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What You Need To Know About Critical Race Theory

on January 21, 2021 by



Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

on January 20, 2021 by

The national average youth pastor salary for 2021, ways to calculate your state’s cost of living adjustment in less than a minute

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Radical Superintendent 2B Deputy Secretary Of Education

on January 19, 2021 by

Martens promoted the concept that schools “spirit murder” black children and that white teachers should undergo “antiracist therapy.”

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Min. Ed. To Dump American Events 4 “Systemic Racism”

on January 18, 2021 by

Th draft omits: The Pledge of Allegiance,The American flag,WWI,WWII,The Holocaust, Communism and Socialism

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Communication is Key

on January 17, 2021 by

My boyhood goal had always been to play on the La Palma Little League all-star team. It was now a reality. We…

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Sean McDowell Book: Chasing Love

on January 16, 2021 by

The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about self, But what is the Christian worldview on love?

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5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Work Interview

on January 15, 2021 by

There are a few questions you should ask at every youth work job interview

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A Godly Perspective On Body Image

on January 14, 2021 by

Our children need parents who will openly explain and discuss what is happening to their bodies

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Vaping And The Adolescent Brain

on January 13, 2021 by

Vaping May Addle the Adolescent Brain

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Getting Momentum In Your Youth Ministry This Year

on January 12, 2021 by

Josh and Doug hosted a Facebook Live this week on their top ten tips on gaining momentum in 2021


Teacher Arrested For Spraying Disinfectant At Students

on January 11, 2021 by

Teacher faces felony child abuse charges

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Churches Need To Be Prepared For Staffing Changes

on January 9, 2021 by

2021 will be a year when we will see a lot of volatility in the job market. And I do not mean…

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How To Have An Outstanding Year Of Youth Ministry

on January 8, 2021 by

7 Crucial Steps You Must Take Now

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Book: Sticky Faith Innovation

on January 7, 2021 by

Learn to lead change in your youth ministry with compassion, creativity, and courage


Public School Enrollment Dips As Virus Disrupts Education

on January 6, 2021 by

Some aren’t sure it would be worth it for their children to learn virtually, while others don’t want their kids’ first experience…

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How To Model Contentment When You Feel Miserable

on January 5, 2021 by

As parents, we’ve got an innate responsibility to lead our kids through this darkness even though we feel mostly blind ourselves

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Creating A Culture Of Belonging

on January 5, 2021 by

Needless to say, I was not led to Christ at this church or by any of these people

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Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

on January 5, 2021 by

29% say it is very important for a couple to marry if they have a child
Down from 38% in 2013


Mom’s ‘Forgotten Sock’ Nativity Exhibit When Daughter…

on December 9, 2020 by

But after a week went by and her daughter still hadn’t picked up the sock, Campbell had a new idea

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5 Awesome Christmas Youthministry Games

on December 7, 2020 by

We’ve put together five games that are sure to crush at all of your Christmas Parties this year.

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Free College Is A Socialist Takeover Of Higher Education?

on December 2, 2020 by

Education Secretary Betsy Devos slammed the increased demand for student debt forgiveness and free college by calling it a socialist takeover of…


Book: Delighted

on December 1, 2020 by

What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy

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Ruthlessly Eliminate Stress

on November 30, 2020 by

I feel absolutely dry and overextended. I’m a people-pleaser by nature, and I feel like my busyness is letting others down. My…

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The Pilgrims And The Myths

on November 27, 2020 by

Such revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind

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VT. Schools To Interrogate Students About Thanksgiving

on November 27, 2020 by

students who violated the state’s rules will be forced to participate in online school for two weeks

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Student Entrepreneurship Is Down

on November 23, 2020 by

Nearly One-in-Four Teens Less Likely to Consider Starting a Business as an Adult as the Result of COVID-19 Impact

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Social Media Use And Adolescents’ Sleep

on November 20, 2020 by

checking social media often, viewing emotional or violent videos, and starting to use social media at an early age were related to…

