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Parent Partnership is Crucial in Junior High

Parent Partnership is Crucial in Junior High

Parents, especially the ones who have their first born in middle school, are freaking out. New rhythms, new ways of life they didn’t have to walk before, their kid turning into someone else before their eyes. Welcome to middle school. It’s a whole new world when you...
Partnering with Parents is Good for Everyone

Partnering with Parents is Good for Everyone

Hands up if you’ve ever found that working with parents in your youth ministry setting can be tedious? I’m with you. I’ve been in and around youth ministry for nearly a decade in different ways, but it’s only now that I have begun to feel like I’ve made some headway...
Turning Moments into Discipleship Moments

Turning Moments into Discipleship Moments

My name is April and I love all things linear. There, I said it. Thanks for being a safe place. In my former life, I was a teacher and I loved having a linear plan.  I knew what I would be teaching and when, also known as one of my favorite things: scope and sequence....
Language Shapes Culture

Language Shapes Culture

What’s in a name? Really, everything. A name conveys so much about a person or group. Who they are, what are they about, what they do…so, what do people think or believe when they hear the name middle schooler or junior higher?“ If you hop over to Google and...
Transitioning Students into Discipleship Relationships

Transitioning Students into Discipleship Relationships

Every fall each of our ministries see a change where new students transition into Junior High within our churches. Many of us prepare for weeks, or the summer, for the new class of students that will walk into our doors at the end of August or early September. Within...

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