A Creation Care Lesson for Children: Waste in Sunday School – Where Does it Go?

This is a lesson designed to connect faith with care of both the environment and our neighbors. This “lesson” is a game designed for elementary school aged children, with options for older children, tweens, and teens. … More A Creation Care Lesson for Children: Waste in Sunday School – Where Does it Go?

Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

Spending time outdoors, in the natural world, is a time-honored part of Christian spirituality.  We feel refreshed, we are able to put our problems in better perspective, and we are able to find peace in places with birds (instead of tweets) chirping.  We know that Jesus, Moses, and other major figures in scripture spent time … More Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature

Youth Ministry – It’s Tough Stuff and No Pizza Party (Review of New Parenting/Youth Ministry Book)

When you think of “youth ministry,” the first images that come to mind might well be lock-ins, scavenger hunts, fundraisers, and maybe a “youth Sunday” or some other focus on teens who behave themselves, show up at church, and take part in such tame activities. But real youth ministry is tough stuff. In my years … More Youth Ministry – It’s Tough Stuff and No Pizza Party (Review of New Parenting/Youth Ministry Book)