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The Pause


Teach The Pause at your next event and inspire your students to "press pause" and spend time growing their relationships with God.

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“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” —Psalm 119:10-11 

Every day, students wake up with an enormous amount of things to do in their day. It's a never-ending cycle of school, sports, clubs, work, friends, family, church...and not to mention all of the everyday tasks like brushing their teeth or combing their hair. All of these things take time and energy, so it is no wonder that students may end up sacrificing their quiet time with God to knock out some of the immediate stressors in their life.

It can be a challenge for students to find time to "press pause" and when they do, a lot of them aren't sure how to invest in their time with the Lord. Do your students know how to seek God? In The Pause, they'll learn how to pray, how to memorize Scripture, and how to study specific passages of the Bible. In all of these practices, students will become closer to God, and ultimately see the value in prioritizing their spiritual growth. 

Teach The Pause and inspire your students to "press pause" and spend time growing their relationships with God.

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A Complete Event Solution:

4 Small Group Bible Study Lessons

Streamlined, complete, and easy-to-teach Bible study lessons for your volunteer leaders with teacher prep videos

4 Large Group Sermon Outlines

Sermon outlines ensure God's Word is the focus of your event. Choose from simple or detailed options for your speaker to follow.

A Complete Media Package

Session videos to kick off and wrap up your weekend, background loops, presentation images, a countdown clock, artwork and more

Student Bible Study Guide

An essential component for your students to experience maximum impact as it is their small group Bible study material.

4 Devotions for Your Students

Perfect for creating quiet time moments throughout your weekend and are included as part of our Student Bible Study Guides

4-Week, Follow-Up Devotional Journal

Keep your students in God’s Word following your event with our 4-week daily devotional journals as they study God’s Word on their own

Event-Themed T-Shirts

Our classic theme-designed shirts are ready to ship and help you round out a complete event experience for your students

Option for Custom-Designed T-Shirts

For a custom fee, our designers can create something unique to your group

Session Overview

Session 1: Press Pause

Session Purpose: To helps students understand the basics of what it means to press pause, and to begin thinking about what's keeping them from doing so. 

Main Scripture: Mark 1:32-38, Mark 6:45-47

Supporting Scripture: Psalm 5:3, Daniel 6:10, Acts 10:9

Session Snapshot: Students are incredibly busy. Multitasking isn’t a gift that some have and others don’t… it is a necessary skill that students need in order to survive in the fast pace of the world. School, band, sports practice, volunteering, jobs, and simply spending time with family and friends all create a tremendous drain on students’ time. When they aren’t doing any of these things, they’re being bombarded by the overwhelming amount of media they have at their fingertips. Even when they’re not busy, they’re not resting. And sadly, most aren’t stopping to spend time in meaningful communion with God. Jesus teaches us that pressing pause in the midst of our busy lives is crucial to staying connected with God. In this lesson, your students will learn that finding their pause button and spending meaningful time alone with God is the key to living the life that God desires them to live.

Session 2: The Purpose of Prayer

Session Purpose: To help students grasp the importance of prayer in developing and maintaining a relationship with God, and to teach them Christ’s model for praying to God.

Main Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13

Session Snapshot: Trends and culture will always be changing, but at the end of the day, students will always put a high value on their relationships. Relationships with friends and family are the landscape in which teenagers live. But what about their relationship with God? As with any relationship, it must be cultivated. Students must talk to God to know Him. One of the key elements of finding time to pause is finding time for prayer. Prayer is the most basic form of communication in our relationship with God. Lesson 2 will teach your students the various components of the Lord’s Prayer and how they can use these components as a guide to effectively and relationally talk to God.

Session 3: Prioritizing Scripture

Session Purpose: To help students go deeper in their knowledge of God by applying the Bible study techniques learned in this lesson. 

Main Scripture: Psalm 119:97-104 

Supporting Scripture: Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 2:4-5

Session Snapshot: In a world where students are pushed and pulled in a million different directions—most of them far away from discipleship¾teenagers can be anchored in knowing God and His Word. For students to be in tune with how God is using them to impact the world around them, they must know what God expects of His followers and who He is. This lesson focuses on teaching the importance of knowing the Bible and the crucial role that Bible study plays in pressing pause. In this lesson, your students will learn valuable and repeatable skills that will equip them to do meaningful Bible study on their own long after you’ve taught the lesson.

Session 4: Pressing Play

Session Purpose: To lead students to embrace their mission of being God’s messengers of the reconciliation that Christ offers to all people.

Main Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Session Snapshot: When you press pause on a movie or show to grab a drink or snack, you eventually press play again, right? Of course. There would be no reason to come back to the couch, plop down, and watch a paused screen. Up to this point, you’ve stressed to your students the importance of pressing pause in their lives. But in this final lesson, you must stress the importance of pressing play. Like a movie, our lives were intended to be experienced “in play.” God expects us to live in such a way that honors Him while focusing on the spiritual needs of others. Pressing pause is the way we prepare for this. Like an athlete practicing for the big game, or a musician for a concert, pressing pause prepares us for an awesome life of purpose. This lesson will challenge your students to embrace God’s call to join Him on His mission.

Student Resource Bundles

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    $13.95 per student Retail Price: $14.90 (Save 6%!)

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    $17.95 per student Retail Price: $20.90 (Save 14%!)

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    $9.95 per student Retail Price: $10.90 (Save 9%!)

    Interactive Student Book

    Follow-Up Devotional Journal

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Or Buy Student Resources Individually:

The Pause Student Book is an essential component of your youth ministry event. It serves as the guide for how your students will grow and progress through the weekend. It goes hand-in-hand with your small group lesson plans.

Your youth ministry event is a transformative experience for your students. Equip them to go much deeper in their spiritual journey with The Pause Follow Up Journal. Four weeks of interactive, Bible-centered, and application-oriented content.

These authentic, themed shirts are the hardest part of your event made easier. No more stressing out over all the details. Just give us your sizes and these will show up at your door in no time.


Study and Lesson Overviews

Study and Lesson Overviews

Download a printable overview of The Pause and the four lessons included.

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Sample Lesson and Features

Sample Lesson and Features

Download the first lesson's small group leader guide, Student Book preview, and a lesson overview.

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Media Previews

  • Opening Session Video

    Motion Loop

    Teacher Prep Videos
    Four total teacher prep videos are included (one for each lesson).

  • Closing Session Video

    Countdown Clock