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Faith Formation: Raising Confident Tweens & Teens

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Books 3 Big Questions That Shape Your Future: 9781540902627: Powell,  Kara, Acevedo, Kristel, M Griffin, Brad: Books     Be Holy: Find Identity / Find Belonging / Find Purpose     Becoming     Black Enough     Black Girl You Are Atlas     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice     Find Your Fierce     Finding Our Way Forward     First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life     The Gap Decade     Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints: Daneen Akers: 9781734089509: Books          Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing     Modern HERstory     More Than Ready     Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different     Picture of Views from the Spectrum     We Can     You Don't Have to Be Everything

Companion Curriculum

Be Holy: Find Identity / Find Belonging / Find Purpose     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way | Beaming Books     Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints - Curriculum (Personal/Family  Use) — Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints

Activities & Journals

Picture of Choose Adventure     Picture of Choose Extraordinary     Courageous Creativity: Advice and Encouragement for the Creative Life     Picture of 100 Daily Acts of Friendship for Girls     Teenage Archetype Card Deck     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates     Picture of You Are Worthy, Girl. Never Forget That!

Parenting Confident Tweens & Teens

Can You Raise a Teen Today Without a Smartphone?

Yes, you can. We did and this is what we learned.


Helping teens resist oppression online by Rev. Dana Neuhauser, racial justice organizer for the Minnesota Annual Conference UMC

Doing Good Together encourages families to explore Our [Nation's] Storied History with children to empower all kids with stories that inspire civic engagement and a hunger for justice; includes picture books and books for teens and adults.

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Doing Good Together offers families Tools to Raise Ethical, Engaged Citizens, including Service Projects, Videos, Reflection Tools, and Book Lists for Young Change Makers and Their Families.


Doing Good Together encourages parents in

Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents

Breathe through This by Eline Snel     Raising Healthy Teenagers: Thomas Kersting: 9781540900319: Books

Developing Confident Tweens & Teens in Church

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 for middle- and high school youth (confirmation classes or youth groups); for exploring safe and healthy relationships and imparting lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices.

Sessions include:

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

Jessica Guleth wonders, "What does it look like for the voices of our youth to be invited in, heard and included in the ways we do for adults? What needs adjusting in our minds and hearts to see and hear them as members?" in The Future of the Church Is Young.

For Parents - In Our Library

Belonging and Becoming     Beyond the Big Talk Revised Edition          The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Donald Capps                         Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh          The Spiritual Child          9780738215082: Talk to Me First     Illustration by