Youth Group Lessons: In a recent report released by the United States titled International Religious Freedom Report, the The U.S. once again attacked China, listing them as a “Country of Particular Concern” when it comes to religious freedoms for it’s citizens.
Youth Ministry Lessons: When you drive around an average American suburb, chances are you will see well-kept lawns and neat, tidy, little rows of houses. What you won’t usually find, however, is a 25-foot cross stuck on the front lawn.
Youth Ministry Lessons: As the recession continues, a pastor has decided to do something for the streams of new homeless men, women and families. Although helping the less fortunate is admirable to most, there are some that don’t like his efforts.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The decisions of teenagers often leave adults baffled, scratching their heads as to how their son or daughter could have done something so reckless and thoughtless. But we now have a scientific reason!
Youth Ministry Activities: Here is a simple yet very powerful element to add to your youth ministry that can be used as a class starter each time you meet with your group. It proves to be a reminder of Christ and a way to clear the mind!
Youth Group Lessons: Some pastors tend to steer clear of finger pointing on economic issues. Other pastors however are beginning to call out their own and encourage fellow leaders to speak the harsh words of greed that might be needed.
Youth Group Lessons: During election time it seems that it is open season for everyone from news reporters to comedians, to take shots at those who believe in God. Some going as far as to compare conservative Christians voters to those who believe in space aliens.
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 Ministry Lessons: In terribly sad truth, girls as young as 13 are taken advantage of and abused for the sex trade in Las Vegas. In addition to drugs, they must deal with the psychological and sexual abuse thrown on them from those who prey on them.
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 Ministry Lessons: At the end of a sporting event, both teams line up on the field and the players shake hands with the opposing team. It’s a great show of their sportsmanship, unless it ends with 27 players going to the hospital.