*This is an exercise intended to be used with your leadership team, or even perhaps the students you know. You may adapt it to best fit your community's needs. Lament can be a confusing or feel dangerous. It is a prayer of weeping and wailing, earnestly pouring our sorrow and disappointment out to God. For … Continue reading Prayers of Lament
The Talk Progression: 5 Questions To Ask
The Talk Progression: Five Questions To Ask At WyldLife club, middle schoolers can have fun and also be introduced to the gospel. As leaders, we need to think about how to most effectively unfold this good news over the course of a semester. These five questions can help you decide how to tell the story … Continue reading The Talk Progression: 5 Questions To Ask
Question of the Day 1-30
Hey, what’s up? … Hi there! How’s it going? … Hello (friend’s name.) What have you been up to? … Hey man! How’s school going? … Anyone else tired of sending these messages and just not knowing how the heck to carry on a decent conversation with your middle school friends? We aren’t pretending to … Continue reading Question of the Day 1-30
5 Things You Need To Know Before Planning Club
5 Things You Need To Know Before Planning Club When we understand the uniqueness of middle schoolers, we can plan a WyldLife club that meets them where they are developmentally and that looks different from its high school counterpart. When we intentionally try to meet their needs, kids are more likely to hear, experience and … Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Know Before Planning Club
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.
The Middle School Brain (a 4-minute video)
We all know that the early adolescent brain is going through lots of changes. Here's a great breakdown of what those changes are and how they can affect your interaction with middle schoolers. (Produced by XP3 Middle School Media.)
Club Talk Tips and Template
A WyldLife staff person shares her tips and templates for preparing and planning a club talk.
Rory’s Story Cubes – GET THESE
Rory's Story Cubes offer unlimited possibilities as a WyldLife resource that's fun, funny, easy, and creative.
10 MORE Important Things About Middle School Ministry
Here are 10 more important things about middle school ministry from Kurt Johnston's book, "99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry."