About lifeline for teens

Straight talk to the teen’s heart

Designed to speak directly to issues teens face today, the LifeLine Mini-books for Teens series provides hope and help from God’s Word in a condensed format. Born out of decades of experience counseling thousands of teens at The Wilds Christian Camp, these short booklets are written to guide a teen and someone discipling them to “think Bible” about a relevant topic.

What is LifeLine Mini-books for Teens?

Listen to a podcast from the Biblical Counseling Coalition with the editors of the series


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Sue Nicewander Delaney

Sue Nicewander Delaney is a longstanding ACBC certified biblical counselor, author, trainer, and mentor who knows what it is to suffer shame and find God’s mercies. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Darren, sharing the blessings of four children and nine grandchildren. They serve as members of Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Justin Daugherty

Justin Daugherty (MABC) is an ACBC certified counselor who has served teens in church, at Christian camps, and in hospitals. He is pursuing a PhD in Applied Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling. Currently, Justin is a high school Bible teacher in Savannah, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Jenna, and their son.

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Tim Endean

Tim Endean, MDiv, has served teens for many years through camp, publishing, and church ministries. His current ministry with CampsAbroad has taken him to more than twenty countries. Tim and his wife, Rachel, live in Clemson, South Carolina, where they are raising their family.

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Chris Anastos

Chris Anastos is the Director of Camper Experience at The Wilds in North Carolina. He has served at The Wilds in various capacities since 2009 and is an active disciple maker in his local church. He enjoys preaching, biblical counseling, creating camp programs, and laughing with many of the staff and campers that attend. He and his wife, Tara, have four children.

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Kelly Collier

Kelly Collier is an ACBC certified counselor with over 20 years of experience in counseling teenagers and women. She serves with The Wilds Christian Association, which annually ministers to over 15,000 teenagers around the world through Christian camping. She and her husband, Matt, have 3 children and live in Brevard, NC.

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Jim Newcomer

Dr. Jim Newcomer has served in pastoral ministry since 1994. Additionally, he teaches biblical counseling in several graduate institutions since 2000. He is certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Lorie reside in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan.

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Zach Sparkman

Zach, ThM in New Testament, has served teens in various settings: local churches, camps, and schools. Currently, Zach serves as a lead pastor in the Metro Denver area of Colorado with his wife and three boys.

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Matt Collier

Since 1999, Matt Collier (M.Div., D.Min.) has served in various capacities related to youth ministry, including youth pastor, senior pastor, President of The Wilds Christian Association, and Director of CampsAbroad, an international organization that helps local churches reach teenagers through Christian camping. He and his wife, Kelly, have three children and live in Brevard, NC.

The “LifeLine Mini-book for Teens Series” meets critical needs for today’s young people. The biblical approach, structured presentation, and personal application projects make these mini-books ideal for parents and other counselors of teens. Thank you Shepherds Press and The Wilds for beginning to fill a crucial void in biblical counseling tools.

Jim Berg

The LifeLine mini-books have a long history of biblical faithfulness while clearly explaining how the Scriptures apply to life’s struggles. It is wonderful that this series is now expanding to address issues that teens face. We all know that the issues being faced by today’s teens, their parents and disciplers are very challenging. I’m thankful that these booklets will address the current issues not only with biblical faithfulness but clear biblical, practical application.

Ernie Baker

“Unlike the many counseling resources we can find for adults, there are few directly relatable to teens and the issues they face. These mini-books bring the Scriptures to bear in a relevant way for both teens and those ministering to them.”
– Dr. Stuart Scott