Book Review: The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis

I tend to read many books on relationships. I believe that I always have something to learn when it comes to how I relate to my spouse, my co workers, and my friends. So when I was offered the chance to review The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis, I was intrigued and jumped at the opportunity to review the book. The book is divided into two  parts. The first section is entitled “the Laws of Love”. I believe that Dave does a good job defining each law of love practically while including a Biblical exegesis for the specific … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis

[Guest Post] 10 Keys to Improving Your Relational Ministry

Below is a helpful guest post from my friend, Terrace Crawford: “One of the best investments you will ever make in youth ministry is the time spent on developing relationships with your students. I speak with youth workers all the time who get caught up in programming or administrative duties and have a hard time connecting with teens. My hope is that this post will help provide you with some practical ideas that will enable you to fight the paperwork and will empower you to lengthen your relational stride. I want to share with you 10 ways you can improve your relational … Continue reading [Guest Post] 10 Keys to Improving Your Relational Ministry

7 Ways to connect with your small group students

Do you ever feel like you are not connecting with your small group students? Sometimes, I can hang with some students, and suddenly feel so disconnected to them, and feel that our relationship is not healthy or strong. How can we build stronger relationships and connect more deeply with the students in our small groups? Visit them at their house– This seems old-fashioned, but it works. It not only allows you to get into their comfort zone, but you get the opportunity to connect and get to know their parents. If you are a small group leader, and do not … Continue reading 7 Ways to connect with your small group students

Freebie Friday- Student Ministry Lesson on Sex/Dating W/ PowerPoint

This week, I want to provide you with a lesson on sex and dating. This can be used with students, and I have taught this lesson before. Hope this helps you to communicate the truth of Scripture to your students. Download the powerpoint here: True Love Waits I Corinthians 6:9-18; I Thessalonians 4:3-8 Introduction: This evening, I want you to be honest with you and with God about the idea of sex and dating. The thought that I would like for you to get a hold of tonight is, “True Love Waits.” I want to answer a few questions that you … Continue reading Freebie Friday- Student Ministry Lesson on Sex/Dating W/ PowerPoint

Freebie: Valentine’s Bible Study Lesson

My friends at youthministry360 are giving away a FREE Valentine’s lesson for your students and ministry. It is a solid lesson taken from the story of Ruth and Boaz. It is great to use at youth group for a Valentine’s lesson. It features a Powerpoint slide show and teacher’s material! Download the lesson HERE! Here is some other information about the lesson: “At ym360 we’re committed to equipping you with resources that are Bible-focused, creative, and relevant. (To see our entire line of Bible Study resources, click here.) That’s why we’re excited to be able to give you a FREE Valentine’s Lesson. It’s a … Continue reading Freebie: Valentine’s Bible Study Lesson

Should we allow Dating in our student ministry?

This blog post should generate a lot of interest. If you are a student pastor or a leader in a youth group, you probably have been faced with this concept and question in your mind at some point. If you are a student reading this post, you probably have been faced with the frustration of the rules that a youth pastor or leader put on you for dating. I want to post today about “should we allow dating in our student ministry? Here is the reality: you cannot control dating. That is a parent decision. It is not up to … Continue reading Should we allow Dating in our student ministry?