The newest GROUP magazine has come out and I’ve got some thoughts about it.
Something I liked: Rick Lawrence and GROUPS “exclusive Survey report” has some great thoughts from this past year’s survey. I strongly agree with the idea that our kids (and everyone really) need to have a real and personal relationship with Jesus to grow. I loved what he said after reading John 6:55, “A lot of people, not just teenagers, who want to merely fit Jesus into their lives, are repelled when they learn the price for following him…everything.” As I said on this GROUP mag post – “The need for our middle schoolers to understand their need for Jesus in their regular daily life is so key to them taking spiritual steps forward.”
???: Jeff Dunn-Rankin’s “lost at school” article made me think but also go “huh??” I like where he went on this article but I think there is so much more that needs to be done to help kids who have “behavioral challenges” then what was said. I know this is just an article but I wish there was more urls to look at then just a book recommendation in this article.
Key Statement: Rick Lawrence said this in his review of the exclusive survey report, “Give kids practice, practice, practice in articulating their faith. The best way to do this as a regular part of your ministry “diet” is to talk way less while asking way more questions.”
Creative idea: I didn’t know about this resource but I do now thanks to GROUP mag,