When the Honeymoon is Over…

Things change when you leave the honeymoon phase and settle into your first Call. And, that change may be hard and that’s ok. Here are some great reminders if you are in that position as a new worker.

Back to School Devotion: From Surviving to Thriving

This is the second devotion on the back to school year. Stress and social anxieties that accompany school experiences, but God is with us. He cares for us as our refuge and strength in trouble.

Confirmation 2.0: Lord’s Prayer Bible Study Series

The next set of studies in this Confirmation 2.0 series will focus on the Lord’s Prayer. Through this series, we focus on learning to pray by listening to the words the Lord has given us to pray. The first session we explore Old Testament prayers of the people of God, and in the second, we look at Jesus’ own prayers. In the final session we look at Jesus’ unforgettable response with the disciples asked him about prayer. 

Back to School Devotion: Starting Seasons Smoothly

This is the first devotion dedicated to transitioning back to a new school year. As we enter a new season, let’s embrace our new routines and live daily in God’s presence and providence.

Planning a Year in Youth Ministry

Planning Youth Ministry can be tough. A year long plan can be a bit of work, but incredibly helpful. This article is designed to help you think through the steps of creating your year long ministry plan.

Growing Young’s Best Neighbors connected to 7 Practices Opportunities to Serve & Lead, Supportive Adults, Discover a Resilient Identity in Christ, and Live Out Their Unique Vocation

As a part of a series that draws connections between Growing Young and Seven Practices, we look at how Growing Young’s Best Neighbors is connected to 7 Practices Opportunities to Serve & Lead, Supportive Adults, Discover a Resilient Identity in Christ, and Live Out Their Unique Vocation

Growing Young’s Prioritize Everywhere connected to 7 Practices Supportive Adults, Opportunities to Serve & Lead, and Live Out Their Unique Vocation

As a part of a series that draws connections between Growing Young and Seven Practices, we look at how Growing Young’s Prioritize Everywhere is connected to 7 Practices Supportive Adults, Opportunities to Serve & Lead, and Live Out Their Unique Vocation.

Skit – Top Five Sabbath Fails

God gave us Sabbath for a purpose but there are lots of ways we can misunderstand it. This skit is designed to help highlight (with a little hyperbole!) some of the ways we understand and misunderstand Sabbath.

Video Curriculum – Making Saints of Us All: God’s Work through Spiritual Practices

We want our young people engaged in prayer, reading Scripture, confession and absolution, worship, and service. This study is designed to help teens to deeply understand these practices and discover how God desires to serve each of us through them. It should also give language, modeling, and ideas for practice so that as the Holy Spirit empowers them, they may regularly engage God’s gifts in these practices.

40 End Goals Devotion – Connected

In this devotion we will be reminded that isolation is dangerous and God has given us community to care for us.

Skit – Three Nativity Visitors

As we consider Christ in the manager, this skit helps us hear from the voices of in the nativity. We hear their stories and from God’s Word to remind us that in Jesus we witness God’s plan of forgiveness and love born for us in this child.

40 End Goals Devotion – Rooted

This devotion reminds us that God knows and sees us, even in difficult times.

Growing Young’s Warm Relationships connected to 7 Practices Warmth, Challenge and Grace; Supportive Adults

As a part of a series that draws connections between Growing Young and Seven Practices, we look at how

Starting a Conversation About…Body Image

Body image is a constant struggle for many people, especially teenagers. This conversation starter is designed to help you think about how to talk with teens, both boys and girls, about how they see themselves and assuring them they were created by a loving God.

40 End Goals Devotion – Unearthed

This devotion about our identity reminds us that God is clear about how He sees us no matter what.

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End Goals Podcast

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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