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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...
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Youth Lesson: Advent – Second Sunday

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know there was no such thing as e-mail back then. It's unlikely that Mary called Elizabeth "Girl," and who even knows the name of Herod's guard? Certain aspects of this wonderful and beauti...
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Youth Lesson: Advent – Third Sunday

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know there was no such thing as e-mail back then. It's unlikely that Mary called Elizabeth "Girl," and who even knows the name of Herod's guard? Certain aspects of this wonderful and beauti...
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Youth Lesson: Advent – Fourth Sunday

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know there was no such thing as e-mail back then. It's unlikely that Mary called Elizabeth "Girl," and who even knows the name of Herod's guard? Certain aspects of this wonderful an...
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Youth Lesson: Advent – Christmas Eve

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know there was no such thing as e-mail back then. It's unlikely that Mary called Elizabeth "Girl," and who even knows the name of Herod's guard? Certain aspects of this wonderful and beauti...
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5 Ideas for Creating Adventures with Students

1) With, not For. Notice that you're not creating an adventure for your students—you're creating one with your students. Invite them into the process of creating the adventure, and you also must be committed...
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The Necessity of Space

The little boy kept looking behind him as he walked into the library. Although he'd been dropped off at the library at night, he walked confidently until he realized someone else was going into the library righ...
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“We Don’t Want a Bible Study”

At one point in the past year, I was having a conversation with some of my students. Sam, a junior high, homeschool kid spoke up and said, "I'm tired of Bible studies." As we continued the conversation, I began...