Welcome to our NextGen Resources page! We have gathered information on many websites just for you! Please take some time to browse through these websites. They will offer resources and ideas that will be a catalyst for your own concepts and creativity in carrying them out. Be sure to check out our very own website for SWNextGen ... Enjoy!
1. Think Orange - Children and student ministry brings pressure. It can frustrate and bring joy. It stresses and exhilarates. It makes you want to share victories and scream for help. There are answers for you! One of the many great resources out there is “Think Orange.” It will provide help for you to discover a ministry strategy and approach to children and student ministries.
2. J12 Preteen Ministries - J12 is dedicated to helping 8-12 year olds become like Jesus at Twelve, who is the greatest preteen role model that has ever lived! J12 specializes in preteen curriculum and resources that engage the imaginations and hearts of preteens.
1. UYWI - Urban Youth Workers Institute UYWI is a national non-profit organization that trains & resources urban youth workers to effectively evangelize and disciple youth in at-risk zip codes throughout the US. The organization targets areas with at least 20% below the poverty level, 20% female head of households, 20% high school dropouts, and 4.500 incidents of crime per 100,000. UYWI Programs include: 90 Degrees Certification, Thrive, RELOAD, 360 National Conference and The Well.
2. TrueU Curriculum - Why are so many Christian teens walking away from their faith during the college years? Focus on the Family's TrueU video curriculum offers an introduction to apologetics that aims to help reverse this trend. Featuring Christian worldview experts like Dr. Del Tackett, Dr. Stephen Meyer, Lee Strobel, Dr. Gary Habermas, and more – the series equips students to stand up for their beliefs in the face of a culture that tells them their faith is absurd, obsolete and impractical.
3. Simply Youth Ministry - Simply Youth Ministry is a valueable resource that will help to equip, connect, and recharge youth workers with the tools, relationships, and confidence they need to help teenagers develop a committed relationship with Jesus Christ.
4. NEXTGEN Ministry Training Video - This eight-&-a-half-minute video is a quick tutorial on how to briefly explain and share the Gospel with NEXTGEN-ers. Click here to check out this short-but-sweet resource now.
5. NEXTGEN Camp Leaders Training Video - This in-depth video comes to us from some of SWD's finest youth ministers who share on pointers of leading a NEXTGEN camp successfully. This video covers everything from cabin-conduct to reporting incidents to Green Room usage, and is a great reminder about why we serve NEXTGEN at camp. Click here to watch this excellent resource. (16:23 minutes)
1. Wacky World Studios - Are you looking for creative ways to decorate or enhance your childrens’ ministries/youth rooms? Take a moment to look at Wacky World Studios. This company did the entire design for Florence Avenue Foursquare Church in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and has extended special discounts and rates for Foursquare Churches. (Discount Code: FOURSQUARE). WW Studios have put together packages for growing churches that make it relatively inexpensive to turn an ordinary meeting space into something colorful, fun and thematic! Click Here to view a special flyer for Foursquare with packages!
2. Creation Swap - Creation Swap is a global network of artists providing free graphics & Christian photos. You can search photos, church mini movies, motion graphics, sermon graphics, logos and more shared freely or sold by Christian artists worldwide. You can also visit the network to connect with specific artists, to view their portfolios or even to post jobs free!
3. Child and Youth Protection Manual & Videos - Both, the manual and videos, have been prepared solely for the use of the Foursquare Church and is not only a great resource, but necessary to protect your church and children's and youth workers. Click Here to view or download the manual. Click Here to view Foursquare's Church's "Child and Youth Protection" videos on Vimeo, which is for all churches to use in helping to safe-guard their NextGen Ministries.
4. NEXTGEN Camp Leaders Training Video - This in-depth video comes to us from some of SWD's finest youth ministers who share on pointers of leading a NEXTGEN camp successfully. This video covers everything from cabin-conduct to reporting incidents to Green Room usage, and is a great reminder about why we serve NEXTGEN at camp. Click here to watch this excellent resource. (19:08 minutes)