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Some recent comments:

“I loved them! The inductive format really engaged our students and the supporting materials were a big help. We have a new Director of Youth & Families and he’s planning to order the Worship study soon. Thanks for providing such a great resource!” —Robert Brunson, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers, FL

“My teens are really enjoying Worshiping God series. I get lots of discussion each week and am more moderator than teacher at times. The kids figure things out for themselves. So What? offers great studies.” —Lori Clapper

“These were great. They did a good job of tying in the lesson to ‘real life.’ The questions were helpful. I unfortunately often didn’t leave enough time to get into them in depth, but when we did they were very helpful. I wouldn’t change anything about the So What? Bible studies. I’d change my approach to the lesson (spend more time in the So What? section).” —Dan Wykoff, Old Peachtree PCA, Duluth, Georgia

“The lessons are put together in an amazing and practical way. A great resource for all ages.” —Pedro Rodriguez, Hope Center, Jersey City, New Jersey

“Our teens have torn through the first So What? study and want to continue with Romans. We look forward to seeing them grow more in the depth of God’s Word. Thanks for making a cool and in-depth study for teens.” —Jason Steele, Pastor, Christ the King EPC, Westfield, Massachusetts

“Sounds like a great series. I have been doing something similar with the ‘so what?’ theme for years with my teens (as I’m convinced that every question asked by a teen today can ultimately be boiled down to ‘so what?’).” —Rev. Brett Everett, Christ Presbyterian Church-Credo Youth Ministries, Goodyear, Arizona

“Our youth group went through session one this past Sunday. It really helped to stir up some conversation. Keep up the good work of teaching the gospel.” —Craig Partin, Youth Leader, The Way Faith Community, Missouri

“I am excited to see youth material from GCP. I am always looking for solid Reformed material.” —Rev. Gordon Oliver, Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Oostburg, Wisconsin

“I’m thinking about using this in a small group/discipleship setting. I may try to use one lesson over 2 weeks. I love that So What? is Christ-centered.” —Pablo Herrera, Youth Pastor, Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, Illinois

“The lessons went well—God’s attributes, his trustworthiness and love for us, backed by a steady, sound diet of Scripture! The Examine folder helped hold their attention. Leader Guide outline format and questions were great. Thanks.” —youth leader

43 Responses to What you’re saying…
  1. Katherine A Spratt
    September 22, 2020 | 10:37 am

    We used the So What Master Plan for Life Genesis 1-3 in our retreat for the preteens and teens. It caught the attention of our youth. We are in the process of rebuilding our youth department. I am grateful for these samples so that our team will be able to build a complete curriculum plan. Our aim is to lead our youth in a way that will encourage them to choose a life with Christ. And will love God to the extent of yielding their lives in ministry.

    • So What? Studies
      September 27, 2020 | 7:38 pm

      That’s so wonderful to hear! We will pray for you and your teens!

  2. Sunshine Burns
    July 29, 2019 | 10:34 am

    We are using the So What studies with our Middle School Youth group (I just ordered our 5th study) and have been very pleased with the format and content of this program!

    We would love to see more book studies added – how about Ephesians, James, I & II Peter….

    Sunshine Burns

  3. Gina Ott-Hosking
    January 30, 2019 | 12:47 pm

    I am also starting this week on my second round of teaching Philippians and just finished the second time of the Romans study—phenomenal studies! I only wish they were expanded to more of Paul’s books.

  4. David
    January 25, 2019 | 6:16 am

    We have used two sets of these studies with our youth life group as part of an international church. It is very difficult to get material for youth Bible studies that is firmly Bible-based, yet not too simple or patronising for them. I feel that the studies we have used so far (Romans and Philippians) are pitched at an excellent level for this group. The last study on Philippians was especially good as went through tools and techniques that they could then go and use themselves whenever they do further Bible study. We will definitely keep these as a core for future studies. The amount of leader material is also a great help. Thank you.

  5. Donna Lowery
    July 26, 2018 | 2:20 pm

    Just ordered my third series for our youth group at Calvary Baptist Church. I LOVE this program. The kids love it and respond well during Bible study. So blessed to be using a Bible-based program that doesn’t cater to our changing times. Thank you. Be blessed.
    Donna Lowery
    Cocoa, Fl

  6. Diana Hutchinson
    November 17, 2017 | 12:19 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful materials which I have just discovered! May the Lord continue to bless you richly in your heart for teen ministry!

  7. Kerri Graham
    April 10, 2017 | 10:12 am

    We are finishing the “So What?” Philippians Bible study this week. I teach 11th grade Bible in a Christian school and this is what I have been looking for. So thankful for your material and the depth and creativity that it offers.
    I highly recommend these materials to those who teach this age group. My students really enjoyed it, while being challenged too.
    Thank you for using your gifts to help us STUDY the Bible in a more intentional way. Students’ lives are changed by it. 🙂

    • So What? Studies
      April 10, 2017 | 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with the Philippians study! We are thrilled that God is using these resources to help students dig into the riches of His Word for themselves. Thank you for leading them in doing so! We pray they will apply what they have learned to their lives, and that they will be committed to continue to study God’s Word for life.

