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College Prep

on July 18, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Youth Group Games

on July 15, 2018 by

The  Source for youth ministry

What’s Hot?

on July 15, 2018 by

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

Self-Harm Up Among U.S. High School...

on July 15, 2018 by

This year 1 in 4 high school girls will deliberately injure themselves by methods as extreme as cutting themselves or burning their…

From Entitled To Empowered

on July 15, 2018 by

Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

What We Can Learn From The Greatest...

on July 12, 2018 by

Here are 5 things we can learn from them to help strengthen today’s society.

10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Experts Warn Of Teens’ Secret...

on July 11, 2018 by

He (Dad) was floored when his two teens told him about some of the sneaky things their peers are doing, even in…

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

Why Youth Ministry Shouldn’t...

on July 6, 2018 by

by Walt Mueller

5 Stats On How Teens Use Technology

on July 6, 2018 by

Pew Research Center published a new study on how teenagers are using technology. It is a gold mine

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions...

on July 6, 2018 by

“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to…

4 Ways To Be A Great Summer Dad

on July 5, 2018 by

Few things are more cherished in childhood memories than summer. Make no mistake, the season is a BIG deal to our kids

Knowing Your Child’s Love...

on July 5, 2018 by

The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ The question is, ‘Do your children feel loved?” Dr. Chapman asks

Skills Google Looks For In...

on July 5, 2018 by

The Seven Top Skills Google Now Looks for in Graduates

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

on July 4, 2018 by

Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

How To Manage Your Child’s...

on July 4, 2018 by

Eight helpful suggestions on how to manage your child’s electronic usage this summer–without becoming an online cop

 

Best Buy Has Finally Stopped...

on July 4, 2018 by

Best Buy will continue to sell vinyl records due to their rising popularity — with record sales at a “27-year-high.”

Focus On Just One Sport Risks...

on July 3, 2018 by

Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

Deputy Shoots, Kills Alligator That...

on July 3, 2018 by

The incident began when the girl spotted the alligator while rafting

 

deputy shoots, kills alligator that trapped girl in tree

Parents’ Guide To Teen Summer...

on July 3, 2018 by

It’s hard enough to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, which makes it harder for parents to connect with their…

Possible 3 Hour Dive For Soccer...

on July 3, 2018 by

Thai youth soccer team could have to dive out of caves or wait months to be rescued

Helping Bullied, Bullies AND...

on July 2, 2018 by

I’m not just advocating help for kids who have been picked on, but help for the bullied, bullies and bystanders

Ministry With A Lasting Impact&...

on July 2, 2018 by

Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

How To Grow Your Youth Ministry

on July 2, 2018 by

The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

Hacking Technology With Tim...

on July 2, 2018 by

A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

What’s Hot?

on June 30, 2018 by

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

Negative Effects Of Helicopter...

on June 30, 2018 by

Over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” can harm a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.

Today’s Sleepy Teens May Be...

on June 30, 2018 by

Young teens who slept less than seven hours a night tended to have more body fat, elevated blood pressure and less healthy…

Engaging Teens

on June 29, 2018 by

5 Ways Your Church Can Engage Teens

Two Notable Attacks On The Sexual...

on June 29, 2018 by

Parents Teaching Kids to Masturbate Trends on YouTube And Teen Vogue’s  promotion of  anal sex

Flashback: Fewer Teens Are Having...

on June 29, 2018 by

The CDC, teen risks, and who is vulnerable

What Makes Churchgoers Stick With...

on June 28, 2018 by

But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

The importance Of Knowing Who Your...

on June 28, 2018 by

Carlos Whittaker, to talk about the key role your high schooler’s community plays in his or her life

Passing The Faith To Your Kids

on June 28, 2018 by

You don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life to your kids

School District To Coach, ‘If You...

on June 27, 2018 by

The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public…

The importance of summer camps

on June 27, 2018 by

Summer camps provide a chance for youth to hear the Gospel truth in a different way than they probably have before

Awaken the sleeping giant by...

on June 27, 2018 by

God has a track record of choosing teenagers to accomplish great spiritual feats

How To Prevent Burnout In Youth...

on June 26, 2018 by

These are simply my thoughts on practical tips on prayer that can help you avoid burn out

Staying In Touch In The Summer...

on June 26, 2018 by

summer can be a great time to think outside the box and create some quality relationship-building moments

Why I’m Still Doing Middle School...

on June 26, 2018 by

(After 35+ Years)….. Marko

Parenting And The Cultural Pressure...

on June 25, 2018 by

Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in…

Cheap Sex And The Decline Of...

on June 25, 2018 by

Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage,…

6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood

on June 25, 2018 by

So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

50% Of Teens Now Online ‘Almost...

on June 24, 2018 by

Nearly half of US teens report being online on a near constant basis, according to a new report from the Pew Research…

There’s Just One Way To Marry The...

on June 24, 2018 by

These were wonderful words of wisdom about marriage and the kind of person you really want to marry. There’s Just One Way…

