J12 is a biblical plan of action that raises the spiritual standard of
preteens using the template of Jesus at 12 years old. J12 does not use
just another great historical figure.
We asked parents, “what if we could help our preteens strive to be like THE greatest historical figure - God, Himself, incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ?”
Furthermore, did you realize that we have a glimpse into “God” when He was a 12 year old? In His story, we find the Biblical basis to help our children grow in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
J12 is a specialized strategy.
Based on the greatest preteen role model the world has ever known, J12 gives specific structure for an 8-12 year old to discover their Father’s business for their life and how to grow in their relationship with Him.
J12 is a comprehensive system and perfect fit for your preteen program.
- Completely Biblical
There is no other story about Jesus between birth and 30, except Jesus at 12.
- Always Engaging
Scripture says, “the boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem.” (Luke 2:43) Jesus was engaged in the house of God, and so should our tweens. All J12 resources are designed and created with an 8-12 year old in mind. We understand the dynamic of being too old for Sunday school and not quite ready for youth group. We aspire to produce curriculum that is relevant and uniquely appropriate to our target demographic - preteens. Our creators are always keeping an eye on culture and their hearts on what God is speaking to preteens right now.
- Fully Flexible
Once you infuse the culture and values of J12 into your preteen plan, you are equipped to practice those values and culture with any materials you use. All J12 resources are created with freedom to customize them to your preteen environment.
- Family Focused
The narrative of Jesus at 12 begins with “His parents” and ends with “He was subject to them.” (Luke 2:41-52) J12 culture encourages healthy interaction between each student and the family God has placed them in.
- Interactively Centered
Jesus at 12 was, “sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.” (Luke 2:46) Active involvement in the conversation of faith is a priority throughout all J12 materials. Small group discussion (Q 'n A) with leaders is part of the strategy that persuades them to own their beliefs.
- Socially Networked
In addition to our Geo-Events (events in a certain time and place), J12 also offers a menu of social networks that help leaders with content and connection.