Book Review – Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof | The Emerging Network
Biblically based from Deuteronomy 6, the values and verses work hand-in-hand. Moses discusses in Deuteronomy 6 that God intended for family and faith-community alike that it takes a village mentality to raise spiritually-healthy children. Through this partnership of family and community mentors, God’s bigger story begins to unfold:
A great new resource from The Youth Cartel. I am looking forward to looking through this especially as we get ready to move into the Easter season at church.
You can’t dance at the after-funeral party unless you have been to the funeral.You can’t truly appreciate the glory and color and music of the resurrection unless you have felt the hard cold stone in front of the tomb.Stations of the Cross is a book of thirteen creative and dramatic lessons that will take participants into the last moments of Jesus’ life. Those who venture into these words will smell the sweat. They will feel the blood roll down his back. They will be taken to the dark place within their own souls and be invited to leave all that baggage behind in the tomb.Utilizing scripture, dramatic readings, and thought provoking questions, Steve Case provides a unique approach to curriculum that can easily be customized for individual or group use.Product includes PDF and editable word files of sessions, plus PowerPoint backgrounds and other graphic files for use in group settings or teaching contexts.
Put a 9-year-old girl in front of a mirror and ask her to describe herself. Her description most likely will be limited to two categories: physical characteristics she sees (“I have black hair and green eyes. I’m a little bit short.”) and specific characteristics other people have observed about her (“I have a bubbly personality, and I’m really talkative!”).
Place a 16-year-old girl in the same position, and you’ll get a very different response. In addition to the 9-year-old’s concrete responses (what can be seen and what others have observed) are her perceptions—who she perceives herself to be and who she perceives herself to be in other peoples’ eyes.
This shift is directly tied to cognitive development and the new ability to think in third person—to form an opinion or viewpoint of one’s self from a third-person perspective; and all the more abstract, to consider what others must think of me, who others think I am.
One of the many changes going on in our #jrhighmin students. Great article and thoughts.
A great post with insights on bridging your kidmin with jr. high
One of the goals of your children’s ministry should be to produce spiritually well-rounded children. If we are teaching them the Word of God but not teaching them to serve, our teaching is lopsided. We should teach them to serve so they will be ready to serve as soon as they step foot into student ministry. Some ideas for serving opportunities in your children’s ministry could include taking up offering, giving testimonies, helping lead music, cleaning up, greeting, and running audio/visual equipment. Some children may be more outgoing than others. Allow children to sign up for serving where their interests and gifts lie.
According to Nielsen, for example, Instagram is the top photography site among teens ages 12 to 17, with 1 million teens visiting the site during July. Nielsen doesn’t categorize Instagram as a social network. While Flickr was top photo site for the overall population in July, Instagram was the favorite among teens, Nielsen found.
Did you catch Billboards 21 Under 21 list. Chances are your #jrhighmin students know this list like the back of their hand.
If you are looking for an easier way to keep up to date with the teen magazines out there, YPulse makes it possible.
The October issue also celebrates independence from advice on how to get killer confidence from Kelly Osbourne to real girl stories like an adventurous student who got lost in the woods while hiking and had to put her survival skills to the test. From fashion to lifestyle, the magazine is filled with stories and tips about how to be smart, an individual, and the best version of you.
How do we chase cool everyday?
Do we do it without even thinking about it, or the consequences of it?
Great article that helps put “cool” into perspective.
In another words to be a “cool” and “interesting” youth pastor— one does not need to own trendy stuff, but rather needs to encounter and experience a lot of different stuff.
I saw this on juniorhighministry.com and it is a great starting point for any volunteer training in regards to how to respond to high risk conversations.
The 3 Harms.
Being Harmed – This can include physical or sexual abuse, but also any kind of neglect or exposure to harmful materials or circumstances
Harming Others – This includes threats or abuse of other people, or even threats about it.
Harming Self – Quite a range here, from self-injury, suicidal thoughts, drug/alcohol abuse, and more.