FREEBIE: “Creepy Clowns Add Fright to Halloween” Discussion Starter
28 October 2016
In the News Greenville, S.C.—Due to numerous sightings and threats by people dressed as scary clowns, many towns and school districts have banned clown costumes this Halloween. The creepy-clown craze, which appears every few years, re-emerged in August with reports of clowns luring children into..
Two Hit Songs to Remove From Your Students’ Musical Diet
25 October 2016
Two Hit Songs to Remove From Your Students’ Musical Diet An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com No, they’re not audio files from a porn video. Nor are they old clips from interviews with Donald Trump. They’re just a couple of examples of what..
FREEBIE: “Addressing Your Future Self” Discussion Starter
21 October 2016
In the News Ireland—A movement is underway to boost young people’s mental health by having them write positive letters to their future selves. ReachOut, a nonprofit group based in Ireland, began the “Note to Self” campaign on college campuses, and it’s since gone viral. Young..
Unlocking the Invitation to Your Youth Ministry
20 October 2016
We all want every kid in our community to feel welcome to make our youth ministry their home. Our doors are open and all are welcome. The love of Jesus extends to every teen. If we can reach even one more teen and introduce them..
Three Gifts You Can Give Your Ministry Volunteers
20 October 2016
My wife, Rachel, doesn’t like to give me a Christmas list. (I’m sitting in Starbucks drinking some sort of holiday themed drink, which serves to remind me that Christmas is just around the corner!) Instead, around this time each year, she expects me to be..