Our friends over at The Youth Cartel are releasing a series of NextGen ministry training videos to help our field learn foundational skills. They are starting with this one: “Communication with Students, Parents, and Volunteers” — and we think it’s an important topic to dig into. Whether you are a brand new NextGen pastor or leader, just getting […]
In the last week I was the photographer for a Ladies’ Christmas event, attended a church staff Christmas party, led carols for several special Christmas-flavored worship sessions, and hosted a Buddy-the-Elf youth group party. Going into this week I have three more Christmas choir practices, another volunteer-led youth party, a Christmas Eve service, some personal […]
Would you believe that the percentages of young people who report sexting, feeling bullied or harassed on social media, and having seen explicit images online are all declining? Or that a large percentage of young people have told researchers that some of their happiest memories of time spent with their families have centered around things like […]
Somewhere in the busyness of life many of us have forgotten – or perhaps we weren’t even taught – the basics of good parenting and our kids are suffering for it. We have good intentions, but daily frustrations and ongoing struggles might be evidence that we were better prepared to drive a car or pursue […]
iParent.tv is a new project from xxxchurch.com founder, Craig Gross. Here’s the story… Gateway NextGen is supporting the launch. You can too! Go here to find out how.
This would be a fun video to share at the beginning of a parent or student talk on social media or technology. Thanks, Blimey Cow!
This is a FREE resource you can pass on to parents, use for yourself as a topical study guide or even as a base for student ministry message content. The story behind it: Senior pastor, Roland Boyce, started writing a book on topics and tough questions he wish he could have had a resource for […]
This week we will be continuing a series that is a rough one, but I feel it is something that every youth leader needs to hear. You can read part 1 here. Nothing makes me feel like more of a failure than when I pour time, resources and love into a student only to have […]
Today I want to begin a series that is a rough one, but I feel it is something that every youth leader needs to hear. Nothing makes me feel like more of a failure than when I pour time, resources and love into a student only to have them leave the group, seemingly leave God and […]