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Five Tips for Adding New Youth...

on July 11, 2020 by

While this list is not exhaustive, it will help you start the conversation and give you some talking points for future interactions

Loving Our Students To Death

on July 11, 2020 by

Theologically, we need to reconcile the culture of sacrificial suffering …a culture of Sabbath, rest, grace, and weakness

Parenting In 2020

on July 11, 2020 by

Everything and Nothing Has Changed

Transitioning Back To Face-to-Face...

on July 10, 2020 by

7 Things You Can Not Forget to Do at Your Next Face-to-Face Meeting

Preparing For Promotion Sunday

on July 10, 2020 by

How to Welcome New Students into Your Youth Ministry

Sec. DeVos: Schools Must Reopen,...

on July 9, 2020 by

Kids need to return to classroom: ‘There are no excuses for sowing fear’

Are The Police Racist?

on July 9, 2020 by

Do they disproportionately shoot African-Americans? Are incidents in places like Ferguson and Baltimore evidence of systemic discrimination? Heather Mac Donald, a scholar…

What Is The Real Impact Of Violent...

on July 9, 2020 by

Are violent video games as bad as they seem in the media?

BLM’s Leftist Agenda Has Little...

on July 9, 2020 by

BLM Global Network Foundation has been noted for its links to communist ideology

The New Monogamy

on July 7, 2020 by

Sure, a version of this has been around for a long, long time. But it used to be called an “affair,” “cheating,”…

Man Who Sucker Punched Kid Charged...

on July 7, 2020 by

Anyone who’s willing to hit a kid like that, there’s no telling what they’re going to do next.

Compulsive Internet Use Linked To...

on July 7, 2020 by

Over 2,800 adolescents from across 17 Australian high schools took part in the study

‘Tired Of Burying Our...

on July 7, 2020 by

4 toddlers shot in Chicago amid surge in gun violence

Blacks in High-crime Areas Want...

on July 7, 2020 by

White cops do not disproportionately kill black suspects and are less likely to shoot them than minority cops

Black Lives Matter Protesters...

on July 7, 2020 by

A group of individuals illegally placed barricades. Someone in the group opened fire on the vehicle

Third Of Parents May Not Send Kids...

on July 6, 2020 by

Regardless of how safe schools are this fall, some parents admit they have to send their children back to class

Stop Comparing

on June 20, 2020 by

There is nothing wrong with looking to other ministries and leaders for ideas, resources, or suggestions.  But

Teen Vogue — Tweeted “Welcome...

on June 20, 2020 by

Communism has seen a worldwide death toll of roughly 100 million

How To Hide Photos From Your Phone...

on June 20, 2020 by

Apple lets you create hidden folders containing photos that are invisible to anyone using your phone but you

Are Students Spiritually Hungry?

on June 17, 2020 by

I believe, now more than ever, that students are spiritually hungry and want to know about who God is

High School And Middle School...

on June 17, 2020 by

By The Village Church

CHOP Organizer: ‘I’m...

on June 17, 2020 by

“If there’s no change, there might be a lot more destroying until there is!”

Do The Police Disproportionately...

on June 16, 2020 by

Are the police racist?

The Truth About Black Lives Matter

on June 16, 2020 by

What the media won’t acknowledge: Black Lives Matter is a hateful ideology that fuels violent anti-police sentiment

How To End White Privilege

on June 16, 2020 by

So, where did the notion of white privilege come from? Who does it benefit? And who does it hurt? The answers might…

The Priority of Children

on June 15, 2020 by

The Priority of Children Your job as a parent is a calling from God. It is more important than your vocation, bank…

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc ...

on June 15, 2020 by

Are we prepared?

Video: The Seven Longest Yards

on June 15, 2020 by

This is pure inspiration

Fall Kickoff….Get Ready!

on June 13, 2020 by

Here are 5 moves you can be making right now so that when your fall semester kicks off, it will be better…

5 Mistakes You’ve Been Making...

on June 13, 2020 by

Reaching your students and making the most of the upside-down world we’ve found ourselves in today

Be the Bridge Youth… racial...

on June 10, 2020 by

Equipping students to be agents of change in their communities

Students want campuses reopened

on June 10, 2020 by

lament ‘quality’ of online classes

Gospel-Centered Sexuality Summit!

on June 10, 2020 by

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Podcast: Racial Reconciliation And...

