YMTE 23 Resources
Youth/Young Adult Ministry can be challenging no matter how you slice it. Half the battle is obtaining great resources that you can utilize and adapt to fit your specific needs. Below is a compilation of various tools, resources and helps that might be of assistance to you.
Curriculum & Helps
The mission before student pastors, youth workers, and Hyphen leaders never ends. You must be continuously connecting with your group and, in turn, connecting them to God and His Word. To make this task easier, the UPCI Youth Ministries and Pentecostal Publishing House partnered to create a digital, downloadable curriculum called LINK247 that is accessible anytime from anywhere. LINK247 equips you to build relationships with your group and instill the principles of God’s Word through teaching and small group ministry.
LINK247 is biblically based and distinctly Apostolic. Each series includes four lessons written by leading student pastors and Hyphen leaders from across North America as well as a complete graphics package so you can use video and images to connect with your group and promote upcoming series.
Materials are available for the Youth level (ages 12-18) and for the Hyphen level (ages 19-30). LINK247 is the only ongoing Apostolic curriculum for Hyphen, and these series promote engaging discussion leaders can facilitate in a small-group setting.
Youth Week Lessons
Annually, for many years, UPCI Youth Ministries has published a Youth Weeks Lesson series that can be used in a variety of ways in the local church. Whether you host a week of nightly youth services or simply use the content in weekly youth services, these lesson series are a great help.
The Commune-ity exists to enhance Youth Ministry by providing youth workers with relevant, apostolic resources that aid personal devotion and development, networking with ministry peers, and the clear communication of truth to this generation. With more than 1,700 resources, UPCI Youth Ministries offers a tremendous tool to any youth worker.
This is a one-stop-shop for all things youth ministry, featuring lessons, games, countdowns, games and much more.
A new tool to lead students into Scripture each day of the week.
Guiding your students in becoming lifelong Apostolic disciples is an enormous task to accomplish in just an hour on Sunday or Wednesday. Now you can expand your ministry with a tool that guides students in Bible study every day of the week.
This guide for youth (ages 12-18) provides a daily Bible passage connected to the week’s lesson and a corresponding devotion. Each day ends with a final challenge to apply the message of God’s Word with both junior high and senior high options.
Annual Topic Calendar
Intentionally teaching fundamental truths and core Bible principles is important. This topical content calendar gives you a guide on how to cover important topics over the course of a year.
Project 7 (P7) is a free resource for students to utilize for the purpose of starting Bible Clubs on their High School and Middle School campuses. P7 Clubs are student-led and -driven opportunities for students to participate in a spiritually inspired, relationship-oriented, community-serving project in their school. If you are interested in starting or joining a P7 Club, make the pledge to be a P7 missionary!
The greatest project you could ever work on is within the seven years of secondary school–a project that leads to completion in Christ!
Campus Ministry International (CMI) is a ministry of the UPCI and ALJC that was formed to enable and encourage local churches to effectively reach out to the college and university populations in their vicinities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Move the Mission is the fundraising ministry of the Youth Ministries of the United Pentecostal Church International. Since its inception in 1953, over $166 million has been raised to fund missions and ministries around the world. A missionary having the vehicle he needs to carry the gospel to the furthest regions of his country. A North American missionary having a building so that he can share truth in his community. A child finding healing and a future at Tupelo Children’s Mansion or Lighthouse Ranch for Boys. A student pursuing her calling and Christian Education with a MTM Scholarship. A child being placed with a loving family through New Beginnings. When you invest in Move the Mission you intentionally share the gospel around the world.
Apostolic Youth Corps is a branch of UPCI Youth Ministries that facilitates the pairing of ministry-minded Pentecostal students with North American and international sites which need and desire evangelism assistance. AYC candidates will assist Global Missionaries, North American Missionaries, and work in cooperation with Global Campus Ministry, Campus Ministry International, Compassion Services International, and Metro Evangelism.
Win Your World is here to give you the training, tools, and confidence you need to teach a one-on-one Bible Study. God has placed you exactly where you are to expand his kingdom and be a light to the lost. We believe in you and know that with God’s help, you can WIN YOUR WORLD
It is important for apostolic students and youth adults to hide the Word of God in their hearts. Memorize90 is a structured and attainable way to engage students with scripture memorization.
Pentecostal teens can read about culturally relevant issues from a biblical perspective in this webzine produced exclusively by the UPCI Youth Ministries. INSIDEOUT features theme-based articles, book and music reviews, interviews, devotions, student ministry profiles, and much more!
Bible Quizzing is a discipleship ministry of UPCI Youth Ministries for youth 12-18 years old based on the memorization and application of the Word of God.
The Oklahoma Senior Bible Quizzing Kick-off event is November 4, 2023 at the Downtown Church in Tulsa, OK.
Games & Activities
An amazing resource for youth service games and crowd breakers.
A FREE App with free youth service games and icebreakers.
A podcast for students and young adults, produced by UPCI Youth Ministries.
A podcast for student / young adult ministry workers.
A podcast channel featuring sermon audio from Oklahoma Youth events.
The Restorationist is all about helping you increase capacity. Host Adam Shaw explores the answers by examining big ideas about life, culture, leadership, preaching and growing the Church.
The vision of Oklahoma Next Gen Leaders is to produce an army of capable and passionate Apostolic leaders to confront society’s culture with the love of Christ and to shape the future of local churches and communities across Oklahoma and beyond. Their frequent podcasts are packed with valuable content for both youth workers and student leaders.
Bible Studies for Students
The Core is the perfect tool for teaching unchurched young people essential doctrines of the Apostolic faith. Covering key topics like The Bible, Salvation, and Relationship with God, this resource will equip you to effectively explain the Apostolic Faith to those you are trying to reach. Pick up your starter kit today and start winning your world.
Contains: 1 Teacher and 3 Student paperbacks.
The Gospel is a short five lesson Bible study that covers topics like sin, redemption, repentance, baptism in Jesus’ Name and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Media resources are available for download that feature apostolic students and young adults setting up key biblical principles. Get yours today!
FULL: A Handbook for Youth Ministry (Various Authors)
Counter Cultural Youth Ministry (Aaron Arrowood)
Adult-ish: 30-ish Lessons on Life, Relationships, Calling, and Being a Christian (Nate Whitley)
The Lost Art of Spiritual Disciplines (Nate Whitley)
The Cyber Effect (Mary Aiken)
Why Should Anyone Be Led By You (Goffee/Jones)
Youth Ministry Development
Ministry Central provides multiple Youth Ministry related training courses that you can enroll in and enjoy for free. These courses are taught by experienced youth workers and offer a wealth of content.