Summer Trip Survival Tips
05 July 2016
A huge part of the youth ministry rhythmic year? THE SUMMER TRIP! It’s one of my favorite things about working with students. Taking a trip together has multiple purposes and benefits, the greatest of which is the growth that God fertilizes within each of us..
Discussion Starter: Stranger’s Kindness Changes Teen’s Life
01 July 2016
In the News Memphis, Tenn.—An encounter in a grocery-store parking lot has had life-changing results for 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black. The hungry teen had taken a bus to a wealthier part of town, seeking some donuts in exchange for helping customers with their bags. The..
5 Tips for Safe Youth Ministry
30 June 2016
Feeling safe is great, but actual being safe is even better. Our students may feel safe at youth group simply because they are with a group of familiar people in a familiar place. Students experience spiritual safety when we have a process for discipleship in place..
Don’t Miss The Summer Camp Wave
30 June 2016
I was hanging with my pastor one day and we started talking about momentum. He said something that made so much sense. He said, “AC, most leaders want the momentum and think that’s the best and most important part. But the best and most important..
29 June 2016
The Big Questions Facing American Families An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Acceptance letters have been received. Yearbooks have been signed. Tasseled caps have been tossed into the air. The next season of life for millions of teenagers has finally come. And along..