Pockets is a 48-page devotional magazine for children ages 6-12, published by The Upper Room. Launched in 1981 as a response to parents and grandparents who wanted a devotional magazine especially for children, Pockets is published 11 times a year. (January/February is a combined issue.) Pockets is designed for the personal use of children to help them grow in their relationship with God. The magazine is distributed by individual subscriptions and standing orders to churches. Pockets includes full-color photos and illustrations, stories, poems, games, mission-focused activities, daily scripture readings, non-fiction articles, and contributions from children. Pockets receives regular feedback from a Kids’ Advisory Board, who evaluate each issue, suggest themes for future issues, and give input on various questions throughout the year.
Though Pockets is created for children's personal use, there are many ways parents can use the magazine at home and children's ministry leaders can use the magazine at church.
Learn more about ways parents can use the magazine with your children at home.
Learn more about ways to use Pockets in your children's ministry.
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Nashville, TN 37203-0004
“For the past two years, I have used Journey to the Table to cultivate community with young adults in Nashville. The rhythm of Journey to the Table with preparation, prayer, listening, silence, and discussion created space for young adults to reflect, grow in their faith, and build relationships. The topics are extremely relevant for emerging adulthood, and the activities and schedule are adaptable for different contexts. We invited the participants to continue the relationships built at Journey to the Table through year-round life groups and affinity groups. I’m looking forward to next year’s Journey to the Table – it truly sets a table for building relationships and growing in our faith.” Learn more about Journey to the Table.