Hurting Kids: Mercy For Self-Harm

By Nancy Alcorn / Mercy Ministries of America / Nashville, Tennessee / mercyministries.org  I couldn’t stop myself. I had to cut. Not cutting meant everything was okay, and everything was anything but okay. So dead inside, I picked up a...

Hurting Kids: Where To Turn

Since you’re a youth leader, you WILL encounter crisis situations. When they happen, you’ll need to know where to turn. Here are some websites and information that could prove invaluable to you. GET HELP NOW...

Creating MONSTERS

By Keith Stancil / Artist Garden Entertainment / Nashville, Tennessee / keithstancil.com The monster lurks within pretending to be one with our human soul. It hides in the shadows hoping to go unnoticed until the...

Discombobulated

By Ken McCoy / JumpStart Ministries  Charlotte, North Carolina / kennymac@mac.com The phone’s ringing woke me from a deep sleep. Jeannie answered it and mumbled, “Yes, he’s here,” and handed the phone to me. A quick...

Technology: Leaving Space for Silence

Rev. Paula Daniel-Steinbacher / Presbyterian Church of the Eternal Hills / Tabernash, Colorado / paulapalooza@gmail.com (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 102 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: Doing Ministry in...

Technology: The Evil Social Media

Doug Ranck / Free Methodist Church / Santa Barabara, Californa / dranck@fmcsb.org (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 102 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: Doing Ministry in the 21st Century.) “Nobody talks face to...

Technology: Technological Attention Deficit Disorder

Elise Chapman / Saint Ann Catholic Church / South Chesterfield, Virginia / echapman@stanncc.com (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 102 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: Doing Ministry in the 21st Century.)...

Technology: We Live In The Future

Jackson Fong / First Baptist Church / Downey, California / JacksonF@fbcdowney.org (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 102 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: Doing Ministry in the 21st Century.) When I...

Technology: The Mobile Youth Pastor

Randy Brown / Powerhouse Youth Ministry / Atlanta, Georgia / randysbrown@gmail.com (This is the next in our series of Feature Articles from Youth Leaders Only 102 – which has the theme of TECHNOLOGY: Doing Ministry in the 21st Century.) April 2016...