Differences between Youth Trauma and Adult Trauma

By Rev. Carla Wilson February 1, 2022

It’s a match made in, well, not heaven. A new semester, a new pandemic strain outbreak that..

Dive Deep in Discipleship

By Tera Michelson January 27, 2022

It was a rite of passage in my childhood community to enter the deep end of the local swimming..

New Year's Resolutions for Youth Ministers

By Rev. Carla Wilson December 28, 2021

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the making of New Year’s resolutions. After the last two..

Providing Sabbath for Busy Youth

By Per Nestingen December 8, 2021

This article is in conversation with "Making Time for Church," posted on the Sparkhouse blog on..

Making Time for Church

By Rebecca Ninke December 7, 2021

This article is in conversation with "Providing Sabbath for Busy Youth," posted on the Sparkhouse..

Stay Relevant in Youth Ministry by Building Relationships

By Tera Michelson December 2, 2021

I’m wearing my mom jeans and feeling the pressure. I can’t keep up. Pop culture references are..

The Importance of Faith Rituals for Teens

By Tera Michelson October 26, 2021

Anyone who has ever spent time with a toddler knows the importance of routines. The whole family..

Appropriately Vetting Volunteers Who Work with Children and Youth

By Jessica Davis October 14, 2021

Content note: contains non-specific mentions of child abuse.

As we engage in our ministries with..

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..

Role Models Reflecting Diversity, Cooperation, and Strength

By Rev. Carla Wilson September 9, 2021

Many of us, as at least somewhat resourced and experienced adults, find ourselves battling decision..

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