October Hilarious Holidays

October Youth Ministry Hilarious Holidays

Here is a set of October Hilarious Holidays.  Hilarious Holidays, we will be a monthly post to help you “Make Every Night Special” in your youth ministry.   Think of games, food, and fun that can celebrate these odd and unique days with your students. These holidays are also great ways to make silly memories. […]

“Successful Big Parent Meetings”

Successful Big Parent Meetings- Parent meetings can be intimidating but they do not have to be. So many youth leaders/pastor dread these meetings, as moments where they are put on the spot, questioned, or even feel like they are being critiqued.   Often younger leaders feel threatened, put-down, or disrespected as they walk away from […]

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Middle Years Life Transitions

THE MIDDLE YEARS (5th-9th grade, Ages 10-14) ARE A HUGE TIME OF LIFE TRANSITION.  IT MIGHT EVEN BE ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TIMES IN A PERSON’S LIFE!   Do youth pastors/workers know and understand the transition that is happening in the lives of their students?  Do we appreciate the power and the potential for doing effective […]

Altar Reality (7-Minute Sunday)

Altar Reality (7-Minute Sunday)

“ALTAR REALITY” 7-Minute Sunday” is based on the “7-Minute Rule” of Differentiated Teaching. It is a fresh, NEW way of doing Sunday school that will change the way you see your Sunday Morning. This is a “done-for-you” resource for a complete Sunday morning of youth ministry. KEY OBJECTIVE: Students will come to understand that a life lived as […]

Helping Students Return to School

Helping Students Return to School… Ten Quick Hints and Ideas.  10. Offer Sharing Times, During Regular Meeting Times/Small Groups to Talk, Before and After Their First Week.  9. Be Available Virtually and In-Person After-School for Students That Need to Talk.  8. Support Parents in the Back to School Process.  7. Teach “Back to School” Lesson […]

The Seven Minute Rule

Want to keep your students engaged and listening to your lesson? Consider the “7 Minute Rule”  when it comes to planning your next lesson:  I know traditionally, youth ministry lessons resemble a sermon/lecture (“Auditory Learning”) more than other kinds of presentations. The church is a setting for 20-minute-plus sermons, which might work for the adults, but it […]