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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,”…

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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.

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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

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The Truth About Black Lives Matter

on June 16, 2020 by

What the media won’t acknowledge: Black Lives Matter is a hateful ideology that fuels violent anti-police sentiment

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Race and policing – Church leaders…

on June 2, 2020 by

“Learn to do good: seek justice, correct oppression,”

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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

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“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

questions to consider

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

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

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A Blessing Strategy For Grieving Graduates

on April 28, 2020 by

Your seniors need an encouraging commencement blessing more than ever!

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At Home Discipleship…Parents Make It Happen!

on April 27, 2020 by

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

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Skip College This Fall?

on April 26, 2020 by

How some students are rethinking their school choices

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Ex Vogue Editor André Leon Talley Rips Into Anna Wintour

on April 24, 2020 by

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

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Flashback: How Spring Breakers Spread Coronavirus

on April 23, 2020 by

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

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Harvard Prof Wants Government To Ban…Homeschooling

on April 22, 2020 by

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

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10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By COVID-19

on April 21, 2020 by

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

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Book Belonging: Reconnecting The Loneliest Generation

on April 20, 2020 by

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

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Free Speech? Sheriff Tells Teen Delete Tweet Or Face…

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.

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Starting Out In Youth Ministry……Relationships

on April 18, 2020 by

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

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Destruction Of The British Family

on April 17, 2020 by

Marriage Rate Falls to Lowest in Recorded Histor

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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

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Simeon Of Cyrene

on April 15, 2020 by

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

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FREE Youth Ministry Resources During Lockdown

on April 14, 2020 by

DYM: Ideas and resources from youth pastors!

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Book: Practical Wisdom For Starting Up In Youth Ministry

on April 14, 2020 by

Practical Wisdom for Youth Ministry addresses many pressing issues for youth ministers with straightforward steps

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Book: You Found Me. Reaching The UnChurched

on April 14, 2020 by

The unchurched are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church

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Kids Book: 20 Epic illustrated Stories From The Bible

on April 13, 2020 by

Nothing can replace the Bible, so we set out to create a beautifully illustrated children’s book that brings life

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City Bans Drive-in Church Services Ahead Of Easter

on April 12, 2020 by

Watch as an officer tells the Pastor that his rights are suspended

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School Closures Marginal Role In Containing COVID-19

on April 11, 2020 by

School closures do not appear to have a significant effect on the spread of infections during coronavirus outbreaks

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Teaching And Sharing Responsibility With Your Kids

on April 10, 2020 by

Responsibility is something students usually learn as they mature. Our culture today, however, makes it difficult for kids to do so

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COVID-19: A chance To Do Less, Well

on April 9, 2020 by

Re-learn what it means to be in the presence of God while being present to yourselves. Re-evaluate what really matters in youth…

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Coronavirus Stress: More Booze, Pot, Porn And Chocolate

on April 7, 2020 by

People will survive Covid-19, more of them might emerge with porn addictions, liver damage and obesity, diabetes

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List Of Useful Apps For Ministers (Pandemic Edition)

on April 6, 2020 by

These are some of the apps I have found to be extremely useful whether there is a pandemic happening or not

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Children’s Mental Health Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

on April 5, 2020 by

What You Need To Know

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Thrive In What Is Sustainable

on April 5, 2020 by

How do you thrive while also making what you are doing sustainable long term? Here are some suggestions

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The Coronavirus, You And Your Family

on April 4, 2020 by

If we are going to thrive in the midst of trying circumstances. Here are a few thoughts that might help you

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Don’t Do Youth Ministry Alone…Try Free Coaching

on April 3, 2020 by

You might want someone to bounce ideas off of; or maybe you need help with a staff issue

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The Dangerous Mindset Of Generation Z

on April 3, 2020 by

How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

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5 Ways To Save Yourself From Drowning In Ministry

on April 2, 2020 by

But when we’re swimming laps around these pools, we can feel drained and exhausted. Cynicism creeps in—and maybe

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BEST Podcasts I’ve Listen To This Week. Spiritual Resilience

on April 1, 2020 by

Tommy Nixon, CEO of Urban Youth Workers Institute, talks about 3 keys to developing greater spiritual resilience

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Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus?

on March 31, 2020 by

coronavirus-induced limitations on life at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without

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Creating Digital Experiences In Youth Ministry

on March 30, 2020 by

Digital ministry has come to the forefront of practice and experience.

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STREAM: Youth Group At Home Sessions

on March 29, 2020 by

Youth Group at Home presents a 4-week series from Paul’s letter to the Colossians

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How 2Prevent Your Youthmin Zoom Meetings From Porn

on March 26, 2020 by

When you share your meeting link on social media that makes your event public, and anyone can mess it up

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Managing Your Back-at-Home College Student

on March 25, 2020 by

Some college students bring home additional burdens

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Education Resources For Schools And Families

on March 24, 2020 by

School models, curricula, essays, research, and products that emphasize moral education, civics, character development, and classical content

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Flashback: UK. Parents Passing On Faith?

on March 24, 2020 by

2016, survey with 1,013 parents across England, Scotland and Wales. How parents faith is engaging with their kids

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Enjoy Your Family Quarantine

on March 22, 2020 by

For everyone dreading spending time with your family, allow me to offer up a different perspective: enjoy this time

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7 Ways To Minister In Times Of Social Distancing

on March 21, 2020 by

You are in social distancing, so should ministry stop? Absolutely not!

