Youth Sunday is always filled with high anticipation. When working with children and youth, one never knows exactly what is going to happen.
Mark’s evangelism took fierce courage to go beyond his boundaries, into the unknown, to the unseen, sharing news he knew was urgent, life-sustaining, and fortifying.
One month into my junior year of high school and four months after my dad’s sudden death, I declared to my closest friends over school lunch mystery meat that I was quitting church, and, by extension, God.
You are in a season of extreme parenting. I know it’s exhausting.I see you.
There is so much I hoped to do during this Advent, for my own kids, for the children and families in my ministry, and yes, for myself. And as always, come Christmas morning, some of it will have to be put away with vague hopes and promises of next year
Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.