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: More than 1 billion people around the world live on less than $1 a day. A staggering figure considering that amount is often used to feed families of four, five or more people. People around the world are starving while others live in abundance.
Youth Group Resources: Just as there is a stereotype for someone who is a bully, there also seems to be certain characteristics that abound in those who are the victims of bullying.
Youth Ministry Lessons: According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity is at an all-time of 19.6% of children aged 6 to 11 years and 18.1% of adolescents aged 12-19%. That means that almost one out of five children in America is considered obese.
Somewhere, at some point in time, someone found an unlikely source in which to make money: water. They began bottling water and selling it to people all over the world, charging outrageous amounts of money for the stuff.
Youth Ministry Lessons: The US Food and Drug Administration puts the number of Americans at 45 million who have at least one tattoo. It is also found that 17% of people who have a tattoo have considered having it removed.
Youth Group Lessons: With an increasingly competitive educational environment and more distractions than ever, high schoolers are sacrificing sleep in record numbers to keep up with the pressures of being a teenager in the 21st century.
Youth Ministry Lessons: All pastors want a growing and sizable congregation, but the size of the members themselves has a prominent leader worried. He was baptizing 858 people when he couldn’t help but notice the girth of those involved.