Baby Steps: A Youth Ministry Step from Dr. Leo Marvin
05 March 2015
Good Morning America: “Uh Bob, uh, tell us your impressions of Baby Steps.” Bob: “Mash potatoes and gravy, Marie. I couldn’t be happier about Baby Steps. I was a terrible disaster and now, because of Baby Steps, I’m on TV in front of millions of people. I’m..
The Volunteer Cycle #5: ENCOURAGE
04 March 2015
In case you missed 1-4 of The Volunteer Cycle, check them out here: It Never Ends!, Enlist, Equip, Empower. Over the course of my youth ministry career I have had lots and lots of people serve on our youth ministry team only to transition off..
Volunteer Appreciation on a Budget
03 March 2015
I should probably clarify that I don’t normally go dumpster diving. It was simply a matter of timing – I drove by a local Steak-n-Shake that was closing and saw employees tossing out cases of unused sundae glasses. I scored three dozen, just like that. Now..
Discussion Starter: Christian Youth Face Dating Dilemmas
02 March 2015
In the News San Diego—Teenagers who follow Jesus encounter unique challenges when starting to date. One thing they need to watch for, according to pastor Darren Carrington, is “counterfeit” Christians. The former NFL player advises his own kids to look for a godly partner who’s..
The Sexualization of Our Culture, Part 2
27 February 2015
If you read our article from last week, The Sexualization of our Culture, Pt 1, you saw our general thoughts on sexuality in our culture. We ended with the question, “How can we hope students choose to live differently unless they are offered a new..