Teaching Middle Schoolers About God: How to Be More Strategic and Relational

Teaching Middle Schoolers About God: How to Be More Strategic and Relational

Ok, let’s do some math. More than likely, the average six graders who are coming to your church will actually come less than 50 percent of the time. That means they’ll likely spend about 25 hours in your church this year. Of those 25 hours at least 30 percent will be spent: Getting into the room Saying “hi” to friends Playing games Updating social media Saying “bye” to friends So that means they’ll actually experience less than 20 hours of teaching or small group interaction in a given year.... Read More
RYM 007: How Do I Get Better At Speaking?

RYM 007: How Do I Get Better At Speaking?

How often do you speak to students? Whether you communicate to students every week, once a month, or just a couple times per year, chances are, as a communicator, you’ve asked this question: “How do I get better at speaking to students?” Join ministry leaders on this episode for a conversation about getting better as a communicator, and discover practical ways that you can improve as you speak to students. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud EPISODE RECAP  ... Read More
Navigating the Four Phases of High School

Navigating the Four Phases of High School

Phase Defined: A time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The phase that should matter most to you is the phase they are in now. The phase that matters most happens before or after this phase. Adults tend to assume, “They are like me now.” Adults tend to assume, “They are like I used to be.” Every kid at every phase is changing in six ways: physically, mentally, relationally, culturally, emotionally, and... Read More
RYM 006: How Do I Not Quit?

RYM 006: How Do I Not Quit?

Have you ever found yourself wanting to quit youth ministry? Or, maybe, have you ever wondered what you can do to NOT quit? If you’ve ever been there before, this episode is for you. Join ministry leaders as they discuss the reasons many youth pastors feel the need to quit, what you can do to keep yourself from quitting, and what to do when it’s time to move on. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud EPISODE RECAP   Why are youth pastors asking the... Read More
Navigating the Two Phases of Middle School

Navigating the Two Phases of Middle School

Phase Defined: A time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The phase that should matter most to you is the phase they are in now. The phase that matters most happens before or after this phase. Adults tend to assume, “They are like me now.” Adults tend to assume, “They are like I used to be.” Every kid at every phase is changing in six ways: physically, mentally, relationally, culturally, emotionally, and... Read More