Making it Stick! Combating the Short Attention Spans of Preteens

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! 

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