on the Gospel of Luke as they search for Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph, and the shepherds. Includes a maze and an Advent calendar with stickers to use throughout the season. The perfect gift for every child ages 4–10 in your congregation. The children’s study contains five lessons that delve into the Luke account of Jesus birth through an adventure to find Bethlehem. The guide is simple to use, and includes reproducible activities. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426769061

$1.59

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Share this fun and inspiring study with children during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help children discover the broader meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy could ever bring. This Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for preschool, younger children, and older children, including reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press.

$15.99; $10.07

Children’s Leader

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For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129).

Children’s Study Edition

For additional age level studies of A Different Kind of Christmas, see the Churchwide section (page 128).

Hands-on with music

Ages 4–12

Large group/small group

6 sessions Adam Hamilton’s The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem for Children Daphna Flegal

4 sessions or one-day event The Christmas Shoppe An Advent Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner

Help children gain a deeper understanding of Christ’s birth. This 5-week study for ages 4–12 is part of Hamilton’s historical-biblical travelogue series The Journey, in which he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem retracing Mary and Joseph’s journey. It looks at some of the stories surrounding Christ’s birth and helps children discover the real meaning of Christmas. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press.

At The Christmas Shoppe children explore the story and the symbols of Jesus’ birth, peruse the Bible, create symbols of Advent as special gifts (manger, star, angel, and shepherd’s staff), and prepare to be part of the presentation of the Christmas story. Included is an intergenerational worship model that includes the presentation of the Christmas story and suggestions for making The Christmas Shoppe a one-day event. Abingdon Press. 9781426742958

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Book and CD-ROM

9781426728570

Children’s Study Edition

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On the Way to Bethlehem

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What We Do in Advent An Anglican Kids’ Activity Book Anne E. Kitch; illustrated by Dorthy Thompson Perez This fun-filled activity book shows kids how to make an Advent wreath, help Mary and Joseph find their way to Bethlehem, and count the gifts the magi bring to the Christ Child. Filled with mazes, crossword puzzles, connect-the-dots, and word searches. Ages 4–7. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819221957

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The Advent Jesse Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas Dean Lambert Smith This book offers 25 devotions, each paired with a symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus, such as a lamb, a star, and more. Children and parents can use the line art printed with each devotion to craft meaningful ornaments. On Christmas Day, your tree will be filled with reminders of the stories of Christ’s birth. For all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426712104

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Happy Christmas Day! Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp This beautifully illustrated board book celebrates the magic and wonder of Christmas Day. As kids play with and read this sturdy board book, they will encounter different parts of the nativity, including Mary and Joseph, the animals, and the baby Jesus. The perfect Christmas gift for the children in your church! Ages 18 months to 2 years. Abingdon Press. 9781426751400

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Children’s Lent & Easter Part of a churchwide study Ages 4–8 7 sessions

Also available:

Reproducibles

The Way to Easter Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko

NEW

Adam’s Hamilton’s The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus Join Adam Hamilton as he follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. Includes historical and archaeological information, and onsite videos from the biblical land. Abingdon Press. 9781426752551

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Children’s Leader Guide

For additional age level studies of The Way, see the Churchwide section (page 127).

Ages 4–8 and 9–12

7 sessions or one-day event

7 sessions

Intergenerational options The Easter Garden A Lenten Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner The Easter Garden is a special place where you come to explore the story, the symbols of Holy Week, and the Bible, making symbols of Lent as special gifts, and preparing for a presentation of the story of Easter. Features an intergenerational worship that includes the presentation of the Easter story and suggestions for making The Easter Garden a one-day event. Abingdon Press.

For Older Children (Ages 9–12) Marcia Stoner

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Age-appropriate 7-week study about the final week of Jesus’ life. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press.

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Part of a churchwide study

Adam’s Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World Studies for Children

For Younger Children (Ages 4–8) Daphna Flegal

Follow the footsteps of Jesus as he travels from his baptism in the Jordan River to the garden tomb in Jerusalem. Listen to Gospel stories that show us what Jesus did and who Jesus was—God’s Son. Contains 4-color activity pages and stickers. Affordable enough to purchase one for each child in your congregation. Ages 4–10. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2014.

9781426714313

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For additional age level studies of 24 Hours That Changed the World, see the Churchwide section (page 127).

Ideal for Sunday school

The Lenten Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for Christ’s Death and His Resurrection Dean Lambert Smith

18 months–2 yrs. Happy Easter Day Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp Parents and preschool teachers will love this fun and colorful board book that shares an important story of the Christian faith. Through simple and beautiful illustrations, Happy Easter Day introduces preschoolers to this very special holiday and the news that Jesus is alive! Abingdon Press. 9781426751417

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The Lenten Tree contains Lenten devotions for children and adults. It also includes questions, prayers, a memory verse, and songs. Abingdon Press. 9780687062799

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What Is Lent? is like a worship tutor for kids. It’s part of a multi-topic, introductory booklet series to the essential elements of worship for ages 9 to 12. By working through the fun activities, puzzles, and games, pre-teens will learn the basic fundamentals of the church seasons...including the season of Lent. Its convenient size fits nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Abingdon Press. 9781426708480

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Children’s Teacher Resources Earth-friendly crafts

Activities to teach children about faith

Ages 6–8

It Is Easy Being Green! 60 Bible Stories and Crafts with the Earth in Mind LeeDell Stickler More than a whole year of Sunday school teaching in one book! Features 60 simple “green” craft projects that children will enjoy making while learning about the Bible and building their faith. Includes reproducible pages that give clear, step-by-step instructions and a “green” materials list for teachers! A hands-on, fun way of bringing God’s Word to children. For ages 6–8. Abingdon Press. 9781426716058

$19.99; $12.59

13 lessons for holidays Ages 3–12

Ages 3–10

Seasonal Specials for Children’s Ministry All-New Ideas for 13 Holidays

God Talk 52 Fun Activities to Teach Children Rita B. Hayes This easy-to-use guide for adults working with children ages 3–10 focuses on how to live a life of faith in the world today. Activities center on a Scripture that engages the children’s senses and that they can read and memorize. Ideal supplement for Sunday school or children’s worship. Activities may be adapted to include preschool children. Includes reproducible pages. Abingdon Press. $12.99; $8.18

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Full of fun and practical ideas for all the major holidays, this book interactively connects kids to Jesus through the year’s celebrations we enjoy. For preschool–6th grade, Seasonal Specials covers 13 holidays, each with step-bystep instructions for crafts, snacks, devotions, games, songs, skits, service projects, plus more! Help kids make a Christian connection to their favorite holidays: New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Palm Sunday, Easter, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Group Publishing. 9780764479915

Looking for a resource that adds more Bible fun and learning? These Big Books are packed full of materials that help children explore the Bible. Choose from activity pages, lessons for crafty kids, read-aloud stories, or preschool puzzles. These titles will complement any Sunday school curriculum. Gospel Light.

$24.99; $16.74

Bible-based activities Reproducible Books include CD-ROM

Big Book of Bible Story Activity Pages #2 Help kids connect with the Bible. 9780830752263 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09

Big Book of Bible Lessons for Crafty Kids

Big Book of Read-Aloud Stories #1

Big Book of Preschool Puzzles #2

52 lessons for grades 1 through 6.

Stories with reproducible activities.

156 Fun-to-Do Bible Puzzles (reproducible)

9780830744008 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09

9780830751044 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09

9780830752270 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09

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Children’s Teacher Resources Understanding digital media and today’s kids For children’s leaders NEW iKids Children in the Digital Age Craig Kennet Miller

Safe Sanctuaries Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth Joy Thornburg Melton

Children, parents, and grandparents live in the midst of a cultural generation gap fueled by kids’ access to digital media on iPads, smartphones, and game systems which are shaping their beliefs and values. iKids will help you navigate the world of digital children and ask the tough questions adults and the church needs to face as they raise a new generation of children. Ideal for pastors, parents, children’s ministry staff, and Sunday school teachers. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2014.

Offers tools to train leaders of the church to keep children and youth safe. This volume is updated to include information on the growing concern around the Internet and predators as well as a new section on vulnerable adults. Discipleship Resources. 9780881775433 9780881774153 9780881775600 9780881776133

10th Anniversary Edition For Children and Youth DVD For Ministers For Older Adults

Children’s Special Needs

$25.00; $16.75 $27.00; $18.09 $15.00; $10.05 $25.00; $16.75

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Book

Welcome all God’s children into your church. Cokesbury offers resources for teachers of children with physical and/or mental challenges. Visit Cokesbury.com or call 800-251-8591.

Understanding different types of disabilities

Guidelines for special needs ministry

For children’s leaders

For children’s leaders

Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities Revised Edition Barbara J. Newman

Special Needs Ministry for Children Creating a Welcoming Place for Families Whose Children Have Special Needs Pat Verbal, editor

Help kids and their leaders welcome and include kids who have disabilities. This revised edition contains a wealth of helpful information for understanding disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder; ADHD; behavioral challenges; hearing, visual, and speech/language impairments; intellectual disabilities; physical disabilities; learning disabilities; and severe or multiple disabilities. Includes guidelines and forms, lesson plans for presenting information on each area of disability, fact sheets for adult leaders, and more. Helpful for anyone who works with children. Faith Alive Resources. 9781592557509

There’s perhaps no better way to share and receive God’s love than through a special needs ministry to children. Do you know how these kids—and their parents—feel welcome in your church? This practical, insightful book will guide you. Packed with case studies and personal stories from recognized experts in this ministry field, you’ll learn the best ways to reach the most overlooked group of people in your community; how to launch a special needs ministry in your church; what families with children who have special needs really need from you; and much more! Group Publishing.

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Lesson plans for classes of children with intellectual disabilities

Bridges If your congregation includes children or adults with intellectual disabilities and you wish to have a dedicated classroom to serve their special needs, Bridges can help. This classic quarterly curriculum resource, formerly available in print, is now offered as a download. Designed specifically for persons diagnosed with mental retardation, Bridges teaches familiar Bible stories and includes simple activities to help students learn in a nurturing and respectful environment. Material can be adapted to fit current recommendations. 13 sessions per quarter. Cokesbury.

A how-to guide to integrate children and youth with special needs into church programs and activities, including worship. With specific suggestions, samples, and processes for adapting curricula and training volunteers. Morehouse Publishing. Book

$18.99; $12.72

Available as a download

Child by Child Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Their Families Susan Richardson

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TWEEN/YOUTH MINISTRY 41–46 Sunday School 47

Downloadable Studies

47–48 Bible Studies 49

Small-Group Studies

50–52 Confirmation 53

Seasonal Studies

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Teacher Resources

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Bibles & Prayer

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Tween Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! On the Go for Tweens

Contemporary content speaks to today’s kids

The tween years are an important time in faith development. On the Go provides contemporary resources that engage tweens and build community while emphasizing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Leader’s Guide includes complete lesson plans—all you need to lead and inspire tweens and help them live their faith. On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens is slick and splashy; the colorful 24-page tween magazine engages young people with timely, thought-provoking articles. The annual teaching kit includes: one Fall Leader’s Guide, one Fall On the Go Student Magazine, annual posters, and the annual Tween Leader’s CD-ROM. The large, colorful, easy-to-use posters (24" x 36") bring the sessions to life while the CD-ROM includes materials and reproducibles that enhance discovery and application. Abingdon Press.

See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens

FALL 2013 9781426768583 9781426768590 9781426768606

WINTER 2013–14 9781426768637 9781426768651 9781426768668

Also available: On the Go: Annual Teaching Kit

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Ages 11–12 13 sessions per quarter 1-year Bible survey

SPRING 2014 9781426768675 9781426768682 9781426768699

Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best. Learning Lab is brimming with the tools you need to lead a successful Sunday school class, including creative gizmos that help kids experience God’s Word. Learning Labs include kid-tested Bible Discovery Paks, lively gizmos, CD with music and sound effects, and unique sensory teaching tools. Everything you need to connect kids to Jesus—in fun, unforgettable ways! Group Publishing.

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Hands-On Bible Curriculum.

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School.

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WINTER 2013–14 9781470701796 9781470701673 9781470701734

SPRING 2014 9781470703400 9781470703288 9781470703349

Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter

SUMMER 2014 9781470705022 9781470704902 9781470704964

PRICE $28.99 $74.99 $9.99

Gospel Light Sunday School The Edge

Bible to Life

Gospel Light’s proven preteen course will challenge and inspire kids with God’s Love and biblical truth and bring it home in a way that helps them relate to their everyday life. The Preteen Quarterly Kit has everything you need for one teacher and 10 students in one convenient box. The Kit includes: 1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Edge Poster Pack, 1 Sonic Edge CD Year 2, 10 copies Student Guides, and 10 copies Get the Edge Comics (Take-Home Papers). Gospel Light.

Small group

Kit Teacher Guide Visual Edge Poster Pack Student Guide Get the Edges Comics

FALL 2013 9780830761494 9780830735891 9780830735907 9780830735914 9780830735884

WINTER 2013–14 9780830761593 9780830735921 9780830735938 9780830735945 9780830735969

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Active learning

Hands-on Bible

Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM

SUMMER 2014 9781426768705 9781426768712 9781426768729

Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6

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Tween Sunday School Life application focus HeartShaper With HeartShaper, tweens will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-specific or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable files, teacher resources). Standard Publishing.

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for HeartShaper Curriculum.

Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Take-Home Papers (Pack of 5)

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Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for 5th and 6th graders. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Tweens get to choose the activities, so they are never bored! Each quarter, tweens learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes students and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. They will know God and feel God’s love like never before. Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing.

Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD

FALL 2013 9780764498664 Amazing Grace 9780764498763 9780764498718

WINTER 2013–14 9781470701062 Where in the World is Jesus? 9781470701161 9781470701116

Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter

SUMMER 2014 PRICE 9780784743393 $28.99 9780784743409 $7.99 9780784743416 $16.49 9780784743423 $4.25 9780784743430 $18.49

Buzz

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Buzz Curriculum.

Adaptable format

SPRING 2014 9781470704025 Raiders of the Lost Tomb 9781470704124 9781470704070

Engaging and imaginative Quarterly kits Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157.

SUMMER 2014 9781470705206 Outta Here! 9781470705305 9781470705251

PRICE $109.99 $2.99 $7.99

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Aids spiritual formation

Explore A Discipleship Series for Preteens Colleen Derr

Small-group or individual

Explore provides opportunities for small-group relational discipleship that is biblically based and instrumental for spiritual formation to help ground preteens in their faith. Explore establishes routines that will move them forward in their journey and prepare them to face a world desperately in need of the Savior. Explore consists of eight books of 6-week discipleship studies. Each book culminates in a milestone celebration to encourage and recognize spiritual growth. The Leader’s Guides contain materials to lead small-group or individual discipleship lessons based on student books. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898274189 9780898274110 9780898274158 9780898274196 9780898274165 9780898274172 9780898275896 9780898275919 9780898275926 9780898275902 9780898275933 9780898274158

Leader’s Guide for Student Books 1 & 2 Student Book 1: Uncover the Truth about God Student Book 2: Discover Your Place in God’s Plan Leader’s Guide for Student Books 3 & 4 Student Book 3: Experience God’s Power in You Student Book 4: Encounter Your Mission for God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 5 & 6 Student Book 5: Investigate God’s Word for Yourself Student Book 6: Link Your Life to God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 7 & 8 Student Book 7: Unearth God’s Image in You Student Book 8: Represent the Evidence for God

Preteens 6 weeks

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Tween Sunday School Preteens’ toughest questions; the Bible’s smartest answers!

Grapple Preteens need the truth. Grapple helps them find it in God’s Word. Based on real questions asked by real 10- to 12-year-olds—Grapple is a fun and fearless way to search the Bible for answers and build a solid faith foundation. Turn their awkward years into awesome years and discover God’s truth together. Each Grapple Pak includes: Grapple Guide with leader instructions for 12 irresistible Bible studies that encourage kids to explore the truth with their heads and their hearts; 3 thought-provoking videos to get your preteens thinking and talking, plus 3 countdown videos, all on one DVD; 12 reproducible, customizable lessons based on three quarterly themes; and 12 Grapple Dares that challenge kids to apply what they’ve learned. Group Publishing.

Traditional classroom, large & small groups Online component Grades 4–6 Quarterly; 45–90 minutes per session 2-year scope & sequence

GRAPPLE PAKS 9781470704483

$69.99; $55.99

Vol. 3 Coming December 2013. 9781470704698 $69.99; $55.99

Vol. 2 Coming October 2013. 9781470704476

$69.99; $55.99

Vol. 4 Coming March 2014.

Vol. 1 Coming June 2013.

Interactive

Easy to lead

Easy to understand

Grades 6–8

Multiple settings

Dwell Dive Challenge children to use their imaginations when reading God’s Story. Dwell approaches the whole Bible in a way that ignites the imagination and engages kids on a deeper level, breaking through their busy minds and producing moments of awe. By learning how people in the Bible must have felt and experienced things, kids can step into the Story. This promotes both long-term retention and deeper understanding. There aren’t a ton of supplies to gather or dramas to memorize. The story drives the weekly lessons. The sixsession units for grades 6–8 are easy to lead and full of great content to get young teens thinking and talking about faith. Use them to help your group explore and express their faith. Order one Student Book per participant. It is not required but suggested that each leader also have a Student Book in addition to a Leader Guide. Faith Alive Resources.

Ages 9–12 What Is...? Series The series that gives faith answers through interactive puzzles and games. Helps older children ages 9–12 understand and learn about essential elements of worship. Through working the fun, challenging puzzles and games, children will become familiar with each particular element. Its convenient size fits nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Great for Sunday school or midweek programs. Abingdon Press. Each $2.00 9781426742118 9781426708480 9781426717048 9781426706776 9780687492589 9780687493272 9780687493371

What Is the Trinity? What Is Lent? What Is Pentecost? What Is Advent? What Is a Christian? What Is Baptism? What Is Communion?

9780687493173 9780687493470 9780687647316

What Is the Apostles’ Creed? What Is the Lord’s Prayer? What Is a United Methodist?

What Do I Do When Things Fall Apart? 9781592556472 Year 1 Unit 1, Student Book 9781592556489 Year 1 Unit 1, Leader Guide

6 sessions

6 sessions

Created By God Tweens, Faith, and Human Sexuality James H. Ritchie

Who Is Jesus? A Six-Week Study for Tweens Carol McDonough and Marcia Stoner

This resource helps 5th–6th graders understand human sexuality in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner. They’ll learn not only what’s happening to them physically, emotionally, and sexually, but also that sexual decisions are spiritual decisions. The Leader’s Guide CD-ROM gives you tools to train your leaders, plan and present the program, PowerPoint slides, outlines, reproducibles, plus a 20-minute DVD Assistant with samples of leader modeling and a parent session, and live workshop video segments. Abingdon Press. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM DVD Assistant Student Guide Parent Guide

An introduction to Jesus Christ for new Christians and unchurched tweens that helps tweens learn more about Jesus and what he taught, and gives a deeper look at Jesus for those who have little or no Sunday school background. Features include a short-term study for new Chrisitans and for Christian tweens needing an overview before Confirmation. Leader’s guide with reproducibles has easy-to-use format with many different learning styles making teaching fun and easy. Adaptable for retreats, Wednesday nights, day camps, and other difficult to resource settings. A two-part short-term study with 6 sessions. Extra teaching helps are in the back of the book. Abingdon Press.

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9780687658008

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Bible-based approach

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Youth Sunday School

Culturally relevant to youth Hands-on activities Grades 7–12

Meet the Sunday school curriculum that will make a lasting impression

Quarterly kit & components

Encounter Multimedia Resources for Teachers and Teens How can teens meet with God face to face? Teens need to experience God actively, firsthand—in a way that relates to their lifestyle and how they communicate. Encounter™ brings teens the message of the Bible and relates spiritual truths to the world around them. Every week, Encounter provides a complete, four-step lesson plan. Each step contains two options, allowing teachers to choose the activities for their teens. Options include “hands-on” activities like drama, art, and games, as well as intellectually engaging research, reporting, and discussion. Student pages from the student books and video, audio, and posters from the resource packet equip teachers to easily lead activities while engaging students to participate fully. Order one student book per participant. The Resource Packet contains an enhanced CD-ROM which includes posters, audio skits, video, and more lesson-driven teaching tools. The Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes one quarterly resource of each: Teacher Book, Student Book, Resource Packet, and one 13-week set of Encounter—The Magazine take-home pages. Order one per classroom. Order additional copies of the 13-week Encounter—The Magazine for students, available in sets of 5. Standard Publishing.

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HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9–12 Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resource Packet Student

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Youth Sunday School

Teach teens the entire Bible in 6 years using our best-selling Sunday school study for teens! Quarterly components Grades 7–12

Bible Lessons for Youth Bible Lessons for Youth is a comprehensive 6-year Bible-to-life application curriculum that applies the Bible to real-life issues teens face. Its teacher-friendly format is built around a step-bystep sequence with thought-provoking activities designed to help youth understand Scripture and apply it to their individual experiences.

CEB translations

Bible lessons are printed in the CEB translation and are coordinated with the Uniform Lesson Series. Contains options for younger and older youth.

See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Bible Lessons for Youth monthly Scripture focus.

Downloadable Leader’s Guide option

Leader’s Guides feature a facsimile of each page from the Student Book and step-by-step teaching plans for easy planning. Student Books have actual Scripture verses (in case students don’t have their Bibles handy), plus reflections on how the Scripture relates to their lives, and activities to engage their interest. Abingdon Press. FALL 2013 WINTER 2013–14 Student Book 9781426769948 9781426767401 Leader’s Guide, print 9781426769955 9781426767418 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426773495 9781426773501 Theme Faith God: Jesus Christ also available, visit Cokesbury.com) (Leader Guide

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SPRING 2014 9781426769023 9781426769030 9781426769047 Hope

SUMMER 2014 9781426773518 9781426773525 9781426773532 Worship

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Youth Sunday School Comprehensive 6-year program

Life shaping. Faith forming. Building the foundation of a life of faith.

Choice of two lesson plans Two 16-week semesters

Don’t waste your Sunday opportunity! Claim the Life’s comprehensive Sunday school curriculum follows youth for the six years that span confirmation through graduation. The annual themes are Journey, Word, and Faith for younger youth; Promise, Story, and Call for older youth. Lessons begin with Tending, an intentional ritual that helps youth develop closer relationships through tending to one another and tending to God at work in their lives and the world. The planned Teaching content is focused on one word (or phrase) that is significant to the Christian faith (Commitment, Suffering, Simplicity, Blessing, Peace, Abundant Life, for example). Lessons conclude with Sending, an intentional ritual that helps youth create SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Revealed, and Time-Limited), ways in which they will practice some element of being a disciple.

Visit ClaimtheLife.com to view interactive learning plan, sample pages, and to watch a promo video. Preview related videos below at ClaimtheLife.com/VeracityVideo and ClaimtheLife.com/ggt.

Teachers will be able to choose a lesson plan that suits them from the two provided. In addition, they have access to images, additional activities, training, denominationally specific material, additional background, and links to music from the CD-ROM/website. Plus, classes have the benefit of being able to use the video material from the related DVD Discussion Starters, Veracity Video Vignettes and Good God Theater, below. Abingdon Press. For Younger Youth—Middle/Junior High (Grades 7–9):

For Older Youth—Senior High (Grades 10–12):

YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1, JOURNEY 9780687642342 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642649 Student Bookzine YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2, JOURNEY 9780687641642 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641741 Student Bookzine YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1, WORD 9780687641246 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641345 Student Bookzine YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2, WORD 9780687643639 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643738 Student Bookzine YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1, FAITH 9780687643233 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643332 Student Bookzine YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2, FAITH 9780687642731 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642830 Student Bookzine

Discussion starters for youth

YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1, PROMISE 9780687641840 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641949 Student Bookzine YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2, PROMISE 9780687641543 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641444 Student Bookzine YEAR 5, SEMESTER 1, STORY 9780687643837 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643936 Student Bookzine YEAR 5, SEMESTER 2, STORY 9780687643431 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643530 Student Bookzine YEAR 6, SEMESTER 1, CALL 9780687642939 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643134 Student Bookzine YEAR 6, SEMESTER 2, CALL 9780687642533 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642632 Student Bookzine

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Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7

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Junior high/middle school (grades 7–9)

Great for youth of all ages Good God Theater Ted & Company TheaterWorks A comedy and drama approach that helps youth understand the Bible as a cohesive story. Each of the two DVDs (Acts I and II ) contains 16 video stories and is 4–10 minutes long. Includes a discussion guide for leaders with each DVD. Abingdon Press.

A cutting-edge DVD series that engages youth to look deeper into Scripture to find truth. Each DVD contains five short videos that mix dramatic stories, documentaries, comedy skits, interviews, and music by popular Christian artists, plus a leader guide with theme-based discussion starters. Use as group discussion starters or worship sermon illustrations. Abingdon Press. 9780687643370 9780687465125 9780687465224 9780687464821

$19.99 $7.99

Use with Claim the Life or as a standalone

Veracity Video Vignettes Life...Faith...Discuss

$23.99 Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3

$19.99 $7.99

Use with Claim the Life or as a standalone

16-week semester

Each DVD 9780687643479 9780687643578 9780687643677

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9780687467518 Volume 8 9780687467419 Volume 9 9780687467310 Volume 10

Each DVD $41.99* 9780687467013 Act 1: Old Testament 9780687467211 Act 2: New Testament

*While supplies last.

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Youth Downloadable Studies

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Current topics for younger & older teens

LinC (Living in Christ) Youth Connecting Faith and Life For topical Bible-based lessons tied to what teens are talking about, you need LinC—freshly prepared electronic curriculum that you receive by email or download each week, linking a Bible lesson to the current issues and events that are relevant right now. Subscribe today and LinC will be emailed to you for only $9.00 a week. Download single weekly issues for only $9.00 each from Cokesbury.com.

Download lessons (or have them emailed) Weekly subscription Reproducible

Each LinC lesson includes Bible texts, study, commentary, tailored lesson versions for younger/older teens, life application activities, questions for discussion, and “Youth Pages” (weekly reproducible teen handouts). New LinC lessons are available with just-in-time email delivery to your inbox. Cokesbury.

Episcopal curriculum Download only Ages 12–14 3-year scope & sequence

Weaving God’s Promises for Youth Weaving Our Faith Doris Ash Weaving God’s Promises for Youth (WGPY) is a three-year, downloadable, Episcopal curriculum for middle school students ages 12–14. This is a pay-and-download item. WGPY is based on Weaving God’s Promises for children. Activities and stories are age-appropriate for middle schoolers. Year One is Weaving Our Faith and its theme is God loves us and stays with us, no matter what, to bring us back to God. Weaving Our Faith focuses on the gospel of Matthew. Morehouse Education Publishers. Available only at Cokesbury.com. YEAR ONE (DOWNLOAD ONLY) 846863018901 Attendance Under 50 846863018918 Attendance 50–99 846863018925 Attendance 100–149 846863018932 Attendance 150–199 846863018949 Attendance 200–299 846863018956 Attendance 300–499 846863018963 Attendance 500+

$99.00 $109.00 $149.00 $179.00 $219.00 $299.00 $369.00

For Weaving God’s Promises resources for Ages 3–11, see the Children’s section (page 22).

