Some of the Topics Addressed

  • APPROACHING

    Gen Z'ers seem to see the world differently as a result of constant exposure to smartphones and social media. Many adults feel disconnected from them. Learn effective, relational approaches geared uniquely for reaching the hearts and minds of Generation Z.

  • MINISTERING

    Deuteronomy 6:7 says to diligently teach kids when you “sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” Know the ways to minister to this Generation throughout the course of the day.

  • BUILDING

    Gen Z'ers are eager to connect with caring adults who are willing to reach out to them. Learn ten strategies to build and strengthen relationships with them.

  • INTERPRETING

    Common descriptions of Gen Zers are “screenagers,” diverse, individualistic, overwhelmed, and lonely. There is some truth in each of these. Learn eight insights into interpreting Generation Z.

  • MOTIVATING

    Get motivated and motivating! Be encouraged by Sean that you CAN connect in loving and practical ways to encourage students to care about truth.

  • TEACHING

    Our ministry to Gen Z'ers must challenge their minds, but most importantly, engage their hearts. In this class, you will learn effective teaching methods for engaging Gen Z.

This course starts SEPTEMBER 28th in:

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The Emerging Worldview of Generation Z

Preview of part of Lesson 1

PREMIUM Course Requirements

Students wishing to qualify for the certificate level of this course, MUST :

  • Read SO THE NEXT GENERATION WILL KNOW by Sean McDowell & J. Warner Wallace

  • Read A NEW KIND OF APOLOGIST by Sean McDowell

  • Submit weekly Verification Surveys

  • Participate in 5 of the 6 Live Zoom Sessions

  • Watch ALL lesson videos

  • Answer all lesson guide questions

Special guest Josh McDowell

On October 8th Premium students will have the chance to interact with Josh McDowell as he joins Sean on his LIVE Zoom for Lesson 4 "How do we Build Relationships with Students".

Detective J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace will lead a 90 minute LIVE Zoom meeting November 5th. A privilege to learn from the Cold Case Detective himself and ask questions.

Course curriculum

  • 03

    Lesson 2: Why Teach Apologetics to Youth?

    • ZOOM Session- October 1 @ 9pm ET

    • Section 2/1 How Do We Minister to This Generation?

    • Section 2/2- Why teach Apologetics

    • Section 2/3- Suggestions from Experience (Part 1)

    • Section 2/4- Suggestions from Experience (Part 2)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Recommended Resources

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Assignment: "In Action" DUE the final week.

    • Lesson 1-2 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Oct.4th @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

  • 04

    Lesson 3: How to Approach Apologetics with Students

    • Section 3/1 Connecting the the Heart of a Young Person

    • Section 3/2 Relational Counterfeits

    • Section 3/3 Addiction & Fatherless

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Assignment: Youth Pastor/Bible Teacher Interview DUE October 21st

  • 05

    Lesson 4: How do we build Relationships with Students?

    • ZOOM Session- October 8 @ 9pm ET

    • Section 4/1- Strategy #1-3

    • Section 4/2 - Strategy #4-6

    • Section 4/3 - Strategy #7-10

    • Recommended Resources

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Lesson 3-4 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Oct.11th @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

  • 06

    Lesson 5: Why do kids leave the Faith?

    • Section 5/1 - Questions Kids Have

    • Section 5/2 - Reasons Kids Give

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

  • 07

    Lesson 6: How do we motivate Students to care about Truth and Apologetics?

    • ZOOM Session- October 15 @ 9pm ET

    • Section 6/1 How do we motivate students to care? pt1

    • Section 6/2 How do we motivate students to care? pt2

    • Recommended Resources

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Questions to Download

    • Lesson 6- Gen Z- Answer Key

    • Quiz Lessons 1-6

    • Lesson 5-6 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Oct.18th @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

  • 08

    Lesson 7: Engaging the Local Church

    • Section 7/1 Engaging the Local Church (Part 1)

    • Section 7/2 Engaging the Local Church (Part 2)

    • PowerPoint PDF's

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

  • 09

    Lesson 8: Engaging Parents with Apologetics

    • ZOOM Session- October 22 @ 9pm ET

    • Section 8/1 Equipping Parents (Part 1)

    • Section 8/2 Creating Partnerships (Part 2)

    • PowerPoint PDFs

    • Recommended Resources

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Week 7-8 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Oct.25th @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

  • 10

    Lesson 9: Speaking to Youth

    • Section 9/1 - Best Practices for Giving Presentations to Students #1-2

    • Section 9/2 - Best Practices for Giving Presentations to Students #3-5

    • Section 9/3 - Best Practices for Giving Presentations to Students #6-7 BE PREPARED!

    • Section 9/4 - Best Practices for Giving Presentations to Students #8-10

    • Section 9/5 - Preparing a Talk - Effective Introductions

    • Section 9/6 - Preparing a Talk - An Effective Structure

    • PowerPoint PDFs

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

  • 11

    Lesson 10: Teaching Methods

    • ZOOM Session- October 29 @ 9 pm ET

    • Section 10/1 - Teaching Strategies (Part 1)

    • Section 10/2 - Teaching Strategies (Part 2)

    • Section 10/3 - What Are They and How to Use Them (Part 3)

    • J.Warner Wallace BONUS Video (part 1)

    • J.Warner Wallace BONUS Video (Utah Trip)

    • J.Warner Wallace BONUS Video (Berkley Trip)

    • PowerPoint PDFs

    • Conversational Survey 1

    • Conversational Survey 2

    • Recommended Resources

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Lesson 9-10 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Nov. 1st @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

  • 12

    Lesson 11: Teaching Topics

    • Section 11/1 - Timely vs. Timeless Issues: Where to Start

    • Section 11/2 - The Rest of the Issues

    • PowerPoint PDFs

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

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    Lesson 12: Using Movies to teach Apologetics and Worldview

    • ZOOM Session- November 5 @ 9pm ET with J. Warner Wallace

    • Section 12/1 - Analyzing a Movie (Part 1)

    • Section 12/2 - Analyzing a Movie (Part 2)

    • Section 12/3 - Analyzing a Movie (Part 3)

    • Section 12/4 - Analyzing a Movie (Part 4)

    • Recommended Resources

    • Questions to Download

    • Question Answer Key

    • Quiz Lessons 7-12

    • A Final Word from Sean

    • Gen Z PREMIUM Course Evaluation

    • Lesson 11-12 Completion Verification Survey: *Submit completed survey by Sun. Nov.6th @ 11:59 pm/ET, even if all work is not done on time.

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