A 12-week Bible study on being God's girl in middle school. Are you a front row, straight A student? Are you a girly girl? Are you one tough cookie? Are you an easy going friend? Take our fun personality quiz to find out which chapter will be most helpful for you. Middle school isn't easy. It's when you're figuring out who you are, who you hang out with, and what you believe. It's when friends become enemies and boys become...cute. It's obvious we need some girl time. I'll bring the discussion. You bring the chocolate. We all need a day now and then when it's Just Us Girls. Life gets tough. People get mean. How do we push through? What does God's plan mean for our lives? What does it mean to be God's girl in middle school? Well, that's what Just Us Girls is all about. Together we're going to search the Word of God and find out: * who you were meant to be * what to do about drama * where to find a good friend * how beautiful you really are * why God picked you to change the world Just Us Girls can be used as a personal devotional and a group Bible study. A Note From the Author Throughout high school I've seen girls walk away, leave their faith, and end up completely shipwrecked spiritually and physically. I've also seen girls trust God, follow His leading, and live exceptional, adventurous lives in His glory. What's the difference? Often the outcome was determined by questions and insecurities that started in middle school. This is why I wrote Just Us Girls. About the Author Hannah Duggan is a young woman fervent about God's grace and His will for the young people of this generation. As a worship leader, dance instructor, and Bible Study leader, Hannah is committed to encouraging and investing in the spiritual growth of the youth in her church and around the world. She is an active part of her parents' ministry at Calvary Chapel Hamakua in Hawaii. She is also the author of two gripping historical Christian novels about heroes and heroines throughout history. Learn more at hannahrosed.com. Praise for Just Us Girls "Just Us Girls offers big sisterly advice and practical road signs of what to expect ahead." Kathy Newman, Women's Ministry Leader at Calvary Chapel Windward "I loved Hannah as a leader because she's young and fun and always positive and she's just an amazing influence on us." Peyton, age 13 "I'm so glad Just Us Girls talked about how we are all beautiful. We forget that God made us for who we are, and that we should appreciate the things that make us different." Tierney, age 12 Praise for the Books of Hannah Duggan "I couldn't put it down - finishing it in two days. This author has developed a plot line which rivals mystery authors like Sanford and Patterson and does it with a Gospel-centered theme...I look forward to reading Hannah's next book." Katrina Ford "A page turner!" Shannon Kessler "An adventurous and emotional book...my 11 year old daughter loved it. I look forward to reading more books from this bright new author." Faith Lathrop "Loved it (as a 66 year old) and bought a copy for my two granddaughters ages 12 and 15." Amazon reviewer "I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed it...I'd recommend it for adults or kids alike." April Jean Queja
From the author of Just Us Girls: A Bible Study on Being God's Girl in Middle School comes a new 10-week Bible study for teenage girls. Want more than an average life? Guess what? You were created to Dare Greatly. School. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Sound familiar? In high school, our lives fall into the same nerve-wracking pattern, but what if it didn't have to be that way? What if stress and fear didn't dictate our decisions? What if we dared to do great things for God, not someday, but right now? Because we were never meant to be "okay" girls living "okay" lives. You are God's warrior. His secret weapon. His game-changer. This Bible study is more than a survival book for high school. Dare Greatly is a guide to discovering our God-given potential in our crazy, stressed out, homework-driven life. Because in Him, we have the ability to: Live Our Lives Exceptionally Conquer Our Fears Courageously Run This Race of Faith Dauntlessly And Dare Great Things for the Kingdom of God You don't have to wait until you graduate high school to change the world. It starts right now. So grab your Bible, grab your pens, and jump in. I dare you, beloved. I dare you to Dare Greatly. What Teen Girls are Saying About Dare Greatly: "This Bible study covers everything from boys to stress to sharing your faith, and it's really inspired me to grow closer to God, to achieve His standards instead of anyone else's. In short, this is a teen girl's guide to attaining her God-given potential." Elizabeth, Age 17 "I adored a lot of things about Dare Greatly. My favorite part was that every chapter was connected to a real-life story or situation, which kept the chapters incredibly relatable. LOVED every moment of it!" Peyton, Age 14 "I really enjoyed Dare Greatly, and I thought it had a lot of