The November 2017 edition of the CRCNA Youth Ministry newsletter is now out. Learn about upcoming events, discover new resources, and hear stories of how God is at work!
I can't describe the thrill of simply worshipping under the leadership of these teens. Their passion, creativity, and leadership made me want more of this!
I recently attended a conference hosted by the Association of Youth Ministry Educators in Dallas, TX, and I'm excited to share with you about a model for ministry called, "Youth Ministry in Thirds."
The church is after the moral change of behavior, lifestyle, and even fashion, rather than listening and developing milennial youth towards transformation.
Listen and learn from this webinar recording that looks at the spiritual characteristics of teens.
How might the Church be reformed and reshaped by God’s work in young people with disabilities? Join us for this conversation at Princeton Theological Seminary, Feb. 1-2, 2018. Hosted by the Institute for Youth Ministry.
We often end our youth group year by inviting the teens to write down questions they’re struggling with. This past spring I was shocked by the composite question that topped the list.
Dear teenager, I see you. I see you torn between becoming what God designed you to be and pleasing culture. I see you trying to balance it all. As your youth pastor, here is my plea for you.
On September 5th, Faith Formation Ministries sent out the first edition of the new CRCNA Youth Ministry newsletter! Find relevant content, resources, and stories from the trenches.
The Erie City Mission, in Erie, PA is currently seeking an intern that is called to work in urban youth ministry.
Faith Formation Ministries invites you to consider joining a cohort of twenty congregations that will work with us to intentionally strengthen their faith formation practices from October 2017 to January 2019.
Re:activate is a youth convention for the Reformed Churches in British Columbia, Canada, and Washington, USA, designed to unite and inspire reformed youth to live out the call God has placed on them!
Please feel free to use and share these prayer cards for SERVE projects in your church!
I am looking for a sample contract or letter of call for a youth leader that we are hoping to hire soon. Do you have one to share?
Youth ministry often gives opportunities for our creative energies be used in many ways. . .From organizing a snowball fight at a Classis meeting to hockey games between church councils and youth to modifying curriculum.
I watch my students spend huge amounts of time scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, FB, Twitter, and texts. Where does all of that information go? How do we help our students navigate the changing world of social media?
Changed for Life is a free downloadable resource that equips short-term mission teams, the hosts who receive them, and the congregations who send them, to craft a well-organized mission experience with the potential to catalyze lifelong change.
Ahhhh…it’s Lent! What am I going to do with my middle school kids? That was me last week, and once again, God provided a lesson that reached my kids and I wanted to share it with you.
The hope is that the environment of a microbrewery and a community of equally inquisitive young adults will attract some of those people who wouldn’t normally attend a meeting affiliated with the church.
Before the second half of your ministry season starts feeling too weighty, resolve to create some healthy ministry supports for yourself and for the folks you are ministering alongside.
During our week of learning, one of the most powerful experiences we shared every year was an Anointing Service. Yes, our Christian Reformed church hosted an Anointing Service!
Removing the weight of a weekly, curriculum-based youth night allows our leaders to be more intentional in their relationships and more willing to include these youth in their day-to-day lives.