Youth Group Lessons: The average American family spends $800 on Christmas, with not much left over to go around for giving. But the holiday spirit is not completely lost as a man went incognito to help a city with one of the highest poverty rates in the country.
Youth Ministry Lessons: As the recession continues, a pastor has decided to do something for the streams of new homeless men, women and families. Although helping the less fortunate is admirable to most, there are some that don’t like his efforts.
Youth Ministry Lessons: Homeless often take shelter in the most random of places as they seek out secluded areas to find some rest and relaxation. Perhaps an untapped market for comfortable beds in the homeless community, however, is the local funeral home.
Youth Ministry: When people go to jail for crimes, the thought is that they are being punished for their actions. But when both a mom and dad are spending time in federal prison, what they leave behind can be punishment for innocent children.
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: 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: When you live in a country of religious freedom, it can be easy to overlook those who are being persecuted for their faith and in a worse case scenario, laying down their lives for the cause of Christ.
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.