Tag Archives: Youth Ministry
Think Small

Think Small

Many of you might look at the title of this article and say, “Think small? Don’t you mean think big?” In our culture today, even in the culture of the church, it is more common to think big than to think small. Many times when people hear the word small, they cast it in a […]

31 Flavors

31 Flavors

Ice cream is by far one of my favorite desserts.  There are such a wide variety of toppings and flavors, that each person can literally create their own confectionary masterpiece.  Years ago when I discovered Baskin Robbins, I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Here was a store that specialized in inventing dozens […]

First Things First

First Things First

by Pastor Lee Wilson I thought I would take a break from the norm and blog about one of the most important things in youth ministry. It has nothing to do with programs or budgets.  It doesn’t involve camps or big events. I’m talking about marriage. And here’s why. As I reflect on the success […]


Money, Love, Money

Chip, stash, bank roll, Benjamins, C-Notes. Whatever you call it, teenagers love to get & spend money— on concerts, clothes, shoes, food, and of course, music. But when it comes to giving money, the love affair dwindles. Teenage giving should be a priority, not to have money in your budget, rather to teach young people to […]

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Finally Friday: A Wing & A Prayer

Image by: Plush Studios/Digital Vision/Getty Images                                      (http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/menus/food-fighting-101.htm) A Wing and A Prayer  This phrase was first used in WWII. It means just managing to get the job done.  I believe one of the ways we can get […]


Chicago School-to-Prison Report

Project NIA is an advocacy center with a mission to address youth crime with restoration rather than incarceration. The study in Chicago found that 20% of all juvenile arrest were school-based; 27% of school-based arrests under age 20 were for minor battery (i.e. fighting); Black youth made up 74% of school based arrest followed by  22.5% Latinos. […]