High School

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… Read More

Plan Your Year

An online resource to align your teaching strategy, event calendar, and leadership training into one integrated plan. 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

Is This Missing from Your High Schooler’s Life?

So…if no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have… Read More

If They Aren’t Asking Questions, They Aren’t Listening

There are three drives that are hardwired in every kid:   Wonder Discovery Passion  If you think about those drives as dials you turn to help a kid connect with God, then what if you turn those dials to different volumes for different… Read More

How to Read a High Schooler’s Mind

Ever had a high schooler try to persuade you that homework doesn’t really matter? Yes? Keep reading.  “Read their mind” is just another way of saying: Every leader needs to understand what’s changing mentally and physically.   When you know what can be… Read More

3 Ways to Help High Schoolers Relate to God

One of the incredible things about a relationship with God is the way He has something unique to show us at every phase. Just like the same dad would respond differently to his three-year-old than his 13-year-old, our heavenly Father seems to… Read More