Motivate Students to Care About Your Community
22 January 2016
I looked over the crowd of students as they stared at me blankly. My hope had been for a reaction filled with excitement and wonderment, and that overwhelming number of students would raise their hands when we asked who would want to sign up for a local..
Your Anti-Plan for the New Year
19 January 2016
Confession: I don’t enjoy structure for the sake of structure. Thankfully, others came along and shared how the structure that helps some people grow spiritually doesn’t always work for others. One person explained, “Don’t let anyone impose their habits on you. The main goal is to nurture your..
Discussion Starter: Actor Meets With Wanted Fugitive
14 January 2016
In the News Sinaloa, Mexico—Before being captured after months on the run, notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman met with actor Sean Penn and apparently wanted to make a movie about his life. Guzman was arrested during a shootout last week, following his July..
Three Themes to Rotate Your Lessons Around
12 January 2016
Youth Ministry 101: Let’s Talk About What We Should Talk About Pretend a junior higher comes to youth group every week without fail. In two years she will sit through about 100 lessons. A committed high schooler will get about 200. So the teenager who..