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Billy Graham, 99, Dies

on February 21, 2018 by

He established the Graham Youth for Christ, which found moderate success holding “crusades” across North America and in Britain

Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions

Serve

on February 21, 2018 by

Kirsten Peyton

Dealing With Tough Kids

on February 20, 2018 by

3 Things When You’ve Tried Everything

Tragedy: 3 Week Teaching Series

on February 20, 2018 by

Written by youth workers who have all walked students through tragedy, helping them find their way through the darkness to the other…

Creating Community In Your Youth...

on February 20, 2018 by

Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?

Pot Linked To Violently ill...

on February 19, 2018 by

Experience nausea, severe vomiting, and stomach pain. Many of them get temporary relief from hot showers or baths

What Pot Really Does To Your Body...

on February 19, 2018 by

Marijuana may also interfere with how you form memories

Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

Control Of Screen Time Should Begin...

on February 18, 2018 by

Watching too much TV can contribute to poor eating habits and school performance in adolescence and suggests that screen time must be…

Energy Drinks Unsafe For Children,...

on February 18, 2018 by

Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren’t safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading sports medicine organization…

Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among...

on February 18, 2018 by

Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

How To Run Your Ministry A Year...

on February 17, 2018 by

It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

FBI Was Warned -Twice- About...

on February 17, 2018 by

But somehow no one at the FBI connected the dots or shared information about Cruz with the agents who might have stopped…

How Can I Minister To My Classmates...

on February 17, 2018 by

What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

Youth Ministry: New Year New...

on February 16, 2018 by

I’ve been challenged to see the month of February as the most important month for my resolutions and goals set for the…

Florida School Shooting Nikolas...

on February 16, 2018 by

Details emerge in timeline, what we know about suspect

A Grandmother Helped Stop Another...

on February 16, 2018 by

O’Connor wrote that he wanted the death count to be as high as possible so that the shooting would be infamous

Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

Frustrated With The Kids In Church...

on February 15, 2018 by

Stop Worrying About The Students Who Come To Church With Their Parents & Not Your Program

Another Tragedy…. School...

on February 15, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

Best Colleges Rankings And Lists

on February 15, 2018 by

U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search

17 killed At Florida High School

on February 15, 2018 by

Governor blames ‘pure evil

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users...

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

How Liturgical Are Today’s...

on February 14, 2018 by

Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

23 Stores Shut, Accused Of Selling...

on February 14, 2018 by

Tennessee Hemp Industries contends that the products were legal, with CBD derived from hemp, not marijuana.

Millennial Dating Terms You Ought...

on February 14, 2018 by

This could be used as a Youth Ministry game

Fatal Car Crashes Higher On 4/20...

on February 13, 2018 by

Researchers compared…1 week before and after it and found there to be a 12% increase, which represents 142 deaths

Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

New ‘Peter Rabbit’...

on February 13, 2018 by

The movie, which earned $25 million and finished second at the box office this weekend,

Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ...

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

Who Are The iGen And What Does...

on February 12, 2018 by

By Eric Geiger

7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When...

on February 12, 2018 by

by Steve Burchett

My Favorite Graphic Creating apps...

on February 12, 2018 by

But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.

“Building A Youth Worship Team...

on February 11, 2018 by

Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

“Creating A Sustainable Youth...

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…...

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

Samson Movie: Passion, Betrayal,...

on February 11, 2018 by

Good can triumph over evil, and that flawed leaders can turn second chances into positive outcomes

What’s Hot?

on February 10, 2018 by

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

Study Finds Kids Are Not...

on February 10, 2018 by

A new study suggests that contrary to popular opinion, psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for American kids

U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy”...

on February 10, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

on February 9, 2018 by

New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

Reconsidering “Professional”...

on February 9, 2018 by

When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church

Don’t Miss Out On Our Top 10

on February 9, 2018 by

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

on February 8, 2018 by

By: Steven Kozak

Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

3 proactive skills we can implement now that will lead to opportunities later

Recapturing The Gospel In Your...

on February 8, 2018 by

I am realizing that it was a sign that my heart had lost its awe of the gospel and had replaced it…

How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

on February 7, 2018 by

How We Can Reach Students In A Post-Christian Culture

By: Steven Kozak
My guess is that, like me, you have been there. That time when…

The Sex Talk….When?

on February 7, 2018 by

Do you really want to trust Google and the Internet as your teen’s key provider of sex education?

Boy Dies After Saving Pal Who Fell...

on February 7, 2018 by

Anthony Perez, 11, died after he managed to push his friend to safety

Youth Pastors Need To Connect With...

on February 7, 2018 by

5 Ways Youth Pastors Can Connect With Parents

Grow Numbers

on February 6, 2018 by

Grow Numbers is a check-in, attendance tracker, and database management software built specifically for Youth Ministry.

