8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

Social media is the place where all the world’s a stage and you—a grown adult—find yourself playing understudy to the next generation. Hey, we get it. As soon as you get a grasp on Facebook or Instagram they announce another big change. And new social media platforms are popping up all the time. You might be tempted to just stay away from social media, but then you’d miss out on some big opportunities for connection. If you want to grow in relationship with your teen, you have to be willing to... Read More
Getting Everyone to See That Every Phase Matters 

Getting Everyone to See That Every Phase Matters 

The phase, or the time in a kid’s life that we influence significant relationships, understand present realities, and leverage distinctive opportunities, flow in a continuum that requires all kid and student ministry workers to have a basic knowledge how one impacts the other. The four phases that allow us to embrace, engage, affirm, and mobilize a kid from birth into adulthood do not stand alone. One phase directly affects another and the needs of one phase never completely dissipates. They... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Stuart Hall

Voices of the Phase Project :: Stuart Hall

Every good comedian has to know his audience if he wants to make them laugh. Every good teacher has to know her audience if she wants to make them think. Every good reality reality TV script writer (don’t think about that job title too long) has to know their audience if they want to make them come back for more.   As one of the premiere communicator’s to students for the past fifteen years, Stuart Hall has learned enough about students to master the art of making them laugh, making them... Read More
They Grow Up So Fast | It’s Just A Phase So Don’t Miss It

They Grow Up So Fast | It’s Just A Phase So Don’t Miss It

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. “They grow up so fast.” That’s the number one comment I hear from strangers who see me with my children. They are six, four, and six months and we are a walking reminder to everyone who has ever had kids that time is moving. It’s the sentiment of grandparents everywhere. The days when their children were six, four, and six months feel a breath away. It’s the bafflement of teachers. They may... Read More