Articles about "Youth and Family"
41 Ideas for Making Your Church More Kid Friendly
by Mary Stearns Sgarioto
Sometimes serious, outrageous, or lighthearted, the author shares ways to make certain that our children know they are welcomed in God's house. And her ideas cost next to nothing.
Asking the “So What?” Question
by Katherine S. Miller-Holland
“So what?” The question strikes fear and anguish into the hearts of most youth workers and Sunday school teachers.
by Cheryl A. Erdmann
A team of churches has provided a week-long confirmation camp experience for youth for many years. For youth and adults alike, a lot is accomplished.
Children, Music, and Worship: Strengthening the Connections
by Michael Krentz
The music of faith is integral to shaping children’s faith and helping them participate and lead in worship. Here are some ways to strengthen congregational resolve to help children worship through the gift of music.
by Diane Lewis
Enhancing congregational life and strengthening faith are hallmarks of intentional intergenerational learning.
Making the Congregational Connection
by Nancy J. Conner and Dennis G. Sepper
Students, while away from their "home" congregation, are still a part of your community. Here are some guidelines to help your congregation minister to them.
No Need to Wait
by David D. Grafton
Some parents feel they need to put their "spiritual" lives on hold when they begin to raise their families. But these years can be opportunities to build spiritual disciplines for adult and child alike.
by Maureen Stein
A desire to bring more security to their town's children, as well as share the gospel of Jesus to many who have no worship home, led four ecumenical neighbors to a vibrant after-school ministry in a small town in rural Illinois.
Teenagers and Church Music: What Do They Really Think?
by Barbara J. Resch
What do teens think is the appropriate kind of music for a worship setting? An interview with a professor of music education who researched this question provides some interesting answers.
Youth Ministry: What Are We Teaching High School Kids about the Church?
by Dawn Mass-Moser
Here are three questions to help church leaders examine what we are teaching our youth about the church and its mission to know and follow Jesus Christ.