An excellent article from Mary Lee Becker about doing ministry with our favorite people - middle schoolers!
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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?
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
Ten Ways to Be a Better Listener
FACT: If you're a better listener, you'll be a better WyldLife leader. Here are 10 tips from Celeste Headlee's TED talk, applied to a WyldLife context.
Word First: A Campaigners Manifesto
We all want more resources for Campaigners. But those resources won't serve us well if we don't know what Campaigners really needs to be. It's actually quite simple...
Embrace the tangled squiggle: why we love middle schoolers
People who love middle schoolers understand an important life principle - that embracing the unmanaged, untidy, and unpredictable tangle known as "early adolescence" is one of the most important things we will ever do.
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."
10 Important Things About Middle School Ministry
Here are ten helpful WyldLife tips from the book "99 Thoughts About Junior High Ministry."
BEST WyldLife Leader Tip
Remembering what it was like to be in middle school is essential for effective WyldLife ministry. But WHAT we remember and HOW we process those memories are equally important. Here's an important and effective exercise for all WyldLife leaders.