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Joyful Mom Thanks Church for Taking Daughter to Believe

Joyful Mom Thanks Church for Taking Daughter to Believe

Hailey Rinner was a soft-spoken junior high girl with hesitations about attending Believe, but when she returned home she had a lot to say. There were close to 50 students with The Chapel’s youth group out of Sandusky, Ohio, and their leader Joe Binkley said he was...
Recruiting Parents to Join Your Team

Recruiting Parents to Join Your Team

On Tuesday’s blog, we shared a short list of things that are helpful to have ready for parents as you start the new school year. One of the 3 things I wrote about was using parents as volunteers within your student ministry. I wanted to come back and talk a...
3 Important Items for Parents As You Begin Your New Year

3 Important Items for Parents As You Begin Your New Year

As the new school year gets rolling, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to communicate, encourage, and partner with parents. Here are three thoughts to consider as you think about caring for the parents in your ministry. 1. The Back to School Letter… If...
The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The Most Important Gift You Can Give Your Child or Student

The most important gift you can give this year is to help them notice, appreciate, use, and give the gifts they already have. Here’s how. Noticing and identifying A lot of times, our strengths and greatest gifts are readily available, but until we recognize them, they...
Talking More About Sex

Talking More About Sex

When I teach, I am methodical about connecting biblical truth to a student’s everyday life. I bet you are as well. Pastors pray and work through their lessons to ensure their group hears God’s Word and can apply it to their daily lives. We proclaim and aim to connect...
Planning to Partner with Parents

Planning to Partner with Parents

We all have moments where we wish we could just work with students. We have this ideal of these little lives that we can help mold and steer towards a life lived within the body of Christ. Often, we may find ourselves forgetting that parents are a huge part of that...

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