In NextGen ministry, we spend a great deal of time discussing how we talk about sex. We discuss when we should talk about it. We discuss when we should not talk about it. We discuss getting the parent’s on board versus not getting the parents on board. We discuss age propriety and gender propriety. But […]
A few weeks ago I found myself in our seriously over-crowded youth room surrounded by a mass of students I didn’t know, all chatting and laughing away. The room was stuffy, had begun to smell of BO, was packed to the point of possibly breaking fire code and the noise level was growing increasingly louder […]
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In an average year I get two Wednesdays with my students between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, the way the calendar fell, I get three! For the first and third weeks my wife and I are using YM360’s free Christmas curriculum that you can find HERE. For the middle Wednesday, we had a discussion. I thought that […]
[originally posted at Youth Specialties in September of 2010] I’m a parent. As someone who has visited a handful of youth ministries in the past few months, my eyes have been opened to what it’s like to be a concerned parent who wants to find a great place of community and faith for my teenage […]
The Youth Worship Team Part 1: Definitions Let’s begin with this: Musical worship is a necessary component to a healthy youth group. If we can all agree on that, the rest of this will come a lot easier. I have been leading worship since I was 17-years-old. That is 12 years. Every youth group I have been […]