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How To Gain Some Momentum In Your...

on January 26, 2020 by

Don’t lose momentum in your youth ministry! Check out these great tips!

Job: Hiring (& Recruiting)...

on January 26, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

on January 26, 2020 by

A church was looking to become more attractive to the next generation through hiring a hip, cool quick fix

Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

on January 26, 2020 by

Success can be defined by LONGEVITY!

“Gen Z Influence 90% Of Parent...

on January 26, 2020 by

Thoughts and Discussion After Reading

Social Media Trends Your Tech Team...

on January 25, 2020 by

Among all social media trends, video dominates in terms of importance

Disney Has ‘Demon’ Who Trains...

on January 25, 2020 by

Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or who is an augur, a…

When Ministry Drag‘s You Down

on January 25, 2020 by

Ministry can a very rewarding. However, it can also be very stressful and frustrating

Stress A Teenagers Perspective

on January 25, 2020 by

Learn About Teen Stress From an Actual Teenager

Crime: Sending unsolicited nudes In...

on January 23, 2020 by

California’s new bill would ban the sending of naked photos and lawbreakers may be fined up to $500

Six Facts About Screens and Teen...

on January 23, 2020 by

That a Recent New York Times’ Article Ignores

The Most Dangerous Temptation That...

on January 23, 2020 by

We know from experience how real and serious these temptations are going to be for any child that grows up in our…

5 Ways To Respond When Your...

on January 22, 2020 by

“This isn’t exactly what I expected.”

9 Leadership Traits We See In...

on January 22, 2020 by

As I survey the kinds of causes Generation Z students have undertaken, I see a pattern

App Lets Strangers Find Your, Info...

on January 22, 2020 by

works by comparing a photo to a database of  3 billion pictures off Facebook, Venmo, YouTube and other sites

Youthmin Game? Whipped Cream...

on January 21, 2020 by

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager attempt the viral TikTok challenge taking social media by storm

Teen, Convicted In Texting Suicide...

on January 21, 2020 by

From prison because of good behavior

U.S. Student Loan Debt Remains at ...

on January 21, 2020 by

Average Student Owed $29,000

7 reasons you should use “...

on January 20, 2020 by

Greg Stier

Apologetic Q’s Parents &...

on January 20, 2020 by

One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) part of raising disciples of Jesus is

5 TRENDS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY [IN...

on January 20, 2020 by

These shouldn’t be shocking…However

Sugar Causes ‘Major Changes’ to...

on January 19, 2020 by

sugar actually influences our brains’ reward centers in essentially the same way as addictive drugs.

Adolescent Drinking Increases...

on January 19, 2020 by

Adolescent Drinking Increases Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse Later in Life

Before Your Son Becomes A Man

on January 19, 2020 by

I want to be intentional in how we spend that time and as a loving dad, I want to use that time…

3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond

on January 18, 2020 by

A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

3 Ugly Truths About Weekend...

on January 18, 2020 by

Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

Who Is Generation Alpha?

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are a few things we know already about Gen Alpha.

4 Ways to help teens struggling...

on January 17, 2020 by

It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

The Only Bible Reading Plan You...

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are the five reasons I open my Bible

Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child...

on January 16, 2020 by

It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity

on January 16, 2020 by

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO...

on January 15, 2020 by

The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

Woman Disguised As Teen Boy To...

on January 15, 2020 by

Girls thought they were in a relationship with a teen boy. It was a woman grooming them for sex.

Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

What To Do With A Failing Student...

on January 14, 2020 by

My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

Social Media Tips To Start The New...

on January 14, 2020 by

Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

on January 14, 2020 by

Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating

Why Your Youth Group Needs...

on January 14, 2020 by

Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

Dear Parent Of A High School Senior

on January 14, 2020 by

My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex...

on January 14, 2020 by

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

Thinking Through Greta Thunberg

on January 14, 2020 by

Fossil fuels responsible for improving human conditions around the globe

TOBYMAC’S NEW SONG ABOUT...

on January 13, 2020 by

You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were…

MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got A...

on January 13, 2020 by

It was a shameful example of media outlets..to permanently harm a teenager who never sought the public spotlight

Family: The Power Of The 2-Parent...

on January 13, 2020 by

Black children under 18 living in poverty decreases from 45% for mother-only households and 36% for father-only households to just 12% for…

Young Adults Reveal Their Goals For...

on January 11, 2020 by

Practicing Christians are leading young adults in focusing on family

First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

Viva! Called

on January 11, 2020 by

Helping students’ find their calling in life should be an essential role of any healthy youth ministry

Marijuana Dispensaries Near...

on January 6, 2020 by

In addition, they say customers might smoke the marijuana they’ve just bought in a parking lot at the site.

Outreach And Family Event

on January 5, 2020 by

Midwinter Festival Based on Esther

The Best Youth Pastor Job Search...

on January 5, 2020 by

Are you on a job hunt? Are you thinking about transitioning for one job to another?

