Discussion Starter: Trump Tops Polls Despite Antics, Narcissism
28 August 2015
In the News Dubuque, Ia.—Despite his grandiose personality and stream of politically incorrect statements, Donald Trump continues to command a strong lead in the race to be the Republican 2016 presidential candidate. The real-estate mogul and reality-TV star is confounding pundits with his egotistical, combative..
Discussion Starter: Exposed Collarbone Sparks Dress-Code Spat
21 August 2015
In the News Versailles, Ky.—A scoop-neck top worn under a long-sleeved blouse landed a Kentucky student in the principal’s office last week. Now a social-media crusade is targeting what many students—and parents—consider an excessively strict dress code. On the first day of school, senior Stephanie..
FREEBIE: 3-Week “Social Media Me” Series
21 August 2015
Hey Youth Ministry Nation! We’ve got another hot freebie for ya this week. How about a fresh sermon series? Tim Levert, author of these awesome youth ministry resources and student pastor at Vineyard Church in New Orleans, shared his most recent sermon series with us so..
Why I Believe You Should Fall for Serving
17 August 2015
I’ve had the same love-hate relationship with service projects that you have over the years. On one hand, we love how a single day of selflessness can wake students up to Jesus-centered priorities that their normal routine stifles. On the other hand, we hate how easy..
Discussion Starter: Teen Labeled Sex Offender After Dating-App Hookup
07 August 2015
In the News Elkhart, Ind.—After locating a nearby date with the Hot Or Not app, Indiana teenager Zach Anderson ended up with a 90-day jail sentence, five years of probation, and a 25-year placement on sex-offender registries in two states. That’s because Zach, 19, had..