Top 5 questions about T.B.D. … answered!

What does T.B.D. have to do with your faith? Learn more in this blog post from Sparkhouse! | Sparkhouse

For today’s teens, even once you get them to show up to your youth group, it can be even more challenging to keep them engaged and interested in what you have to say.

That’s why Sparkhouse launched T.B.D., a new youth small group that helps teens unpack and take ownership of their faith – diving deep into discussion about topics like prayer and sin.… Read the rest

How can you build strong small group relationships?

Small group of people talk in a living room | Sparkhouse Blog

Each small group is going to look very different to the next. When we ask ourselves, “what works best for small group adult studies?” our minds are filled with several combinations of what will work and what won’t.

In this blog post, we aren’t going to tell you how to spend your time, but instead, learn three key tips to build and strengthen small group relationships so you can have the best time with each other.… Read the rest

Engaging teens and opening their minds

What is the best way to engaging teens in their faith? | Sparkhouse blog

I was coming to the penultimate point of my teaching series, something that – as a new youth worker and a new seminary grad – was the pinnacle of my ministry thus far. Now, 15 years later, I don’t even remember the topic (which may or may not have been a sign … ) but in that moment, please know that this teaching series mattered.… Read the rest

When the kids you served are now youth qualified for church leadership

Teenage girl meeting with caring adult ministry leader | Sparkhouse BlogBefore you realize it, kids you raised up in children’s programs become youth qualified for church leadership. It can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with this for a variety of reasons. It’s hard to recognize that they are old enough to be in those roles – and it’s hard to understand that they are adults when you’ve watched them throw temper tantrums, changed their diapers, and rolled your eyes when they just couldn’t settle down during prayer.… Read the rest