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rayjgentry
discussion, logic, student ministry and evangelism

Last night I went to Skinner's Pub with a few friends.

We talked about politics and religion - oh, and the thread count of our sheets. We had some great conversation.

One of my friends (he considers himself an unbeliever) said that one of the reasons he has a lot of trouble with Christianity is the lack of logic. He said that he finds it nearly impossible to follow many Christian's theology in a logical manner.

Posted in Technology by 
paul turner
student ministry iphone apps

Just thought I’d share a few of my apps that get me by when I am in a pinch. Am I missing an important app that would be beneficial for youth workers? Let me know.

Posted in Lessons by 
Matt Erickson
youth-ministry-hate

God doesn’t want his children holding grudges. Yet it is so easy to hold a grudge. Wrongs done, even among those or between those in the Body of Christ, easily submerge to become awful, dividing barriers.

Posted in Leadership by 
Called to Youth Ministry

Whew! You made it. The school year is winding down. You've spent the last several months pouring your heart and soul into ministering to a group of teenagers. There were long nights. Hard conversations. And if you were crazy enough there was even a overnight lock-in.

Posted in Games, Activities by 
Nate Dame
youth ministry resources, games, ideas and articles

I’ve been spending time lately meeting with a youth pastor that works not to far from where I live. We’ve been talking about purpose and aligning all the “stuff” of youth ministry around a guiding purpose.

Last week she told me about a youth group activity she came up with to help reinforce the lesson from their Bible study. It was a simple idea, but I thought it was the best activity ever!

Posted in Activities, Lessons by 
Nate Dame
The Hunger Games: 4 Week Series, Free for Your Youth Group

The one and only Paul Turner has put together an incredible 4-week series that turns the Hunger Games into a discipleship and evangelism tool for your youth group! I ran across this late last night and was blown away, especially by the fact that Paul is giving this series away for free.

Posted in Lessons by 
David Martin
When words aren't enough in student ministry

“What would our world look like if every Christian lost their voice?”.

That thought became a serious question which led me down a path of what that question was really asking....

Posted in Leadership by 
Cardboard Astronaut
student ministry

When people say the words “young people” they are really saying “youngpeople.” One word, as a noun. Try it, out loud say young people the way you would normally say it. Why does this matter? Because when you say “youngpeople” instead of young people, you change the meaning of the words.

Youngpeople are a kind of quazi-human creature that are outside of the realm of normal expectations.

Posted in Spiritual Growth by 
Chris Rollman
Youth Group: Truth in Relationships and Sex Series

Every other year, I take our high school group through a Sex series. I think it's something that the church must NOT remain silent about because every other influence in the world has a voice. We have remained silent for too long. Here are some thoughts right from our series.

I have been struck with I Corinthians 13 as I have taken our high school students through the sex series this year. We showed this video as we talked about moral fences.

Posted in Evangelism by 
Xposed2Jesus
No Excuses

Like Gideon, fear sometimes makes us wait for more confirmation instead of taking action. Visible signs are unnecessary if they only confirm what we already know to be true. Do you know what God wants you to do? If so, are you acting or waiting?

Resources and Networking for Your Youth Ministry

Called to Youth Ministry is passionate about youth ministry.

We want to see youth pastors and Christian youth leaders fully equipped and wildly successful in their ministry to students.