With puberty, middle school students start to develop a new ability to think abstractly. They begin to question their childhood beliefs. In this post, I share an easy way to help them work through those questions and doubts.
The early Christian movement spread because the first Christians didn’t close themselves off from non-Christians. Perhaps that might also be the key to growing your youth group in today’s post-Christian culture.
New students won’t show up to your ministry if they don’t know about your ministry. That’s why buzz matters. In this post, I share three ways to build buzz and get people talking about your ministry.
In the wake of recent Christian deconversion stories, I felt compelled to post this open letter that I included in my book, Varsity Faith. It’s a plea for practical theology to make its way into youth ministry.
You think your students are growing spiritually. But are they really? After a brief rant, I share a free tool that will help you know what’s really going on with the students in your youth ministry.
Evernote has a lot of capabilities, but in this post, I want to focus on how to set it up to keep things straight from week to week.
If you start well, you can keep attention and engagement throughout the whole program. If you don’t, you’ll be driving home feeling frustrated and wondering what went wrong. Here’s how to get it right…
How you start your large group program determines whether or not your students will be engaged and attentive when you start your message. This post tells you exactly how to master the “Art of the Start.”
You want to help students have fun, engage more, and loosen up as your program moves toward its bigger goal. This post points out 3 reasons your games don’t work, along with ideas to fix each one of them.
A good slideshow can spark conversation, create engagement, and build awareness before your service even starts. Here’s 9 things to include…