Addressing Conflict and Cliques in Youth Group Ministry

“You wouldn’t believe what he did to me…”“I’m never talking to her again.”“I hope that one kid isn’t on the trip. He’s weird.” Perhaps you’ve heard statements like this from students in your youth group. Let’s face it: conflict is always going to be present when groups of people try to work together. Humans are sinful creatures, and managing group dynamics is never easy. Teenagers in High School and Middle School are dealing with a lot of social pressure. Remember, relational challenges can seem even greater when it comes to working with hormonal teenagers! Dealing with drama, gossip, fights, and factions is unavoidable in youth ministry. So how do we best handle it? How much can or should we be … Read more