Mix It Up This Christmas!
02 December 2015
December is here which means Christmas lessons and Christmas parties of some sort are probably in your youth group’s immediate future. A common youth ministry temptation is to mistakenly lump our entire youth group together; to assume they like the same things, come from similar..
Hall-of-Fame Youth Min Thanksgiving Activities
24 November 2015
Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your student gatherings? Here are a few of our favorites: Turkey bowling. Grab a frozen turkey – don’t thaw it out – and a dozen two liter bottles filled with water. Line them up, and let ‘er rip...
To Fall Retreat or Not To Fall Retreat?
12 October 2015
Summer is over, students are back in school, and weekends are filled with football. Oh, how I love the fall. Having been in my current role less than two years, I am still in the early stages of the “figuring out the culture of our group”..
The Hectic Lives of Teenagers: Beat ‘Em or Join ‘Em?
15 September 2015
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!” I’m not sure who first coined that infamous saying, but it is somehow simultaneously genius and defeatist. Pragmatically speaking, it makes sense. Why fight against the inevitable? But few things seem as depressing as giving up and giving..
Youth Group For Everyone: Including Students With Disabilities
09 September 2015
The funny thing about growing up with a disabled sibling is that you forget to see the disability. Of course you see the wheelchair that helps them get around, or the cane that aids them when they can’t see. However, they are just your sibling,..