great knowledge and things that I could easily apply to my own life." Claire, Age 16 "I loved the whole book! It was so helpful and enjoyable. Always looking forward to Hannah's new books and Bible studies. Can't wait for more!" Evangeline, Age 14 Praise for the Books of Hannah Duggan "Hannah's heart for girls seeps through the pages! Just Us Girls points each girl, regardless of her age or circumstances to Jesus, the Anchor of her soul." Kelsey Erich, Youth Leader at Calvary Chapel Honolulu "Best Bible study for EVERY girl going to middle school! The girls are WOWED that it hits every single struggle they face as middle schoolers...I knew this would be a good one; I wasn't aware it would be the best one to pick!" L. McCarty, Amazon Reviewer "I couldn't put it down - finishing it in two days. This author has developed a plot line which rivals mystery authors like Sanford and Patterson and does it with a Gospel-centered theme...I look forward to reading Hannah's next book." Katrina Ford "A page turner!" Shannon Kessler, Youth Leader at Harvest Church "Hannah is a wunderkind. A prodigy. She is an up-and-comer with remarkable talent." Pastor Ben Courson, Applegate Christian Fellowship "I've read From the Flames & found it to be a fascinating read! I was not only extremely impressed, but equally blessed by Hannah's words. The Lord's hand is upon this young lady!" Pastor Mike Stangel, North Shore Christian Fellowship "Loved it (as a 66 year old) and bought a copy for my two granddaughters ages 12 and 15." Amazon reviewer "I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed it...I'd recommend it for adults or kids alike." April Jean Queja
From bestselling devotional author, Hannah Duggan, comes a brand new Bible study for middle school girls! Just Us Girls II tackles tricky issues like self-confidence, bullying, and controlling your emotions. You know you're a middle school girl when... "That Awkward Moment" is every moment. Half the things you say sound 123% better in your head. You start wondering why your classmate looks like a model and you still feel like a pre-teen potato. Middle school hasn't gotten any easier. The pressure to fit in skyrockets, and our self-confidence takes a dive. We're trying to be God's girl in middle school, but what does that look like? What's God's girl to do when the drama kicks in, when you're bullied, or when that boy doesn't like you back? We need to find our confidence. We need some time for Just Us Girls. In this twelve-week Bible study, you will discover Your most powerful secret weapon A life-hack that will transform your relationships What the bullies don't want you to know confidence to let your God-given sparkle shine through Designed as a companion to Just Us Girls Volume I or as a stand-alone devotional, Just Us Girls II includes sixty daily devotions to help you fearlessly follow Jesus.
What do high school girls, modern-day problems, and the Bible have in common? Everything, as A Daughter's Worth reveals in this interactive, practical Bible study for teenagers. Ava H. Sturgeon, a longtime teacher, understands the unique challenges that young ladies face and gently guides them to Biblical truth through personal examples, humor, and journaling. This twelve-week study is ideal for church discipleship programs but could easily fit into private school curriculums or individual quiet times. For every girl seeking value in today's world, A Daughter's Worth is required reading!
Our identity can either cause us to curl up in a corner, feeling worthless and rejected, or call us to step out in bold, courageous faith to do “that thing” we long to accomplish. While “that thing” shouldn't define us, neither should fear or insecurity. We need to find our identity — how we define ourselves — in what God has to say about us. When we understand His truth, we can make decisions that enable us to accomplish “that thing” with a godly purpose. Maybe God's plans include a wildly magnificent rescue, where He swoops in, catches us in the palm of His hands, and transports us to an entirely new place. He fills our lives with amazing opportunities — ones that we would have missed if the course had stayed the same.Together, we're going to look at what we believe about ourselves in light of Biblical truth! We're going to consider what God says about who we are and how we're impacted by what others have to say about us. And we're going to discover how we can live in the freedom found when we embrace our identity in Christ. That's the journey to freedom, perfectly put together for teenage girls to embark upon with their moms, mentors, or youth leaders! With four short chapters filled with relevant stories and thought-provoking questions, girls will discover they are not alone in their struggles and fears. The companion leader guide is packed with additional questions, activity ideas, and links to online resources, making this a totally simple Bible study for teen girls that can be led by any woman passionate about impacting the next generation.
