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ATTENTION: How would you like to tap into a goldmine of youth ministry materials?  Read on to find out how you can get immediate access to a wealth of resources that are continually growing.

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When you join, you get EVERYTHING listed on this page, plus more. We get calls asking us about hidden fees or if you only get a certain amount. No. It's 100% Access. We are a couple of guys in ministry with over 50 years of combined experience, not a huge youth ministry corporation where owners are impossible to reach.

"Spend your time with the teens instead of knocking yourself out with preparation and administration. We've got over 300 PowerPoint lessons, over 300 lesson outlines, and over 720 articles waiting to help you maximize your youth ministry!  Join today!"
paul and al
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Dear Youth Leader,

Reaching the youth of today is harder than ever. Helping them grow deeper in Christ can be even more difficult. The challenge is having the time to administrate the youth ministry and still have time to spend with the youth. You know that's where lives are really changed.

As you know, youth ministry has two main and critical goals:

     1. Leading unsaved teens to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

     2. Leading saved teens in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Those two goals are challenging because of what teens face every day. We don't know about you, but we don't remember it being this tough growing up...

checkGetting along with parents
checkHassled to do drugs
checkSucceeding in school
checkDisabilities/health issues
checkDating pressure
checkMaking friends
checkAvoiding addiction
checkBuilding self-esteem
checkSexual identity
checkJust to name a FEW!

It's overwhelming to just to SEE everything kids are going through, much less try to minister to them in the midst of it all. It's tough and expensive to plan, organize, study, follow-up, grow personally, give teens individual attention, teach classes, make class handouts, write small group discussions...BREATHE!!...and a whole lot more.

The "average" ministry requires constant attention and more time than we have! It's a constant cycle of...

red checkBible classes
red checkDevotionals
red checkGame nights
red checkWorship
red checkSmall groups
red checkRegular contact with each teen
red checkVolunteer training
red checkPersonal spiritual growth
red checkMission trips
red checkRetreats
red checkOutreach
red checkCounseling
red checkEvangelism
red checkDiscipleship
red checkParent care
red checkCrisis management

And that just touches the hem of the garment!! Who has the time for all that planning? Who has the budget to stay on top of all of those areas?
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You get instant access to over 300 Bible Lessons with outlines, handouts, small group guides and PowerPoint slides.

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You Get These Lessons And a Whole Lot More...

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8 Bible Lessons with PowerPoint to help your group learn from the brother of Christ.

youth ministry getting a grip
13 Bible Lessons with PowerPoint to help your group get a grip oncritical life issues!

youth ministry six plusHere's the overview of 6 Plus so you can see the flow..

Easy to follow and teach Bible curriculum is tough to find. Loaded with Scripture, discussion questions, and practical application; 6 plus provides material your teens will love and learn from.

Lesson 1: "Hey Teens, Let's Stop Judging Each Other." We all know how cruel teens can be to each other. This session will take teens into God's view of judgment and teach them about accepting each other in Christ.
Lesson 2: "Life's Choices." One of the areas most painful to those in youth work is watching a teen make poor choices. Help your teens make the best choices; the right choices for their lives.
Lesson 3: "Worship, Not Ritual." Use this session to show teens the differences between congregational and personal worship. Some may not even feel attending church is that important. The five reasons to worship will be especially helpful.
Lesson 4: "Let's Make a Difference." What are your teens doing outside the youth group to impact their worlds?
Lesson 5: "I Really Want to Tell My Friends About Jesus."
Lesson 6: "Encourage Someone Today." We live in such a cut down world that few teens ever get encouraged by their peers. This lesson shares the importance of encouragement, and your group will discover practical ways to build each other up.

Teens feel like they don't know enough to share or exactly what to share. Empower them with faith sharing principles from Scripture, and give them confidence about spreading the word!

youth bible lesson outlines

youth devotionals
Often a youth ministry's most powerful moments are discovered in devotionals, quiet times and get aways.

