Posts with the category “for-youth”

Summer Calendar and Summer Goals
May 14th, 2024
If we asked the majority of students what they’re looking forward to most about the freedom of summer, they probably have different expectations than we as parents or youth leaders have for them. Of c...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Teens, You Can Enjoy the Bible - Part 2
April 21st, 2024
To wrap up our Teens and the Bible series, we’ll be concluding with how to avoid some common obstacles that can keep you from enjoying your Bible.Help to Avoid Common ObstaclesWrite a list of the fram...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Teens, You Can Enjoy the Bible - Part 1
April 8th, 2024
In our last post, Teen, the Bible is for You, we encouraged you to see the Bible as written for you. Contrary to what culture tells us, it isn’t a dusty old book that is outdated and irrelevant to lif...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Teens, the Bible is for You
March 24th, 2024
We know the Bible is an old book - eternal, as a matter of fact. We know a lot of the context is ancient and the practices culturally unfamiliar. We know in some parts, the writing is poetic which can...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Free Personal Retreat Booklet - Volume 2
January 23rd, 2024
In the fall we introduced personal spiritual retreats and provided Volume 1 of a 3 part Personal Retreat Book series. A spiritual retreat is a period of time set aside for more intentional focus on Je...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
November Prayer and Praise Calendar
October 29th, 2023
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." (Psalm 107:1)November is a month filled with opportunities to more intentionally focus on who God is, what He has done for us, and ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
A Free Personal Retreat Booklet and an Intro to Personal Retreats
October 8th, 2023
A personal spiritual retreat is a period of time set aside for more intentional focus on Jesus and his Word for your growth and refreshment.  It usually involves going to a quiet place so you can be u...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Youth Lesson and Reflection: Waiting for the Main Course
September 24th, 2023
In those comfortless days, although at the time my eyes couldn’t see it, my hands couldn’t touch it, and my mouth couldn’t taste it, God was answering my prayer for “a sign of [his] goodness.” (Psalm ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Youth Lesson & Reflection: When the Bible Makes You Hangry
September 17th, 2023
There it was. The peace from the angst I’d been feeling. The solution to the weight of guilt I’d been carrying. If God would only answer!Psalm 86:17, “Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Back to School: Spiritually Encouraging Resources
August 31st, 2023
Below is a link to a PDF with some fantastic spiritual resources to help encourage your faith this year at school....  Read More
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Accepting God’s Call: Camper Testimonies
August 16th, 2023
Although the summer camp season of 2023 is over, for months to come, we will still be reveling in the good work God accomplished! We’ll soon dive into planning for upcoming camps, and the fuel for why...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Back to School Reflection Guide
August 9th, 2023
We hope your summer has been fruitful and fun! With school starting soon for most of you (or already for some of you!), we wanted to offer you and your students this tool. We know from the feedback we...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get... Accountability
June 29th, 2023
Accountability is something we talk a lot about at TEAMeffort. Our office staff and summer staff are regularly involved in keeping others accountable and having others keep them accountable. We believ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Congratulations to the Class of 2023
June 4th, 2023
Most likely by now, the graduating class of 2023 has turned the tassel, tossed the caps, and shed the regalia. Congratulations on this milestone and all the hard work that went into it! Our oldest gra...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Summer is for Growing, Knowing, and Going
May 13th, 2023
My kids are counting the days until school’s out for summer! Because schools start in early August here in Florida, we only have 16 days to go!If we asked the majority of students what they’re looking...  Read More
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Showing and Sharing
April 28th, 2023
When did you first hear the good news of the gospel? Do you remember the person you heard it from? Did you respond right away, repenting of your sin and turning to follow Jesus, or was it a while afte...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Spend Your Summer Doing Something Life-Changing
April 23rd, 2023
Are you still not sure exactly how you want to spend your summer? Maybe you’d love to work in missions at a Christian camp but have too much school debt and think you won’t make enough money. You migh...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Clearing the Clutter to Spend Time with God
March 5th, 2023
Reading the Bible and spending time in prayer probably seems like a luxury you as a college student can’t afford. It’s hard enough to find space that’s quiet and at least semi-private, and maybe even ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Christian Students: The Most Important Thing You Can Remember this Semester
February 10th, 2023
You have a lot on your mind. You’ve gotten your syllabi and see the research paper deadlines, assigned readings, labs, and study groups. You know (or at least really hope!) it’s going to get done but ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort