Help Young People Defend the Faith with This Apologetics Curriculum

The world is full of worldviews. Christians have always faced lies about Jesus and His ministry, and Christians witness best when they are well prepared. In 1 Peter 3:15, we are reminded to “always [be] prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” Prepared with a Reason Apologetics Curriculum guides high schoolers, young adults, and adults to investigate seven worldview topics, assess common false assumptions about Christianity and God’s Word, and learn how to respond “with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

How to Equip Youth with Resilient Minds

Mental health awareness has increased significantly over the last decade, especially for our youth. When it comes to addressing these important topics and conversations, there are a lot of resources to choose from. How do you find a mental health curriculum that builds up healthy habits while keeping Christ at the center? Our new Resilient Minds: Christ-Centered Mental Health Curriculum for 5th–8th grade makes answering this question a no-brainer!

Teaching the Differences between Christianity and Mormonism

This blog is a continuation of the series on teaching the differences between Christianity and other major world religions. This blog addresses Mormonism, a common worldwide religion whose claim to be Christian ought to be approached with much skepticism.

Overview of Early Childhood Enduring Faith® Religion Curriculum

Families and educators share the role of encouraging children toward faith that endures a lifetime. That is why Concordia Publishing House created the Enduring Faith Religion Curriculum for Preschool–8th grade. Now, we are excited to share with you that Early Childhood has been added to the Enduring Faith family! Continue reading to learn more about this curriculum and how it nurtures the little ones in your life on their faith journey.

Teaching the Differences between Christianity and Buddhism

In Mark 7:21–23, Jesus says, “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” 

As a part of my series on teaching differences between Christianity and other major world religions, I will explain a major world religion with core teaching that is the antithesis of this warning against trusting ourselves—looking inward for peace. That religion is Buddhism. 

Affirming Baptismal Identity in Your Youth

Early adolescence is an especially formative time in the life of a Christian—not only as youth take ownership of their faith for a future of following Christ, but also as they contribute to the Body of Christ in the “here and now” at the congregational level. The following post, excerpted from Seven Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry, expounds on this with practical advice from Youth Ministry professionals, Julianna Shults and Mark Kiessling. 

Teaching the Differences between Christianity and Hinduism

As a part of my greater series on differences between Christianity and other major world religions, this blog outlines the religion of Hinduism, one of the world’s oldest religions. While it is made up of many sects, there are more than one billion people in the world who practice this religion. 

Free Teaching Tools for Holy Week and Easter

The celebration of Easter is the celebration of God’s grace and what He has done for us through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. Make sure the children around you know why with these free teaching tools for Holy Week and Easter.

Teaching the Differences between Christianity and Islam

In a society like ours, which is replete with different belief systems, it can be challenging to present the beliefs of Christianity as they differ from other religions. This blog marks the first in a series that seeks to equip teachers of all ages to address differences between Christianity and other major world religions.

3 Ways to Foster Young Leaders at Your Church

Healthy youth ministry recognizes the capability of teens and how God can work through them as servant leaders. Youth leaders can set high expectations for young people, engaging them regularly in opportunities to give input, serve, and lead. In living out their vocation as adult members of a congregation, post-confirmation youth can feel a sense of ownership, build relationships, and positively impact their congregation and community.

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