Underneath all the stuff, there are some basic fundamentals that all youth ministries must have. We get busy and focused on what we think we need to succeed and forget the basics. How are you doing with these musts of youth ministry? What are you missing and what would you add?
Modesty is a topic that every youth leader dreads talking about…it can be awkward and uncomfortable. Especially if you are a dude. Since part of our roles as youth leaders is to help students and parents create healthy boundaries so that we bring glory to God this is not a subject we can (or should) avoid. So let’s talk about it.
Awkward Silence. That is the most common response to questions asked in Sunday School classes across the country, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple discussion tips that can get the lips of the students moving and their brains processing what is being taught!
Are you concerned about your youth's technology usage, but unsure of how to navigate all the different apps? Scott Meier gives us a crash course on some of the more popular and insidious social media apps teens use and points to a few more that may warrant a closer look.
I used to have a subscription to Netflix. When I cancelled my subscription, then the emails from Netflix to their lost sheep began. If one of our students begins to fade away, I believe Jesus is calling us to pursue that student with extraordinary love, the same way Jesus pursues us.
We need to do more than finding a warm body to fill a position. Scot Hoeksema shares wisdom on different leadership types and how they work together to achieve a purpose.
Would you like to learn the hard way what not to do during a church bus crisis with a large group of teenagers? Andrew Chappell shares wisdom on what not to do when the church bus breaks down.
Teens can be intimidating when it comes to trying to have a conversation. Hal Hamilton offers 9 helpful tips to having great conversations with teens.
We are pleased to present the cream of the crop from 2015! Catch all the best, most clicked, and most loved posts from the year, including top games, lessons, and advice. Don't miss the "can't miss" posts!
What's the best way to honor your high school seniors? Andrew Chappell has some suggestions.