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
RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

If there’s one thing we all know about the culture our students are living in, it’s that it is constantly changing. From the shows they watch and the accounts they follow on social media, to the music they listen to and the styles that are “in,” what’s considered “cool” in culture seems to change in the blink of an eye. As youth workers, how do we keep up with it? Join ministry leaders in this episode for a conversation all about student culture. They’ll discuss common tensions youth workers... Read More
RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our students are part of every single day. In this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the tensions youth leaders are facing when it comes to leveraging culture in their ministry environments. Through their discussion you’ll discover when to leverage culture and when not to, and how you can begin to prepare students for culture instead of protecting them from it.... Read More
RYM 008: Killing The Spider With Carlos Whittaker

RYM 008: Killing The Spider With Carlos Whittaker

We all have cobwebs in our lives—things we’re not proud of and things we wish we could get rid of. But if we’re going to get rid of the cobwebs, it’s not enough to simply clean the cobwebs. We need to kill the spider. In his new book, “Kill the Spider,” Carlos Whittaker talks about killing the spiders in our lives—the things really holding us back. On today’s episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with Carlos to find out how you can kill your spiders and how, as youth ministry... Read More
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