Be Prepared…but Be Flexible

Just before Christmas, I was leading my sixth grade guys' small group in a conversation about the incarnation. My hope was to remind them this season was about more than presents and a break from school. Pretty...

Middle School Ministry: The Value of Fun

Because the theme of this issue of YouthWorker is Best Games, I thought I'd use this space to address the issue of fun. It's pretty much impossible to stay in young teen ministry for more than a few weeks witho...

Middle-School Ministry: The Fifth Week

I lead a small group of seventh grade guys in my home each Wednesday night. Four out of five weeks feel like we barely accomplish anything (whatever that means!).That fifth week, though. Hmm! That's the one tha...