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Pastoral Care: Tweens & Teens - General

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers engage Tweens and Teens in counseling and conversation around a variety of topics. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.


Becoming          Everyday Sabbath     Fighting Invisible Tigers 2019     Finding Our Way Forward     The Gap Decade     In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     Mindset Power: A Kid's Guide to Growing Better Every Day (Book with Digital Content)                    The Purpose Gap     Slaying Digital Dragons ™: Tips and tools for protecting your body, brain, psyche, and thumbs from the digital dark side               Your New Playlist: The Student's Guide to Tapping into the Superpower of  Mindset: Acuff, Jon, Acuff, L.E., Acuff, McRae: 9781540902481:  Books

Book Lists

Chapter Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being Kind

 offers several books for helping YOUTH deal with a range of emotions.


Graduation/Post-High School

Whether you’re putting together gifts for high school/college graduates or looking for a nice, simple gift to give your volunteers and Sunday School teachers...Illustrated Ministry has a wide range of products to suit your needs:

ZOE ~ Progressive Christians Life on Campus
A global fellowship of college and university students and campus ministry leaders, asking the messy questions of faith, finding grace and humility in the search for understanding, believing there is more value in curious questioning than static absolutes. Read more...


Offer prayers, affirmation, highs and lows, etc., while doing on-line ministry with Mentimeter.

The Girls Are Not Okay: And evangelical theology bears a significant part of the blame


For Gen Z, mental health starts at home. 

For parents, that means having the tools to build it. 

Support for young people in their homes is a vital part of their overall wellbeing. And parents and caregivers are a critical part of that equation.

Get the handbook... for free.


The State of Gen ZSee also The State of Gen Z: On Demand Presentation, a 75-minute on-demand keynote presentation and discussion guide delivered by Springtide researchers and staff. Watch the trailer here.

This on-demand presentation gives your organization the insights you need, with easy-to-understand data, explained by our team, that will empower you and your colleagues to better accompany young people.

When you purchase The State of Gen Z, you’ll receive 365-day access to:

  • a 75-minute, on-demand keynote presentation delivered by Springtide staff
  • downloadable Discussion Guides to get you and your team into the data so you can prepare to take action

Learn more here.

Self-Compassion for Girls

In this 10-lesson course, Dr. Karen Bluth explores why self-compassion is a resource that people can learn, put in their toolbox, and use whenever they have a challenging day or even a challenging moment. And crucially, she explains how we can help teenage girls develop self-compassion to aid them in the fight against depression.

Safe and Healthy Relationships - Youth Guide

This four-session guide is designed for middle school and high school youth, to be used in confirmation classes and youth groups. By engaging young people in learning and discussing safe and healthy relationships, they can gain lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices for themselves.

Sessions include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety
  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Making a Safety Plan and Resources

Teenage Archetype Card Deck


Quicksheet #79 Partnering with Parents for Hard Conversations

As youth groups meet less often, leaders may miss opportunities to give na immediate faith responses to critical cultural moments. Parents are valuable partners in ministry and play a vital role in processing world events; this quicksheet helps leaders support parents in this important faith work.

An eight-week study on health and well-being with the discipline of meditation and spiritual practices; easily translatable to an online meeting environment.

Includes a Student GuideLeader Guide, and free guide for leading virtually.