Helping Students Transition From Children’s to Youth Ministry
18 June 2015
Once again, you have successfully completed the ‘move up’ checklist. It’s that time of year when the elementary school grads join middle school youth ministry. Welcome letter and packet sent. Check. Move-up night in the bulletin. Check. Email new parents. Post events to the website..
Junior High Youth Workers: Four Things to Look For
10 June 2015
If your junior high ministry is like most, you are in need of help, and are constantly on the lookout for suckers (errr, qualified candidates) to join the cause. And, if your junior high ministry is like most, because you are in need of help,..
How to Teach Junior Highers without Losing Your Mind, Part 3
20 May 2015
Teaching junior highers; I’m not sure a higher calling exists! Churches often make the mistake of seeing junior high ministry as a place for young, or spiritually immature, leaders to cut their teeth and learn the ropes of ministry. This is a massive mistake, largely..
How to Teach Junior Highers Without Losing Your Mind, Part 2
13 May 2015
Last week I had the joy to “preach” in our church’s weekly staff meeting. Somebody teaches every week; I hadn’t in a very long time. Afterwards, no fewer than a dozen people pulled me aside to share how much they appreciated what I had to..
How to Teach Junior Highers Without Losing Your Mind
06 May 2015
Junior highers are my people. For most of ministry career I’ve had the privilege (did I really just say junior high ministry is a PRIVILEGE?) of focusing exclusively on this age group, and even as my role has changed this wonderful little tribe has remained..