08 February 2010
In trying to figure out a way to get the students in our ministry to think beyond themselves, we came up with the hare-brained idea to “throw out” the Sunday night youth program for an entire month, and instead provide the group with various opportunities..
Try This One: Choose-Your-Own Outreach Adventure
15 March 2010
Plunge your teenagers into a service project that stretches their faith. Divide into groups (include one adult for each group), give each one $50, and send them into different neighborhoods. Challenge teenagers to survey their assigned neighborhood and decide as a group how they’ll serve..
Good Thing It Didn’t End When…
11 November 2012
What if any of the Rocky movies would have ended in the middle of one of his fights? He would be bloodied, bruised, battered, and defeated. It wasn’t that Rocky never got touched in the ring, like Ali, that makes his story so inspiring, but..
Student Leadership: Don’t Do This; Do This
13 November 2012
This week we’re focusing on student leaders. If you are creating a student leadership program in your group, here’s a quick punch list with some basic ideas of what to avoid and what to include instead. DON’T only ask the shiny students to join. Too..
13 Things to Try When You’re in a Teaching Funk
14 November 2012
Have you ever been in a teaching funk? Most teachers have, and it feels like I’m in one now! I love teaching God’s word and I am fortunate enough to be the primary teacher in our junior high ministry. Like most pastors, I’m critical of..