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?
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 Ministry Lessons: In an age when it seems like American popularity is waning around the world, Americans once again reminded the world of one constant in the fabric of American history: Americans are extremely generous.
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.
America is still the land of plenty and in this land of plenty, Americans like to spend their money! Americans spend trillions of dollars each year but how exactly are they spending their money? A recent series conducted by NPRadio tracked what Americans buy.
New census data shows that more Americans are leaving the suburbs and flocking back to the major metropolitan areas since the recession in recent years. “Suburban sprawl” is no longer growing: quite simply, it’s going away.
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.
In years past, getting your first job as a teenager was a rite of passage. Much like getting your license, the ability to apply for and find a job was a step towards adulthood and away from the dependence on mom and dad for every little financial need.
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.