Life Teen Core Training
We are ecstatic to announce a new resource in our Life Support box: Life Teen Core Training. Through both written and video resources, we will help you train your core Members whenever they join your team. This will hopefully allow you more time with your teens and less time behind a desk. In every Life Support box you will receive a new training resource for your core team. This 8-part training series will cover topics including: Core Recruitment Life Nights: Gather, Proclaim, Break,
Youth Ministry necessitates some really odd hours. Long after the Parish secretary has rolled the phones to voice mail, you’re trying to track down 50 pens that actually write or 20 Bibles that never made their way back to the bookcase. By the time the last teen is picked up, the last door gets locked and the last parking lot conversation ends, your last brain cell is running on overdrive.
No one ever signs up to be a youth minister for the joy of being a disciplinarian. It is, however, one of those areas that come with the territory (like mopping, filing folders, copying papers, and the occasional bathroom plumbing issue…). Individual behavior like anger, negative comments, hitting, personal boundary issues and bullying are just a few common issues you may face in your middle school youth group. These issues, if not dealt with, can draw other youth into participating in the same disruptive behavior. They can cause distraction in small groups and can eventually interfere with the behavior of the whole group.