Discussion Starter: Ferry Passengers Faced Horrible Choice
19 April 2014
In The News Jindo, South Korea—As rescuers search for more survivors of this week’s ferry disaster, passengers who made it out are recounting their ordeal. Loudspeakers ordered “Don’t move!” even though the five-story ship was sinking. So far, only people who disobeyed by jumping into..
Discussion Starter: Young Woman Seeks Financial Help to Enter Convent
17 April 2014
In The News Washington, D.C.—Mary Beth Baker was determined not to let $25,000 in student loans prevent her from devoting her life to Christ. The 28-year-old public relations professional had to be free of debt before entering a convent, so she turned to crowdfunding for..
A Survival Creed for Relational Ministry
13 April 2014
Lasting influence and transformation in youth ministry all flow through a relational “funnel”—and that means everyday ministry to teenagers is fraught with risk, because redemptive influence in relationships is a dicey proposition. I love what my friend Justin Mayo has learned about the power of..
Apps Costing More Than Just Money
07 April 2014
Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk An article from Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com The tech world offers smartphone users access to more than one million apps designed for communication, education, entertainment, and more. Many Americans use apps..
FREEBIE: A Letter For Your Students
02 April 2014
Sometimes the bond between a youth leader and students can take some time and be challenging to form. We get it. But, what if you had someone, like your lead pastor possibly, nudging your students along to love and trust you? It would make a..