Youth Bible Studies Who, Me? This Bible study series for youth groups explores the lives of biblical characters, highlighting God’s faithfulness and the extraordinary ways God calls and uses ordinary people to carry out God’s mission in the world. Each CD includes printable leader resources and student handouts. FaithAlive Resouces. Studies include:

Mary was called to more than just motherhood and her story shows us the many ways we can be used to fulfill God’s purposes throughout our lives. $14.99

CD, 4 sessions

From fair-weather follower to a founder of the church, Peter and his story show God’s grace working through our doubts and denials to form us into disciples of Christ. 9781592557547

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Jonah Running from God Sara Leo Each of us has a story to tell, but not everyone ends up in the belly of a fish. The story of Jonah’s interaction with God helps us explore the themes of God’s will, prayer, repentance, and grace. 9781592557516

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Peter Rocked by God Chris Theule-VanDam

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4–6 sessions each

Joseph God’s Messy, Complicated Perfect Plan Jeremy Kamper

Mary Surprised by God Sara Leo

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Youth Bible Studies Studies for Junior High students

NEW

Small-group

Bible Stuff 5 Weeks of Small-Group Video Curriculum

DVD video-based

The Bible Stuff series digs into the Bible and puts a practical, relevant face on deep biblical truths. Each DVD series includes video of 8- to 10-minute lessons along with leader guides. Each leader guide has probing questions that will help your students open up and really wrestle with these questions. Group Publishing.

Volume One Kurt Johnson 646847121210 CD & DVD

Volume Two: God’s Story Kurt Johnson

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Messy Stuff Finding Hope In the Midst of Everyday Struggles Heather Flies

The Red Stuff Exploring the Words of Jesus Scott Rubin

Reach Out Don’t Freak Out Greg Stier

Smart Stuff Trusting That God’s Way Is the Wisest Way Kurt Johnson with Katie Edwards

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646847170201 DVD $29.99 9780764464591 Devotional $8.99

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Volume Three: Hearing God’s Call Johnny Scott and Heather Flies 646847170744 CD & DVD

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Tempting Stuff Helping Teenagers Battle Everyday Temptations Kurt Johnson with Katie Edwards

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NEW Tuff Stuff Kurt Johnson 5 Weeks of Small-Group Video Curriculum

Active Bible Studies 20 Experience-Driven Bible Studies for Junior Highers Kurt Johnson and Katie Edwards

Kurt Johnson tackles the hard questions on living life that he gets from his own junior high students in Tuff Stuff. Each DVD series includes video of Kurt teaching five lessons, along with leader and student guides. Group Publishing. 646847121234

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Each lesson is based on a teachable passage and features clear lesson plans, fun activities that tie into each lesson, discussion questions, and more. Truly a turnkey ministry resource. Group Publishing.

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Help teens see beyond themselves and motivate them to change the world

Book & CD

$29.99

4-week DVD video curriculum For Junior High students

Something Bigger Heroes of the Faith Laurie Polich Short and Chase Allcott

Something Bigger, Part 2 Heroes of the Faith Laurie Polich Short and Chase Allcott

Teenagers inherently feel the call to live for something bigger, to do something that makes a difference, to become people who impact the world around them. But many of those same teenagers wonder how they can best respond to that call. Something Bigger will help your students explore four important decisions that will open the door to God’s work in their lives. Drawing on the lives and faith experiences of four biblical characters, youth ministry veterans challenge teenagers in each session to examine their lives and take practical, real-world steps to grow in their faith. Group Publishing.

Something Bigger Part 2 will help your students consider a series of essential practices and habits that can launch a lifelong journey of doing great things for God. In each lesson, youth ministry veterans guide teenagers through the pages of the Bible to discover the accounts of people whose lives made a difference—and each week, they offer practical, real-world steps your students can use to follow a similar path. Includes insightful lessons on four Old Testament heroes: Daniel, Esther, Joshua, and Samuel. Group Publishing.

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Youth Small-Group Studies Support your local student ministry with Uncommon youth resources

Flexible format

Uncommon Group Studies Jim Burns and Kara Powell

Age-level books include 12 flexible sessions

The high-octane, student-friendly activities in Uncommon Group Studies will help youth leaders show—not just tell—the timeless truths of the Bible in a transforming way. Flexible format, including all-new content, contains modules that are easily modified by youth pastors and leaders to meet the unique needs of their group. Regal Books.

FOR JUNIOR HIGH AGES 12–14 NEW 9780830760916 9780830746422 9780830747269 9780830761364 9780830755226 9780830756438

Dealing with Pressure and Change The Christian Life The Life of Jesus Listening to God The New Testament The Old Testament

Book Book Book Book Book Book

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FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGES 14–18 9780830762118 Dealing with Stress and Crisis 9780830746446 The Christian Life 9780830747269 The Life of Jesus 9780830747894 Resisting Temptation 9780830755660 The New Testament 9780830756452 The Old Testament

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Bible Studies & Small Group Resources Bible Study Outlines & Messages Stories & Illustrations

32 sessions

God’s Story, Your Story Youth Edition Max Lucado

Virtually no prep Attitude 32 Powerful Sessions on Real-Life Issues for Teens Dirk de Vries Each Scripture-based session contains a 2-page facilitator’s guide that makes preparation a breeze. A 2-page reproducible participant paper features articles, commentary, and activities. Each volume includes an introduction and overview of the entire Attitude series with Scripture and topical indexes. An ideal, flexible resource for group meetings, retreats, or in classroom sessions. Morehouse Education Resources. Each $17.25 9781889108421 Vol. 1: Wholeness and Holiness 9781889108438 Vol. 2: Life Skills 9781889108445 Vol. 3: Changing the World

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Being a teenager isn’t always easy. From homework to afterschool jobs to having to think about the future, life can feel chaotic. But did you know the chaos and confusion, as well as the joy and excitement are part of God’s plan? In this teen adaptation of God’s Story, Your Story, Max Lucado explores the divine narrative in the New Testament, as well as several contemporary examples, to show how everyday life is part of God’s bigger redemption story, and that God is there, no matter what you may face in your life. Includes real teen responses and real-life application questions. Zondervan. 9780310725466

Small groups. retreats Older hIgh school, young adult The Seven Deadly Sins A Survival Guide Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung This fascinating study explores the traditional concept of the “seven deadly sins” and shows how identifying and fighting sins like pride and greed can help teens and young adults walk with Christ more faithfully. FaithAlive. 9781592554201 9781592554218

Student Book Leader Guide

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Youth Confirmation

CONFIRMATION is not the beginning or the end of the faith journey— it’s about making disciples! Credo Confirmation Program The Credo confirmation program is not your conventional classroom experience! It brings worship, Sunday school, Bible study, service, and church ministries into confirmation.

Easy to follow Reasonably priced

Use Credo any way you want to use it: over a semester, the course of a school year, a 3-year span, or however you want to plan it.

For groups of all sizes

In addition to print components, Credo has vast and dynamic web content for leaders and confirmands at CredoConfirmation.com. The Director’s Binder has access to web content that includes training for leaders, adult mentors, and parents; updates; additional ideas; promotional materials; and networking opportunities. And confirmands have their own section of the website to support what they’ve learned in class with lesson summaries, plus games and quizzes designed to reinforce their faith formation. Cokesbury.

A variety of schedules To view a FREE recorded webinar for the Credo family of resources, visit webinars.cokesbury.com.

Director’s Tools

Confirmation Teaching Plans for 8 Weeks

Student Journal

Guides you in planning and implementing all aspects of your confirmation program: session plans, retreat plans, reproducibles, and other resources.

Eight 90-minute class plans.

Devotional readings, key information, and questions for journaling.

9781426706240

$74.99

Director’s Tools for Small Churches Session plans/activities adapted from the original Director’s Tools for groups of 5 or fewer. Scheduling options: 18 sessions in 36 weeks (school year) to fewer sessions with retreats added. 9781426715310

$29.99

9781426742194

$26.99

Teaching Plans for Including Youth With Special Needs Lesson formats provide a clear and structured outline that meets the requirements of individuals with physical and cognitive challenges. 9781426740428 Downloadable file only. Order at Cokesbury.com. $14.99

Multimedia Teaching Tools 18 videos, PowerPoint slides, and more. 9781426736292 $39.99

DVD, CD-ROM, & Leader’s Guide

9781426706257

Guide for Parents, Mentors, and Adult Leaders Learn what confirmands learn about confirmation. 9781426706271

$7.99

Session Plans Features only the lesson plans for 18 confirmation class sessions. For churches that have multiple confirmation program teachers. 9781426706264

Credo Confirmation TalkPoints® Frank Nelson

Check out the user-requested upgrades to our website, including the new message board, Credo Forum. Visit us at credoconfirmation.com.

$10.99

TalkPoints helps involve mentors and parents in confirmation, leading to greater participation and more meaningful dialogue outside the classroom experience.

$26.99

Involve parents & mentors in confirmation Ice breakers

When adult mentors and teens first get together, conversation can be challenging, especially when talking about faith and life issues. TalkPoints helps break the ice by bridging the experience gap with open-ended questions that both the mentor and the teen read, reflect on, and respond to. Resources are written in a way to help participants feel comfortable opening up when working together. Cokesbury.

Facebook.com/CredoConfirmation Twitter.com/CredoConfirm

TalkPoints for Mentors and Youth.

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TalkPoints for Parents and Youth.

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Youth Confirmation Instructions for planning and leading a worship service

Credo Confirmation Bulletins Help spread the confirmation message through the entire church using this bulletin featuring the three themes of Credo. This bulletin is ideal for Confirmation Sunday or any service throughout the year aimed toward a personal relationship with God. Letter-size for printing; folds to 5 1⁄2" x 8 1⁄2".

Two retreats 8 sessions Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults

9781426726033

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$4.99

Confirmation in The United Methodist Church is a repeatable rite. While many churches confirm youth in early adolescence, there is a need for ageappropriate confirmation resources for older youth and young adults. Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults provides a different kind of confirmation experience—one that reflects the greater life experience and thinking capacity of this age group. The study is made up of six units covering God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace, with the emphasis on baptism and Holy Communion. The units offer multiple learning activities, as well as discussion starters, from which the leader can choose based on the needs of the group. The resource also includes instructions on how to plan and implement two retreats: the focus of Retreat 1 is on the sacraments, while Retreat 2 focuses on helping participants identify their gifts and put those gifts to use as God calls them into service throughout their lives. Cokesbury. 9781426751448 9781426751479

Leader Guide Student Journal

Credo Confirmation Certificates These striking certificates allow confirmands as well as their leaders to commemorate the milestone of their confirmation. Measures 8 1⁄2" x 11".

$19.99 $10.99

For Confirmands A great memento of an important step in the Christian journey. 9781426745546

Package of 6

$7.75

For Leader Appreciation Express your thanks to leaders and helpers.

Have You Experienced the Fun of the Quad Game?

9781426745553

Package of 6

$7.75

Confirmation Jewelry

The Quadrilateral Game A Wesleyan Trivia Challenge for All Ages Looking for a new way to engage your confirmation group, Sunday school class, youth fellowship meeting, or all-church gathering? The Quadrilateral Game is a quiz-show style competition based on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. In each contest, teams of players test their knowledge of the Bible and the history and traditions of the church. They use reason to work brain teasers and cooperation to complete an experience.

Credo Confirmation Wristband Keep the confirmation commitment close at hand. Burgundy wristbands are imprinted with “Credo” on one side; “Know, Confirm, Live” on the other. 9781426749063

The game includes several dozen sets of questions and experiences, divided by ability level. There are games for children, families, and church leaders as well as a level of games for youth that reviews material covered in the Credo confirmation program. Cokesbury. CD-ROM

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Credo Confirmation Cross Necklace Pewter color cross for boys or girls is imprinted with “Credo” and the Credo motto, “Know, Confirm, Live.” Cross is approximately 1" and is packaged for gift giving. Incudes an 18" silvertone chain.

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Youth Confirmation & Baptism

See page 143 for confirmation supplies and gifts.

Excellent study for confirmation classes

Junior high/middle school (ages 12–14)

Youth & adults

8 or 35 sessions We Believe: Professing Our Faith A Confirmation Curriculum

NEW What Did Jesus DO All Day? Discovering the Teen Jesus Felicia Silcox

Provides youth with a foundational understanding of the Reformed Presbyterian faith and presents the biblical foundations and theology of the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. Additionally, it invites young people to explore the meaning of their baptism and their participation at the Lord’s Supper, as well as learn about church polity, stewardship, spiritual practices, worship, and mission. The scope and sequence echoes the emphases of the Study Catechism (confirmation version). Congregational Ministries Publishing.

What Did Jesus Do All Day? bridges today’s world and the world Jesus knew. Archaeological discoveries, historical writings, and early-Jewish studies continue to uncover what everyday life was like back then. Like us, Jesus’ contemporaries worked and studied hard, worshipped in community, and observed holidays with family and friends. Like us, they struggled with temptation and sin, failure and loss, political upheaval and war, betrayal and violence, sickness and death. Somehow, the closer we look into Jesus’ world, the more familiar it feels— and the more his words ring true. Morehouse Publishing.

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Leader’s Guide Student’s Notebook, 35-session course Student’s Notebook, 8-session course

For additional age level studies of We Believe, see the Churchwide section (page 126).

Episcopal specific

Episcopal specific

Youth, adult, or intergenerational programs

Linked to Book of Common Prayer

I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile

My Faith, My Life A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church Jenifer Gamber; foreword by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Developed with the help of Episcopal educators, clergy, and theologians. The adaptable format works as a traditional 6- to 12-week program (at a confirmation retreat or conference), or as a sacramental supplement to other 2- to 3-year programs. Built on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer, it reflects on Episcopal heritage and belief, liturgy and prayer. A mentor’s guide offers suggested Scripture readings, discussion questions/topics, and prayers. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108735 9781606740569 9781889108742

Leader’s Guide Mentor’s Guide Youth Journal

Lively, informative, and never condescending, this book is closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer. It covers church history, sacraments, the meaning of prayer, and ministry. A great resource for confirmation class, youth group, and high school Christian education programs. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819222206 Also available: 9780819222565

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Baptismal preparation for youth

Passage Into Discipleship Guide to Baptism Christopher W. Wilson

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Draw confirmation and baptism candidates into a deeper faith with this interactive learning experience. They’ll see God’s hand at work in all stages of their lives. Paired with a mentor, candidates are led by groups on a journey through the seasons of life, in a variety of settings—a hospital birthing center, a school classroom, a funeral home, and more. They will explore connections between the church’s truths and their everyday experiences. Chalice Press.

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Leader’s Guide, download

Tour Of Life A Baptism and Confirmation Journey Jeff Wright

Designed to help older children and youth prepare for the act of baptism, this book teaches what it means to walk a Christian journey. It incorporates four learning models: classroom instruction, community/communal hands-on experiences, mentoring, and a concluding daylong retreat. Topics include confession, contrition, covenant, community, and connection—each coupled with Scripture and daily life applications. Chalice Press.

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Teen’s Guide

Interactive baptism & confirmation learning experience

Classroom & experiental

9780827230088

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Youth Seasonal Studies New Advent/Christmas study

NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam An Advent Study for Youth James W. Moore; adapted by Mike Poteet For youth, who are often spared the headaches of holiday-season logistics, Christmas represents a break from school, presents, and an endless supply of sweets. But youth face plenty of problems and pressures that don’t take time off for Christmas. And the idea that Advent and Christmas are supposed to be the happiest time of the year might not sit well with youth who are sick, grieving, anxious, and lonely. Help teens experience the hope of Christ amid the commotion, confusion, and challenges of their day-to-day lives. Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam for Youth is adapted by popular Bible Lessons for Youth writer Mike Poteet from the 2013 all-ages study by James W. Moore. The youth study has five chapters, one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Leaders and participants work from the same book, which includes readings for reflection, flexible age-appropriate teaching-and-learning activities, and a short devotional reading for each day of the Advent season. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. 9781426768996

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Great Lenten study

Youth edition

Youth edition

5 weeks, churchwide

7 weeks, churchwide The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton The third and final churchwide study in Hamilton’s trilogy exploring Jesus’ birth (The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem); death and resurrection (24 Hours That Changed the World); and now, life and ministry. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps through For additional age level his baptism, temptations, and ministry. This studies of The Way, youth study book with leader helps combines see the Churchwide historical information and archaeological data section (page 127). and contains resources for worship, promotion, and churchwide initiatives. The DVD component (used for adult classes but also for youth) includes on-location videos from the stories. Abingdon Press. 9781426752544

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Great Lenten study

Youth edition

Youth edition

5 weeks, churchwide

7 weeks, churchwide

Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World For Youth Jason Gant

This 5-session, youth-edition participant book is for ages 13–18. Like the children’s and adult study resources, it takes a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth of Christ and includes historical information and archaeological data. Also includes leader helps. The DVD used with adult classes is also ideal for use with youth. Abingdon Press.

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For additional age level studies of The Journey, see the Churchwide section (page 128).

For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129).

Great Advent study

A practical and inspirational study for youth during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help youth reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a For additional age level Christmas season with more peace and joy studies of A Different than any toy or gadget could ever bring. Kind of Christmas, This five-week resource for youth includes see the Churchwide leader helps and provides resources for section (page 128). incorporating A Different Kind of Christmas Small Group DVD With Leader Guide and for leading a book study of Christmas Is Not Your Birthday. Abingdon Press. $8.99; $5.66

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A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter

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Youth Activities

Creativity-based Relates to seasons of Christian calendar

NEW Book of Fidgets A Jot and Doodle Journal for Christian Youth

Young people today are notorious for having short attention spans. And after spending 35 hours each week in school and several more studying and doing homework, they aren’t interested in coming to church and getting something that looks like a textbook or worksheet. Enter Book of Fidgets, an interactive “doodle journal” that gives youth space to jot, sketch, scribble, and be creative. Instead of filling in blanks or completing crossword puzzles, youth will doodle. They will create. They will have the freedom to go wherever their brains—and, more importantly, the Spirit—leads them. Fidgets includes material for 52 youth group programs, along with a host of other doodling prompts for when youth are waiting for things to get started or when their hands need to be doing something so that their minds can focus. Fidgets offers doodle-centric sessions related to the seasons of the Christian calendar, cultural holidays (such as Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday), Scripture, and topics that teens care about. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426769863

$11.99 FREE downloadable Leader Guide available online with the purchase of the printed resource.

Fun & instructive activities

All-inclusive, video-based program

Less time planning; more time engaging

Flexible, contemporary new study for youth

Sunday school, youth groups, or retreats

The Power of Youth Rodger Nishioka on Being Visionaries and Prophets Rodger Nishioka with Bronwyn Skov

Ready-to-Go Ready-made events come complete with everything you need to easily prepare and smoothly execute fun, instructive, and relevant youth activities. The fully developed plans allow youth leaders to host youth events of substance and quality, with a minimal up-front time investment. Ready-to-Go books contain comprehensive plans for retreats, lock-ins, fundraisers, youth missions, service projects, and devotions. In addition to coordinated devotional plans, discussions, and activities, they include all the event accessories such as publicity flyers and parental forms. Abingdon Press.

Exciting, innovative, and fresh, this new resource aims squarely at today’s youth with an all-inclusive program featuring video, leader’s guide, and reproducible handouts. Eight 3- to 5-minute video clips drawn from the 2011 Episcopal Youth Event featuring Rodger Nishioka set the stage for an engaged discussion among a group of teens moderated by Bronwyn Skov. The videos focus on what it means for youth to be visionaries and prophets in today’s teen culture. At times challenging, often amusing, and always relevant, these presentations challenge your own group to “keep the discussion going” using the included study materials. Help your teens discover The Power of Youth! Morehouse Education Resources.

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Youth-Group Activities Fundraisers Devotions for Mission & Service Service Projects Retreats & Lock-Ins

Transformed by mission trip

Create classrooms in the community

Package of 5

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Reentry What I Learned on My Mission Trip Hank Hillard

Destination Unknown: Missions 30 Excursions to Transform Your Community Sam Halverson

Groups often spend months preparing for a mission trip but, too often, after youth come home, they go on with their lives as though nothing happened. Mission experiences should be transformative. This guide helps youth process and apply the mission experience, both on the way home from a trip or after they return. Through group discussion, individual reflection, Bible study, and journaling, they’ll see how they used their unique gifts in service of God and others and discover how to apply what they have learned and to make mission a way of life. Developed and tested by the Division on Ministries With Young People at the General Board of Discipleship. Abingdon Press. 9781426753671

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Destination Unknown Mission has 30 singleevening or single-afternoon excursions which introduce your youth to ministries, organizations, causes, and more. The activities allow you and your group to work together to help in your community, while helping each person to find a place to make a long-term commitment. Also included are instructions for organizing and operating a week-long day camp for children in the community, along with a retreat to allow more reflection and visioning. There, youth will prayerfully discern ways to serve the community and make a difference. Abingdon Press. 9781426753794

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Youth Teacher Resources Addresses problems & provides creative, strategic, & tactical solutions

Multisensory worship experiences For youth of all ages

NEW Youth Ministry What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get it Right David Olshine

Worship Feast Offer youth electrifying, multisensory, soulfilling worship experiences. Creatively capture their interest by blending a diverse range of ancient and modern worship practices. Engage them with a combination of group participation, silent meditation, and sacred symbolism. Move them with ancient chants and contemporary Christian rock. Impact your youth with worship that leaves them inspired…and full. Abingdon Press. In this series: 9781426715730 9780687044597 9780687063673 9780687465422 9780687643998 9780687739325 9780687741816 9780687741915

Outdoors Dramas Services Advent and Christmas Lent and Easter Taizé Songbook Readings Taizé Services with Split Track CD

The Youth Ministry “movement” appears to be doing a lot of important work— retreats and camps, books and seminars, conferences and leadership symposiums— but many youth leaders quietly doubt their effectiveness in reaching and making a difference in the lives of young people. Spiritual apathy seems to be increasing. Young people are biblically illiterate, find the church to be irrelevant, and are leaving the church by the droves, if they ever attended in the first place. Youth Ministry shines a revealing light on standard youth ministry practices, helps the reader to see what needs to change, and is full of practical ideas that work in real churches, and includes perspectives from current youth ministry leaders. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013.

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Practical ideas

Practical guidance for spiritual formation

Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches Secrets for Cultivating a Dynamic Youth Ministry Rick Chromey and Stephanie Caro

OMG A Youth Ministry Handbook Kenda Creasy Dean Most contemporary young people know “OMG” means “oh my God,” but most don’t know what that has to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. Christians should hear the phrase differently. It can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love. Using six lenses the authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology. Abingdon Press. 9781426700088

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The average church in America has around 75 members. There’s no reason why “small” has to equal “less” when it comes to healthy, thriving youth ministry. In this stereotypebusting examination of “smaller” (don’t call ‘em “small“) youth ministry, the authors provide clear biblical and philosophical direction along with a host of practical ideas. You’ll discover strengths you didn’t know you had, and realize that what you thought were obstacles were only excuses. Group Publishing. 9780764440519

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Builds lasting faith

Faith building through active-learning techniques

Flexible format

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Teenagers with a firm faith foundation, who know what they believe and why, aren’t easily swayed by challenges to their faith. This book gives you the tools to build the basics of faith. Teenagers apply their beliefs to daily living through active-learning techniques—no boring lectures or note taking—that hold their interest and keep them involved. Features concise instructions and easy-to-use handouts. Lessons can be used one at a time or in multisession youth group, Sunday school, confirmation, or new-Christian classes. Group Publishing. 9781559452618 $21.99; $14.73 See page 2 for symbol explanation.

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This Bible uses clear, contemporary English that remains true to the original meaning of the Scripture texts. It includes topical subject footers on each page; textual and explanatory footnotes for enhanced understanding; tables of measures and weights used in the Bible; chronological tables of rulers during biblical times; and a select concordance for easily finding specific topics. Features 8-point type. Morehouse Church Supplies. 9780819260468

Prayers drawn from The Book of Common Prayer

Catholic & Episcopal NEWLY REVISED

Call on Me A Prayer Book for Young People Jenifer Gamber and Sharon Ely Pearson

God of My Heart A Prayer Book for Youth, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded compiled and edited by Connie Wlaschin Ruhlman and Shannon Ferguson Kelly

This prayer book designed for teens draws from The Book of Common Prayer, prayers written by well-known Episcopalians, and ancient prayers rooted in the Bible. New, original, and relevant prayers are also offered, some by teens themselves, as well as their youth leaders. Includes: Daily Prayer (morning and nighttime prayer, table blessings); Prayers for the Seasons of the Church Year (blessing of a Christmas tree); Prayers for Daily Life (before a special school or sports event, being left out, peer pressure, bullying, dating, friendship, grief, purpose); and Prayers for Important Events (birthday, earning a driver’s license, Confirmation, start of/graduating school, applying for college, joining the workforce). Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227645

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Originally released in 1998, this 144-page collection of prayers for youth written by Catholic high school students has been expanded. It offers a fresh, contemporary design, an ecumenical format and approach, plus additional prayers written by today’s high school teens and artwork contributed by Episcopal youth from across the country. Other features include a four-page introduction that suggests multiple ways to use the book, a one-page introduction for each season of the church year, Scripture index and topic index, plus more than 150 prayers. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228659

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Adult Bible Studies Used by more than 450,000 people weekly, this popular curriculum is based on the Uniform Series—which enables Christians across the country and around the world to study the same Scriptures and same topics on the same Sundays throughout the year. We can all literally be on the same page. Adult Bible Studies presents information in a theologically sound manner. Ideal for a variety of settings, Adult Bible Studies lessons are Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved curriculum for use in adult Sunday school classes, midweek Bible study, and small-group studies. Cokesbury.

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STUDY THEMES Fall 2013: Creation—First Things (Genesis, Exodus, Psalm 104) Winter 2013–2014: Justice—Jesus and the Just Reign of God (Luke, James) Spring 2014: Tradition—Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture (Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, Nehemiah, Psalm 110, Isaiah Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans Revelation) Summer 2014: Community—The People of God Set Priorities (Nehemiah; Haggai; Romans; 1, 2 Corinthians)

For quarterly session titles and topics, plus ordering information, current event supplements, sample lessons, and more— Visit: AdultBibleStudies.com. See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Adult Bible Studies monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Adult Bible Studies!

Follows Uniform Series Common English Bible & NRSV texts The New International Lesson Annual September 2013–August 2014 Edited by Nan Duerling Lesson analysis by Jerome Creach, John Indermark, David Kalas, and Stephen Rettenmayer

Teacher helps 52 weeks of lesson plans

The step-by-step lesson plans in this lesson commentary make teaching the Uniform Series easy. Students will understand Scripture, relate Scripture to contemporary living, and be challenged to respond with positive actions. Includes a Faith in Action life application section. Lessons for a full year include analysis by leading scholars, four quarterly Bible background articles, a Teacher Helps article, and four quarterly maps or time lines—all of which help to turn faith into action. Now available for the first time using both Common English Bible and NRSV texts. Available on annual subscription. Abingdon Press. 9781426739453 $21.99 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Adult Bible Studies Christian Life Series This adult Bible study series offers a comprehensive treatment of the Uniform Sunday School Lesson Series with verse-by-verse exposition, guidance for the superintendent, questions and topics for discussion, teacher helps, a chalkboard illustration, an article that relates the lesson to world missions, an in-depth study on the golden text, a feature that discusses the lesson in light of Jewish history, practical anecdotes that supplement the Bible study, stimulating editorials, questions for quarterly review, and daily Bible readings. Union Gospel Press.

