Free Daily Devotionals for Students
If you use XP3 curriculum, you’ll discover the devotionals pair perfectly with every XP3 teaching series. Search for the name of the series you’re teaching and you’ll find your daily reading plans. (Hint: you’ll recognize the series art!) YouVersion is a great way for you to not only keep up to date with the devotionals during the series, but to point your volunteers, small group leaders, and parents to do the same.
If you’re not using XP3 curriculum and just want a great devotional for youth group or small group, search for Orange Students in the Plans section of the YouVersion Bible app. You’ll find a library of great devotionals built specifically for middle schoolers and high schoolers.
How DO I Use DIGITAL DEVOTIONALS In My Ministry?
1. Share The Devotionals WEEKLY With Your Whole Ministry
Having the devotionals available to anyone on the Bible app means that everyone associated with your ministry can find them! It’s a great opportunity to create conversation with parents, volunteers, other leaders in your ministry, and of course, your Small Group Leaders.
In fact, you can prompt your Small Group Leaders to read the devotionals in your weekly email! Remind them that they can not only access the devos and read them together as a Small Group, but they as leaders can use them as jumping off points for conversation with their students as they read.
2. cREATE CONNECTIONS & CONVERSATIONS
Encourage your students to join you and your Small Group Leaders in reading the Daily Devotionals each day. Pass the info on to your parents so they can read them as their students do.
For small groups, use the Read With Friends feature on YouVersion to complete and discuss the reading plan as a group. You’ll be able to start the plan as a group, and share notes and discussion in the app after each day’s reading. You can encourage Small Group Leaders to lead their group in the devotional every week, or empower students to lead their peers.
3. Go Deeper With The FAITH SKILLS EXPERIENCE KIT
Go beyond a daily devotional and create a weekly experience to help students go deeper in their faith with the Faith Skills Experience Kit. The kit contains everything you need for groups of students to practice their faith skills together each week and individually each day.
As part of the Faith Skills Experience Kit, you’ll get leader and participant guides to lead students through weekly activities that can happen at a coffee shop, in a backyard, or at church. Then, printable and digital devotionals allow students to practice their faith skills at home each day. Download a sample of the kit for middle school and high school.