Quicksheet #53 - Engaging with Young People
Quicksheet #54 - Teaching the Bible with Youth
Quicksheet #55 - Shaping your Youth Ministry Language
Quicksheet #56 - Small Blessings: Blessings & Benefits to smaller-size ministry
Quicksheet #57 - Youth Sunday Worship
You know it; we all know it: the church competes in this season with the cultural push to buy, do, and rush, but our faith tells us to wait, prepare, and reflect. It can easily become overwhelming for families and teens to try to be all and do all that is expected of them to observe both a religious Christmas and a secular Christmas.
A Quicksheet Resource on Elder and Deacon Training
God wants our young people to thrive. The church and youth ministry can reflect this truth by setting apart group time to nurture our youth’s mental health. This resource offers a list of check-in questions to use in group settings or as group text check-ins. Also included in this resource are a list of practices and activities to suggest to youth to try on their own or to try as a youth group.
As youth groups gather less often, we might miss the opportunity to give an immediate faith response to a critical cultural moment. Parents are valuable partners in ministry and play a vital role in processing world events; so how do we support parents in this important faith work?
The church should be proactive and seek ways to provide tools for the young people in our congregations to have respectful, caring conversations with people who they may disagree with or where the topic may just be uncomfortable no matter how important. Here are exercises to help create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and accountability.