Monthly Archives : August 2015

LCMS Youth Ministry Webinars

Webinar: Supporting Prodigals and their Families

Paula Isakson and her father, the Rev. Dr. Jakob Heckert — co-founders of Faith Family Reunion — lead this LCMS Youth webinar entitled “Supporting Prodigals and Their Families”. Isakson and Rev. Heckert share Paula’s story as a prodigal youth who…

0 Comments / 69 View / August 31, 2015

Technology: Tool, Treasure, Tyrant or Trouble?

Best Practices for Youth Group Use without Abuse We have all likely seen it: adolescents going about daily routines with backs hunched, heads down and hands seemingly attached to electronic devices.  They text and tap and tweet fluidly, as if…

2 Comments / 356 View / August 28, 2015

Inside the Teen World: The Angst of Adolescence

A fourteen-year-old gives candid insight into what it’s really like being a teen today. Continue reading

0 Comments / 159 View / August 27, 2015

Devotion: How to Find Freedom

a devotion on freedom in Christ using Psalm 84 Continue reading

0 Comments / 201 View / August 26, 2015

The Challenges Our Teens Face

Young people face conflict as a result of either abandonment or abundance, and abundance tends to be the core stressor in the lives of teens. Continue reading

0 Comments / 340 View / August 24, 2015

Youth and Popular Culture: It’s All About Influence and Interaction

Popular culture changes for each generation, but its implications on faith and society particularly affect the young. They need guidance from the inside to help them navigate it all. Youth leaders can be those guides. Continue reading

0 Comments / 20572 View / August 20, 2015

Devotion: Are You a Strong Person?

a devotion on strength using Psalm 84 Continue reading

0 Comments / 306 View / August 20, 2015

The First Generation of the 21st Century: The Plurals

What do you know about the kids who are sitting in our confirmation classes and entering our high schools? During the last few years, the generation following the millennials has started filtering into our classes and programs, and they will…

0 Comments / 490 View / August 17, 2015

Word One: Serving Him Just Because (Pentecost 12B Old Testament)

a Bible study on service using Joshua 24 Continue reading

0 Comments / 196 View / August 14, 2015

Word One: Feeding on Jesus (Pentecost 12B Gospel)

a Bible study on spiritual growth using John 6:51-69 Continue reading

0 Comments / 157 View / August 14, 2015