Each year we have some wonderful diocesan youth events led by some great leaders and by some great youth who are on the DYC (Diocesan Youth Commission). The DYC is a group of twelve 9th-12th grade youth from all over the state of Arkansas, who help plan and lead youth events. The term for a […]
You have started a new full-time or part time youth ministry position. There will be this day, after you have smiled and met everyone, where you sit at your desk and ask the question:
As youth ministers and Christian ed leaders we make spaces available where it is easier to experience God. God is already there, we hopefully point to God and make God more visible.
Two or three times a year I hear the question. Does anyone have any good fundraisers? This comes from overworked youth ministers who don’t want to spend their time and energy doing car washes that raise a few $100. Volunteer Sunday School teachers who never knew they signed up to be fundraisers for youth. Parents […]
A common occurrence in many congregations is a backpack blessing service. BuildFaith.org has a great article on these services at Blessing of the Backpack’s 6 Tips for Success. At EYCArkansas, we began wondering what this would look like with an older mindset and as part of a youth group or youth Sunday school meeting. We […]