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Category Archive: High School Students

Are you in high school? Parents of high schoolers? Minister to high schoolers? Welcome.

May 05

Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More.

Our friend Alex Chediak has a new book out that parents of teens will find helpful to help them prepare their students for college: Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More. Watch Alex talk about the topic below.

Jul 29

Discovering God’s Deep, Dark, Mysterious Will

From The Blazing Center: God’s will isn’t a deep, dark mystery we have to solve. He isn’t playing hide and seek or throwing out red herrings to throw us off the track.  “Aha!” we can almost hear him saying, “You thought I was calling you to be a nurse, but I really wanted you to …

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Nov 28

New DVD in Passion Talk Series: Fruitcake and Ice Cream

Joining Indescribable, Hope-When Life Hurts Most, and How Great Is our God in the Pasion Talk Series from our longtime friend Louie Giglio is Fruitcake and Ice Cream.  This package includes a CD with five songs from artists including Chris Tomlin and Charlie Hall, while the DVD contains a powerful message from the recently completed Passion World Tour. Writes …

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Apr 29

Interview With Author Colin Creel: Finding Your Calling And Career

Interview with Colin Creel, author of Perspectives: A Life Guide for Twentysomethings and Crossroads: Navigating Your Calling and Career, Let’s talk about your new book.   What age group did you write it for, and why should they read it?Colin Creel: Crossroads was written primarily for individuals in their twenties and thirties, but has been very well …

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Jul 27

Ten Ways to Burn Yourself Out

I’ve been thinking burn out for some reason today. Not for me, but for fellow youth workers, pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers out there. Burnout is real threat to those of us in the ministry. It can happen before you know it and possibly ruin your entire ministry. So if you want to burn yourself …

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Jul 20

130 Youth Ministry Tips and Ideas

Check out this resource from our buddy Tim Schmoyer.  Click on the link below to download it.  Here’s some highlights of the list…. Share stories from your own life when speaking to students Admit your failures Communicate with parents as much as possible Ditch the "Christianese" Form a team of adults that will commit to …

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Jul 13

Summer Time Small Groups

I’ve listened to a lot of student pastors talk about taking the summer off with their small groups. There are some benefits to this, but I see summertime as a fantastic opportunity for small group leaders to really connect with students and build better relationships. Here’s a quick 10 to get you thinking small groups …

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Apr 18

7 Things I Wish I had Known in High School

Dave Burchett, Emmy Award winning television sports director, author, and Christian speaker, offers a helpful list and commentary to go along with it.  Here’s the list, read the article to read the reasons why these are on the list: I wish I had known that my high school years did not define me at all …

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Jan 08

How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause

The following message was delivered by John Piper to 24,000 college students in Atlanta January 4, 2007 at Passion ’07. The closest I have ever come to being fired from my position as a pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in the last twenty-six years was in the mid eighties when I wrote an article for …

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Oct 30

TIME: Sugarcoated, MTV-style youth ministry is so over. Bible-based worship is packing teens in pews now

Time magazine’s current issue takes note of the trend in youth ministry away from entertainment and towards the serious study of theology among Christian youth groups.  Interesting that this has made TIME Magazine, at a time when some within mainline evangelicalism still don’t seem to understand that spending hours and hours of time in goofy, …

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