What Young People Need to Hear around Valentine's Day

By Sparkhouse February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is coming up! For elementary-age kids, Valentine’s Day likely means they’ll..

Talking to Your Youth about New Year's Resolutions

By Sparkhouse January 2, 2020

Happy New Year! For many, the beginning of the new year is a time to make resolutions to change..

Structuring Confirmation around Neurodiverse Learners

By Tammie Sinibaldo December 10, 2019

Neurodiversity – We’re all in this together

If I took a poll of my confirmation youth (ages 12-15),..

Meet the Here We Stand Lutheran Study Bible!

By Sparkhouse November 21, 2019

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

What’s Inside: An NRSV translation of the Bible, plus margin content about the..

Meet the Colaborate Methodist Student Bible!

By Sparkhouse November 14, 2019

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

What’s Inside: An NRSV translation of the Bible filled with interactive graphics,..

Meet the Colaborate Lutheran Student Bible!

By Sparkhouse November 7, 2019

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

What’s Inside: An NRSV translation of the Bible filled with interactive graphics,..

Sunday school activity: Scramble prayers for children

By Cathy Skogen-Soldner August 6, 2019

Remember when your teacher put “Thanksgiving” up on the board and challenged your class to make..

Nurturing a Mindful Ministry

By Marissa Letscher July 30, 2019

Looking back over my early childhood in the Lutheran church, I've observed how deeply ingrained an..

Four tips for new youth ministry workers

By Bryan Bliss July 23, 2019

A first youth ministry job can be intimidating at the start. The church you're serving likely has..

Budget, schmudget: Thoughts for creating a budget for your ministry program

By Marissa Letscher July 2, 2019

I loathe budgets. Wouldn't it be fabulous if money just grew on trees?! Alas, that is not reality,..

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