on June 9, 2020 by

Shares some amazing wisdom on how to guide students through all of this

Maryland Schools Looking To Remove...

on June 9, 2020 by

It’s unclear if the school board can legally remove all police. The law says a officer must be in every public school

Portland Superintendent To Remove...

on June 9, 2020 by

school-based police help keep teens out of the criminal justice system by addressing minor issues in school buildings rather than letting students…

Resources On Understanding Issues...

on June 9, 2020 by

May we grow in the grace God provides. May we love each other as Christ has loved us. May we like Christ…

Teen Rewarded Car And Scholarship...

on June 8, 2020 by

Starting at 2 a.m., Gwynn swept and picked up trash for the next ten hours…he had already done most of the work

Protests Are About “Power” And...

on June 8, 2020 by

“Truth of the matter is blacks have never been less oppressed than they are today,” “Opportunity is around every corner.”

Young Black Conservatives Reject...

on June 8, 2020 by

For their decision to speak out, they are being called “Uncle Tom’s,” “coons,” and white supremacists by left-wingers

George Floyd Left A Gospel Legacy...

on June 6, 2020 by

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects

Helping Young People Grieve And...

on June 6, 2020 by

Diverse ministry perspectives to help teenagers respond to racialized violence and injustice

Bakery Owners Arm Themselves To...

on June 6, 2020 by

“I was there with my children — And, all we thought about was to protect ourselves and our business.”

How To Do Intergenerational...

on June 5, 2020 by

What does each generation need from the church and what can each generation contribute to the church?

UFC champ Jon Jones Pursues Masked...

on June 5, 2020 by

Why the f*** are you punk a** teenagers destroying our cities!??

Sailor Brinkley Cook, 21, Slams GMA...

on June 5, 2020 by

I have this awful feeling that if I’m not skinny, I’m not worth being celebrated and I’m not worth being praised

Barna Free Resource: Race Where Do...

on June 2, 2020 by

New data revealing pastors’ and Christians’ opinions about what—if anything—the Church should do about racial divisions

Bishop T.D. Jakes: Race and...

on June 2, 2020 by

“Learn to do good: seek justice, correct oppression,”

‘Antifa kid’ escorted...

on June 2, 2020 by

‘Antifa kid’ who smashed a police car and incited riots in Pittsburgh is escorted into custody — by his mom and dad

What White Youth Pastors Can Do...

on June 1, 2020 by

I’m a black youth pastor at Restore Community Church, in Kansas City MO. The month of May 2020 has been especially tragic

The Story of Your Summer

on June 1, 2020 by

This week we officially made the decision to cancel our summer camp plans, this was not the story I was hoping for

Why we need theology more than...

on June 1, 2020 by

When we as youth workers take little interest in theology and more interest in pop culture, we communicate to students that God…

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started...

on May 28, 2020 by

In my early days of youth ministry, I had days when I was convinced I was a borderline superhero

Webinar: KIDS, FAMILIES, &...

on May 27, 2020 by

Walt Mueller

How Do We Make It Through When...

on May 27, 2020 by

One step at a time,There’s no need to rush, It’s like learning to fly

How to Help a Student Who Just Lost...

on May 27, 2020 by

One group of high school seniors offered the most telling insights on their final year of school

Chick-fil-A Hosts High School...

on May 25, 2020 by

Chick-fil-A made lemons out of lemonade and surprised its 2020 grads with a small, outdoor ceremony on Friday

Leading Change When Everything Has...

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

We Can’t Go Back, So Let’s Go...

on May 25, 2020 by

The loss of normal times means new opportunities

Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church...

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

questions to consider

Should I Cancel VBS Because Of...

on May 24, 2020 by

Sam Luce

What Seniors REALLY Need From You...

on May 24, 2020 by

Here’s what they’re missing….

Doctors Call An End To Lockdowns...

on May 23, 2020 by

California doctors warn a surge in suicides is outspacing deaths from coronavirus as pandemic lockdowns take a far greater toll on American…

Hero Dog

on May 23, 2020 by

This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,

Are Houses Of Worship Essential?

on May 23, 2020 by

What Can You Do?

