Youth Ministry Round Up #88

The Breakdown Youth Ministry IG Post of the Week Featured Resource Pre-Sale of 28 Days of Advent Devotions and Graphics <—- click to check it out. Articles Isolation and Loneliness in Teenagers The Difference Between Program and Ministry 9 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Ideas For Youth Ministry Tough Love or Verbal Abuse? (Great article that could be…

9 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Ideas For Youth Groups

Every day is, or should be, Thanksgiving, but for teens it’s sometimes hard to be thankful during tough circumstances. So, what can you do to remind them of why they should be thankful? It starts with getting them out self-pity and getting their minds on others instead of themselves. Here are some ideas/projects/crafts that will…

Accepting Reality By Faith

I can remember when reality broke for me. I was sitting in my kitchen, praying or maybe arguing with God, I can’t remember. It just dawned on me, “My dream is not going to happen, is it?” My dream was linear, being a professional youth pastor for thirty years was supposed translate to making a…

Leadership is a privilege

Brandon Staley could not have said it better than this in regards to Raider Coach Jon Gruden’s toxic emails and subsequent resignation . I have been an imperfect leader/pastor most of my life and I have always treasured the trust people have given me. I’d like to think I have lived up to that trust,…