We've started using these 3 simple questions in our high school ministry, and it's started to make a difference already!
We live in a world where the slogan, "Bigger is better," is often true, but is it always the case, especially in ministry settings?
A couple weeks ago, I began seeing people share videos of this youth group game. What was it? A real-life version of Hungry Hungry Hippos. After checking it out and evaluating the cost, I thought this is something we have to do with our students. This past Wednesday at The Middle, our middle school program, we played … Continue reading Hungry Hungry Hippos – Youth Group Game
This last month at our youth group, we taught our students about the Bible. We talked about who wrote it, when it was written, how was it compiled, how the stories are connected, and more. But they still had more questions...
The idiom goes, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." This is probably one of those sayings that people use in an off-handed manner, but it actually has much more meaning than one would expect. Better yet, the Bible has something to say about it. The Apostle Paul says it this way: “'I have the right … Continue reading Eggs, Baskets, and Me
Tonight, as I do quite often, I taught the high school students at Youth Group. The lesson itself was on the basic Gospel message. After trying to summarize the story and importance of Jesus, I brought up Acts 2:38, where Peter shares a simple message of what to do after hearing and believing this story … Continue reading How Much Do We Have to Hate…?
Two weekends ago, we took 29 students and 8 adult leaders to Camp Berea for a winter retreat called "Deep Freeze." It was a great weekend! Not only did we have a ton of fun, many of the students took big leaps in their relationship with God. In fact, two of our students made a … Continue reading Ministry Update: Deep Freeze 2013 Recap
This year, we participated in our fifth year, as a church, in a local mission trip, called workcampNE. The main focus of these week-long trips is to serve those less fortunate. This involves doing home repair and cleanup with several other youth groups. (Head to workcampne.com for more info on this ministry, and if you … Continue reading workcampNE 2012 Reflections
When I think back to the past several years in youth ministry (almost 10 years, if you count the years as a volunteer when I started college), there have been many times when I thought, "This is the hardest time." However, it seems that another always comes along. What does this mean? I think people … Continue reading What are Your Hardest Times in Youth Ministry?
Last year, as you probably know, was our church's first time heading to the Orange Conference. One thing that I want to thank Orange for is connecting our church's ministries. While we were not the type of church who completely segregated our ministries, we sometimes did not know what was going on as much as … Continue reading Thanks Orange for Connecting Our Church’s Ministries