Youth Group Lessons: It has been happening slowly but surely and now researchers are trying to figure out why 59% of teens leave and become church dropouts after the age of fifteen.
Youth Ministry Lessons: If teens in the state of California desire a golden-bronze tan, then natural is the only way as the Governor recently signed into law a bill that would ban children under the age of 18 from tanning in a tanning salon.
Youth Group Lessons: It’s no secret that Americans like their sugar. What is more surprising, however, is just how much of the sugar consumed by most American teenagers come from what they drink.
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: South Korea is known for its competitive environment. When children are young they are enrolled in tutoring classes, prepping for college entrance exams from childhood. And the stress of this can be too much for some.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Prison life is one of hardship and loneliness, a time for men and women to be separated from society to pay the penalty for their crimes. For one prison in the state of Washington, however, the reality is pretty far from the stereotype.
Youth Group Lessons: As the human population continues to expand, we build and live in areas closer and closer to “wild” animals. This has lead to human/animal interaction, and raises questions about our responsibility.
Youth Ministry Lessons: In the day and age of iPod’s, the Internet and satellite radio, it’s hard to imagine that there are people living in remote areas of the world that have never seen, or heard, of any such inventions.
Youth Group Lessons: People often claim that God told them to do something in the midst of strange situations. How do we truly know whether or not God is really speaking through someone?
Youth Group Lessons: In a new and alarming trend in Africa, officials are discovering the abduction of young pregnant girls, lured into hospitals that promise to help, only to find that once they deliver their babies they are stolen and sold.
Youth Ministry Lessons: What happens when religious belief and sporting regulations clash? Here is an example of a woman’s faith and love for a sport doing just that. As Christians, does our faith ever clash with other interests?