Tag Archives: talk

What Does the Fox Say?

Have you seen it? Youtube has been burning up with Norwegian artist Ylvis’ hit “The Fox”. It’s quirky and laugh-out-loud funny — well… if you like that kind of humor. And it’s catchy. Maybe TOO catchy. Think of it as the new “Gangnam Style” a la PSY. A big thanks to Youth Leader Stash for sharing […]

Who Says It Has to Be Itsy-Bitsy?

Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear, small is often beautiful and less is considered more desirable. But designer and actress Jessica Rey […]

Every Kid Needs a Champion

“Kids don’t learn from people that they don’t like.” – Rita Pierson   Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, gives a rousing call to believe in kids and connect with them on a real, human, personal level. As I watched I was motivated to serve students in my ministry in the same relational way. […]

Preparing to Enter Into the Creative Process

As part of our ministry roles, most of us are weekly involved in the creative process. The worst thing is staring at a blank page and finding yourself stuck in a place of blankness… the dreaded writer’s block. We have the creativity of the Creator to draw on. But how do we get to that place? I […]

DATING: Trouble When You Walked In

I’m using a great dating discussion I found over at The Source For Youth Ministry at this weekend’s youth service at New Life. It’s features Taylor Swift’s song, “I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In”… Maybe you’d like to file it away and use it, too. You can access it for free here!

Purity Code

It’s the month of LOVE. And it’s a great time to talk with students about relationships and purity. In 2008, Dr. Jim Burns released a book for teens entitled “The Purity Code: God’s Plan for Sex and Your Body.” The intent is for parents and youth leaders to read the book along with students. The […]

Merrill and Gracie: A Love Story

The Source for Youth Ministry posted a powerful and moving youth talk featuring Merrill, an elderly man who makes an unforgettable video after his wife passes away. Watch it here… Testimony of Merrill from joshmsabo on GodTube. Watch the video and then have a discussion about loving each other the way the Bible talks about. Get […]