Youth Group Lessons: There are certain topics that no matter when they are raised evoke a heightened sensitivity by all involved. When these topics are raised, many question as to whether freedom of speech can truly exist when faith comes into the picture.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For many Christians the advances of modern medicine are embraced. Conversely, however, there is a vein of Christianity that shuns professional medical attention and chooses to operate strictly from a faith healing perspective.
Youth Group Lessons: Throughout the years there have been dangerous games that teenagers play for a momentary high that can actually lead to serious brain damage and, in extreme cases, even death.
Youth Group Lessons: Ask any parent the key to raising drug-free kids, things like love, close supervision and an awareness of faith would come up. While these are important, there is evidence that something even simpler is the key to keeping teens off drugs.
Youth Group Lessons: In India, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years, is still plaguing poor, rural communities who live on less than a dollar a day. The tradition is that of selling your young daughters into prostitution once they have reached puberty.
Youth Group Lessons: It would appear that humans aren’t the only species with a liking for alcohol. Recently a moose in Sweden was found hanging in an apple tree, drunk from the fermented apples he couldn’t stay away from.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Since the recession hit the United States, there have been few positives. In a recent study, however, they found several huge positives: one of which is parents are finally beginning to talk to their children about financial issues.
Youth Ministry Lessons: While “going green” has been a big push over the last ten years, the trend had somewhat eluded the church. However, the trend is reversing as more people of faith view stewardship of the earth as a biblical mandate.