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Youth Ministry & The Intellectual Development of Teens

chessAdolescents develop the ability to reason more logically, to conceptualize and to think in abstract terms. Youth ministry leaders must be well-informed of this well-established fact because it can greatly help in preparing Bible studies and applying teaching strategies. We must understand the recurring awkwardness in the philosophy of many teenagers because they are just starting to get accustomed to their new thinking skills. They have different learning styles hence the need for variegated and responsive teaching schemes. We can also coach creativity among our youth members given the diversity of their thinking patterns. Repetition of activities and lessons should not be considered as a boring method. Teens sometimes need more time to process abstract ideas and thoughts. It is helpful to repeat lessons (with varied approaches of course) to significantly inculcate Biblical truths.

Social Development of Teens

Emotional Development of Teens

Spiritual Development of Teens

Previously discussed:

Physical Development of Teens

  • alvanman

    Some recent findings: Adolescents think carefully about risks most adults wouldn't even consider (see story highlights in the link for a summary) http://edition.cnn.com/2012...

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