Welcome back to The Pinch, lessons you can use when you are in a pinch. I hesitate to put this in The Pinch seeing that this is a very delicate subject to handle in youth group. You may want to plan ahead with this one but maybe you just feel the need to have a […]
Check out the awesome people at Faith Westwood UMC in Omaha, Nebraska featured on Yahoo! who are using plastic grocery bags to create sleeping mats for the homeless population in Omaha. Incredible, Uplifiting Use for Old Plastic Bags: Sleeping Mats for the Homeless You can go in several different directions after reading the article: Talk […]
Watch the video (click on the link below) Rich vs Poor Experiment What reaction do you have watching this video? Read Luke 10:25-37 or Luke 6:27-31 Your group has probably had an experience of mistreating someone. Spend time discussing those experiences and how we are to treat folks as followers of Jesus.
First, take the time and read about this incredible young lady and her innovative plan to curb cyberbullying. 15 Year Old’s “ReTHINK” App aims to prevent cyberbullying. Now, head on over to ReTHINK and check out more about the app. You could go a number of ways with this lesson. You could focus on cyberbullying […]
By Dusty Luthy New Hope (Paducah) Youth Director One of my favorite things to do in a group setting is to dig into scripture in a deep, meaningful way where everyone, regardless of spirituality, can participate. Word Maps are one of my favorite tools to do this – and one of the most low-maintenance activities […]
Friends, let me introduce you to your new best friend; Deidox Films Deidox Shorts is a ministry of Deidox Films Inc a 501(c)3 film production and distribution company. We are media missionaries. Our mission is to produce and promote documentary films that help the Church reflect Christ and redeem culture. This lesson will focus on […]
From Ferguson, MO to SAE at University of Oklahoma, from #blacklivesmatter to #SAEhatesus we need to talk about racism in our youth groups. In the youth ministries I’ve been a part of I’ve witnessed blatant racism by students. I’ve overheard “jokes” that students tell. I’ve also seen it be unconscious, not understanding that what they […]
The Pinch is a new segment on the blog that will feature simple lessons you can use in a pinch. From One Second To The Next is an haunting documentary by Werner Herzog about the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving is at the top or possibly the leading cause of deaths among teenagers. We […]