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Since the beginning, Simply Youth Ministry has been committed to helping you do what matters most. We’re honored to be a partner in the incredible work God wants to do in your congregation and your community.

You’ve chosen to trust us, and we trust you as the builder, the leader, the shepherd of your youth ministry. Other curriculum options are rigid, inflexible, and unyielding. That isn’t our style. LIVE delivers a workable, adjustable framework that can be adjusted to the unique characteristics of your church. We’re dedicated to flexibility, affordability, and viability.  

Are your busy leaders discouraged by how much time it can take to prepare for a small group gathering? We’ve heard that frustration from many youth workers, so we’ve written lessons that emphasize discussion, dialogue, and meaningful connections among your teenagers, allowing your leaders to focus on building healthy relationships with their students and just spending time with them.

LIVE Junior High

Year One

  • The Full Story of God - (4 weeks)
  • Identity - (3 weeks)
  • Who is God? - (3 weeks)
  • Belonging in Community - (3 weeks)
  • Dangerous People - (3 weeks)
  • Life of Jesus: Things That He Said - (2 weeks)
  • Following Jesus - (2 weeks)
  • Family - (3 weeks)
  • Reading & Understanding Your Bible - (3 weeks)
  • Changes - (3 weeks)
  • Pain and Struggles - (3 weeks)
  • Sexuality: What Was God Thinking? - (2 weeks)

Year Two

  • 4 Things You Need to Know - (4 weeks)
  • Doubt - (2 weeks)
  • Church - (4 weeks)
  • Wise Choices - (2 weeks)
  • Friendship - (2 weeks)
  • Love - (2 weeks)
  • Life of Jesus: Things That He Did - (2 weeks)
  • Evangelism - (3 weeks)
  • End Times - (3 weeks)
  • Worship - (2 weeks)
  • Sexuality: What Are You Thinking? - (2 weeks)
  • Stewardship - (3 weeks)
  • Serving - (3 weeks)
  • Grow On Your Own: Pt. 2 - (2 weeks)
LIVE Junior High
LIVE High School

Year One

  • Biblical Purposes - (5 weeks)
  • Identity - (2 weeks)
  • The Law & The Prophets - (4 weeks)
  • New Testament - (4 weeks)
  • Family Life - (3 weeks)
  • Spiritual Habits - (6 weeks)
  • Sex - (3 weeks)
  • Life of Jesus - (4 weeks)
  • Friendships - (3 weeks)
  • Prayer - (2 weeks)

Year Two

  • Life Purpose - (5 weeks)
  • Parables of Jesus - (4 weeks)
  • Integrity - (3 weeks)
  • Pain & Struggles - (3 weeks)
  • Growing On Your Own - (3 weeks)
  • Serving Others - (5 weeks)
  • Social Justice - (5 weeks)
  • Other Religions - (5 weeks)
  • Healthy Relationships - (3 weeks)

Year Three

  • Well-Rounded Faith - (5 weeks)
  • Character Traits of a Leader - (3 weeks)
  • Nehemiah - (3 weeks)
  • Tough Questions - (3 weeks)
  • Sayings of Jesus - (4 weeks)
  • Spiritual Growth - (6 weeks)
  • Community - (3 weeks)
  • Sex & Dating - (3 weeks)
  • Character Traits of God - (4 weeks)
  • Fruit of the Spirit - (2 weeks)

