A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope

Meeting Report, Youth Pastoring
I have been struggling for a while with our youth group on Sunday night. We are bringing in a whole new crowd of kid and they are a bit rough around the edges. I have enlisted some adult help* and switched to a more experiential model of teaching and that has helped some, but what probably made the most difference was has been the time I have spent outside of church with students. I have been making an effort to meet with kids outside of church whenever I could. I had supper with one of my high school kids this week and found out that he had gone through a pretty rough time as a kid. I also found out that another younger kid was going through the same thing.…
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Next Complete Series?

Next Complete Series?

Complete Series
One of the things I like to do as a youth minister is to have one "nostalgia" type series a year. The idea is to go back and find something from when they were kids (which for some of them is just like last year) and bring it out and teach a lesson on it. Some of these have been more successful than others, but with the success of Come Alive: A Greatest Showman Bible Study I thought I would work up some of those old series into something for Nailscars.com Anyway, here are the possibilities. There have been a few more, but these are the ones that are closest to being produced. So leave a comment on which you would like to see first. Finding Purpose: A Phineas and Ferb Bible StudyKim Possible the…
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The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Complete Series, Uncategorized
Recently my son put The Greatest Showman into the DVD player in our van so as we travel around town I have been listening to it again. As I have been I am once again struck by how well the songs in it lead in to some really cool Bible truths for teenagers. I wanted to once again push my The Greatest Showman Bible study. It is just $5 for a 4 week Bible study that uses songs from The Greatest Showman as a jumping off point for a Bible study about identity, longing, and forgiveness. Your students will love it! Contents: Week Bible Study PDFTitle GraphicFull Page GraphicBackground GraphicBlack and White Header GraphicStudent Handout for Each Lesson Week 1: Come Alive Song: Come AliveBible Passage: John 10:10 Overview: This Bible…
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Video Daily Devotions for Students

Video Daily Devotions for Students

Youth Pastoring
So I am on this constant crusade for Instagram to take over Snapchat. I'm not a fan of Snapchat for a myriad of reasons, so I am always trying to push Instagram to the forefront*. When they added the very weird IGTV service I thought I would try it out and ran daily devotions for a while, but eventually I lost steam and moved on. Mainly because the tools I needed were hard and the devotions took too much time out of my day. Fast forward to 2019 and I think I have found a solution to making daily devotions for my students, and I think you can do the same. Here is how it works. You will need to start with some software and camera. I found for ease…
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