Devotional Guides to Focus Your Group
youth ministry greenPride
youth ministry greenGuard Your Heart
youth ministry greenA Father's Day Devotional
youth ministry greenTo Know Him By Name
youth ministry greenBible Fools
youth ministry greenA Logo for Life
youth ministry greenA Place to Belong
youth ministry greenMeet Judas
youth ministry greenHow to Win Over Temptation
youth ministry green10 Advantages of ADD
youth ministry greenOver 70 in all and growing!

Quiet Times to Center Your Group
youth ministry greenBecause of the Gift
youth ministry greenOpportunities from Disappointment
youth ministry greenCompassion
youth ministry greenContentment
youth ministry greenOutnumbered But In Control
youth ministry greenIn Times of Rain
youth ministry greenLiving Art
youth ministry greenPlus a whole lot more

Each Devotional or Quiet Time can be used in the group meetings to for personal reflection. They are designed to get teens into the Word of God.

But we're not just helping you help teens! We've put together a special "One Day Retreat" section just for you!!

Dawn Till Dusk: Personal Retreats
Pack a lunch and get-a-way. Just you and the Lord for the day!
youth ministry greenIs Anyone Watching?
youth ministry greenHow Is God Working In My Life and Ministry?
youth ministry greenGuidelines from God
youth ministry greenChoices
youth ministry greenKnee-Mail
youth ministry greenGrowing In Christian Grace
youth ministry greenReaching the Needy
youth ministry greenPersonal Responsibility
youth ministry greenHandling the Stress of Youth Ministry
youth ministry greenOver 25 personal retreats to choose from!

youth minister retreat
You also get additional resources to help your teens grow in their walk with the Lord...

plusDaily Bible Readings. Each month you get a new set for that month. Plus you get access to the archived DBRs as well.

plusBible Q & A. It might seem old school, but do you remember going to "Bible Bowls"? It seems like teens today have no real Bible knowledge. These sheets will help! :-)

plusGames. Some of the greatest strides are made at play. We've put in a games section when you need a quick idea.

plusSpiritual Counseling. Teen Life co-founder Al Millergren, Ph.D. has put together reports to help you with your counseling.

youth ministry articles
You know how you've been meaning to do a newsletter, or send a regular email or find some way to encourage the teens?

Now you can!

We've put together several "copy, tweak and paste" sections for your ministry. You have permission to take these articles and..
youth ministry greenEmail them to your group.
youth ministry greenAdd them to your blog.
youth ministry greenTweet from them.
youth ministry greenPrint them and put them in ye old mail box!

And these aren't just article thrown together, we've even got...

Messages Just for Girls
youth ministry greenA Time to Heal
youth ministry greenPeace, Perfect Peace
youth ministry greenThe Horse
youth ministry greenA Joyful Noise
youth ministry greenWe All Need Someone to Lean on
youth ministry greenMe, Me, Me
youth ministry greenAm I The Only one?
youth ministry greenSoaking
youth ministry greenWaiting for Daddy
youth ministry greenPigeonholed
youth ministry greenMore then 60 spiritual thoughts to send your young ladies!

Messages Just for Parents
youth ministry greenWhen your teens reject your values
youth ministry greenHelping your teen fight sexual sin
youth ministry greenFamily meetings
youth ministry greenWhat teens wish their parent knew
youth ministry greenFamily communication
youth ministry greenBuilding a healthy family
youth ministry greenFighting parental discouragement
youth ministry greenHelping your teen stay committed
youth ministry greenDisciplining teens
youth ministry greenMore than 60 articles to send parents right now!

Use these articles to impact you and their parents!!!

Now then, if we stopped right now you would get more than you can get at any other youth ministry site on the internet. But we're still going...

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You also get access to our best selling product line from Teen Life. Right after you login, you will immediately be able to access...

mag7Literally, thousands of copies have been sold of Magnificent 7. This was the catalyst for our weekly Bible Studies that we do now.

You get access to the flagship product! :-)

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Having a tough time getting teens to talk?

Not any more! These 52 discussion starters will have your grouping opening up and sharing.

52 teen relevant topics like...
  • Attitude
  • Blaming Others
  • Leadership
  • Temptation
  • Integrity
  • Laziness
  • Compassion
  • Self-Control
  • Complaining
  • Spirituality
  • Authority
  • Commitment
  • 52 in all!
Look over that list again. Got any teens that need an attitude adjustment? Any with problems with authority? Got any lazy teens?
You know preaching to them (or at them) won't work. But for some reason their hearts start getting impacted when they start sharing.

youth ministry teachingIs Your Class AMAZED or AMUSED or CONFUSED?

