What's in it for me? Talking to youth about confirmation

By Sparkhouse September 5, 2018

Confirmation-age youth have a lot going on these days. Whether it’s a full schedule of classes..

The faith vs. science debate

By Sparkhouse August 29, 2018

Despite your kids’ best attempts at slowing down time to enjoy summer a little bit longer,..

Tackling off-limit topics in youth group

By Sparkhouse August 22, 2018

Every youth worker has it – that list of youth group topics that you avoid at all costs. The..

Top 5 questions about T.B.D. … answered!

By Sparkhouse August 15, 2018

For today’s teens, even once you get them to show up to your youth group, it can be even more..

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..


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