Tera Michelson

Welcoming New Youth into Youth Group

By Tera Michelson April 20, 2021

The summer shuffle is coming soon: juniors, sophomores, and the not-so-green freshmen rise in rank,..

The Learning Cliff: 5 Grounding Lessons We Learned This Year

By Tera Michelson March 9, 2021

This time last year, we had no idea what was ahead. Now, we’ve weathered one full year of pandemic..

Voices of the Faithful

By Tera Michelson February 23, 2021

One of the best-known traits of adolescence is the development of voice—forming an opinion and..

Creative (and Safe) Ways to Celebrate Youth

By Tera Michelson January 26, 2021

From the smallest victories to the largest milestones, our youth have a lot to celebrate. They turn..

Take a 2020 Soul Survey

By Tera Michelson December 17, 2020

2020 has been a rough year in youth ministry—and all around. Before you turn the page on this year,..

Making Room for Questions

By Tera Michelson November 24, 2020

Some of the best a-ha moments in my faith come from children’s sermons. I vividly remember one..

3 Things Youth Need Right Now

By Tera Michelson October 8, 2020

The writing is on the wall: COVID safeguards are here to stay through the fall, if not longer...

Connecting with Caregivers: Partnering with Your Students’ Adults

By Tera Michelson September 10, 2020

If you know teens, you know that the relationships between them and their caregiving adults can be..

A Season of Question Marks: Planning Youth Ministry Now

By Tera Michelson August 20, 2020

After weeks of wishful thinking, it is becoming clear that fall is bringing more of the same youth..

Get the Stink Out

By Tera Michelson July 30, 2020

When something rotten invades the heart of the home, all else pauses until it’s found. You know the..

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