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Integrating Teenagers Into The Life Of The Church

One Body: Integrating Teenagers Into The Life Of Your Church by Sam Halverson. San Diego, CA: The Youth Cartel, 2014, 157 pp., $15.99, paper.

There has been a great deal of recent discussion in the youth ministry world about the failures of ministry models that utilize “silos”, “ghettos” and the “children’s table” to describe the disconnection between differing age groups within a churches congregation. 911 more words

YouthMinistry/Spiritual Formation

When Kids Hurt by Chap Clark and Steve Rabey

When Kids Hurt is excellent. If you’ve read Chap’s book Hurt or Hurt 2.0 you won’t necessarily find anything new. All the research is still the same, and even where it is updated it is largely the same: the shared experience of adolescence is hurt, pain, abandonment. 408 more words

Youth Ministry

What is the goal of Youth Ministry?

For years the goal of Youth Ministry has been to captivate young people with the Gospel in ways that are engaging so that they enter into a personal relationship with Jesus.   259 more words

Resources for Understanding Teens

This week I am speaking to a group and they asked if I could provide a few resources around teens for their staff. Here is the… 236 more words


One Simple Thing You Can Do to Make a Big Difference in Teens Lives

Every time I speak with youth workers or parents, I continually share the one idea that I feel will make a difference in teens lives today. 707 more words

Parenting Tips

Where Do Teens Belong?

Our friend Joe has been telling us about teens.

Joe works with teenagers: he loves them, he listens to them, he learns from them and about them. 800 more words

When I was in college, I took a course on the famous English poet John Milton, and one of the things that has stayed with me from that class is Milton’s insistence that true poetry is unpremeditated verse.  295 more words