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What’s new in The Youth Cartel store?

Our little online store, which literally lives in my garage and is shipped by my family, is full of great youth ministry resources. We carry more than just things from The Youth Cartel publishing line, we also carry a handful of products from around the world of youth ministry which we think are excellent and are “Cartel-y.”

Here’s what’s new in my garage…

Non-Cartel Stuff

Can I Ask That? Volume 2

Teenagers are tired of vague, superficial, or nonexistent answers to their tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Just when they’re capable of diving into the deep end of their faith, all too often the church keeps them splashing around in shallow waters. As eight years of Sticky Faith research on teenagers has shown, it’s not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It’s silence.

The trusted voice of the Fuller Youth Institute and proven best practices from churches around the country converge to provide you tools both to start conversations about hard questions, as well as to lead students toward discovering their own faith convictions.

Leader Guide

Student Guide


DISCIPLE: The Ordinary Person’s Guide To Discipling Teenagers, written by one of the leading voices in youth ministry, Dr. Allen Jackson, is a practical, down-to-earth guide for leading teenagers to pursue Christ. No matter if you’re a veteran or a newbie, DISCIPLE will help challenge and equip you to get serious about disciple-making. Dr. Jackson has spent decades discipling teenagers and teaching youth workers to do the same. He condenses his many years of experience in this short but dynamic book.

If you want to see your students grow closer to Christ and are looking for a practical, biblically-solid framework that will help you lead them, pick up your copy of DISCIPLE today.

Disciple by Allen Jackson

Cartel Stuff


Viva is a series of short, downloadable, curriculum resources. Whether you are looking for a last minute lesson plan or  ideas to add into your teaching, Viva is designed for youth workers leading the revolution.

Viva! Rest

Viva! 1 John

Build your own bundle of 5 – Cinco de Viva

Ordinary Time

This book is your guide to 90 ordinary days—the in-between days in the Church, when we aren’t looking toward Easter or preparing our hearts for Christmas. But don’t think these days don’t count. These days still shape and form us.

That’s because Ordinary Time is marked by growth, maturing, and blooming after seasons of tilling the soil and extravagant spiritual outpouring—like we experience during Advent or Lent. During Ordinary Time, we see the natural, ordinary, everyday growth that results from living through dry, difficult, pruning seasons as well as seasons of abundant, water-soaked, sun-drenched celebration and Spirit-empowerment.

During Ordinary Time, we simply let the fruit that the rest of the year plants in us come to maturity. We let our extraordinary encounters with God enable us to live faithful, ordinary lives in ordinary times.

Ordinary Time by Erik Willits

The Amazing Next

The new go-to gift for the graduate is not a book of promises or a list of life hacks (not that there’s anything wrong with that). It’s a collection of stories, interviews, and journaling prompts woven together by veteran youth worker Brock Morgan to wake high school seniors up to the world of imagination and wonder—a life of faith lived to the full—that awaits them once the cap and gown have been put away.

The Amazing Next by Brock Morgan

Bigger Badder Board Games

If you think classics like Ker-Plunk™ and Candy Land™ are just for the Sunday school supply closet, think again. Steve Case has taken childhood favorites like these and transformed them into exciting crowd-breakers and main events that can lead to transformative conversations about life and faith. Each of these 24 games includes set-up instructions, a supply list, and rules of play; but more importantly each comes with a set of discussion questions to take players beyond the laughter and fun and into deeper truths.

Bigger Badder Board Games by Steve Case

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