Hall-of-Fame Youth Min Thanksgiving Activities
24 November 2015
Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your student gatherings? Here are a few of our favorites: Turkey bowling. Grab a frozen turkey – don’t thaw it out – and a dozen two liter bottles filled with water. Line them up, and let ‘er rip...
The Super Youth Ministry Heroes Among Us
24 November 2015
For as long as I can remember, I have loved super heroes. Maybe it’s because in my childhood they dominated Saturday morning cartoons with all of their crazy stories to come and save the day. Some wore capes and could fly. Others rode in an..
Give Thanksgiving the Bird
23 November 2015
I don’t want to lie to you. I’m not going to say, “Just buck up, camper.” Ministry is incredibly difficult, and it isn’t often easy to feel thankful because of it. Kids sass you. Adults critique you. Church misunderstands you. Satan attacks you. Now that we got that out..
Discussion Starter: Refugee Policy Debated Amid Terrorism Fears
19 November 2015
In the News Washington, D.C.—Following last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, in which ISIS militants killed 129 people and injured hundreds more, America and Europe are rethinking their refugee policies. At least one suspect had entered Europe among a wave of Syrian refugees. Since 2011,..
Kay Warren on Grief, and Facing Mental Illness
16 November 2015
The GROUP Magazine Q&A Kay Warren on Grief, and Facing Mental Illness By Rick Lawrence Editor’s Note: Kay and Rick Warren lead the most recognizable church in the world—Saddleback Community Church in Southern California. And that made the 2013 death, by suicide, of their youngest..