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Precepts for Living The UMI Commentary 2013–2014 An indispensable resource for all who desire to deepen their knowledge, understanding, and application of the truth of God’s Word—particularly those who serve as teachers and leaders in the church. Based on the texts outlined in the International Uniform Bible Lessons series, Precepts for Living provides a full year of in-depth Bible studies for personal or classroom use with invaluable features: • Verse-by-verse commentary for each text • Teaching tips and activity suggestions for all 52 weekly lessons • Contemporary stories to highlight real-life application • Parallel KJV and NLT text for each passage • Historical and cultural background info; Greek and Hebrew word studies • Relevant profiles of influential African Americans Urban Ministries, Inc.

Trustworthy Scripture commentary together with fifty-two Bible lessons that follow the ISSL Scripture sequence, using your choice of either the King James or New International Version of the Bible. • A one-stop Bible resource that relates the truths of Scripture to everyday life. • Individual lessons have eight pages of introductions, discussion questions, and relevant life applications for each week of the year. • Printed Scripture with verse-by-verse explanations. • Delves into the major Bible themes and books systematically. • Illuminating Bible background and commentary, daily Bible readings, and lesson suggestions for adults, youth and children. David C. Cook. 9781434704795 9781434704788

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Adult Bible Studies

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The #1 Choice for More Than 20 Years Disciple Bible studies have remained the number one choice for some of the most vibrant congregations in the world— transforming the lives of more than 2 million participants!

Program Activities • Daily Reading and Study • Weekly Small-Group Meetings • Video Presentations View sample video clips at Adult.Cokesbury.com

Transformational Benefits Disciple studies are designed to be transformational as well as informational. Participants and congregations who experience the benefits of Disciple will: • Understand the Word Take in an overview of the entire story of God’s relationship with humanity, throughout the Old and New Testaments.

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• Discover Discipleship Help each other discover the gifts that each possesses for ministries of service. • Find Family Become like family through fellowship and sharing in small groups. • Grow Confidence to Witness Gain knowledge and confidence to witness their faith. • Develop Leadership Build skills for ministry and leadership in their church and community.

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Now you can take Disciple to Sunday school and take Disciple home! Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Sunday School Teacher This 96-page leader’s guide is a companion resource that describes how teachers and students can adapt the study manual, Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, shown above, in a Sunday school setting over a 34-week term. Abingdon Press. 9781426714238

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Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Personal Study Guide Now available for personal study, this 96-page guide describes how to use the study manual, Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, shown above, in an individual setting. Participants use this companion resource, along with the study manual, for 34 weeks of personal study. Abingdon Press. 9781426714245

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In the Old Testament Prophets and the Letters of Paul, this 32-week study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Disciple III: Planning Kit 9780687331956 $299.99

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Worship plays a central role in the Book of Revelation. Through a special video, Under the Tree of Life, participants will have an interactive, sensory experience of the Book of Revelation as worship. The Revelation video is intended to move Disciple participants beyond the usual understanding of the Book of Revelation.

INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

This 32-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God…approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Disciple II: Planning Kit 9780687331659 $299.99 Disciple II: Basic Resource Library A set of shared books used weekly by group members for study and research: CEB Bible Dictionary, NDSB Gospel Of Luke, NDSB Acts Of The Apostles, Oxford Bible Atlas, Genesis and Exodus, plus Jews and Christians: A Troubled Family. 9780687757220 $99.99

UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE

The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. In this 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation, participants will see the entire process of living toward final completion of rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study.

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JESUS IN THE GOSPELS A 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, “Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, and Gospel Comparisons. 9780687331222 $249.99 Leader Guide 9780687026029

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CHRISTIAN BELIEVER Focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, Book of Readings, and Implementation Resource. 9780687493036 $224.99

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Adult Bible Studies Immersion Bible Studies One reason many give for not participating in personal Bible study is that they find the Bible overwhelming, even intimidating. With the input of a diverse group of biblical scholars, teachers, and writers, these new comprehensive Bible studies offer a guide around those barriers, helping participants explore intellectual, emotional, and spiritual insights into themselves, their needs, and their relationship with God. Immersion Bible Studies follow the pattern of clearly understandable language found in the new Common English Bible. Each study is well suited for small groups or individuals. Abingdon Press. Each, $9.99; $6.29

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Small-group or personal study

GENESIS EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA, JUDGES, RUTH 1 & 2 SAMUEL, 1 & 2 KINGS, 1 & 2 CHRONICLES EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER PSALMS PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, SONG OF SOLOMON JOB ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS ROMANS 1 & 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS, 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS 1 & 2 TIMOTHY, TITUS, PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES; 1 & 2 PETER, 1, 2 & 3 JOHN, JUDE REVELATION

Easy to understand Uses the Common English Bible translation

A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for the Immersion series.

HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH Coming June 2013 EZEKIEL, DANIEL Coming August 2013 MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI Coming August 2013 APOCRYPHA Coming August 2013

To view a FREE recorded webinar for Immersion, visit Webinars.Cokesbury.com.

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Immersion Bible Studies are designed for use with the

See pages 137–140 for Common English Bible resources.

and other translations

The Bible From Scratch Series In this series, well-known educator Don Griggs has written two very accessible, easy-tounderstand overviews of the Bible for adults who have—or fear they have—little or no Bible knowledge. In these two survey volumes, one each for the Old and New Testaments, Griggs guides us through the Bible and introduces basic tools and skills for Bible study.

NT & OT overviews or in-depth volumes Easy to understand Individual or group study

While these studies present basic themes, histories, personalities, and meanings of the Bible, Griggs expands the series with a set of volumes based on the individual books of the Old and New Testaments. These individual volumes offer the lay reader an opportunity to build on the foundation of the broad knowledge of the overview books. A leader’s guide and participant section are included for each overview book, making each an excellent resource for group or individual study. Westminster John Knox Press.

The Old Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs 9780664225766

$13.00; $8.19

The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs 9780664225773

$13.00; $8.19

The Old and New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs

Luke’s Gospel from Scratch The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and Paul W. Walaskay

Genesis from Scratch The Old Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and W. Eugene March

Matthew’s Gospel from Scratch The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and Earl S. Johnson, Jr.

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$25.00; $15.75

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Adult Bible Studies Uses the inductive method for Bible study

N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides N.T. Wright In this newly completed series, the widely respected pastor and New Testament scholar N. T. Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the New Testament. Perfect for small-group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. InterVarsity Press.

For small-group or personal study 9 sessions each For additional studies from N. T. Wright, see page 109.

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James The Letters of John 1 & 2 Peter & Jude Revelation Acts Colossians & Philemon 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Ephesians Galatians

Hebrews John Luke Mark Matthew Philippians Romans 1 & 2 Thessalonians 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

Comprehensive and detailed textual studies

For Everyone Series The authors of this series have undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament and include in them their own translations of the entire texts. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts on how the text can be relevant to our lives today. Texts are explained in such a simple way that even the most challenging passages can be understood. A glossary is included at the back of each book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions. Westminster John Knox Press.

New Testament for Everyone N. T. Wright

Accessible at any level Covers all books of the Bible

Old Testament for Everyone John Goldingay $16.00; $10.08

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Revelation

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Early Christian Letters: James, Peter, John, and Judas

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Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C

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1 & 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles

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Complete 18-Volume New Testament Set 9780664238261 18-Volume Set

$225.00; $141.75

For a complete list of studies in the Old Testament for Everyone and New Testament for Everyone series, visit Cokesbury.com.

Bible study in the form of dialogue

NEW Talking With The Bible Scripture as Conversation Partner Donn Morgan

For personal or group study

The Bible is full of sound and fury—just like the world that looks to it for answers. It is also a powerful resource for understanding and moving beyond conflict. There is no one way to talk with the Bible and no one way the Bible talks to us. Rather, there are a number of differing, sometimes contradictory ways in which we understand the Bible in conversation and as a dialogue partner. Through studying Scripture, together and alone, we can become more sensitive and adept at listening to and understanding one another. Seabury Books. 9781596272347

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Adult Bible Studies Topical Bible study Appropriate for multiple ages For small-group or Sunday school classroom settings

NEW Women of the Bible James A. Harnish Many biblical women play critical roles in the drama of God’s salvation. Women of the Bible grew out of a desire to discover how some of the women who made a difference in the Bible can make a difference in our lives today. Join Pastor James A. Harnish as he takes a closer look at the stories of four extraordinary women in Scripture: Deborah, Abigail, Mary Magdalene, and the woman at the well. You’ll be drawn into a fresh awareness of what it means for all of us, men and women alike, to be more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. Abingdon Press.

9781426771545 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

$8.99; $5.66

For an additional study from James A. Harnish, see page 111.

NEW Our Common Sins Dottie Escobedo-Frank The original disciples were fairly ordinary people. They had regular families, made their livelihoods in regular ways, and had typical and varied political leanings. But they met Jesus, and started to live extraordinary lives. Because of their closeness to Jesus, we tend to think the disciples lived lives with less “sin” than we live with. We imagine Jesus’ perfect love rubbed off on them perfectly so that they were also extraordinary humans. But the gospels show us differently. They show us that Jesus’ close companions were as human as we are. And it is because we recognize the sins of the disciples as our own that we can relate to them so closely. They are our common sins.

Coming Soon!

Sharing the Gospel Curtis Zachery Kingdom Building Grace Biskie

9781426768989 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

Visit Cokesbury.com/Converge for upcoming studies.

$8.99; $5.66

NEW Who You Are in Christ Shane Raynor From childhood through adulthood, most of us spend a considerable amount of time and energy trying to figure out who we are and who we want to be. And there’s no shortage of people in the world willing to give us their answers to those questions. This study takes a look at how our faith in Jesus radically changes who we are and our relationships with God, each other, and the world. Using passages from Paul’s letters, this study explores our identity in Christ as well as how our self-perception affects who we become and what we accomplish when we choose to live according to God’s ways of justice, mercy, and love. 9781426771538 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

$8.99; $5.66

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Adult Bible Studies Lectio Divina Bible Studies Listening for God

Uses multiple methods to enhance learning

Lectio divina, Latin fro “Divine reading” calls Christians to slow down, read Scripture, meditate on it, and prayerfully respond as they listen to God through God’s Word. This series incorporates the following approaches to Bible study:

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

Silence Quieting oneself before reading the Word Preparation Focusing on the central theme of the text Reading Carefully reading a passage of Scripture Meditation Exploring the meaning of a Bible passage Contemplation Yielding oneself to God’s will Prayer Listening for God’s voice Incarnation Resolving to act on the message of Scripture

8 sessions per study

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Wesleyan Publishing House.

Listening for God Through Mark Listening for God Through John Listening for God Through Acts Listening for God Through Romans Listening for God Through 1 Corinthians Listening for God Through Ephesians Listening for God Through Philippians Listening for God Through Timothy & Titus Listening for God Through Hebrews Listening for God Through James Listening for God Through 1 & 2 Peter Listening for God Through Revelation

Discover Life Bible Studies Studies that explore what God’s Word says about today’s key issues and encourage small group members to follow Christ. Faith Alive Christian Resources. Jesus: His Powerful Life (Basic Level) 9781562121617 Study Guide 9781562121389 Leader Guide

$7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35

The Holy Spirit (Intermediate Level) 9781562125837 Study Guide 9781562122409 Leader Guide

$7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35

Peter (Basic Level) 9781562125752 9781562125769

Study Guide Leader Guide

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Paul (Intermediate Level) 9781592554843 Study Guide 9781592554850 Leader Guide

$7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35

Different levels of ease or challenge For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 7 sessions per study

Be Series Bible Commentaries Warren W. Wiersbe

Makes complex Biblical concepts understandable

Warren W. Wiersbe’s knack for simplifying complex concepts has made him a favorite of Bible scholars and new Christians alike. His 40-plus years of experience inform his trusted instruction on God’s word through these chapter-by-chapter commentaries.

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

Suitable for church leadership as well as laypeople, group or personal study, the questions at the end of each chapter aid in analysis and life application. These resources provide invaluable insight into the history, meaning, and context of virtually every book of the Bible. David C. Cook Publishing.

12+ sessions per study

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Be Basic (Genesis 1-11) Be Authentic (Genesis 25-50) Be Delivered (Exodus) Be Comforted (Isaiah) Be Available (Judges) Be Committed (Ruth & Esther) Be Alert (2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, Jude)

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Adult Bible Studies Discover Your Bible Study Series Studies that help everyone—from new believers to mature Christians— discover the richness of God’s Word through inductive Bible study. Faith Alive Christian Resources. 9781592555253 9781592555246

1 Samuel (Study Guide) 1 Samuel (Leader Guide)

$7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03

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Mark (Study Guide) Mark (Leader Guide)

$7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03

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John: Part 2 (Study Guide) John: Part 2 (Leader Guide)

$7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03

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Romans: Part 1 (Study Guide) Romans: Part 1 (Leader Guide)

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Romans: Part 2 (Study Guide) Romans: Part 2 (Leader Guide)

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Parables of Jesus (Study Guide) Parables of Jesus (Leader Guide)

$5.29; $3.54 $6.99; $4.68

Suitable for any level of Bible study experience For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 5–9 sessions per study

Easy to use and relevant

Celebrate Bible Study Series Keith Loy In this study series, pastor Keith Loy walks you step-by-step through the lifetransforming teachings of Jesus, and the letters of Paul, with insights and practical guidance on applying the principles of faith to leadership, service, and daily life. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898275766 9780898275773

Celebrate Matthew (DVD) Celebrate Matthew (Participant Guide)

$24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35

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Celebrate Ephesians (DVD) Celebrate Ephesians (Participant Guide)

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Celebrate Titus (DVD) Celebrate Titus (Participant Guide)

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Celebrate Philippians (DVD) Celebrate Philippians (Participant Guide)

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Celebrate Colossians (DVD) Celebrate Colossians (Participant Guide)

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Celebrate James (DVD) Celebrate James (Participant Guide)

$24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35

Bible Studies on Paul’s Life & Letters Kenneth Schenck

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 7 sessions per study

The actions and writings of the greatest apostle

He fearlessly preached the gospel of Jesus and his kingdom throughout the Greco-Roman world, even at the cost of his own freedom. More than just a narrative history, these studies offer insightful reflections on how Paul’s life and letters can shape our lives closer to the image of Christ. Each study includes both weekly and daily study components. Wesleyan Publishing House.

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 6–10 sessions per study

10 sessions. Each, $14.99; $10.04 9780898275254 Paul: Prisoner of Hope 9780898274400 Paul: Soldier of Peace 9780898274394 Paul: Messenger of Grace 6 sessions. Each, $7.99; $5.35 9780898274486 Our Faith (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus) 9780898274479 Our Purpose (Ephesians & Colossians) 9780898274431 Our Righteousness (Romans 1-8) 9780898274448 Our Relationships (Romans 9-16) 9780898274417 Our Hope (1 Thessalonians) 9780898274424 Our Joy (Philippians)

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Adult Bible Studies Longtime popularity A variety of topical approaches

Bible Study: the Kerygma Way Kerygma Bible studies have been published and popularly selected for more than 30 years. And the Kerygma program’s quality resources continue stimulating faith and challenging minds today. Kerygma courses will transform and revitalize adult Bible study in your congregation. With Kerygma, participants and leaders will: • Learn the basics and complexities of the Bible through a variety of educational approaches. • Develop skills for interpreting Scripture through access to the best scholarship available.

For small groups or classes

Kerygma studies are for all learners from beginning to advanced. The success of the Kerygma approach is evident in enthusiastic classes that make the Bible relevant, promoting Christian growth through participant interaction. The Leader’s Guide is designed to enable educators or lay leaders to create opportunities that stimulate discussion and learning through small-group encounters. The Resource Book is written by a scholar in a “reader-friendly” style and is used along with the Bible. The Kerygma Program.

• Apply learning from the Bible to personal and corporate life in today’s world.

For a full listing of Kerygma studies, visit Cokesbury.com

Discovering the Bible

Discovering the Psalms

Listening to Scripture

30 sessions. 60–90 min. each.

7 sessions. 60 min. each.

8 sessions. 60–90 min. each.

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236770 $35.00 Resource Book 9781882236763 $30.00

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236817 $20.00 Resource Book 9781882236169 $18.00

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236732 $18.00 Resource Book 9781882236725 $18.00

Galatians & James

First Corinthians

Second Corinthians

11 sessions. 60 min. each.

14 sessions. 60 min. each.

14 sessions. 60 min. each.

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236794 $22.00 Resource Book 9781882236787 $19.00

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236756 $25.00 Resource Book 9781882236749 $22.00

Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236824 $25.00 Resource Book 9781882236800 $22.00

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Adult Bible Studies Beginnings Journey to Faith Andy Langford and Rob Weber

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Christian formation Small-group studies

Designed to give your congregation tools to create a small-group experience where people can ask questions about the Christian faith, explore their walk with God, and form or deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian community. Planning kits include one each of: DVD, Director’s Manual, Small-Group Leader’s Guide, Participant’s Guide, and Participant’s Companion. Abingdon Press

For an additional study from Andy Langford, see page 110.

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Program Title Planning Kit DVD Director’s Manual Small-Group Leader’s Guide Participant’s Guide Participant’s Companion Participant’s Companion Title

The Spiritual Life 9780687497522 9780687656356 9780687333134 9780687330546 9780687497102 9780687058617 Habits of the Heart

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A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Beginnings!

Bible to life

Relevant topical studies

Small-group studies

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

NEW

8 sessions per study

LifeGuide In-Depth Bible Studies Deeper Look Series These Bible study guides provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues for individual or group benefits of discovery and growth. As you delve into the cultural background of a passage, make connections across biblical books, and engage in a variety of application exercises, you will begin to see group Bible study in a whole new way. InterVarsity Press. Coming June 2013. Each, $16.00; $10.72 9780830831029 9780830831012 9780830831036 9780830831043

Price $79.99, $63.99 $39.99, $31.99 $18.99, $11.96 $12.99, $8.18 $9.99, $6.29 $10.99, $6.92

LifeGuide Bible Studies These studies feature the popular inductive study approach, including notes for leaders, and a workbook for groups or individuals. Approach and application questions help get you thinking or start group discussion and help you to act on what you have learned. InterVarsity Press. Each, $8.00 9780830831456 9780830831449 9780830831401 9780830831425 9780830831432 9780830831388

A Deeper Look at Daniel A Deeper Look at James A Deeper Look at Fruit of the Spirit A Deeper Look at Sermon on the Mount

Distorted Images of God Grief Heros of Faith Money & Work Names of God Prayers of the Old Testament

Reframing Bible study as an interesting book club

Bible-to-life relevance Easy to understand

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

NEW The Psalms Conversations with Scripture Series L. William Countryman

Understanding the Books of the Bible Study Series Christopher R. Smith

Written in accessible language to accommodate those who have little or no experience in reading the Bible, each book in this series focuses on exploring the historical background of the biblical texts, while illustrating how these centuries-old writings still speak to us today. Countryman brings his considerable biblical studies erudition as well as his skills as a popular writer and poet to bear on the Psalms. Readers will experience the Psalms in a fresh and exciting way. Morehouse Publishing.

Experience the Bible as real books that keep you turning pages. This series will move your group into a new approach—experiencing the Bible together—as whole books. Filled with discussion questions, helpful maps, and a leader guide. InterVarsity Press. Each, $10.00; $6.70 9780830858095 Job 9780830858033 Daniel & Revelation 9780830858019 Genesis 9780830858026 John 9780830858057 Joshua, Judges, and Ruth 9780830858071 Luke & Acts

9780830858064 Paul’s Journey Letters 9780830858040 Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and James 9780830858088 Psalms, Lamentations, and Song of Solomon 9780830858101 Paul’s Prison Letters

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Adult Bible Studies Cover the complete story—beginning to end

A comprehensive textual study

Genesis to Revelation Series

For small-group or Sunday school

Each of the 24 volumes offered in this study series is a comprehensive verse-by-verse, book-by-book exploration of the Bible, using a 3-dimensional approach that guides students to ask three questions:

24 volumes: 13 sessions each Uses NIV translation Student Books

• What does the Bible say?

(Order one for each class member and leader.)

• What does this passage mean? What were ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words?

Each, $10.99

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• How does the Scripture relate to my life? These studies use the NIV translation. Abingdon Press.

Teacher Books Genesis–Esther 9780687072590

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Job–Malachi 9780687072392

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Matthew–Acts 9780687072286

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Romans–Revelation 9780687072484 $17.99

Teacher Books contain a verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scripture, including background material, with word studies and history of the biblical setting, plus answers to the questions that are asked in the Student Books, application of the Scripture to daily life situations, discussion suggestions, and practical tips and options for leaders.

Bible studies that stretch wide—yet run deep

A book-by-book Bible study

Journey Through the Bible Series

16 volumes: 13 sessions each

A book-by-book study of the Bible, using the NRSV. Choose the books you want to study, in any order. Each highlights pivotal points in the Scripture, lifting up the Bible’s most significant stories, themes, events, and people. Each volume features questions; information on the historical and cultural setting, the original language, and what the passage meant for its first readers; insight into possible life applications for individuals, congregations, and communities; and a daily personal Journey Plan for those interested in reading the whole Bible, verse by verse. Cokesbury. Vol. 9: Matthew 9781426771033 507788

Student Book Leader’s Guide

Vol. 2: Exodus–Deuteronomy 9781426773044 Student Book 507704 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 10: Mark 72810X 507799

Student Book Leader’s Guide

Vol. 3: Joshua–Ruth 728037 Student Book 507717 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 11: Luke 728118 9781426710865

Student Book Leader’s Guide

Vol. 4: 1 & 2 Samuel 9781426757891 Student Book 507729 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 12: John 9781426769689 9781426710902

Student Book Leader’s Guide

Vol. 5: 1 Kings–Esther 728053 Student Book 9781426710308 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 13: Acts 728134 9781426710292

Student Book Leader’s Guide

Vol. 6: Job–Song of Solomon 9781426756849 Student Book 9781426710872 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 14: Romans–Philippians 728142 Student Book 507892 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 7: Isaiah–Lamentations 9781426770241 Student Book 9781426753466 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 15: Colossians–Jude 9781426761904 Student Book 9781426710285 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 8: Ezekiel–Malachi 728088 Student Book 9781426710896 Leader’s Guide

Vol. 16: Revelation 728169 9781426710889

Vol. 1: Genesis 728014 9781426758133

Components Student Books Each, $10.99 Leader Guides Each, $10.99

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Genesis Exodus & Leviticus Numbers & Deuteronomy Joshua–Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra–Esther Job Psalms Proverbs–Song of Solomon Isaiah Jeremiah & Lamentations Ezekiel & Daniel The Minor Prophets Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 & 2 Corinthians–Ephesians Philippians–Philemon Hebrews–Jude Revelation

Student Book Leader’s Guide

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Young Adult Small-Group Studies

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Questions for reflection

Written by a Tolkien scholar

Individuals or small groups

FREE downloadable group study guide The Christian World of The Hobbit Devin Brown

NEW Yearning Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church Robert Hendrickson

The Hobbit takes readers into a world unlike any other—yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. Previous guides to Tolkien’s fiction either entirely overlook the Christian elements or claim to find them everywhere. This volume, written by internationally regarded Tolkien scholar, Devin Brown, is an approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book that offers fresh perspectives to fans of The Hobbit. Abingdon Press.

Young adults (18–30) are searching for a church that demands their involvement, whether it is in mission, theology, or daily life. They want a church that is relevant and offers a vision of the Divine. Yearning places the church in context with consumerism, freedom of choice, war and terror, and the impact of technology now dominating the worldview of young adults. Morehouse Publishing. Coming November 2013. 9780819228680

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This 6-session video series guides you on an audacious journey of creating a world filled with peace by ending violence wherever we can. The DVD has more than 2 hours of testimonials, with visual art and music. The Study Guide includes stories of reconciliation, grace, quotes, reflections, and questions for groups to discuss. Zondervan. 9780310693697 DVD $19.99; $15.99 9780310693680 Study Guide $9.99; $6.69 9780310693703 Study Guide with DVD $27.99; $22.39

Undead Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn Clay Morgan The New Testament records seven separate incidents of dead people returning to life through the power of God. Many believers in the church are more familiar with zombies in entertainment than with the amazing stories of new life recorded in the Bible. This book retells these stories in a unique style that will reach a new generation of readers and challenge them to come back from the spiritual dead. Abingdon Press. 9781426753459 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

Merge Small-Group Studies for Young Adults Young adults are seeking a spirituality and a journey that is their own. They want their reality and spirituality to merge. Each Merge study is an independent 4-week guide for young adult reading and study groups. Wesleyan Publishing House.

Here After Divine Chaos Spiritual Reality Inside Out

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Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream Building a More Peaceful World Shane Claiborne, Ben Cohen and Friends

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Inked Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life Kim Goad and Janet Bostwick Kusiak A tattoo can tell a lot about a person: rebelliousness, individuality, love, loyalty, faith, memories. Borrowing stories and slang from tattoo culture, this book explores how, despite the way our hearts are so deeply etched by life’s pain and sadness, we all have the opportunity to transform the marks life imprints on us and become inked by Christ. Abingdon Press.

NEW Moment to Moment The Transformative Power of Everyday Life Amy Sander Montanez This book is about spiritual, life-changing transforation available right now. Montanez uses stories of simple life experiences to explore the way we experience the transformative process. Readers will learn to appreciate how, when we are transformed, the world is transformed. Isn’t that the Gospel, after all? Morehouse Publishing. Coming September 2013. 9780819228796

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Beginning Prayer John Killinger This timeless primer on prayer is a simple how-to book designed to answer basic questions beginners have about how to pray. Killinger addresses topics such as the appropriate attitude for prayer, the best time to pray, the best place for prayer, various postures for prayer, and the mood required for prayer. He also introduces readers to 21 methods of praying. Upper Room Books. 9780835811866

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Adult Small-Group Studies Embracing Study Series

Small-group or class

This series can be used as a resource for personal reflection as well as a small-group experience. Each DVD-based session begins with a video presentation by the author, lasting from 10–15 minutes, followed by filmed interaction with a small group. The Participant’s Guides then help your small group “join the dialogue” in your own setting. Morehouse Education Resources.

DVD-based

5 sessions

5 sessions

NEW

NEW

Embracing Interfaith Cooperation Eboo Patel on Coming Together to Change the World Eboo Patel with Tim Scorer

Embracing Spiritual Awakening Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamics of Experiential Faith Diana Butler Bass with Tim Scorer

Interfaith commentator Eboo Patel believes religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He explores what it means to be “literate” about other faiths, how interfaith cooperation “works” and why, the skills needed for interfaith cooperation, and the significant role that our institutions, can play in this process. 9781606741191 846863019106

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Diana Butler Bass expands on the ideas she developed in her recent book, Christianity After Religion, exploring what Christianity may look like “beyond religion and beyond the church.” Coming September 2013.

