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Values: Counter Cultural Parenting&...

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture&...

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

Teenage Consumer Spending...

on July 19, 2017 by

Statistic Brain Research Institute

Help Students Keep The “Camp High...

on July 19, 2017 by

5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to…

Does Your Family Matter?

on July 19, 2017 by

We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of…

11-Year-Old’s Invention Could...

on July 18, 2017 by

A device that will sit on a car seat and detect movement if a baby is left in the car. It will…

Your Teenager Can Outrun You

on July 18, 2017 by

You can’t control them, but you can be honest with them about your fears and your hopes

FBI Issues Urgent Warning About...

on July 18, 2017 by

Record kids’ conversations, reveal their location and even allow perverts to TALK to them directly

How To Survive Student Ministry

on July 17, 2017 by

One Simple Principle That Helped Me Survive Student Ministry

What A Huge Failure!

on July 17, 2017 by

6 lessons I’ve learned about making mistakes in ministry

Sexy Songs Of Summer

on July 17, 2017 by

This Season’s Hits Aren’t Short on Sensuality

Alarming Spike In Middle School...

on July 16, 2017 by

The suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2014, surpassing the death rate from car crashes

First US Deaths Recorded From ...

on July 16, 2017 by

Online Game That Ends in Livestreamed Suicide

Teens Bad Choice…

on July 16, 2017 by

The tattoo that covers half of is face has put off potential employers

Social Media The “Identity...

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…

The Worst Things Your Kid Can Learn...

on July 15, 2017 by

Being aware that kids can discover some iffy stuff online – and discussing what to do with the information – are the…

Acid Attacks Increased Among Teens...

on July 15, 2017 by

Gang culture has been blamed for the spike in schools. A lot of people ain’t got the heart to stab people

Teen Boys & Girls May...

on July 14, 2017 by

U.K. researchers have discovered depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female….

For Many, Technology Addiction Is...

on July 14, 2017 by

Younger technology users (ages 15 to 19) struggle most (44%) with taking a break from their devices

Marijuana Use Linked to Greater...

on July 14, 2017 by

Teenagers who increase their marijuana use are more likely to experience psychotic-like episodes.

Flashback: One Thing All Healthy...

on July 13, 2017 by

Instead of complaining that parents aren’t attending any of your meetings, perhaps you can

Online Game Urges Young People To...

on July 13, 2017 by

Calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives, schools are warning parents about the so-called Blue…

MS-13 gang member narrated video of...

on July 13, 2017 by

Resulted in the arrests of 18 teenagers and young people, and underscored the lethality of a gang

Teen Electrocuted By Cell Phone

on July 12, 2017 by

…awareness of not using your cell phone in the bathroom as it is plugged in and charging

Female Genital Mutilation Will Get...

on July 12, 2017 by

Michigan is the 26th state to officially ban the practice in the U.S. The state laws take effect in October

prison under…

Six Books For Your First Year In...

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith...

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible

Values: Reaching The Next...

on July 10, 2017 by

The Gospel doesn’t change, but how we apply the Gospel to our changing culture is vital

Values: Are Your Students Rooted?

on July 10, 2017 by

So many students who have grown up in our ministries will hit college, desert the faith of their youth

Kesha’s Blended Spirituality

on July 9, 2017 by

Am I dead? Or is this one of those horrible dreams. If I am alive, why? If there is a God

What Augustine’s ‘Confessions...

on July 9, 2017 by

Be aware that children sometimes sin out of the sheer pleasure of being wicked

What’s Hot?

on July 9, 2017 by

Weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

The Best Advice You Would Give To A...

on July 8, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

College: Best All-Around Athletic...

on July 8, 2017 by

Ranking all 65 Power Five schools in overall athletic success

Generation Z Are Ready To Work

on July 8, 2017 by

After the Great Recession, they’ve tempered their expectations

Schools Rethink Meal-Debt Policies&...

on July 7, 2017 by

New Mexico has already passed a law that prevents schools from denying healthy lunches to students

Katy Perry Reveals Past Suicidal...

on July 7, 2017 by

Katy Perry is getting real with fans this weekend, and even opening up about past suicidal thoughts during a therapy session.

Teenager ‘Stealing Bike’...

on July 7, 2017 by

Tattooist catches teenager ‘stealing bike’ and inks his forehead with ‘thief’

Student Sneaks Flask Into Prom By...

on July 7, 2017 by

Still don’t know how I got away with a huge hip flask as my prom clutch

Summertime Habits

on July 6, 2017 by

How Are Kids Spending Their Time?

