Be There Before

Be There Before

There I was minding my own business on Facebook, posting divisive political opinions, sharing results from BuzzFeed surveys, and liking every picture and video of my friends’ kids (not really, none of that), when all of a sudden a message popped up. It was a mom of a...
From the Other Side

From the Other Side

About 7 years ago, my son started his first year in the middle school ministry. I remember receiving emails from his small group leader with quick updates on their group events.   This communication was awesome! I was then pleasantly surprised at getting emails with...
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Dear Small Group Leader, I used to know everything there was to know about parenting . . . until I become one. It’s an old line, and incredibly overused. But it’s still true. There’s nothing like the responsibility of raising a child into adulthood to bring out every...
Talking Hurts

Talking Hurts

The beauty about relational youth ministry is that it gives students a place to share.  As SGLs we need to remember that students are hurting and need a warm, welcoming environment to discuss their doubts, struggles, pain and hurts. So what do we do when a student...

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