Tag Archives: Understanding

Opportunity or Dispair: The Landscape of Youth Ministry Training Event

We live in a fluid world, where things are constantly changing in front of us and it’s hard to keep up.  Yet in the midst of it all, some things don’t change, things like faith formation among young people matters, … Continue reading

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What Have You Learned?

I always love working with kids. I was reminded of this on Sunday. There is something about their way of digesting information; how they ask questions adults don’t think of or how they hold on to information. So as we … Continue reading

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Carrying the Cross

Earlier in the year I was with some of our new acolytes. They had come out on a Saturday morning to be trained to help lead worship. They were going in pairs to light the altar candles for the first … Continue reading

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Share the Story

Over the summer we had a program for 9-12 year old kids. During one week’s lesson, we talked in particular about sharing the Bible with other people and ways that we could do it. I had looked ahead for a … Continue reading

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An “Imposter” Faith

A recent CNN article talks about the recently published book “Almost Christian” by Kendra Creasy Dean. The book looks at the changing face of Christianity for teenagers, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. It argues that teenagers … Continue reading

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Did You Ever…

This week the New York Times published an article called “Q. Did You Ever Smoke Pot? A. It’s Complicated.” The article looks at what to do when you are asked a question about drugs or alcohol by youth. While the … Continue reading

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Perceptions

“Perceptions: Young Adults and the Church” is a video which serves as a discussion starter for groups interested in exploring what young adults, from outside and inside the church, may be thinking about church, Christianity and Christ. It was produced … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the NEW Children, Youth and Family Ministries Blog. Through this blog, we want to share the good things happening in our churches. We want to help leaders find ideas and resources and be refreshed. We want to build … Continue reading

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