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6 sessions Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today’s “Pharaohs” Walter Brueggemann with Tim Scorer

Embracing a Life of Meaning Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters Kathleen Norris with Tim Scorer A unique viewpoint of “what matters most,” including: Belief (that to which we give our hearts); The Bible (the collective story of the Christian people); Community (where individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance); Place (faith within the space of home, church, land, and people); Us (what it means to remain in God’s image, countering our selfishness to embrace the world and its needs). 9781606741139 846863018888

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Walter Brueggemann presents a compelling 6-session exploration of faith and develops the contemporary significance and relevance of the Old Testament prophets as uncredentialed purveyors of moral coherence in a world of power, money, and violence.

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Embracing an Adult Faith Marcus Borg on What it Means to Be Christian Marcus Borg with Tim Scorer

This study surveys 2000 years of Western history, identifying the great upheavals that occur in Western culture and Christianity every 500 years. The last was the Great Reformation of the 1500’s. The next is happening now. What are the implications (both culturally and spiritually)? What are the key questions and issues? And, perhaps most importantly, where are you, at this moment? Might you be an emergence Christian?

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Embracing Emergence Christianity Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale Phyllis Tickle with Tim Scorer

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Borg invites us to join him in revisiting Christianity’s most fundamental questions: Who is God? What does salvation mean? What place does Jesus hold in contemporary Christian faith? In this faith-formation resource, participants enjoy the rare privilege of witnessing Marcus in dialogue with a small, diverse group of adults as they honestly, and sometimes painfully, confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers.

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Adult Small-Group Studies A deeper study of Sunday sermons Jacob Armstrong authors three sets of small-group resources that allow church members to further study his Sunday sermon series. Each flash drive of topical sermons will contain: sermon outlines, a video trailer, professional PowerPoint graphics, promotional art, and a small-group leader guide. Also included are printed versions of the sermons that Jacob delivered. Each devotional participant book is coordinated with sermons allowing church members to bring the sermon message home and provide additional insights and inspiration until the next Sunday. Abingdon Press. JACOB ARMSTRONG came to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, after graduating seminary to start Providence United Methodist Church. He has a heart for seeing people who feel disconnected from God find hope, healing, and wholeness in Christ. His most formative experiences have been mission opportunities in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Armstrong is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and The University of the South, School of Theology.

NEW Upside Down A Different Way to Live Jacob Armstrong Jesus turns the religion of his day and the religion of our day upside down as he talks about how we are to live. This series uses the common New Year mindset of starting new things, and couples that timely idea with what a life lived differently for Jesus would mean for a great year. Drawing upon the teachings of Christ from the Sermon on the Mount, this 4-week, topical sermon series is perfect for kicking off a new year—or anytime your church needs a fresh start. Coming October 2013. 9781426773730 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide 9781426773778 Daily Readings ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com)

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NEW The God Story Jacob Armstrong A 7-week series seeking to help congregants see the threads that run throughout the story of God’s people culminating in Jesus and the Resurrection. The series uses classic components of story to help people see their own place and role in God’s story. Coming October 2013. 9781426773754 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide $29.99; $23.99 9781426773792 Daily Readings $8.99; $5.66 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com)

NEW Loving Large Jacob Armstrong This 4-week series seeks to move people to action in their Christian faith. In a world that seems to run on money, greed, oil, and power, etc., what would our world look like if it ran on the love of God? How can we infuse this world-changing love into our community and world? The series gives real opportunities for people to serve God and love their neighbor, culminating with a possible churchwide day of service to the community. Coming October 2013. 9781426773761 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide 9781426773785 Daily Readings ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Coordinates sermon and devotional content for post-Easter A comparison of Christian vs. secular values 4 weeks (28 days)

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Adult Small-Group Studies Individual, small groups, Sunday school, book clubs

A meditation on God’s promises Unbroken 8 Enduring Promises God Will Keep Jeff Vines

I Am Revealed Knowing God on a First-Name Basis Mike Baker

Can you count on promises made by your best friend? Your doctor? Your financial adviser? Unbroken is a reminder that life’s foundation is secure for anyone who stands on God’s enduring promises. Each chapter focuses on one of God’s key promises found in God’s Word. The book provides inspirational and practical help for meditating on God’s enduring promises and presents practical ways to live out the truths of God’s promises. It concludes with questions to challenge individuals or small groups. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at Unbroken, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing.

Even though God is beyond our full comprehension, we can know God’s nature and character by digging into God’s Word and seeking to know God day by day. Each chapter focuses on God’s nature and attributes as illustrated by one of God’s personal names/descriptions found in the Old Testament and provides insight into relevant daily application. The book features modern-day stories, relevant questions for individual reflection or group discussion, plus suggestions for further study and activities. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at the book, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing. 9780784735725

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A look at Jesus’ life-changing parables

Unnamed Unsuspecting Heroes Singled Out By God Chris Travis God often chooses unsuspecting heroes and writes unlikely endings to God’s stories. Many Bible characters are unnamed, yet their adventures reveal the kind of lasting impact that God intends each of us to have. Each chapter in Unnamed focuses on one unnamed hero. Using solid biblical insight, the book shows how God intends to fill our lives with significance and adventure. Includes questions to help individuals or small groups identify next steps. Discussion guide sessions parallel a chapter from Unnamed, taking a more in-depth look. Standard Publishing.

For centuries, people have heard Jesus’ extraordinary parables and had their lives turned upside down. Each chapter of Inverted focuses on the unusual twists and unexpected ending of one of Jesus’ parables. The book not only gives insight into Jesus’ words, “Didn’t See That Coming” questions challenge individuals or small groups to change their attitudes, relationships, maybe even their lives. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at the book, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing. Book Participant Discussion Guide

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Go deeper into the themes from the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. You will see the heart of God in this documentary-style video that brings to life the book’s themes of the transforming power of love and friendship. The Conversation Kit features five 8- to 10-minute DVD sessions; new interviews and stories from Hall and Moore; a Participant Guide with a biblical lesson and thought-provoking questions for personal reflection or group discussion. May purchase the DVD and the Participant Guide separately. Thomas Nelson. 9781418542863 9781418542870 9781401677909

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Faith Lessons from Same Kind of Different as Me Ron Hall and Denver Moore

The issue of our identity underlies our struggles in life. And as Christians, many of us don’t fully understand who we are. What we do doesn’t determine who we are. Rather, who we are in Christ determines what we do. Mark Driscoll explores Christian identity in this in-depth study of Ephesians especially designed for students and women. Also contains inspiring ideas for life application. Team Study Pack contains one each: DVD Study, Participant Guide, Leader Guide. Thomas Nelson.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ Mark Driscoll

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Release your heroic potential!

Inverted Living Out the Perspective-Changing Parables Jesus Told Tom Ellsworth

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Adult Small-Group Studies Small-group

Individual, small-group, churchwide 4 weeks / 6 video sessions NEW Altar Ego Becoming Who God Says You Are Craig Groeschel

NEW Holy Spirit Here and Now Trevor Hudson

Abandon self worth based on possessions and accomplishments, and turn instead to the eyes of God for definition. This inspiring 4-week church experience expands on the teaching from Groeschel’s book of the same name. The campaign kit includes one each: hardcover book; Study Guide; DVD-ROM, campaign guide; plus 4 sermon outlines and promotional materials. Zondervan.

Many Christians feel that something is missing from their relationship with God. Trevor Hudson invites readers into a fresh relationship with the Holy Spirit, reassuring them that “the Holy Spirit is deeply at work in you, right at this moment, wherever you are.” Each chapter includes a simple exercise to help them connect with the Holy Spirit in their daily lives, plus questions for small-group discussion. Upper Room Books. Coming July 2013.

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The Circle Maker Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears Mark Batterson

D Series Studies The D Series provides basic, easy-to-apply small-group studies on five essential topics for spiritual growth. Each four-session study is Bible-based and follows the learning pattern of addressing head (mind), heart (emotions or affective reasoning), hands (action), and habits (spiritual practices). Wesleyan Publishing House.

Based on the book of the same name, this study helps participants gain a deeper understanding of prayer in order to more consistently practice it. The 4-session DVD combines teaching and creative elements. The kit includes one each: Participant’s Guide, DVD, Getting Started Guide, plus 4 sermon outlines and church promotional materials. Zondervan. 9780310333098 9780310684329 9780310333081 9780310684459 9780310333029

Participant’s Guide Participant’s Guide with DVD DVD-ROM Curriculum Kit Original Hardcover Book

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Starting A Relationship with God Knowing What Christians Believe Living a Holy Life Finding a Place to Serve Experiencing Baptism and Communion

6 sessions

The Grace Course Realizing the Good Life Now Steve Goss, Rich Miller, and Jude Graham Some Christians fall into the trap that once saved, they must perform good works to maintain God’s acceptance. This course is designed to help them receive assurances of God’s daily grace. The Leader’s Guide CD includes PowerPoint presentations. The DVD hosted by Goss and Miller is supplemented by leader interviews. Monarch Books/Kregel.

Joy Together Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation Lynne M. Baab A practical guide for Christian leaders on how to involve their congregations or small groups in six joyful spiritual practices— thankfulness, fasting, contemplative prayer, lectio divina, hospitality, and Sabbath keeping. Discussion questions included. Westminster John Knox Press. $17.00; $10.71

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Holy Nomad The Rugged Road to Joy Matt Litton

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DVD-ROM Study, 6 video sessions Softcover Study Guide Softcover Study Guide with DVD Curriculum Kit, Hardcover Original Hardcover Book

Your faith is not just a ticket to heaven—it is a matter of Joy. But what if we were meant to be nomads, always on the move, journeying with God? Holy Nomad is a motivational call for readers to live a radical, liberated life of faith and of absolute freedom and fulfillment. This book calls for readers to divest themselves from all the things that hold us back in order to go on this nomadic adventure. Abingdon Press. 9781426748592

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Adult Small-Group Studies Explores psalm themes

Small-group

Write-your-own psalm exercises

6 sessions NEW The Jew Named Jesus Discover the Man and His Message Rebekah Simon-Peter

NEW Finding Your Voice in the Psalms An Invitation to Honest Prayer Elizabeth J. Canham

The author says “Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew, lived a Jew, died a Jew, and resurrected a Jew. He was no backsliding Jew, but an observant Jew….I believe it’s important for the church to own that and to claim it proudly. I believe how we see, name, and claim Jesus has everything to do with how we see, name, and claim each other.” Simon-Peter, an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, was also born and raised a Jew. She challenges Christians to rethink Jesus’ identity as a Jew, and in the process, to consider ways to continue to heal the breaches between Jews and Christians? Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

Liz Canham conveys her love for the psalms in a way that will surely lure others to discover their beauty and power. The book does not look at every psalm but explores seven themes found throughout the psalms— including anger and disappointment, God’s faithfulness, and learning to praise. The book equips readers to pray the psalms and start writing psalms for personal prayer and worship. Each chapter concludes with a psalm prayer, suggestion for reflection, and a prompt for writing an original psalm. Includes leader’s guide. Upper Room Books. 9780835811958

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Use beads to deepen faith

Illustrations throughout

4-week Bible study

NEW Consider the Birds A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible Debbie Blue

NEW A Bead and a Prayer A Beginner’s Guide to Praying with Beads Kristen E. Vincent

From biblical times to today, humans have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. The birds of Scripture, though admired, are largely unseen and under-appreciated. The author highlights 10 biblical birds—including the dove, quail, and birds of prey—and explores their significance in familiar and unfamiliar stories. With these (usually) minor characters at the forefront, the book’s poignant life lessons illuminate how God’s mysterious grace is sometimes most evident in God’s simplest of creatures. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013.

This 4-week Bible study introduces Protestants to prayer beads as a tool for connecting with God. Participants will explore the history and art of using beads in prayer, discover ways to pray with beads, and learn how beads can help them deepen their faith, understand Christian beliefs, and listen to God. Upper Room Books. Coming August 2013.

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Small-group Heaven on Earth Realizing the Good Life Now Chris Seidman and Joshua Graves

Individual, small-group Deeply Loved 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus Keri Wyatt Kent Gives participants tools to help experience Jesus’ love in a personal way, demonstrating that God loves the individual, not just mankind in general. This 40-day resource offers a specific step for the reader to participate in each day, including solitude, hourly prayer, Scripture memory, journaling, Sabbath, giving, and serving others in community. Abingdon Press. 9781426744815 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Often, the good life is a busy, exhausted, driven, unhappy life. What if there was a different way to live—now, not when we get to heaven? A short list of “blessings”— the Beatitudes—is Jesus’ explanation of “the good life.” If we understand them, we realize they’re less about what we do and more about what God is doing. Two dynamic pastors explore Jesus’ central message and offer practical guidance on realizing “the good life” now. Abingdon Press. 9781426749049 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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The Cycle of Grace Living in Sacred Balance Trevor Hudson and Jerry P. Haas This groundbreaking resource speaks to a familiar condition today: spiritual burnout. This workbook-video combo sheds light on how Christians get stuck in a cycle of works—doing things for God—rather than living in God’s grace. The text by Haas guides readers through journaling questions and unpacks the video by well-known pastor Hudson that opens each chapter. Upper Room Books. 9780835811989 Workbook $16.00; $10.72 Workbook includes a FREE downloadable 10-min. video at www.Bookstore.Upperroom.org

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Adult Spiritual Growth Psalm-based devotions

12-step companion Higher Power Seeking God in 12-Step Recovery Douglas D. Himes Willpower is not enough. You need more. You need a Higher Power. Every recovering alcoholic or addict—regardless of length of sobriety—will reach a time when the only thing that stands between him or her and picking up a drink or drug will be a personal relationship with a Higher Power. This book is an invitation to explore and nurture that relationship. Reconnecting with the Christian roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, Higher Power combines classic biblical teaching, spiritual formation, and contemporary 12-step practice. It’s an excellent resource for anyone in recovery seeking to develop a personal relationship with a loving and merciful God. Abingdon Press.

NEW Freedom From Worry 28 Days of Prayer Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson offers practical suggestions for people who worry too much in this book of 28 daily devotions. Based on the Psalms, each day’s reading helps the reader turn toward God in a time of worry rather than obsess over all of his or her concerns. Wilson emphasizes God’s loving nature and steers readers away from guilt if worry doesn’t disappear immediately. Upper Room Books.

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Thrive Live Like You Matter Lisa Toney

Ragged Hope Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices Cynthia Ruchti It is one thing to live with the consequences of your own choices, but what happens when your life is changed because of someone else’s? This insightful and uplifting guide will comfort, support, and encourage you through whatever situation you must face. Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself, assures readers that God is ever present and God’s love never wavers. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation, especially those we did not cause. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2013.

When the accumulation of possessions becomes our driving force, we will not thrive. Yet when we make a unique contribution to society, we will grow, both as individuals and as a community. Thrive offers practical principles for living that will guide you to fulfill the life God has planned for you. Author Lisa Toney helps you celebrate your unique and God-given role and then encourages you to live life to the fullest. Life should not just happen to you. Thrive provides resources to shape your life for fulfillment and contribution to our planet. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013.

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Compelling stories about overcoming pain & suffering

Written in lay terms NEW Hardwired Finding the God You Already Know James Miller

Relentless Hope Extracting the Precious from the Worthless Beth Guckenberger

There is a vast Christian audience that longs for clear explanations in their “case for God” that gives them reason, confidence, and the language to effectively communicate their belief. Hardwired is that book, that confidence, that accessible wisdom, and that language! Building on the biblical principle that God’s existence is plain in what God has made, Hardwired makes the case for our natural lives giving us a language for God’s existence. Filled with humor, metaphor, and whimsy, Hardwired will empower the layperson to find God without a PhD. It’s readable and fun, even as it rests on a credible, scholarly foundation. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

A book that speaks to orphaned souls and those who have just felt that way: parents agonizing over prodigal children; addicts; people enduring physical, mental, or spiritual suffering; and people of all types who have lost something—loved ones, family, jobs, innocence, a chance…their way. Beth’s compelling stories—interwoven with the wisdom of Scripture—will resonate with anyone seeking to find purpose in the midst of pain. Though people may feel confused, lost, or abandoned, there is hope. This book offers useful and meaningful messages for the individual reader, pastors, families, church leaders, and small groups. God is writing the story of our lives, and the story’s not over yet. Standard Publishing. 9780784731789

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Adult Devotions and Journals NEW My Strength and My Song A Year with the Psalms Simon Peter Iredale The Psalms are rich in powerful and evocative imagery, reflecting timeless emotions and experiences. Contemporary readers join the psalmists in seeking and finding the God of hope, comfort, strength, protection, and renewal. This book guides readers on a yearlong journey through the Psalms, with weekly personal study/ reading. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426760471 $9.99; $6.29 also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) (

NEW Practical Grace How to Find God in the Everyday Robert K. Hudnut

In Order My Steps, Marjorie L. Kimbrough provides inspiration, hope, and encouragement for centering your day on God and God’s will for you. This book of daily devotions, each of which includes Scripture, a Scripture-related daily reflection question, and a prayer, will help you balance the day’s tasks and challenges with the joy of living in Christ. Abingdon Press.

Hudnut combines depth, grace, and practical faith to bring us one of the most moving devotionals of the decade. Using Scripture as a starting point, he creates engaging readings that bring faith near while carefully mining biblical principles to provide readers with tools for addressing everyday problems, helping them gain insight, and live lives of practical grace. Abingdon Press. Coming June 2013.

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Thankful Practicing the Grace of Gratitude: 52 Weekly Devotions Karen Moore

NEW Music for Your Heart Reflections from Your Favorite Songs and Hymns Ace Collins

NEW Order My Steps Bible Moments to Start the Day Marjorie L. Kimbrough

This best-selling and award-winning author takes you behind the scenes of favorite songs and hymns to show how the lyrics and music began. Through insider stories, artist bios, and inspiration from Scripture, he reflects on the biblical truths in these classics. Gives inspiration to curious music enthusiasts as well as those seeking devotional meditation. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

This interactive devotional begins each week with an inspiring, Scripturebased message and then provides Scripture readings and thoughts for each day of that week. Over the course of the year, readers will build their gratitude muscles and strengthen their resolve to seek out the good that is so abundant in every life. Abingdon Press.

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Jesus Today Experiencing Hope Through His Presence Sarah Young The beloved author of the best-selling devotional, Jesus Calling, now shares another deeply spiritual devotional to help readers grow in grace, hear from God, and walk with “Jesus Today”. Readers will be renewed with a deeper sense of hope as Sarah shares her own spiritual journey. Thomas Nelson. 9781400320097 Also available:

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Individual, small-group NEW Organizing Your Prayer Closet A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray Gina Duke For anyone who has ever questioned the practice of prayer or become frustrated with a lack of spiritual fervor, this book offers a holistic, new approach to revitalizing both. Inspiring and equipping with Scripture, inspirational quotes, and journaling space, it challenges you to 52 weekly lessons on interacting with Scripture, overcoming prayer hurdles, learning to pray authentically, and more. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013.

This book inspires a new encounter with “the living Word”—and jump-starts a deep and creative and hands-on approach to reading Scripture. Meet God in the margins. Engage in a divine conversation that transforms and guides. Let God shape your character from the living interaction on the pages of your Bible. Writing in the Margins is a book about making connections on the pages of your Bible— and introduces a devotional and scriptural path of engagement that is life-changing. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. (

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Enriching and relevant Bible studies for women who want to know and live in the Word

Discover how to find balance in life

DVD teaching by the author

NEW The Christ-Centered Woman Finding Balance in a World of Extremes Kimberly Dunnam Reisman

Study based on author’s best-selling book

In this six-week in-depth Bible study, Kimberly Dunnam Reisman draws upon her best-selling book The Christ-Centered Woman to provide a completely updated and expanded guide for helping women to find balance at every age and stage of life. Confronting the daily chaos of competing demands from a new perspective, she asks not “How do I juggle my responsibilities?” but “How do I make choices that reflect my relationship with Christ and his direction for my life?”

6 sessions

Using chapter three of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as a biblical foundation, the study identifies barriers to balanced living and explores what the Bible teaches about Christ-centered living. Women will discover how being centered in the Savior can help us contemplate, sort, and prioritize our callings. Through it all, we come to experience Christ as Rock, Solace, and Guide and find him the calm center from which we can wisely navigate the responsibilities of our lives. The DVD provides six video segments featuring Kim’s dynamic teaching. The Participant Book includes space for writing answers and recording reflections. The Leader Kit includes the following components: Participant Book, Leader Guide, DVD, and a Preview Book. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. $14.99; $9.44

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Uncover powerful truths about how God is working in your life NEW

Weekly focus on different Bible characters DVD featuring the author’s teaching

Namesake When God Rewrites Your Story Jessica LaGrone

6 sessions

Every name tells a story. Names in Scripture were often given to tell the story of a person’s identity, upbringing, or character. When transforming lives, God often brings more than we bargained for: new identities, new journeys, even new names. Namesake is a 6-week Bible study that explores the roots of biblical characters’ names and the transformational power of God through the stories of individuals who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. The DVD features six video teaching segments with Jessica. Boxed Kit contains one copy each: Leader Guide, Participant Book, DVD, and a Preview Book. Abingdon Press. 9781426761874 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426761881 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504037369 DVD 843504037376 Leader Kit 9781426763540 Preview Book

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Explore the deepest longing of every woman’s heart NEW Her Restless Heart A Woman’s Longing for Love and Acceptance Barbara Cameron

Best-selling Amish fiction author Combines Christian fiction and in-depth Bible study

Explore the longing of every woman’s heart with the best-selling Amish fiction author of A Time to Love and A Time to Heal, in a Bible study based on her novel Her Restless Heart. This study is the second title in the Faith and Fiction Bible study series, which uses Christian fiction as a backdrop for exploring biblical themes. Just as Jesus used stories to teach important principles, this six-week study draws on the story of a young Amish woman to shed light on the Bible’s answer to the deepest longing of a woman’s heart.

Video interviews with author 6 sessions

The Participant Book features five guided studies per week and includes a plot summary, character sketches, insights from Scripture, excerpts from the novel, and questions with space for writing—so that reading the novel is not required. The DVD contains six brief interviews with Barbara sharing insights, stories, and behind-the-pages details. Abingdon Press. 9781426761706 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426761737 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504037321 DVD Also available: 9781426714276 Original Novel

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Discover healing through forgiveness and grace

Best-selling author

Healing Waters A Bible Study on Forgiveness, Grace, and Second Chances with Melody Carlson

Small-group

In Healing Waters, the first study in the new Abingdon Women Faith and Fiction Bible study series, popular Christian fiction author Melody Carlson draws upon her trilogy The Inn at Shining Waters to invite participants on an exciting journey toward healing. Using the stories, themes, and characters of the novels as a backdrop, this eight-week study explores the need for forgiveness and mercy and the role that second chances and new beginnings play in healing both our spirits and our relationships.

8 sessions DVD-based

The Participant Book includes five guided Bible studies per week, plot summaries, novel excerpts, and character sketches—so that reading the novels is not required. The DVD contains eight brief interviews with Melody sharing insights, stories, and behind-thepages details. Abingdon Press. $12.99; $8.18 $14.99; $9.44

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Enriching and relevant Bible studies for women who want to know and live in the Word

Learn to live a life of unshakable faith and leave a spiritual legacy for those who follow you

Develop rock-solid faith Teaching & music DVD segments with Babbie

NEW This I Know For Sure Taking God at His Word Babbie Mason

6 sessions

Do you have a longing to know God more intimately? Do you desire a rock-solid faith to believe God for the challenges you are facing, regardless of how you may feel? This six-week Bible study by award-winning Gospel singer-songwriter and Bible teacher Babbie Mason challenges you to examine your personal relationship with God, make up your mind to believe God’s Word—regardless of your feelings or circumstances—and take hold of some non-negotiable principles of the faith. Whether you are wrestling with questions or fears, struggling in your relationships, or facing a health, financial, or other crisis, these principles will enable you to trust God with your doubts, cease your wavering, and drive a spiritual stake of faith in the ground. The Participant Book draws upon the powerful words of 2 Timothy 1:12 as Babbie identifies five spiritual “landmarks” that point us to foundational promises in God’s Word we can know beyond a shadow of a doubt. Five devotional readings are provided for each week. The interactive format includes space for responding to questions and recording personal reflections. The DVD provides six video segments with Babbie, featuring teaching and original music. The Leader Kit includes the following components: Participant Book, Leader Guide, DVD, and the Preview Book. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426772450 Participant Book ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426772467 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504045500 DVD 843504045517 Leader Kit 9781426772481 Preview Book

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Discover the depth of God’s love

Embraced by God Seven Promises for Every Woman Babbie Mason Every woman longs to know that she is loved, accepted, and valued. Yet, many wonder, “Does God really love me as I am? Do I really matter to God?” In this 8-week study, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason helps women of all ages and walks of life to discover the depth and breadth of God’s great love and acceptance. Drawing upon her own personal journey to understand how much God loves her—not as a singer or teacher but as God’s beloved daughter—she equips women to accept God’s unfailing love as they understand and claim seven biblical promises.

Teaching & Music DVD segments with Babbie Small-group or class 8 sessions

The Participant Book provides five guided studies per week. The DVD features eight teaching video segments with Babbie, plus her original music. The Leader Kit contains one copy each: Leader Guide, Participant Book, DVD, and additional leader support resources. The Preview Book is pocket-sized and perfect for gift giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426754418 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426754401 Leader Guide, 8 Sessions 843504033934 DVD 843504033927 Leader Kit 9781426757747 Preview Book: Seven Promises for Every Woman Also available: 9781426741340 Original Book, Hardcover

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Women’s Studies Balance your needs with needs of others

Based on the New York Times’ best-selling book

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Video-based, 5 sessions

Renewed Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World Lucille Zimmerman

One Thousand Gifts A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Ann Voskamp

Women often have a difficult time balancing the needs of others with the need to nurture themselves. The demands of mothering, homemaking, work, and carrying out Jesus’ command to love others can leave women exhausted, sick, and resentful. Renewed offers women biblical and psychological permission to do self-care. It helps women understand the need to put themselves on “the list,” and through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, helps nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and ministry. Abingdon Press.

