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 Resources: In more and more cases across the country, separation of church and state is being challenged as headlines are popping up in both large metropolises and small town communities.
Youth Ministry Lessons: A central part of the Christian faith is the idea of evangelism. Evangelism can be defined simply as making your faith in Christ known to others and sharing with them how they, too, can have saving faith in Christ.
Many teenagers will push the boundaries when they feel their personal identity has been attacked. When a school’s rules seem too constrictive, it can even put parents on the defensive.
Youth Group Lessons: Since the passing of The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, cigarette companies are now required to include bolder messages with color graphics and more explicit warnings.
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: It wasn’t too long ago that a young man or woman could get far in life with simply a high school degree, but now in the minds of most high school students a college degree is required for success.