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..
What I learned from Tony Hawk about youth ministry.
11 December 2014
Three years ago, our team decided to cut Student Leadership, this decision was difficult but at the time felt right. At the same time, our team attended Catalyst in Southern California. One of the most random speakers there that year was Tony Hawk. (Whenever I..
Rants, Raves and Soapboxes Part 2: Pushing Positivity
10 December 2014
Last week I promised that these rants, raves and soapboxes would have a little bit of grumpy tossed in. I didn’t deliver, I was far too encouraging…and for that I apologize. Maybe I’ve gotta’ build up to it; perhaps by Christmas I’ll be in full..
The Impact of the Peanut Gallery
09 December 2014
The cheap seats. If you’ve ever bought tickets for a live performance or sporting event, you know the value of a dollar. There are often less-expensive seats in the theater or stadium furthest away from the stage. Often these will take you up into the..