Youth Ministry Articles
In this webinar, panelists will provide concrete ideas for ministry that does not require use of a screen. Panelists will include Samantha Clare and Imani Driskell. Building Faith editor, Sarah Bentley Allred will host.
When young people feel seen and heard, their faith readiness becomes apparent. Valued, confirmands become engaged in authentic community where deep examination of belief and practice matter. Such a dynamic climate sustains a confirmation program, strengthens the host congregation, and retains youth after they are confirmed. The data shows that teenagers are already motivated to participate.
Movies build empathy and understanding while they offer insight into others’ lives. The documentary Step is a good choice for discussions on race, competition, achievement, and family dynamics.
The Threshing Floor: Digital and Embodied Youth Ministry Examined In this webinar Ethan Lowery and Tina Boyd share from their experience in doing youth ministry
Naming everyday situations with faith words helps teens articulate their walk with God. Leaders guide and model, helping youth see God at work around them and in them.
Just like when we meet in person, it is our responsibility to keep our members safe, and to communicate what behaviors we expect. Here are five principles for creating digital ministry policies for churches.
At this time of physical distancing and the cancellation of many milestones of a young person’s life there is a need to acknowledge such loss. Thanks to The Confirmation Collaborative for sharing these resources.
Kyle Oliver offers an invitation to remix the song “I Sing A Song of the Saints of God” as a way to help us love and claim our tradition and the God who makes our creativity possible.
Both youth and adults struggle to make consistent long term commitments such as showing up to youth group every Sunday evening for nine months. Short-term small groups are a great option for going deep even with busy folks.
There are many advantages to paperless music. These songs can be used any time, any place, without preparation or printing — all you need is a leader with a song they know “by heart” and the willingness to sing. These songs allow people to be fully present without worrying about finding page numbers or hitting exact notes. This type of music is wonderful for children, older adults, and intergenerational gatherings because you do not have to be able to read or see well in order to participate. It’s also easy to include gestures, steps, or even moving around the space to paperless singing.
Use this creative and experiential confirmation lesson to help students and leaders experience what it means and how it feels to forgive someone else.