How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? In this smallgroup, video-based study Voskamp reveals the discovery that will open participants’ eyes to ordinary, amazing grace regardless of one’s circumstances. Helps participants enter a new way of life that will restore a joyful heart. Encourages participants to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God’s gifts—to really look at life and find the good in it. Zondervan. 9780310684404 9780310684398 9780310318651 9780310684381 Also available: 9780310321910

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Highly interactive 8 sessions

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Stuck The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free Jennie Allen

Café Chocolat Retreat Where Women Delight in God’s Grace A hassle-free, affordable way for a church to host a memorable experience for women! Using chocolate as a metaphor for God’s grace, women will taste God’s sweet goodness in abundance through in-depth Bible study, unforgettable worship, and fun activities. Kit includes Director Guide; Worship Leader Guide, 6 session leader guides, training and promotional DVD, easy-to-use graphics CD (with reproducibles), samples of all the participant items (journal, bracelet, service project, music CD, and tote bag), plus sample chapters of a follow-up Bible study and devotional. Group Publishing. 9780764490675

Retreat Kit

We are often so stuck in invisible struggles in our hearts and minds, we barely have space for God. These deep struggles are familiar to every one of us: brokenness, anger, discontentment, fear, and sadness. Until we recognize that we are stuck and in need of God, we will miss what God has for us. From drawing, journaling, or interacting with the homeless, women will have the opportunity to connect with each other and Scripture in deep and authentic ways. Kit includes DVD, Study Guide, a Scripture study, short 5-day-per-week lessons, a Leader Guide, Conversation Cards, and promotional resources. Thomas Nelson. 9781418548742 9781418548735

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Study Guide DVD-based Study Kit

8 author-led videos chapter intros

Individual or small-group 4 sessions per study

A Confident Heart How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises Renee Swope

Walking Bible Studies Becca Stevens A series of short readings and meditations that can serve as your field guide to learning more about Scripture as you travel through nature and life. Considers God’s world in relation to important biblical themes: Love, Peace, and Justice. Pocket-sized studies consist of 4 sessions which include prayer, Scripture, Stevens’ thoughts and stories, questions to reflect on or discuss, and activities. Abingdon Press.

Based on her best-selling book of the same name, Swope gives an encouraging message for any woman who wants to exchange her lack of self-confidence with lasting Godconfidence that will transform the way she thinks, feels, and lives. The 50-minute DVD includes eight video chapter introductions by the author plus a promotional trailer and downloadable group material. Revell Books. Coming July 2013. 9780800722500 Also available: 9780800719609

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Women’s Studies Interactive, topical studies

Revised & updated series

Individuals or groups

Individuals or groups Online video components

Women of the Word Bible Study Series

NEW Discover Together Series Sue Edwards

Each week’s study examines the topic in depth, digs into Scripture to find out what God’s Word has to say about it, offers readers the opportunity to reflect on the past and future of their walk with God, and suggests practical action steps to help readers apply what they have learned. Gospel Light.

Since 2007, Sue Edwards’s Bible studies have encouraged and equipped women with meaningful devotion, biblical principles, and timeless life lessons. Now with the series relaunch, Sue has revised and updated six of her studies to be more inviting and accessible to readers and is offering a brand new study on Revelation. Reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use, each study maintains their original lessons and questions but now also offers inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute supplemental videos of Sue providing historical and cultural background, teaching important truths found in each week’s lesson, or asking thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion. Scan the video QR code with a smart phone or visit the series website (www.DiscoverTogetherSeries.com). Kregel Publications.

Each, $9.99 A Woman After God’s Heart 9780830752331 Eadie Goodboy

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The Beauty of Intimacy 9780830757107 Jane Hansen and Marie Powers

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Building Better Relationships 9780830752362 Bobbie Yagel

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Captivated by God 9780830754953 Agnes Lawless and Eadie Goodboy

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Free from Worry 9780830752324

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From Shame to Beauty 9780830752355 Marie Powers

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The Gift of Forgiveness 9780830755813 Eva Gibson

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Proverbs 1, 9 Weeks Proverbs 2, 9 Weeks Ephesians, 9 Weeks Luke, 8 Weeks Psalms, 9 Weeks 1 Peter, 9 Weeks Revelation, 9 Weeks

Simple, fun activities help understanding of Scripture

Tailored for women Individual or group

Flexible: small/large groups

As little as 20 minutes

6-week series

Fresh Life Women’s Study Series Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose

Simply Relevant Relational Bible Series For Women

The Fresh Life series was created by women, for women—women who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming commitment of time. With each lesson, with a group or by yourself, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible and develop a deeper intimacy with God. David C. Cook Publishing.

The Simply Relevant series makes it easy to introduce others to Jesus—and strengthen lifelong relationships with him. It’s great for those who have never studied the Bible, and it’s packed with new insights for those who have studied for years. Easy to lead and do...no leader guide required. All the directions for the hostess are included throughout the study. No prep. No homework. Just show up and get involved. Well-structured, engaging sessions. Each session begins with a fun snack and time to mingle, and then women experience an activity that instills the Scripture they’ll learn that day. Women will close their time together by committing to apply what they discovered...and share in more girlfriend time. Great for new friends and “first-timers.” Simply Relevant is a perfect entry point for women who have never studied the Bible before. All the Scripture is included right next to the questions. And women well-versed in Scripture will be renewed by the series, too. Flexible. This 6-week series is great for 4 women, 50 women, or more! Each session lasts about 2 hours or less. Group Publishing. Each, $9.99 9780764441424 9780764441417 9780764434440 9780764434457 9780764438899 9780764438905

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Live Beautifully A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther 9780781406123

Live Deeply A Study in the Parables of Jesus 9781434799869

Live Fearlessly A Study in the Book of Joshua

Finding Balance: Steadiness in God Singing in the Rain: Finding Joy in Life’s Ups & Downs HeartSpa: 6 Sessions on Spiritual Refreshment Chocolate Boutique: 6 Sessions on Grace Savor the Moments: 6 Sessions on Patience A Taste of Freedom: 6 Sessions on Self-Control

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Live Relationally Lessons from the Women of Genesis 9781434767486

Live Abundantly A Study in the Book of Ephesians 9781434703309

Live Reflectively Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses 9780781405935

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Women’s Studies Studies to fit busy schedules

Individual, small-group

Minutes daily for 30 days

8 weekly lessons

Flourishing Faith Series Devotional Studies to Fit Your Life Kelli B. Trujillo

Sisters in Faith Bible Studies Series Each study examines the lives of amazing women who touched the heart of God and offers today’s women encouragement to live faithfully. 8 lessons per volume. Wesleyan Publishing House.

Is it possible to stay connected with God—to have a flourishing faith--even when life leaves us too busy to breathe? You can meaningfully connect with God, even when you don’t have 30 minutes or an hour every day to spend in God’s Word, by tuning in to God’s presence and listening to God’s voice, moment by moment. Each Flourishing Faith book is a thirty-day journey with three different faith-nourishing experiences each day. These experiences take just five to fifteen minutes. You’ll encounter God through a variety of daily experiences that foster a sense of curiosity and excitement, guiding you to engage emotionally, intellectually, creatively, and even physically. Each book also contains four “go deeper” ideas. Wesleyan Publishing House.

Simply Content: Finding Freedom in a Culture of Excess Valorie Bender Quesenberry Women learn to reject the hunger for more and embrace the satisfaction and freedom found in Christ. 9780898275698 $7.99; $5.35

Also available in this series: Redeeming Romance: Delighting in God’s Love God designed your desire for love as an echo of God’s divine romance with God’s people. 9780898274691 Valorie Bender Quesenberry $7.99; $5.35 Reflecting Beauty: Embracing the Creator’s Design Become empowered to resist our culture’s destructive beauty messages and embrace God’s heart of love for God’s daughters. 9780898274288 Valorie Bender Quesenberry $7.99; $5.35 Courageous Women in the Bible: Step Out in Faith—Live Life with Purpose Meet eight women who courageously followed God’s calling despite the cost. 9780898273373 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35 Transformed Women in the Bible: Explore Real Life Issues—Experience Real Life Change Meet several women who spent time with Jesus and were never the same. 9780898273397 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35 Sisters in the Bible: Celebrate Relationships—Experience God’s Power Meet sisters who illustrate the joys and challenges of sisterhood. 9780898273380 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35

NEW Embrace Your Worth. Realign your sense of self with what Scripture says about your worth and purpose. 9780898275599 $7.99; $5.35 NEW Restore Your Joy. Learn from Scripture what true joy is and how to nourish that joy in the center of your being. 9780898275650 $7.99; $5.35 Cultivate Your Character. Connect with God’s Spirit as he transforms you from the inside out. 9780898275629 $7.99; $5.35 Enrich Your Marriage. Explore what Scripture says about what you can do as a wife to help your marriage grow and flourish. 9780898275643 $7.99; $5.35 Two women interact

DVD film series

Verse-by-verse studies

Individual, small-group

6 weeks (5 lessons per wk.)

True Beauty Series Finding Your Identity in Jesus Lisa Chan

Friend to Friend Series Edna Ellison

A short-film series for women featuring Lisa Chan, from the creators of Ed’s Story and BASIC. Every film in the True Beauty series weaves Chan’s teaching with another woman’s story. Rich in Scripture and practical application, these unique films—which are ideal for small groups or individuals—point women to the freeing discovery that true beauty lies in the heart. With a personal reflection or small-group discussion guide. David C. Cook.

Written for two friends to study and experience together, these interactive Bible studies examine books of the Bible using folksy anecdotes, verse-by-verse analysis, questions for reflection, and prayers. The daily lessons—5 days a week over a 6-week period—encourage individuals and help friends encourage each other. New Hope Publishers.

NEW Friendships of Purpose A Shared Study of Ephesians

NEW Not of This World

Explores the gifts and heritage God has given and how we can walk worthy of our calling in response. Coming July 2013. 9781596693784

Viewers learn that living for eternity is the key to living fully right now rather than striving for the “perfect” family, job, or house. As Lisa reminds us, God is our treasure for all eternity. Freedom comes when we stop looking for worth in the things of the world. Coming August 2013.

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NEW Friendships of Faith A Shared Study of Hebrews

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A straightforward study of the most basic tenets of the Christian faith as outlined in the Book of Hebrews. 9781596693623

NEW Deny Yourself Lisa explores themes of humility, sacrifice, and service as she guides viewers into the peace and joy of surrendering themselves to God every day. 9780781408127

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Men’s Studies A celebration of family life by a dad & former pastor

NEW Know When to Hold ‘Em The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood John Blase Far from a typical parenting book, Know When to Hold ‘Em will encourage readers to see the roles of parent and father in new ways—as adventurers and risk-takers. Not simply another thin, trying-to-be-helpful “10 laws of great parenting” manual, this book moves into new territory as Blase invites fathers and parents into his imperfect, yet lovable, Christian home as he examines the risks, challenges, and great rewards of parenting. Written with the raw prose of one who is there, smack dab in the middle of possibly the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling—fatherhood is a risk-tasking venture.” Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013.

Great gift for fathers, grandfathers

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A 10-session study for men

Support for Christian men from other Christian men

Individual or small-group

Get Real A Spiritual Journey for Men Derek Maul When faced with the impossible expectations of being a man in our culture, of being both tough and tender, sensitive and stoic, many men find it easiest to put up a false face for the rest of the world. Behind that barrier men can find safety from the pressure they feel. But the price for that safety can be high. When Derek Maul found himself behind that barrier with his marriage at risk, he realized that to be honest about his feelings, he would need help from other Christian men to stay grounded in reality. He founded a group, called the Men’s Room where he and others covenanted to pray, share, and support one another in their attempts to get—and stay-—real. Maul shares the insights he learned about sharing honestly with other men in a way that is authentic, brave, and energizing in this engaging and enlightening collection of essays. Upper Room Books.

10 Life-Charged Words Real Faith for Men Derek Maul Men often find church a little…boring. When the church opts for a comfortable status quo instead of meaningful engagement with Christ, it can leave men cold. Because Jesus came to bring a life full of passion and purpose, this study looks at 10 key words, such as excellence, commitment, authenticity, and community—in a collection of meditations that speak to men’s personalities, helping them set priorities, sharpen their focus, and experience the zest of a life filled with meaning. Upper Room Books. 9780835811163

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Resources on Aging Simple, creative ideas

For middle-age and seniors

For churches, caregivers, family members, & friends

7 sessions

Joy Boosters 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults Missy Buchanan

Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan

Do you know an older person who could use some encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and former creativity educator, offers a bounty of simple, creative ways to increase the joy of older adults. This book is the perfect guide for families, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches who want to minister effectively to older adults. Upper Room Books.

As we age, the last third of our lives, from age 60 to 90 and beyond, if we’re lucky, poses its own special challenges. But this time also offers its own unique opportunities to draw closer to God. This book offers readers Bible-based meditations that address 7 topics essential to living the last third of life with purpose. Inspiring topics covered include facing limitations, continuing spiritual growth, and leaving a legacy. Helpful reflection questions make this book suitable for group use or for personal growth. Upper Room Books.

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Aging Faithfully 28 Days of Prayer 9780835810630

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Grief Recovery Cultivating new life from a season of grief

Small-group or class

A grief support program for your church

Caring ministry

Beyond the Broken Heart A Journey Through Grief Julie Yarbrough

8 sessions

How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an 8-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience combined with a deep love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal exploration of the grief journey. Abingdon Press. 9781426744372 Participant Book $12.99; $8.18 9781426744365 Leader Guide $15.99; $10.07 9781426744389 Daily Devotional $15.99; $10.07 ( also available for the above components, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504027889 DVD $39.99; $31.99 9781426745102 Preview Book: A Journey Through Grief $1.99 An affordable pocket-sized gift book that church pastors can give to the grief-stricken, offering comfort as well as spiritual and practical guidance for the journey through grief.

Save when you buy the Kit! 843504027896 Boxed Kit $69.99; $59.99 Includes a Participant Book, a Leader Guide, a Daily Devotional, DVD, and a Preview Book.

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Book: Inside the Broken Heart $14.99; $9.44 Grief Understanding for Widows and Widowers A standalone book that offers spiritual and practical guidance for the grieving process.

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Secure in the Storm Scriptures For Your Time of Need Julie Yarbrough

Treasures in the Darkness Letting Go of Pain, Holding On to Faith L. Lawrence Brandon

What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids about Death and Dying Joseph M. Primo

This pocket sized book is a beautiful collection of Scripture verses offering comfort and hope for the journey through grief. Organized for quick and easy searching, the over 150 promises will encourage, strengthen, and sustain. Fits inside a greeting card envelope. Abingdon Press.

The author’s faith was shaken when his son was killed. Through the story of his struggle, pain, and eventual victory in Christ, readers will gain spiritual understanding to help stay in faith while dealing with and overcoming private pain. Abingdon Press.

Some pastors and counselors find it hard to counsel grieving children. These kids are a high risk for substance abuse, depression, and suicide. They need open communication, normalization of grief, and patience. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

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Only God Knows Why A Mother’s Memoir of Death and Rebirth Amy Lyon

NEW The Dave Test A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times Frederick W. Schmidt When someone is suffering, in crisis, unhinged, or dying, is your first impulse to insulate yourself? Learn to move past your comfort zones and connect with those who suffer. Instead of running away or offering platitudes, be a real friend: take The Dave Test. It offers practical tools for helping those who need us. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013.

For a mother, losing a child feels like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Author Amy Lyon shares her own life-altering tragedy and invites readers to journey through the ruins of loss to find that, buried beneath the thick layers of sorrow, hope and joy can exist...even if you refuse to believe. Chalice Press. 9780827227521

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NEW The Gift of Encouragement Restoring Heart to Those Who Have Lost It Marjorie J. Thompson Sometimes words are not enough. This book offers practical help to give confidence and skill to pastors, Stephen ministers, congregational caregivers, and other persons serving those who need comfort in times of loss. Contains prayers, Scriptures, ways to think about the sacraments, and spiritual discipline suggestions. Abingdon Press. 9781426744198 $10.99; $6.92 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Marriage Studies New from Adam Hamilton!

DVD study based on book

NEW

Small group, Sunday school

Love to Stay Sex, Grace, and Commitment Adam Hamilton Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes courage, hard work, and lots of grace! This book will explore “Love, Sex, and Marriage” and what it takes to make love last. Drawing upon the results of a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with couples and marriage therapists, the latest research in the field, and wisdom from the Bible, we’ll look at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. The DVD is meant for group use, along with the hardcover book. The 60-minute DVD presents six 10-minute videos, one for each book chapter, featuring Adam Hamilton teaching. The Leader Guide includes everything a group leader needs to facilitate sessions and tailor them to the time and style of your group. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton.

6 sessions

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9781426759512 Hardcover Book ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426759543 Leader Guide 843504036904 DVD

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Official United Methodist resource

NEW Growing Love in Christian Marriage, Third Edition Official United Methodist Resource Jane P. and S. Clifton Ives (Pastor’s Manual); Joan and Richard Hunt (Couple’s Manual) Includes everything you need to have a comprehensive marriage ministry. The Pastor’s Manual is ideal for clergy to use during pre-wedding counseling sessions. It includes guidelines for mentoring couples. The Couple’s Manual, a pack of two (identical) books, helps couples learn more about themselves as a twosome as well as individually, addressing potential problem areas before, rather than after, the wedding. Pastors can present this official United Methodist resource to the couples for personal use during the counseling sessions. It includes worksheets to be completed by the future bride and groom, Scripture references about marriage, and interactive exercises. Both resources can be used with couples of all ages, whether they are entering their first marriage or remarrying. Abingdon Press.

Premarital, marital, and relationship counseling for couples of all ages Divided into 4 themes

9781426757914 Pastor’s Manual Book $14.99; $9.44 9781426757907 Couple’s Manual Books, 2-Pack $17.99; $11.33 ( available for both Pastor’s and Couple’s editions in Adobe and ePub formats, visit Cokesbury.com)

A fresh new look for this classic book

Be a marital “coach” 4 sessions

Advice for new couples

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Letters to Karen A Father’s Advice On Keeping Love in Marriage Charles W. Shedd

Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage A Pastor’s Resource Cameron Lee and James L. Furrow

Every bride wants her father’s blessing and to have the wisdom that comes from more than forty years of happy marriage. In this classic book, a father writes letters of love, encouragement, and advice to his newly engaged daughter. In his letters are hopes, dreams, and prayers that all parents share for their children as they begin a new chapter of their lives. Beloved for its thoughtfulness and insight, the advice found in Letters to Karen is as sound and relevant today as when it was originally written in 1965. Abingdon Press.

Help couples begin a successful marriage and provide pre-marriage guidance in a flexible four-session framework. This book provides pastors with tools to steer couples to pay attention to warning signs, see the bumps in the road before they hit them, and deal more skillfully with inevitable conflicts. No formal background in counseling is needed, because this is not counseling—it’s coaching. Be a coach who can help couples respond positively to the differences between them. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013.

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Stewardship Studies DVD-based

Enough Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Adam Hamilton

Churchwide & small-group

Adam Hamilton offers a campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose, and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world. In this program, participants are equipped to add greater simplicity and satisfaction to their lives, and leaders are equipped with a campaign timeline, sample communication pieces, sermon series notes, and artwork for PowerPoint and signage—all for easier implementation. Brian McLaren, author of The Secret Message of Jesus, states, “Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book—and the economic crisis it addresses—as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.” The book and DVD are suitable for individual reading or small-group study. Abingdon Press. 9781426702877 Stewardship Program Guide ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504004606 DVD with Leader Guide 9781426702334 Book 9781426742071 Hardcover Book (Revised/Updated) ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

5 sessions

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To view a FREE recorded webinar on the Enough stewardship program, visit webinars.cokesbury.com.

See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton.

Successful 40-day program

Transformed Living in Tough Times John Ed Mathison

Spiritual development A comprehensive kit Transformed Giving John Ed Mathison Offer your congregation more with this 40-day spiritual development program that focuses on prayer, presence, gifts, and service. You’ll see more giving, more participation, more commitment, more teamwork, more ownership, more service and more faith—leading to more generosity. The Program Kit includes a 40-Day Reading Book, a Participant’s Workbook, a Leader’s Guide with DVD, a Campaign Handbook, a Media Kit, 100 FREE Theme Commitment Cards, and a FREE 10-sheet sticker package (240 stickers total). Abingdon Press. 9781426711657 9780687334452 9780687334551 9780687334650 9780687334858 9780687642601

Program Kit 40-Day Reading Book (Qty. discounts available) Participant’s Workbook Leader’s Guide with DVD Commitment Cards (Pack of 100) Stickers (10-Sheet Pack—240 total)

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This program approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?” Thousands of congregations have experienced 15% to 30% increases in giving with this program in the first year, plus additional increases in subsequent years of use. You will need a copy of the Manual with the Guest Leader Guide & CD-ROM set for your pastor, chairperson, and guest leader. The remaining members of your team will each need a copy of the Team Member Manual. Don’t forget your Estimate of Giving Cards. You will need one for every family and individual member. Abingdon Press.

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Ministries emphasis

New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Herb Miller

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The program Transformed Giving has changed thousands of lives and congregations. But economic conditions are dramatically different since the program was published in 2006. People are out of work, and churches have experienced reduced giving. Mathison offers hope by going back to the Bible, looking to God, and lifting up the teachings of Jesus. Ideal for individual or group use. Abingdon Press.

Longtime popularity

Estimate of Giving Card Pack of 100 9780687064069

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Stewardship Studies What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? NEW

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first putting GOD first in living and giving Mike Slaughter In first, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a four-week all-church stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving with a special emphasis on missions. Parents are encouraged to model generosity for their children, readjust priorities in living and giving, and extend the topics of spending and giving to year-round life habits. The comprehensive Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide your group through the study: session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options and suggestions of ways to make the study meaningful. The DVD Leader Guide features Mike Slaughter as he guides us through the program. The book of devotional readings is a companion resource for program participants and includes short readings, Scripture, prayer, and stories. Abingdon Press. 9781426765544 first Program Guide with Flash Drive $29.99;$23.99 (Lays out basic plans for the campaign: schedules, team roles, sermon illustrations, worship helps, letters, and more. Art, files, schedules, and task lists are found on the accompanying flash drive.) 9781426762017 shiny gods DVD $39.99;$31.99 9781426761966 shiny gods Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426761942 shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us $14.99; $9.44 Hardcover Book (used as Adult Participant Book) 9781426762024 first Devotional Book $8.99; $5.66

For additional age level studies of first, see the Churchwide section (page 119).

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A new indirect approach

Committed to Christ Six Steps to a Generous Life Bob Crossman

DVD-based

A stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. After an introductory Sunday stressing the importance of commitment to Christ, the next six weeks are spent exploring six steps to a generous life:

6 weeks

• Prayer • Bible Reading • Worship • Witness • Financial Giving • Service With each step, participants are asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step. Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine. Program resources include everything a leader needs to organize and run a small group or Sunday school class in support of the program, including discussion questions, activities, and flexible session lengths and formats. The pocket book, Six Steps to Generous Life is priced for gift giving for every adult member in your church. Abingdon Press. 9781426743511 9781426743528 9781426743535 9781426743559 9781426754883

Program Guide with CD-ROM Readings and Study Book Small-Group Leader Guide DVD 40 Devotions for a Generous Life

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Boxed Kit $79.99; $63.99 Save when you buy the Kit! Kit includes one each of components listed here, plus a Free CD-ROM with Devotions and a Social Media Kit. Pocket book also available: 9781426746901 Six Steps to a Generous Life $1.99 843504028886

Based on Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Extravagant Generosity The Heart of Giving Michael Reeves, Jennifer Tyler, and Robert Schnase This stewardship program helps implant the heart of giving within a congregation. Built on Bishop Robert Schnase’s book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, it succeeds where other programs fail, because it offers all the components you need to implement the program simultaneously into your Sunday services, your small-group studies, and your members’ devotional time. It is an innovative stewardship program designed to move the entire congregation toward goal-oriented, mission-minded giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426728563 9781426729058 9781426729119

Program Guide with CD-ROM Small-Group and Worship DVD Small-Group Leader Guide

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Stewardship Resources Increase donor contributions fast!

Ways to move toward a lifestyle of generosity

NEW

Give to Live The Freedom of Being Generous with Your Life Stan Toler

Bounty Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie

Generosity does not come naturally to many of us, yet time after time, God’s Word instructs us to be generous with what we have. When we do so, we honor God, impact others, and receive a blessing in the process. In this timely and practical book, veteran senior pastor Stan Toler motivates and equips Christians to practice a lifestyle of generosity. Readers will discover practical ways to move toward a lifestyle of generosity, realize the impact their generosity can make on the world. Includes study guide with small-group discussion notes and questions. Wesleyan Publishing House.

Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Bounty explores the critical spiritual aspects of stewardship development, and clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. The authors provide ten immediately do-able and ultimately transformative steps that church leaders can take in any church setting. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426765971 $16.99; $10.70 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Transform fundraising

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Holy Currencies Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries Eric H.F. Law

Fearless Church Fundraising The Practical and Spiritual Approach to Stewardship Charles LaFond

Called a “must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode,” Holy Currencies teaches you how your ministry can become sustainable, grow, and thrive. Money is not the only currency for your missional ministry. The author outlines the six blessings it needs to be to be successful: time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money. Includes exercises and activities for individuals and groups. Chalice Press. $16.99; $11.38

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This resource—part handbook, part workbook, part spiritual guidebook—removes the terror from stewardship, urging leaders to focus on deep spiritual conversion and a clear, compelling mission. Former monk and popular consultant Charles LaFond presents irresistible, userfriendly text, road-tested strategies, and sample campaign documents with a spiritual director’s sensitivity. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228635

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Expert advice

Learn how to inspire giving

Whose Offering Plate Is It? New Strategies for Financial Stewardship J. Clif Christopher

Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate A New Vision for Financial Stewardship J. Clif Christopher

Change how you fundraise A Spirituality of Fundraising The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series Henri J. M. Nouwen; edited by John S. Mogabgab Fundraising is a ministry. Christians must explore whether they find security in God or their possessions. Drawing on Scripture, Nouwen emphasizes that individuals must be moved to a common vision in order to feel generous. Fundraising involves not only the gift of many to a common goal but also the gifts of involvement, energy, and prayer for a common mission. Upper Room Books. 9780835810449

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For an additional study from Henri J. M. Nouwen, see page 97.

Learn good financial habits Rich Church, Poor Church Keys to Effective Financial Ministry J. Clif Christopher

The author offers simple, strategic advice on such difficult questions as: How do I gain access to donor records when my church has prohibited it for a hundred years? How do I explain a meeting with just strong givers without alienating those who aren’t? How can we advocate online giving without encouraging credit card abuse? What should letters to different giving constituencies look like? Abingdon Press.

Unlike leading nonprofit agencies and institutions, churches often fail to convince potential givers that their gifts will have impact and significance. In this book, J. Clif Christopher lays out the main reasons for this failure to capture the imagination of potential givers, as well as methods for communicating stewardship needs and benefits. Abingdon Press.

Does your church have the necessary funds to do ministry? In this important work, made even more relevant by our economic times, Christopher contrasts the traits of productive, transformational congregations with those who perennially fail to secure the funds they need. Gain insight into the necessary financial habits that form the foundation of successful ministry. Abingdon Press.

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Leadership Resources Develop church vitality

Radical church transformation NEW See, Know & Serve the People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy

Vital Churches Changing Communities and the World Jorge Acevedo

Communities and congregations are changing. Our reliance on “best ministry practices” no longer makes sense. In this important and groundbreaking book, Bandy shows professional and lay leaders how to see the people in our communities with unparalleled clarity, so we can serve them and fulfill our mission effectively. He demonstrates with real-world examples how to translate this information into strategies and tactics. Includes helpful charts and diagrams, making the material surprisingly easy to digest and share. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013.

What do vital congregations have in common? Acevedo highlights how churches can develop behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry by focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission. The book includes brief summaries gleaned from research from the Vital Congregations Initiative, as well as stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Abingdon Press.

