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I Think We’re In The Greatest Revival In History

on April 7, 2020 by

No better place to find hope than in the Bible and with your families. Spend that time and spend that time in…

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Tips For Navigating The COVID-19 Crisis At Home

on April 5, 2020 by

Reassure them that anxiety during a public health crisis is normal. It is also normal for teens and young adults who are…

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Young People’s Faith Doesn’t Grow In A Vacuum

on April 4, 2020 by

Study: Religious upbringing given by both parents strengthens young people’s faith in God


Governor To Ban Transgender Athletes In Women’s Sports

on April 3, 2020 by

The bills are called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act”

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FREE: Surprised By Suffering. Teaching Series R.C. Sproul

on April 2, 2020 by

In times of suffering the integrity of God’s goodness presses upon our minds. Faith engages in a wrestling match with our emotions…


Celebrity Culture Is Burning

on March 31, 2020 by

Among the social impacts of the coronavirus is its swift dismantling of the cult of celebrity

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Becoming A Healthy Youth Worker

on March 30, 2020 by

As we find ourselves in the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we get to walk through interesting times where we learn to…

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Church of Cowards: Wake-Up Complacent Christians

on March 29, 2020 by

The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care


Kelly Osbourne Gives Update On Dad

on March 28, 2020 by

Everything is starting to fall into place now and it has given us so much hope

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How Can We Create An Economy That Serves The Poor?

on March 26, 2020 by

To build an economy to lift fellow human beings out of poverty might just be through free-market capitalism


ER Doctor’s Dire Coronavirus Warning 4 America’s Youth

on March 24, 2020 by

So, the virus can indeed cause severe, life-threatening disease for those ages 20-60 without any health problems

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The Hottest Parties In Town Are Now Online

on March 23, 2020 by

Over 4,000 in attendance, including Jennifer Lopez, Drake, Naomi Campbell, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, T.I., Queen Latifah and Tracee Ellis Ross

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Federal Judge Sides Against Praying Coach

on March 22, 2020 by

High school football coach has lost another round In his “silent” post-game prayers on the 50-yard line


Spiritually Preparing Teens For College

on March 21, 2020 by

How to help teens for Christ in college podcast on The book a different college experience.


Ways To Gather, Even When You Can’t

on March 20, 2020 by

What if I told you there was still a way to gather even when you can’t? We’ve compiled a list of options..


Emotional Plea To Young People Ignoring Social Distancing

on March 19, 2020 by

“I think that’s the problem: they aren’t connecting with their family right now.”

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Doing Youth Ministry In A Global Health Pandemic

on March 17, 2020 by

In the last couple of weeks, many youth workers were faced with situations and decisions that they don’t teach you about in…

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Doing Youth Ministry During A Pandemic

on March 15, 2020 by

For our young people, this may add a greater level of anxiety, too.


Managing Fear And Anxiety During A Health Pandemic

on March 13, 2020 by

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone


Uber Developing Kids Transportation Service

on March 13, 2020 by

Currently, Uber requires passengers to be 18 years or older to get in one of its vehicles. Any passengers under 18 must…

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Understanding your pastor spouse

on March 11, 2020 by

Five things your pastors spouse can’t say out loud but need you to know

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Why Games Bomb In Youth Ministry

on March 9, 2020 by

I believe there are four common reasons our games have come up short in the past, and I also believe there are…

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Ministry Differences From Millennial To Gen Z

on March 9, 2020 by

The fact remains that I am a different generation than the students I am currently serving. However

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5 Reasons To Have A Separate Middle School Ministry

on March 6, 2020 by

Andy Stanley: optimal-size church, large enough to maintain a Split jr. high and high school groups


The Salt Challenge

on March 3, 2020 by

The latest TickTock challenge endangering lives

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Pastor, Let The Children Preach

on February 27, 2020 by

Why You Should Let the Youth Group Invade Your Pulpit

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Who is that Stranger in My House?

