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Making Memories of the Milestones

Making Memories of the Milestones

What do you do to celebrate the milestone moments in your students’ lives? Over the years, I’ve learned that even the smallest moments in a student’s life come with big opportunity to celebrate. What am I talking about? The big birthday markers, 13, 16, 18; these are...
Strategic Programming is Creative Programming

Strategic Programming is Creative Programming

The universal word for junior high is: FUN. When junior high students have FUN they are more likely to feel like they’ve found a place to belong, no matter where they are at in their relationship with Jesus. So, we program our ministries with FUN events, services,...
Be Flexible

Be Flexible

Everything was ready. I had purchased all the pizza possible. The youth room was tidied up. The playlist was set. And most importantly…the games were prepped and ready to go! I looked over my plans for our student ministry New Year’s Eve party with a sense of...
How Do You Define Fun?

How Do You Define Fun?

Have you ever had a conversation with someone about your ministry and kind of felt like there was a sly, back-handed comment in there somewhere? For example, you come back from a week-long youth retreat and the secretary at the front desk says something along the...

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