Don't misunderstand—the programs and events are good and important. But a perfect lesson simply does not have the same impact as a 10 minute faith conversation between parent and child.
If you're a youth leader, I encourage you to prioritze partnerships with parents. Parents play a huge role in a child's development which directly correlates to FAITH development.
Looking for a conference or convention for your youth ministry team to attend? Here's a list of what's coming up this fall and spring 2016.
The Sticky Faith curriculum contains tangible examples of ways to engage parents in ministry and help them understand their roles as the primary spiritual influence in their children's lives.
Recent findings agree that parents continue to be one of the strongest influences on a young person’s faith formation. This webinar explores how to both support and mine this most important youth ministry resource.
My experience in the past 30 years with youth-curriculum has been extremely disappointing. Many materials do not engage the students. But, good news, the “So What” Bible Study is different.
The goal seems to be bigger events, louder music, farther mission trips, deeper lesson content, messier games, and more. But what if we got quieter with our kids instead of louder?
With so many moving parts in the structure and culture at the CRC, everything feels a little, oh I don’t know, messy. The Youth Ministry section will be experimenting with this messiness. Join us!
This webinar examines a number of teaching resources and curriculum that many of the Canadian Youth Ministry Champions have used or are using for their youth groups.
In this webinar, presenters share the top 14 ways Youth ministry people from across Canada have used to start their youth ministry seasons well.
In hopes to narrow searches for indecisive youth workers everywhere, we decided to look through many of them to find the best of the best. Here are some of the ones we found...
How do we develop ministry foundations to disciple well?
He said it with such conviction: “High schoolers don’t need another reason to feel like they’re the best thing this world has to offer.” I’ll never forget the way my jaw hit the floor. Where was this coming from?
If the Faith Alive "HC and Me" material is not a good fit what are some alternative options?
I have spent many hours with people who have been overwhelmed by the weight of expectations. What are healthy ways churches (or classes) can offer support to those entering ministry for the first time?
VBS can be a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus—with members and the community—in a fun and different way. What has worked, or NOT worked, at your church?
Christian speaker and author, Jolene DeHeer, has students tell her they'll go on a mission trip if it is out of the county, someplace warm, or if there is a fun “day away” activity. How do we break these barriers?
How do leaders help the process of building "Kingdom people" after a mission trip is over? Check out this blog for a list of ideas and suggestions that may be helpful!
We are helping churches engage students in missional living, not just for one week. The goal is for church youth groups to become more missional the other 51 weeks of the year and through their life journey.
Examining your reasons for signing up for a mission trip – whether you’re a leader or a student – is essential for preparing your heart for the trip and opening yourself to what God may have planned.
Preparation for mission trips is not just about fundraising and packing one’s bags. Join us over the weeks to come to gain helpful insights into short-term mission trips!
When our time is constantly being taken up with our idols, whether in social media or other places, how can we be spiritually healthy?
The "anonymous-ness" of Cyber-Bullying is such a problem because it is an easier form of hurting someone. If you see someone targeting another person online, hold them accountable!
It is tempting to be quick to vilify technology that I do not understand. A better solution for me is to let my youth take the lead in helping me navigate a culture that is daunting.
What are we, as digital natives and immigrants, supposed to do when the digital reality intersects with youth ministry?