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NEW Fulfilled Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy Kirk Byron Jones

NEW Next Surviving a Leadership Transition Marvin A. Moss

Leadership can be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Fulfilled articulates a new approach for exhausted leaders: we must tap into the wellspring of our inner capacities. The author examines three inner capabilities that vibrant leaders draw upon in daily life. These capabilities are not the exclusive possession of the gifted, faithful few, but are grace provided for all. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

Resistance to change is common, and deadly to new church leadership. Leadership transition is a critical point for a church and incoming leaders need a realistic perspective and practical ideas. Moss draws from personal experiences and biblical examples, providing new leaders practical principles and empowering them to build solid foundations effectively, calmly, and with determination—no matter who came before. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013.

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Serving From the Heart Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile

Replenish Leading From a Healthy Soul Lance Witt

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Leaders function on two stages—the front stage (publicly), and the back stage (privately). One cannot lead successfully front stage when the back stage is depleted. There is urgent need for soul care in the private lives of leaders. Replenish helps leaders focus on their interior life in order to remain spiritually healthy. In a caring, encouraging tone, it shows how develop healthy spiritual practices, avoid burnout, craft a healthy leadership culture, develop better church systems, and move toward unhurried lives. Baker Books. 9780801015564 9780801015557 9780801013546

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NEW The Catalyst Leader 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker Brad Lomenick Many Christian leaders are not sure how best to use their present skills or what new skills they need to acquire for continued success. The Catalyst Leader identifies 8 essential and key characteristics for leading well now and over the next 20 yrs. The DVD-based kit includes: 8 study sessions; videos for small group/individuals; and one Participant Guide. Thomas Nelson. 9781418550813 9781401677718 9781418550837

Kit, 8 Sessions Add’l Leader DVD Participant Guide

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NEW A Quiet Pentecost Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life Dwight Judy

9781426735998 Participant Workbook $19.99; $12.59 9781426736001 Leader Guide 6 sessions $12.99; $8.18 843504020385 DVD, Revised $39.99; $31.99 9781426736254 Digital Download Toolkit, Revised $19.99 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

Over the past 30 years, a quiet revolution has taken place in Christian life. Many “small Pentecosts” are happening as people of all ages discover the power of spiritual formation practices such as daily prayer, meditative reading of Scripture, walking a labyrinth, spiritual direction, and more. Judy weaves together stories from more than 40 congregations that testify to the quiet Pentecost revolution. This book includes a guide for churches that want to start a spiritual formation ministry. Upper Room Books.

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This acclaimed, successful, DVD-based program from Church of the Resurrection helps you recruit and train volunteers for work and leadership. In this updated edition, church members undertake a 6-wk. self-evaluation of spiritual gifts and talents. The Digital Download Toolkit contains everything on the DVD and supports interactive group study. Abingdon Press.

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Outreach Resources Tools to reach more people

Help for converting non-Christians

NEW Overflow Increase Worship Attendance and Bear More Fruit Lovett H. Weems Jr. and Tom Berlin

Includes study questions NEW Unearthing My Religion Real Talk about Real Faith Mary Gray-Reeves

Worship is at the center of the congregation’s life. The church, of course, is more than worship, but without vital worship attendance, it is unlikely that members are growing and new disciples are being brought to faith. Worship attendance is also the one factor where improvement tends to help every other aspect of the church’s ministry. This book is written for those who have a passion for more people to worship God. It provides these motivated people the tools they need to reach more people and offers specific strategies for each “attendance season” of the year. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426767517

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Episcopal Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves takes six words related to Christian faith and translates them so they speak more broadly to those who proclaim themselves “spiritual but not religious.” Tying together Jesus’ parables and life today, this engaging title promises to help non-Christians explore faith and spiritual practice and train Christians to speak clearly about the things that matter most. A brief, engaging read with ample spiritual applications. Perfect for new Christians or for leaders engaging non-Christian communities. Study questions included. Morehouse Publishing. Coming September 2013. 9780819228871

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Relational evangelism

Individual, small-group, all-church

Practical steps

Outreach activities

NEW Get Their Name

NEW Portable Faith How to Take Your Church to the Community Sarah Cunningham

Grow Your Church by Building Relationships Bob Farr, Doug Anderson, Kay Kotan Change your church culture. Create an outwardly focused environment where hospitality and invitation happen Sunday and every day of the week. This book offers five steps to help congregations go public with their faith—from service projects to sharing faith with people who want to know more about Christ and the church. It offers tactics to increase individual and church competency with relational evangelism. Learn Learn what works: Starting conversations, following up, navigating unfamiliar settings. Share the good news boldly. Abingdon Press. 9781426759314

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This book provides simple but effective ways to help people go public with their faith. It provides samples of activities and exercises that encourage people to meet other people in the community. The activities are flexible and workable even with small budgets and can be done by individuals, Bible study groups, Sunday morning classes, or by the entire church. By the end of the book, Sarah Cunningham hopes that you will look at your church community with new eyes. Abingdon Press. 9781426755156

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Personal evangelism

9780310494157 Book, Softcover $14.99; $10.04 9780310694793 Curric. Kit, updated $57.99; $46.39 9780310694816 DVD Study, 4 Weeks $26.99; $21.59

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This witty and funny series contains lifechanging and churchchanging studies of prayer and faith sharing. It sparkles with life, practicality, and spiritual depth. Start with Unbinding the Gospel, then use Unbinding Your Heart. Each study now includes a personal prayer journal. Chalice Press.

Unbinding the Gospel, Second Edition Real Life Evangelism 8 weeks, 40 days of prayer for church leaders. 9780827238084

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Catch A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism (Revised) Debi Williams Nixon with Adam Hamilton

Real Life Evangelism Series Martha Grace Reese

UPDATED KIT

Become atuned to promptings from the Holy Spirit to leave your circle of comfort, make simple walks across rooms, and extend a hand of care, compassion, and inclusiveness to people far from God. The Kit includes DVD with videos; one each of Leader’s and Participant Guides, hardcover book, and getting started guide; plus sermon and promotional materials. Zondervan.

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Small-group or all-church

4-week, DVD study Just Walk Across the Room Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith Bill Hybels

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A comprehensive, 4-week program with practical ideas to help any size church attract visitors and become outward-focused. It implements proven techniques from Church of the Resurrection. The Program Guide with DVD-ROM contains training clips, Bible study, worship, promotional material. The Small-Group DVD with Leader Guide has author videos. The kit contains one each of all other listed components. Abingdon Press. 9781426743474 9781426743009 9781426743016 843504026882 843504028459

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Discipleship Studies NEW

3-part basic faith course

Journey 101: Knowing, Loving, Serving God Steps to the Life God Intends Carol Cartmill, Jeff Kirby, and Michelle Kirby

In-class experience (no homework)

• How do we know God more deeply? • How do we love God with the fullness of our hearts? • How should we be serving God in the world?

6 weeks

Journey 101: Knowing, Loving, Serving God is a three-part basic faith course that helps to answer these questions as it guides participants on the journey of growing as a Christian. The goal? Becoming a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ. The studies are grounded in 15 core traits of a deeply committed Christian—traits that paint a picture of what it looks like to follow Jesus Christ with increasing passion and dedication. Each of the three separate, interactive 6-week studies uses a group teaching format featuring video teaching combined with group discussion. For the church and leadership, the three studies are part of a complete offering. However, the program is flexible enough that group members can take the three studies in any order. The three studies include: • Knowing God – Explore the good news of the Bible and discover Bible study tools and resources to deepen your understanding of God and the Scriptures. • Loving God – Learn spiritual practices that will help you fall more in love with God as you grow in your relationship with God and others. • Serving God – Understand the biblical context for service that will enable you to share your time and spiritual gifts with others. Each Leader Guide includes complete session guides with leader helps for facilitating a six-week study. Each Participant Guide includes interactive guides for six sessions with space for responding to questions and activities and recording personal reflections. The 3-DVD set includes session videos for all three studies of Journey 101 (120 minutes per DVD; 360 minutes total). Sessions are 10-15 minutes each and lead participants step by step through the process of becoming a Christian disciple. The Leader Kit offers everything needed to lead the Journey 101 threepart basic faith course, including one each of the components listed below. The Daily Readings book serves as the devotional companion for the entire three-part Journey 101 series, with a total of 90 devotions focusing on the topics of knowing, loving, and serving God. The Preview Book gives you an overview of the three studies in Journey 101. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2013. 9781426765759 Knowing God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765834 Loving God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765841 Serving God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765742 Knowing God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765858 Loving God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765865 Serving God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 ( also available of Participant Books in July, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426766107 3-DVD Set $99.99; $79.99 843504039479 Leader Kit $169.99; $135.99 (Kit includes one each of the components above) 9781426766459 Daily Readings $9.99; $6.29 9781426769399 Preview Book $1.99

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For an additional study from Carol Cartmill, see page 95.

A Spirituality of Homecoming The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series Henri J. M. Nouwen with John S. Mogabgab, Series Editor This book invites readers to open their hearts and minds to the voice of love that says, “Follow me.” When people follow the Lord, they find their true home with God. This means they can be at home with themselves anywhere, even in a confusing world. A helpful source of prayer and study for spiritual seekers, small groups, and pastors. This book makes an excellent study for Lent but can also be used anytime by individuals or groups wanting a deeper understanding of discipleship. Upper Room Books. 9780835811149

Individual or small-group Suitable as a Lenten study

For an additional study from Henri J. M. Nouwen, see page 94.

$12.00; $8.04

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Advent & Christmas Studies Advent study

Advent alphabet activities

Scriptures for the Church Seasons

Families with children 26 daily readings

Individual, small-group NEW

NEW

God’s Gift of Love An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Advent 2013 Donna E. Schaper; Leader Guide by Nan S. Duerling

Advent A to Z Prayerful and Playful Preparations for Families Sharon Harding and John Indermark Features 26 daily readings organized on the basis of an Advent “alphabet” that illuminates one word each day in Advent. Each reading includes an engaging guide that suggests simple, easyto-prepare, and complete activities (discussion starters, games, crafts, meditations, journaling, outreach project, devotions). While tailored for use by families, individuals and adult groups (couples, friends) will also enjoy using this resource. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

Experience the blessings of the coming of Christ while you explore the Revised Common Lectionary readings designated for this Advent season with Donna Schaper. The Leader Guide, written by Nan Duerling, is combined with the Student Book, and allows leaders of Sunday school classes or other small groups additional teaching flexibility. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426767999 Student Book plus Leader/Discussion Guide ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com)

$8.99; $5.66

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Churchwide, small-group

DVD-based study

4 weeks

Small-group, Sunday school

NEW

A Thrill of Hope The Christmas Story in Word and Art

Embodied Light Advent Reflections on the Incarnation Melissa Tidwell

This 50-minute DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each Scripture passage is interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson, along with commentary by some of America’s premier biblical scholars. The study is divided into six 1-hour sessions with a 7-minute video for each chapter. Along with the DVD, the discussion guide has suggested questions and beautiful full-color artwork. Perfect for group study during Advent. Morehouse Education Resources.

Readers are invited to ponder our Creator’s daring adventure of taking on human flesh and coming to earth to live among us. The book’s penetrating reflections for Advent reveal how to follow this fully human, fully divine Jesus with our full selves—mind, spirit, and body. Embark on a 4-week journey filled with Scripture readings, illuminating stories, penetrating commentary, and prayers. Upper Room Books. Coming October 2013. 9780835812146

Leader Guide

9781606740903 9781606740897

$12.00; $8.04

Discussion Guide (one per participant) DVD

$4.95 $29.95; $20.07

FIND MORE For more adult studies, see our Churchwide Ministry resources on pages 112–129.

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Advent & Christmas Studies Churchwide Advent study

Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam

5 sessions NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam An Advent Study for Adults James W. Moore Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam….Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and is made known as a human infant. Christmas and confusion—weren’t they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, that’s what this book is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas—how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five sessions—one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each session is related to the overall theme of the book. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

9781426760822 Study Book ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com)

$12.99; $8.18

For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129).

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Individual, small-group 5 sessions

A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter

The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton

A practical and inspirational study for the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this five-week study will empower your family and your church to reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy or gadget could ever bring. Discover how Christians can experience the true joy of living and giving like Jesus beginning with the Christmas season and continuing as a lifestyle. This study helps participants see the traps and discontentment of consumerism and the call of God to live generously to fulfill God’s mission in the world. Abingdon Press. 9781426753633 843504033712 9781426753602 9781426727351 (

Leader Guide DVD with Leader Guide Devotional Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (used as Adult Participant Book) also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road. The 5-session DVD was filmed on location in the Holy Land and is an essential companion resource to the church program. Each exciting and informative session contains 10- to 15-minute video vignettes of pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton retracing the actual path of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Also includes a bonus segment on the Holy Land today. Abingdon Press.

$11.99; $7.55 $39.99; $31.99 $8.99; $5.66 $11.99; $7.55

9781426714252 Hardcover Book 843504016258 DVD with Leader’s Guide 9781426714269 Devotional ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

For additional age level studies of A Different Kind of Christmas, see the Churchwide section (page 128).

For additional age level studies of The Journey, see the Churchwide section (page 128).

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Lent & Easter Studies Post-Easter meditations

Post-Easter meditations

For individual study

For individual study

NEW

NEW

He Set His Face to Jerusalem A Lenten Study for Adults Richard B. Wilke

Resurrecting Easter Meditations for the Great 50 Days Kate Moorehead

What are our goals as people of faith? As we set our faces to Jerusalem and to the ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus, what does Jesus’ determination say to us about our commitments and about our need to grow in love of God and neighbor? Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013.

We celebrate the Resurrection on one day and then return to ordinary time. But Christ appeared over and over again in resurrected form. This book is designed to help us sustain Easter in the resurrection season after Easter. Morehouse Publishing. Coming October 2013. 9780819228482 $16.00; $10.72 ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com)

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From the Scriptures for the Church Seasons lectionary series

Perfect for grief recovery Small groups or individual

Small groups or class NEW God’s Gift of Life A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Lent 2014 Donna E. Schaper and Nan S. Duerling

Hope Beyond Your Tears Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love Trevor Hudson

The study for Lent is based on the Lectionary Scriptures for the church year, and is designed to help Christians understand, appreciate, and participate in meaningful reflection during Lent and in joyous celebration on Easter. The leader guide is included, providing leaders of Sunday school classes or other small groups more flexibility. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013. 9781426768002 Student Book with Leader Guide ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com)

Discover the story of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with Jesus on Easter morning, examining her tears and Jesus’ loving response to them, gaining a new perspective on the pain of living and the triumph of Christ’s resurrection. An excellent resource for a Lenten study, a grief support group, or anyone searching for a deeper understanding of the Resurrection. Upper Room Books.

$8.99; $5.66

9780835811156

For an additional study from Donna E. Schaper and Nan S. Duerling, see page 98.

$14.00; $9.38

For additional studies from Trevor Hudson, see pages 79 and 80.

For small-group or personal use during Lent

For personal use during Lent

7 sessions

Daily readings Way Words A Daily Itinerary for Lent John Indermark

Mosaic When God Uses All the Pieces Shane Stanford

The Way, the most ancient naming of the Church in the Book of Acts, reminds Christians we are a people on a journey of faith. But what signposts might guide us on this way? Way Words provides an itinerary of daily readings based on Scripture for the journey we make during the season of Lent. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, each daily reading explores one concise phrase or verse that offers a spiritual guidepost for modern-day disciples on the Way of Jesus Christ, followed by a brief prayer or spiritual exercise. Abingdon Press.

This Lenten study focuses on how God uses the brokenness in our lives to make us better. Includes one lesson for each week in Lent and a reflection for Holy Week. Each lesson includes a Scripture reference, a brief reading, exercises for deeper reflection, daily Bible readings, and a brief prayer. Abingdon Press. 9781426716287 $8.99; $5.66 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Lent & Easter Studies DVD-based

Ideal for the Lenten season

7 sessions (40 days)

6 weeks

The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton

NEW A World Worth Saving Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action George Hovaness Donigian

Adam Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. Abingdon Press.

This Lenten study challenges us to respond with God’s love to the needs around us by serving others feeding the hungry, fighting injustice, offering healing, and extending friendship. Upper Room Books. Coming October 2013.

9781426752513 Hardcover Book $18.99;$11.96 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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DVD with Leader Guide 40-Day Devotional

$39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29

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DVD-based

DVD-based

7 sessions with 40-day devotional accompaniment

7 sessions Final Words From the Cross Adam Hamilton

24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton guides readers through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Participants can experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like they never have before, with video presentations shot at Holy Land sites. Kit resources include one copy of each: Hardcover Book, 40-Day Devotional, and DVD with Leader Guide Abingdon Press. 9780687465552

Hardcover Book $17.99; $11.33 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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DVD with Leader Guide 40-Day Devotional Kit

Adam Hamilton examines Christ’s last hours—and his final words as seen and heard by those who stood near the cross. Participants will begin to understand and respond to Jesus’ final words, while also learning about the people who were eyewitnesses to the Crucifixion. Hamilton also examines those days after the Resurrection to examine what Jesus said to the disciples and others who were Resurrection witnesses. Abingdon Press. 9781426746802

$39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 $59.99; $47.99

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For additional age level studies of 24 Hours That Changed the World, see the Churchwide section (page 127).

Hardcover Book $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Audiobook $15.98; $12.78 DVD with Leader Guide $39.99; $31.99 Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55

Daily Lenten readings

Commentary, artwork, and video combined

A topical focus on miracles

6 sessions The Miracles of Jesus Meditations and Prayers for Lent Wessel Bentley

What Wondrous Love Holy Week in Word and Art Thomas G. Long

This Lenten study of the miracles of Jesus offers a meditation and Scripture for each day of Lent, in which readers are encouraged to look at what needs, challenges, hurts, or hopes they have in common with the people Jesus healed. Each meditation includes reflection questions, and a prayer focus that lifts up those who need the touch of Jesus. At the end of each week, summary questions apply the insights developed during the week and prepare readers for a sabbath time of renewal. Upper Room Books.

Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson. Features six session commentaries by the scholars, plus a Swanson work of art focused on a familiar Scripture passage, along with thought-provoking questions, to spark fresh insights into the Bible story. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781606741214 846863019090

Study Guide DVD

$4.95 $29.95; $23.96

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Popular Authors

Visit Cokesbury.com/AdamHamilton for a complete list of books by Adam Hamilton.

Addresses profound life questions

A heartfelt topic Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

4 sessions

5 sessions

Forgiveness Finding Peace Through Letting Go Adam Hamilton

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will Adam Hamilton

There is nothing more crippling than holding on to anger. Anger, more than any other emotion, has the power to consume all aspects of our lives, distort our sense of purpose, and destroy our relationship with God. In this book, Hamilton argues that revelation comes when we realize that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves rather than to someone else. He also contends that only when we learn to forgive others and ourselves can we truly receive forgiveness from God. Abingdon Press.

When the earth quakes, and homes and schools crumble to dust—When a child suffers from a painful disease, or neglect, or abuse—When a tsunami wave erases an entire city from existence, swallowing thousands of innocent people and pulling them out to sea— When a dictator tears apart a nation in civil war for his own benefit—Why? Life can be hard. Just as soon as you think you’re in the center of God’s will, you get thrown off balance. Prayers seem unanswered; disasters strike; suffering takes hold. Adam Hamilton has been there like you. In Why? he sheds light on understanding the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton provides reasoned, biblical answers to difficult questions with clarity and depth. Abingdon Press.

$14.99; $9.44

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$11.99; $7.55

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See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton.

$39.99; $31.99

Religion & politics

Addresses the widespread departure of young adults

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

5 sessions

6 sessions

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics Adam Hamilton

NEWLY REVISED When Christians Get It Wrong Adam Hamilton When adults, ages 18–34, talk about their problems with the church, they most often name certain attitudes and behaviors on the part of Christians. Among these are judging others, condemning those who belong to other religions, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and focusing exclusively on “hot-button” moral issues like homosexuality. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Out in the world followers of Jesus are making a difference with lives of significance and service. Adam Hamilton offers hope that following Jesus can be more about open doors than locked fences, more about serving people than judging them, more about joyful living than angry fighting. Abingdon Press. 9781426775239 Hardcover Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) (

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it. One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking people of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward. Abingdon Press. 9781426766626 Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 843504001902 DVD with Leader’s Guide 9781426707544 Participant’s Guide

$14.99; $9.44

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Popular Authors

Visit Cokesbury.com/MikeSlaughter for a complete list of books by Mike Slaughter.

Ideal for stewardship

Create a life mission

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

NEW shiny gods finding freedom from things that distract us Mike Slaughter

NEW Dare to Dream Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013.

What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral—would you take it? In shiny gods, pastor and author Mike Slaughter helps readers reassess priorities and create a culture of giving with special emphasis on missions. Abingdon Press.

9781426775772 Book ( also available in November, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426775789 DVD 9781426775796 Leader Guide

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For a coordinating churchwide stewardship study,see pages 93 or 119.

$16.99; $10.70 $39.99; $31.99 $11.99; $7.55

See the Churchwide section (page 118) for more of Dare to Dream resources.

A challenge of priorities

Covers a controversial topic in current events

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Change the World Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus Mike Slaughter

Hijacked Responding to the Partisan Church Divide Mike Slaughter and Charles E. Gutenson with Robert P. Jones

Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, and more for potlucks than for solving world hunger. Jesus called us to live a life of active faith, feeding the poor, healing the sick, welcoming the alien, and rescuing the desperate. This book presents serious choices that we must make as we consider the direction our congregation will take and make some difficult decisions about how we will focus our time, energy, and budgets to work for real change in a hurting world. Abingdon Press.

Partisan politics has infiltrated many churches, and political commitments are creating unnecessary divisions, often obscuring the properly holistic nature of the gospel of Christ and turning people off to Christianity altogether. Too often, it seems that politics trumps theology. In Hijacked, Mike Slaughter and Charles Gutenson explore this phenomenon, offer analysis, and propose a way forward. We can rescue the church from the infiltration of partisan politics. Abingdon Press.

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Political/social issues

Study church successes

Small groups, individual study

Leadership groups, individual study

The Right Church Live Like the First Christians Charles E. Gutenson

NEW Church Worth Getting Up For Charles E. Gutenson

Many of us long for a faith like the first Christians. But what can we really know about these people from long ago? We may be surprised to see how “our” contemporary, hot-button issues were viewed in the early church. This book examines how the early churches addressed issues related to poverty, wealth, creation care, war, social issues, and more and how their insights can still work today. Abingdon Press.

While research identifies a disturbing exodus from church life by all age groups and young people in particular—many churches continue to maintain the status quo. How have some churches failed and others not? How can churches find new ways to encourage, nurture, guide, inspire, and motivate people? To help, Gutenson presents the thoughts of eight successful church leaders, including Deb and Al Hirsch, Mike Slaughter, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Chris Seay, Greg Boyd, Olu Brown, and Doug Pagitt. Abingdon Press.

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Popular Authors For seniors, and anyone who ever will be

NEW I Love Growing Older, But I’ll Never Grow Old J. Ellsworth Kalas Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If you’re growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If you’ve grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse. This book is about learning how to “make peace with where you are right now.” It’s about growing—personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and others. If we think properly about growing older we’ll never have to grow old. Abingdon Press. 9781426755927

$14.99; $9.44

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study For an additional study from J. Ellsworth Kalas, see page 110.

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Includes group study guide

The Bible story told from unique angles

13 sessions

5 sessions The Best of J. Ellsworth Kalas Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told Like It’s Never Been Told Before J. Ellsworth Kalas

The Thirteen Apostles The Men Who Journeyed with Jesus J. Ellsworth Kalas In this book, Kalas draws from Scripture as well as historical writings and tradition to paint a portrait of each apostle, including Matthias, the successor to Judas Iscariot. Each is shown as a servant in ministry, a human being, and an individual. Abingdon Press.

Kalas’ most potent skill is to open up new insights and meanings in even the most familiar biblical stories. Gathered here are some of J. Ellsworth Kalas’ most humorous, touching, and enlightening writings, drawn from his own experience of finding God in Scripture. Abingdon Press.

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Bibles studies of women

Bibles studies of women

12 sessions

12 sessions

A Faith of Her Own Women of the Old Testament J. Ellsworth Kalas

Strong Was Her Faith Women of the New Testament J. Ellsworth Kalas

This study examines heroines of the Old Testament to see what we can learn about them and from them, including their defining characteristics, how they shaped the Old Testament story, and how their stories of courage, perseverance, and faith have shaped us today. Abingdon Press.

A study that focuses on heroines of the New Testament to determine what we can learn from them, their traits, and how their stories of faith shaped the world of Jesus and the early church. Abingdon Press. 9781426744655 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Popular Authors An encouraging approach

NEW Do Your Best and Trust God for the Rest James W. Moore

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

Popular author James W. Moore discusses the idea that God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. Instead, God simply asks us to be faithful, and he will do and be what we cannot. Moore, through personal experience, shares how “God has the power to redeem! God can take our weaknesses, our foibles, our feeble efforts and redeem them and use them for good. God can take our defeats and turn them into victories!” This book also contains a group discussion guide. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013.

6 sessions For age level studies from James W. Moore, see the Churchwide section (page 129).

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Includes group study guide

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13 sessions Attitude is Your Paintbrush It Colors Every Situation James W. Moore

Come On Home Healing the Homesickness of the Soul James W. Moore

Moore’s warm, conversational style inspires readers to transform negative, pessimistic attitudes into positive, optimistic attitudes centered on the love and hope of Jesus Christ. The book includes a study guide designed for both group and individual use, featuring questions related to each chapter. Abingdon Press.

Drawing on Scripture and his own stories, Moore explores how to embrace the New Testament theme found as the by-product of being in “right” relationships—of being “at home” with God and with others. More than once, Jesus reminds us that the Great Commandment is to love God and to love other people. And that is what Matthew 6:33 is all about: “But seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and everything else will fall into place for you.” Abingdon Press. 9781426753299

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A best-selling classic

9 sessions

12 sessions Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses (20th Anniversary Edition) James W. Moore We make excuses, find scapegoats, and assign blame to other people, circumstances, past events, even evil spirits, in an attempt to distance ourselves from the bad choices we make with our own free will. Moore challenges readers to recognize such situations and to grow beyond them. This revised edition includes a new introduction and a group discussion guide. Abingdon Press.

Using his gift of storytelling and his ability to reach others with the turn of a phrase, Moore shares God’s love and Jesus’ teachings with everyone. The advice he offers on grief, love, career, school, family, church, transitions, and especially life lived in the presence of God is always welcome. Read this book if you want to discover one of today’s great Christian teachers and writers at his very best. Abingdon Press. $14.99; $9.44

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Popular Authors Application of Communion to daily life

Includes discussion guide Personal, small-group

Personal, small-group NEW

NEWLY REVISED

Thank God It’s Thursday Encountering Jesus at the Lord’s Table as if for the Last Time William H. Willimon

Sinning Like a Christian A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins William H. Willimon The seven deadly sins are a well-known topic, but, surprisingly, not much has been written about them in recent years from a serious theological viewpoint. There is an increasing dissatisfaction with shallow, feelgood Christianity—which does not attempt to grapple with our propensity to do evil. This unflinching look at the meaning and substance of sin, will be of great interest to Christians. Discussion questions by the author are included. This revised edition also includes a new introduction. Abingdon Press

This preaching resource book for Holy Week and Maundy Thursday focuses on Jesus’ teaching of his disciples prior to his own death—and in preparation for their own tests yet to come. Abingdon Press. $13.99; $8.81

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An exploration of putting faith into action

Favorite writings, with a unique theme

4 sessions

Personal, small-group

The Best of Will Willimon Acting Up in Jesus’ Name William H. Willimon

NEW Incarnation The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth William H. Willimon

He’s been called a contrarian, a provocateur, and one of the 12 most effective proclaimers of the gospel in the English-speaking world. He’s been a pastor, a chaplain, a bishop, and an author of more than 60 books. Here are Willimon’s best writings on what it means to be a faithful Christian, the gospel’s refusal to be co-opted by the culture, and the strangeness of Christian faith, all presented by one of God’s most “peculiar prophets.” Abingdon Press.

