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Articles for Youth Leaders

Anxiety in the In-Between Stages of Our Lives: Healthy Strategies for Coping with Transitions

We prepare for lots of changes in our lives and the lives of our kids, but we don't always prepare for the transitions that those changes bring about. Family therapist Rhett Smith offers strategies for parents and youth workers to help us manage anxiety in the midst of transitions.

From Faith to Faithing: Could Faith be a Verb?

By seeing faith only as a noun, have we misunderstood it, and the faith development process?

How Can My Struggles Help My Faith Stick?: Free Student Curriculum Sample

Problems, crises, and doubts don’t have to deal a death blow to our faith; in fact, they can help us move forward on our faith journeys.

How Do I See Myself After Graduation?: Free Student Curriculum Sample

In this sample session from the Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum, you can engage students around questions of identity formation.

Sticky College Campuses: Insights for College Leaders

More Than the Red Bull Rip Off: The Sticky Gospel

How do you define the gospel? Our lack of clarity about the good news is mirrored—and magnified—in our students.

Sticky Changes: Becoming trail guides into new territory

As we share our research, leaders quickly grasp what needs to change. Then comes the bigger question: How do we bring about these changes — both in our youth ministry and in our church?