I am excited, as my daughter, Jenna, found out she has been accepted to Moody Bible College for this coming fall after she graduates, High School. It is so great to have watched her serve beside our family and now choose to continue to seek to serve as her life’s calling. It is why […]
3-Degrees of Emojis is a fun and silly screen game challenge to see how well your students really know their Bible Stories. Each challenge will present them with 3 emojis as clues to see if they can figure out which popular Bible story is presented. A perfect start to a lesson about the “Bible” or […]
Youth Ministry Programming Misses, A Quick Top Ten List Of What We Aim for and Often What We Miss in the End. 10. Aiming for QUANITY, Missing the QUALITY. 9. Aming to SPEND, Missing STEWARDSHIP. 8. Aiming for Old TRADITION, Missing New TRAJECTORY. 7. Aiming at PLANNING, Missing at PRAYER. 6. Aiming for a SOCIAL […]
We all know the time-honored phrase and what accompanies it, “Why are you hitting yourself?” It is repeated by older siblings, classmates, and others as they grab our hand, overpower us, and beat us silly.
While it may not happen physically to us, as we get older and stronger, it still does sometimes happens in adulthood, even in ministry settings. It continues through micromanagement and controlling leadership that beat us up emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
An Uncool Calling to Youth Ministry? This thought began as I read the Instagram post from Skillet frontman John Copper, called “Make Pastors Uncool Again,” a while ago. In it, he addresses the continual trend of cool and hip pastors that acts more like rockstars than pastors… “..promotes himself, builds his brand, and entertains people..” […]
Civil War Dodgeball is yet another twist on the old youth ministry classic dodgeball game. Just in case you are sick and tired of the same old week in and week out of playing dodgeball. “ This is a favorite around our Youth Ministry ministries. SUPPLIES: • Dodgeballs • Cones or a way to define a centerline GAMEPLAY: […]
An Honest to Goodness, List of Ten Real Reasons, I Have Personally Heard Over the Years for Not Coming to Youth Group! 10. I am grounded from youth group? (seriously how bad do you have to be that your parents take away God and church.. “That is IT young lady, no God for you, 2 […]
Youth ministry can be one of the most amazing and rewarding jobs, but it can also be one of the most draining and exhausting. Make sure you continue to take time to recharge, refresh, and relax.