Each month Youth Ministries feature three Features of the Month.
- Moment of the Month features our fun youth ministry finds, you will see everything from movie trailers to magazine ads to YouTube videos.
- Link of the Month features a recommended youth ministry site.
- Taste of the Month features a taste of training or something we think would be worth you to nibble on for sharing Jesus with this generation of youth.
Check em’ out and enjoy!
Moment of the Month
"Never Give Up"
Derek Redmond’s Olympic moment 24 years ago still embodies the determination to finish and the support of family. Our Savior King invites us to remember, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Link of the Month
"5 Ways to Process Tragedy with Teens"
Our wild world will continue to highlight the human struggle. The reality of sin and its consequences are encountered regularly by today’s teens. This piece from Fuller Youth Institute invites caring, believing adults to engage adolescents from a perspective of faith and authenticity.
Taste of the Month
"TRAIN" from Tim Barnett
FLY Beyond had a ton of highlights in July, but one for me was collaborating with Tim Barnett from Stand to Reason (www.str.org). Tim brought sessions on “Are Faith and Science Compatible?” and “If God, Why Evil?”
In addition, Tim offered us a bonus session seeing so many youth leaders involved in the week. Late one night, Tim shared his session on “Engaging the Minds of Our Students”.
Tim offered the acronym TRAIN for framing our engagement:
T - Test. Put teens in a spot to develop critical thinking evaluation.
R - Require. Give teens benchmarks for going further in their personal development.
A - Arm. Provide teens God's truth & how to defend it. It's the difference between isolation & inoculation.
I - Involve. Position teens to serve in ways to utilize gifts and be a tangible part of the ministry.
N - Nurture. Pursue ways to nurture their wounds, because they will have them from before being trained and during the battle.