You’ve heard that this generation of students is disengaged. They’ve checked out. They can’t peel their eyes away from their phones. Maybe you believe they’re a hopeless case.
In a disconnected and distracting world, how can teens connect with God and with others?
As social media savvy as they are, as plugged in and fast-paced as they are, deep down, today’s teenagers still experience a steady stream of questions that no amount of cell phone use and Netflix watching will make disappear. They, like all generations before them, have questions about faith, about their identity, and about their purpose.
WIRED walks students through four key ideas:
- Connecting with God—How to interact with a God we can’t see, hear, or touch.
- Loving their life—How to better understand who God made them to be.
- Embracing community—How to treat the people around them and to surround themselves with the right people.
- Serving others—How to use the gifts they have to make an impact on the world around them.
Whether your students have been in church for 10 years or 10 weeks, WIRED supports solid, foundational beliefs about God, themselves, and others, and then equips them to put these beliefs in action.
WIRED (by Rodney Anderson and Sarah Anderson) is a four-week, interactive journal and is part of the XP3 Devotional Series, which includes Know God: A 28-Day Devotional Experience for Students and Live Free: A 5-Week Devotional Journal for Students (and Anyone Else Who Needs a Little More Grace in Their Lives).
“Got teenagers? Get WIRED. I wish this fantastic resource had been available when my kids were navigating the complex and often confusing worlds of middle school and high school. Don’t miss this opportunity for my friends Rodney and Sarah to say to your teenagers what you’ve been saying, or perhaps wish you could say. Get WIRED.”—Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church
“One of the most challenging aspects of my job is to take very complex ideas about an infinite God and explain them in a way that is understood by the students I work with. My goal is not to simplify God. Instead I want to give a student the satisfaction of understanding something new about God and, at the same time, inspire more questions as they continue their lifelong pursuit of Him. Rodney and Sarah have done a masterful job of doing both. WIRED is a great resource for your students. Whether they are new to the faith or processing their childlike faith in new ways, WIRED will help.”—Tom Shefchunas, North Point Ministries Middle School Director
“WIRED isn’t just a book to read. It’s an experience. Reading this, you’ll engage with impactful teaching, ask introspective questions and have the tools to take what you learn into the relationships around you. Student pastors, parents and teenagers will love it!”—Doug Fields, executive director, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University