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.
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.
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."
The Leader-Student Age Differential
The Leader-Student Age Differential is an important consideration, especially when building your WyldLife leadership team. Here's why.
15 WyldLife Insights from New Staff Training
Each year, new WyldLife staff gather with hundreds of other new and current YL staff for a week of intensive training. Here are fifteen takeaways that this years' new WyldLife staff want to share with you.
Ten Daily Resolutions for WyldLife Leaders (in no particular order)
New Year's Resolutions are a drag. Daily resolutions, though, are life-giving and heart-guiding. Here are ten, specifically for WyldLife leaders.
A Letter to High School WyldLife Leaders
If you're a high school WyldLife leader, this is for you: a thank you, a reminder, and a challenge.
The Joy of Middle School Boys (lessons from Jesus at 12)
Jesus-at-12 has a lot to teach us about 21st-century middle school guys. He also reminds us why we do what we do.
Middle School is NOT a “Problem”
In case you missed it, some Really Smart People said some things about middle schoolers that were then re-said by some other people and were then picked up by all the Important News Sites and all the Interesting Magazines. What they said was misleading at best. It's our job to live a different story.
4 Ways to Start Conversations with Middle Schoolers
If you're meeting a middle-schooler for the first time, the standard questions (name? grade? school?) are the obvious starting point. But since many 11- to 13-year olds haven't yet learned how to carry a conversation, it's up to you to keep things going. One of the easiest ways to do that is by saying, "Tell … Continue reading 4 Ways to Start Conversations with Middle Schoolers