on February 23, 2020 by

I’m the first to admit it wasn’t easy for me when my girls became teenagers. “The change” was not gradual for our…

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Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on February 21, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

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Why Higher Depression Rates In Teens

on February 20, 2020 by

I want to talk about all the reasons why we might be seeing this rise

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10 Questions Churches Should Ask Gen Z

on February 18, 2020 by

Today’s emerging adults have grown up in a different world from prior generations. Consider these four realities

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Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

on February 18, 2020 by

In the face of thousands of child abuse allegations tthe 110 year old youth organization filed for bankruptcy

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Handout: Ways To Reduce Teen Anxiety

on February 17, 2020 by

Require our kids to shut down, shut off, and sleep in their beds without phones overnight

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Parents What Do You Not Understand About Teenagers?

on February 15, 2020 by

If You Have Questions About Teens, They’re Answering Them for You on Reddit



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Recalibrating Your Ministry Ambition

on February 6, 2020 by

I needed to learn doing faithful youth ministry would only result from embracing an attitude of humility

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Phoneless 11-Year-Old Lost In Manhattan And Survived

on February 5, 2020 by

I’m sticking to my principles on not getting smartphones for my tweens — even though my child got lost in NYC


We Need To Talk About Anxiety

on February 4, 2020 by

“Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice that knows all your insecurities and uses them against you.

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Flashback: Religious School Case At The Supreme Court

on January 30, 2020 by

Should families be able to use school choice tax credits on religious schools?

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7 Father-Daughter Bonding Activities

on January 27, 2020 by

Since that night… Every time she points it out, “Look Daddy! That’s where we danced!”


“Gen Z Influence 90% Of Parent Spending”

on January 26, 2020 by

Thoughts and Discussion After Reading

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Stress A Teenagers Perspective

on January 25, 2020 by

Learn About Teen Stress From an Actual Teenager

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The Most Dangerous Temptation That Faces Our Youth

on January 23, 2020 by

We know from experience how real and serious these temptations are going to be for any child that grows up in our…

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7 reasons you should use “Life Series” in youth group!

on January 20, 2020 by

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Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families


What To Do With A Failing Student Leadership Program

on January 14, 2020 by

My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

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Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking

on January 14, 2020 by

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

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Family: The Power Of The 2-Parent Home Is Not A Myth

on January 13, 2020 by

Black children under 18 living in poverty decreases from 45% for mother-only households and 36% for father-only households to just 12% for…

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Viva! Called

on January 11, 2020 by

Helping students’ find their calling in life should be an essential role of any healthy youth ministry

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The Best Youth Pastor Job Search Tips For 2020

on January 5, 2020 by

Are you on a job hunt? Are you thinking about transitioning for one job to another?

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UK: Shock Surge In Adolescent Anorexia

on January 2, 2020 by

Experts blame social media and celebrity diet culture as hospital admissions for under-19s suffering eating disorders DOUBLE in a decade

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California Schools Can’t Suspend Kids Who Defy Teachers

on December 30, 2019 by

Are there any consequences for Misbehavior


Book: How Advertising Changes The Way We Think & Feel

on December 29, 2019 by

We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back


Book: Girls Fighting The Addictive Power Of Advertising

on December 29, 2019 by

Revealing what advertisers know about human nature and how they exploit it to make a profit

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Structuring Youth Ministry For ADHD Learners

on December 29, 2019 by

I asked my daughter what she would want adults to know about working with kids who learn differently

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Four Ways To Work With Nonverbal Kids In Church

on December 29, 2019 by

My son is functionally nonverbal. He does not yet use language to communicate

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Bieber: “God Has Me Right Where He Wants Me”

on December 27, 2019 by

“As humans we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I’ve been through…

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Guidelines Before You Give Your Child A Phone Or Tablet

on December 24, 2019 by

newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

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Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 24, 2019 by

Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

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Grinch Scares Children Taking Christmas Photos

on December 22, 2019 by

A New Jersey mom, Ashley Bohl, shared a hilarious video on Instagram of her children being scared silly by a prankster dressed…

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Reaching The Students In Your School

on December 21, 2019 by

And what had I done right? I showed up.