4 Things To Do Now To Hit Your...

on July 6, 2017 by

If summer is time to slow down and put the brakes on, I think fall is like getting shot out of a…

Stop Blaming The Students And The...

on July 6, 2017 by

Youth ministry is in danger of becoming the phone book

Britain’s Youth Culture Is...

on July 5, 2017 by

The way children and young people are watching and consuming programmes and other content is changing fast, and the BBC needs to…

Armed 11-Year-Old Boy Saves Uncle...

on July 5, 2017 by

“The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so…

Students Require To Show Proof Of...

on July 5, 2017 by

Chicago will not allow high school students to graduate without proof of future plans

The Freedom We Celebrate

on July 4, 2017 by

It may be a bit of stretch, but I think there’s a connection between July 4th and parenting…

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook To...

on July 4, 2017 by

“Well we all have a need for community,”…And that’s why God designed the family and he designed the church

Generation Z’s Relationship...

on July 4, 2017 by

YouTube is the most pervasive entertainment platform for Gen Z, peaking at 94% monthly penetration among 16-19 year olds.

4 Ways To Respond To Unchurched...

on July 3, 2017 by

Imagine you’re a teen who has stepped into your youth program for the first time. How would you feel?

A Critical Moment For Youth...

on July 3, 2017 by

I noticed some common themes and challenges that seem important for all of us to pay attention to…

How To Kill “That Thing” In...

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

What’s Hot?

on July 2, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Girls Suffer From Digital Dating...

on July 2, 2017 by

Girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses

Starting School Early May Impair...

on July 2, 2017 by

The youngest pupils in each school year group could be at risk of worse mental health than their older classmates

College: Who’s Waiting for...

on July 1, 2017 by

Parents, pastors, youth workers, …it’s time to get serious about training the next generation

What Keeps Today’s Leading...

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.

Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute

The Successful Failure

on June 30, 2017 by

Ben Lock

Jesus Would Be Fired As A Youth...

on June 30, 2017 by

5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired if He Was Your Youth Pastor

Good And Bad News In Teen Drinking...

on June 30, 2017 by

David Smith

Talking With Our Kids About Katy...

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on June 27, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Teen Student Drinking Declines, But...

on June 26, 2017 by

CDC report

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

GENERATION Z MINISTRY

on June 25, 2017 by

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

4 BOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NEW...

on June 25, 2017 by

…how to disciple students after a decision?

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD...

on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

What’s Hot?

on June 24, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Most U.S. Teens Aren’t “Doing...

on June 24, 2017 by

Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today’s teens are always looking to “hook-up.” But new…

Childhood Bullying Linked to...

on June 24, 2017 by

Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train...

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes,...

on June 23, 2017 by

More drivers admit to using pot, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes

Transgenderism

on June 23, 2017 by

But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity

How To Set A Solid Calendar For The...

on June 22, 2017 by

A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but

Anti-Semitic Views: By Half Of...

on June 22, 2017 by

Almost 50 per cent of newly-arrived young Austrian Muslim migrants hold anti-Semitic views

The Rowdy World Of Rap’s New...

on June 22, 2017 by

SoundCloud rap is growing fast…

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 1

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 2

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part-3

Free Speech Has Been Sacrificed On...

on June 20, 2017 by

….in the name of political correctness

Teens Are Getting As Little...

on June 20, 2017 by

A significant majority of teenagers don’t get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day,

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens...

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To...

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!

Parents Who Fight in Front of Kids...

on June 20, 2017 by

New study says arguing in front of kids may alter the way they think

Colorado Group Wants To Ban Sale Of...

on June 19, 2017 by

Retailers who sell a phone for use by a pre-teen…may face fines from $500 to $20,000

Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your...

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

“Tri-Parenting”

on June 19, 2017 by

Modern family: More courts allowing 3 parents of 1 child

What Does It Take To Be A Good...

on June 18, 2017 by

Interview with Josh McDowell

Dad And The Right Priorities

on June 18, 2017 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities

Dads And Culture

on June 18, 2017 by

94% of teenagers ask the internet for advice before their Dads

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

The Fear Of The Unknown

on June 17, 2017 by

Heidi Burns

6 Reasons Sarcasm Kills...

on June 17, 2017 by

By Shaunti Feldhahn

Inspiring Story Of Lynsi Snyder:...

on June 17, 2017 by

I’m a total In and Out Burger Fan. I’m even more a fan of the owner of In and Out, Lynsi Synder….

College Students, Poor Sleep Habits...

on June 16, 2017 by

College students with irregular patters of sleep and wakefulness also had lower grade point averages.