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What Would Jesus Do?
08 January 2013
What would Jesus do? The saying that launched a zillion wrist bands! But it’s a timeless question that has some fun implications when you apply it to youth ministry. Here are a few of the things we believe Jesus would do as a youth pastor...
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 4: Some Final Tips and Tricks
04 June 2014
To wrap up this little series on teaching, I thought I’d share a few random and mostly unconnected tips and tricks that can help just about any teaching environment you find yourself in go a bit more smoothly. The First Minute Is The Most Important..
Buy, Borrow, Beg (and steal) Ideas
26 February 2013
Where do you get all of your creative ideas for your youth group? Easy! Buy, borrow, beg, or steal. Here’s what we mean. BUY
If you’re looking for creative ideas for your next sermon series, find one of the many resource providers online that have..
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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 3: Does This Lesson T.E.A.C.H.?
29 May 2014
Last week, I shared some ideas to help create S.T.I.C.K.Y. lessons and learning environments for students. This week, I’d like to unpack a question I ask myself after virtually every lesson I create: “Does this lesson T.E.A.C.H.?” To answer that question, I ask five more:..