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Millennials: Fueling the Experience...

on December 16, 2017 by

Eventbrite’s nationwide research of millennials

3 Keys for Creating Support for...

on December 16, 2017 by

by Rachel Blom

Mom Running Multi-Million Dollar...

on December 16, 2017 by

Suburban LA mom busted for running multi million dollar pot business

More Time On Smartphones…...

on December 15, 2017 by

Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to…

20 Memorable Family Christmas...

on December 15, 2017 by

From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories

How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

on December 15, 2017 by

3 Questions to Consider

Copycat Child Suicide?

on December 14, 2017 by

Did An 8-Year-Old New Jersey Girl Hang Herself After Seeing Ashawnty Davis’ Story?

Book: Growing Up Social

on December 14, 2017 by

Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

Walmart Is Selling A Marijuana...

on December 14, 2017 by

The marijuana Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room

 

Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your...

on December 13, 2017 by

Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers and figured out the various revenue streams you’ll use to fund your ministry, the next…

Budgeting Basics: Revenue Streams

on December 13, 2017 by

Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers, the next step in crafting your budget proposal is to determine where your ministry’s budget…

Budgeting Basics: Translating...

on December 13, 2017 by

What programs, initiatives, events, conferences, training, and trips would enable you to take your ministry from where it is NOW to where…

Youth Ministry Budget Templates

on December 13, 2017 by

This resource contains three budget templates to help you plan well and be a good steward of your congregations’ tithes

How To Plan Your Youth Group...

on December 13, 2017 by

Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…

I Thought I was Focused

on December 12, 2017 by

I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t

Empowering Teens To Be World...

on December 12, 2017 by

How do we unleash leadership potential in teens? Many churches desire youths to step up and take leadership roles… but how have…

Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression

Generation Anxiety

on December 11, 2017 by

Generation anxiety as panic attacks in teens rise 59% in two years

The Top YouTube Videos 2017

on December 11, 2017 by

These are the top YouTube videos that went viral in 2017

Smartphone Addiction

on December 11, 2017 by

Does “smartphone addiction” show up in teens’ brains?

Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ Lets...

on December 10, 2017 by

Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app, “Messenger Kids,” that lets parents download the app on…

Under-age Social Media Use ‘On...

on December 10, 2017 by

Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms’ minimum age being 13, a study from…

Helping Adolescents Work Through...

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Teen Writes Book About How To...

on December 9, 2017 by

Book: “Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young,”

Government Taking Away The Basic...

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

Every 2 New Immigrants To The US...

on December 9, 2017 by

“Chain Migration.” Previously unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals the number of foreign relatives

The Coming Persecution

on December 8, 2017 by

…..(and why we need it!)

8 Assumptions You Can’t Make...

on December 8, 2017 by

The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

The Art Of Connecting With Fringe...

on December 8, 2017 by

For some this comes easy. For others though it is an anxiety inducing event. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of...

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

on December 7, 2017 by

52  gospel centered questions and answers. Also devotional book and curriculum book for developing Christian beliefs in a child’s heart and mind.

Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell...

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles&...

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek...

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

Suicide Prevention: Falls Creek...

on December 6, 2017 by

(1,347 people surveyed)

Planning For Exceptions In...

on December 5, 2017 by

Just because our lives are filled with the unexpected doesn’t mean we have to be surprised

Imposing Our Ideas Of Jesus

on December 5, 2017 by

Have you sought the true Christ behind Christmas this season, God incarnate who came down to earth and dwelt among us?

Research: Do You Have Mean Girls Or...

on December 5, 2017 by

I want to hear from as many young people as possible on this issue, asking them questions

Biggest Spiritual Influencers On...

on December 4, 2017 by

Aristotle: “When we hear music, our very soul is altered.”

10-Yr Old Girl Commits Suicide...

on December 4, 2017 by

“Bullycide.” The term is used when someone takes his or her own life because of bullying

 

 

18-Year-Old Admitting To Molesting...

on December 4, 2017 by

Since the age of 10, Joseph Hayden Boston had molested dozens of other children in different cities where he’s lived

UK: 1 In 10 Babies Are Born To...

on December 3, 2017 by

Parents living at two addresses has more than doubled in the past 30 years, from 4.2 % to 10.3 %

Disney Channel to Feature LGBTQ...

on December 3, 2017 by

Disney Channel to Feature LGBTQ Storyline in the New Season of ‘Andi Mack’

Disney ‘First Boy Princess&...

on December 3, 2017 by

HuffPost “could be incredibly influential for kids who are soaking up social cues about what it means to be a boy or…

Use Numbers To Check The Health Of...

on December 2, 2017 by

What if we thought about what percentage of your students are really being?

Fllasback: Let’s Be Honest,...

on December 2, 2017 by

Here is my opinion and things I need to remind myself as a leader:

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are...

on December 2, 2017 by

Do you ever get tired of people always asking about numbers in your ministry?