The crowds were AMAZED at Jesus' teaching. Let your teaching amaze and change lives too!

In Teaching That Changes Lives you'll get...
  • 14 Amazing Rules of Teaching
  • 7 Teaching Myths
  • Discover if You Should Be Teaching
  • The Power of Words
  • Knowing the Beasts in the Seats
  • The Importance of Lifestyle
  • Traits of a Great Teacher
  • How to Pray for Wisdom
  • Five Goals for Every Class
  • How to Impact Your Group
  • The I.Q. Study Method
  • How to Avoid Proof Texting
  • Structuring You Points
  • 5 Rules for Jokes
  • 3 Things to Remember About Personal Stories
  • 8 Powerful Tools from Jesus' Teaching Style
  • What Not to Do When Teaching
  • Secrets of Class Participation
  • Springboarding
  • Steering Clear of Conventional Wisdumb (That's not misspelled)
  • Getting Teens to Live the Lessons
  • Much more!

Devotionals! Quick but powerful Bible studies that pack a spiritual punch. In this Youth Ministry Resource Factory goodie package, you get... 
 7 Can't Miss Devotionals
One of your seventh graders could pull these off, but don;t let that fool ya. These devos pack simple spiritual truths, while targeting seven topics for teens.
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Christ's blood washes away our sins.
  • Hot Dog Devo: Helping teens see the Word creatively.
  • Super Bowl Champs (you can change this for any sporting event): How and why every teen has a specific place in the kingdom.
  • "I'm so Mad I Could...": How our anger hurts more than just us.
  • Tuning Up with the Spirit: This devo shows the difference between life with and without the Spirit.
  • Pooper Looker
  • All Things Together
How to Become a Devo Pro
It's always great to be able to reach for a book of devotionals. But you can create the best devotionals for your group on your own. How to Become a Devo Pro shows you how to put together great devos from start to finish.
How to....
  • Get purposed, and hammer out exactly what YOUR teens need.
  • Choose relevant scripture that won't lead your group on a scavenger hunt for the truth.
  • Select the right props and visuals to support and not distract.
  • Use a simple outlining formula to keep you focused and in no need of notes.
  • Send teens out on a mission to become transformed, not just informed.
You also get the original books that launched Teen Life Ministries over 15 years ago!!

10501,020 Tips, Tool, And Techniques...
You scramble and pull them off the bookshelf (your service counter). For the service project you turn to pages 54-56 of volume 1. In a flash you have ten all time great service projects to choose from.
1052Next you flip over to pages 33-35 in volume 2 and discover ten prime ways to spice up your youth room.
Finally...and you hear footsteps and laughter coming down the turn to pages of volume 2 and pick a wing-it devotional of the ten options.
The day goes smooth. Or at least as smooth as it can with a youth group. As the sun sets, you collapse. Through a small opening in one eye you make out the dark blue cover of volume 1.
With a smile you turn to the table of contents and scan...ten counseling techniques...ten ways to involve parents...ten techniques to reach unchurched teens. You keep scanning because you know you have seen it before. Aha! Just what you need at the end of the day. Pages 150-152. Ten tips for recognizing burnout and what to do about it.

We are so excited about getting these resources to you, because they have helped ten of thousands of you workers just like you!

Plus there's even more resources like...

long-haul youth ministry
 Beat burnout and stay focused and on fire with 101 Strategies for Long-haul Youth Ministry!
Discipleship 101: Nine weeks of material divided into daily sections. Perfect for personal and group study!

You get instant access!

youth ministry admin

Don't you hate trying to remember where those needed forms are?

We've got them for you right here...
youth ministry greenMedical release form
youth ministry greenTeacher Job Description
youth ministry greenLeader Policies
youth ministry greenMinistry Volunteer Application
youth ministry greenTestimony Worksheet

youth ministry forms

youth ministry training

Beginning in January, you get a monthly training event!

join the youth mnistry zone

1. Save More Souls. Yes, that's an outrageous claim, but isn't that your number one reason for being in youth ministry? When you are better prepared to teach, minister, and grow spiritually you will reach more teens. When you contact them more regularly and more effectively you will touch more lives.

