Making it Stick! Combating the Short Attention Spans of Preteens

By November 28, 2016Uncategorized

It’s no secret that teaching preteen students can be a bit challenging. (“Squirrel!”)

From their spastic high energy to their waning attention spans, trying to get a biblical message (or any message for that matter) to stick in their brains can sometimes seem as impossible getting duct tape stuck on ice.

Attempting to do so can cause many of our teachers and small group leaders to give up… feeling ineffective and inadequate. Especially when it comes to fifth grade boys. 🙂

What are some common roadblocks to getting through to preteens? And what are the key elements to making the most important messages STICK with them?

Join us for a FREE webinar on Monday, December 5th, at 11:30 am CST as Patrick Snow reveals the challenges we face when teaching preteens, helps give some insight as to why those challenges exist, and gives some practical teaching methods to help overcome them.

Patrick is the Senior Director of Christ In Youth‘s SuperStart! a nationwide weekend event for preteens. He has been involved with preteen ministry for fifteen years and has a huge passion to see 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students realize Christ as their Savior. He is author of the book Leading Preteens and co founder of FourFiveSix, an online resource dedicated to helping elevate preteen ministry around the world.

Register today for this FREE webinar! 

About Michayla White

As the Interim Executive Director for INCM, Michayla oversees the ministry of INCM and provides guidance for initiatives that inspire and equip the kidmin community. For the past eleven years, she has had the privilege of serving in children’s and family ministry. Prior to joining INCM, she served at a non-profit children's ministry organization in various capacities like media production, digital strategy, conferences, partnerships, and ministry program design. She has also enjoyed consulting for ministry friends and organizations. Michayla has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with specializations in Christian Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University. Her passion for children’s ministry started in middle school, and she was always involved in all aspects of her church’s children’s ministry. These experiences solidified a burning passion in her heart to serve those who serve children and families. Michayla married her best friend and childhood sweetheart. They are having a blast raising two little boys.

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