Posts with the category “for-youth-leaders”

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
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
Advent Resources
December 1st, 2023
This Sunday, December 3rd, officially kicks off the season of Advent of 2023 according to the Christian calendar. Over the next weeks leading up to December 25, many in the Christian community will be...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Follow Him Still
November 19th, 2023
At least 12 times in the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) Jesus says, “Follow me.” Most of these times he is speaking to his would-be 12 disciples, calling them to turn from what they were doin...  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
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
Who Cares? A Study of Jonah
May 21st, 2023
Congratulations on finishing your spring semester of college! We hope your summer will be fruitful and fun. Along those lines, summer often provides a good opportunity to spend a little extra time in ...  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
by TEAMeffort
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
It Takes a Church: Sending Your Youth Group Off Well
March 26th, 2023
In just a few months, the church of tomorrow will be heading out your church doors for their TEAMeffort Missions Trip. We pray it will be a significant experience in their relationship with Jesus and ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
Why Our Campers Think You Should “Just do it!”
February 15th, 2023
If you’re still considering options for your youth group this summer, here are some favorite things former campers share about their TEAMeffort camp experiences. The staff is one of the best things ab...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
5 Reasons You Should Bring Your Youth Group to a TEAMeffort Camp
January 29th, 2023
Youth Ministry is exciting and exhausting. The students are energetic, spontaneous, and always up for a good time. As their leader, you try to maximize these qualities by planning cool activities that...  Read More
by TEAMeffort
What Mary’s Pierced Heart Can Teach Moms This Christmas
December 20th, 2022
We hold our babies, swaddle them, sing to them. We study their hands unwrapping their fingers' grip on ours, wondering if they’ll be able to palm a basketball or reach an octave on the piano. We love ...  Read More
by TEAMeffort