M2P Featured Post:”5 Communication Mistakes Leaders Make with Volunteers”

“As ministry leaders, most of us are paid communicators. Our churches and organizations give us the mic and turn up the volume when we have something to say. It is our job to be the upfront and loud person. For some reason, though, many leaders are just not very clear when it comes to communicating […]

Hints/Helps: “Successful Big Parent Meetings”

Parent meetings can be intimidating but they do not have to be.  So many youth leaders/pastor dread these meetings, as moments where they are put on the spot, questioned, or even feel like they are being critiqued.   Often younger leaders feel threatened, put-down, or disrespected as they walk away from these important meetings.  Parent […]

Mother’s Day Game: “Famous Mothers” (DYM Screen Game)

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN A FEW WEEKS, COMES THE SEQUEL TO OUR POPULAR “FAMOUS FATHER’S GAME”. CREATED FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MINISTRY AT DOWNLOAD YOUTH MINISTRY!  “Do your students know who these children’s famous mothers are? They’ll have to look hard to see if they can identify the resemblance of these kids […]

News U Can Use: “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do”

A Re-Post of a Classic “News U Can Use”, a Perfect Re-Read for Our Current “Stay-at-Home” Time with Families in Your Ministry!  Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of […]

News U Can Use: “A Parent’s Guide to Teen Slang Words”

“If you clicked on this story, it’s probably because you have no idea what your kids are saying. Hi! Welcome to the club. Thanks to the internet – mostly TikTok, let’s be real – new slang words and phrases are popping up all the time, making it hard to have a conversation with your offspring.  A […]

News U Can Use: “What is Cyber Flashing? (Information for Parents)

“Sharing is caring! For many of today’s adults, we were taught about “stranger danger” and our risks of being exposed to indecency and danger were more physical than for today’s children because we did not have the internet. Today’s kids, however, face more insidious threats to their mental and emotional well-being that are constantly shifting […]