Youth Ministry Archives - Seedbed

It's that time of year again—kids are heading back to school. In this personal letter to his son, Steve Beards offers us a window into how sending a child off to college can be genuinely encouraging without being smothering.

Most parents make the assumption that when their child attends their church’s youth program they are going to be surrounded by godly people, be equipped as a disciple of Christ, and be in a Christ centered environment. In today's article, Jake Andrews shares 4 things that must be in place to ensure that happens.

With summer in full swing many churches are preparing for vacation bible school. While the week is often full of fun memeories, we must also recognize the opportunity it presents for outreach -- this could be one of your church's greatest missional projects! There are several simple things you can focus on that will help you maximize your churches VBS experience. We offer seven of them in this article.

Sometimes it is easy to take important people for granted. We don't mean to, but still it happens. For parents of youth, their youth pastor may be one of the most important people in your child's life. Izzie Zimmerman provides 5 easy ways to be intentional about showing how much your kids' youth pastor means to you.

Effectively communicating the gospel to adolescents can be challenging. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dan Lewis discusses how the Church can engage this generation with the gospel. 

Got a group of youth with too much energy and no supplies to play a game? No sweat! Bill Culpepper shares a great game with no prep: Bird's Eye View.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Matt Friedeman offers an alternate model of youth ministry—one which requires a high-commitment and yields a more fruitful result.

Lent is the 40-day period leading up to Easter. Here is a free lesson to use for children's ministry for the first Sunday of Lent.

Summer can be a big time filled with lots of activities for a youth group. Kick off your summer activities with a lock-OUT instead of a lock-IN! Caroline Hare shows us how.

All of the noise in our lives has a kryptonite—it's called silence. In today's article, Guy Chmiesleski reflects on all of the daily elements that shout at us and distract us from our relationship with Christ, and then offers a spiritual discipline that might help remedy the situation.