Jump: Making the Leap into High School – Student Journal
A HERD Junior High 40-Day Student Discipleship Journal
Equip 8th grade grads with 8 spiritual truths & practical skills for high school
Jump: Making the Leap into High School is a great junior high or middle school graduation gift! This 40-Day Student Discipleship Journal is designed to help graduating 8th graders own their faith as they make the leap into high school.
Starting high school is a rite of passage. This can be an exciting and terrifying time for any student, and it’s easy to stumble during this transition.
How can students walk faithfully with God while balancing the opportunities and challenges of high school? It all starts with a firm foundation of faith in Jesus.
By staying rooted and grounded in the One who never changes, student can learn to navigate any changes in their own life. High school will be a big change, but God never changes. When students start to own their faith, they’ll be able to remain faithful to God, ready to face whatever high school may bring.
Use Jump with an individual student or walk through this resource with a small group of students or confirmation class. Weekly Mentor/parent questions are provided to help you debrief what your students are learning. Mentors/parents can get their own copy of these questions here.
Each week you’ll find:
- Several days of Bible Studies (using Bible Study Methods)
- Thought-provoking experiences
- Hard Questions
Jump focuses on 8 spiritual truths and practical skills:
- Identity: Learning who Christ says you are
- Friendships: Loving others the way God loves us
- Faithfulness: Remaining steadfast in all things
- Priorities: Recognizing what really matters
- Wisdom: Seeing the world through God’s eyes
- Choices: Making decisions with God’s wisdom
- Trust: Relying on Christ no matter what
- Dreaming Big: Taking risks for God’s Kingdom
- Dream Blueprint to help you dream big with God
- Mentor/Parent Pages
What is HERD Junior High?
Junior high students move in herds, and, like you, we want to see them run hard after Jesus.
We believe that junior high students deserve better than dumbed-down high school curriculum. That’s why we created HERD, a curriculum that’s written just for junior high. You’ll find that HERD Junior High Curriculum embraces the awkward and celebrates the “extra” of junior high.
Every lesson zeroes in on biblical truth. We keep things fun with exploratory activities. And we give you the tools to help your junior highers create daily habits that lead to spiritual growth. Our overall goal is to lift and plant your students on a firm foundation of faith.
Junior high students are a unique brand of human. HERD Junior High Curriculum is a unique brand of curriculum to match.
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