Youth Group Lessons: The average American family spends $800 on Christmas, with not much left over to go around for giving. But the holiday spirit is not completely lost as a man went incognito to help a city with one of the highest poverty rates in the country.
Youth Lessons: For the retail industry, the holiday season means long hours, long lines and complaints from customers. One national store chain, however, is filled with customers and employees who believe once again in the hope and magic of the season.
Youth Group Lessons: The Christmas season more than any other time of year seems to foster a spirit of giving. For students in Chicago, they are giving back to their community in a rather unique way.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Santa’s preferred mode of transportation is a giant sleigh pulled by magical reindeer. For those living in the urban city of Chicago, however, their view of Santa might be a little different after taking a quick ride on The Holiday Train.
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.
When a highschool student in the state of Virginia submitted her volunteer hours for the national honors society program, she was told that all 46 hours were declined, simply because her work was affiliated with her faith.
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 Resources: We have all seen the “peace sign”, two fingers in the the air representing a positive meaning for all. But how about 3 fingers in the air? One Christian hopes his idea of a simple hand signal can help bring Christians together.