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Hook: Start a Class or Sermon With a Great Hook

Written by Allen Turley on Oct 02, 2014

Hook, Book, Took and Look are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards. It’s in the first minutes of a class that we grab (or fail to grab) the attention of our students. … [ read more ]

“What Am I Going To Do With This Student?”

Written by Allen Turley on Aug 18, 2014

In the last article “Hey…That’s not fair”, we discussed the fact that we deal with each student differently in disciplinary or conflict situations because they are individuals, they are each handled differently. When dealing with students in disciplinary situations, what is it that we hope … [ read more ]

Hey…That’s Not Fair!

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 29, 2014

Have you ever had a student tell you, “That’s not fair!”? I sure have. Plenty of times! A student smokes and you handle him differently than you did the last student who smoked. Why? Children raised in the same family with the same parents usually … [ read more ]

Strategic Planning by Rick Souza

Written by Allen Turley on Feb 26, 2014

If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail! Bold statement, but true. Strategic planning is one of the most important things leaders can do for their ministry or organization, yet it is often neglected for numerous reasons: Feeling there’s no time for it. … [ read more ]

Learning Choices

Written by Allen Turley on Nov 25, 2013

Choice! You will increase a student’s buy-in and engagement by allowing them to make learning choices.  Research confirms that when you empower students with learning choices they are much more eager to do the assignment. When students in public school were allowed to choose between two … [ read more ]

Moments That Matter – Conflict Resolution (Part 5) Conflict Resolution Skills

Written by Allen Turley on Sep 23, 2013

This is the last in a 5 part series on Conflict Resolution. Coming from dysfunctional backgrounds most of our students have no idea what healthy conflict resolution looks like. Conflict can be an excuse for relapse and as such conflict resolution is a vital skill … [ read more ]

myTeenChallenge Turns One

Written by Timothy Cloninger on Sep 17, 2013

That’s right, myTC was launched exactly one year ago; and we couldn’t be more excited about the progress we’re seeing. Over the last few months we’ve been focusing on training new staff and visiting with current users (and getting new centers started online.) The regional … [ read more ]

Moments That Matter – Resolving Conflict (Part 4) Conflict Styles

Written by Allen Turley on Sep 03, 2013

The ability to deal with conflict and confrontation with skill and grace is one of the most important skills to learn. As we mentioned previously when we discussed the consequences, it is the primary reason that people leave the ministry – or any job for … [ read more ]

Moments That Matter – Resolving Conflict (Part 2) Consequences

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 22, 2013

The focus of these articles is to help you equip the students with healthy conflict resolution skills.  In the first installment of this series on resolving conflict we discussed, “What is conflict?”  In part two we review the consequences of unresolved conflict. It can be … [ read more ]

Moments That Matter – Dealing With Disrespect (Part 4) Healthy Responses To Disrespect

Written by Allen Turley on Jun 06, 2013

This is the fourth and final article in the series on Dealing with Disrespect. Click here for the first article in this series: Root Causes of Disrespect Click here for the second article in this series: Expressions of Disrespect Click here for the third article … [ read more ]