Small Groups in Youth Ministry: Is this it?
16 June 2014
Are small groups part of your student ministry? Are they working? The traditional small group model may be the last sacred cow of today’s church. Statistically, we know that young people are now the largest, most irreligious generation ever on the rise. Religious ‘Nones’—those claiming..
Discussion Starter: Ambitious Student Gets Into Every Ivy
05 April 2014
In The News New York—One overachieving high school senior faces a tough decision this spring: which Ivy League college to attend. Kwasi Enin, 17, was accepted at all eight of the country’s most elite schools—an extremely rare feat, according to admissions officers. Kwasi, a first-generation..
How Duct Tape + Arm Hair Taught Me to Help Students Get Caught Up In Scripture
01 August 2013
I’m missing some hair on my arms. Having a mixed European ancestry, I tend to do okay in arm hair. I’m not quite at the Robin Williams or Sean Connery level, but I have enough that you could tell from a reasonable distance that I’m..
Junior High Ministry 101: Kurt’s Top Teaching Tips
31 July 2013
So much of junior high ministry revolves around things like dodge ball, TPing the senior pastor’s house, finding out if “fire proof” items really are, and begging kids not to drink the “mystery juice” at camp. (You know what I’m talking about…when an attention-starved 7th-grader..