We only have a few more days of the Olympics being on everybody’s minds, so let’s use it to our advantage and bring up the gospel!
Which of the following seasonal obsessions has you in its clutches this Advent Season? Watching all my favorite Christmas movies (Elf, anyone?). Finding the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on my list. Keeping the extra pounds off when candy, cookies and eggnog lurk ‘round every corner. Fine-tuning my Christmas playlist. Watching the 10-day forecast and […]
Spidey is back, raking in rave reviews as the summer sequel to see!! As a youth leader, it should warm your heart that a teenaged Spider-Man in the awkward fits and starts of learning the ropes about how to rescue others is impressing movie critics and fans alike. But this superhero movie gives us more […]
Ahhh…Summer! The sweet, lazy, dog days of summer are just around the corner. Why do we call them “dog days”? Is it because dogs (and teenagers) tend to lie around in the summer heat doing as little as possible? As a youth leader, it’s all too easy to inadvertently fall into a pattern of slacking […]
A light bulb can brighten up a dark room. A laser can cut through steel. Light bulbs disperse soft light in every direction for a short distance. Lasers can only be focused in a single direction, but theoretically, one beam can travel infinitely. In the same way, your youth ministry is either a laser or […]
“I am the light of the world,” Jesus said. “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus came shining the light of love. And that light rescues and brings the warmth of hope to us in a dark, cold world. As Christians, we know this […]