Tensions in Programming: On-Ramps or the Highway?
03 October 2016
You only have so much time with students every week. Should you give them an on-ramp… or take them to the highway? Should you begin a youth night with dodgeball or a discussion? Should you end your message with pizza or communion? Should you schedule a road trip to..
Should We See You at the Pole?
23 September 2016
Take your youth worker hat off for a moment. Picture how this looks: A group of kids standing in a circle praying around an American flag pole. Consider that again, especially in our era of people who have different opinions about if we should stand during..
Why Noah’s Ark Colorado Rafting is Awesome for Youth Groups
09 September 2016
Why Noah’s Ark Colorado Rafting & Adventure Park Rocks for Youth Groups “And on the third day, God created the water and separated it from the land, and we get to enjoy it today.” Rafting guide and trainer, Jordan Wrinkle, starts off her safety briefing..
Commit to These 7 Staples in Your Ministry Lessons
07 September 2016
Last week I mentioned that about 1/3 of your weekly youth group gathering is likely dedicated to some sort of lesson, Bible study or sermon. And, for me anyway, these 20-30 minutes have proven over the course of my youth ministry career to be nerve-wracking..
Don’t Miss The Summer Camp Wave
30 June 2016
I was hanging with my pastor one day and we started talking about momentum. He said something that made so much sense. He said, “AC, most leaders want the momentum and think that’s the best and most important part. But the best and most important..