Category Archives: Ministry Resource

The Effects of Constant Exposure to Mass Tragedy

By Doug Ranck • Free Methodist Church • Santa Barbara, California I am blessed to live in a small coastal town just outside Santa Barbara. Weekly I pick up the little newspaper and scan to keep up with the latest … Continue reading

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Tobymac Visited My Group Last Night

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina I’ve been helping out with the youth ministry at a small country church near where I live. They’re a fairly-typical “church youth group” bunch – have been around each other … Continue reading

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What Worked With Me – From a Guy’s Perspective

By Jon Brockman, Snohomish Washington High school is a fun and exciting time in life. I loved my high school experience—but that’s not to say that there weren’t times along the way that were difficult. I didn’t experience any family … Continue reading

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Teachers and Parents Share Stories From Inside the ‘Fortnite’ Phenomenon

From prom invitations to confused girlfriends to shy kids becoming the center of attention, you don’t understand how obsessed kids are with ‘Fortnite.’ By Patrick Klepek NOTE: “Middle School” is the theme of the upcoming edition of Youth Leaders Only. We … Continue reading

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One Solitary Life

When I received this familiar piece from friends this morning it reminded me of the purity of the Gospel and how Jesus is what Easter is all about. Interestingly, my friends Heniek and Jagoda Markiewicz live in Warsaw, Poland. Yes, … Continue reading

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How Do We Know That Jesus Is Alive?

By Ken McCoy • JumpStart Ministries • Charlotte, North Carolina • ken@jumpstartministries.comNOTE: This is an excerpt from interlinc’s resources built around the RISEN film. The excerpt does not include the Set Up ideas, the Warm Up activity, or some Transition discussion questions. … Continue reading

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What Worked With Me – From a Girl’s Perspective

By Kendell Richmond • San Diego, California Looking back, I understand that at first my reason for attending church had very little, if anything, to do with God. Instead, I believe my eldest sister puts it best; it was my … Continue reading

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How to Reach the Male Student Athlete

By Clay Elliott • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • San Jose, California “We must go on to other towns as well…” Mark 1:38 Every year I begin my chaplain duties for the San Jose State Baseball team with the same … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Reach the Heart of the Female Athlete

By Megan Dickerson • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Portland, Oregon   NOTE: This is one of the articles about “Challenge of the Sexes – Ministry to Guys and Girls” to which Youth Leaders Only members have free access. To read the … Continue reading

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3 Keys To Meaningful Conversations with Students

By Dr. Greg Joiner • Fellowship Bible Church • Brentwood, TN • gjoiner@fbctn.org Out of all the camps, messages, Bible studies, and small groups I’ve been a part of, the one-on-one conversations with students that that stand out.  I’m continually learning … Continue reading

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