WALKING HORMONES [PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT] Chapter three brought us to one of the most tantamount sections of parenting and guidance we have come to thus yet: “Walking Hormones”. We all know that one kid who reeks of him or herself from lack of a quality shower, or the kid who walks around … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Three
IT’S ALL ABOUT CHANGE This chapter, is really all about you. But it’s not; and it is. There is a mass idea out there that as parents, we don’t need to try and understand our young teens, because we already do. After all, we were there once and things haven’t changed all that … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Two
CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OF THIS AGE? Last week we started looking into youth ministry guru Mark Oestreicher’s new gem of a book, Understanding Your Young Teen. Going through the book is something our entire youth worker staff and a few parents have decided to do together in order to better … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter One
For the next several weeks, our regular posts for leadership development in student ministry will focus on a new book by youth ministry guru Mark Oestreicher. As a youth worker team at Prescott Church Modesto, we will work through his book Understanding Your Young Teen, taking one chapter per week … Read more about Understanding Your Young Teen – Introduction
Just because you say you’re a team, doesn’t make you an actual team. Calling yourself a team is not the requisite for being a true team. Look at it from the sports angle. On a team that plays effectively, each player or participant in the team: Knows the clear overall strategy on how to … Read more about
Students do not have enough victories. Unfortunately, failure is more prevalent in their lives than victories. But is this really the case? No, this is not the case. It’s just that failures are felt more than victories. Think about it like this: it takes eight positives to overcome a negative in … Read more about Affirming Students, 8:1
Sometimes life requires us to merely survive instead of thrive. It’s just the way it is. We lead busy, fragmented lives; distracted and unprotected. The demand for our attention consumes every waking hour, from things that are both within our control and things that are not. Getting by is sometimes … Read more about Surviving the Fray
“How do I [as a youth worker] make sure the issues we see at Penn State don’t repeat themselves at my church?” In order to make sure these situations do not occur at your church, under your watch, to the students that are under your care, you need to make sure certain policies and procedures … Read more about Protecting Our Kids, Our Church and Ourselves: Steps to avoid Penn State issues.