d365’s 6-week Back2School series begins on August 3, 2015. Back2School aims to journey with students as they make a significant transition from summer into a new school year, a new season of life. That’s the theme this year for Back2School — Seasons. In the lives of students, faith is something that is dynamic and changing. And as we grow in faith, we experience different seasons.
The weekly themes for Back2School highlight some of the seasons relevant to the faith lives of students: Seasons of Faith, Season to Change, Season to Learn, Season to Share, Season to Act, and Season to Commit. Whether the season is exciting and rewarding or difficult and challenging, Back2School meets students in their current season and provides encouragement. The theme verse, Psalm 1:3, reads: They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bear fruit at just the right time and whose leaves don’t fade. Whatever they do succeeds.
The writers for this special series are ministers from d365’s partner denominations: Gina Yeager-Buckley and Jason Santos from the Presbyterian Church (USA), Randall Curtis and Gail Jackins from The Episcopal Church, and Ann Carter and Joshua Hays from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Original instrumental arrangements by Carter Harrell accompany the daily devotionals. This album, “Making Space” is available on iTunes®.
Passport has released a 6-week Bible study for large or small groups that follows the weekly themes of the devotionals written by Jennifer Peterson Singh. Students participate through interactive discussion as well as individual devotional time and journaling. Back2School is available for purchase at store.passportcamps.org.
d365.org, a production of Passport, Inc., is made possible by ongoing support from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, The Episcopal Church, and Presbyterian Mission Agency.