Youth Ministry Lessons: In a recent study, the average age of a video game player has slightly risen to 37 years old and, perhaps most astonishing of all, 91% of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and seventeen are gamers.
Youth Group Lessons: Sex has always been a controversial, and oftentimes, banned topic of discussion in most homes. In a small but growing trend, however, more parents are being up front with their teens about sex and … encouraging it?
Youth Group Lessons: Students in the state of Hawaii are about to gain an additional option in the lineup of school sports that might have their land-locked classmates quite jealous. For the first time, surfing will become an officially sanctioned school sport.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The US Food and Drug Administration puts the number of Americans at 45 million who have at least one tattoo. It is also found that 17% of people who have a tattoo have considered having it removed.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Until recently when a loved one died, you had two options: you could either bury the body or allow the funeral home to cremate, but now with new technology there is now a third choice for the remains: liquefaction.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Many churches are beginning to add ministries to their roster that service to those in their congregation that don’t have the ability to speak (woof woof) for themselves as well as their owners.
Youth Group Lessons: Religious language has a vernacular all its own. If you think about Christianity in particular, it doesn’t take long to create a list of words that those outside the church rarely use. And now some have issue with one word in particular: saved.
Youth Ministry Lessons: In an interesting new survey, 1,500 teenagers were polled to determine just how badly their parents embarrass them. While the findings probably do not shock many readers, they are interesting in and of themselves.