Game of the Week: “Santa Claus or Fluffy Paws” (Christmas Game)

Another Fresh HOLIDAY Game From the MYM RESOURCE GAME STORE!   This One is a Fluffy, Furry Bit of Fun!  Challenge Your Students to See If They Can Tell Which Picture is Santa Claus or Fluffy Paws?  A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat format) – Full […]

News You Can Use: “16 Year Old TikTok Star Key Investor in Step Banking Service”

” Step, a mobile banking service aimed at teens, announced this morning it has raised $50 million in Series B funding after growing to over 500,000 users only two months after its official launch. The round was led by Coatue, with returning investors from Stripe, Crosslink Capital, Collaborative Fund and Will Smith’s Dreamers VC. The […]

Top 10: “Santa Might Actually Be a Middle School Youth Pastor?”

10.  He Is At Least 2 Feet Taller Than Anybody He Works With? (hello- little 6th grader way down there.) 9. Tummy That Jiggles Like a “Bowl Full of Jelly”?  (more like a bowl full of pizza!?) 8.  Beard? (Hipster Beard?) 7. Is All Into Giving Away Stuff? (who wants a cool Free t-shirt or […]

An Uncool Calling to Youth Ministry

I recently read the Instagram post from Skillet frontman, John Copper, called “Make Pastors Uncool Again”. In it, he addresses the continual trend of cool and hip pastors that acts more like rockstars than pastors… “..promotes himself, builds his brand, and entertains people..”   This continues to be true for so many pastors in general, but […]

Jr. High Curriculum Highlight: “Stampede” (Leader Treks)

ONE-YEAR CURRICULUM FOR JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS THAT GROWS SPIRITUAL MATURITY BY DIGGING INTO WHAT GOD HAS SAID THROUGH HIS WORD. 48 COMPLETELY DOWNLOADABLE AND EASY-TO-USE LESSONS. INCLUDES STUDENT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY IDEAS, PARENT RESOURCES, AND MEDIA. WHAT IS HERD JUNIOR HIGH? Junior high students are a unique brand of human, so they need a unique brand […]

Top 10: “Rockstar Ways to End Your Lesson?”

I don’t know about you but I am always trying to find a way to “land the plane” at the end of my lesson? Do I go emotional, quiet, or loud?  Do leave it off with a little something to come back for next week?   Then I read a great post by John Cooper, […]

Hitting a “Home Run” Lesson Every Week

The conversation would be similar each week as I walked through the plan for that night and it would always end the same before I left the office. I would be asked about my lesson. Each time I would hear the same thing… “Is it a home run, a triple, a double, or a single? […]

Christmas Game of the Week: “Stocking Stuffers”

The Stockings Are Hung By the Chimney with Care, But Can You Tell What Is In There!? A Christmas Game Stuffed with Surprises That Will Be Sure to Get Your Students Laughing and Guessing. A Simple Game Where Student Must Guess Correctly What the Strange Shape is Hidden in the Christmas Stockings!  A 10 Challenge Game, […]

News U Can Use: “Yubo, the New Tinder for Teens? “

“…I was recently introduced to Yubo, which is advertised as the “make new friends” app for teenagers, but is often described as “Tinder for teenagers.” The app enables teenagers (or adults pretending to be them) to find others with similar interests and chat through private messaging or via public live streams. They can also share […]