5 Steps to Keep Teens from Graduating from Their Faith

Graduation season is almost here! All across America, high school seniors are getting excited to finish their education and graduate. Many churches, however, are not too excited, because they fear these students will also graduate from their faith in God. And I'm sure many of you are familiar with the unfortunate statistics for those who … Continue reading 5 Steps to Keep Teens from Graduating from Their Faith

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Three Ways to Keep Teens from Graduating from their Faith

This past Saturday, I attended "The Gathering," with five other youth leaders from our church. It was a training/conference put on by Berea. This year, the main speakers were Sharon Ketcham (Gordon College) and Reggie Joiner (Orange/reThink). While they somewhat came from two different points-of-view, they both had the goal of helping churches change the … Continue reading Three Ways to Keep Teens from Graduating from their Faith

High School to College Transition: Beginning the Journey

One of the areas of youth/student ministry that I strongly believe is lacking in American churches is the transition to college. We do a good job of meeting teenagers while they are in middle school and high school, but often, we do very little after graduation. After reading The Slow Fade last year, it has … Continue reading High School to College Transition: Beginning the Journey