Back To School, Leads Through...

on May 22, 2020 by

Families are leaving cities for the suburbs in search of safer schools amid the coronavirus pandemic

Perfection, Negative Thoughts Keep...

on May 22, 2020 by

The years between 12 and 20 are a period of self-discovery and self-doubt for the average teen

Girls’ Health Can Suffer In...

on May 22, 2020 by

Physical activity might be one of the first things to drop off the radar as adolescent girls move from primary to secondary…

Kids Out of School Could Have Long...

on May 21, 2020 by

It will be long after the pandemic that “historians, epidemiologists, psychologists, and economists will provide extensive

Why Online Schooling Should Not...

on May 21, 2020 by

Education is not a direct transmission of ideas; it is a relationship

‘Loss Of Pleasure’ Found In...

on May 20, 2020 by

Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing a loss of pleasure, anxiety, anger…

Parents Don’t Get Minute To Relax...

on May 20, 2020 by

A new survey finds that parents have essentially lost all of their R&R time thanks to COVID-19

Churches Across The Country Are...

on May 14, 2020 by

liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries..to be considered as “essential” entities, but not Churches?

Study: Religious Practice Reduces ...

on May 13, 2020 by

“religious service attendance is associated with a lower risk of death from despair among health care professionals

Dear Youth Minister of a COVID-19...

on May 13, 2020 by

I don’t know about you, but I think I’ve been in denial about what COVID-19 means as this year’s seniors transition out…

Dear Parent of a COVID-19 Senior

on May 13, 2020 by

Most kids found out weeks ago that their senior year would be cut abruptly short. Of all the things that they were…

YS: Middle School Bundle

on May 12, 2020 by

Ever wonder who those strange preteens are and how to best reach them? Get the inside scoop

Family Driving Prayer…..Free...

on May 12, 2020 by

Invite your families to load up in the car and pray for their community

Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 12, 2020 by

Evaluations are always a critical piece of your ministry. It is there that you get a chance to figure out what worked…

Walt Mueller: Post Pandemic Youth...

on May 11, 2020 by

I’ve also wondered if in our efforts to promote and further the Kingdom of God, we might actually be keeping kids from…

Table Talk Devotion For Teen...

on May 11, 2020 by

Hebrews 12:1-3 offers some great encouragement as you are going through this SHIFT during your sporting season

Israel Contemplates Microchipping...

on May 11, 2020 by

If the information with the kids’ location is uploaded to the internet, a pedophile with some cyber knowledge may

How To Turn A Setback Into A...

on May 10, 2020 by

Note: Today’s post is available for you to either watch as a vlog or read as a blog post

Turn Crisis into Opportunity

on May 10, 2020 by

5 Ways to Turn Crisis into Opportunity

How To Discipline Children Without...

on May 10, 2020 by

Toughest thing in parenting? “Trying to love, teach, and discipline without destroying their spirits

Video: 50 Ways To Please Your...

on May 9, 2020 by

Tim Hawkins does it again with a GREAT song about 50 Ways to Please Your Mother. He is just hilarious. Love his…

What’s Hot

on May 9, 2020 by

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

Students Often Do Not Question...

on May 9, 2020 by

According to a new study, students struggle to critically assess information from the Internet and are often influenced by unreliable sources

Bellwether Blues Book

on May 8, 2020 by

The reason why this book is up on our website is because the author goes through family,faith & politics

No Safe Spaces Documentary

on May 8, 2020 by

Trying to understand what is happening in America on college and school campus today and what free speech in this country

Drive-In Raves

on May 8, 2020 by

Amid quarantine and social distancing, musicians are playing to an audience in their cars

Youth Ministry Institute launches...

on May 6, 2020 by

Learn at your own pace.

Anxiety And Depression In Teens&...

on May 6, 2020 by

7 in 10 teenagers say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers today

Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

Anxious Children

on May 6, 2020 by

20 Ways To Help Your Children Process The Pandemic

The Most Surprising Reasons Why...

on May 5, 2020 by

Quitters aren’t lazy or uncommitted; they often have valid reasons for quitting

The Orange Conference ’20 Recap

on May 5, 2020 by

Your volunteers are constantly asking, “IS IT WORTH IT?” Create a culture where volunteers shout out “YES!”

Every Generation Needs A New...

on May 5, 2020 by

When someone changes their mind it convinces me they are adaptable, honest, vulnerable, and human

A Strain On Driver’s Ed, And...

on May 4, 2020 by

Rites of passage are postponed due to the suspension of in-person classroom instruction and they will have to wait to get their…