2. Bible Class Materials. It's not easy getting a class together week after week. It's even tougher when you add PowerPoint, class handouts, and follow it up with a small group session. In The Zone you get those materials fresh each week!

3. Archived Access. The Zone opened in April of 2004. It began with a boatload of resources. EVERYTHING is started with and EVERYTHING added each week is still in The Zone. You get access to more training, studies, and ideas than you could ever use. This is worth thousands.

4. Teen Life Product Line. You also get to download ALL of the Teen Life products and resources. From the bestselling Magnificent 7, which we used to sell as a solo resource for $17 to our 52 Discussion Igniters. AND...there are special products available ONLY in The Zone, like the study of Ephesians, Romans, and John.

5. Teen Specific Resources. You can give your teens devotional thoughts for them to grow from. Our Sudden Impact section has devotionals for you to copy and print or email to your group. Written specifically for teens. Our Listen to Lisa section is written especially for teen girls.

6. Weekly Update. Every Monday you get a brand new lesson outline, class handout, and discussion guide. New articles are added. The site GROWS. You will NOT be joining a static site that never changes. It becomes more and more helpful.

7. Instant Access. You get in immediately. No waiting for the mail! You'll get a private username and password to access the site and ALL the resources!!

8. Personal Spiritual Growth. You spend so much time feeding others, how about feeding yourself! Each month you get a personal one day retreat called Dawn Till Dusk.  It leads you through a one day experience and evaluation. You also get a topical daily Bible reading sheet for the month, and regular articles added to the spiritual growth section.

9. Help Others. When you see a site like this, you no doubt think about the possible number of members and how much money we make. Rightly so. But know this: We help others through the proceeds of this site. We sponsor teens on mission trips. We are helping build orphanages in Malawi and Zimbabwe through 100X Missions. Your membership not only helps YOU it helps OTHERS as well.

10. Save Time and Money. How long does it take to write a lesson, develop a devotional, produce a small group discussion guide, design PowerPoint, etc? With this done for you, you can concentrate on your group. That doesn't mean you don't need to study. You still have to prepare for class, but the administrative side of it is done for you.  As far as the money savings goes, just look below.


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Your Partners in Youth Ministry,
al and paul
P.S. In addition to the Zones listed above, you also get instant access to over 1,000 articles to aid your ministry!

P.P.S. Sign up now and your rate is locked. When the membership goes up, your's won't.

What's the impact of Teen Life's Youth Ministry Zone?!

"I have noticed a huge difference in our group since joining The Zone.

"They talk about how they love the classes, the handouts, and the PowerPoint. Because of the training I'm getting I understand the teens better and have been able to reach out to them more effectively.

"Thanks for the great work. Keep it up!"

Member 4 Life,
John Amos
Florida Youth Minister
I love the Spiritual Growth Zone with the stuff for Youth Pastors to check-in; especially the Dawn 2 Dusk retreats. I love to get away with my notebook, bible and the retreat and dig in. It's a refreshing time for me and thus for my ministry! ~AJ

The Zone is incredible. I am always checking the Zone and using the lessons. It has been like having an assistant!

I use the Zone for many different games, ideas, and devotions and studies. It has been a huge help to me as the youth director.

I just signed up but we have loved the Godly Goals lessons and our youth have really had some great discussion about wisdom!

There are great transferable lessons for my leaders to utilize and for me too.

I loved the 1 John lessons and now I am using them in a young families class. Keep up the good work guys and blessings to all of you. Love the Website.

I use the lessons in the zone as a guideline of what to teach and I make my own lesson out of it. Right now I am still in school, teaching school and coaching sports teams and do not have time to come up with two brand new ideas every week. This site has enabled me to give something fresh to the teens every week. It has been a huge blessing and we have seen many saved and come faithfully to church.

