Monthly Archives : July 2004

What I Love about Senior High Youth

What I Love about Senior High Youth

Jeremy Becker, Minister to Senior High Youth for Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, Mo., takes a minute to share the blessings and unique privileges in working with high school students. Continue reading

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A Metaphor to Make Youth Group More Than a Social Club

A Metaphor to Make Youth Group More Than a Social Club

This short article offers a useful metaphor for discussing the importance of Christ’s saving love with new and veteran member of your youth program. Continue reading

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Catechesis and the Equipping of the Saints

Catechesis and the Equipping of the Saints

Rev. Jason Dart examines the current state of catechesis in the LCMS and calls for a paradigm shift, encouraging congregations to better equip parents to teach the faith to their children. Continue reading

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What I Love about Junior High Youth

What I Love about Junior High Youth

A Jr. High student is a different sort of animal, and it takes a special person to “tame” him. In this article, DCE Jeff Meinz offers some advice on giving this unique age-group the spiritual food they need to survive. Continue reading

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Five Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Junior and Senior High Youth

Five Considerations for Bridging the Gap Between Junior and Senior High Youth

It is sometimes difficult to bridge the gap between junior- and senior-high youth programming. This article provides five things to consider as you seek to meet the unique needs of each age group. Continue reading

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Junior-High Ministry Programs

Junior-High Ministry Programs

In late spring 2002, and again in the spring of 2003, a group of leaders in ministry to young teens gathered to discuss the state of junior-high ministry in the church. Compelled to voice what they believed to be one of the most important yet misunderstood ministries in the church, these leaders composed this open letter to church leaders throughout North America. Continue reading

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