Is the Divorce Rate Really 50 Percent?

Is the Divorce Rate Really 50 Percent?

I recently spoke at the FAM conference at Azusa Pacific University. While I was there, highly respected researcher, author and speaker Shaunti Feldhahn, and Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family both stated that the divorce rate is not 50 percent. They both said it was somewhere between 32-35 percent. Feldhahn also stated that couples who are involved in church have only a 25 percent divorce rate. Over the next couple of days at the conference, there was a buzz about these stats.... Read More
Transitioning New Kids into Small Groups

Transitioning New Kids into Small Groups

It’s what we all want to see, right? Growth in our children’s ministry. But now, you have moved to the model of the consistent Small Group. One leader, assigned to a specific group, for an entire school year (but praying they choose to stay with the kids through their whole elementary school journey, or at least on your team for years and years). So, what does it now mean for the new children who are coming to your church, and specifically to your children’s ministry environment? How do you... Read More

Don't Volunteer at the Church You Just Left

We’re fans of fun. In fact, one could probably say that fun is our middle name. Like: The Orange “Fun” Conference. Let me give you an example. You know that Orange Conference 2012 was themed Game Changer. Well, check out this fun video we posted to Vimeo. Continue to periodically check our Vimeo page for more fun, useful and inspiring videos! Have a game changing weekend! Read More

YouLead Small Group Podcast: Jason Carr

Jason Carr has been working in student ministry for 16 years with some incredible organizations. For almost 10 years Jason served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ with the student ministry called Student Venture. After 10 years on staff with Campus Crusade, Jason transitioned to a new season. In this season he continued working part time at North Point Community Church with the student ministry. He also started writing monthly for YouthWalk magazine, a publication of Walk Thru The Bible... Read More
Creating Community Book Study, Part 3

Creating Community Book Study, Part 3

Over the past two weeks we’ve had a few major parties at our house. We love opening up our home for celebration. As a few teenagers got ready to leave one of the parties last weekend, they thanked my husband and I for the invite and then said, “Whenever we think of the Kamrath house, we think ‘party.’” And honestly, that has been a strategy of ours since our kids started entering their teen years—to have a home where kids always feel welcomed and have a lot of fun. So, whether it be a group of... Read More