Navigating “The State of Youth Ministry”
Youth ministry

Navigating “The State of Youth Ministry”

By Christian Davis In 2016, the Barna Group published its most recent edition of The State of Youth Ministry. This report contains studies of youth attendance and involvement in church activities, parent expectations, ministry strengths and weaknesses, and many others. Amongst the wealth of statistics gathered from these studies, there are also several interviews with … Continue reading

General CBF / Youth ministry

CBF Youth Ministry Network collaborates for a bright future

The following post comes from John Uldrick, minister to students at First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., and president-elect of the CBF Youth Ministry Network. As I write this, I’m surrounded by 30+ youth ministers from Georgia to Hawaii and everywhere in between, sharing life and learning together.  It is a beautiful picture of community.  It … Continue reading

Internationals Ministries / Youth ministry

Servants among friends: “After all I’ve done for you”

“After all I’ve done for you ….” Many of us have used those words with our children – or heard them from our own parents!  But those words came alive for our Latino youth group this summer as teens spent time interviewing their parents, hearing their stories, and sharing stories of their own. LUCHA Ministries’ … Continue reading

Internationals Ministries / Missions / Student.Go / Youth ministry

Servants among Friends: Reaffirming Dignity

DIGNITY – what do you hear when this word comes to mind?  For us, it takes on renewed meaning each summer when LUCHA Ministries refocuses our efforts on Latino youth outreach through PROJECT 3-D.   Latino youth, many from immigrant parents and/or who are immigrants themselves, hear repeatedly that they are “different from” (implying “not as … Continue reading

CBF Virginia / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Youth ministry

Youth experience God at work through Mission Immersion D.C.

The following is a blog from Matthew Hensley, minister of education at Haymarket Baptist Church in Haymarket, VA and Northern Virginia regional representative on the CBFVA coordinating council. +++ “I believe that the great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor, but that they do not know … Continue reading