Year Four

  • Life of Mary - (5 weeks)
  • Miracles of Jesus - (4 weeks)
  • Why We Believe - (3 weeks)
  • Healthy Dating - (3 weeks)
  • Rahab, Ruth, and Esther - (3 weeks)
  • Lifelong Faith - (3 weeks)
  • James - (5 weeks)
  • End Times - (2 weeks)
  • Worship God, Love Others - (4 weeks)
  • Life After High School - (4 weeks)
LIVE High School
LIVE College
  • Genesis: I’m Only Human - (4 weeks)
  • Genesis: The Chosen Ones - (4 weeks)
  • Ruth: Faithfulness in Action - (4 weeks)
  • Ecclesiastes: Reality Check - (4 weeks)
  • Malachi: Empty Religion or Vibrant Faith? - (4 weeks)
  • Mark: Call to Discipleship - (5 weeks)
  • Mark: Spiritual Focus, Physical Realities - (5 weeks)
  • Acts: God’s Unstoppable Movement - (8 weeks)
  • Galatians: Free to Live - (6 weeks)
  • Ephesians: Discovering Who We Are - (4 weeks)
  • Ephesians: Being Who We Are - (4 weeks))
  • Philemon: The Power of Transformation - (3 weeks)
  • James: A Practical Guide for Christian Living - (5 weeks)
  • 1 Peter: Suffering Well - (3 weeks)
  • 1 Peter: Live Differently - (4 weeks)
  • 1 John: A Solid Foundation - (5 weeks)
LIVE College
LIVE Books of the Bible

Old Testament

  • Genesis - (6 weeks)
  • Exodus - (4 weeks)
  • Deuteronomy - (4 weeks)
  • OT Snapshots - (6 weeks)
  • Jonah - (2 weeks)
  • Isaiah - (4 weeks)
  • Psalms - (5 weeks)

New Testament

  • Matthew - (5 weeks)
  • Acts - (6 weeks)
  • Romans - (6 weeks)
  • 1 Corinthians - (6 weeks)
  • 1 & 2 Timothy - (4 weeks)
  • Hebrews - (4 weeks)
  • John - (6 weeks)
  • Revelation - (4 weeks)
LIVE Books of the Bible
LIVE Leadership

Adult Leadership

  • Basics of Working with Students
  • Your Leadership Role
  • Four Cries of a Student’s Heart

High School Leadership

  • The Basics
  • The Impact of Leadership
  • Balancing Act: The Doing Side of Leadership
  • Balancing Act: The Being Side of Leadership
  • Leading the Mission
  • Tasks & Relationships

Junior High Leadership

  • Two Sides of Leadership
  • The Life of a Leader
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Developing Solid Leadership

High School Small Groups

  • The Foundations of Leadership
  • Living Out Leadership

Junior High Small Groups

  • Character & Leadership
  • The Leader’s Heart
LIVE Leadership
LIVE Holiday

Christmas

  • Week 1: Mary
  • Week 2: Joseph
  • Week 3: Jesus
  • Week 4: The Angels
  • Week 5: The Wise Men & King Herod
  • Week 6: Simeon & Anna

Easter

  • Week 1: Ash Wednesday
  • Week 2: Palm Sunday
  • Week 3: Good Friday
  • Week 4: Easter Sunday

Single-Day Holidays

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Earth Day
  • Mother’s/Father’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
LIVE Holiday
LIVE Video Curriculum
  • Bible Stuff

    Bible Stuff

    5-Week Small Group Video Curriculum
    by Kurt Johnston
  • Bible Stuff 2

    Bible Stuff 2

    5-Week Small Group Video Curriculum
    by Kurt Johnston
  • Tuff Stuff 2

    Tuff Stuff

    5-Week Small Group Video Curriculum
    by Kurt Johnston
  • Reach Out

    Reach Out

    4-Week Small Group Video Curriculum
    by Greg Stier
  • The Way I'm Wired

    The Way I'm Wired

    6-Week Small Group Video Curriculum
    by Katie Brazelton feat.Joshua Griffin
LIVE Video Curriculum
LIVE Books of the Bible

Week 1: Who Do You Say I Am?

Week 2: Jesus and His Parables

Week 3: Jesus and His Best Friends

Week 4: Jesus and His True Mission

Week 5: Jesus and the Supernatural

Week 6: Jesus, the Slaughtered Lamb

LIVE Urban

I Just Want to Belong

  • Week 1 - Identify Me
  • Week 2 - Who’s My Daddy?
  • Week 3 - Child of God
  • Week 4 - Walk Like God’s Kid

Your Parents: Who's in Charge?

  • Week 1 - What Does Honoring Even Mean?
  • Week 2 - Home Cred Is as Important as Street Cred
  • Week 3 - Can We Learn to Communicate?
  • Week 4 - Why Can’t We Just Get Along?

Self-Image vs. God's Image

  • Week 1 - What I See When I Look in the Mirror
  • Week 2 - What the World Says About Me
  • Week 3 - What My Friends See When They Look at Me
  • Week 4 - Christ’s Reflection in Me

What About Your Friends?

  • Week 1 - Who’s in Your Space?
  • Week 2 - The “BFF” Standard
  • Week 3 - Dealing With Conflict in Friendships
  • Week 4 - Saying Goodbye
LIVE Urban
LIVE Simple Truth

Oneness With God

  • Knit Together - (Psalm 139:1-18)
  • Lord of the Vines - (John 15:1-8)
  • Treasures - (Deuteronomy 7:6-9)
  • Helicopter View - (Psalm 32:8-11)
  • Pour It On - (Ephesians 1:5-6)
  • That Kind of Love - (Romans 5:6-11)
  • Universal Laws - (Matthew 22:37-40)
  • Conviction vs. Condemnation - (Romans 7:14–8:4)
  • Meant for More - (Jeremiah 1:4-10)

Sin and Separation

  • A Good Kind of Cover-Up - (Psalm 51:1-6)
  • Sons (and Daughters) of Anarchy - (Luke 15:11-24)
  • Dark and Confused - (Romans 1:18-25)
  • Path Finders - (Proverbs 14:12)
  • I Answered, But No One Was Calling - (Isaiah 64:1–65:2)
  • Paycheck - (Romans 6:22-23)
  • The Impossible Task - (Romans 12:9-21)
  • Dude, You Are So Dead - (Judges 2:10-15)
  • Big Sin, Little People - (Matthew 18:1-4)

Consequences and Crying Out

  • Restoration Recipe—a Trilogy - (2 Chronicles 7:11-16)
  • God vs. Humans - (Acts 5:17-42)
  • Transformed - (Romans 12:1-2)
  • When Wisdom Fails - (Proverbs 3:1-12)
  • ’Fess Up - (1 John 1:5-10)
  • Broken Hearts and a Loving God - (Psalm 51:16-19)
  • True Confessions - (Romans 10:9-13)
  • True Story—No Yoke! - (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • Just Get a New One! - (Psalm 51:7-15)

God Hears and Restores

  • New Thing - (Isaiah 43:1-19)
  • The Power of Love - (Hosea 14:1-9)
  • Rock-Hard Hearts - (Ezekiel 36:22-27)
  • Out With the Old, In With the New - (2 Corinthians 5:11-21)
  • Backbreaking Backpacks - (Psalm 145:8-20)
  • God So Loved the World…and You! - (John 3:1-17)
  • Better Than the World’s Best Glue - (Romans 8:31-39)
  • Good Works Through Grace - (Ephesians 2:1-10)
  • What’s in a Name? - (Acts 4:1-12)
LIVE Simple Truth
LIVE Year With Jesus

All About Jesus

  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Why Does Jesus Matter?

Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry

  • Jesus’ Birth
  • Jesus’ Early Years

Where It All Began

  • Baptism
  • Temptation
  • Followers

Jesus and the People

  • The Woman at the Well
  • Zacchaeus
  • The Disciples

The Beatitudes

  • Trusting Differently
  • Living Differently

Parables Part 1

  • The Lost Son
  • The Wise Builder and the Foolish Builder
  • The Unforgiving Servant

Parables Part 2

  • Workers in the Vineyard
  • The Sower and the Seed
  • The Rich Fool

Miracles

  • Jesus Turns Water Into Wine
  • Jesus Heals a Blind Man
  • Jesus Heals the Centurion’s Servant

The Controversial Jesus

  • The Temple
  • The First Shall Be Last
  • Whitewashed Tombs
  • Mary Washes Jesus’ Feet

The Controversial Jesus

  • The Temple
  • The First Shall Be Last
  • Whitewashed Tombs
  • Mary Washes Jesus’ Feet

Jesus’ Final Days

  • Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, Betrayal
  • Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension

Sermon on the Mount

  • Love Your Enemies
  • Don’t Judge
  • Don’t Worry
  • Pray Like Jesus Prayed

So What?

  • The Great Commission
  • The Great Commandment
  • A Great Promise

Sharing Jesus With Others

  • Telling People About Jesus
  • Living Like a Follower of Jesus
  • Praying for Opportunities
  • Communicating in Love
LIVE Year With Jesus
LIVE 5th & 6th Grade

Intro to the Bible

  • What Is the Bible?
  • Why Does the Bible Matter?

OT Stories You’ve Never Heard Of

  • Ehud
  • Elijah and the Two Bears
  • Balaam and the Talking Donkey
  • David Dancing in the Streets

Unlikely Heroes

  • Gideon
  • Rahab
  • Josiah
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

How It Was, How It Is

  • Sacrifices
  • Commandments
  • Josiah
  • God’s Presence

Women of Faith

  • Hannah
  • Rachel
  • Naomi

Words for the Wise

  • Living a Pure Life
  • Making Wise Choices
  • Gaining Honor and Respect
  • Overcoming Laziness

Joseph: The Lord Was With Him

  • Why Me?
  • The Hero Who Ran Away
  • Opportunity for Revenge

Suffering

  • Job
  • Hosea
  • Joseph

David

  • Be Responsible
  • Be a Friend
  • Be Protected
  • Be Real

Image of God

  • A Brilliant Design
  • A Design Gone Wrong
  • A Design Restored

Sibling Rivalry

  • Cain and Abel
  • Jacob and Esau
  • Isaac and Ishmael

The Exodus

  • Journey to the Exodus
  • God Calls Misfits to Great Things
  • Miracles and Plagues
  • Deliverance

Second Changes

  • Hezekia
  • Samson
  • Peter

Bible Words I Don’t Understand

  • Repentance, Grace, Salvation
  • Justification, Sanctification

Jesus

  • The Man
  • The Message
  • The Ministry

The Life of Paul

  • A Radically Changed Life
  • Letters to the Churches
  • Paul’s Great Adventures

Fruit of the Spirit

  • Love, Joy, and Peace
  • Patience, Kindness, and Goodness
  • Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control

The Armor of God

  • Truth and Righteousness
  • Peace and Faith
  • Salvation and the Spirit

Romans: Rescued

  • In Need of Rescue
  • Rescued but Not Safe
  • God’s Amazing and Unconditional Love
  • Transformed and Renewed

Acts: How the Church Began

  • Rooted in God’s Spirit
  • Rooted in Unity
  • Rooted in Diversity

Jesus and His Disciples

  • Fishing
  • Following
  • Feeding

James

  • Consider It Pure Joy
  • Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak
  • Faith in Action
  • Two-Way Street
LIVE 5th & 6th Grade
Apologetics

Apologetics: An Overview

  • You and Your Worldview
  • The Bible- You Can Trust It
  • God’s Revelation to the World
  • Sharing Your Faith

Apologetics: Jesus Christ

  • Understanding the Trinity
  • Knowing Who Jesus Is
  • The Reality of the Resurrection
  • Sin and Salvation

Apologetics: Specific Worldviews

  • Evolution
  • New Age
  • Atheism
  • Agnosticism
  • Islam
  • Mormonism
  • Buddhism
  • Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Apologetics: Conclusion

  • Where to Go From Here
Apologetics

MATTY FOOTER