Your Youth Group Stinks! Building Rapport with Difficult Students
24 March 2014
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..
And You Thought Snapchat Was Bad…
06 August 2014
Snapchat was created to make sexting easier for everyone, even though its creators insisted (despite wide evidence to the contrary) that the popular “disappearing text” app is merely a convenient new way to connect with your friends. Well, Snapchat helped fuel an astronomical rise in..
18 July 2014
My brain never stops. My mind is constantly racing with thoughts about creating something new, improving something old, or eating something sugary. I can’t help myself. I should probably consider meds. The toughest part of managing a distracted brain is resisting the temptation to shift..
How To Be a Gossip-Stopper
15 January 2013
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..
I Should Be An Alcoholic
06 March 2014
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..