In this 5 part special podcast series, Zac and Chad will walk you through the five stages of youth ministry growth. You will learn where your ministry is currently, and how to get to where you want to go. For After 9 episode the whole team is back to talk about ministering well at home. Youth minister, youth pastor, you are blessed if you minister well first to your spouse and family. Your partners for life and primary ministry are the ones at home. Hear from Zac, Chad, and Kristen for some thoughts, processes, and practical tips for ministering well at home which in turn will bless your student ministry.
2 Things We Must Teach Our Students About Sex & Dating
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This lesson will make you aware of both the benefits and dangers of dating, and help you to develop a Scriptural set of dating standards. Group dating is several couples getting together. First-time dates are usually group dates. Picnics, skating parties, school functions, and church socials are ideal for first dates.
Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?
When you work with teenagers, dating within the group is almost an inevitability. With a David Crowder slow jam worship song and the gentle hum of florescent lights, romance is in the air. In addition to the freely flowing hormones, ministries explore emotions and growing together, relationship development and personal sharing. Relationships within the ministry can feel like a distraction, a hindrance, even an insurmountable problem at times, but there are a few things we can do to safeguard the ministry from a negative fallout from teen dating and the teen breakups that follow.
The following 2-part guest series is contributed by Jake Waits. He has some great ideas for romancing your spouse and keeping your marriage alive throughout the demands and pressures of ministry. Oh, and you men, remember Valentines Day is a little over a week away! Okay, so I have been skewering the web and local Christian bookstores over the past few months for ANY creative and fun ideas for dates with my wife. It has been a lot of fun coming up with anything that I can do to surprise my wife on our random dates.