You can view a table of contents that includes key concepts for each of the 24 sessions here.
Yes - you can download preview resources here.
Since Purpose is delivered digitally, we do not offer a full review of curriculum. If there are specific sessions you would like to see a preview of beyond the samples available above, we can share up to three additional sessions for preview.
Purpose is a subscription-based resource and has two price tiers - one for parishes that subscribe to Edge Support, Life Support, Combo Support, or Premium Support and a second for parishes that subscribe only to Liturgy Support or do not have an active subscription. Non-subscribed parishes subscribe for $299 their first year and subscribed parishes subscribe for $199 their first year. The renewal rate for non-subscribed parishes is $200 for every subsequent year and the renewal rate for current subscribed parishes (at the time of their renewal) is $99 for each subsequent year.
Purpose provides more than just curriculum; it offers a platform that helps youth ministers perform administrative tasks and communicate with Core Members, parents, and teens. Since we are utilizing this digital platform, the subscription cost helps offset the recurring cost of running the app platform while maintaining routine updates. Additionally, we will be providing updates to content annually to keep our videos current and our content relevant to the life of a teenager.
In order to unlock the subscriber pricing, a parish must login to the Life Teen store using the e-mail address that was used to purchase their current subscription.
Reach out to our MyStaff team via Live Chat on our website and we can quickly get you all set up with a change in login once we confirm your subscription.
Your subscription to Purpose will auto-renew at the correct rate every year on the same card you used to make your initial purchase. If this card information changes prior to the renewal and you don't update it, your subscription will expire and you will lose access to Purpose.
If you subscribe to Purpose and then later on during the year subscribe to Edge Support, Life Support, Combo Support, or Premium Support we cannot offer a refund for the difference between the non-subscribed and subscribed rate for Purpose. Your subscription, however, will renew at the subscribed rate.
No - your Purpose subscription will renew annually for the correct rate for your current subscription. If you subscribed to Purpose using a subscriber rate, but during the course of the year stop your Life Teen subscription, you will renew at the non-subscriber rate.
No - we do not do parish invoicing for this product.
The first year you subscribe to Purpose you will receive a Purpose Kit in the mail. This special box of resources contains all of our supplementary materials for teens, sponsors, and parents for you to preview and keep on your shelf.
There is no textbook or student journal for Purpose; there are, however, several supplementary resources for teenagers we highly recommend with this approach to confirmation. These include our Foundations series books, the Inspired Bible companion, 100 Saints Every Catholic Teen Should Know, and 100 Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know. These are all included in the Purpose Kit you receive with your first subscription.
We've created a full-color guide with all of the teachings, adapted for adults, found in Purpose called the Purpose Story Guide. This beautiful guide is a great companion for parents and sponsors as they journey with their son, daughter, or candidate through the confirmation process.
All of the content required for running Purpose sessions is found through our digital platform. This content may be downloaded onto your desktop or laptop. There are no physical copies of this content.
Purpose includes access to several videos that are incorporated into the sessions. The videos are not all teachings, however, but supplement the session content. We firmly believe that the presence of a youth minister, Core Member, parent or priest to provide teaching content is critical to the credibility of those teachings. We do want to provide video content that engages a visually driven generation and sparks conversation, without replacing the role of the local catechist and evangelist. These videos can all be downloaded through the digital Purpose platform.
No - Purpose is a brand new curriculum developed with the input and feedback of several youth ministers, directors of religious education, and priests. The model is set up to be kerygmatic and help guide teenagers through the Gospel message, ending with an understanding of how the Catholic Church is a continued sign of salvation for all people.
Not at this time.
Yes - simply schedule the sessions in the calendar all on a Saturday. The benefit to this scheduling is it also generates a schedule for your day that all parents, teens, and Core Members can view. You simply need to choose what sessions you want to present on each Saturday.
No and the reason why is simple - there is no textbook. Only textbooks are eligible for conformity review. This is not an indication that the content within Purpose is not sound nor does it signal that it has been "rejected" in any way. Additionally, our desire is to continually update the content within Purpose, further making it difficult to submit for conformity review. In developing our content, we have referenced and used Sacramental Protocol III, which is the guiding document for publishers that wish to submit their material for review.