Youth Group Resource Packets
Designed for Theme-Based & Non Theme-Based Churches Alike!
Our goal with these packets is to partner with youth leaders and advisers to lessen their planning time so they can focus on the work of relationship. To this end, we fill our monthly packets with creative, high quality worship, games, meditations, reflections, stories, art engagement, discussion starters, and more. Each packet contains 4 weeks of session material.
While the packets are structured around our Soul Matters themes, these themes are general ones that speak to the universal journey of youth, like integrity, wisdom, changes and courage. If you are a theme-based church, using these packets for your program will ensure that your youth are connected to the wider theme conversation going on in the rest of your congregation. If you are not a theme-based congregation, the packets are like getting an extra youth group leader on your team!
A Bit More Detail About Our Approach
We've titled this subscription series "On the Road Together" in honor of the way youth groups offer partners for our journeys. Friends, community, shared values, support in the midst of life’s twists and turns: These are the building blocks that make UU youth ministries meaningful and transformative. Our “on the road” frame also highlights the way in which each monthly theme is a path all youth need to learn to navigate.
The material itself is not a curriculum. It's more like a chest of building blocks. In other words, our goal isn't to create your youth group experience for you step-by-step. Instead we give you the tools and resources you need to build your own experience. Like a box of Legos! This is our way of honoring the fact that every youth group has its own unique culture.
Our organizational structure flows from our commitment to whole person learning. So you will find sections dedicated specifically to the head, heart, hands, body, spirit and community in every packet. Here's an overview of the sections for every single week:
I. Getting Started (community)
II. Spiritual Practice (spirit)
III. Discussion Starters (head)
IV. Express Yourself (hands)
V. Fun & Games (body)
COVID-19 Response Packet
We've designed our April packet on Liberation with COVID-19 strategies in mind, Most of the activities in this packet can be done online rather than in person. This packet is available for $12 by clicking on the button below.
If you need help figuring out whether or not a subscription is right for you, please email our Director of Religious Education Resources, Katie Covey.
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