Tera Michelson

Battle Burnout with a Mini Sabbatical

By Tera Michelson September 28, 2021

When the going gets tough, often the first thing to fall off a youth worker’s schedule is..

Keeping Christmas Simple

By Tera Michelson August 31, 2021

Summer service is winding down, fall kick-off is around the corner, and—believe it or not—it is..

Helping Youth Grieve the Past Year

By Tera Michelson July 8, 2021

COVID isn’t over, but your community may be starting to come back together. While nothing can..

Reset for Fall: Meeting Your Students at the Starting Line, Again

By Tera Michelson June 29, 2021

It might only be June, but fall is right around the corner. After the past year or more of COVID..

Creating a Culture of Interdependence among Youth

By Tera Michelson May 20, 2021

One of the silver linings of the global pandemic is how it pushed pause on much of our programming..

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,..

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