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Events And Movements!

on November 16, 2020 by

by Greg Stie


Youth Ministry Of Micro-Influencers

on November 14, 2020 by

“The Influencer Report: Engaging Gen Z and Millennials”


Billie Eilish’s Video Hits 1 Billion Views On YouTube

on November 13, 2020 by

The “Bad Guy” song becomes the latest addition to the billion views club, reaching the mark just over a year-and-a-half after the…

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Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth Ministry”

on November 10, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

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Pot Ads And Marijuana Store Locations Influences Teens

on November 9, 2020 by

regular exposure to marijuana advertising and store locations increased the likelihood of adolescents using marijuana

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New 1st Time Student Follow Up System

on November 6, 2020 by

So here is what happens when a new student comes to one of our campuses:

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Working With Your Pastor

on November 5, 2020 by

5 Ways to Better Work with Your Pastor

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Experiencing God’s Faithfulness With Special Needs Kids

on November 3, 2020 by

What Our Family Is Learning From Our Girls With Special Needs

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Flashback: Dealing With Discipline

on November 3, 2020 by

Don’t embarrass the child by reprimanding them in front of the other kids.

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What Teens Want For The Holidays

on November 1, 2020 by

The most wanted gifts among teens this year include…

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Students Who Misused Opioids Later Used Heroin

on November 1, 2020 by

Nearly one-third of students who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000, but did not have a…

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Dealing With High Anxiety Students

on October 6, 2020 by

Anxiety hits when the brain releases chemicals that send people into a “fight or flight” response


Executive Order To Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions

on September 25, 2020 by

Democrats in the Senate promised to block legislation that mandates basic medical care for children who survive an abortion — an extremist…

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Pew: Parents And Teens Faith Practice

on September 24, 2020 by

Pew survey shows teens, parents practice faith together, though teens are less religious

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Sex, Drugs, And Media

on September 22, 2020 by

Since the days of Moses, God has given the primary responsibility of teaching and training children to the parent

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US To Block Downloads Of TikTok By Sunday

on September 18, 2020 by

To combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data, while promoting our national values

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Free Online 1776 Curriculum That Rejects 1619 Narrative

on September 17, 2020 by

African Americans, past and present, who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals of free enterprise, family, hard work, entrepreneurship, and faith

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The Tik Tok Suicide Video: Guidance For Parents

on September 16, 2020 by

by Walt Mueller

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Creating Change In Ministry

on September 15, 2020 by

You don’t need a new program or some complex system, you just need a few simple steps. Let me show you what…

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Youth Vaping Down, But Still Popular

on September 14, 2020 by

The number of U.S. youths who use e-cigarettes fell from 5.4 million in 2019 to 3.6 million this year — but vaping…

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What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

on September 12, 2020 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

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Cuties: Netflix Defends Sexualization Of Young Children

on September 11, 2020 by

Perverts are trying to groom the next generation

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Help! My Teen Is Struggling With Anxiety

on September 7, 2020 by

After many months of battling anxiety, Pam had taken an overdose of pain medication and was rushed to hospital. Thankfully it wasn’t…

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Hybrid Youth Ministry

on September 7, 2020 by

Hybrid youth ministry is the future–at least until we get past COVID. If you can manage hybrid youth ministry, you’ll have a…


Book: Charter Schools And Their Enemies

on September 6, 2020 by

Defending charter schools, while protecting and providing for low income children


The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker – Part 2

on September 5, 2020 by

Part 2

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on September 4, 2020 by

A topic that comes up often for those in ministry.
Sometimes we do not know how to implement it into our lives.

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Helping Kids Cope With Back-To-School Disappointment

on September 3, 2020 by

6 Ways To Help Your Kid Cope With Back-To-School Disappointment

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Professional Youth Ministry Certification

on August 24, 2020 by

Only 1 in 4 Youth Ministers have formal training.