This book, part of the Belief Matters series, demonstrates how the Incarnation seeks us, and how we can respond to become Jesus’ hands and feet in the world. It is the first in the Belief Matters series of books: easy-to-understand reflections on major theological topics, suitable for individual or group study. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013. 9781426757549 $13.99; $9.44 ( also available in November, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Makes profound questions easier to grasp

A devotional for Lent, or any time of year

Personal, small-group

Coordinates with a study

Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living Rueben P. Job

Forty Days of Fruitful Living Practicing a Life of Grace Robert Schnase

Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today’s readers. This simple but challenging look at three commands, “do no harm, do good, stay in love with God,” calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God. Abingdon Press.

Based on Five Practices of Fruitful Living, this volume guides the individual or small group through daily readings designed to inspire and encourage. Perfect for use during Lent or throughout the year, it can help cultivate the essential practices of a life lived in grace—to receive God’s love, to love God in return, to grow in Christ, and to serve others. Abingdon Press.

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Popular Authors Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

8 sessions

7 sessions

NEW

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God’s Story for You: From Creation to Salvation Freedom in Christ Bible Study Series Neil T. Anderson

Your New Identity: Understand Your Relationship With Christ Freedom in Christ Bible Study Series Neil T. Anderson

Neil Anderson takes the believer along a path of knowing and growing in Christ in this study, rooted in biblical doctrine. It takes the reader from Creation to Salvation, including the meaning of the Gospel message and how we can truly know God. Regal Books. Coming October 2013. 9780830765263

This study deepens the believer’s understanding of who God is, what a relationship with God looks like, what the Trinity is all about, and what it means to have assurance of salvation. Regal Books. Coming October 2013. 9780830765294

$9.99; $6.69

$9.99; $6.69

Relates God’s eternal redemption

A new look at grace 7 sessions/DVD based

6 sessions/DVD based God’s Story, Your Story When His Becomes Yours Max Lucado

Grace More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine Max Lucado

Be inspired to see how your own day-today story intersects with God���s overarching epic of everlasting redemption. Explore the divine narrative in biblical and contemporary characters and discover how the Bible reveals God’s plans for you today. Zondervan. 9780310294030 9780310889878 9780310889861 9780310683025

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Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, but never causes trouble or demands a response. Have you been changed by grace? Strengthened by grace? Softened by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-youupside-downness about it. It rewires you. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change, then gives us the power to pull it off. Thomas Nelson.

Hardcover $24.99; $16.74 Participant Guide $9.99; $6.69 DVD $24.99; $19.99 Curriculum Kit $59.99; $47.99 Kit includes: one each of the components listed above plus, printable promotional material and PowerPoint, and a Getting Started Guide to assist in implementing the Church Experience.

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Hardcover DVD Participant Guide

For additional age level studies of Grace, see the Churchwide section (page 120).

For youth study, God’s Story, Your Story, see the Youth section (page 49).

An intense focus on life application Gospel in Life Grace Changes Everything Timothy Keller

Small groups, Sunday school, individual study

Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in a video-based study of the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life. In week one you and your group will study the city, your home now, the world that is. Week eight closes with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between you’ll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you live in this world. Zondervan.

8 sessions

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Popular Authors From the author of The Purpose Driven Life What on Earth Am I Here For? Six Sessions on The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this all-new video-based study you are going to discover the answers to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I here for?” Includes six video teaching sessions and a study guide that guides participants through each session with video notes, discussion questions, and additional Bible study for use in a group or individually. The curriculum kit includes both the DVD and Study Guide as well a copy of The Purpose Driven Life. Zondervan. 9780310696193 9780310696186 9780310696209 9780310695158 9780310335504

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DVD Study Guide Study Guide with DVD Curriculum Kit Revised Softcover Book

Inspirational, yet practical

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study

7 sessions Making Life Matter Embracing the Joy in the Everyday Shane Stanford

NEW Five Stones Conquering Your Giants Shane Stanford and R. Brad Martin

What if daily to-do lists gave a glimpse into how people might change their future? What if everyday, simple steps, instead of some complex list of seemingly unattainable principles, showed how to make life matter? This book answers these questions and shows that the steps for making life matter are found in rather ordinary decisions, attitudes, and patterns found in normal routines. Abingdon Press.

Sometimes, our greatest battles are not with the “giants”—the external challenges which we all face. Instead, our greatest battles are often within ourselves. Learn how to increase the potential of your ministry, your business, and your life, using one of the most wellknown and well-loved stories in history: David and Goliath. Like modern-day Davids, readers will be empowered to conquer challenges, in ministry and in life, with clear-eyed confidence and well-grounded hope. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426771729 Hardcover ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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For an additional study from Shane Stanford, see page 100.

On the Road With Jesus Ben Witherington III

NEW A Shared Christian Life Ben Witherington III This book will encourage you to be an integral part of the body of Christ—working and serving, loving God with your heart, but also with hands and feet. The body of Christ is gathered—worshiping; sharing, learning, taking Communion, and doing works of charity— together. The Christian life needs balance between being alone with God and time with significant others. Abingdon Press. 9781426753176 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

6 sessions

Travel to the Holy Land with a New Testament scholar. Filmed at places Jesus walked and dwelt among us. Abingdon Press.

Teaching and Healing Series 9781426712166 843504012748

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Revelation and the End Times Unraveling God’s Message of Hope Ben Witherington III Revelation is filled with perplexing symbolism, yet its message is one of hope. This study unravels God’s message for our time, guiding us into a deeper understanding of the truths found within Revelation’s mysterious text. Abingdon Press. 9780687660063 Book $9.99; $6.29 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504011642 DVD $38.99; $31.19 & Leader Guide

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Forgotten God Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit Francis Chan

BASIC Study Series Francis Chan From the creators of NOOMA comes BASIC, a series of seven DVD-based studies that invite us all to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey that church was always intended to be. Each of the seven studies includes a DVD and a Personal Reflection Guide. David C. Cook Publishing.

The true source of the church’s power is the Holy Spirit. Sadly, could it be that we’ve forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world? Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without the Spirit, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. This study offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. A compelling resource for small groups, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries. David C. Cook Publishing. 9780781403221 9781434700889

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Communion Fear God Follow Jesus Holy Spirit Fellowship Teaching Prayer Complete Set

Individual or small-group

Encouragement & training

7 sessions

Small groups or classroom

Living Crazy Love An Interactive Workbook for Individual or Small-Group Study Francis Chan and Mark Beuving

Multiply: Volume 1 Disciple-Making for Ordinary People Francis Chan and Mark Beuving

The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. But, we are called to a passionate love relationship with God. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts— it’s falling in love with God. Living Crazy Love is designed to help us move beyond the status quo and pursue the crazy, relentless, all-powerful love of God. David C. Cook Publishing. 9781434703873 9781434766274

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Jesus handpicked common, uneducated men to build his church. Several were fishermen. One was a tax collector. All could be labeled “ordinary.” Yet under their leadership, the church flourished. Today, the church looks to “trained professionals” to do the work. Lay people who have tremendous potential are made to feel inadequate, believing that they “don’t know enough” to be of much help. This material is designed to change that. David C. Cook Publishing.

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Interactive Workbook DVD

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For the Spanish version of the Multiply study, see page 135.

Small group or classroom

Small group or classroom

11 sessions

15 sessions

How God Became King The Forgotten Story of the Gospels N.T. Wright

Simply Jesus Who He Was, What He Did, Why It Matters N.T. Wright

New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries. We need to restore the lost central story of the Scripture—that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Our spiritual beliefs have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain God’s kingdom here and now. HarperCollins. 9780061730573

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For additional studies from N. T. Wright, see pages 68.

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Adult Confirmation Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults provides a different kind of confirmation experience—one that reflects the greater life experience and thinking capacity of older youth and young adults. The study is made up of six units that offer multiple learning activities, as well as discussion starters. The resource also includes instructions on how to plan and implement two retreats. Cokesbury. 9781426751448 9781426751479

Leader Guide Student Journal

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Living as United Methodist Christians Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives Andy Langford and Sally Langford This short-term study explores United Methodist beliefs, practices, and organization through the lens of faith development. Use for a small-group study to learn about, review, and reflect upon what it means to live as United Methodist Christians today or as an adult confirmation resource. Abingdon Press. 9781426711930 $10.99 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) (

I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile Encourages youth and adults to enter into a uniquely Episcopal, and profoundly Christian, faith journey. The easily adapted format works for a traditional 6- to 12-week program, at a confirmation retreat, or as a supplement to other programs. Offers seekers a solid reflection on Episcopal heritage and belief, together with the riches of Episcopal liturgy and prayer. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108735 9781606740569 9781889108759

Leader Guide Mentor Guide Adult Journal

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United Methodist Studies Methodist Identity Part 1: Our Story

NEW Key United Methodist Beliefs William J. Abraham and David F. Watson Deepen your faith and enrich your life through this study of core Methodist beliefs. Written by popular seminary teachers, this book will connect you to the life and ministry of John Wesley, demonstrating relevance for the lives of Christians today as it offers an introductory examination of each. Abingdon Press. 9781426756610 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

The Methodist Identity video series explains what it means to be Methodist. The first course includes eight half-hour presentations by Methodist scholars, describing the 18thcentury Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the United States and the world. Supplemental videos cover in more detail the rise of Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. A study guide and supplemental presentations are included on CD-ROM. Wesley Ministry Network. 539631

United Methodist Beliefs A Brief Introduction William H. Willimon Spells out the major beliefs of the church in a clear, nontechnical style. A United Methodist author, preacher, teacher, and bishop, discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians, as well as the particular emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664230401

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Methodist Identity Part 2: Our Beliefs This course builds on Part 1: Our Story by examining Methodist beliefs, focusing especially on those doctrines that make Methodists distinctive. Eight halfhour presentations by Methodist theologians offer valuable information and insight concerning core Wesleyan ideas. A study guide and extensive supplemental presentations, including many of Wesley’s own writings, are included on CD-ROM. Wesley Ministry Network. 539620

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Being United Methodist What It Means, Why It Matters J. Ellsworth Kalas This study explores such questions such as—Who are these people called Methodists? Where have they come from, and where are they going? And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a Methodist? What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking? Abingdon Press. 9781426752346 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers Exploring Christian Faith F. Belton Joyner, Jr. Introduces the reader to key United Methodist beliefs and practices through 78 questions and answers, written clearly and with liberal doses of humor. Church groups, those new to The United Methodist Church, and United Methodists with inquiring minds will find this a wonderful resource for the study of their church. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664230395

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United Methodist Studies Wesleyan perspective

NEW The Wesleyan Way A Faith That Matters Scott J. Jones

Discipleship commitment

In this exciting and inspiring new study, Scott J. Jones helps seekers and believers to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. Presenting Christianity from a Wesleyan perspective, Jones invites participants into a deeper, more thoughtful, more active commitment to Christ. This 8-session study helps participants focus on how, through discipleship with Jesus Christ, we become part of God’s work in transforming the world. During the week, participants have one hour of reading and a half-hour of Bible reading. Then once a week the group comes together to explore what they have read, to view a 12-minute video, and to discuss the reading and video with the group. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013.

Small-group 8 sessions/DVD-based

Session Titles • You Are Not Journeying Alone • Personal Holiness and Social Holiness • Evangelistic Love and World Transformation • Christianity as a Way of Life—No Matter What

• Christianity as a Way of Life • Good News—God Is Love • Creation Is Good But Fallen • God’s Grace Given and Received

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SCOTT J. JONES is the Resident Bishop of the Kansas Area of The United Methodist Church. He was formerly the McCreless Associate Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University), where he taught courses in evangelism and Wesley studies. Previous books include The Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor, Staying at the Table, and Wesley and the Quadrilateral (co-author), all published by Abingdon Press.

A Disciple’s Path Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church: A Guide for United Methodists James A. Harnish with Justin LaRosa This dynamic and engaging study combines a Wesleyan understanding of God’s love and grace with the time-tested United Methodist practices of spiritual discipline as expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with presence, prayers, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will be equipped to love God and love others by discovering their unique gifts and becoming engaged in ministry that also brings transformation in their own hearts and lives through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Workbook includes 6 weeks of daily readings. Abingdon Press.

For an additional study from James A. Harnish, see page 69.

For new members or as a renewal course Churchwide 6-week study CD-ROM in Leader’s Guide A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Disciple’s Path.

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Churchwide Studies Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Combines church and home Infants to Adults Weekly lessons

D6—Resources for Church & Home Every age on the same page!

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D6 STRATEGY combines the influences of church and home to reinforce a life in Christ all week long. It’s a 360-degree discipleship experience. D6@HOME: Weekly lessons include a simple, downloadable, printable, or email-able Home Connection discussion page to further the message at home. The D6 devotional magazines are unique, full-color, interactive, fun, and exciting tools to connect kids with God and with each other. These elements deepen the same message, enhancing the whole church experience for every age. All of D6 resources are designed to connect the Adults, Parent, and Child, along with the Church and Child together for the fulfillment of God’s command expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

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INFANT/TODDLER 0–24 MONTHS First Steps Teaching Resources Cuddle Time Storybook Ages 0–5 Cuddle Cards

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ANNUAL RESOURCES (Order one per classroom to use for the entire year) Clear Bible Timeline for Children Ages 6–11, Grades 1–6 Clear Bible Timeline Teen/Adult

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Churchwide Studies

Life application focus

Bible-In-Life

Sound, easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons help students put Bible truths to work Christ-centered where it counts—in their everyday lives. Bible-in-Life lessons are Bible-based and Christ-centered, easy to teach and easy to prepare! Teachers will reach students Ages 18 months–Adult with age-appropriate methods that appeal to different learning styles. • Preschool through Elementary take-homes offer Family Pages or Family Activities that 13 sessions per quarter enable parents to have ongoing interaction • Provides lots of activities and Memory Verse Practices for Elementary and Upper Elementary • Preschool My Sunday Pictures and Upper Elementary PIX feature up-to-date art and Bible stories A Quick Order • Colorized Make-It/Take-It crafts for Early Elementary are simple to use Form is available on • Greater mix of activities for all Elementary, including drama, art, snacks, and science Cokesbury.com for • Teachers will enjoy the relevant content, updated introductory pages, and space to track prayer Bible-in-Life. requests or classroom ideas • Includes creative downloadable postcards for birthdays and absentees David C. Cook. FALL 2013

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Wesley Wesley is the choice of growing Sunday schools that value the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Not only will students learn about living the holy life, they will put it to practice! • Lesson method and message disciples the student in personal holiness • Relevant to everyday life challenges and choices • Children and Youth curriculum edited by the Wesleyan Holiness Board • Colorful teacher and student materials • Easy to teach and prepare • Church/home link throughout 4-step lesson plan • Age grading based on developmental needs of the student • Scripture memory and life application is emphasized David C. Cook, distributed by Wesleyan Publishing House.

Mission-oriented Holiness emphasis Ages 18 months–Adults 13 sessions per quarter A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Wesley.

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Bible in 3 years for families Helps families grow in faith together For groups of all ages FaithWeaver Now

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FaithWeaver Now is a complete dated curriculum for 10 age levels, infants through adults, in which families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it. Simpler and easier lessons fit even the busiest lives. It helps kids see God in their everyday world.

30- to 90-minute segments

Following the Revised Common Lectionary, FaithWeaver Now is comprehensive and provides a complete Bible overview every three years. Scriptures and subject matter are coordinated for everyone of all ages throughout your congregation. It can be customized however desired. And it comes with a new FREE editable digital version. The Teacher Pack includes one Teacher Guide, interactive teaching tools, posters, reproducible handouts, and an audio CD with music, sound effects, and dramas. Group Publishing. FALL 2013

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Churchwide Studies Great as a New Year study

Discover and live God’s dream for your life

Churchwide participation DVD-based

NEW Dare to Dream Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter

6 sessions

Are your goals for the New Year too small? Are you living the “just get by” plan? Or is there a greater “God dream” for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make? Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Use this small preview book during Christmas services as an excellent invitation to return for the sermon and study after the New Year. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013.

Components 9781426775772

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Participant Book $16.99; $10.70 Includes readings for each week and an interactive format with space for creating your life mission statement and recording reflections. ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com) Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 Six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more—plus leader helps for facilitating a group.

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a new stewardship program based on Mike Slaughter’s book, shiny gods

first

putting GOD first in living and giving by Mike Slaughter

NEW What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral— would you take it? In first, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a 4-week all-church stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving—with a special emphasis on missions. The first stewardship program is anchored by a group study facilitated by the shiny gods book, DVD, leader guide, and the churchwide first devotions book.

Components 9781426765544

first Program Guide (Flash Drive with Booklet)

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Churchwide Studies From Max Lucado Grace More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine Max Lucado

Ages 6–Adults

Grace. It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no?

7 sessions

Nonquarterly

Max Lucado asks deeper questions: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret-riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you. DVD study kit includes: seven video sessions featuring Max Lucado, Participant’s Guide with conversation starters and discussion questions, Leader’s Guide, and Spanish language tracks for each video session. Thomas Nelson. 9780849920707 9781401675820 9781401675844 9781400320387 9781400320844 9781400320349 9781602558236

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Book, Hardcover DVD Study Kit Participant’s Guide Grace Happens Here Wild Grace, Youth Grace for the Moment, Children’s Devotional Gracia Spanish-language (paper)

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New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) for children New International Version (NIV) for youth and adults Large-group/small-group Ages 18 months–Adults Nonquarterly

The Story The Story is a multi-age-level curriculum that invites the whole church to engage in a rewarding life journey. Based on 31 stories found in the children’s version of the book, The Story captivates and empowers participants as they engage in the Bible as a seamless, compelling story. It’s a story of “the big picture,” not just a collection of random adventures. The series is particularly designed to meet the educational needs of both large and small groups. Children’s lessons encourage hands-on learning through activities such as Scripture reading and paraphrasing, sharing, movement, arts and crafts, and activity sheets. Snack ideas accompany many of the lessons as well. The curriculum for teens and adults encourages them to dive deeper into Scripture with their small groups. Zondervan. For additional studies from Max Lucado, see pages 49 and 107. 120

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Churchwide Studies Bible-based Official UM resource Children/Youth/Adults 6 weeks

Bring Bible stories to the table—churchwide! NEW Table Talk Carl Frazier This program for the whole church family is designed to bring all ages together for dinner, fellowship, study, and conversation about the key stories of the Bible—basic enough for new Christians, but with enough depth to engage the seasoned Bible scholar. Abingdon Press. Each Table Talk volume can be used for up to a 6-week period, offering an assortment of age-level components, including: • Pastor’s Program Guide • CD-ROM • Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide

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• Teen Talk Leader Guide • Devotions Book • Table Toppers

Table Talk 1 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 1 include: Creation, The Fall, The Flood, Father Abraham, Ten Words, and The Great Commandment. 9781426758065 9781426758041 9781426758003 843504036362 843504036218

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Table Talk 2 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 2 include: The Beatitudes, The Least of These, The Great Commission, The Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection. 9781426766435 9781426766442 9781426766411 843504039837 843504039844

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Churchwide Studies Friendship Program Guide. Friendship Ministries is a comprehensive Christian formation program with materials for people with intellectual disabilities. We focus on these key responsibilities: sharing God’s love (mission and goals), appreciating each person, getting organized, choosing materials, defining volunteer roles, recruiting friends and mentors, training mentors, tending to details, and building community. Group leader packets include all the visual aids needed for group sessions. CRC Publications. 9781592555055

Friendship Program Guide

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Friendship Ministries Bible Studies 7 units (5 sessions/unit) that tell the story of God’s creation, God’s relationship with God’s people, and God’s promise to send a Savior.

Bible study Youth–Adults 6–7 units, 5 Sessons/unit

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Autism and Your Church Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Barbara J. Newman

Inclusive Revised and updated

This new edition of an indispensable handbook provides a wealth of practical tips, including a new chapter on behavior management and an updated discussion of what “Autism Spectrum Disorder” means. It will enable your church to appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God’s image discover ten strategies for including people with ASD develop an action plan for ongoing ministry. Faith Alive. 9781592555727

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Reproducible resources include: Sample Interview Questionnaire for Children’s Ministry Sample Interview Questionnaire for Adult Ministry Sample Observation Form Sample Parent Permission Form Sample Adult Permission Form Sample Job Description for Coordinator of Ministry to Children and Adults with Special Needs Sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan (ISFP) and more!

Five Practices Series

Critical to congregational growth

Using the best-selling Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations as its foundation, this family of studies is available as a coordinated churchwide study across all age levels. It moves the discussion of the five practices from the congregational level to personal discipleship. Intentional and repeated attention to these five practices are critical for personal growth in Christ, as well as congregational growth. Abingdon Press. 9781426708800 9781426712180 9781426716423 9780687657766 9780687645404 9780687654130 9780687654338

Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Book Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Leader Guide Five Practices for Children Five Practices of Fruitful Youth Ministry Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Book Fruitful Congregations, Media Kit w/6 DVDs Fruitful Congregations, Devotional

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SoulShift Finally, a practical and easy-to-use churchwide total family ministry curriculum. Based on SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed, this eight-week journey challenges congregations to explore seven key transformational shifts God’s Spirit wants to bring about in hearts, minds, and actions. It offers a powerful and practical approach to spiritual formation that goes beyond spiritual disciplines to focus on who participants are becoming in Christ.

Children & Youth/Adults 8 sessions Optional 4-week studies

The SoulShift for Children and Youth Kit contains: • Two copies of the SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed • One copy of Family Ministry Field Guide by family ministry expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, • Resources for children ministries (preschool–5th grade) which include a Leader’s Guide with reproducibles, a DVD with presentations of each week’s Bible story, and Duckville children’s picture book. • Resources for youth ministries (6th–12th grade) which include a Leader’s Guide, DVD-ROM with engaging video and resources, and sample copies of SoulShift Magazine The SoulShift Family Ministry Kit contains everything in the SoulShift for Children and Youth Kit plus: • One additional copy of SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed • Resources for adult ministries which include a strategic planning guide, resource CD-ROM, sermon introductions DVD-ROM, and three group study DVDs Every SoulShift Bible Study provides a more in-depth exploration of one of the seven soul shifts. Each four-week study provides Scripture readings, thought-provoking questions for personal reflection, and discussion questions for group exploration. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898277203 9780898277029 9780898274776 9780898274806 9780898274820 9780898274790 9780898274813 9780898274783 9780898274837

Three Simple Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose Rueben P. Job

Three Simple Rules Three age-level group studies based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Rules, use video, print, discussion questions, and activities. Each rule has a session to help you understand the rule and a session to help you explore ways to practice the rule. Parents who would like to discuss the three simple rules with their children can download a free list of suggested questions at Cokesbury.com. Six sessions. Abingdon Press. 843504002152 9781426700255 9781426700347 9781426700330 9781426700422

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Family Ministry Kit $169.99 SoulShift for Children & Youth Kit $69.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Me to You $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Slave to Child $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Seen to Unseen $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Consumer to Steward $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Ask to Listen $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Sheep to Shepherd $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Me to We $6.99

This 6-week churchwide study is based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Questions. The studies bring us a new insight on how to live a Christ-like life and explore the three most basic and profound questions at the center of our faith—questions that all major religions try to answer and around which there seems to be much confusion: Who is God? Who am I? Who are we together? Abingdon Press.

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Three Simple Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose Rueben P. Job

An interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today’s readers. This simple but challenging look at three commands, “do no harm, do good, stay in love with God,” calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God.

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Companions in Christ

Flexible, short-term & long-term studies

Companions in Christ offers a complete family of resources to support your Christian walk. Each study is tailored for the different age levels and degrees of spiritual maturity found in your church family. The resources foster Christian growth practices, including prayer, Bible study, guided imagery, worship, and journaling, all nurtured in smallgroup settings. Upper Room Books.

FOR CHILDREN

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The Way of Scripture

The Way of the Child Helping Children Experience God

How do you approach Bible study? Do you search Scriptures to validate the beliefs you already have? Or, do you allow the Word-in-text to search you? This 8-week study encourages participants to set aside preconceived ideas in order to receive what God desires to share with them.

Focuses on the spiritual formation of children by helping them learn spiritual practices that will lead them to a deeper awareness of God’s presence. 39 sessions (60–90 minutes each). The Church Pack includes a Leader’s Guide, The Way of the Child DVD–An Introduction, 2 music CDs, 10 Family Booklets, and 2 Resource Booklets. 9780835898249 9780835898454 9780835898393 9780835898256 9780835899628 9780835898461 9780835898478

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Age appropriate Flexible session plans; customizable

Living the Good News Your favorite lectionary curriculum online. America’s beloved lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum is now online. It will no longer be available in printed format. It’s the same great program, only now more accessible and affordable than ever. The series: • Covers 7 ages levels, Nursery though Adult • Unifies your congregation—all ages study the same biblical passages each week • Is published for the seasons of the Christian Year • Includes multi-age resources (for multiple ages groups in one classroom) • All-age resources (suitable for all ages) • Annual (nonquarterly) resources Morehouse Education Resources. 846863019304 846863019311 846863019328 846863019335 846863019342 846863019359 846863019366 846863019373 846863019380 846863019403 846863019410 846863019427 846863019434 846863019441 846863019458 846863019465 846863019472 846863019489

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Churchwide Studies We Believe, created specifically for Presbyterians by Presbyterians, focuses on the Reformed heritage, who Presbyterians are, and what they believe. In different ways, each age level includes content from Reformed creeds, confessions, catechisms, and statements of faith. Ideal for those who have come from other faith traditions.

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Professing Our Faith (Confirmation) Leader’s Guide Professing Our Faith (Confirmation) Student Notebook, 35 weeks Professing Our Faith Student Notebook, 8 sessions

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Churchwide Lent & Easter Studies A churchwide exploration of the life of Jesus

Biblically based For any size church Ages 3–Adults

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The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he takes a fascinating look at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this third and final study in the trilogy exploring Jesus’ life, Hamilton once again approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just as he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World and with Jesus’ birth in The Journey. Here, using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. This program can be used at any time in the church year and includes resources for worship, promotion, and ideas for a full church family initiative. Also ideal as an individual devotional. Abingdon Press. $18.99; $11.96

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The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus These studies are based on Adam Hamilton’s The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus and are used in conjunction with the churchwide experience. As they explore the stories of Jesus, children and youth learn about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, learn about the places where Jesus’ ministry took place, experience some of the culture of Bible times, and realize the significance of Jesus’ life on earth. 9781426752537 DVD with Leader’s Guide $39.99; $31.99 9781426753954 Leader’s Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426752520 40-Day Devotional $9.99; $6.29 9781426767333 Audiobook $24.99; $15.19 9781426767265 Worship Package Download $19.99 9781426752551 Children’s Edition Leader’s Guide $16.99; $10.70 9781426752544 Youth Study Book with Leader Helps $8.99; $5.66 Order The Way: 40 Days with Jesus children’s devotional app online from your preferred app retailer!