I found that I really needed to spend more time developing relationships with my teens, but I am very concerned about what I am teaching them. Because of this I was spending more of my time developing lessons then developing relationships. When encouraged by my pastor to spend more time developing relationships I wanted to find material that I would feel comfortable teaching and less time on developing. I found the Zone and it has been exactly what I needed. Now I have time to develop relationships and still have the confidence that I am going to be teaching a good lesson.

I haven't a lot of experience and not a lot of time to prepare lessons, this helps me out soo much as I can concentrate more on presenting it in an engaging way. - Emily from Ignition Youth @ Power of God Church, Melbourne Australia.

It’s nice to have such a wide variety of resources readily available. Chris Knipp-Student Pastor, Oak Ridge Tn

Being new to this site. our group of young people seem to be more involved since using the materials from the zone. thank you from the passion youth northside family worship center

The Zone has really helped me in preparing for Sunday Morning and youth night lesson. I stay pretty busy and can’t seem to get the time to prepare a lesson like I'd like for myself, and I don't know what I'd do without your site. You are a life saver

Lot's of good information to digest for pointers. Dave

The Zone gave Sunday mornings a great start to the youth week

I am just starting with the zone so haven't had much experience with it...but I'm very excited at what it has to offer.

Great and useful resources. Ch'ng /Agape Youth

Since joining....teen life has added such a dimension to my preparation for Sunday school as well as our formal youth service! you guys really provide excellent material and insight that is very easily added to, which allows me to personalize every lesson or message........thank you and god bless. Pastor Brian

I am just getting started w/the zone but every thing I can get my hands on helps...keep up the good work! Elisha Barnett

I really appreciate the lessons and the helps. It encourages me and keeps me thinking in the "present tense" with my youth. I am praying for your ministry. Bill Moore

At this point we are just starting and The Zone is giving us a starting point as to what to say and how to say it in a language that teens will and can listen and understand

The Zone has been a great transitional tool for me as a youth pastor. Previously, we were using the Word of Life Curriculum and spending 10X as much as we do now. That is a fantastic curriculum, but we are getting a lot more use out of the zone for far less money. The power points and games have been a big hit with our group and a time-saver for me. (I am a volunteer and home school 3 children.) I can plan out my lessons and spend far less time having to prepare and put more time to actually studying the lesson. The kids have also connected with several of your lessons...the one about Joseph, Tough Love, Prayer. I also love the Monday Maximizer and feel blessed that you work so hard to keep the youth workers uplifted.

I am still pretty new to the Zone, but there seems to be a variety of different helps for ministry. I also really like the idea of Youth Print though I haven't utilized it yet. Still working my way around the site and getting familiar with all you have to offer.  Cliff Reynolds, Crossroad Baptist Church

I've found some great lessons. I'm really impressed with the quality of stuff offered in The Zone! (Paul O'Rear, College Street Church of Christ, Waxahachie, Texas)

The lessons are great and now that they are in word you can easily edit them to fit your groups personality. The best thing is that the lessons are in-depth enough for adults yet they can be adjusted for first graders. Thanks!!!, Bro. Andy, Halltown Church

The Zone has helped me to present Bible lessons in a way that fresh and interesting to the teen without taking away any of the biblical context. Shirley J. Chicago, Teen Cafe

As I said I am just getting started, I usually teach adults so this is new and exciting. I can see this site helping me a lot. Thanks

The Zone gives me great ideas to work on and tailor for my groups specific needs!

Since I have been coming into this program It has help me communicate with my youth better and come up with ideas for a week end retreat. Debbie

I am a bivocational YP who sees about 75-85 teens a week. This site has allowed me to focus on Ministering to them and not always writing my own material. Thanks!

The Zone has helped me in preparation. It has cut my preparation time by 75%. I work full time and go to school part time and have 2 elementary age children at home. This leaves little time for preparation and the zone has helped me greatly. MJS

The lessons that are developed are the primary tools I use and they are great. Also, the video tutorials have really helped as well.

I have downloaded several presentations, adapted them for the teens at my church for weekly bible study. The kids just love the visual lessons! As a youth/pastoral care minister with a very tight schedule, the Zone has been well worth the yearly fee. Please keep up the good work!

Paul Evans and Al Millergren are youth ministry veterans with over 50 years of youth ministry experience.