High School

10 Creative Youth Christmas Party Ideas

As the fall season comes to a close, we can’t help but anxiously anticipate the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, Christmas is right around the corner and… Read More

Why Middle & High Schoolers Need their Own Curriculum

Middle schoolers & high schoolers are very different, which is why they have separate curriculum. Check out some of the biggest differences in these curriculum! Read More

7 Trends in Youth Ministry Seen By Orange Specialists

As Orange Specialists, Charlie, Brett and I have had the privilege of connecting with Youth Leaders all over the world—literally. One of the cool parts about that is noticing the trends in youth ministries based on size, location, region and even race.… Read More

The New Youth Ministry Metrics for 2021

There’s nothing like living through a pandemic to get you thinking about what really matters. The past 12 months, for many people, has been filled with doing most things either socially-distanced or online. School Church Family holidays Hanging out with friends Birthday… Read More

What the Empty Tomb Means: Using This Easter to Influence a Life of Faithfulness

Editor’s Note—Because of the coronavirus, Easter will look a little different in 2020. So we’re helping churches and families adjust to this new reality with a newly reimagined Easter Jam resource. You can download this at-home Easter experience for the whole family… Read More

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

Social media is the place where all the world’s a stage and you—a grown adult—find yourself playing understudy to the next generation. Hey, we get it. As soon as you get a grasp on Facebook or Instagram they announce another big change.… Read More

The 4 Significant Relationships Every High Schooler Needs

You might consider a high schooler, sullen and silent in her room, a decidedly isolated creature.   After all, she’s the one who marched right in and slammed the door. She’s the gal who stares at her phone during dinner, spends hours alone… Read More