      When you’re ready to study another book, we have wonderful modules on John 1-10, John 11-21, and Romans. And, of course, all the studies go through Scripture even if they are more topical in nature.

  8. Vicky
    September 12, 2016 | 2:27 pm

    I am extremely interested in this for my Wednesday night Bible study. I would like to know if this is based on KJV scripture. Also is this good for a group of only 4 students? We do not have a large youth turnout at our church unfortunately.

    • So What? Studies
      September 13, 2016 | 11:10 am

      Yes, they will be perfect for your small group on Wednesday nights. You will have wonderful discussions with the students, and you’ll be amazed by the insights they have! Our studies use the ESV version of the Bible, but if you prefer to have the kids read from the KJV as you work through the study, that would be fine. And while you may have 4 students now (which is great! They are who the Lord has brought for you to disciple!), we have found that as your students become excited about the study, they will be more likely to invite their friends and your group will start to grow, by God’s grace. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  9. Shannon Muse
    August 21, 2016 | 6:43 pm

    I would like to order a series for the teen Bible study at my church. Is there a particular one that you would say we start with? I am loving what I see so far and am eager to order. Great work!

  10. Michael P. Johnson
    December 8, 2015 | 12:52 pm

    I love these studies! They have made my teaching experience so much easier and they have helped me to establish a focal point for a well rounded curriculum for my youth.

    I was only wondering, are there plans for any new studies that we might look forward to from the “So What?” series? I would love to see this outline expanded to a whole list of topics that I know my youth would be interested in. I am first in line to purchase them if/when they are made available.

    • So What? Studies
      December 8, 2015 | 5:29 pm

      Yes, we are currently working on A Study of Philippians. Your students will soon get to explore Paul’s prison letter of joy and hope in Christ! Keep watching for details. You can sign up for our emails by filling out the Contact form and clicking “yes” for emails from us.

  11. A curriculum I have come to treasure. … The entire curriculum is designed to teach students the whole Bible and God’s plan of redemption in Christ from a distinctively Reformed perspective. – Read full review at http://network.crcna.org/faith-formation/so-what-great-curriculum-option-youth-leaders

  12. Cindy Repinski, teen leader, Second Chance Community Church, Joliet, IL
    June 11, 2015 | 4:08 pm

    This current generation of teens is harder than ever to reach. They need to know the Lord more than they realize. They think they know everything and have everything they need, yet they are so unfulfilled, so needy. This material lets them find out the answers themselves. That’s what makes it so good.

  13. Jon Tun, New City Fellowship, Chattanooga, TN
    March 5, 2015 | 12:52 pm

    Again – I cannot say this enough: having been involved with youth for the greater part of twenty years, your material is that RARE bird of being good quality, challenging content for youth with a SOLID grounding in God’s Word. Keep it up!

  14. Randee Sims, Evangel Church PCA, Alabaster, AL
    September 3, 2014 | 3:02 pm

    I love So What? because it challenges my students! I am encouraging use of the Journal. I think it is wonderful for them to use during the week. I love teaching these studies! Keep them coming!

  15. Celeste Valenzuela, South Memorial Christian Church, San Antonio, TX
    April 16, 2014 | 11:12 am

    Love your studies! And the kids always seem very engaged.

  16. Liz Robinson
    October 9, 2013 | 10:35 am

    I have used your study on WORSHIP recently and have truly been blessed myself as well as seen my students grow in their walk w/ the Lord!

  17. Sheri Jesiel
    July 8, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Having used several different curricula for small group studies, I love the leader guide. It is the best tool I’ve found for leaders as it combines a mini-commentary with a very well-prepared guideline for leading. In the past, I’ve almost had to develop my own leader guide. This one is great, with very solid theology. The students like the graphics and the journal that reinforces throughout the week.

  18. Lori Clapper
    March 9, 2012 | 7:22 pm

    My teen girls love the So What series. We are finishing up Romans and they are excited to start the next series, Growing in Christ’s Church. I begin each class with prayer introducing the topic of the day and you can feel their enthusiasm. Several times I have heard whispered, “This is going to be great.” Some weeks our discussions get very lively as they work out what God is teaching them and I sit back and become more a moderator than teacher. Love, Love, Love this very Biblical series “relating faith to life & life to faith.”

    • So What? Studies
      March 13, 2012 | 10:34 am

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for your leadership of these girls. We pray you continue to see them bear fruit and grow in Christ!

  19. Trevor Hamkaker
    February 26, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    I think you’re right on target with the “modified inductive approach.” Keep up the good work. By the way, your site looks excellent. —Trevor Hamkaker, Varsity Faith Resources, founder

  20. Kevin
    February 23, 2012 | 10:25 am

    I love the So What? study on Knowing the God Who Is and we’re currently finishing up Session 10… As a Youth Pastor, I deeply appreciate the sound doctrine and solid biblical teaching these materials provide and it helps me feel like I’m fulfilling my responsibility to reach today’s youth for Christ and help believers mature in their faith!

