High School

Decidedly different and Uncommon programs from top authors like Jim Burns and Ron Luce. Designed to help youth leaders build active, healthy youth groups that lead students to a commitment to Christ through genuine relationships with their peers and youth workers.


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    Uncommon - Dealing With Stress and Crisis
    Uncommon - Dealing With Stress and Crisis

    Today’s teens deal with stresses that most of us never imagined when we were in high school: teen depression, suicide, AIDS and other STDs, pornography at the click of a mouse. Many teenagers feel stressed out and helpless in the face of such issues. So how can youth leaders help teens in their group develop the coping skills and strength of heart to deal with the crises that arise in their lives? Youth-ministry veteran Jim Burns has developed Dealing with Stress & Crisis Uncommon High School Group Study to equip leaders with the tools they need to start effective conversations and build a supportive peer community. Using the Bible as a foundation, this study provides leaders with indispensable tips for guiding dialog to get their teens talking, thinking and praying. Includes downloadable, reproducible handouts to make planning interactive Bible studies a snap. Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters.

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    Uncommon - Living Out Jesus Teachings
    Uncommon - Living Out Jesus Teachings

    Most Christian teens want to follow Jesus wholeheartedly—but it’s not always obvious how to obey His teachings in their hyper-paced, tech-driven world. Now youth leaders can help students connect Jesus’ teachings with their everyday lives of school, family, activities and church, with the newest Uncommon Bible study. Youth-ministry veteran Jim Burns has developed Living Out Jesus’ Teachings Uncommon High School Group Study to equip leaders with the tools they need to start effective conversations and build supportive peer community. Using action-packed, fun activities and indispensable tips for guiding dialog, youth ministers will have their teens talking, thinking and praying in no time about how they can follow Jesus in their priorities, motives and decisions. Plus, downloadable, reproducible handouts make planning interactive Bible study a snap. Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

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    Uncommon - Parents and Family
    Uncommon - Parents and Family

    Healthy families are becoming an endangered species in today’s culture, and healthy families with happy, healthy teens are an even rarer commodity. So how can youth ministers help the teens in their group relate well with their parents and siblings? Youth ministry veteran Jim Burns has developed Parents and Family High School Group Study to equip leaders with the tools they need to guide the discussion. Using these action-packed, fun activities and indispensable tips for starting crucial dialogue, youth pastors will have their teens talking in no time. Downloadable student handouts are available for every session.Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

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    Uncommon - Prayer and the Devotional Life
    Uncommon - Prayer and the Devotional Life

    Teens live in a time of lightning-fast change...but the spiritual disciplines that equip them to thrive in a culture addicted to speed haven't changed one bit. Daily communication with God (also known as prayer) and time spent in His Word are an unbeatable recipe for steady growth in erratic, unpredictable times. Prayer and the Devotional Life Uncommon High School Group Study, part of the Uncommon youth curriculum series created by youth ministry veteran Jim Burns, helps to introduce these essential disciplines. Twelve sessions of youth-friendly Bible study will get your teens thinking and talking about the importance of spiritual practices, and guide them to make praying and Bible study part of their daily diet! You can also download reproducible student handouts and additional options for every session to tailor each study to your group's unique needs.Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

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    Uncommon - Resisting Temptation
    Uncommon - Resisting Temptation

    Between the Internet, satellite TV, a sexed-up culture and easy access to drugs and alcohol, many teenagers find it almost impossible to walk the straight and narrow - even though most students in your group probably want to! You can help by showing them how to strengthen their mental and spiritual defenses - and Resisting Temptation Uncommon High School Group Study, by youth ministry veteran Jim Burns, is a good starting point.  Twelve sessions of youth-friendly Bible study will get your teens thinking and talking about avoiding sexually tempting situations, rejecting the false promises of drugs and alcohol and discerning the media's mixed messages. In addition, downloadable student handouts are available for every session!Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

    Price $14.99
    Uncommon - Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others
    Uncommon - Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others

    Teens have a reputation for being self-absorbed and “all-about-me,” but most of them care deeply about God and others and just wish they knew how to show it. With Sharing Your Faith and Serving Others Uncommon High School Group Study, you can equip the students in your group to make a difference in the world by seeing others as Jesus sees them. Teens will learn how to use their gifts in service to others, how to lead their peers with gentleness and compassion, and how to share their faith by being an encouraging, generous friend. These 12 sessions of youth-friendly Bible study are the newest edition to the Uncommon curriculum series created by veteran youth minister Jim Burns. Action-packed, fun activities and insightful discussion outlines will get your teens thinking about the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, and talking about how they can follow Jesus in love and obedience. Plus, you can download reproducible student handouts for every session—find out how inside! Jim Burns is president of HomeWord and is the host of HomeWord’s radio broadcasts heard on more than 800 releases a day around the country. He speaks to thousands of people around the world every year, and is the author of many resources including The Purity Code, Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality and more. Jim and his wife Cathy have three daughters, Christy, Rebecca and Heidi.

    Price $14.99

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