Hope this Helps: The Family Idol of Youth Sports Involvement


HTH (Hope this Helps) is an ongoing series we run each week in which student ministers share various resources – videos, articles, books, curriculum, etc. – that have served their ministries.

The idolatry of extra curricular activities in the lives of our students is nothing new and it can be an exceptionally sensitive subject to try to address (particularly with parents). When Ball Becomes Baal, an article by Jim Elliff, is a great resource. Elliff expertly helps to articulate both when those extra curricular activities have become an idol, and how parents might think through this issue.

Join us for Rooted 2016, an intimate youth ministry conference, where we will explore the good news that God’s grace is sufficient for our relationships: with ourselves, with others, with the world, and with God. Jesus is our reconciliation yesterday, today, and forever. 

To learn more about gospel centered youth ministry, check out more articles and podcasts from Rooted’s youth ministry blog.


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