Allowing students to encounter the same problems and make the same decisions as their brothers and sisters all over the world helps them make a deep spiritual, physical, and emotional connection. This week we sit down with Sam Gochey from SIFAT to talk about how experiential learning and missions. You can find out more information about SIFAT at sifat.org.
Assessing potential problems with potential mission opportunities and organizations is an essential part of planning and preparing your team to be successful on short term missions.
With the recently release protocol from the United Methodist Church there are lots of questions. We sat down this week to discuss how you can talk to the teens in your ministry and help them understand what this protocol means and what they can do.
There has been a lot of talk about the United Methodist Church and what’s happening with a possible split. With all of that talk comes a lot of confusion and questions. This week we sit down with some youth workers and try to offer some clarity on the subject.
Staying connected with your volunteers and creating a support system with them is the key to having successful on-going relationships with your volunteers.
Every youth worker who leads a small group fears trying to get students to participate during discussions and all you hear is crickets! This week we sit down with Lee French to talk about how to create an atmosphere to get your students to talk.
We all make mistakes. The important thing is that we learn from them. This week we share some of our biggest failures and what we learned from them.
Ministry is impossible without volunteers! Being intentional about saying thank you is vital. This week we sit down to talk about ways you can show your appreciation to your volunteers and help build a sense of camaraderie.
As youth workers, we often find that self care is at the bottom of our list of priorities. This week we talk about a few ways you can practice good self care by creating boundaries, building healthy relationships, and being prepared.
How can you address “calling” in Youth Ministry in practical terms? Wendy Mohler-Seib from the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College talks about understanding who you are and how you fit into the world.