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24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Join Adam Hamilton as he guides you from the Last Supper to Gethsemane to the trial and to the Crucifixion in 24 Hours that Changed the World. Experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours in ways you never have before. The small-group DVD video acts as a companion to enrich your understanding of the original book yet also functions beautifully on its own. Adam personally guides you to the sites where those earthshaking events in the last days of Christ’s life took place. The DVD includes 7 sessions and a 64-page leader guide, plus an introduction and bonus clips. Each session averages 10 minutes. The kit contains one copy of each: Hardcover Book, DVD with Leader Guide, and 40 Days of Reflection devotional. Abingdon Press.

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Churchwide Advent & Christmas Studies A different kind of Advent/Christmas study

Learn to live generously

A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter

Family growth in faith Children/Youth/Adults

How is it that even the most committed of faith travelers look to Christmas as the ultimate fulfillment of a year’s worth of hopes and dreams? We lean on this one day for happiness it was never meant to provide—or was it? Could it be that letting go of our selfish wants might open us to discover the Gift offered for our truest needs?

5 weeks

A Different Kind of Christmas is a practical and inspirational new study for the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this five-week study will empower your family and your church to avoid the traps and discontentment of consumerism and reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth. Help your church cast a vision for how Christians can experience the true joy of living and giving like Jesus, beginning with the Christmas season, and ultimately as a lifestyle of following God’s call to live generously in fulfillment of God’s mission in the world. Abingdon Press. Devotional $8.99; $5.66 Adult Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 Christmas Is Not Your Birthday $11.99; $7.55 (used as Adult Participant Book) 843504033712 DVD with Leader Guide $39.99; $31.99 9781426753619 Youth Book $8.99; $5.66 9781426753626 Children’s Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70 ( also available for most titles, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426753602 9781426753633 9781426727351

For additional studies from Mike Slaughter, see pages 103, 118 and 119.

Popular author

Embark on a churchwide Advent study The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton

DVD-based

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road. Abingdon Press. 9781426714252 Hardcover Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

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Additional teacher helps may be found online at JourneyThisChristmas.com.

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NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam James W. Moore Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam….Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and becomes known in Jesus Christ. Christmas and confusion—weren’t they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, that’s what this book is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas, how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.

Sunday school, large- or small-group Children, Youth, Adults 5 sessions

This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five chapters, one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each chapter is related to the overall theme of the book, recognizing that God is with us through Jesus Christ in all circumstances in life. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week. The 2013 Adult Study for Advent includes 25 daily devotions for the Christmas season, written by Pamela Dilmore. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426760822 Adult Study $12.99; $8.18 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com)

Youth Edition Josh Tinley

Children’s Leader Guide Brittany Stanley

This five-session Advent study helps youth take time to reflect on the birth of Jesus while dealing with the sometimes chaotic Christmas season.

This five-session Advent study for children complements Cokesbury’s 2013 all-ages Advent program by Jim Moore, Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam.

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Finding Bethlehem Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko This affordable book for kids tells the story of Advent and includes activity pages and stickers. 9781426769061

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For additional studies from James W. Moore, see page 105.

Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break Explore how the gifts of the Advent season have a permanence that speaks to generations past, present, and future. These three 4-week studies, designed to be used together in an all-church Advent study, focus on those gifts that also coincide with the four outer candles of the traditional Advent wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Abingdon Press.

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FOR CHILDREN

Learn to live generously Timeless values Children/Youth/Adults 4 weeks

Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Adults James W. Moore 9781426708053 $6.99; $4.40 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com)

James W. Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Youth Mike Poteet

James W. Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Children Daphna Flegal

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African American Resources

Echoes is a Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages that features easy-to-use four-step lessons. The format is flexible and affordable to meet any church budget. The shared quarterly themes tie the study of God’s Word together. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides for preschool through adult and International Sunday School Lessons are offered to suit the needs of adult classes. David C. Cook.

Bible-based Flexible and affordable African American centric Toddlers–Adult

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ADULT COMPREHENSIVE BIBLE STUDY Teacher’s Resource Kit (1 Adult Teacher’s Commentary & CTA Packet) Teacher’s Commentary Creative Teaching Aids Student Book Large-Print Student Book Power for Living Student Take-Home Lesson Leaflet (Visitor’s Lesson) Sunday School Superintendant Handbook The Quiet hour (Devotional Guide)

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African American Resources Urban Ministries, Inc. This Sunday school curriculum from Urban Ministries, Inc. is specially designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living by applying the Word of God to situations unique to their heritage and lifestyle. The UMI curriculum is dated and follows the International Uniform Lesson Series. Teacher Guides contain step-bystep instructions, and more, for conducting great Sunday school classes. Multi-Age Power Pack Kits include one each of the following Teaching Success Kits: Preschool Playhouse, Primary Street, Juniorway, J.A.M., InTeen, Young Adult Today, and Direction. The Teaching Success Kit includes Student Folders or Magazine, Teacher Guide, visuals, activities, and 3Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet. Ages 2–8 also include craft booklet. Ages 9 to Adult include Quarterly Quiz Packet. Urban Ministries, Inc. FALL 2013

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믿음의 길 Way of Faith 삶의 가치를 향상시켜 주는 구원에 이르는 길을 안내하는 신앙교육 교재. 한국 기독교대한감리회 교육국 발행

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Estudios para adultos, jóvenes y niños

Spanish-language Resources

Un estudio para adultos

Un recurso para jóvenes

Ideal para la escuela dominical

12 lecciones cada estudio Material fácil de adaptar Lecciones Bíblicas Creativas

Lecciones Cristianas (Christian Lessons for Adults) este material está escrito especialmente para las clases de adultos de habla hispana. tiene como propósito ayudar a las personas adultas a crecer en su comprensión de la Biblia y la relación que tiene con la vida. Lecciones Cristianas está basada en las Lecciones Bíblicas Internacionales. además, el libro del maestro provee sugerencias, preguntas para discutir y actividades importantes que ayudarán a hacer mejor la enseñanza de cada lección. nuevo cada trimestre. Cokesbury. 9781426773945 9781426773952 9781426773969 9781426773976 9781426773983 9781426773990 9781426774003 9781426774010

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Cada estudio contiene 12 lecciones que ayudarán a los jóvenes a entender que el Dios que dio esperanza y valor a quienes hicieron historia en el pasado, todavía hace lo mismo con los jóvenes de hoy. Incluyen material fotocopiable, ayudas para iniciar una discusión, ideas para videos, líneas, juegos y pasajes bíblicos. las lecciones son claras, fáciles de usar y completas y son ideales para enseñar a grupos juveniles, reuniones de jóvenes, grupos de casa y clases de escuela Dominical. Editorial Vida. Each, $10.99

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Un recurso para niños

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13 lecciones cada estudio

Material oficial de la Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo El Discípulo Revista para la educación crístiana transformadora

Zona Bíblica Donde la Biblia se hace vida

Producido por la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico, El Discípulo es un recurso de educación cristiana que considera al estudiante un participante activo en el proceso de transformación. los escritores son de Puerto Rico, los Estados Unidos y latinoamérica y representan contextos urbanos, rurales y metropolitanos. Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo.

Con Zona Bíblica, ¡los niños no tienen que quedarse quietos! En la clase, los niños y niñas tendrán un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios y reflexionarán sobre la importancia de la Biblia en sus vidas. Disponible para Pre-escolares, Grados 1–3, y Grados 4–6. Cada estudio contiene un CD con música y efectos de sonido. Abingdon Press. Each, $19.99

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Spanish-language Resources Reviva el día en que todo cambió

Discipulado quiere la transformación y no sólo la información Discipulado Transformados en discipulos por medio del estudio biblico

24 horas que cambiaron el mundo (24 Hours That Changed the World, Spanish Edition)

Discipulado I: transformados en discípulos por medio del estudio bíblico está dividido entre el antiguo y el nuevo testamentos. Orienta a los participantes en el estudio del Génesis al apocalipsis y los motiva a considerar su condición humana y a convertirse en discípulos. 34 semanas. Abingdon Press.

Adam Hamilton ningún evento en la historia humana ha recibido más atención que el sufrimiento y la crucifixión de Jesús de nazaret. en este libro, adam Hamilton nos guía a través de los últimos veinticuatro horas de la vida de Jesús. Abingdon Press. 9781426714375

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De la educación cristiana

De vida wesleyana

La planificación eficaz de la educación cristiana (Planning for Effective Christian Education) Fernando A. Cascante

Tres reglas sencillas Una conducta de vida wesleyana (Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living) Rueben P. Job

El propósito de este libro es crear conciencia sobre la importancia de que pastores y pastoras, líderes, y educadores de la iglesia asuman un mayor compromiso con la planificación de la educación cristiana. Abingdon Press.

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existen tres reglas sencillas que tienen el poder para cambiar el mundo – (1) no hacer el mal, (2) hacer el bien y (3) mantener la relación de amor con Dios. Cuando se pusieron en práctica, el mundo de aquel entonces fue sacudido de tal manera que algo nuevo surgió. Abingdon Press.

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Presentado por un experto sobre la tema de la educación cristiana Principios de educación cristiana (Principles of Christian Education) Pablo A. Jiménez Un recurso para las personas que ofrecen talleres sobre el tema de la educación cristiana en la iglesia local. también está dirigido a quienes desean servir como maestros y maestras a pesar de carecer de instrucción formal en el campo de la pedagogía. Abingdon Press. 9780687037162

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Discípulos haciendo discipulos

Multiplícate Discipulos haciendo discipulos Francis Chan Cada una de las vienticuatro sesiones de Multiplícate esta disenada para hacer lo que hizo Jesus: Hacer discipulos que hacen discipulos que hacen discipulos. Hasta que el mundo sepa la verdad de Jesucristo. David C. Cook Publishers. $14.99; $10.04

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The New Interpreter’s Study Bible New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha Walter J. Harrelson, General Editor Within this time-honored study Bible, 60 distinguished scholars have provided unparalleled background and insight on the biblical text. Features of this comprehensive study Bible include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text; brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book; excursuses giving further background and insight on particular themes and passages; and 19 commissioned maps detailing the biblical world at various historical periods. Abingdon Press. 9780687278329 9780687278312

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Bibles & Bible References Save every day on Common English Bibles & study tools at Cokesbury Biblical locations

Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments

For students of the Bible

The Common English Bible Map Guide shows where the events of the Bible happened. It includes over 20 over-sized, full color, beautiful National Geographic maps and, accompanying each map, is a brief narrative describing what’s being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible.

Common English Bible National Geographic maps

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Full picture of the 4 Gospels

For in-depth study 9-point type

Gospel Parallels Edited by Joel B. Green and Wong Gil Shin

Reference Bibles The Common English Bible Reference editions are filled with features that promote understanding with every use. They contain the complete text of the new Common English Bible translation along with a center-column reference system for in-depth study. Also include a 200-page concordance, 16 full-color maps with map index, double-column format, a center-column reference system, and a ribbon marker.

The Common English Bible Gospel Parallels is a side-by-side arrangement of the Common English Bible translation of the four Gospels. Every word of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is included, and all parallel events and sayings are in parallel columns for easy comparison and contrast. Gospel Parallels is an invaluable resource for all students of the Bible.

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Bible Dictionary

Concise Concordance

The Common English Bible Dictionary is an easy-to-understand, one-volume portable dictionary of the Bible based on the best contemporary scholarship. It includes all names, places, and events of the Bible that are significant for Bible study. There are more than 3,600 entries.

The Common English Bible Concise Concordance is a great portable tool for creating a word study or finding specific words, phrases, and verses in the Common English Bible translation. With more than 700 pages of references, it includes citations for all the key words, distinctive phrases, and every verse of the Bible.

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Outreach Bibles Pocket-sized An affordable gift

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Q & A section

Common English Bible Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs

Common English Bible Outreach New Testament Kits

The ultimate portable companion for personal ministry, or a low-cost gift for others. Designed to fit conveniently in a shirt or pants pocket, it features a flexible brown imitation leather cover and includes the full text of the beloved Psalms and Proverbs in addition to the New Testament.

With these simple-to-use tools, you can reach out to visitors and invite people to learn more about your church. These kits are ideal for inviting people to holiday services or other events including retreats and special services. Each kit includes 50 Outreach New Testaments, 50 door hanger bags, and 56 invitation cards.

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The Faith-Sharing New Testament with Psalms New Revised Standard Version Designed as a tool for leading people to accept Christ and share that faith with others, with a section of more than 25 questions and answers that provide a framework for learning and witnessing. Each question is confirmed by Scripture. Abingdon Press. 9780687642793

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Gift & Award Bibles Presentation quality

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Cokesbury Gift Bibles New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Includes Bible study helps, dictionary and concordance, footnote, 25-page section on the history of the Bible, a presentation page, and maps. Cokesbury.

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New International Version Gift and Award Bible A great choice for presentations, confirmations, awards, and personal use. Includes helpful study tools such as a 2-column format; full-color maps; a Bible dictionary; words of Christ in red; Life in New Testament Times; and a listing of teachings, ministry, miracles, and parables of Jesus. Zondervan. Each, $7.99; $5.35 9780310434429 9780310434399 9780310434368 9780310434375 9780310434405

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Postcards Stay in touch with your children and their families throughout the year! Each postcard has a Bible verse included on the reverse side that will reinforce Sunday school lessons and foster their faith as it grows by leaps and bounds. Cards measure 53⁄8" x 39⁄16". 1 Package of 25 (same design), $4.00 4 Packages of 25 (same design), $12.75

Leap Into Sunday School Psalm 34:11

Happy Birthday Psalm 150:6

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Merry Christmas Luke 2:12

Don’t Forget Frog 1 John 4:8

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Birthday Candles—Galatians 1:15

Happy Birthday—Psalm 92:1

Happy Birthday—Psalm 118:24

God Bless You/Birthday–Psalm 81:1–2

You Were Missed 1 Corinthians 12:27

We Miss You 1 Peter 4:9

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Classroom Gifts & Certificates “I Love Jesus” Cross Pin

Christian Symbol Lapel Pins

1" x 3⁄4". Clutch back. S48

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Cross, Flame, and Dove Pin Gold-Plated. W25 Gold-Plated

Cross in My Pocket Features a poem that exclaims “Jesus is Lord,” plus a 1" x 13⁄4" aluminum cross with the words “God loves you.” S11 488510

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“I Have Called You” Cross Necklace

Confirmation Candle

Monogram of Christ in multicolor enamel inlays. 11⁄2". Includes a 24" chain. Gift-boxed. T04 538078 $11.25

Decorated with descending dove and cross design. Includes presentation box with space for name, church name, and ceremony date. 87⁄8" x 7⁄8". Boxed. M10 072094130406

Abingdon Select Service Certificate

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Confirmation Certificate Ephesians 4:7

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Maps & Children’s Offering Large Size Bible Map Set with Charthead

Literally, a visual overview of Bible history

Set includes eight 26" x 40" maps printed on waterproof polyethylene film. Created by Oxford cartographers using the most current archaeological findings, are designed for in-depth Bible classes for youth and adults. They include location index/finders printed on the back to help locate sites. A set with a folding tripod is also available. Visit Cokesbury.com for a list of the locations on the 8 maps. Abingdon Press.

An informative classroom wall decorative

Bible Timeline An Illustrated TimeLine of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426

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Discover biblical locations Common English Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments

For all students of the Bible

Shows where the events of the Bible happened on 21 maps (produced by National Geographic) in a beautiful full-color oversize format. A brief narrative that describes what is being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated accompanies each map. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible.

Common English Bible verses National Geographic maps

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“I’m a Good Steward” Bank Hand it out during the Christmas season (or any other time of year) to reinforce the importance of giving. When full, it can be returned to the church, given to the needy, or donated to a charity of the saver’s choice—either anonymously or with the giver’s name written in the space provided. B22 528466

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Gift of Gratitude (Child) Offering Boxes Space for name, address, and number are on the back of each box. P140 760246

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Sunday School Flower Birthday Chart Contains space for six names and dates under each month. Size 15" x 31", mylar-reinforced, and punched. $5.25

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Abingdon’s Classroom Attendance Charts This set contains four quarterly attendance charts featuring scenes from the life of Jesus, plus a bonus birthday poster! The back of each chart contains a valuable poster with teaching themes. Record attendance and recognize special achievements. Charts measure 173⁄4" x 23 3⁄4". $12.99

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The Complete Sunday School Record Book

Ideal Sunday School Secretary’s Record Book

Track Sunday school membership and attendance for one year. Record book features space for 13 classes of 29 students each; with weekly summaries. A01

Record up to 25 classes for one year and arrange weekly, quarterly, and annual report pages. Record by age group, officers, and teachers. Features a full calendar of events. A01

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Ideal Class Books Record attendance for a full year for 25- or 75-member classes with address, phone number, birthday, church relationship, and additional class sessions. A01 For 25 Names 9781426774188 For 75 Names 9781426774195

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Sunday School Teacher’s Roll Book Teacher’s roll book contains space for the names of 140 Sunday school students, with weekly summary section. A01 9780687410293

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2013–2016 United Methodist General Record Book for the Church School & Small-Group Ministries This newly revised record book helps you collect and summarize weekly church school and small-group participation and prepare quarterly and annual reports including the Local Church Report to the Annual Conference. The other tools in the system (Record book for Class or Group, Individual Record Card, and Report & Offering Envelope) help you gather and use accurate, complete information from diverse classes and setting. An additional online resource is available with your purchase of this print resource. 9781426766077

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United Methodist Report and Offering Envelope

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SEPTEMBER 2013

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15th Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalms 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14

Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalms 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33

SUNDAY

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Labor Sunday

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16th Sunday after Pentecost

MONDAY

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Labor Day (U.S. & Canada)

22

17th Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalms 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10

TUESDAY

3

GREEN

Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Psalms 79:1-9 or Psalms 4 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13

WEDNESDAY

4

Rosh Hashanah

18th Sunday after Pentecost

THURSDAY

5

29

19th Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalms 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31

FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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GREEN

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Grandparents’ Day

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21

27

28

Yom Kippur

14

GREEN

Hispanic Heritage 15 Month (9/15–10/15) 16

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Citizenship Day Constitution Day

18

Sukkot (9/30–10/7)

19

25

Shemini Atzeret

26

GREEN

LAST WEEK TO RETURN VBS Equinox 22 AutumnalFirst Day 23 of Autumn

24

Simchat Torah

GREEN LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 1 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES

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GREEN

September Scripture Focus

GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

TIPS:

From Judges to Kings

• Plan for Laity Sunday October 20. See Ministrymatters.com for worship and other celebrations.

Deborah – Judges 4:4-16; 5:1-31

• Evaluate 2013 VBS and make plans for 2014.

Hannah – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11, 18-21

• Set a meeting with teachers for orientation and training.

God Calls Samuel – 1 Samuel 3:1-10

• See pages 141–145 for Sunday school supplies such as attendance charts and postcards.

Samuel the Judge – 1 Samuel 7:2-17

• Start planning for Advent/Christmas studies & service projects.

Choosing a King – 1 Samuel 8:1-22, 10:17-24

YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies

• Consider a churchwide Advent study. From Bethlehem to Bedlam by James Harnish has components for adults/youth/ children.

God Makes Everything

• Go to webinars.Cokesbury.com for a full list of training how-tos.

God Creates – Psalm 104

• Final check for supplies, equipment, rooms. All classrooms should have set of Bibles and reference materials.

God’s Image: Male and Female – Genesis 2:7; 15-25

• The Common English Bible was recently adopted as the official translation for several curriculum resources. Plan to have copies available for those classes.

Knowledge of Good and Evil – Genesis 3 An Everlasting Covenant – Genesis 6:9–9:28

• Encourage adult Bible classes to explore the FORECAST catalog to see if they’d like to use a short-term study for a period of time such as Advent.

God Scatters the People – Genesis 11:1-9

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20th Sunday after Pentecost

Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalms 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10

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21st Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 29:4-7 Psalms 66:1-12 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19

SUNDAY

MONDAY

27

22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalms 119:97-104 or Psalms 19 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 Luke 18:1-8

TUESDAY

1

23rd Sunday after Pentecost

Joel 2:23-32 Psalms 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14

WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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LAST DAY TO MAKE WINTER AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES

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World Communion Sunday

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United Nations Day

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Halloween

Chldren’s Sabbath (11–13)

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Columbus Day

National Boss’s Day

COLOR

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Laity Sunday Ecumenical National Children’s Day

GREEN

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Reformation Sunday

GREEN

October Scripture Focus

GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

TIPS:

David the King

• Save money—set up your quarterly curriculum on Cokesbury’s Automatic Shipment program. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com.

Samuel Anoints David – 1 Samuel 16:1-13

• Visit MinistryMatters.com to connect with other teachers and share articles, videos, and more.

David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17:1-51a David Dances – 2 Samuel 6:1-19

• Work with the worship committee to involve children and youth in World Communion Sunday.

David’s Son Builds the Temple – 1 Kings 6:8

YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Creates Communities A Promise of Land – Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 15:7-21; 17:8 A Promise to Sarah – Genesis 17:15–17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7 A Blessing for Ishmael and Isaac – Genesis 21:13-14. 17-21; 26:2-5, 12-13

• Check in with teachers and encourage them. Express appreciation. • With your church trustees, review educational facilities, and equipment to assess what you need to update or change. • Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Sabbath weekend is a way for churches to celebrate children as gifts from God and renew their commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf. • Host a Fall Party! Youth groups could sponsor a costume party for children and lead them in games, crafts, and music.

The Blessing Passes to Jacob – Genesis 28:1,10-22

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24th Sunday after Pentecost

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalms 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10

SUNDAY

10

17

25th Sunday after Pentecost

Haggai 1:15b–2:9 Psalms 145:1-5, 17-21 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38

MONDAY

24

26th Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah 12 or Ps 118 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19

TUESDAY

Christ the King (Last Sunday after Pentecost)

Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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Native American Heritage Month

3

All Saints Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends

FRIDAY

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5

All Saints’ Day Dia de todos los Santos

SATURDAY

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Veterans Day 11 Remembrance Day 12

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Election Day

WHITE or RED

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GREEN

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Christ the King Sunday Bible Sunday National Bible Week (24–30)

Hanukkah (11/27–12/5)

28

LAST DAY TO MAKE SPRING AUTO SHIP OPTION 1 CHANGES

WHITE or GOLD

November Scripture Focus

Thanksgiving Day

GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

TIPS:

Prophets and Kings

• Advent begins Sunday, December 1, this year. Coordinate education plans with the church’s celebrations for Advent and Christmas. Be sure substitute teachers have curriculum resources. • Distribute winter curriculum material. Adjust your spring order if necessary. • Help your church understand and celebrate All Saints Day. Children can look around the church for items given in memory of someone. Let children talk about people they knew who have died and remember their good times together. Let the children make a banner for All Saints Day showing butterflies, flowers, and other symbols of eternal life. Adults may wish to use All Saints Day as a time to remember the saints in their own lives. • Include Thanksgiving worship in classes by singing songs of praise, encouraging children to talk about their plans for Thanksgiving, and asking them to tell why they think we celebrate a national day of thanksgiving. Have them make a mural of things we are thankful for, or to name different things we are thankful for, and share the list with the congregation. • Remember to use a variety of tools as teaching aids in Sunday school. The Common English Bible Maps and the Bible Timeline can be invaluable aids to understanding the story of the Bible.

Elijah and the Ravens – 1 Kings 16:29-30, 17:1-7 Elijah and the Prophets – 1 Kings 18:20-39 Elisha – 2 Kings 4:1-7 Josiah/Huldah – 2 Kings 22:1-23; 23

YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Frees People God Prepares for Deliverance – Exodus 1–4 Beginning of Passover – Exodus 12:1-14 Beginning of Freedom – Exodus 13:17-22; 14 Beginning of the Tabernacle – Exodus 35–40

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DECEMBER 2013

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1st Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalms 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44

Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalms 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12

SUNDAY

1

15

2nd Sunday of Advent

MONDAY

2

22

3rd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 35:1-10 Luke 1:47-55 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11

TUESDAY

3

4th Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalms 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25

WEDNESDAY

4

THURSDAY

5

29

First Sunday after Christmas Day

Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalms 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23

FRIDAY

6

SATURDAY

7

PURPLE or BLUE

LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 2 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES

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Solstice 21 FirstWinter Day of Winter

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PURPLE or BLUE

15 PURPLE or BLUE

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Christmas Eve Nochebuena

PURPLE or BLUE

25

Christmas Day

WHITE or GOLD

Kwanzaa (12/26–1/1) Boxing Day (Canada)

LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 2 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES

29

30

31

New Year’s Eve Watch Night

WHITE

December Scripture Focus

PURPLE or BLUE – Colors used interchangeably in Advent

CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

TIPS:

The Birth of Jesus

• Plan Christmas services with plenty of greeters and ushers for extra visitors. Sing familiar Christmas carols. Promote January church programs in bulletins and signs around the church.

A Child Is Born – Isaiah 9:2-6

A Message to Joseph – Matthew 1:18-25

• A Watch Night service for families could be an alternative to New Year’s celebrations. Students at home for the holidays could plan this service.

Good News – Luke 2:1-20

• Check with teachers for curriculum supplies needed.

Simeon and Anna – Luke 2:25-38

• Offer assistance to key leaders. Schedule substitutes for teachers who may be absent over the holidays.

A Message to Mary – Luke 1:26-38, 46-47

YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Sends Jesus Jesus’ Birth Foretold – Luke 1:26-45

• Discuss with teachers the issues surrounding Santa Claus, the spirit of Christmas, and the Nativity story. Children can raise many questions regarding these traditions.

Mary’s Song of Praise – Luke 1:39-50, 54-56 Zechariah Prophesies about His Son John – Luke 1:57-80

• Finding Bethlehem will help children focus on the meaning of Christmas. At $1.59, it is a great present for every child in the church and for children who visit during Christmas.

Jesus Is Born – Luke 2:1-20 Jesus Is Presented in the Temple – Luke 2:21-40

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• Plan a reception during the holidays for college students and invite them to visit a youth class to share their experiences.

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JANUARY 2014

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12

2nd Sunday after Christmas

Jeremiah 31:7-614 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18

19

1st Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17

SUNDAY

MONDAY

26

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42

TUESDAY

Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23

WEDNESDAY

1

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

New Year’s Day

THURSDAY

2

FRIDAY

3

SATURDAY

4

LAST DAY TO MAKE SPRING AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES

5

Twelfth Night

6

Epiphany of the Lord

7

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9

10

11

14

15

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18

21

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25

28

29

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31

WHITE or GOLD

12

Baptism of the Lord

13

WHITE or GOLD

19

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (19–26)

20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

GREEN

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27

GREEN

January Scripture Focus

GREEN – A color of growth used in sea