Youth Ministry Lessons: While “going green” has been a big push over the last ten years, the trend had somewhat eluded the church. However, the trend is reversing as more people of faith view stewardship of the earth as a biblical mandate.
Youth Group Lessons: For the Italian island of Lampedusa, however, the heart of Africa has come to its shores as refugees fleeing harsh conditions, wars and famines on the continent are arriving en masse to the island.
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: It is estimated that 30% to 50% of the population snores. One hotel chain is doing everything it can to help ease the snoring for its guests as well as ease the noise for travelers who fall in the “no snoring” category.
Youth Ministry Lessons: One might think that it takes an intense personal trainer screaming in your face to make a difference. For one young man, however, he found the motivation within himself to drop over 130 pounds.
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 affluent nations enjoy the benefits of new drugs, they don’t realize that the research of the drugs comes at the expense of the world’s most desperate people. Pfizer, is under attack for a drug trial performed on meningitis sufferers in Nigeria.
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.