Rock Band Skillet Creates Bible Study

Top Ardent Rock band, Skillet, has created a new youth Bible study curriculum designed to promote a radical commitment to Christ and to support the call to action expressed by the songs on its current project, Alien Youth. Written by John and Korey Cooper of Skillet, the five-part Bible study, entitled, “The Alien Youth Encounter,” will debut later this month at alienyouth.
Says the Coopers, “Since the songs on Alien Youth were written for youth and youth pastors, we felt led to create a youth Bible Study that goes along with the themes of the album. Both our lyrics and The Alien Youth Encounter studies were written to call youth out of a place of ambivalence to action, to rise up within the church as a generation ready to radically change the world for Christ.”
The Alien Youth Encounter is grouped into five parts, all designed to assist youth workers in their task of equipping young people to make a commitment and a difference. The curriculum’s five modules are entitled “Birth of a New Nature,” “Holy Spirit Living,” “Worship,” “Transforming Your Mind,” and “Implement the Alien Lifestyle.” The entire study focuses on making changes through Bible study, prayer, involvement in a local church, and discipleship with other Christians. The complete study will be available free of charge atalienyouth.
In addition to the launch of the new Skillet curriculum, the debut radio single and title song from Alien Youth has become the band’s 6th No. 1 hit single and has held that position for three consecutive weeks on the Rock charts (R & R, The CCM Update). Mirroring the success of the rock single, the first CHR single from the recording, “You Are My Hope,” has already broken the top 20 and has become the Highest Debut this week on The CCM Update CHR chart entering at No. 12. The song follows last year’s hugely successful Top 5 CHR hit “Rest.”
Besides radio, other significant media coverage slated for Skillet include upcoming features in CCM Magazine, Campus Life, 7-ball and more. Skillet has also recently received favorable reviews in publications such as Billboard magazine. Billboard calls Alien Youth “…a mainstream-leaning album packed with integrity and fully capable of being a leader in this era of expanding worship genres. The cuts shake with the energy of a live performance…” That performance ability was further called attention to in a recent cover story in Newsweek magazine, which said that kids are “moshing to Skillet’s acerbic din.”
Those kids will get a chance to see Skillet this fall as the band will embark on its first major headline tour along with special guests Pillar and Justifide. Skillet will visit 50 top markets with its largest production to date, playing in bigger venues to highlight its full production and dynamic live performance. The current tour itinerary and other Skillet news can be found at alienyouth.
Over the course of its career, Skillet has developed a consistently large and loyal fan base, becoming both a critic’s favorite as well as a youth group standard with its ministry oriented and aggressive, creative, and cutting-edge style. The band has an impressive six No. 1 rock radio singles to its credit, sales exceeding 200,000 copies, and performs more than 200 concerts each year. In addition to its current Inspirational Life Awards nomination for Inspirational Rock/Alternative Album of the Year for Invincible, Skillet has received multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations spanning the past five years.
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