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|May 22, 2013 New Issue of LinC: Hope Against Hope|
As Christians we are a people of hope. But there are times when hope seems lost, as when the three young women in Cleveland were held captive for a decade. LinC discusses the tragedy and explores the subject of hope and ways that we can bring the hope of Christ to a hurting world. Click here to download.
Next week: The new science-fiction movie After Earth tells the story of a father and son stuck on earth one thousand years after humanity had abandoned the planet. Such stories get us thinking about the end of the world as we know it. LinC discusses end times, Christ's return and God's new creation, and what that means for our lives in the here and now.
|New Resource: Reentry: What I Learned on My Mission Trip|
Mission trips tend to make an impact on a young person's life and on the lives of those with whom they worked. But that impact shouldn't end when the plane lands or the van pulls into the church parking lot. Reentry: What I Learned on My Mission Trip, by Hank Hilliard, guides youth as they process their mission experience and discover ways to apply what they've learned to their day-to-day lives. Click here to order (pack of 5).
|New Resource: Burst: Bullies and Mean Girls|
This six-week program gies Christian teens the knowledge and tools necessary to combat the rampant culture of bullying that surrounds them. Leader Guide | Student Books
|Burst: World Religions Leader's Guide Now Available as Download|
The Burst: World Religions leader's guide is now available as a downloadable PDF for only $8.00 ($2.00 less than the print version). This resource helps Christian teens better appreciate the beliefs and traditions of their Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Muslim neighbors while affirming their Christian faith. Click here to order.
|New Resource: Ready-to-Go Fundraisers|
Ready-to-Go Fundraisers (book and CD-ROM) gives you many ways to raise much-needed revenue for your ministry, including dinners and events, services provided to members of your congregation and community, sale of products, and seasonal and holiday-themed events and projects. Click here to order.
|Abingdon Youth Webinar|
Click here to view the new Abingdon Youth curriculum resources webinar (moderated by youth editor Josh Tinley). The webinar is free (though registration is required), it's 33 minutes long, and it will tell you everything you need to know about the curriculum resources we offer for Sunday school and youth group. Viewers also get free shipping on their next purchase from Cokesbury.
|In Memory of Kelly Chin and Lee Eshleman|
Recently, we at Abingdon Youth lost two dear friends and beloved colleagues. Read more.
|Movie Review and Discussion Guide: An Inconvenient Truth|
Just in time for Earth Day. Rent the Academy Award-winning documentary on DVD and watch it with your youth. Then discuss the film with this handy dicussion guide. By Mike Poteet.