How do I write curriculum for Youth Ministry


Like many of you, we have a set curriculum flow in our ministry and we use LIVE curriculum from the guys at Simply Youth Ministry. It has been an awesome tool for us to use and simply to put in the hands of our teachers who have material that is engaging, biblical, concise and relevant. … Continue reading How do I write curriculum for Youth Ministry

National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2


Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2

A Messy World – New Series for MSYG


We are starting a new series in our Wednesday night class called "A Messy World." I thought about this series a year ago but have put it on the back-burner until now. The basic premise is that because of The Fall we all live in a messy world (messed-up) world. Sin is pervasive no matter … Continue reading A Messy World – New Series for MSYG

Teaching the Minor Prophets to Teenagers


Share this verse in a class with teenagers... "When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord" (Hosea 1:2). That is a verse a sneaky little junior-high kid would … Continue reading Teaching the Minor Prophets to Teenagers

Win a Free Resource from Youth Ministry 360!!!


Comrades, Hey guys. I got a deal for you that involves the next episode of Youth Ministry 6.3! I interviewed Andy Blanks who is the cofounder of Youth Ministry 360 and we talk a little bit about blogging. He gave me a free resource called VIVID which is a 6-week study of the book of … Continue reading Win a Free Resource from Youth Ministry 360!!!

Verse-of-the-Day and Other Ways Not to Read Scripture


There is no doubt in my mind that this post is going to offend some of you and if it does then I am truly sorry.  Do what you normally do when you disagree with something I (or someone else) say...ignore it.  I am concerned that we (Christianity/the Church) have fostered what Kenda Creasy Dean … Continue reading Verse-of-the-Day and Other Ways Not to Read Scripture