BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders
young Baptists / Youth ministry

BSK’s Flourish Center offers workshops for youth leaders

BSK’s Flourish Center for Congregational Imagination is offering a special workshop series for youth leaders. These online, non-credit workshops, entitled, Introduction to Youth Ministry and Essential Topics for Youth Ministry, include 6 sessions each.  These workshops are geared not toward youth ministers who already have a Masters of Divinity degree, but toward those who may be working in … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World
COVID-19 / Podcast / young Baptists / Youth ministry

CBF Podcast: Kara Powell, Faith in an Anxious World

By Andy Hale “When I was a kid, we had to walk to school in the snow, over three mountains, and with grizzly bears on the loose,” we have all had that conversation before with our parents and grandparents. Every generation thinks they had it more challenging than the generation after them. And yet, this … Continue reading

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