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 Lessons: All of the sudden it seems the signs and symbols of the Christmas season are becoming offensive and even illegal to display. But one school is standing its ground and decided to keep Christ in Christmas, even at the risk of offending.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The Christmas tree has long been a symbol of the Christmas holiday, but this year people around the country might be seeing less and less of the trimmed and decorated trees.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It’s always fun to talk about what we received over the holidays, but what one 7-year-old in England received this Christmas was rather unconventional and in the eyes of many a controversial present.
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.
Youth Group Lessons: There are certain topics that no matter when they are raised evoke a heightened sensitivity by all involved. When these topics are raised, many question as to whether freedom of speech can truly exist when faith comes into the picture.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems like the word “bully” is becoming commonplace in the vocabulary of children and teenagers as more and more youth are facing the problem, both physically and throughout cyberspace.
As more predictions about the end of the world surface and different parts of the country face natural disasters that leave people without power for weeks, many individuals have begun preparing for the worst…