Parents

Engaging Every Parent Everywhere

We as youth ministry leaders care about the faith and future of the next generation. To properly invest in our students, we know we must engage all parents everywhere. That… Read More

Expect a Crisis: Faith in Middle School

Tweens who think like engineers need to know that God can rebuild a story—even when things haven’t gone according to the plan. Read More

The Last 52 Weeks

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?” If sixteen is “sweet,” then eighteen is “legal.” This kid is no longer a child. Technically speaking,… Read More

Motivations and Moral Compasses: Helping Students Discern What Is Right

Growing up has always been hard work. And it’s even more challenging today. Think for a minute about how access, connection, and pressure have changed since you were in a student. Today’s generation is growing up in a world where: Alcohol abuse… Read More

How to Help High Schoolers Respond to Cultural Changes

Every phase 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… Read More

Middle School: Understanding This Wonderfully Awkward Phase

Oh, the days of seventh and eighth grade…the phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd; and one smart kid will remind you, “yeah…I know.” Here are a few things you’ll start to discover about kids in… Read More

Helping Middle Schoolers Answer: Who Am I?

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… Read More