Youth Ministry Lessons: In the town of Bay Minette, Alabama a new law is going into effect that will give men and women charged with a misdemeanor an alternative other than incarceration. Their choice will be simple: go to jail or go to church every Sunday for a year.
Youth Ministry Lessons: When a recent poll looked at the drinking and drug usage habits of 10th graders, their findings revealed a gross underestimation among parents. Parents are in denial that their own children drink and believe that other people’s kids do.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For many Christians the advances of modern medicine are embraced. Conversely, however, there is a vein of Christianity that shuns professional medical attention and chooses to operate strictly from a faith healing perspective.
Youth Group Lessons: Great teachers are leaving positions not because of troublesome students, but because of “helicopter parents” who refuse to believe their children could do wrong and are ready to swoop in when they do, to rescue them from any consequences.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Private jets, huge events and lavish shopping trips are all designed to create an image of opulence and luxury for the stars of popular reality shows. However what you see on TV is often times not “reality” at all.
Youth Group Lessons: For many who attend church, words like “sex”, “pornography” and “friends with benefits” aren’t necessarily thrown out from the pulpit. But one pastor has decided to hit these issues head on through the power of the spoken word.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Over 70% of American adults drink, so it’s not surprising that many teenagers have seen their parents drink alcohol. And now in a recent study, the effects of parent drinking on teen responsibility has been examined.
Youth Ministry Lessons: At one time when teenagers left home they were free from parental monitoring. But with new technology, more and more teens are finding it hard to get out from under the watchful eyes of mom and dad.
Youth Group Lessons: In a recently released poll, people were asked what was the rudest city. Not surprising to some, New York City was near the top, but one man is on a mission to change that perception!
Youth Group Lessons: It would appear that humans aren’t the only species with a liking for alcohol. Recently a moose in Sweden was found hanging in an apple tree, drunk from the fermented apples he couldn’t stay away from.
Youth Ministry Lessons: A non-profit group is asking Christian men and women all over the world to consider “Bible Poverty”. According to the group Bible Poverty is the fact that over 340 million are without Scripture in their native tongue.