Affirm Leader Guide

God's Call/The World's Need/Your Purpose

Book - Paperback
Affirm Leader Guide
Paperback ISBN: 9781501867736
$16.99 Show Buy

Published August 2018

Affirm is a 6 week discipleship refresh from confirmation. With an emphasis on following Jesus and spiritual practices Affirm is great for a youth group series, a small group study, or for a weekend retreat. Providing leaders with the tools to enlist the support of their church and parents to help students grow stronger and go deeper with their relationship with Christ.

While confirmation is an important part in the walk of faith, we all understand that it’s not the end of the journey. A lot happens in the months and years after students make their first faith commitment. While teenagers may have a basic understanding of what it means to be a Christian, they still need help to let their faith develop as it deepens and strengthens.

Affirm was written with this challenge in mind, as a discipleship resource for youth leaders to guide their teens through the transition phase after confirmation. Through Affirm, teens will learn about and put into practice the following truths:

• They are called to be both disciples and disciple makers.

• They can experience deeper faith alongside their church family.

• They should talk about what they believe and why.

• Faith can be practiced in their everyday lives.

With 6 creative, thought-provoking and easy-to-use lessons, Affirm is great for a youth group series, a small group study or for a weekend retreat. Affirm provides leaders with the tools to enlist the support of their church and parents to help students grow stronger and go deeper with their relationship to Christ.

About the Authors

Jen Bradbury

Jen Bradbury is a career youth worker in the Chicago suburbs. She's the author of Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders, The Real Jesus, and The Jesus Gap. When she's not writing or hanging out with teenagers, she enjoys reading, playing with her toddler, and traveling with her husband. 

Sara Galyon

Sara Galyon is currently the Director of Youth Ministry at Messiah Lutheran in Madison, AL (ELCA). She has been working with youth in some capacity for 15 years including the UMC, and has an MA in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary/The Center for Youth Ministry Training.  She is a wife to a UMC youth minister and mom to three boys.