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.
Kids who grow up in Sunday School are often accustomed to re-visiting the “classic” Bible heroes, which often involves a bit of scattered variety of stories that lend themselves to cute crafts and dramatic puppet shows. This trend works on a short-term basis but our task is to help students see God's big picture in Scripture and how God continues to use it to impact and influence our lives now.
We love to share stories, but the most important story we can share is God's story. This devotion encourages us to share God's story with joy and hope.
How do we continue to tell students that Jesus is good when the Church that purports to espouse His teachings, hurts people? Youth leaders should be prepared for responding when young people are faced with sin within their congregation and the larger church. This article helps leaders consider how they might do approach this difficult topic.
This study is intended to take the participants through the book of Philippians as we consider what it means to be a friend in Christ. This is a ten session study that is designed for young adults/campus ministries.