Youth Ministry

Montreat Now

  • Each Thursday night at 7 eastern we'll deliver a little slice of youth and middle school conference so we can be the community now.
  • Our 2020 leaders are helping to bring a variety of songs, prayer, and play your way. Each week will feature a different matchup of leaders for you to meet.
  • We don't have ways to contact all our conferees directly, so we are depending on YOU, the back home leader contact, to forward this email, or the website link in the button above, to each of your youth.
  • We'll be recording this content so if you miss a Thursday, it will still be there for you. You can find the recordings on our website here.
  • Your group members can all watch together at an appointed time, or you can watch individually, whatever works best for your group.

Prayers & Articles

Race and Faith

Places to Start

Resource and Reading List

Resources for Speaking with Children 

Resources for Youth

Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
  • She takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World by Michael Elsohn Ross
  • Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Patillo Beals
  • Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks
  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander
  • March, Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Series)
  • Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator)
  • The Worst First Day of School by Elizabeth Eckford
  • White Flour by David LaMotte
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement By Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
  • Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj


  • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - a tool to help identify white privilege.
  • Teach Us All - A documentary on Netflix about the segregation of schools in our society today
  • Race in America – Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer explains a history of race in America.
  • Just Mercy – A film about civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, based on its book.
  • Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism – a Sesame Street town hall on racism for all ages!
  • Selma - Recounting the story of MLK Jr marching for equal voting rights.
  • Dear White People – A series on Netflix about students of color navigating life at an Ivy League college.


  • Code Switch - An NPR podcast where journalists of color discuss race.
  • Yo, Is this Racist? - Two people of color listen to and discuss voicemails from listeners explaining situations that could include racism.
  • The Daily - A New York Times News Journalists interviews journalists from all over New York City about daily events in the news of our country.