Youth Lessons: For the retail industry, the holiday season means long hours, long lines and complaints from customers. One national store chain, however, is filled with customers and employees who believe once again in the hope and magic of the season.
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 Ministry Lessons: Since the recession hit the United States, there have been few positives. In a recent study, however, they found several huge positives: one of which is parents are finally beginning to talk to their children about financial issues.
Youth Ministry Lessons: “Prophet” is not a title that many would claim in developed countries, yet in many areas of the world, prophets are alive and well, and making a rather good living off of their soothsaying.
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: Times are tough. There just isn’t enough money to go around. Money doesn’t grow on trees you know…chances are every teenager has heard either the identical phrase or something similar spoken (or yelled) from their parent’s mouth.
Youth Group Lessons: According to a recent article in USA Today, the event of “prom” has slowly spiraled out of control, and is not being seen as the “coming out” party almost of young men and women.
Youth Ministry Lessons: If teenagers had to list the most important subjects to master before graduation, they would probably list things like English, Geometry, and U.S. History, but what about personal finance?