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers...

on December 2, 2017 by

The fact is, numbers in your Youth Ministry are an inescapable reality. You must deal with them

Help Kids Take A Stand Against...

on December 1, 2017 by

Just because a song exists or is topping the charts doesn’t mean young people have to be subjected to it

Smartphone Addiction Creates...

on December 1, 2017 by

The addicted teenagers had significantly higher scores in depression, anxiety, insomnia severity and impulsivity

Judge Issued Ruling On Students...

on December 1, 2017 by

…however vile the posts were, they were protected as free speech and so was “liking” and commenting on them.

 

 

Matt Lauer And Our Own Sexuality

on November 30, 2017 by

“Protect us from the evil one, and rescue us from ourselves.”

When A Teen Hangs With The Wrong...

on November 30, 2017 by

So, basically, having no friends sucks and having bad friends can screw things up, but having good friends rocks

When Is The Right Time To Give A...

on November 30, 2017 by

Movement calls on parents not to give their children smartphones until 8th grade

4 Ways To Fight Anxiety

on November 29, 2017 by

Feeling anxious is not only a valid emotion, but rooted in our fear, uncertainty, and insecurities to be a great youth pastor

NFL Player: What Are The Needs Of...

on November 29, 2017 by

NFL Player to Hometown Churches

4 Topics You Should Teach On Every...

on November 29, 2017 by

Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

Faith & Feeling: For the Kid...

on November 28, 2017 by

l God’s presence, does it mean that I don’t believe?”

Doug Fields: Understanding...

on November 28, 2017 by

Great for volunteer training. Give DYMU a try for FREE? We’ll give you access to a session from YM101.

Raising A Future Adult…Not A...

on November 28, 2017 by

Don’t  be sad as each phase passes…celebrate where they’ve been, and cast vision for where they’re going

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Youth Doing Ministry…. Youth groups please help out Ashley as  she helps out children in Ghana  Africa

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Soul Provider

Youth Doing Ministry

I believe that it’s our desire as youth workers to see and encourage our students to do ministry. As…

Graduation Season Is Upon Us

on November 27, 2017 by

You’re a three questions for you to ask students

The Bible vs Reality And Moral...

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

Book: Dare 2 Share. Equip Youth To...

on November 27, 2017 by

Learn how to intentionally engage others in real, give-and-take dialogue and invite them into the most life-changing relationship they’ll ever experience

Teens Are Key To Addressing India...

on November 26, 2017 by

India has 253 million adolescents, equivalent to the combined populations of Japan, Germany and Spain

Teen Raising Awareness Through...

on November 26, 2017 by

He is trying to break a world record of 700,000 Christmas cards sent to his house, to raise awareness for organ donation

9th Grader Wanted In Connection...

on November 26, 2017 by

Ninth-grader wanted in connection with grandmother’s death detained trying to enter Canada

Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked...

on November 25, 2017 by

Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds

Flies Carry More Dangerous Bacteria...

on November 25, 2017 by

The house fly, which is ubiquitous around the world, was found to harbour 351 types of bacteria

 

 

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Volunteer Affirmation

on November 24, 2017 by

Encouragement is like a breath of fresh air. We just don’t hear much encouragement or receive a lot of recognition these days….

Flashback: Trends In Children’s...

on November 24, 2017 by

7 Current and Future Trends in Children’s Ministry

Steam Video Games Promotes Sexual...

on November 24, 2017 by

The sexually violent content of these types of video games has affected the behavior some individuals in the video game community

View The Bibles That Came Over On...

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

7 Reasons To Be Thankful In Youth...

on November 23, 2017 by

The final weeks of the year feel very much like the final stretch of a marathon

Pilgrims Celebrated Thanksgiving…...

on November 23, 2017 by

… Because only 60%  died

How To Help Kids Through Changes In...

on November 22, 2017 by

The truth is, no matter how big or small, change can be hard, but change is a reality for our kids as…

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

The Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

It might not be what you think!

U.K: Hilarious What A teen Puts On...

on November 21, 2017 by

Officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency failed to spot Eve Paterson’s mistake when she applied for an updated licence

Tough Time For Social Media…...

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

Best Travel Advice For Youth...

on November 21, 2017 by

10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube...

on November 20, 2017 by

…and this is what happened

I Put My Teens On A Digital Detox

on November 20, 2017 by

The results shocked me

Germany Bans Children’s Smart...

on November 19, 2017 by

The agency said parents have been using watches marketed to children between the ages of 5 and 12 to monitor teachers

Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt...

on November 19, 2017 by

Millennials are the worst culprits here: 24 percent still haven’t paid off credit card debt incurred during the 2016 shopping season, while…

MS-13 Terrorizing American Small...

on November 19, 2017 by

Small towns and suburbs ill-equipped to fight back

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead...

on November 18, 2017 by

“We salute you”

Neighborhood Quality May Impact...

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential...

on November 18, 2017 by

“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

Dynamics Of Domestic Violence

on November 18, 2017 by

Approximately 20 people per minute are abused physically by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

Possible “Conflict Of Visions...

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

Communicating Like A Social Media...

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

3 Ways To Get Students To Read...

on November 17, 2017 by

According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

Book: Understanding Your Teen…...

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do