Nurturing the “Invisible” Child – Rooted Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Dinner conversation at my house often ends in a heated debate with my sons over which would be the coolest superpower: flying, X-ray vision, super-human strength… ? Invisibility is said to be a superpower. After all, it landed the Invisible Woman a spot on Marvel’s Fantastic Four. Harry Potter’s most prized possession was his Invisibility Cloak. But what about the kid who stays invisible? The one who would do anything to lose that power and be seen? My experience has…

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Have you ‘google tested’ your youth ministry? – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

A few months back I was invited to speak on pioneering youth work projects in a small city. Before I got there, I did what I call ‘the switched on parent test’. I googled a bunch of words and phrases a parent might do when moving to a new area to find stuff on for their kids. In this particular city, the best any church or faith based project did in response to my search terms was page six of…

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On the Topic of Suicide; Additional Notes for Ask Alice – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the challenging episode of Ask Alice up on the youth ministry side of the blog today, we hear from licensed professional counselor Alice Churnock on the topic of suicide. Suicide affects millions of Americans; it will affect nearly all of us directly or indirectly through the course of our lifetime. Our teens desperately for need for the adults in their lives to be equipped to share Biblical truth and hope whenever the topic comes up. We highly recommend Randy…

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Why Is Youth Group Important? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Why is youth group important? Read this letter to parents of teenagers. Dear Parents of Teenagers, Thanks for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like an uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off when they call), coach (helping them perfect their sport), tutor (working with them on homework), guidance counselor (preparing them for the future) and, sometimes, a jockey (pushing them to cross the finish line…without a whip of course!)…all wrapped…

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The Four Seasons of Parenting – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Jamie Roach It was a cool fall morning in Northern Missouri and we were visiting my oldest daughter who was away for her freshman year of college.  (It seems like just yesterday I had her nestled in my arms feeling the warmth of her breath on my face.) My wife and our four kids all sat huddled together around an oak table sipping coffee and hot chocolate while the warmth of the nearby fire seeped into our cold bodies. …

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Surprised by Paradox- Wisdom and Wonder from Jen Pollock Michel – Youth Ministry Christian Article

We are so excited to welcome Jen Pollock Michel to Rooted 2019! Jen Pollock Michel lives with her husband and five children in Toronto, Canada. She is a gifted writer and speaker, with three books under her belt: Teach Us to Want (Christianity Today’s Book of the Year in 2015), Keeping Place (2017), and her most recent book, Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of And in an Either-Or World (2019). Her plenary talk at Rooted is entitled, “Telling the Whole…

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May- June Rooted Parent Top Ten – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Welcome to this month’s Rooted Parent Top 10- a list of parenting articles from across the web for the Rooted community. This list represents ten articles we believe will encourage and equip you as you parent your kids. At the end of the list we have included our most-read parenting articles on Rooted last month. If you have an article you’d like to contribute to the next edition of the Top Ten, please email Anna at anna@rootedministry.com. Gospel-Centered Parenting When…

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Crossing the Checkpoints for Life’s Race – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2 Back in 2013, the highly-respected late Jerry Vogel wrote about a few of the spiritual mile markers to be celebrated in families’ lives (post). As many of us are planning for a new ministry year with kids transitioning to new classes, this seems like a good time to…

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Ask Rooted: The Pressure to Perform – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Knowing that parents are always eager for wise perspectives on how their teens think and feel, we asked our Rooted youth ministry writers what they would tell parents about the pressure today’s kids feel to perform. We. think you’ll find some insight here, as well as some conversation starters. Liz Edrington, Fellowship Groups Director and Young Adults Coordinator at North Shore Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN: As a counselor, I come across so many teenagers who feel invalidated by their peers…

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The DYM Show | Special guest Katie Edwards talks burnout, engaging students, and change – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Josh Griffin, Doug Fields, and Katie Edwards talk about burnout looks like and how to catch it before it’s too late. Questions are answered about engaging distracted boys in youth ministry and implementing change without stirring the pot. Send in your questions to [email protected] Questions:4:39 What is burnout?14:51 What are your ideas about engaging boys specifically as their attention spans are decreasing?29:09 What are some ways to implement change in youth ministry without stirring the pot? ============================================== Subscribe to The…

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A Classic Devotional Adapted Just for Kids – Christian Article

Marketing manager for Bible Gateway. Parents, are you looking for a devotional you can read with your children? Whether you have their attention at the dinner table or just before bed, the free weekly email Streams in the Desert for Kids is a classic devotional (and a Bible Gateway favorite) that you’ll want to sit them down for each weekend. Brimming with inspiring stories, sports info, scientific facts, and timeless wisdom, this year-long devotional shares all the amazing… This is…

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Forget About Stigma, This Is Something Uglier – Discrimination – Healthy Mind Ministry – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); While shopping at the local market recently, I noticed a woman who was helping two gentlemen do their shopping. We have a program in our area that pairs an aid with people who have mental or developmental disabilities to help them do routine tasks, like shopping. As she was helping them through the checkout line the last gentleman started yelling and beating on the shopping cart. She patiently tried to divert his attention but…

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