Organized in four units, Surprised by Joy is a journey of discovery that both answers and poses questions along the way. Looking at Life begins the conversation, exploring heart-felt emotions in the Psalms, seeking connections between science and belief, and understanding spiritual gifts. Gift of a Promise: His Word and His Body examines the foundations of Christian faith – the life and teaching of Jesus and God’s self-revelation in Scripture. The Faith Journey outlines the path from the 1st century church through Armenia’s conversion to our own experience as an ancient church in a new world. Finally, Plugged In surveys the worship, prayer, and sacraments that keep us connected in Spirit-filled community. Featured in all lessons are themes relevant to today’s young teens along with traditions and faith vocabulary from the life of the Armenian Church.