When Kids Cut Themselves

on June 24, 2018 by

When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and…

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

I’m A Pastor And I Want You...

on June 23, 2018 by

When believers approach their individual involvement and commitment in a casual manner it weakens the entire body of Christ and the impact…

‘Gatsbying’ Is The...

on June 23, 2018 by

You’re doing it all just for the attention of that one person

I’m Not Your Youth Pastor...

on June 22, 2018 by

Last summer I left that church to take another. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t interfere with my successor’s ministry

The Battle Of Boredom

on June 22, 2018 by

It never fails, right? Summer shows up, and with it, our kids’ ability to be entertained for longer than five minutes at…

Pen And Paper Beats Laptop For...

on June 22, 2018 by

Even though technology allows us to do more in less time, it does not always foster learning

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today...

on June 20, 2018 by

How to raise mentally healthy children in today’s environment

MTV Awards: Chris Pratt Shares...

on June 20, 2018 by

The star used his time on stage to share some advice with fans that included references to his faith

Anna Farris’ ex Chris Pratt...

on June 20, 2018 by

The “Overboard” actress recently admitted that the former couple’s social media presence added to the pressure after their breakup.

MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018...

on June 19, 2018 by

The Complete List

20 Camp And Retreat Hacks

on June 19, 2018 by

Even if you have your plans made here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time away…

Building On The Youth Camp Or...

on June 19, 2018 by

4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

Video Game Addiction Is A Mental...

on June 19, 2018 by

The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

Book: “Future Faith”

on June 18, 2018 by

Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century”

You Asked: Should I Ditch My...

on June 18, 2018 by

smartphone’s…endless stream of distractions may be causing more harm than good.

Grace And Truth

on June 18, 2018 by

How can we maintain that tender balance between grace and truth that marked the life and ministry of our Savior, and must…

More Teens Than Ever Would Try...

on June 17, 2018 by

One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate,…

People Will Spend More Time Online...

on June 17, 2018 by

Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To...

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Help Me With… Camp

on June 14, 2018 by

Blog posts to help you with all things camp…

5 Tips For Hosting Next-Level Camp...

on June 14, 2018 by

And, if Camp is the most important event of our summer, those games need to be next-level. How can I ramp up…

Millennials Reveal Their Top 100...

on June 14, 2018 by

However, the generation’s favorite brands may not be what you’d guess.

Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus

on June 12, 2018 by

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

Values: Setting Better Examples For...

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

Cyberbullying

on June 12, 2018 by

The risks and helping your child recover

Is Gen Z The Most Success-Oriented...

on June 12, 2018 by

Personal achievement, whether educational or professional (43%), and hobbies and pastimes (42%) are the things most central to Gen Z’s identity.

The Sin Of Silence

on June 12, 2018 by

The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church

“Soulcraft”: Rethinking The...

on June 12, 2018 by

The skills of getting into college undermine the confidence to thrive once there

Study: Depression Striking More...

on June 12, 2018 by

There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

What’s Hot?

on June 12, 2018 by

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

Selfies And Teenage Body Image

on June 12, 2018 by

Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their…

What Parents Need To Know About...

on June 7, 2018 by

15% of young people self-harm. 34% begin between the ages of 17 and 20, can start as young as 12 or even…

Reflections on 34 Years in the...

on June 7, 2018 by

For the first time in over 3 decades I don’t have “youth” in my title. I feel weird.

Miss America. . . Finally. . .

on June 7, 2018 by

CPYU

Transitioning Out

on June 7, 2018 by

5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Explaining The Masterpiece Cake...

on June 5, 2018 by

2 Minute Video

Leading A Leader Go

on June 4, 2018 by

Why Is This So Hard?

Europe’s Christians Are As...

on June 4, 2018 by

Only 13 percent of American nones say religion is “very important” in their lives; only 14 percent of Western European Christians say…

Gaming Report

on June 4, 2018 by

For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.

Communicating With Parents

on June 3, 2018 by

Failure to communicate = a failure to minister

5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your...

on June 3, 2018 by

If you desire to have a Youth Ministry that has any real significant influence, you will have to do well at partnering…

How To Get Students To Sign Up For...

on June 3, 2018 by

7 Secrets to Getting More Students to Sign Up for Your Youth Events

Why Sex Matters

on June 2, 2018 by

It is always amazing to me that God created physical intimacy in such a way to provide a deep connection with your…

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As...

on June 2, 2018 by

In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol…

What’s Hot?

on June 2, 2018 by

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

Kids In High-Risk Situations More...

on June 2, 2018 by

Experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen leads to a higher risk…

Bus Trivia Questions

on June 1, 2018 by

10 Things I usually do when we play on trips

Dealing With Conflict

on June 1, 2018 by

Some things in life and ministry that are certain, conflict is one of them. It’s important to learn how to handle them

A New Generation Overthrows Gender

on June 1, 2018 by

Max, age 13, is agender — neither male nor female. When referring to Max, you don’t use “he” or “she;” you use…