Maybe you've run into the same problem I have: You manage to engage your youth in a meaningful study at youth group and send them home, hoping they will ponder the Bible study or discussion the rest of the week. When you regather the next Sunday and ask "So what other thoughts have you had about last week's topic?" they just look back at you with blank stares as if to say "Oh...yeah. We were supposed to think about that, weren't we. Well, see, there was this test I had to study for and basketball practice and drama club and ... I sort of forgot."
Youth worker Rob Ham has created a resource for his group called "The Other Six" that just might be an answer to this problem. His approach involves providing youth with both a take-home devotional guide each week and an interactive blog as a way to help youth stay connected to the current study the "other six" days of the week. You can check out a pdf sample of the devotional guide (image below) and read more about this creative idea at Rob's blog.