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Creating An Inviting Culture…

on April 25, 2018 by

Move All Events To After Service

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Brace Yourself, Change Is Coming

on April 24, 2018 by

Sporadic attendance is becoming the norm.

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Youth workers And Teens A Challenge To Become Wise

on April 23, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

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I Almost Lost My Sons To ‘Fortnite’

on April 20, 2018 by

How addictive it appears to be. Over spring break I noticed that my sons were waking up before 6 am. to get…

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Can We Talk?

on April 19, 2018 by

The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…


Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy


Quebec: High School Relaxes Dress Code

on April 17, 2018 by

Students say school rules should not unfairly restrict girls’ clothing


Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media To Target Children

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

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How To Create An Inviting Culture…

on April 14, 2018 by

Use Social Media Strategically


Simplify Your Communication To Volunteers

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel


‘Child-Shaming’ Trend

on April 12, 2018 by

Parents punishing children on social media

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Instagram Nametags, Its clone Of Snapchat QR Codes

on April 11, 2018 by

New feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow…

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10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need To Know

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

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Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

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On Netflix And Teenagers

on April 8, 2018 by

On Netflix, a Growing Wave of Shows for and About Teenagers

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Childhood Friendships Tied To Physical Benefits As Adults

on April 7, 2018 by

Boys who spend more time with friends tend to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men

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Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place’ For Young Children

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

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Daughters Should Know…

on April 5, 2018 by

8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter

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5 Ways To Reach Apathetic Teenagers

on April 4, 2018 by

How to appeal to the students in your youth group who just don’t seem to care.


He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of Bed For Easter

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

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The Power Of A Story In Evangelism

on April 2, 2018 by

Sharing my own story through listening first

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It’s Getting Easier For Teens To Achieve Early Stardom

on April 1, 2018 by

WITH ACCESS TO more audiences, channels, today’s kids can achieve stardom before graduating high school


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Parental Conflict Can Cause Emotional Damage to Kids

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

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The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting Our Kids

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

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District Arms tTeachers With Rocks In Case of Shooter

on March 27, 2018 by

Arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks in what the superintendent says would be a last resort should an armed intruder…


Why Tiesto Thinks The Album Is Dead

on March 26, 2018 by

“People don’t have the attention span anymore to listen to whole albums,” he says. “The album used to be a journey, and…

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Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing of Adolescent Girls

on March 24, 2018 by

Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.


The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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Smoking In Cars With Children Is Illegal Now

on March 22, 2018 by

When a child breathes in secondhand smoke, they breathe in thousands of chemicals, just like the smoker does. This puts them at…

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How To Create A Climate Of Connection

on March 21, 2018 by

Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

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The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen


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Daughters More Influenced By Generous Parents’

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

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St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager,Taken from his…

on March 17, 2018 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary

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How To Teach Your Kids To Appreciate God’s Word

on March 16, 2018 by

Be persistent, pray, and then let God be God — who does the work to change lives! Here are some ideas to…


Gun Violence Represents A Failure Of Leadership

on March 14, 2018 by

More Americans have been killed in Chicago alone than in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan combined.


Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On

on March 14, 2018 by

Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun.

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756 Threats Against Schools Since Parkland Shooting

on March 13, 2018 by

In addition to the hundreds of threats, many of the “incidents” counted at schools involve guns being found, which has happened 29…


Teen Slang….Infographic

on March 12, 2018 by

It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

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Sports, Not Video Games Boost Teen Driving Skills

on March 11, 2018 by

New drivers who had played any type of organized sport had better driving skills than those who had not been sports participants.

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Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection

on March 10, 2018 by

How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

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Gaming Disorder As Mental Health Condition In 2018

on March 9, 2018 by

“persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important…


10 Things Your Kids Won’t Learn In College

on March 8, 2018 by

There are things we need to prepare kids for before they go to give them the framework they need to thrive

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Coping Skills For Teens

on March 7, 2018 by

The A,B,C’s of Building Coping Skills in Your Students


Florida Senate Passes New Gun Law…Arming Teachers

on March 6, 2018 by

It would create new mental health programs for schools, improve communication between schools, law enforcement


Dealing With A Runaway Teenager

on March 5, 2018 by

They’re usually running from a situation they believe can’t be solved by staying at home

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US Study: Letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior

on March 4, 2018 by

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use…

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5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

on March 3, 2018 by

If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.


‘Black Panther’ Star “I Fell In Love With Jesus”

on March 2, 2018 by

Actress Letitia Wright left acting to pursue a relationship with God. Now she is back with a profound mission

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Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having On GenZ

on March 1, 2018 by

Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online


MS-13 Defendants Laugh, Smile As Slain Teen’s Family Glares

on February 28, 2018 by

The Saenz brothers ordered the killing in retaliation after she called out the gang at school and on social media


Schools Safer Now Than They Were in 1990s

on February 28, 2018 by

“four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today,


The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.

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UK: Sibling Bullying Hikes Risk Of Later Psychotic Illness

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who were bullied by siblings in childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders in young adulthood


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