Monday, November 30, 2015
I have been taking our son to his soccer practices, while my wife takes our daughter to her lessons. She asked if we could switch for the night so I could hear her play and see her lessons.
As I sat and watched, I started to reflect a bit on 5th-8th grade youth ministry. Here are 10 things I LEARNED from her lesson. You can draw your own conclusions of my opinion of her instructor...
10. Students will make mistakes
9. Don't try to be cool
8. Condescending turns kids off
7. Look your student in the eye when you talk to them
6. Teaching is sometimes more about doing and less about talking
5. Take the time to get to know your students
4. Get on your students level
3. Come prepared to teach, you expect your students be prepared to learn
2. You have limited amount of time with your students don't waste it
1. It is about the students not about you!
Posted by JH Uth Guy Dan at Monday, November 30, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Not being dramatic or all paraniod-doomsday prepper.... Unfortunately with all the things going on in our world currently, it might be wise to at least have a realistic conversation with your leaders and volunteers about "Active Shooter" plans for your ministry/youth ministry.
Here is a helpful video to start the conversation or to help train your team. It is something we have recently use with our team.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The two high school freshmen, along with 40 of their classmates, are about to give up their cellphones for 24 hours.
They clutch them as they get mentally prepared. Davis says the good part will be talking to her family more.
The bad part? Kinda the same — "Because we're always communicating on our phones. Like, your family could be in the next room, and we texting them, but now you've got to get up and walk to go get them!"
Then it gets real. Maplewood High teacher Jarred Amato gives the 5-minute warning.
The students post to Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat for the last time for 24 hours.... "
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