It’s Here! Good News in the Neighborhood Curriculum

Big news!

Jon Huckins and I have been working on this curriculum for youth groups and young adults for several months. I’m excited to tell you that it’ll be out on April 2nd, 2012. Woohoo!

If you buy it before it comes out… you’ll get it on April 2nd AND you’ll save $15. Here’s the link to buy it now.

Here’s the description:

This 6-week series will deep dive your students into the practical realities of a radical life with Jesus. Built around six core postures of community life, students will examine Scripture, gain an understanding of their role in their community, and be challenged by a series of simple experiments they can try. More than a series which teaches your students about being Good News in their community– Good News in the Neighborhood offers practical application based on the life of Jesus and the 1st century Church. Our hope is that your students begin to see how God has called them to become good news in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

Curriculum Outline

Week 1: Listening (Experiment: Ethnography/Observation)

Week 2: Submerge (Experiment: Participating)

Week 3: Inviting (Experiment: Two-fold inviting)

Week 4: Contending (Experiment: Standing up for our neighbors)

Week 5: Imagine (Experiment: New eyes)

Week 6: Entrusting (Experiment: Commissioning)

What do  you think? Like it? Hate it? Gonna try it? 

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.


  1. ADAM!!! LOOOKS AWESOME!  Going to grab it AND link my youth pastor to this!  You are an encouragement to me!  God’s best!  

  2. Looks interesting so I bought it. Can’t go wrong for $20 bucks for more ideas…thanks!

        1. There is a short book, around 75-80 pages, by the same title. I’m hoping to have that done by June 1. Jon Huckins (who I’m working with on the curriculum) has a book for young adults coming out called Thin Spaces further articulating the postures more completely. Our hope is that this an anchor curriculum that helps ignite a love for our neighborhood. It’s directly a response to the criticism I’ve often gotten on the blog, “Yeah, I like it. Now how do I do this in my church with my youth group?” 

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