The 70/30 Rule

The 70/30 Rule

It’s a typical Wednesday night. You have your small group of six students, your Bible, and the Lead Small app cued up. You are unstoppable. You are a small group leader. You are about to lead the best middle school small group discussion there ever was. You do happy...
Deleting Digital Drama

Deleting Digital Drama

Drama is a part of every person’s life . . . especially teenagers. In the past, drama was easy to spot—it happened face to face and everyone knew who said what. But with the rise of the Internet and social media, drama has found its place in the digital world. Digital...
Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

During my time as a small group leader in my church, my experiences were unique. They were unique because not only was I a small group leader, but because my husband and I were also the youth pastors. We would switch off leading the large group sessions before...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

If you’ve ever worked a week of camp before, then you’re probably familiar with the kind of weariness that can sink into your bones. It’s a task to be as available as you can be for an entire week to teenagers who want you to like them, pray for them, tough love them,...

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