Professor Tells Student Not To Cite...

on January 5, 2020 by

Because of separation of church and state

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot

on January 3, 2020 by

As electronic-cigarette use has soared among America’s teens, so have the number vaping marijuana, two new reports indicate

Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug...

on January 3, 2020 by

Overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according

Helicopter Parenting Negatively...

on January 3, 2020 by

helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

America Becoming Pagan As...

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

Six Ways For Parents To Begin The...

on January 2, 2020 by

I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

UK: Shock Surge In Adolescent...

on January 2, 2020 by

Experts blame social media and celebrity diet culture as hospital admissions for under-19s suffering eating disorders DOUBLE in a decade

New Year’s Prayer

on January 1, 2020 by

George Lockhart

New Year’s Prayer

on January 1, 2020 by

George Lockhart

How Social Media Is Transforming...

on December 31, 2019 by

How can an increasingly sexualized culture co-exist with less sex among the consumers of that culture?

Choking & Kink Seen As An &...

on December 31, 2019 by

…but they’re not without dangers

Parent And Teen Discussion Sex And...

on December 31, 2019 by

So, what should parents do about it?

Recruiting Volunteers For Your...

on December 30, 2019 by

No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you

Funniest Parenting Fiascoes Of 2019

on December 30, 2019 by

Funny viral pictures and videos

California Schools Can’t Suspend...

on December 30, 2019 by

Are there any consequences for Misbehavior

Book: How Advertising Changes The...

on December 29, 2019 by

We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back

Book: So Sexy So Soon

on December 29, 2019 by

The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

Book: Girls Fighting The Addictive...

on December 29, 2019 by

Revealing what advertisers know about human nature and how they exploit it to make a profit

Teen Murders Pedophile Priest With...

on December 29, 2019 by

Suffocated Father Roger Matassoli, by forcing a crucifix down his throat

Challenges Of Taking Communion For...

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

Structuring Youth Ministry For ADHD...

on December 29, 2019 by

I asked my daughter what she would want adults to know about working with kids who learn differently

10 Tips To Make Sunday School...

on December 29, 2019 by

Autistic adults in the congregation can be a great resource when figuring out how best to work with autistic kids!

Four Ways To Work With Nonverbal...

on December 29, 2019 by

My son is functionally nonverbal. He does not yet use language to communicate

More Testing Means More Stress For...

on December 27, 2019 by

Segool has been studying the links between anxiety in children and high stakes testing for the past six years

How To Set Parental Controls On...

on December 27, 2019 by

You can also restrict all content so nothing will play without you entering a PIN. To do this, click the bubble above…

Bieber: “God Has Me Right Where...

on December 27, 2019 by

“As humans we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I’ve been through…

Marijuana Vaping Keeps Rising Among...

on December 26, 2019 by

…but was surprised at the magnitude of increase.… This translates to millions of adolescents,”

TeenPsychosis, Addiction Marijuana...

on December 26, 2019 by

Begin using cannabis before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to develop marijuana use disorder

J.K. Rowling Faces Of Attacks From...

on December 26, 2019 by

“Dress however you please,”…”But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?”

Unpacking The Incarnation

on December 25, 2019 by

J. I. Packer

9 Things You Should Know About The...

on December 25, 2019 by

To help you better appreciate the narrative, here are nine things you should know about the Christmas story

Is A Story Of A Baby In A Manger...

on December 25, 2019 by

God advances his mission not just through the divine actions of Jesus like the resurrection, but also through his humanity

Guidelines Before You Give Your...

on December 24, 2019 by

newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful...

on December 24, 2019 by

Flashback: Be grateful for the gifts you already have.

Helping Anxious Kids Experience...

on December 24, 2019 by

When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 24, 2019 by

Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

New Year’s Prayer

on December 24, 2019 by

New Year’s Prayer

By George Lockhart

As the new year approaches, here are a few questions I like to pray through:

How did the…

The Decline Of Religion In American...

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

The Top Parenting Articles YOU...

on December 23, 2019 by

As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

20 Memorable Family Christmas...

on December 22, 2019 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to…

Book: Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’...

on December 22, 2019 by

R.C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us…

Grinch Scares Children Taking...

on December 22, 2019 by

A New Jersey mom, Ashley Bohl, shared a hilarious video on Instagram of her children being scared silly by a prankster dressed…

Campus Ministry: Public School...

on December 21, 2019 by

How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?

The Powerful Partnership With...

on December 21, 2019 by

Barna: Nearly half of all public school educators nationally are practicing Christians

Reaching The Students In Your...

on December 21, 2019 by

And what had I done right? I showed up.

UK: ‘Digital Conversations&...

on December 19, 2019 by

Face-to-face conversations we have in a day has decreased by 15% in the last five years

Study: Media Use By Tweens And...

on December 19, 2019 by

by Common Sense Media

Students Visiting Rocky Statue Run...

on December 19, 2019 by

It was a knockout field trip for a group of New Jersey high school students