Head to the Heart Journals

An Optional Tool for Churches and Parents

Please Note: There are limited quantiles remaining of these optional journals. 


 Head to the Heart Journals:
A Great Addition, But Not a Requirement for the Head to the Heart System


As Head to the Heart (H2H) developed, Faith Inkubators added features and made changes based on what users were suggesting. H2H had always included a copy of all handouts as part of the main Adobe Acrobat file for each lesson. Churches were free to print out whatever they needed for their setting. Back in 2006, some users requested a pre-printed option for the H2H handouts. Out of this request, and a lot of development, the Head to the Heart journals were born.

There are churches who have come on board since the H2H journals have been available who may not realize that the journals, while great, are not required. The content in the journals is almost identical to the content available in the standard, printable handouts included with each Head to the Heart lesson.

As professional printing costs have risen and our users have moved more to electronic distribution, we decided that continuing to print and warehouse these journals was not something the new Faith Inkubators could take on. So, the remaining stock of journals and use of their masters remain under the control and distribution of Rich and Arlyce Melheim and FAITH5 Inc. (https://www.faith5.org).

Each Head to the Heart lesson contains everything a church needs to teach, including prep materials and handouts not only for kids, but for leaders and parents at home. H2H churches can feel free to print whatever they need when they need it. The journals, while a great resource, remain an additional add-on.

We’re grateful to those churches who have used the journals over the years and look forward to developing and sharing new means of distribution in the coming years.


About Head to the Heart Journals:

H2H Journals are ten-lesson spiral bound books that learners take back and forth from church to home. They are the best tool for getting the most out of H2H both at church and every night in every student’s home. The journals have been specifically designed to help take your H2H ministry to the next level.

How? We’re so glad you asked! Let us list the ways:

H2H journals offer a full-color tool for Guides and youth.

Using the journals means you’ll never have to fight with the copy machine again (well, not for confirmation anyway). Journals replace the printable Youth Handout and the Home Huddle Handout.

Journals are used both at church for small group FAITH5 time and at home each night for FAITH5 Home Huddle.

Space is provided to help youth develop the essential skill of self-reflection through recording their highs, lows, and prayers. The journal then becomes a keepsake memory book.

Included in the journal is a recap of the theme covered at confirmation, allowing non- Guide parents to stay connected to what is being learned.

Head to the Heart journals provide parents with a convenient, non-threatening tool for FAITH5 Home Huddles, keeping the lines of communication open during this important period in the family’s life.

FAITH5 helps even the most apprehensive parents become leaders of regular faith talk at home. (Use the Parent Recruitment materials provided to get parents to say "yes" to FAITH5 Home Huddles.)

Head to the Heart journals provide key church budget-related benefits including:

  • No more time and money spent printing and distributing Youth Handouts (which rarely make it home!). With the journals, it’s all done for you.
  • Part or all of the journal cost can be moved from church budget to students’ families. In fact, to increase the family’s level of commitment to FAITH5 Home Huddle process, we highly recommend you consider doing just this.