Author: Brooke Minor
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Release Date: 2016-09-13
High school and college-age girls will love and learn much from this Bible study specifically for them. As she communicates in a personal, conversational way, author Brooke Minor uses illustrations both from her own life and from the lives of other women to explain the depth of God's love.This study is designed to meet the reader exactly where they are--in a fallen world with real struggles. While hammering down the basic tenets of Christianity, the study's specific topics include making wise choices, choosing true friends, dealing with enemies, staying pure, and handling mistakes. Brooke's overall goal is for all young women to experience joy, blessing, acceptance, and restoration in God.Devotions are organized into eight weeks with five daily lessons. After applying scripture to real-life situations, the reader is encouraged to "Get Raw" with God and pour out her heart to Him through prayer and journaling.
God has blessed each one of us with relationships He gives us friends, family, teachers, neighbors and tons of other people to walk through our lives with us. Our relationships are one of His greatest gifts.But let's be really honest. Our relationships are one of our greatest blessings, but they can also be one of our biggest problems We can have fights with our friends. Our brothers can pick on us. We can get frustrated with our parents. Our teachers can make us mad and our neighbors can hurt our feelings.God knows how important your relationships are to you, and so He wants to help you with them The Bible is full of instructions to help us work out all the problems in our relationships.This fun, interactive study will help you learn all God has to say about having good, healthy relationships Chapters include: We Need Each Other Friendship My Family Elders Dealing with Change Watching your Words Attention Mean Girls And Doing the Right Thing Each chapter contains a lesson with Bible verses and stories, a place for you to journal and dig deeper into your thoughts, activity sheets, crafts, a weekly challenge and more
Author: Kelly Minter
Publisher: Lifeway Christian Resources
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Girls will meet Hannah - a devout woman of God who wrestled with her share of problems. She, too, faced enemies who taunted her, questioned God's sovereignty, wondered why the wicked were allowed to prosper, and did her best to be honest before God.
Every day we are invited into a world where we can create, customize, and even change our identity. We become consumers in a culture that tells us we can have whatever we want whenever we want it. Speaking directly to the hearts of girls, Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity exposes culture's distorted messages about purity and love and reveals how God has created us for a lifestyle of personal holiness. Over the course of 8 sessions, young women will examine five attributes of holiness that shape our identity. They will be challenged to reject the self-serving influences of culture and embrace what it means to live as godly young women who reflect the character of Christ. Features 8 group sessions Leader guide in the back of the book to guide questions and discussion with small groups Biblically rooted and gospel-centered approach to sexual purity Benefits: Students will recognize the difference between culture's distorted messages about sex and God's design for it. As they learn to pursue a lifestyle of personal holiness and put aside selfish desires, students will be equipped to fight sexual sin and temptation. Examines the importance of sexual purity through the lenses of identity, forgiveness, love, humility, self-sacrifice, and endurance. About the Author Amy-Jo Girardier is the Girls Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN. She has been serving in this role for 14 years and still can't believe this is what she gets to do for a job! Originally from Springfield, IL, Amy-Jo graduated from Southwest Baptist University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a Masters in Christian Education. She is the founding editor of www.girlsminister.com, a website created to connect and resource girls ministers, moms, and youth workers engaged in the girls ministry conversation. Amy-Jo has also written Faithful One: A Study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians for Teen Girls with Lifeway and serves on the Lifeway Girls Ministry Team. She is married to Darrel and they have a son, Scout, and another son on the way.
More Than Pretty is a six-session Bible study for teen girls that explores the definition of true beauty. Using our five natural senses, this resource will serve as a tool to guide girls in exploring how to spiritually and practically develop multifaceted beauty that ultimately honors God. Features: - Six sessions- Student book- 104 pages - 4 color cover / 2 color inside Benefits: - Girls will understand the meaning of true beauty.- Girls will better understand their identity in Christ.- As girls understand their value, they will value others.
Author: Kelly Minter
Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
Release Date: 2016-11
The city of Corinth was like our communities and cities--full of people and full of problems. In the middle of this busy metropolis, an early church was struggling to make a difference. Paul challenged the church to share the message of reconciliation--the gospel--despite hardship, pain, and struggle. He encouraged the new believers, reminding them the gospel was meant to thrive in circumstances such as these. Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead girls through the Letter of 2 Corinthians to discover how Paul's encouragement to the believers in Corinth challenges the church and young women today. This Bible study also includes leader helps and 7 weeks of personal study to be completed between group sessions. As new creations in Christ, we are to spread the message of Jesus' grace, comfort, and generosity with the world. In the way we live, we must boldly declare that He makes all things new.
“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.” —Publishers Weekly Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’” —from Bad Girls of the Bible Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide A Novel Approach to Bible Study More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz’s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God’s grace anew.