All posts by Aaron Brink

Issue: Teens and Pornography

 

With 93% of boys and 62% of girls being exposed to internet pornography before the age of 18, this is NOT something we can afford to ignore.

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“We are raising, nurturing, and catechizing an entire generation of kids into a lifetime of self-centered and entitled/expected sexual aggression through pornography.”

– Walt Mueller

View and Download the Helpsheet HERE.

Surrender and Strength

DIXIE  | Year 17 
Post-Lifeteams, I have become the Director of Summer Ministries at Camp Arnes, which is the camp I had been working at for several summers previous.

“God used Lifeteams to smooth out the edges of my character and teach me how to find my value in the fact that He made me and so I am His. I learned how to give all my work to the Lord so I could step into this role of leading the camp with wholeness and a strong ability to encourage others. Lifeteams still holds so much value in my life with my mentors and fellow students building into me and praying for me. I constantly use the tools Lifeteams taught me and am still unpacking and learning from the things I experienced in my year there.”

ISSUE: Disordered Eating (5:00)

We’ve likely all met (or been) someone who has disordered habits when it comes to eating, body image, or food, and we’ve likely all wondered how to help.

In this video, Jen Hubbard shows us how to encourage teens toward fullness, wholeness, and health in their lives by giving them better tools and resources.

To view our Disordered Eating helpsheet that accompanies this video click HERE.

To download the helpsheet click HERE.

Jen Hubbard is a Lifeteams staff and long-time youth worker. Jen loves to help people learn to live in wholeness. When she’s not working with youth, Jen loves hanging out with her husband & 3 sons, drinking slurpees and going to the beach.

ISSUE: Grief (3:41)

 

While we can’t keep grief from happening, we can walk well with those who are in it. In this video, Jen Hubbard shows us how we can respond well to teens struggling with loss.

To view our grief helpsheet that accompanies this video click HERE.

To download the helpsheet click HERE.

Jen Hubbard is a Lifeteams staff and long-time youth worker. Jen loves to help people learn to live in wholeness. When she’s not working with youth, Jen loves hanging out with her husband & 3 sons, drinking slurpees and going to the beach.

The Right Combination

ASHLEY | Year 14
Ashley is currently the director of Backstage Youth Drop-In with YFC in Steinbach, MB.


“Lifeteams is one of the only places I know of that combines skills for working with youth who don’t know Jesus and solid Biblical teaching. During my year at Lifeteams I received practical hands-on training that allowed me to learn – and sometimes fail – in real youth work, but in a safe environment. I learned about assessing the risks, the importance of debriefing after an event, and how to love youth simply because Jesus loves them. I can feel confident in my role at the drop-in because of everything I experienced through Lifeteams.”

Learning to Listen and Care

AUGUST | Year 8
August graduated from Lifeteams in 2008, then went on to finish her bachelor’s degree in science at UBC. Currently, she is married with one child while studying at UBC as a medical student.

“Lifeteams helped shape in me a better sense about who God is and who he made me to be. Learning about how to listen to people and care for them was a skill we developed in the program that has helped equip me as I learn how to help people as a future physician.”

A Great Journey

DAKOTA  | Year 16
Since graduating from Lifeteams, Dakota has completed an internship at Muskoka Woods and is currently continuing in school for a bachelor’s in Youth Work.
“Lifeteams was one of the greatest years of my life. I learned so much about living well in community as well as about myself. I was challenged by those I lived with and was shaped by the Holy Spirit in many different ways. Lifeteams was a great journey for me and I would not change a thing about my experience.”