Ministry Blog

Category: Youth Ministry

LOVE LIFE: Coping by Cutting - Understanding and Engaging A Student Who Is Cutting

2/14/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

When a student is discovered to be engaged in a practice of cutting or self-harm, it is important for youth leaders and parents to understand the relationship... More

LOVE LIFE: 8 Thinking Errors Common Among Suicidal Students

2/6/2020 in Category Education, General Blog, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

In the complex labyrinth of teen mental health, a significant factor in the progression toward teen suicide is cognitive distortions, or “thinking... More

Your First 2 Years in Youth Ministry - 7 Best Practices: Empower

1/22/2020 in Category Education, Leadership, Mentoring, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard, CORE & Youth Ministry Network Director

Practice Seven: Youth Group or Youths' Ministry - Empowering Students to Serve, Grow, and Lead

Most people who enter into a career... More

LOVE LIFE: Engaging with Suicidal Students

1/21/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

You have noticed some warning signs that a student may be having suicidal ideations.  You take a step to engage in a deeper conversation about what the... More

LOVE LIFE: Breaking the Code of Silence

1/20/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

While there are cases when a student chooses to die by suicide without any warning, in most situations, there are warning signs that parents and youth workers... More