What if the Sunday gospel is on his phone?

You can send the Sunday gospel to kids’ phones, laptops, iPads, and tablets along with high-interest stories and articles that help teens discover the gospel is about them.

You don’t have to be a priest or a youth minister to talk about faith with the teens in your life. Let SPIRIT help you. SPIRIT Online puts the gospel in their hands.

Read a sample SPIRIT issue. Spirit Online begins in October, 2020 and goes through April, 2021. Call us at 800-232-5533 to tell us what you or your program needs or check it out the program online. SPIRIT may be one of the best gifts you ever give a teen.


Visit goodgroundpress.com to check out our other programs and resources for teens.

Give your teen the gift of prayer

The Spirit Prayer Journal contains classic prayers from scripture and other religious traditions. Plenty of room and inspiration for journaling on all life’s big questions. Give your teens these journals to record their feelings and hopes during our time sheltering in place.

View sample prayers at goodgroundpress.com. You can order online or by calling 800-232-5533. 1 – 20 copies: $3.75; 20 – 99 copies: $3.25; 100 + copies: $3.00.

Looking for more ways to keep your teen spiritually connected? We have two time-tested and teen-tested short online retreats that may help. Review them below. Then forward the link or this email to the teen you are thinking of. Our prayers go with them:

Psalm 139 Teen Online Retreat
Life is a Puzzle: A “Pieceful” Retreat

Music and the Gospel: “Sunday Best,” Surfaces

The gospel this Sunday asks us “What is faith?” Like a good song, faith can move us and connect us to the world and people around us. Faith in ourselves, our friends, teachers, and parents gives us strength to overcome difficult moments and climb mountains. Faith sets our hearts on who gives us life and why. Faith in God says yes to life and to all its diversity evolving in creation. “Sunday Best” is a song about embracing life and having faith that no matter what happens, we can get through anything.

Key Lyrics: Feeling good, like I should / Went and took a walk around the neighborhood / Feeling blessed, never stressed / Got that sunshine on my Sunday best / Everyday can be a better day despite the challenge / All you gotta do is leave it better than you found it

Questions: What does faith mean to you? Who do you believe in? When or how have you experienced God? On who is your heart set ultimately? How is your faith changing as you get older?

Music and the Gospel: “Love Song,” One Sonic Society ft. Elle Limebear

In Sunday’s gospel Jesus identifies the two greatest commandments–to love God with all our hearts and minds and our neighbor as ourselves. All of us, regardless of circumstances, can live these basic commandments rather than stereotype, judge, and disrespect others. We have the capabilities to brighten someone’s day, help people, spread joy, and learn from those different from us. The song “Love Song”  is a reminder to love every day.

Lyrics: You are good to me / Still even better than I think / You are strong for me / For every time that I can’t be / I love You / It’s simple to say / But I love You / More every day / You see my heart and You know that it’s true / I love You / I love You, yes, I do / Yes, I do

Questions: How do labels affect how you see people around you? How does the fear of being labelled prevent you from being your true self? How can you help change the negative implications that labels can impose on others?

Music and the Gospel: “This Is Me,” Keala Settle, 3rd Sunday of Easter

In high school many people come together to form their own social groups. These groups, or cliques, often have expectations about how to dress and act and who to include as a friend. Sometimes we have to sort out who we really are and who we like regardless of what other people expect. The song “This Is Me” tells us that we find true beauty and confidence in being we were are meant to be. It celebrates individuality.

Key Lyrics: When the sharpest words wanna cut me down / I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out / I am brave, I am bruised / I am who I’m meant to be, this is me / Look out ‘cause here I come / And I’m marching on to the beat I drum / I’m not scared to be seen / I make no apologies, this is me

Questions: What qualities do you look for in friends? What qualities do people expect from you? When have you tried to be someone you’re not? What is something beautiful about you?