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9 Leadership Principles You Need...

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

What Happens When A Teenager...

on October 22, 2017 by

These three simple steps can help (re)set a foundation for teens– or anyone dealing with loss.

Sexual Harassment And Harvey...

on October 22, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Nearly 1 In 4 Girls Depressed At...

on October 20, 2017 by

UK Study

Five Steps To Teach Students To Be...

on October 20, 2017 by

We are often emotional more than rational beings

Get Inside Your Adolescent’s...

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

The Social Life Of The App Addicted...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

Video: Real Communication With Your...

on October 19, 2017 by

‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video

We Need More Risk Takers In Youth...

on October 19, 2017 by

The Bible is filled with stories of risk takers who were willing to lose it all so that God’s name and fame…

Sometimes The Victim Is Also The...

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online

 

Third Of College Kids Think ADHD...

on October 18, 2017 by

29% of students at nine U.S. colleges thought that stimulant medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, boost school performance.

Twenty Percent Of U.S. Teens May...

on October 18, 2017 by

More than 13,000 U.S. teens finds that as many as one in five may have suffered a concussion, and contact sports might…

12 Ways To Really Love Your...

on October 13, 2017 by

Everything we do should begin and end with love.

Thousands of Christian Women Take a...

on October 13, 2017 by

Praying for racial unity, ending abortion, and critiquing feminism.

The Rise Of Drone Crime And How...

on October 13, 2017 by

Drone with a lunchbox full of drugs…

Energy Drink Leaves Father With...

on October 13, 2017 by

Too much consumption of energy drinks almost cost them everything.

DOES MY CHILD MEASURE UP?

on October 10, 2017 by

A Milestone comparison trap

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone...

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

What Exactly Is NextGen?

on October 10, 2017 by

What if the kids ministry and student ministry began to align around the same outcomes for parents, volunteers and kids?

The #1 Thing I Tell People Who Want...

on October 10, 2017 by

So many people come into Youth Ministry disillusioned as to the reality of what ministry really is. They know they

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth...

on October 10, 2017 by

Jesus spent His life pursuing faithfulness rather than fame. How would things change if we did the same

Resolving Conflict With Your...

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

Flashback: Helping Parents Train Up...

on October 9, 2017 by

7 great ideas you can use to help parents train their children spiritually

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has...

on October 9, 2017 by

Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

God uses messy and flawed human beings throughout history to inspire, love and help others discover the amazing promises of the gospel.

Surviving The Ups And Downs Of...

on October 8, 2017 by

Fellow youth workers, we are doing good work whether or not we can see that goodness

What’s Hot?

on October 7, 2017 by

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

Online Friendships Matter As Much...

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube...

on October 7, 2017 by

If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they’d get a very slanted view, new research shows

How Americans Pray

on October 6, 2017 by

Praying for “a sense of peace” those with children under the age of 18 pray this the most

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

How Teens Spend Their After-School...

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

1/3 Of Pop Up Notifications Make...

on October 5, 2017 by

Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, although work related messages came in second

Middle School Ministry Campference

on October 5, 2017 by

October 13 – 15

How To Talk To Your Kids About...

on October 5, 2017 by

by Carey Nieuwhof

The Problem Of Approval In Your...

on October 4, 2017 by

Deep down we want to be liked. Even if you are okay with people being mad at you, you still want people…

To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

5 Skills That Every Youth Minister Needs To Develop If They Want To Continue To Grow

One In Four girls is depressed at...

on October 4, 2017 by

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14

Helping Young People Process Las...

on October 3, 2017 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize

Las Vegas: The Reality Of Fear And...

on October 3, 2017 by

What do I do when the monster under the bed becomes a real-life monster wielding an arsenal of guns, or is threatening…

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

Get to the Next Level Using This Evaluation Process

5 Principles To Reach The Next...

on October 2, 2017 by

In this fast-paced world, the road to reaching youth has a slower speed limit…earning the right to share the gospel with students.

Your Job Doesn’t Define You

on October 2, 2017 by

“Define yourself as one radically loved by God. This is your true self, every other identity is an illusion.”