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The “Sex + Christian Parents” podcast

on August 23, 2020 by

Biblical media discernment, how to pay attention to the narratives found in the stories of our culture

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Protecting Kids From Sexting

on August 22, 2020 by

Four Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids from Sexting

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Student Leadership Team Will Change Your Youth Group

on August 17, 2020 by

Youth Ministry is about spiritual development, and it is the primer for lifelong faith

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Parents Want Police In Schools

on August 16, 2020 by

60% of respondents said that they’d feel nervous sending their children to a school declared a “police-free zone.”


Movie: Uncle Tom

on August 15, 2020 by

A different look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activist, veterans, and a self-employed plumber


Marxists Racist And Anti-Semitic Views

on August 12, 2020 by

Most people who call themselves Marxists know very little of Karl Marx’s life

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Preventing A Mental Health Crisis In Kids And adolescents

on August 11, 2020 by

psychologist Lisa Damour warns how the extended isolation from social distancing could cause a mental health crisis in children and adolescents

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4 in 5 Parents Considering Homeschooling Kids This Fall

on August 6, 2020 by

A new survey finds four in five parents are thinking about homeschooling their school-age children this fall. Of those parents, nearly half…


Growing Weary As A Leader

on August 4, 2020 by

5 Signs You May Be Growing Weary as a Leader and What To Do About It


The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker

on August 4, 2020 by

Ministry is draining. So often we can walk away from a small group, service, or event feeling tired, rejected, or like a…

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People Over Programs

on August 3, 2020 by

When youth groups were forced to stop meeting we were stripped of so many of the basic elements that might have seemed…

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Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging Progressivism Myths

on July 31, 2020 by

True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom


The Origins Of Identity Politics

on July 31, 2020 by

The identity collectives have done nothing to alleviate the very real racial discrimination and social injustice that continues to exist in America


Video: Depends On Whose Hands It’s In

on July 21, 2020 by

Great illustration

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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


Preparing For Promotion Sunday

on July 10, 2020 by

How to Welcome New Students into Your Youth Ministry

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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 W/Felony Assault

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.


Blacks in High-crime Areas Want Cops/White Cops Shooting

on July 7, 2020 by

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

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High School And Middle School Parenting Forum

on June 17, 2020 by

By The Village Church


Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society

on June 15, 2020 by

Are we prepared?

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Students want campuses reopened

on June 10, 2020 by

lament ‘quality’ of online classes

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Gospel-Centered Sexuality Summit!

on June 10, 2020 by

Sign up and enjoy unlimited access to all 18 Free interviews


Portland Superintendent To Remove Police In Schools

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…


Teen Rewarded Car And Scholarship For 10hr Clean Up

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

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Helping Young People Grieve And Take Action

on June 6, 2020 by

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


Sailor Brinkley Cook, 21, Slams GMA ‘click bait’ Interview

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


Why we need theology more than Netflix

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…

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How Do We Make It Through When Things Get Tough?

on May 27, 2020 by

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

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We Can’t Go Back, So Let’s Go Forward

on May 25, 2020 by

The loss of normal times means new opportunities


“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

questions to consider


Hero Dog

on May 23, 2020 by

This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,

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Perfection, Negative Thoughts Keep Teens Awake AllNight

on May 22, 2020 by

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

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Parents Don’t Get Minute To Relax Until Nearly 9 P.M.

on May 20, 2020 by

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

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Dear Youth Minister of a COVID-19 Senior

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…

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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…


Table Talk Devotion For Teen Athletes

on May 11, 2020 by

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


Turn Crisis into Opportunity

on May 10, 2020 by

5 Ways to Turn Crisis into Opportunity

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What’s Hot

on May 9, 2020 by

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

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Anxious Children

on May 6, 2020 by

20 Ways To Help Your Children Process The Pandemic

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ReOpening Children & Family Ministry

on May 4, 2020 by

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

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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’Porn Bookmark, Gets Fired

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

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Ozzy Won’t Be Killed By A Virus Started By Bats

on May 1, 2020 by

Jack Osbourne jokes…