Discipleship
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Your Youth Group Stinks! Building Rapport with Difficult Students

There are good reasons why competent adults find themselves uncommonly baffled when working with adolescents. As winsome as they may be at times, teenagers present youth workers and volunteers with challenges that other age groups do not. First, teens are often an involuntary participant. They are..
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Culture
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I Should Be An Alcoholic

There’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there and letting ourselves be seen. -Brene Brown I should be an alcoholic. Just as much as I was born with American Indian blood flowing through my veins, I was also born with a heritage..
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Culture | Leadership | Volunteers
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How To Be a Gossip-Stopper

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Proverbs 16:28 There’s no faster way to destroy a team than from the inside out with gossip. Gossip is a not-so-silent killer of many youth workers and youth ministries; this week we wanted to..
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Articles
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[Homosexuality] Practically Speaking

Time to get highly pragmatic: Theology =   What you believe about God. Practical Theology = How you put into practice what you believe about God. Concerning a theology of sexuality: I’ve discovered most youth pastors have one. Concerning a practical theology of sexuality: I’ve discovered..
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Leadership | Programming | Speaking | Volunteers | Worship
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What Would Jesus Do?

What would Jesus do? The saying that launched a zillion wrist bands! But it’s a timeless question that has some fun implications when you apply it to youth ministry. Here are a few of the things we believe Jesus would do as a youth pastor...
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