Doing Ministry

A Hope that Endures: Developing Resiliency in Teens

Now more than ever our children need to develop resiliency skills as they face the after-effects of the pandemic as well as the ongoing repercussions of social and political unrest. In Youth Ministry we can help them to identify their feelings and see where God is with them and working in them to develop endurance, hope and resiliency.

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We’re All in This Together: How to Hand-off Well in Youth Ministry

Congregations should be thinking about how we help young people transition from their first Sunday school class through into adult ministry. In youth ministry, we specifically think about how we transition junior high youth and confirmation into high school, and championing the supportive adults who get to care for them next. We can help our young people stay engaged in God’s Word, excited for the adventures that await them in their next stage.

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Mind the (Age) Gap: Joys and Challenges of Combined Junior and Senior High Ministries

Many youth leaders, especially in recent years, find themselves faced with the task of combining younger and older student groups. This article is going to explore some of the benefits and pitfalls you might face when leading youth ministry with both Jr. High and High School together!

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Loving Youth When Transitions Are Vulnerable

As youth leaders, we know that transitions can be vulnerable. We should not be passively waiting on the other side of the transition, the new phase of life, hoping that they make through with their faith. This article talks about how to walk with them through the valley, through the newness, through the changes and connect them to the God who does not change, who is always faithful.

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Flexibility in the Face of Adversity

Since March of 2020, COVID has drastically changed how Christians around the world see things. We can trust that through faith, God gives us the character and flexibility to not only face change but to allow it produce strength and hope that does not break. In this article we look at how to help youth face of change and adversity while maintaining our faith and integrity?

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Solo, but Not Alone: Blessings and Burdens of Being Single in Youth Ministry Leadership

As a single adult serving in ministry, you experience both blessings and benefits in serving youth ministry, provided appropriate boundaries and cautions are followed. We do not know what the Lord ultimately has planned for our futures, but this article reminds us God calls us to serve as whole and complete in Christ, regardless of our relationship status.

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