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.
After 22 years of full-time youth ministry, I’ve come to realize that I'm no longer passionate about youth ministry. What I am passionate about is the intergenerational faith formation of our youth and young adults.
I get it; you are swamped in your youth ministry work. For this reason, I'd like to suggest four ways to find, maintain, and keep perspective as you plan and implement your programs.
It’s no secret that ministry leadership can be lonely. So how do you enter into a mentoring relationship with someone you can trust? Here are 5 things I've learned along the way.
For a variety of good reasons, youth workers are sometimes hesitant to engage in political issues or stories with their youth. But the gospel of Jesus is thoroughly political, whether we admit it or not.
Rather than advising flashier technology or younger staff, Growing Young helps churches address some cross-cultural barriers that will produce deeper, more lasting change in their engagement with today’s youth.
We have a few high school exchange students attending our church regularly who have no Christian background. Any suggestions for good resources to introduce them to the Bible and Jesus?
My pastor recently shared an analogy that I thought would make a great conversation starter for youth leaders. As a disclaimer, this conversation works best if served with pie.