Recent Articlesby Steven Case Posted in Programming
Okay, I have this student—I’m guessing you have one who’s similar. She’s a senior this year, mom and dad are divorced, she has a part time job, she’s struggling to hold onto a 3.8 GPA (to get the college scholarship), and she went to the homecoming dance with three of her friends because she broke up with her boyfriend just a few days before.
by Barry Shafer Posted in Programming
Summer certainly knocks you out of a rhythmic school-year routine, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from all things youth ministry. In fact, a different routine can help you approach components of your ministry from a completely different, more creative angle. Like Bible study, for instance.…Read More
by Mike Kupferer Posted in AdviceProgramming
Being part of a creative youth ministry is what most new youth workers desire. Creative youth ministries (and congregations in general) are glamorized by magazines, websites, conventions and the youth ministry world. Being creative is the goal, or at least that is how it is portrayed when the pedestal of…Read More
by Jonathan McKee Posted in Programming
It’s Wednesday night, 7:15 p.m., and 22 kids fill the small youth room. According to the evening agenda (scribbled in ballpoint on a napkin), it’s time to “pull everyone together” and start. What’s next? Announcements, Worship, Talk, Dismiss. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.
by Michael Novelli Posted in Programming
After 10 years in youth ministry, I felt as though I’d tried everything to help my students connect with the Bible. Then when an American missionary to Africa taught me the art of Bible Storying, I realized it was more than just a new way to teach. It was a complete shift in how I could help students with their spiritual formation. It was about helping students become learners and observers of the Bible and life.
by Ginger Sinsabaugh MacDonald Posted in Adolescent DevelopmentProgramming
By Ginger Sinsbaugh MacDonald Okay. We’ve heard the story a zillion times. Even those of us who are Chreasters (those who only show up for church on Christmas and Easter) know the story about the pregnant teen named Mary. She and her fiancé Joe didn’t have reservations at the Red Roof Inn…Read More
by Youth Specialties Posted in ProgrammingYouth Worker Development
What if I told you that you could work less and accomplish more? What if I told you that you could go home from the office today satisfied, knowing you’ve accomplished all you could today? What if I could help you create more time for the work you enjoy and less time for administrative work? You’d be in, wouldn’t you?
by Youth Specialties Posted in Programming
By Adam McLane Every organization can measure success. It doesn’t matter if you’re running a non-profit, a government agency, a corporation, small business, or an educational institution… you need to have some ways to set the course and measure your progress. That is, if you would like to succeed.
By Jon Hicks You’re trekking through a wooded area on the outskirts of your local park, scanning the undergrowth for signs of the treasure. Your GPS tells you that you’re closing in, but you still don’t have a visual on the target. Then you spy it. High in the tree…Read More
by Josh Cook Posted in Programming
Last time we talked about what the Ignatian Examen was and how to apply it in our own lives. This time we're going to talk about getting your students involved.