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10 Ideas for Youth Ministry in the Summer

As part of a special summer series, Alabama youth ministers will be writing about various topics that are relevant to those involved in Student Ministries in any roles. Our second guest is Tim Bates, minister of youth and children at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Ozark. Summer and youth ministry can be a … Continue Reading

Summer Term 2015

Summer time help for Student ministers and their ministry

As part of a special summer series, Alabama youth ministers will be writing about various topics that are relevant to those involved in Student Ministries in any roles. Our first guest is Denis Tanner, associate pastor of students and adult ministries at Shades Crest Baptist Church. Much of what I am sharing comes from what […]

Recent Lessons on Transitioning Faith

Transitioning Friends

A very wise mentor in my life once told me to always meet a kid like you will know them for the rest of your life, because you might. That has certainly proven true over and over in my life and ministry. I have friends today from those first years of youth ministry that are […]

Transitioning Leaders

Throughout this “Transitioning Faith” series, we have been looking at how to best prepare students for the challenges of life after high school graduation. Primarily, we have been asking the questions that determine the type of student that we want to be sending off into the next season of life. Do we want these teens […]

January Term

Keep Current on Legal Issues

Today’s lesson features video from Dr. Allen Jackson’s Protecting Your Students and Your Student Ministry conference. Dr. Jackson shares tips on how you as a Student Minister can not only protect your students but your student ministry. In this session he talks about the need to  “Keep Current on Legal Issues”: Ten Commandments of Risk Management […]

Preparing Your Teenager to be a Mature Believer

Today’s lesson features video from the fourth session of Dr. Richard Ross’s Accelerate conference. Dr. Ross walks us through his newest book, Accelerate: Parenting Teenagers Toward Adulthood, equipping leaders to transition their students to adulthood. In the fourth session he covers these topics: Preparing Your Teenager to be a Mature Believer Sending Your Teenager on a Gap-Year Mission […]

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