Here is a resource for your youth group to use to talk about Wellness when in online settings. Spin the Wheel and then answer the questions. HEARTRelationships: How have your relationships strengthened in the last few weeks? How have they weakened? What is one thing you could do to help nurture an existing relationship, including with yourself? …… Continue reading Living Compass Resources for Online Groups
Right now we are a week or two into the Coronavirus and social distancing to help control it. Churches everywhere are working to get their services online and youth groups are meeting to do prayer services online. Please remember to also have fun. During this time of high anxiety and physical distancing from our friends,…… Continue reading Videoconference Games: Remember to Play!
As formation ministers we typically are brought into situations where youth may disclose some form of maltreatment or we may come into relationship with the youth and suspect that abuse or neglect is going on. What are signs of abuse? Signs of abuse include Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and neglect. See these outlined here https://ar.mandatedreporter.org/public/pdf/en/Signs-of-Child-Abuse-Neglect.pdf If…… Continue reading What is a Mandated Reporter and am I one in Arkansas?
Click here to apply to be on the DYC 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…… Continue reading DYC (Diocesan Youth Commission)
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: Pray Compile a list of all of the youth and their families and pray for them regularly. Always make sure that…… Continue reading OK, you are a youth minister. Now what?