Discussion Starter: Students Protest Racial Injustice, Police Violence
15 December 2014
In The News Lewiston, Maine—Following two high-profile cases of unarmed black men being killed by white police officers—who later weren’t indicted—high school students have joined the heated national conversation about race. Across America, students have walked out of class, stopped traffic, and used social media..
FREEBIE: Middle School & Junior High Small Group Lessons
12 December 2014
Hey #YMNation, For this week’s freebie, we are giving you two LIVE Curriculum lessons for your youth ministry–one for your middle schoolers and one for your junior high students! Each of the lessons includes the following: A lesson overview The lesson Student handout Just click..
FREEBIE: Coach’s Playbook for Youth Min Volunteers
05 December 2014
Hey #YMNation, I first started working on this about 10 years ago and have added along the way. If you want to help give your volunteer’s a little more guidance as they start into youth ministry world, use this Coach’s Playbook. It has everything from..
Discussion Starter: Aide Resigns After Criticizing Obama Teens
04 December 2014
In The News Washington, D.C.—A Congressional communications director resigned this week after a disparaging Facebook post about President Obama’s daughters. Elizabeth Lauten, who worked for Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., wrote that Malia and Sasha Obama—ages 16 and 13, respectively—dressed and acted inappropriately during the annual..
Thank You for Loving Students! + 5 Super-Cool Backgrounds
26 November 2014
Friends, I spent the weekend with 150 volunteer and bi-vocational youth workers, leading them through a Jesus-centered ministry experience. At one point, I looked out on their sea of eager, hungry faces and was overcome with emotion. I said: “You people..