Here’s some links from the last few weeks that are worth taking a few minutes to read if you’re involved in children’s and youth work:
- “Why are teens so moody?”: An interesting look at mood swings in teens by AsapSCIENCE.
- Leading intergenerational service projects and trips that stick: Kara Powell and Brad Griffin have written a great post sharing practical and tested ideas on how to make a difference in youth mission.
- Zombie & the Ghost Office: burnout in youth ministry: Terry Linhart has written a brilliant blog post on the challenge of when we feel burned out and stuck in a rut for no particular reason at all.
- What does it mean to be professional in 2016?: A summary of a fascinating event hosted by IDYW looking at what it means to be a professional youth worker. Contributors included Bernard Davies, Susan Atkins, Nigel Pimlott, Helen Gatenby, and more.
- Youth Group Games: Hula Hoop Challenges: Mike Sheley has offered some great youth group games for 11-14 year olds.
- 66 Positive things to say to your child: A great image from Aspen Grove to share with parents and your team alike.
- The Art of Receiving Feedback in Youth Ministry: Paul Sheneman guest blogs over at Youth Leaders Academy on how to manage your internal narrative when receiving feedback.