Youth Ministry Group Lessons –

Thursday, July 25, 2024

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.

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 Group Lessons: Just say the name “Justin Bieber” and chances are you will get a gamut of responses. Some LOVE him and some, well not so much. But an act of the young pop star is proving to get him in the good graces of everyone.

Youth Ministry Lessons: To say that teenagers have spending power is an understatement, as it is projected that in 2012 young Americans ages 8-24 will spend $211 billion. A poll identifies the top brands among youth, and gives a look to their future.

Youth Group Lessons: Some pastors tend to steer clear of finger pointing on economic issues. Other pastors however are beginning to call out their own and encourage fellow leaders to speak the harsh words of greed that might be needed.

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