It is that time of year. The most dreaded time of year, Spring! While the weather is great, and baseball season is upon us, the lives of our students are beginning to disengage from the programmatic rhythms of youth group. They call it senioritis, but I am still confused how a sophomore has senioritis. The truth is that our low stamina students are checking out of this school year. With all of the ways that students were dialed in to their many activities early in the school year, now only one or two hold their interest. In the case of my students that includes a spring sport and a love interest.
The truth is that there are actually ton of reasons that students begin to disengage during spring semester; some good, some dumb, but no matter why, the what is real and how we cope with it matters.
For those of us who make our livings on developing environments and programs for students to build faith and community, this season can often be pretty difficult for the soul. And if you at all resonate with this trying rhythm, I have some good news for you: IT IS OK :)Read More