Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Three

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

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter Two

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

Understanding Your Young Teen – Chapter One

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

Understanding Your Young Teen – Introduction

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

Surviving the Fray

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

Protecting Our Kids, Our Church and Ourselves: Steps to avoid Penn State issues.

“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.