the devozine story
devozine® is a devotional lifestyle magazine (devozine for short!) designed just for youth and published by The Upper Room® in Nashville, Tennessee. devozine is written by young people and by adults who work with them and love them.
The magazine was launched in 1996 after a small group of teens in South Dakota challenged the church to come up with a magazine “just for them.” Read about devozine’s beginnings in an article from our very first issue.
devozine’s purpose is to help young people 14–19 years old develop a lifelong practice of spending time with God and of reflecting on what God is doing in their lives.
Each issue of the bi-monthly, 64-page, full-color magazine focuses on nine themes, one for each week. Each theme includes weekday meditations and a feature article for the weekend. Meditations may be read in chronological or random order.
Our Vision for www.devozine.org
Our vision for www.devozine.org is to provide opportunities for young people to spend time with God, to practice their faith, to connect with other teens around the world, to hear the voices of their generation, and to share their creative gifts and their prayers.
In addition to www.devozine.org, we offer an array of companion resources for devozine magazine:
- “In the Habit” A weekly blog session plan designed to help youth workers and small group leaders lead young people through the themes presented in devozine
- devoted2youth.org A website to resource and encourage youth workers
- devo direct Daily SMS text messages (Bible verses, quotes, questions) to help you connect with God throughout the day
The devozine Staff
Sandy is the editor of devozine and joined The Upper Room in 1995, a year before the first issue rolled off the press. She enjoys chilling with her family as well as music, movies, mysteries, writing, reading, crafts, sports, and most anything outdoors.
Melanie is the editorial assistant of devozine and Pockets. She has been with the General Board of Discipleship since 1995 and has worked with devozine since 2001.