Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Sex Series

Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Sex Series

You know what’s on the horizon? The XP3 Middle School sex series, which means  a few things are about to happen. Middle schoolers will act like they’re repulsed by the idea of talking about sex, yet somehow your youth group attendance will sky rocket during this series. Youth pastors will feel the pressure to be culturally relevant so students don’t think they’re lame or out of the loop, yet they have pressure from parents to not say too much about sex. (Yes, to not talk too much about... Read More
RYM 013: How To Talk About Sex And Dating With MS And HS Students

RYM 013: How To Talk About Sex And Dating With MS And HS Students

Our students live in a world where sex and dating are talked about everywhere they turn—on the bus, in the school halls, on Netflix, and on social media. Because it’s so prevalent, it’s important for us to talk with our middle school and high school students about it as well. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the best ways to address the topic of sexuality in our ministry environments. They’ll discuss real questions that students are asking, what to say and what... Read More
RYM 012: Navigating Mental Health and Suicide In Your Ministry

RYM 012: Navigating Mental Health and Suicide In Your Ministry

There’s never been a time when mental health and suicide have been talked about more in culture than right now. And with teen suicide trends on the rise, it’s more important now than ever to address this issue in our ministries. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed associate professional counselor, Kayla Lin. They’ll discuss how to navigate the topics of mental health and suicide in your ministry, what to do when a student displays signs of suicidal... Read More
8 Hacks For Managing a Roomful of Teenagers

8 Hacks For Managing a Roomful of Teenagers

Pop quiz for all you student pastors out there! Have you ever stood in front of a roomful of teenagers and felt like you had absolutely no control over what was happening in the room? Have you ever attempted to teach a lesson and walked off stage wondering if the students even heard and processed anything you said? Have you ever tried to engage your student audience in your lesson, but lost complete control of the room in the process? Have you ever just wanted to give up (or at least shout a... Read More
RYM 011: What To Do When A Student Self-Harms

RYM 011: What To Do When A Student Self-Harms

What do you do when a student tells you they’re harming themselves? And why is self-harm an important topic to discuss in your ministry? Self-harm can be a difficult subject to navigate with students, but it’s not impossible. On this week’s episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed associate professional counselor, Kayla Lin, as they unpack what to do when a student admits to self-harm and how to approach the subject of self-harm in your ministry environment. How to... Read More