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..

Youth ministry in the age of science

By Dr. Andrew Root April 18, 2018

We all know that youth ministry is a jumble of fun, not-so-fun, and just plain challenging..

And the best (or worst?) Youth Ministry Cliché…

By Sparkhouse April 2, 2018

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been participating in our own version of March Madness—one where..

6 tips for healthily navigating Holy Week

By Rebecca Ninke March 26, 2018

Holy Week. How do you react when you read those words? Do you look forward to the spiritual..


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