Student Ministry: A New Normal?

Join our panel of experienced youth leaders as they discuss how youth ministry will change once groups begin meeting again. Our panel will discuss experiences they’ve had as well as ideas to help us all move forward under “the new normal”. Panelists: Cody Ray, Todd Shoemaker, Carly Nicodemus, Angie Dallavalle, Tyler Kramer, and Eric Miller What do you think life …

Parenting Your High School Seniors (Video)

During this Digital Lab, Pastor Keith Minier talks about how parents can help their teens pursue the Lord in the midst of our current culture. This lab will challenge and encourage parents who have seniors at home who are feeling like they’ve faced a lot of disappointment. Keith will also help parents of students who are struggling with great loss, …

How to Help Your Students Make the Most of Their Time (Video)

Your students just had weeks of quarantine and now summer is here. They might be tired of watching videos and feeling the fall out from having TOO much free time on their hands. How can you help them make the most of their time in a God honoring way? Does the Bible address playing too many video games or staying …

How Can We Help Students Find Their Identity?

Tim Lansing, director of Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles, talked with Janine Lansing and Andrea Farren about how to help students find their indentity in Christ. Tim and Janine lead the youth group at Norwalk Grace Brethren Church in Norwalk, California. Andrea Farren leads the youth ministry at Legacy Church in Kendallville, Indiana. Janine Lansing has worked alongside her …

Starting a Student Leadership Team

Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Angie Dallavalle, middle school director and Fletcher Abbott, high school director, both of Grace Community Church in Frederick Maryland about how to create a student leadership team. Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, chatted with Angie Dallavalle and Fletcher Abbott about student leadership teams.  Angie is …

A Guide to Dating: Helping Your Students

Eric Miller talks with Mark & Kristen Artrip about the world of dating in our culture today. We discussed how to help your students with healthy boundaries in dating, biblical principles, and even offer some ideas for what to be aware of when it comes to dating. Mark is lead pastor of Movement Church in Hillard, Ohio.  A Guide …

How Do You Engage Video Gamers In Your Student Ministry?

Video games are a wonderful part of living in the modern era. You probably have students in your ministry who embrace this part of our culture and are avid gamers. But you’re not. So how can you cross the divide and engage your student gamers? Eric Miller, director of ministry operations for CE National, talks with Nick Deck, student ministries …

3 Simple Teaching Tips Every Youth Leader Can Implement This Weekend

I am sure, like me, you have all been there. You feel like what you have to say is literally from the Spirit of God. You have prepped all week; you carefully crafted your talk, studied the text, prayed through the text, and even created some of the greatest tweetable one-liners. You are convinced that your picture with a great …

5 Simple Ways to Build Trust in Your Small Groups

Building strong student leaders has always been one of my favorite things to do in youth ministry. There is just something special about watching students grow into the person God created them to be, to connect with others using their gifts, lead others, and to be lead by Christ—but not without my fair share of immense challenges. I have lost …

5 Things That Should Be on Your Fall To Do List

Fall ministry season is upon us. No doubt you have started training volunteer leaders, communicating with parents, deciding what to teach on this semester, and planning for this fall’s special events and retreats. Despite the fact that you have had all summer to prepare, it just never feels like you’re ready. But in all the large scale planning and list …