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 Resources:In the 1960’s schools battled on jeans, in the 70’s arguments arose bell-bottoms in the classroom, the 80’s saw the rise of students wearing fishnet stockings and fingerless gloves, now it’s all about comfort.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Absenteeism is a major problem for some schools in poorer areas. In an effort to curb the trend, officials at one school created a somewhat controversial program.
The idea of birth control is controversial no matter what the context. Should the government be allowed to force institutions to offer birth control? Do parents have the right to say whether or not their children can receive birth control?
Youth Group Lessons: The athletic activities our students take part in are a way for them to stay fit and learn about teamwork. If you brainstorm about the most difficult sports, cheer-leading probably wouldn’t be on most people’s radar.
Youth Ministry Lessons: A central part of the Christian faith is the idea of evangelism. Evangelism can be defined simply as making your faith in Christ known to others and sharing with them how they, too, can have saving faith in Christ.
Many teenagers will push the boundaries when they feel their personal identity has been attacked. When a school’s rules seem too constrictive, it can even put parents on the defensive.
Youth Group Lessons: If you were to ask one hundred teenagers to describe their high school, you would receive a myriad of responses. And according to a new documentary, the descriptions wouldn’t be positive at all.