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Resources in Youth Ministry

Quicksheets #81 Evaluating Programs

A simple evaluation tool helps guide us to evaluate what we have been doing, whether it is working now, and if it should be pulled forward into our plans for the year. This resource offers simple evaluation questions to use when trying something new OR when considering bringing a former program back.

Quicksheets #80 Preparing Groups for Hard Conversations

The church should be proactive and seek ways to provide tools for the young people in our congregations to have respectful, caring conversations with people who they may disagree with or where the topic may just be uncomfortable no matter how important. Here are exercises to help create an atmosphere of safety, respect, and accountability.

Blessings for the New School Year

This resource includes ideas for back to school blessings and celebrations which include all those in education as students or leaders in our faith communities and our communities.

Quicksheets #79 Partnering with Parents for Hard Conversations

As youth groups gather less often, we might miss the opportunity to give an immediate faith response to a critical cultural moment. Parents are valuable partners in ministry and play a vital role in processing world events; so how do we support parents in this important faith work?

Quicksheets #78 Social/Emotional Health

God wants our young people to thrive. The church and youth ministry can reflect this truth by setting apart group time to nurture our youth’s mental health. This resource offers a list of check-in questions to use in group settings or as group text check-ins. Also included in this resource are a list of practices… Read more »

Quicksheets Index

Index of Quicksheets – contains titles and links to the resource.

Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth

The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the youth in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.

Making Memories & Telling Stories in the Now

Let’s not let this moment go by without taking time to engage and document this time and other memories. Storytelling can be an impactful faith practice to engage in. Here are some suggestions for making, sharing and documenting memories.