Youth ministry

A Summer of Purpose

By Jenny Youngman
By now students can see the finish line and are leaning into summer break. Some places in the country are already out of school, while the year-rounders have only a few weeks… read more

The Unforgivable Sin

By David Dorn
Jesus announces there is one unforgivable sin. What is it and how does one commit it? The people who know about it often think they've committed it, but the people who've… read more

Spiritual Generativity: Nourishing Vital Families

By Amy Valdez Barker
“Well, at least God loves me!” Those are the words that came out of my four-year old’s mouth after he had been scolded for unacceptable actions toward his… read more

Equals in the Kitchen

By Mike Poteet
Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio asked Santa for an Easy-Bake oven last Christmas. He was in good company. Since its 1963 debut, children from three generations have used the Easy-Bake… read more

Let the Children Come: Kids Coming to Church Without Parents

By Reggie Blount
“Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, … read more

Congregations as Families of Faith: Beyond Age-Level Ministries

By Deech Kirk
According to national studies like Fuller Youth Institute’s “Sticky Faith” ( and the National Study of Youth and Religion… read more
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