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..
Relational Ministry in a Technology-Dominated World
01 September 2016
“Isolated in a world full of connection.” This is how a student described herself to me last week in our small group. She was sharing how she feels like all of the ways we “show ourselves” to the world just creates an illusion of perfection,..
Sneak Peek! A Fresh Approach to The New Testament
31 August 2016
Novel-like New Testament Created for Teenagers Group Publishing will release Pierced: The New Testament, a fresh approach to Scripture-reading for teenagers and young adults, on September 1, 2016. According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, 80% of 18- to 29-year-olds are reading more..
Lessons from the Olympics That Will Make You Win Gold
19 August 2016
Usain Bolt is the first athlete to win the gold for the 100 meters at three different sets of Olympic games. By the time you read this there is a good chance he will have medaled again in another race. Simone Manuel is the first..
Maximizing Time with Students Graduating Out of Student Ministry
12 August 2016
Launching recent graduates out of student ministry can be a mixed bag of emotions. Some students have been rock stars in your ministry, and their absence leaves leadership gaps that will be difficult to fill. Other students have been leeches sucking the energy and fun..