What Churches Must Do to Attract Millennials

“We’ve got to figure out how to get young adults back to church,” insisted a congregant. “If we don’t get them back, we’ll die.” “Millennials aren’t interested in going to church anymore,” agreed a church elder. I believe it’s more accurate to say many Millennials are not interested in the traditional model of church.   Millennials (or Generation […]

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Teach Youth How to Communicate & Resolve Conflict

A fight erupted in the school hall and both boys had bloody noses. They had to be pulled apart by four adults.  Mrs. Walker, the assistant principal, intervened. “He said my cousin is stupid,” growled Michael. “No one insults my family.” “Liar!” angrily shouted James. “I don’t even know your cousin!” “You didn’t have to fight, […]

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How to Help a Child Who is LD (Learns Differently)

Schools often assign students to learning groups. It doesn’t take kids long to figure out who belongs to which group. Like them, I understood who belonged to the butterfly group when I was a child (the smart kids) – and those who were caterpillars (kids who weren’t smart – like me). Children often use these […]

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A Survey for Adults and Children They Love

Malala Yousafzai, human rights and education activist, said, “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” When Malala was 17 years old, she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize. Words have power. So do questions. Steffane Wells is a teacher. One day, she asked her […]

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9 Great Reasons to Love Millennials

“We’re the generation everyone loves to hate, amirite?” writes Paige Stanard, journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “With our ‘stupid iPhones’ and our apps and our selfies and our social networks and our ‘narcissism,’ we’re labeled as the least patriotic generation, as racists, as the least informed generation and many more stereotypes. However, I […]

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