Maybe you, like me, are surprised to see Pamela Anderson in a Christian education blog.
Youth Ministry 2021: The Comeback
What’s your new year looking like? For one church, it’s a return to the physical building. Here’s how youth minister Miriam McKenney created a plan for maximum safety and fun in a big pop-up tent.
So… what are you doing for Black History Month?
In the groups I’m in on Facebook, I see questions like, “What’s everyone doing for Lent?” “Should we whisper about Easter?” Before that, it was […]
Chaos and the Book of John: The Good Book Club and My Beloved Youth Group
What happens when a youth group reads the Book of John for The Good Book Club? It’s hectic, chaotic, and perfect.
Labyrinths as formation: Making finger sand labyrinths
Labyrinths are wonderful tools for practicing prayer and mindfulness. Labyrinths aren’t just for adults – learn how to incorporate labyrinths into your formation ministry at church and at home.
The Sweetest Yes
We are entering one of my most dreaded times: college acceptance season.
Be the blessing you want to see in the church.
How can we help young people feel included in our churches? Miriam suggests ways to include teens in your stewardship campaign by offering them the opportunity to be a blessing to, in, and for your congregation.
Feeling fear? Just say no. Have courage instead.
Feeling more fear than courage? Miriam reflects on loss, depression, and accepting God’s repeated invitation to be not afraid.
Following the Way of Love with Youth
Are you practice The Way of Love? Read about Bishop Curry’s call to us to follow the seven principles of The Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bess, Go, and Rest and see how one youth group begins their journey on The Way.
When Nia and I were children: watching my girls grow up
When your children realize that they’re adults, it puts a whole new spin on the phrase “life comes at you fast.” Miriam McKenney wonders whether or not her kids’ faith lives are enough to equip them for adulthood.