Following Up On Summertime Decisions
10 August 2016
Summer is winding down. The students in your youth ministry are sadly putting away their beach towels and dusting off their school backpacks; they are about to trade their long days on the couch watching Netflix with long days behind their desks. This means your..
Rethinking Sacrificial Generosity on Mission Trips
09 August 2016
Everyone wants to feel like they’re making a difference. The problem is not everyone wants to actually make a difference. I was reminded of this by the sacrificial generosity I’m seeing this week while in a poverty-stricken culture. I’m currently in Honduras via Group International Mission Trips. One..
Helping Students Transition from Children’s Ministry to Youth Group
03 August 2016
Last week I looked into the eyes of some very apprehensive 11-year-olds. It was their last Sunday in “KidzTown.” Even though we made a big deal about “graduating them” up to youth group, still some pulled me aside and asked if they could have just “one more..
Helping Teens Manage Social Media
02 August 2016
Living in the Online Village An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Everyone has an opinion about the influence these social media giants have on teens. Regardless of what the sometimes-conflicting experts say, we still have to help teens..