“We are convinced that today’s children and teenagers have never experienced less social capital than they do today, and that they experience more stress than any generation in history. We stand with people who are committed to raising the flag of awareness, conversation and action so that our children, and their children, will grow up where they are known, loved, and cherished as vital and valuable members of out community, nation and the world.” -Chap Clark, author of Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers.
Young people in our culture need to be known, have safe places to talk and need the support of caring and accepting adults and communities. What better place to provide that for them than at church?
Living Compass has created a teen curriculum that opens up opportunities for authentic conversations with teens and their leaders at church or in schools. It also helps them look at the myriad of decisions they are making in their lives and helps them wonder whether those decisions will help them create the abundant life that God dreams of for them. This curriculum helps our teens feel known, connected and respected as vital members of our communities.
The Teen Compass Faith & Wellness Notebook, created to be used in twenty four sessions, can be used with your high school students. When teens engage in the types of learning and discussion encouraged in The Teen Compass curriculum authentic community is created, and teens and their adult leaders naturally build a meaningful social connection at church. This ministry helps teens cope more effectively with the stresses of growing up in the 21st century and helps them think of the church as a rest stop in their busy lives, a resource when they are in need of help.
We have also created a community version, that is similar and currently being used in public schools. Click here to learn more: The Teen Compass
The Teen Compass Faith & Wellness Notebook is a twenty-four week program adapted for use in churches and camps in the following formats:
* Youth group curriculum
* Week long camp curriculum
* Weekend retreat for teens
* Supplement for confirmation curriculum
A leader’s guide and student notebook for each teen is needed to implement The Teen Compass Faith and Wellness curriculum.