Becki and I have had the great privilege of working with preteens for over two decades. We are the authors of Dynamic Preteen Ministry (Group Publishing) and Preteen Ministry Smart Pages (Gospel Light).
While the media targets these very special kids, the church seems to be arguing over which department gets “stuck with them.” Over the past 20 years, they’ve been passed from the children’s department to the youth pastor…and back again.
Meanwhile, educational psychologists and developmental experts agree…early adolescense is the second most important stage of human development. It’s time we focused our best efforts to reach and teach these wonderful kids.
That’s why I will be posting regular entries about who these preteens are…what they want…and what they need.
Have a question? Please ask. Have a great program idea? Please post it. Let’s make this a great place to sharpen one another as we work with these great kids!