Luke Trouten

8 Flips | 1 Magazine | 18 Likes | 2 Following | @luketrouten | I’m happiest outdoors, I’m incurably social, I geek out over shiny things with batteries, and I believe we were put on this planet to enjoy it.

WHY BIG FUN DOESN'T WORK & WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

<i>Written by Aaron Helman</i><p>Twenty years ago, it was pretty easy to attract a crowd to your youth group.<p>Throw together a fun activity on a Sunday night, …

How To Write a Note To Every Student In Your Youth Group

Last week I wrote about the lost art of letter writing. Let’s expand that idea a little and talk about a simple thing you can do that would make a …

How To Survey Your Student Ministry

32 Shares<p>At the end of each year, the students in our youth ministry fill out a survey. It’s a pretty comprehensive survey, including questions about …

How To Visit A Teen In The Hospital

Hospital visits can be intimidating as a youth worker. It’s a scary time, often filled with uncertainty as tests are being run or treatments are …

Physiology

How To: Write An Encouraging Note To A Teenager

189 Shares<p>Handwritten notes are meaningful. They carry more weight than a text or Facebook message, they are more timeless than a phone call or a …

Don’t Hold Back

One of my favorite nights of youth group was the evening we took our basement youth space and turned it into a fancy restaurant.We set up tables and …

Relationships

Technology Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think

Teenagers do not want your technology. Despite the popular conception that youth are ravenous consumers of all things digital, the reality is that …