Why We Ought Not Treat Kids… Like Kids – Christian Article

I started attending church in the second grade. I spent most of my childhood and teen years in youth ministry. I went to a few different churches during that time and saw different variations in youth ministry. As I got older, I also began volunteering on the junior high and high school worship teams, so I got a behind the scenes look at how things worked. On top of that, my father served in youth ministry  and I would tag…

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6 Tips on Engaging Youth in Service – Youth Ministry Christian Article

My friend, Kevin Mahaffy, shared 6 tips on how to get teenagers involved in their communities and I thought these were very helpful.  I will share 4 of them with you here on the blog, and you can get the link to the full post at the end. Make it fun. If serving is a drag, students will not want to do it. It can be hard and challenging, but it’s never dull. Find ways to make service fun. Build fun…

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Have You Heard of 30 Hour Famine? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

One of the best experiences (in my mind) with students has been a shared experience with them where we tackle some of the world’s problems … like hunger.  I have taken students through a 30-Hour Famine numerous times.  I mean, who can forget going without food for 30 straight hours?  It’s not even the focus. You begin to understand, even in that small sacrifice, what others must deal with DAILY around the world. World Vision sets you up for an…

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