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What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly For Attention?

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”


How To Help Your Children Read The Bible

on February 23, 2018 by

As a parent of five children, as well as a pastor, I’ll share eight that I’ve found helpful


Army honors JROTC Cadets killed In Florida Massacre

on February 22, 2018 by

3 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed in the Florida school massacre have been awarded medals by the US Army

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Where To Get Practical Parenting Help

on February 22, 2018 by

Look at the last five articles I’ve written

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Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions


Dealing With Tough Kids

on February 20, 2018 by

3 Things When You’ve Tried Everything

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Control Of Screen Time Should Begin By Age 2

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…

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How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of Schedule

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…

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Youth Ministry: New Year New Commitments….But

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…

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Frustrated With The Kids In Church Who Never Participate

on February 15, 2018 by

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


How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

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 Marijuana Candy

on February 14, 2018 by

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


Fatal Car Crashes Higher On 4/20 Marijuana ‘Holiday

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


New ‘Peter Rabbit’ Called Out For Bullying

on February 13, 2018 by

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


My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In Youth Ministry

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.

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What’s Hot?

on February 10, 2018 by

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


Reconsidering “Professional” Youth Ministry

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

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Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

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

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Simply Text

on February 6, 2018 by

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


Taking Care Of The Introverts In Your Ministry

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


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…

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Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running On Empty

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


Girl In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Eentenced To 40 Years

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

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3 Ways To Get Students More Involved

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…

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Super Bowl Party Quiz

on January 31, 2018 by

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

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Forcefield App: Protect Kids From Internet Pornography

on January 30, 2018 by

Force field support both android and Apple products

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YouthWorker Journal Roundtable On Hard Things

on January 29, 2018 by

Dan Istvanik

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Biblical Sexuality Among Families

on January 28, 2018 by

Sex Education Curriculum for Families and Parent Conversation Guide

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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…


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…

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New Year New Budget: What To Do First

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…

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Where I Went When I Needed Parenting Help

on January 24, 2018 by

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

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The Internet Changing Beliefs About Religious Affiliations?

on January 22, 2018 by

The Internet, may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true


What Is Messenger Kids?

on January 21, 2018 by

Find out what this app is all about and what to watch for

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Keeping The Communication Lines Open

on January 19, 2018 by

Keeping the Communication Lines Open Nobody will listen to you unless they sense that you like them

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How To Build Snowman Out Of A Snowflake Generation

on January 18, 2018 by

How and Why Did These Snowflakes Appear?

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Prevent Volunteer Dropout

on January 16, 2018 by

Five mistakes to avoid when it comes to volunteer retention, as well as ways to correct them

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Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry Numbers

on January 15, 2018 by

Podcast: Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry

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School Success Requires Self-Control And Intelligence

on January 14, 2018 by

Being a successful student may require just as much self-control as intelligence, according to new research

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Dinner At Grandma’s: #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 13, 2018 by

There are some places where devices just don’t belong

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#DeviceFreeDinner Conversation Starters

on January 12, 2018 by

Here are six free conversation starters to use during dinner

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Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on January 11, 2018 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

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Be the Change Agent In Your Church

on January 10, 2018 by

Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core…

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Why Is Parenting So Incredibly Hard?

on January 9, 2018 by

If I have learned anything over the 20 + years of my marriage  5 kids and 16 fostered kids it is these…


“The End Of The F***ing World,” Premiered On Netflix

on January 7, 2018 by

“There’s more of an appetite to go to darker places,” says Charlie Covell, who wrote the “End of the F***ing World” TV…


Fresh Start

on January 5, 2018 by

At 19, he lost both of his parents, Homeless. In time, he became a motivational leader and a best-selling author.

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Fraternity Life

on January 4, 2018 by

Your Sons Need Your Help Getting Ready for Fraternity Life


Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

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Digital Missionary

on January 2, 2018 by

A New Kind of Missionary


“How Do We Get Teenagers To Read The Bible More?”

on December 30, 2017 by

I’m convinced there isn’t a sure-fire, “try-this-five-step-method” that works. But I do think there are some important things to consider. Here are…

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Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice In Middle School

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

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The Rise Of The Non-Believing Millennial

on December 26, 2017 by

Pew Research provides a current breakdown of faith among today’s generations

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Ministry leaders To Get Fit

on December 25, 2017 by

Heart attacks, diabetes and strokes happen to preachers too.

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Overinvesting In The Young

on December 23, 2017 by

How can you include young people in all of the life-giving dimensions of your community?

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Engaging Youth

on December 22, 2017 by

“When the church engages young people meaningfully, church ministry thrives.”

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40 Books To Read To Grow In Ministry

on December 20, 2017 by

If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, here is a list of books I am planning to read…

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Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

on December 18, 2017 by

12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

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3 Keys for Creating Support for Your Ministry Plans

on December 16, 2017 by

by Rachel Blom

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 15, 2017 by

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


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.

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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…

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How To Plan Your Youth Group Meeting

on December 13, 2017 by

Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…


The Top YouTube Videos 2017

on December 11, 2017 by

These are the top YouTube videos that went viral in 2017

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Smartphone Addiction

on December 11, 2017 by

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

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Under-age Social Media Use ‘On the Rise’ in the UK

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…

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8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A Post-Christian Culture

on December 8, 2017 by

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

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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.

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Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

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

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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?


10-Yr Old Girl Commits Suicide After Bullying Incident Posted

on December 4, 2017 by

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




Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen As Success

on December 2, 2017 by

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

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Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance In Brain

on December 1, 2017 by

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

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When A Teen Hangs With The Wrong Crowd

on November 30, 2017 by

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

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NFL Player: What Are The Needs Of The Youth?

on November 29, 2017 by

NFL Player to Hometown Churches

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Doug Fields: Understanding Relational Ministry

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.

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The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

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


Teen Raising Awareness Through Christmas Card Request

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


Flies Carry More Dangerous Bacteria Than Thought

on November 25, 2017 by

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




Flashback: Trends In Children’s Ministry

on November 24, 2017 by

7 Current and Future Trends in Children’s Ministry


7 Reasons To Be Thankful In Youth Ministry

on November 23, 2017 by

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


Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

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Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up


I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content

on November 20, 2017 by

…and this is what happened

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Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt From Last Christmas

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…


3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments With Teens

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

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Communicating Like A Social Media Pro

on November 17, 2017 by

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

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Book: Understanding Your Teen….By Jim Burns

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

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A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying

on November 15, 2017 by

A new study warns of a strange twist in which kids anonymously post hurtful messages


3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible Reading

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

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Does Your Gospel Presentation Need A Reformation?

on November 13, 2017 by

Greg Stier


The 30 Most Influential Teens Of 2017

on November 12, 2017 by

Here’s who made this year’s cut

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Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet With Success

on November 11, 2017 by

Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time


Teen Boys Discuss The Pressures Of Becoming A Man

on November 10, 2017 by

‘Confusing’ and ‘frustrating’


10 Reasons Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever

on November 9, 2017 by

We’ve created an environment that fosters anxiety rather than resilience.


“lift Up Your Hearts” Not “Your Phones To Take Pictures”

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead


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Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

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Supercharge Your Youth Group Meeting…

on November 6, 2017 by

…by starting an argument


Stronger Self-Worth, Less Depression In teens

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study found when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their teens and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a…

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app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their Kids Are Sexting

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture


Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.