If you haven’t said it yourself, then you’ve probably overheard someone say it in your presence. It’s usually said in a cranky tone and followed by the phrase “when I was a kid.” Sure, the world has changed a lot in the past several decades, but the reality is that kids these days have a whole lot going for them too.
When I was in high school, I had the opportunity to be part of our marching band by becoming a majorette. We didn’t have a ton of time to prep before one of our first major appearances, where I was actually chosen to have a little spotlight moment. We had been...read more
How do you prepare for a tough workout at the gym? Most athletes will tell you that the best way to prepare is to eat well and get a great night’s sleep. Why? Because when you’re in the moment – when you’re halfway through a set of 50 pushups – the desire to keep...read more
Have you ever walked into your small group room and felt like something was off? The curriculum along with all the supplies were there, but there seemed to be something not quite right. I’ve come home after leading a small group with that feeling only to realize the...read more
Between the ages of 5 and 12, you learn and change a lot. You might see your few learn to read or lose their first tooth or style their hair themselves. The best part of this phase . . . they are hilarious. So we’ve collected a few scenarios that will probably...read more
Small group leaders are a wonderful—and wonderfully peculiar—brand of people. If you’ve spent time, man hours, blood, sweat, tears, more tears and sometimes more blood as a student ministry GIRLS small group leader, congratulations. You are among the proud and few!...read more