Youth Group Resources: When firefighters responded to a call at an apartment complex, they parked the fire truck and got to work, and that is when a young man made a fateful and stupid decision.
Youth Ministry Lessons: For one school in the Chicagoland area, they decided to take a different approach to an elementary school field trip. Why show the children a fun time at the local fire station when they could tour the inside of a jailhouse instead?
Youth Ministry Lessons: Divorce is an ugly reality in America and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. The fact that almost fifty percent of marriages end means that thousands of children in the United States are left in single parent homes.
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: Christmas is characterized by giving and sharing, but the holidays are not without their fair share of negativity amidst the nativity. Crime, selfishness and petty mistakes can cloud even the brightest of Christmas spirits.
Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
For inmates that are mentally ill, certain things about prison life can actually worsen their mental illness and reformers are calling for changes, specifically changes in regards to how mentally ill prisoners are punished with the prison itself.
Youth Group Resources: Youth sports can get out of control. Unfortunately, it’s usually the parents in the stands who cause trouble. With the spring sports season upon us, here is a story of a parent taking things a little too far.