Two Minute Resource Review: “Convinced: Applying Biblical Principles to Life Choices” (Walker)

“Convinced” is one of the newest books from youth ministry veteran, Mel Walker.  Mel has been serving in youth ministry for 40 years, is the author of more than 10 books, and is the president and co-founder for the “Vision for Youth” organization.   He as always writes a book that needed in our youth ministry […]

News U Can Use: 13 Online Challenges Your Kids Already Know About

“It’s a tale as old as time: We see a lot of people wearing/doing/saying something and we want to try it, too. Back in the day it was saying “Bloody Mary” into a mirror at slumber parties. Today, it means viral social media stunts. Though adults get caught up, too, kids are especially susceptible to […]

Taught vs. Caught

“What are you teaching, this week?” It is the question that students, parents and others ask us so very often. We study, plan and prepare getting ready for that moment when we stand up in front of our students and begin to speak. We are paid to communicate the greatest truths imaginable. We have the […]

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

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 course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing […]