The word RETREAT means both life-changing weekends for our students and leaders, but also countless behind-the-scenes hours of planning, preparations, and well, a lack of sleep. So how do we plan and lead our own retreat without burning out?
When, why, and how do you split your middle school and high school ministry?
What if you had a 3-year plan for what you teach, when you teach it, and how often you’ll repeat timeless truth?
We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have time to chat this week. You say yes, but you don’t want to because you know what they want to talk about: They’re done.
We’re living in a mobile-first world. That means—most students (and really, most people!) are regularly accessing everything that’s important to them on their phones first. From banking information and receipts, to photos and emails, and yes, even the tools they need...
FREE Curriculum + A few practical resources and ideas to put part of your services online.
Tweens who think like engineers need to know that God can rebuild a story—even when things haven’t gone according to the plan.
Twelfth grade…the phase when your emerging adult pulls away, gets closer, does things for the last time; and you both start asking, “What’s next?”
Growing up has always been hard work. And it’s even more challenging today.
The way a teen resolves the ‘Where,’ ‘Why,’ ‘How,’ and ‘What’ questions of life provides a compass for navigating their future direction.
Middle school is the phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd, and one smart kid will remind you, “yeah…I know.”
Every phase of a kid's life has unique cultural changes. But you can’t discover everything you need to know about the culture of childhood and adolescence in a book. By the time a book is printed, culture has changed. The only way for you to learn some of what you...