A student was kicked out of school for 55 days, because of his affinity for oregano and practical jokes. He didn’t bring drugs onto the campus of the school, but he now finds himself serving out the sentence as if he did.
In the past, it was assumed that education was its own reward. Students were expected to go to school simply because education was believed to be important, the key to bettering oneself in society. Today, however, the rules have changed.
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.
Youth Group Lessons: “What in the world is an Encyclopedia Britannica?” Might sound crazy, but most teens have no idea what it is or how popular the A -to-Z dictionary of information once was, and for good reason, the internet has killed it off.
Youth Ministry Resources: Some people are saying that a Master’s Degree is the new Bachelor’s meaning that the standard of academic achievement has been raised. It seems that a college degree is simply not enough to have an advantage in the marketplace.
Youth Resources:In the 1960’s schools battled on jeans, in the 70’s arguments arose bell-bottoms in the classroom, the 80’s saw the rise of students wearing fishnet stockings and fingerless gloves, now it’s all about comfort.
Youth Group Resources: Even though the majority of Americans claim to be Christian, the religious landscape of America is one of diversity, and that can lead to some interesting questions when it comes to freedom of faith.
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: It’s a situation that students face each and every day in schools around the world: sometimes people just ask silly or stupid questions. Hopefully the teacher has a good way of handling it, and not a … “stupid” one.
Youth Ministry Lessons: As words like “Google” and “Online’ are common occurrences in the vocabularies of children and teenagers, more and more schools are coming up with creative ways to help children navigate the world of the Internet.
Youth Ministry Resources: “Sexual harassment” is usually associated with the workplace and not school, however, the numbers of middle school students who feel harassed at school are alarmingly high.