Finding Your True Identity In Youth...

on October 2, 2017 by

Culture changes..don’t let your weak areas or underlying insecurities drive your identity as a leader

Student Leadership Ministry Team

on October 1, 2017 by

11 People you need on a student ministry leadership team

3 Student Ministry Opportunities

on October 1, 2017 by

Here are three practical ways to give teenagers opportunities to lead

Collaborative Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2017 by

If your mission is to get students to come to you, then you are not fulfilling God’s plan.

TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead...

on September 30, 2017 by

When a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen

Parental Arguments In Front Of Kids...

on September 30, 2017 by

Parents arguing oK, as long as the parents handle disagreements in a constructive way.

Teens Moods, But Not Depression,...

on September 30, 2017 by

Friends’ moods can affect an individual suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

New Sexually Explicit Cartoon On...

on September 29, 2017 by

Cartoon about teenagers whose lives have been upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty

Flashback: Why Youth Pastors Leave&...

on September 29, 2017 by

I think most Youth Pastors who leave, leave too soon

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

6 Ways To Keep Their Attention

on September 28, 2017 by

When speaking to teenagers, it can be hard to keep their attention. Their attention span can be small

10 Reasons Why Parents Make Great...

on September 28, 2017 by

Parents as youth workers. Does the sound of that idea make you quake in your Vans?

Must See Movie: Mully October 3-5

on September 27, 2017 by

Mully, 28 years of rescuing thousands of outcast orphans and raising them as his own children

NFL

on September 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

52 Family Dinner Discussions

on September 27, 2017 by

by ParentMinistry

Start Talking To Your Children...

on September 27, 2017 by

“Will I Rob My Child’s Innocence If I Start Talking about the Dangers of Porn?”

The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel...

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Why You Should Keep Taking Your...

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless

A Drunk Driver Killed Their...

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

Millennials Want To Live Within...

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them

How To Raise Successful Kids...

on September 25, 2017 by

Video:” I think some parents are…creating a failure to launch kids toward responsible adulthood.

Teens Postponing Traditional...

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…

Kids Praised As Smart May Be More...

on September 24, 2017 by

Children who are praised for being smart not only are quicker to give up in the face of obstacles, they also are…

What’s Hot

on September 24, 2017 by

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

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

20 Retreat Hacks

on September 23, 2017 by

Many of you have a retreat coming up this fall here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time…

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible...

on September 23, 2017 by

The “What” and the “Why” of Exegetical Bible Teaching for Kids

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

New Anonymity App Popular Among...

on September 22, 2017 by

5 things to know about ‘tbh,’ a new anonymity app among teens

Teen Sexting Codes

on September 22, 2017 by

More than 33 percent of teenagers have engaged in sexting and 20 percent have sent nude photos.

A Letter To Senior Pastors….

on September 21, 2017 by

It’s about the kids in your congregation and the powerful role that you play

From Intention To Action

on September 21, 2017 by

Elevating leadership beyond good intentions’

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

Teen Returning Wallet With $1,500...

on September 20, 2017 by

Melissa Vang is thrilled to see goodness lies in the hearts of teens. “God bless this young man’s heart,”

Youths Face Risks When Getting...

on September 20, 2017 by

“A lot of times when we launch our kids off to college, they come home for Thanksgiving with a tattoo,”

Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘...

on September 20, 2017 by

“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”

College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

Bitmoji Obsession Gives Snapchat An...

on September 19, 2017 by

People’s Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

Student Sprayed With Acid Forgives...

on September 19, 2017 by

I pray that the attacker would be healed..receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May...

on September 18, 2017 by

Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

Understanding Your Child’s...

on September 18, 2017 by

Paying attention to the way a child behaves and acts in different situations allows us to gain a better insight into our…

How To Talk To Your Kids About Body...

on September 18, 2017 by

Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in…

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

Stalking Your Daughter

on September 17, 2017 by

Yesterday I told my friend Brian, “I hope you don’t mind, I stalked your daughter last week on her Instagram

Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal...

on September 17, 2017 by

“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits&...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Win The Heart Of Generation Z...

on September 16, 2017 by

So how do we lead a kid who is so difficult to impress?

Have Smartphones Destroyed A...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Better Family Engagement In...

on September 15, 2017 by

Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

5 Ways To Engage Families As...

on September 15, 2017 by

Brad M. Griffin

Communication And Identity

on September 14, 2017 by

Here’s a simple breakdown of these three facets of communication and how they can work best for any ministry.