Discussion Starter: Students Protest Anti-Protest Curriculum
29 September 2014
In The News Golden, Colo.—Hundreds of high school students near Denver have been walking out of classes to protest possible history-curriculum changes. For four straight days, students in Jefferson County, Colorado’s second-largest school district, have stood along busy streets during school hours, holding signs supporting..
FREEBIE: SYATP Discussion Starter
19 September 2014
Hey #YMNation! See You at the Pole, a global emphasis on student prayer, is on September 24, 2014! (That’s next week!!) Use this time to have some great talks in your small groups about prayer and representing Jesus at school. Stephanie Martin created an excellent questions and..
FREE Contact & Communicate TOOLS!
12 September 2014
Hey #YMNation! Many of you are ramping up conversations and events with teenagers for all the great stuff you have happening in your youth ministry this fall. CONTACT and COMMUNICATE are powerful TOOLS to help you with all the tasks that go along with planning..
Discussion Starter: Critics Abound in Ray Rice Incident
11 September 2014
In The News Baltimore—After new video surfaced showing Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, his team cut him and the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Initially, the star running back had been suspended for two games, based on surveillance video that showed him dragging..
Discussion Starter: Negative Cheering a No-No, Conference Says
05 September 2014
In The News New England—In a letter circulated by men’s soccer coaches in the NESCAC (New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference), parents and other fans are being asked to refrain from any “action that could potentially be construed as negative or confrontational.” This includes booing,..