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Total change: how digital communication is changes teens
Today's Western high school students are the first generation to have grown up with digital technology in their homes from birth. The first therefore to have their brains rewired, for better or worse, by 24/7 digital communication. This video and more detailed and insightful accompanying article give a stark picture of these changes.
Praise and worship: What's Working Globally (Part 1)
This report takes input from youth workers around the globe to gleen insights on what's working and what's not in using music with youth. Part one motivates us with the power of music and challenges us to use styles that fit our God-given purposes.
100 Youth Ministry Gems
Three veteran youth ministers share their best seasoned advice.
Serving in Different Cultures
Our call to service is clear. But our service may look very different, depending on the cultural context of our service. Dave Livermore gives us a window through which we can peek outside of our cultural box and see how service looks in several different cultures.
Service and Acts of Kindness: No Strings Attached
Many ministries are doing acts of kindness with no strings attached, and seeing the unchurched embrace Christ as a result.
Forgiveness: The Power That Heals
If students could learn to forgive others from the heart, they would not resort to violence to even up the score. Innes' article presents a much-needed exhortation to forgive. Youth workers could use this article as a basis for a message to their students on the topic.
Youth Ministry Rooms: Ten Tips to Spice Them Up
Dr. Al Millergren and Paul Evans give hints for making your youth ministry room more inviting for teens.
Inner City/Urban Ministry: How to Develop It
Tommy Carrington directs Reach Out's Urban Ministry training and works with inner city teens in Miami. In this article, those who love students and love God will be encouraged that they can impact the inner city with resources they already have.
Creating an Idea-Driven Youth Ministry Culture
Too many youth ministers miss out on an incredible source of youth ministry wisdom and ideas - their own volunteers and youth. Not only can their ideas revolutionize our ministries, but by taking them seriously we take their leadership to a new level, allowing them to feel ownership and responsibili
Programming Your Teaching With "Growth Zones"
This plan gives you a way to organize your teaching and training by dividing everything you want to instill in your students into seven Growth Zones. A great strategy to help you develop a long-range plan and make everything you do have a purpose.