A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners hoping to recruit some volunteers for a new project. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home,
It was a typical afternoon in Paris when a Frenchman wandered his way into an art gallery at the Louvre. Taken aback by the beauty of the paintings, he decided
Let’s face it—there are many tasks a youth leader must accomplish to run a successful ministry. From managing budgets, preparing sermons, planning events, hanging out with students and responding to
Passengers aboard a cruise ship were having a great time when a beautiful young girl fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80-year-old man in the water who rescued her. The
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…Does your decision process for choosing curriculum sometimes feel like a shot in the dark? Maybe this describes your experience from time-to-time… The curriculum’s selling points won
As the Southern branch of the family is fond of saying: “Y’all liss’n here. There is mow than one way to skin a cat…Yaw reckon?” Variety is the spice of
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” —Ancient Chinese Proverb Where are you headed? Is your weekly program rundown sheet taking you toward
Youth ministry is filled with blood, sweat and tears, isn’t it? And building the seven values of a Gospel Advancing Ministry into your youth ministry program is no exception to
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the typical youth group meeting (or church service, for that matter) dedicates more time to announcements than to prayer. What do you think might
How do you help teenagers develop a passion for prayer that moves it beyond a “wish list” or a “duty” to a passionate connection with God? Here are three ways.
Yawn. Eyeroll. Whatever. Teaching your students to pray can be challenging. But what’s more basic and elemental to a Christian’s growing relationship with God than learning to cry out to
Admit it. We’ve all been there. There are times when all you can muster in your intercessory prayer efforts for your youth ministry are a “holy water sprinkling” ritual at
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