Youth Ministry Lessons: The average teenager hears more than 34 references to branded alcohol in the music they listen to every day. This is sending a negative message aimed at teens to indulge in celebrity-endorsed alcohol brands.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It can be hard to believe that the United States has been at war within Afghanistan and Iraq for 10 years. For over ten years now American troops have been fighting and dying overseas for a war that is gaining less and less press coverage.
Youth Group Lessons: In a new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, results showed that more often than not, the level of income of your neighborhood is going to dictate the level of care that you receive while at the hospital.
Youth Group Lessons: Getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time, facing the world is amazing. While your first experience at driving with a license can be surreal, it can also be dangerous as each year over 5,000 teens ages 16-20 die in car accidents.
Youth Ministry Lessons: In a recent study, it was revealed that reality TV has both a negative and positive impact on young girls. The question, however, is what exactly are these shows saying to such an easily influenced group of people.
Youth Ministry Reflection: Regardless of who is around me, I remain true to what I believe. I am strong enough to overcome the temptation of compromising my principles to gain popularity. I find the courage to stand up for what I believe, even if I am standing alone.
Youth Ministry Lessons: When you live in a country of religious freedom, it can be easy to overlook those who are being persecuted for their faith and in a worse case scenario, laying down their lives for the cause of Christ.
Youth Group Lessons: It has been happening slowly but surely and now researchers are trying to figure out why 59% of teens leave and become church dropouts after the age of fifteen.
Youth Ministry Lessons: In India when a son marries he is given a huge dowry, or a financial gift from the bride’s family, that is handed over to his parents. Because of reasons like this, most Indians would rather have a son than a daughter.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Students in Zanesville, Ohio were given an unexpected day off of school. It wasn’t due to inclement weather or teacher in-service, it was because dozens of exotic animals were intentionally released from their cages and roaming the county.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Many people claim to know scripture, but the truth is many still have trouble knowing exactly what’s in the Bible and what is more of a pithy saying that sounds biblical but really has no biblical merit whatsoever.