Middle 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

Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Ministry Sex Series

How do we best partner with parents when it comes to such a sensitive, yet significant series for their middle schooler? One of the best ways to proactively partner with… Read More

Celebrating a Middle Schooler’s Decision to Walk With Jesus

Middle schoolers know how to celebrate.   They’ll hand out high fives for the best dance move, body slam one another at the end of a game, and post a soliloquy on the Gram (or TikTok) in honor of a best friend’s birthday.  … Read More

2 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Ask 6th Graders this Fall

It’s August, which means Back to School season is upon us! Although going “back to school” does look different this year for some, that doesn’t change the fact that school is starting and a brand-new grade, a brand-new school, and a brand-new… Read More

What Middle Schoolers and Engineers Have in Common

Highly emotional middle schoolers can't have anything in common with engineers, right? That's so seemingly random.   But, actually, it's true. Think about it this way.   At its foundation, an engineer's job is to connect together concepts to solve problems. Whether you're an… Read More

Talking to Your Students About Social Media

”Twitter ruined my life.” You may think this sounds a little dramatic, but the sad truth is that one momentary lapse in judgment on Twitter drastically altered a young PR Exec’s life. Before a long international flight, she posted an off-color tweet… Read More

Middle Schoolers Challenge Everything: How to Navigate Questions and Doubts About the Easter Story

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

The Volunteer Middle Schoolers Need

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