Are you looking for ways to raise your teenagers? Would it help to read about what other Christian families are doing successfully to raise their teenagers? I hope this interview with the Sanchez family from Texas will help inspire hope, motivation and some ideas!
It’s easy to miss that much of the Apostles’ public preaching was just their own testimony! Read through Acts and you’ll see that Paul must have told and re-told his own testimony of conversion at every town and city he went to! Imitating the Apostles, I decided to train my teen leaders to give their testimony as well! This is what happened…
If there is any book parents should read about raising teenagers, this is probably it. Dr. Kevin Leman packs the main issues parents face raising their teenagers, and practical solutions to real life situations, examples, and a section with advice on many topics. Especially if you are struggling with your own teenagers, you should read this! This article is a summary of the book…
Are you looking for ways to raise your teenagers? Would it help to read about what other Christian families are doing successfully to raise their teenagers? I hope this interview with the Nguyen family from Texas will help inspire hope, motivation and some ideas!
I’ve heard of many team competitions: building the tallest marshmallow tower, making a contraption that will safely land an egg from 3 stories high, creating a boat to carry over 100 pennies, or pasting Popsicle sticks to make the strongest bridge. But I decided to add one more component to bring this to the next level!
Summer camps are probably the best opportunities youth ministers have to offer an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression upon their teens. But summer camps are expensive! What do you do when many of your families can’t afford it? Do you just give out discounts? I found an online resource that helped us fundraise $3,000 to resolve this problem!
Recently I’ve wondered if there is anything I could do to improve the quality of that personal time I spend with each of the teens on my camps. Well, I found something! This blog post is about a simple tool that helps teens reflect on a theme, deepen their understanding of that theme, and then channel their questions and experiences in a logical and progressive way.
What if our retreats and summer camps taught teens how to pray on their own? What if we taught them how to do it, offered them some practical tools for help, and then gave them space to give it a try for a few days? This blog post is about a tool that I recently employed to do exactly this.
Camp and retreat directors know the nighttime sets the stage for really neat group activities. Recently at a Father-Son retreat we organized a “sky lantern launching” activity.
This week I’m offering you a downloadable resource for presenting the ECyD “10 Needs of Adolescents” to any audience, whether adults or teens themselves. The 10 Needs of Adolescents is a list that delineates into 10 items the existential needs of people during the period of adolescence. This presentation has successfully been used by several people already.