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Why You’re Not Reaching Parents

on March 21, 2020 by

What would our ministry look like if we could truly partner with parents in the way that we would like?

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Girl, 6, Teaches Bible Verse To Brother To Ease Fear

on March 19, 2020 by

While the world is stocking up on…She realized that it was only his faith that was going to get him through this

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Millions Use Coronavirus Website Created By Teenager

on March 17, 2020 by

The website displays the latest, real-time statistics on the number of confirmed cases, serious cases, deaths, and recovered

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American Teenagers Are Declaring ‘Virginity Rocks’

on March 16, 2020 by

Danny a YouTube prankster. He is proud to have seen it catch on with young people who champion abstinence

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Students Can Eliminate Stress By Spending Time Outdoors

on March 16, 2020 by

It doesn’t take much time for the positive benefits to kick in — we’re talking 10 minutes outside in a space with…

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LGBT Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse

on March 14, 2020 by

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are far more likely than their straight peers to suffer physical and/or sexual violence, new research warns

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Barna: Guiding Children

on March 13, 2020 by

To better understand the dynamics shaping childhood faith formation today

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Petition Against Pornhub….Rape & Revenge Porn Victims

on March 12, 2020 by

World’s biggest porn site under fire over rape and abuse videos

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Starting A Student Leadership Team

on March 10, 2020 by

After years of trying to figure out what was going to work for raising up leaders, we dedicated to three shared things…

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NEW SERMON SERIES: Teach Identity Crisis

on March 9, 2020 by

Help  your students understand where they come from, who they are, how they can be themselves in Christ, and fully embrace their…

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You Can Help Build The Church In Japan

on March 9, 2020 by

The film will highlight the country’s need for the Gospel and how each student at MOVE can be a part of building…

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Managing Your Small Youth Group

on March 6, 2020 by

7 Action-Steps for Small Youth Groups

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What It Means To Love Others

on March 4, 2020 by

Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others

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Why Are Our Teens Killing Themselves?

on March 3, 2020 by

one Texan between the ages of 10 and 24 dies by suicide every day

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Schools May Use Kids’ Phones To Track & Surveil Them

on March 2, 2020 by

Up to 10 schools are looking at installing location-tracking them with accuracy down to 3feet

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Slippery Slope Of Families Inconsistent Church Attendance

on February 29, 2020 by

Families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month. used to come once a month  now Christmas…

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Why Mothers Must Be Theologians

on February 28, 2020 by

It requires a stream of explanations for why we believe what we believe about God and how he relates to everything

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40 Days Of Lent Self-Care Tips For Youthworkers

on February 27, 2020 by

Self care during, in order to renew, recharge and be ready for the challenges of youthwork in the year ahead

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Book: Youth Ministry Nuts And Bolts, Revised

on February 27, 2020 by

Organizing, Leading, and Managing Your Youth Ministry

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Is Seminary Worth It For A Youth Pastor?

on February 26, 2020 by

But to help you answer that question for yourself, I want to look at three topics with you

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Buttigieg Advises 9-Yr-Old Boy How To Come Out As Gay

on February 25, 2020 by

It won’t always be easy, but that’s ok because you know who you are…Inspire others to be brave about their sexuality

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New Vision 2020: My Youth Ministry Playbook

on February 24, 2020 by
  • 2020 Calendar, Monthly To Do Sheets, Questions you should be asking at certain times of the year, Leadership Evaluation Worksheets, Equipping Articles
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They Banned Smartphones. Now Their in the Final Four

on February 23, 2020 by

If they just put down their stupid phones and go to sleep already, they too can make the Final Four.

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The 5 Types Of Dads

on February 21, 2020 by

Regardless of the kind of father you may have had, there are typically 5 types of dads we can choose to become

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5 Trends Defining Americans’ Relationship To Churches

on February 20, 2020 by

“Church hopping”—is becoming a common feature of churchgoing.

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How to Build a Gospel Advancing Ministry! A Bold Vision

on February 19, 2020 by

The fifth part of a series. How as leaders, we have to lead with a bold vision for our students, to focus on…

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The Mindset List Of Class 2023

on February 18, 2020 by

What has always and never been true for the class of 2023

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13-Year-Olds Smart Phones And Pornography

on February 17, 2020 by

And by the way, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when

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Passing Faith To Your Children

on February 16, 2020 by

Do you know what the most often quoted scripture of all time is? Many Christians might answer John 3:16 or maybe Psalm…