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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…

ReOpening Children & Family...

on May 4, 2020 by

now is the time to determine what values and processes will remain consistent, what innovative strategies you’ve

A Discussion On Reopening The...

on May 4, 2020 by

During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders, we discussed the path to moving forward after COVID-19

Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Pre-Teens And Quarantines

on May 3, 2020 by

Author of Middle School Matters, Gives helpful tips for working with middlers,during these times

Zoom:Teacher Has‘College Girl...

on May 3, 2020 by

“It’s hard not to think he’s looking at you like that,” Samantha Hill, a freshman in one of Zhang’s classes

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About...

on May 2, 2020 by

However, it can be useful to see how other church leaders are thinking through reopening

Are We Going Back To How Things...

on May 2, 2020 by

We first had to think short-term just to get our feet under us, but now that this might be until the fall…

Netflix’s NEVER HAVE I EVER…...

on May 2, 2020 by

Some of the content in programs rated as TV-14 can be excessive, even for adults

Ordinary Man: Ozzy Osbourne’s...

on May 1, 2020 by

By KHACHATRIAN

Ozzy Won’t Be Killed By A...

on May 1, 2020 by

Jack Osbourne jokes…

TEACHING KIDS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL...

on May 1, 2020 by

This is but one small example of the world that our children will grow up in and the world that you must…

Marriages CAN Be Happy For A...

on April 30, 2020 by

“Here are some GREAT thoughts on marriage from one of my favorite authors, Shaunti Feldhahn.”

Marriage in Quarantine

on April 30, 2020 by

This video is simply titled, Marriage in Quarantine. It caused a smile on my face with a bit of truth. Click here…

Growing Spiritually As A Couple...

on April 30, 2020 by

Having a devotional time once a week and praying together daily builds a foundation of spiritual intimacy

Rapper DMX Holds Online Bible Study

on April 29, 2020 by

Asks people to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior

Understanding Teenage Brains With...

on April 29, 2020 by

Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries

Churches: Put Down That Spiritual...

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

5 Ways Parents Cause Their Teens...

on April 28, 2020 by

Every failure is an opportunity to teach and train your kids

A Blessing Strategy For Grieving...

on April 28, 2020 by

Your seniors need an encouraging commencement blessing more than ever!

Hillsdale Teaching Video Series&...

on April 28, 2020 by

We’re making the curriculum that we use in our charter schools available to the general public

Want Your Kids To Stay Christian?

on April 27, 2020 by

Double Down on Home Discipleship

At Home Discipleship…Parents...

on April 27, 2020 by

Parents, remember that God has called you to be the primary nurturing influence your child’s life

Family Dinner Time Devotions

on April 27, 2020 by

Helping parents nurturing the faith of their children

Free Guide On Religious Freedom

on April 26, 2020 by

In the last decade, attacks on religious freedom have intensified, and religious Americans are feeling the effects

Download The Curriculum And Digital...

on April 26, 2020 by

Orange students: some ideas to reach students and parents—even without an in-person gathering

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on April 26, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

Frustrated Parents Giving Up On...

on April 26, 2020 by

‘I just can’t do this.’

Skip College This Fall?

on April 26, 2020 by

How some students are rethinking their school choices

War On Parents Over Schooling Their...

on April 26, 2020 by

Harvard law professor blasts homeschooling as “dangerous” and appealing to those who seek “authoritarian control over their kids.”

15% Of 8th Graders Above...

on April 24, 2020 by

Eighth graders in the United States once again showed a decline in U.S. history and geography test scores

Ex Vogue Editor André Leon Talley...

on April 24, 2020 by

‘endless’ list of writers, stylists and models who she has cast onto a ‘frayed and during her powerful rule’

Billie Eilish On Vogue

on April 24, 2020 by

With the rising superstar’s utterly unique style, it was only a matter of time.

In A Pandemic, Youth Workers Are ...

on April 23, 2020 by

If we fail to invest in youth work now, we will reap social paralysis for decades to come, resulting in another lost…

Mom With 16 Kids Puts Sign On...

on April 23, 2020 by

“Not hoarding, just feeding 16 kids. Be kind and go away please.”

