Notion of Mercy: Why Grace isn't Enough - Finding Chaya
The Church loves to talk about grace but what about the other side of the coin? This post looks at why we need mercy too.
Finding Chaya - Weird, Wacky, Wonderful Adventures with Jesus
Finding Chaya was never meant to happen. There were no plans to create a ministry to help Christian women explore what a full life looks like. In fact, I wish Finding Chaya didn’t have to exist. My prayer is that one day it won’t need to. Finding Chaya is for the Christian woman who finds life hard. Let’s call her Zoe.
5 Helpful Ways to Study Your Bible Each Day
I sat down to read my Bible one morning and just stared at the cover with a glazed look. Where do I even start? What do I even read?! This book is HUGE! How in the world do I “study” it? If you’ve ever had a moment like mine, this post is for you. I’ll be totally honest. I’ve gone through seasons of my life where I wasn’t sure what to read in my Bible, or even how to read it. I’ve gone through seasons of feeling totally disinterested in God’s Word altogether. As I’ve looked back on my Bible…
Why You Should Get Your Students To Preach
Ever since we started running Youth Church nights as part of Youth we’ve got our students up to preach. The goal was to have each of our D Group preach at least once during the year, and more if they wanted to. We’ve continued to include student preachers in our line up at every Youth...
17+ Games With 6 Students Or Less
When you’ve got a small group of students, it can sometimes be difficult to find games to suit a small number of players. Today I’m sharing a roundup of games for 6 students or less. From apps to action, there’s something for any type of small Youth Ministry! Feel free to adapt these to suit...
Why We Take Summer Off Youth Events
5 reasons why we take summer off Youth events each year. I've been seeing a lot of discussion recently around summer and Youth Ministry. For us...
Christ vs Mental Health || My Testimony - CounterCultural. CounterCouture
Warning: I will be discussing issues pertaining to mental health, depression and self harm. Preface: This particular retelling/updated version of my testimony is the indirect result of a conversation I had with one of the amazing girls I served alongside at Keswick4Kids. Bryony, should you ever read this, thank you for listening to me while …
The Complete Guide To Small Groups
The Complete Guide to Small Groups is full of resources to help you get started, have great discussion, find a study, and be encouraged whatever the season.
Does Unfriending Someone Close to Me Mean I'm a Bad Person? | RELEVANT
Without going into incriminating details, I’ll just say that someone on my Facebook feed is really bothering me. And what makes it confusing is that, in
One Big Mistake You Make In Event Follow-Up
Plan your event well, but also plan your follow-up well! Here's three ways you can avoid making a big mistake in your event follow-up procedure.
Youth Pastor, Your Location Is Not A Disadvantage
I live in a part of my country that is often the butt of many jokes. Our accent is slightly different (we rrrrroll our Rs); our weather sucks (wet, windy, or freezing cold most of the year); we don’t have a university (many young people leave for this reason); we don’t have a shopping mall (or...
The Truth Every Christian Blogger Needs to Remember - Showit Blog
I have been called to write words, to encourage, to speak His truth. He has equipped me, He has sent me. He has given me the words, it is through His grace that I am who I am and yet I worry. Am I posting enough? Does this picture look good enough?
Ten Reasons Every Blogger Should Consider Writing a Book
Writing a book sounds like a huge task, but it's simpler than you think, and there are a few secret weapons that will help you get it done fast.
The Next Gen And Why They Need Us
Discipleship and mentoring plays a crucial role in a young person's spiritual walk. The next gen need us to input into their lives.
You Don’t Have To Do It All On One Night
Do you feel stressed trying to fit everything into your Youth night AND still do it well? Here's a secret.. you don't have to do it all on one night!