EQUIP (tools and resources)

tools and resources to get your hands on


Meet The Circle

Maybe you’ve heard some stirring about a new device called CIRCLE that helps families take back a little control over the Internet and device usage at home. If not, I would like to stir your interest. I just purchased CIRCLE and started using it in my own home this week. My experience: it’s SO EASY! […]

True North Leadership Academy

True North Leadership Academy is radical 9-month Christian internship that runs from September to May with opportunity to earn a grant of 13 college credits. True North is defined by making Jesus the uncontested center of your life and passionately focusing upon developing deep intimacy with Him. True North is a navigational term, which is a […]

13 Reasons Why I Chose Life

Whatever you think about the phenomenon, it has taken on teen culture by storm: over three million copies of the novel Thirteen Reasons Why have been sold and the Netflix series has broken viewing records. Thousands of teens have watched it — despite the MA rating — and the conversations going around schools everywhere are enticing other teens to jump […]

Communicating with Students, Parents, and Volunteers

Our friends over at The Youth Cartel are releasing a series of NextGen ministry training videos to help our field learn foundational skills. They are starting with this one: “Communication with Students, Parents, and Volunteers” — and we think it’s an important topic to dig into. Whether you are a brand new NextGen pastor or leader, just getting […]

Slaying Biblical Illiteracy

“Slaying Biblical Illiteracy”, a new book from our friends at The Youth Cartel, written by Matt Andrews, is one of those books that every NextGen pastor should have on their shelf. I received my copy at our district’s Fall Conference and showed it to our Foursquare General Supervisor, Tammy Dunahoo. She agreed that biblical illiteracy is an important topic […]

Operation Christmas Child

A message from Carey Gregory, Church Relations Manager with Operation Christmas Child: Since the beginning of Operation Christmas Child, the partnership of churches has been absolutely foundational as we have sought to serve the missions heart of congregations across the country — providing a simple, practical and powerful tool to share the Gospel around the world. […]

The Great Mattress Race

Looking for a great event to do with your teens that is a little out-of-the-box, but tons of fun? Enter THE GREAT MATTRESS RACE! I am blessed with an amazing activities staff on my NextGen team. And when they planned this event, we had lots of people asking about how to reproduce it. All it […]