Northeastern Seminary Blog

Youth Ministry: Rollercoasters and Practicing Theology

Posted on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Recently, I took our church’s teens on our annual amusement park trip—a cornerstone event in all of my youth ministries. I have to admit it though, I do not like amusement parks. Now, I do like aspects of the park, but the reason most people are there is what I do not like. Nothing about roller coasters excites me. I do not like rides that offer a slow incline only to drop participants almost straight down with the encouragement to lift hands in the air while screaming. I do not enjoy corkscrew turns, riding upside down, or rides that take a person to the highest heights just to drop them from those heights in a matter of seconds. How was this ever dubbed as amusement?

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Tags: youth leaders, youth pastors, equipping for ministry, youth ministry, teenagers, adolescents

Talking to Christian Teens About Sex

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 03:49 PM

Part III of a series on sex, God, and Scripture by guest blogger Dr. Nijay Gupta. Read part I here and part II here.

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Tags: youth ministry, teenagers, adolescents, talking to teens about sex

Growing Oaks from Seeds

Posted on Tue, Jun 05, 2012 @ 09:50 AM

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Tags: community, equipping model of ministry, missional, youth ministry, teenagers, adolescents, ministry