Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

By: Mark Etheridge When you walk into a Christian bookstore, you've probably noticed all of the “Christian” merchandise the store offers. Perhaps you were even surprised at what all they did offer. As you make your way up and down the aisles, you will notice a variety of t-shirts, CDs, books, bumper stickers, or even … Continue reading Bursting The Bubble Of The Christian Sub-Culture

Ground Zero Training Event with Marty Von

Below is information about a counseling conference from my friend, Reba Bowman. I highly encourage anyone in ministry to try to attend this conference if possible to acquire some practical training from some proven counselors. I also would encourage you to consider bringing a few team members that help you in your specific ministry to … Continue reading Ground Zero Training Event with Marty Von

4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

Ephesians 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Paul tells the church to not provoke your children to anger, but raise them up in the discipline and encouragement of the Lord. All discipline will fail, and all encouragement with no … Continue reading 4 Things Parents should Model in front of their kids

Tips On Planning Your Next Retreat

We have a spring retreat coming up in our student ministry. I love retreats, and I try to plan them regularly. I want to share some tips that I have learned on how to make your retreat successful. I hope for you to comment and share some ideas as well for me to use to … Continue reading Tips On Planning Your Next Retreat

Free Parent Guide to Cyberbullying

One issue that is prevalent in today's youth culture is the issue of cyberbullying. There has always been bullies. When I was growing up, there were bullies in our school. The bullies are not new, the means to bullying are new. For instance, on sites such as ask.fm, you can anonymously ask bullying questions. Many … Continue reading Free Parent Guide to Cyberbullying

Thursday Small Group Leader Reminders

Small Group Leaders, I just want all small group leaders to know that you were on my mind this morning (in a non-awkward way) so I figured that I would write a quick post to you. Here are 4 simple things that you must do each week to make sure that your small group has … Continue reading Thursday Small Group Leader Reminders

Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things

Small group leaders are essential to effective student ministry. As the ministry grows, the youth pastor begins to rely more and more heavily on small group leaders. Students naturally want to open up, but it takes time and relationship building from their small group leader. For the students to experience the most growth, they must … Continue reading Leaders: Make Sure Your Students Know These 5 Things