Simply Text

on February 6, 2018 by

Simply Text enables consistent and effective communication across channels to everyone involved in your ministry

Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Nick Foles: A Pastor In Training In...

on February 5, 2018 by

Foles is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school

Taking Care Of The Introverts In...

on February 5, 2018 by

…with the youth ministry context because one-third to one-half of the students in our youth ministries are introverted

Why You Shouldn’t Fear...

on February 5, 2018 by

The reality is that people aren’t looking for perfection, but someone that can introduce them to something bigger

On The Journey

on February 4, 2018 by

Learn with Adam about growing as a student minister and what it takes to lead a large ministry and develop as a…

5 Promises for The Worried Worker

on February 4, 2018 by

“Youth workers allow worry rather than mission to consume their thoughts and drain their energy.”

The Math Behind 300 One Night...

on February 4, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

What’s Hot?

on February 3, 2018 by

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

Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running On...

on February 3, 2018 by

Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

on February 3, 2018 by

Women who began having their periods before age 12 were 10 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who were…

Helping Kids Keep The Faith

on February 2, 2018 by

Four Research Insights Every Parent Needs to Know

Girl In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing...

on February 2, 2018 by

Morgan Geyser, 15…for stabbing a classmate in 2014 in an attack aimed to please the fictional horror character Slender Man

Church vs Sports

on February 2, 2018 by

Podcast: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church and Sports

Book: Families And Faith

on February 1, 2018 by

Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Book: The Blessing..Biblical Tool...

on February 1, 2018 by

Biblical tool that can help YOU (Parents) communicate unconditional love into the lives of your kids

3 Ways To Get Students More...

on February 1, 2018 by

I’m not just talking about students showing up to things. I’m talking about faces lighting up when an event gets announced and…

Who Is Cardi B

on January 31, 2018 by

The Life, Music, Philosophy, and Faith of Today’s Top Female Rapper

Super Bowl Party Quiz

on January 31, 2018 by

We’ve also included a free SlideShow game as an alternative!

“How Can I Become The Best Youth...

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

Forcefield App: Protect Kids From...

on January 30, 2018 by

Force field support both android and Apple products

India Has 21 Million ‘...

on January 30, 2018 by

….because couples keep having children until they produce a boy

2018 Grammy Winners

on January 29, 2018 by

Full List

Entry Points For Youth Ministry

on January 29, 2018 by

Here are 3 welcome mats, of various sizes that can help youth workers focus their embrace and broaden their outreach.

YouthWorker Journal Roundtable On...

on January 29, 2018 by

Dan Istvanik

The History Of Sunday School As An...

on January 29, 2018 by

Sunday schools emerged two centuries ago to meet working-class children’s needs. How their powerful element of outreach dwindled

Biblical Sexuality Among Families

on January 28, 2018 by

Sex Education Curriculum for Families and Parent Conversation Guide

Parenting With Grace

on January 28, 2018 by

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Building Spiritual Practices In Our...

on January 28, 2018 by

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

What’s Hot?

on January 27, 2018 by

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

Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

Cigarettes And Pot Linked To Teen...

on January 27, 2018 by

Associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found.

4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ...

on January 26, 2018 by

Effective Ministry to Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, and Questioning Students Among Us

SMARTER Youth Ministry In 2018

on January 26, 2018 by

Transformative ministries persistently pursue the why of ministry. The reasons why we reach out will always connect more deeply to the heart…

What Matters Most For Our Family...

on January 26, 2018 by

Of all the factors that influence our kids, family relationship quality impacts a host of outcomes related to their thriving

Don’t Forget Life Skills

on January 25, 2018 by

We worked to find ways in which to teach them marketable skills. We spent mission trips learning construction. We built habitat houses…

New Year New Budget: What To Do...

on January 25, 2018 by

If they trust you then you have good standing to ask for support for the things the ministry needs to grow or…

The Lord Will Fight For You…...

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14

 

Why Apple’s Ceo Doesn’t Want...

on January 24, 2018 by

“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I…

Mom Fights Back Against Miss Use Of...

on January 24, 2018 by

Activist use photo of disabled girl to promote eugenic abortions

Teenage Screen Addicts Lose Out On...

on January 24, 2018 by

Smartphones and computers have been linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers

Where I Went When I Needed...

on January 24, 2018 by

The church can’t always fix it, but they can help

Why Adolescence Is Twice As Long As...

on January 23, 2018 by

Adolescence is three times as long as it was in the 19th Century and it’s twice as long as it was in…

What Teen Sexting Reveals About...

on January 23, 2018 by

Study of sexting among 12- to 18-year-old girls, Sara E. Thomas of Northwestern University analyzed 462 stories posted,

 

Cosmopolitan’s First-Ever...

on January 23, 2018 by

The Orange Is New the Black star, 45, graces the February issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa, making her the first-ever openly transgender…