Mentoring Your Volunteers

Mentoring Your Volunteers

by Chuck Bomar Within your student ministry, there is a group of people that may never know the life-giving connection of what it means to be a part of the body of Christ. They may never know your church beyond the walls of your student ministry. And caring for this group of people may not even be listed in your job description. It’s your volunteers. And part of the reasons why are very natural to the culture of student ministry volunteers. Let’s talk reality for a moment. Part of the draw for... Read More
How 121 Community Church Utilized The XP For Labyrinth

How 121 Community Church Utilized The XP For Labyrinth

By Jamie Willis The past few weeks, we’ve been using the Labyrinth Series in our high school group as part of the XP3 curriculum. It’s been a rich time of talking about God’s will and helping students understand that knowing the Lord and following His plan is not the maze that some of us make it out to be. Our hope was to help students think differently about God’s will and to understand the freedom we have when we live by God’s law of loving Him and loving others. To wrap up the series, we... Read More
Teaching Passion, Wonder and Discovery To Your Youth Group

Teaching Passion, Wonder and Discovery To Your Youth Group

(pic of Passion, Wonder & Discovery taken from the Move Book pg 109) by Terry Davis All of the Orange Conference attendees last year were given a copy of the book MOVE by Reggie Joiner (an overview of the Wonder, Discovery and Passion strategy). After thumbing through it, I immediately went and bought copies for my entire student ministry team. My thinking at the time was that it was essential to our ministry that the leaders of our teens had read and processed this material. Then a few... Read More
Collide Series:  How Journey Christian Church Created The Environment

Collide Series: How Journey Christian Church Created The Environment

By Matt Sanders I live in Central Florida. When some of you read that, a couple of thoughts may come to mind. Maybe you thought, “Must be nice to live in the land of sunshine and beaches.” That is true. But it’s not so great if you’re like me and don’t like to sweat or get sand all over you. Or, you may have thought, “It must be really, really nice to live near the most magical place on earth,” with which I would agree! My family and I love going to Disney and do so several times a month with... Read More