Fuller Youth Institute Blog
Leaders of college-based atheist clubs were recently asked why they don’t believe in God. Their responses?
“I’m going to give up vegetables for Lent,” proclaimed my seven year-old daughter last night over dinner. This wasn’t the first time I heard this from Jessica; her two older siblings have tried that in previous years. “Nice try,” I replied.
Know a stressed teenager? Me too. Lots of them. Evidence is mounting that this generation of young people experiences more stress than any previous generation. Not only that, but teenage stress is starting to reach adults levels.
My friend Eric, a local youth pastor, recently told me how a Ping-Pong table was revolutionizing his youth group. “All I did,” he told me, “was buy the table. Now the kids are there all the time! I can’t rid of them!”
Last week we hosted an all-new Sticky Faith Cohort of nearly thirty churches from around the country and across denominations. We always learn so much from their stories and their courage to live out Sticky Faith in unique ways.
I'm starting a Youth Ministry from scratch, which is great in some ways (less to change immediately) and difficult in others. Any suggestions on where to start?
My son’s getting ready to play T-ball this spring. I say getting ready, because after sign-ups we were informed that “spring training” would begin immediately this week.