Wired:  A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Wired: A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Before I graduated from high school there were certain things my parents wanted me to know. How to change a tire. How to do laundry. How to keep track of the amount of money left in a bank account. There was something about knowing my time in their care was coming to an end that got them thinking about what I was taking with me. As a student pastor, you probably think the same way. Except it isn’t just when you students are getting ready to graduate that you think through these kinds of... Read More
Team Work: When Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry Collide!

Team Work: When Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry Collide!

by Brandy Barr About 2 ½ years ago I moved from the children’s ministry team to the student ministry team at the church I am on staff at in Austin, Texas. I love our children’s ministry team. The pastor and her staff introduced the Orange concept to our church and implemented First Look and 252 Basics. Kids thrived, and parents felt engaged. But as soon as a child was promoted from elementary to middle school, things changed. A different methodology of teaching was used. It was always high... Read More