More Ways to Virtually Connect with Middle Schoolers a collective Here are a few ideas pulled together via the WyldLife Thread on the FaceBook page, Alongside Young Life Leaders. Join that page for even more ideas, and continue reading for a few of our favorites in one easy collection. Celebrity Heads (shared via Fervr by … Continue reading More Ways to Virtually Connect with Middle Schoolers
A Voice, A Choice, and A Chance
An excellent article from Mary Lee Becker about doing ministry with our favorite people - middle schoolers!
MLK’s important speech to Junior High Students (a lesson on audience, purpose, profundity, and truth)
One of MLK's most famous quotes comes from a speech he delivered to junior high students. Read more about why that matters for us today.
Middle School Ministers
Do we really believe the things we say about middle schoolers' faith, namely that it can be real and vibrant and transformative?
Things middle schoolers say to their WyldLife Leaders (and other interested adults)
"You're totally my spirit animal!" "I hope this camp isn't going to tell me what to do all the time. I hate camps that tell me what to do all the time. I hope this is a free-range camp." "We totally have a black market on slime and spinners at this school." "Pass the ketchup." … Continue reading Things middle schoolers say to their WyldLife Leaders (and other interested adults)
3 Things I Didn’t Expect My First Year on Staff (and how I navigated them)
Sometimes our expectations of being a WyldLife leader don't line up with reality. And that can be a good thing...
Why MS Girls Freak Out
(See the original post, written by Kristen Ivy, here). Here are 35 reasons why a middle school girl might freak out, from the viewpoint of a parent. Yep. This sounds exactly right. I woke her up on time. Her school won’t let her wear leggings as pants. I drive a mini van. Zayn left One … Continue reading Why MS Girls Freak Out
Words of wisdom for college-aged leaders
What words of advice would you give to young college-aged leaders? Here's what one graduating college senior wrote, as though to his freshman self. Read it and be deeply encouraged.
How Jesus Changed My Life: one student’s WyldLife story
When Taylor Watkins was in middle school, she went to WyldLife camp. This is her story.
Three Magic Words
"Tell me more." That's it. That's the secret. Now you know.