    • So What? Studies
      February 23, 2012 | 10:28 am

      Thank you for your feedback. We praise the Lord for your students’ response and for your labors for the kingdom!

  21. Elliot H. Ramos
    October 6, 2011 | 8:54 am

    For close to ten years we have used the Show Me Jesus curriculum and the Kids’ Quest Catechism curriculum for our children and have recommended them to other churches and children’s ministries, and will continue to recommend to others. I have found that these are the most biblical and theologically sound children’s and youth curriculum that have passed through my desk. GCP, thank you for your work and effort to continue to equip the next generation. (pastor at Lighthouse Church, Allentown, PA)

  22. Lisa L. Palmer
    September 26, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    This is a great series. I especially like the Leader Guides. My teachers love it and it simplified my job!

  23. Scott Creel
    September 2, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    We have just begun the “Knowing the God Who Is” study. It has great content and the kids are very receptive to it.

  24. Barry Noll
    August 13, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    I really like that the the timeless truth can be updated and repackaged in contemporary relevant formats and presentation! I also appreciate the fact the solid theological foundations presented in the material. I am really looking forward to see what you do with John. My one critique of the curriculum is that like so many other youth curriculums they are topical/systematic theological driven rather than biblical theologically driven. Not to raise an old debate between systematic and biblical as if they are mutually exclusive, but as Voss argued biblical theology must shape and inform our systematic theology. More practically, I think it behooves us to teach whole books of the Bible as our students are engaging in debate with their unbelieving friends and friends from theologically diverse backgrounds. This more than just systematic theological categories will go a long way to grounding our covenant children in timeless truths of Scripture and helping them winsomely evangelize their friends.

    • So What? Studies
      August 15, 2011 | 8:00 pm

      We appreciate your comments! We are thankful that God is providing us with the resources to develop multiple studies. Some are arranged thematically, such as Knowing the God Who Is, and some are book studies, such as A Study of Romans, which will take students on a chapter-by-chapter study of Paul’s letter. There will also be more book studies, such as two on the Gospel of John and one on Genesis 1–3. We look forward to hearing more as you lead your group and pray for a fruitful time with your students!

      • Barry Noll
        August 22, 2011 | 8:19 pm

        Thank you for your review and thoughtful response to my critique! I really appreciate that GCP is producing both kinds of curriculum for youth. I look forward to making use of these resources as they come available!

  25. Rob Anderson
    June 21, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Finally! Youth materials endorsed by a source I trust: Ligonier Ministries. -pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Smithville, TX

  26. Shannon from Florida
    June 7, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to see that you have written new material. It has the “flashiness” that new curriculum seems to have today to draw in those hesitant to try something new, but underneath it’s still meaty and challenging. I LOVE it! I just had to share my excitement with you and tell you how thankful I am that you and your team have undertaken this work. I can’t wait to start teaching it! —Shannon, Sunday school teacher, Florida

  27. Esther Johnson
    May 31, 2011 | 12:49 am

    I love this site! Thanks for helping me show my kids God. God Bless, Esther Johnson

  28. Thomas T. Desert
    May 19, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    GCP’s Show Me Jesus and teen studies have been the core of our children’s ministries. Doctrinally correct and organized in a way for our teachers to learn in the process of their preparations. —Chairman, CE committee, First Presbyterian PCA, Enterprise, AL

  29. Matthew Fowler
    May 5, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Looks exciting… Exactly what we’re trying to impress on our youth! —youth director, Faith Community Church, Pearland, TX

  30. Rosario Babb
    April 22, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    I have been praying for new material for my Sunday school class. I teach the ages of junior high through high school and I enjoy teaching my students. It is an honor that God chose me for this position. The most important thing is watching their relationship with Jesus growing. It’s awesome and I praise God. There are about 10-15 in my class. Please keep me your prayers as I trust God to teach me and guide me to teach his students. Thank you. —Greater Miracle Church of God in Christ, Wichita Falls, TX

  31. Julie Lowman
    April 19, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    When posting comments or reviews, please use the person’s name, providing that the reviewer has given permission. The credibility of a review is greatly dependent on knowing that it was written by a real person. Also, it would be helpful to have some well-known speakers and teachers review your product. It appears that your product is high quality, and I’m considering pre-ordering. Great Bible studies should easily earn high reviews! Thank you for making sample lessons available. Sincerely, Julie Lowman, Warsaw, Illinois

    • So What? Studies
      May 5, 2011 | 7:35 pm

      Julie, thanks for your comment! We are working to get permission to post names with some of the reviews we’ve gotten. We are glad you are reviewing the studies. Please let us know how they work with your group!

  32. Ann Clayton
    April 4, 2011 | 9:53 pm

    Love the new materials and the web site is fantastic. B R A V O !

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