Flashback: How Spring Breakers...

on April 23, 2020 by

They tracked users’ phones after they left a popular spring break beach destination

Inaccuracy In New York Times 1619...

on April 23, 2020 by

The professor says she informed the newspaper of the inaccuracy before it was pubished

Harvard Prof Wants Government To...

on April 22, 2020 by

She argues homeschooling is an inherent violation of children’s rights, and should, be banned

Skate Park Filled W/Sand Backfires...

on April 22, 2020 by

These kids are cooped up inside their houses, they just want to go to the skate park and have some fun

Mother At Closed Playground Gets...

on April 22, 2020 by

Mother at closed playground with her children sparks protest

City Fills Skate Park With 37 Tons...

on April 21, 2020 by

city made the decision to fill the skatepark with sand without notifying the group that built The skatepark

10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By...

on April 21, 2020 by

The pandemic is teaching us about ourselves and exposing weaknesses in our ministries

Father Becomes Alter Ego ...

on April 21, 2020 by

The Mannella family

Things to consider when your church...

on April 21, 2020 by

Here is a quick list of six considerations to get your team thinking about returning well

Can Social Distancing Reinvent...

on April 20, 2020 by

During this pandemic, youth leaders have the opportunity to reexamine discipleship models and measurements.

What Happened To American Childhood...

on April 20, 2020 by

Too many kids show worrying signs of fragility from a very young age. Here’s what we can do about it

Book Belonging: Reconnecting The...

on April 20, 2020 by

The presence of just one adult relationship cuts severe isolation, raises trust levels, and results in more confidence.

Social Distancing Heightens...

on April 20, 2020 by

The single most important way to mitigate loneliness is for trusted adults to reach out and connect

Free Speech? Sheriff Tells Teen...

on April 20, 2020 by

A Teenager Posted About Her COVID-19 Infection on Instagram. A Deputy Threatened To Arrest Her If She Didn’t Delete It.

UK: Taking Youth Ministry Online

on April 20, 2020 by

Marko: don’t forget to reach out to individual teens – phone calls, text messages, even snail mail

For Your Guests During The Next...

on April 20, 2020 by

7 Resources To Offer Guests In Your Youth Group Zoom Meeting

Free Family TableTalk Conversations

on April 18, 2020 by

What a great opportunity to reset family values and focus on Christ together at the dinner table

Starting Out In Youth Ministry&...

on April 18, 2020 by

Walt Mueller: “I wish I had heard this 40 years ago when I was getting started in youth ministry”

FREE YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES FOR...

on April 18, 2020 by

Recent events related to COVID-19 have led to dramatic changes for many churches and youth groups

Abortion, Is “Life Sustaining” ...

on April 17, 2020 by

To assert that an elective procedure that ends the life of one human being and harms the other is more essential than…

Jesus-Style Digital Discipling

on April 17, 2020 by

Jesus used one of the most powerful communication tools known to man—it’s called “the parable.”

Destruction Of The British Family

on April 17, 2020 by

Marriage Rate Falls to Lowest in Recorded Histor

Youth Work In The UK

on April 17, 2020 by

A great resource and research based information on youth work in the UK

FIRED! Part 1: 5 Lies You Are Told

on April 16, 2020 by

5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

FIRED! Part 2: The Redemption Story

on April 16, 2020 by

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience

FIRED! Part 3: The Spouse

on April 16, 2020 by

Fired? Let go? Nope, not me, but it 100% effected and changed my life when my spouse was

Take Advantage Of Parent Ministry...

on April 15, 2020 by

You have a great opportunity to reach not only students during this time, but to reach and be a resource for parents…

Simeon Of Cyrene

on April 15, 2020 by

This video is a skit about Simeon of Cyrene who carried the cross of Jesus

FREE Youth Ministry Resources...

on April 14, 2020 by

DYM: Ideas and resources from youth pastors!

Billy Graham Library Offers Virtual...

on April 14, 2020 by

Recipes from Ruth Bell Graham, videos, inspirational graphics, and fun family activities are available

Evaluating Cancel + Call Out...

on April 14, 2020 by

We don’t root for redemption. We want to watch them burn and temporarily feel better about our own lives