Fuller Youth Institute Blog
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.
If you’re like me, when you think of coaches, you think of guys in too-short polyester shorts with mesh ball caps, holding clipboards and smelling like Icy Hot. This is not the kind of coach we’re talking about, I promise. In all honesty, I have been resistant to coaching at different seasons over the years.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were talking about a strong reaction I had to something he said. As we were processing it, I told him, “Dave, so much of what I do stems from how I feel about myself.” I can’t stop thinking about my self-description.