The weekly gathering provided time for students to eat, fellowship, and find some refuge from the pressures of their senior year.
Families with special needs would likely say their core needs are very similar to neurotypical families—to be seen and known, and to belong in community.
It’s not our responsibility to fill the gaps that parents and teenagers are faced with at home, but we are uniquely positioned to to draw these two worlds together around the hope of the gospel.
Welcome to Rooted’s Top Ten, a curated reading list for youth ministers.
We do well to build bridges between volunteers and parents that enable them to dialogue, problem-solve, and pray together for their students.
Your church’s youth ministry will be healthiest when all church leaders take an active role in leading and shepherding a youth ministry.
This call to “hallow” God’s name is foreign to most students’ vocabulary, but it is paramount for our students to understand as we urge them to live glorifying the Son through the Spirit.
As children of God, we receive a relationship that cannot be lost or altered. God gives us this identity and secures it on our behalf.
If I am faithfully following God’s call on my life, and if that call means that I minister to teenagers rather than adults, then the way that some people regard me is irrelevant.