Recommended Resources: Growing Young Disciples – Discipleship series

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Looking for a resource for discipling young Christians? Growing Young Disciples is a series of discipleship studies, written by experienced Australian youth pastor, Tim Hawkins.

Aimed at younger teens, these short studies give a simple, scripture-based overview of what it means to follow Jesus. Each study takes about 30 minutes to complete and includes application questions and prayer. Use them one-on-one or in small groups at youth group, school or camps, and give your young people a strong foundation in their faith.

Discovering Jesus

Step one of the Christian journey is to discover the man Jesus. This book contains five discoveries, each a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. Put them all together and you will see the whole picture of what it really means to be a Christian.

Preview ‘Discovering Jesus’

First Steps

Many questions arise in the minds of young Christians. This book seeks to answer their questions and guide them as they begin a faithful journey with Jesus.

Preview ‘First Steps’


Life To The Max

A Christian’s life isn’t meant to be weighed down by rules—we should live life to the max! But the only way to do thisw is to live life God’s way.

Preview ‘Life To The Max’

Dealing With Doubt

We all ask questions sometimes about our faith. Has God really forgiven me? Does God really love me? This book gets young Christians looking at the Bible to know for sure the promises and assurance of God.

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Sticking With It

Sometimes following Jesus can be really difficult! This book spells out the realities of the Christian’s walk for new Christians and shows that even when the going gets tough, God loves us and will never desert us.

Preview ‘Sticking With It’

Leader’s Guide

This guide covers all five books in the series and contains essential information to help leaders get the absolute best out of younger youth, training them to be world-changing disciples of Christ.

Preview the Leader’s Guide

The books and Leaders Guide can all be ordered from CEP (Christian Education Publications)