With over 1,300,000 copies given to graduates by 25,000 churches, ConGRADulations! is the #1 grad gift of the decade.
This year's edition includes a line-up of hard-hitting, powerful music and advice for your grads.
A Ministry Resource Website accompanies the gift.
Your seniors will be encouraged as the songs and videos prepare them for the biggest transition of their lives
How do I give ConGRADulations! 2017 FREE to my students?
1. Print out the greeting card.
2. Write your note on it.
3. Give the card to your grads. The card will give them directions to get their ConGRADulations! songs, videos and transition resources.
Sure, video has become important to your grads' lives, but music is still king in communicating deeply and personally to their hearts. On the ConGRADulations! 2017 Playlists you'll find 32 songs from today's most popular Christian artists. These songs address the issues that grads are facing - the future, success, friends, life mission and purpose, and personal faith and will be the soundtrack for your grads' real life "video".
All the video content for ConGRADulations! this year is available to students on their phones. Including personal videos to the class of 2017: from previous graduates, and from the top names in Christian music. Also included are video clips on Finances-Stewardship and Relationships that prepare grads for college and the working world. All artists and speakers offer their best wishes and words of wisdom at this major life transition time. Great media resources: grad advice books, and a slew of ministry-based websites.
The Music and the Artists have always been the central elements of ConGRADulations! The 32 grad-themed songs on ConGRADulations! Class of 2017 will be the playlist that will get your grads through the biggest transition of their lives.
From the moment the Class of 2017 first opened their eyes, they've had a video recorder staring back at them. Birthdays, holidays, sports events, and vacations were all captured on video and in photographs. YouTube and iPhones have taken this homemade video phenomenon to another level. What better way than the "video mode" for grads to share with each other? The Mobile Media Content for ConGRADuations! is loaded with personal videos to the Class of 2017: from fellow classmates, from previous graduates, and from the top names in Christian music.
"Between 65% and 94% of church high school student stop attending church after they graduate." - A Profile of Youth Group Kids, Post-Youth Group.-YouthWorker Journal Sept-Oct 2005.
Years ago, a youth leader, knowing our unique function with youth ministry and Christian music, asked us a simple question. "My seniors never read the book that I give them for graduation. Couldn't you guys put together a collection of songs that would deal with the same topics that the grad books do?" And From a simple question a wonder Grad gift was born. For around 20 years we've worked to create a new album (for those doing the math it was a cassette tape back then!) for the graduating class. We worked hard to pick songs that wil encourage, challenge and remind them how vital their relationship with God is as they stretch their wings.
But, probably the best reason for giving ConGRADulations is that seniors love getting GRAD and they actually use it. We love hearing stories from youth leaders - a former student comes home for Christmas and says, "Hey, thanks for that GRAD Album! It's been cool to listen to & the video and web resources were kind of helpful". We love how pleased youth leaders are knowing that they've given a gift that actually goes to college with their students. And we've worked hard to pack the Media Content full of resources to keep grads from graduating from their faith.