Engaging teens and opening their minds

By Bryan Bliss August 8, 2018

I was coming to the penultimate point of my teaching series, something that – as a new youth..

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

By Sparkhouse August 1, 2018

Today’s teenagers can be challenging to engage. After all, they are used to having all the..

Sparkhouse donates $2,000 to one church – and here’s what they'll do with it!

By Sparkhouse July 25, 2018

It’s no secret that many churches don’t have large budgets – if any budget at all! As a ministry..

My favorite moments from the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

By Sparkhouse July 11, 2018

For the first time, I had the opportunity to join 30,000 leaders and students at last week’s..

Youth worker perspective: What to expect at ELCA Youth Gathering

By Sparkhouse June 13, 2018

As we get ready to head to Houston in a few weeks for this year’s ELCA Youth Gathering, we knew..

The Enneagram test and youth ministry

By Leah Pettit May 23, 2018

In our last post, we talked about the Enneagram test and how it reveals key qualities for..

What does Enneagram mean for youth ministry?

By Leah Pettit May 16, 2018

Whether it was 10 years ago, five years ago, or even just a few days ago, you've likely taken a..

How to keep teens engaged in confirmation

By Reverend Daniel Davis May 11, 2018

In April of 2018, Sparkhouse invited the Rev. Daniel Davis of Westminster United Presbyterian..


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