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

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

What does T.B.D. have to do with engaging teens?

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

Today’s teenagers can be challenging to engage. After all, they are used to having all the information they need at their fingertips.

For youth leaders, we know the challenges that this brings for you. Tied with undying skepticism about anything and everything, it can be tough to not only engage this age group, but also to get them thinking about topics like their faith.… Read the rest

A special preview: Simplifying planning with Sparkhouse Digital

Sparkhouse Digital is coming July 10! Check out three features you should be excited about | Sparkhouse blogWhen it comes to planning your monthly parent and toddler class, your Sunday school programming for the year, or a weekend confirmation retreat, it can be challenging to find the time to organize, prepare, and even train your volunteers. Launched earlier this week, our newest digital curricula platform, Sparkhouse Digital, eases the complexity that comes with your ministry – allowing you more time to focus on what matters.… Read the rest