Get Connected- Weekly Grove Parent Newsletter

Good Monday morning Parents, I hope that you are doing well. I apologize for not getting this newsletter out on Friday, but I am just getting around to sending it out. Let me say a huge “thank you” to all who came out to the Parent Night. That was awesome, and I appreciate your participation … Continue reading Get Connected- Weekly Grove Parent Newsletter

Things I want Every Student to Know

Here are a few things that I want all of my students to graduate out of our youth group knowing: Students should have a good knowledge of the Bible- I want my students to have an understanding of most of the Bible. They should know the Gospel, they should know theology, they should know how … Continue reading Things I want Every Student to Know

5 Apps Every Parent Should be Aware of

                  I was helping a friend of mine move into their house the other day, and we had to take the legs off of their couch, because they would not fit through the door. Someone pulled out their phone to use their flashlight, but the joke was … Continue reading 5 Apps Every Parent Should be Aware of

Dealing with Disrespect in Student Ministry

Have you ever felt disrespected in student ministry? Oh you haven't? Well, then you are a liar. Disrespect is something that goes with the territory of being in student ministry. By the way, if you think I think all skateboarders are disrespectful because of the photo, you are correct. Just kidding, I cannot stay on a skateboard to save … Continue reading Dealing with Disrespect in Student Ministry

5 Things to Help Your Students Stay Committed for Events

Have you ever felt so encouraged by a large amount of students signing up for events, but then when the event finally arrives, only half of them show up? You go from super encouraged to super discouraged in the matter of minutes! Why does this happen? Well, first of all, it seems that the commitment level has … Continue reading 5 Things to Help Your Students Stay Committed for Events

[Guest Post] Manners: A Vital Part of our Student Ministry Curriculum

"One of the most important aspects to a balanced and thriving student ministry is having an intentional scope and sequence to your curriculum.  We must be intentional with what we teach and to use the limited amount of time we have with our students well.  And while many of you are thoughtful about your teaching … Continue reading [Guest Post] Manners: A Vital Part of our Student Ministry Curriculum

Things to Remember When Speaking to Students

I have been speaking regularly to students for 8 years. I have definitely come a long way. I remember starting out feeling that I had to be this deep theologian, and for some reason I taught so deep, nothing was happening in the students' lives. Then, I went into a vague sort of phrase where … Continue reading Things to Remember When Speaking to Students