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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.

Discovering Hidden History

History often impacts justice issues. Here are some ways for youth to discover those hidden stories in their own locations and empower all of us to go another way in the present and future. Use these ideas with young people as you help them to uncover issues that they are passionate about and that they… Read more »

Stay Home, Stay Connected

As faith leaders, we can offer something unique in this time of grief and crisis. You don’t have to produce super engaging videos or daily content, just use your gifts to be present and authentic; use this time to focus on connection and community. Let’s face it, you are probably already doing this in some… Read more »

Disrupted Milestones

Whether you are meeting in real time or virtually, when recognizing milestones, it is important to be intentional about the process in order to bring meaning to the event for young people. Here are some suggestions for opportunities to lift up and acknowledge milestones that will be missed this spring.

Sheltering at Home is a Time for Advocacy

Because our youth are stuck at home for a while, it’s a great time to inspire them to think about the situations and circumstances of others. With a little guidance and encouragement from their adult leaders, young people can use their extra time and their access to the internet to learn about the obstacles and… Read more »