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UK: ‘Digital Conversations’ Have Overtaken Face-to-Face

on December 19, 2019 by

Face-to-face conversations we have in a day has decreased by 15% in the last five years

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Lonely Teens During the Holidays

on December 17, 2019 by

Helping teens deal with feeling left out or alone during the holiday

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Boy 14 Brutally Beaten On The School Bus B/C MAGA Hat

on December 16, 2019 by

Mother says he had been relentlessly bullied after wearing Trump hat previously

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Turning college interview prep into a Teachable Moment

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

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Why your youth worker never takes a holiday…

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long


NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

on November 30, 2019 by

NYWC2019 Deep Dive Recap “Tech to Help You Look Like A Pro”

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CDC: HUGE Increase In Teen/tween Suicide Since 2007

on November 29, 2019 by

Are you engaging your kids in these conversation?


School Allows ‘Joy To The World’ Song

on November 28, 2019 by

“We are tired and extremely weary of our Christian faith being attacked in this country.”


Sanctuary City: Freed Illegal Alien Who MurderedTeenGirl

on November 26, 2019 by

A SanctuaryCounty ignored ICE’s request, released him…then 6 months later he murdered his girlfriend

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Boredom Is On The Rise For Adolescents, Especially Girls

on November 25, 2019 by

Boredom is rising year after year for teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, with greater increases for girls than boys.

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Questions Youth Leaders And Parent Should Answer

on November 20, 2019 by

Sin has tainted..the hearts of humanity. Yet culture, has unequivocally declared a belief in the inherent goodness of all people


How Adult Gen Zers Tend To Understand The World

on November 19, 2019 by

10 Insights help explain how adult Gen Zers tend to understand the world


Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The Summer

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture


Are You Cheating? (An Emotional Affair WITH Your Ministry)

on November 14, 2019 by


Pablo Vega, a former video-game tester for Electronic Arts Inc. who is forced to live at home because of his job situation, reads a book in his bedroom in Madrid, Spain, on Monday, May 28, 2012. More than half of all workers under age 24 are jobless and 37 percent of Spaniards between 18 and 34 live with their parents. Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Pablo Vega Gonzalez

Health Officials Gaming Addiction Is Real Disorder

on November 13, 2019 by

Gaming addiction inside look at the real and dangerous disorder affecting youth


West’s ‘Follow God’ Music Video Features His Father

on November 11, 2019 by

“It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend.”

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Don’t Start A College-age Ministry Until You Take…

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

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Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender Transition Treatment

on November 5, 2019 by

Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”


Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ‘Jesus Is King’

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me


This School App Is perfect For Your Ministry

on October 24, 2019 by

What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?


Gang Life Not The Family You Were Longing For

on October 21, 2019 by

Collins first joined the Bloods at age 19  ‘It’s like the plague … We’re just killing each other off.’

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Flashback: Uk School Suspends LGBT lessons After 80%

on October 20, 2019 by

A primary school in Britain’s second city Birmingham has caved in to pressure and temporarily pulled the plug on its lessons on…

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Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy Churches

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

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Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

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Elem. Student Against Question Comparing Girls’ Weight

on October 12, 2019 by

Leading the curriculum company to apologize and remove the question from their materials

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Sesame Street New Puppet Who’s Mom An Opioid Addict

on October 11, 2019 by

Sesame Street has introduced the subject matter of addiction, using a bright green puppet named Karli to let young viewers know grown-up…

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Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

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3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

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Flashback: Teens Who Hold Off On Dating Do Better In Life

on October 6, 2019 by

Teens who don’tdate are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations

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Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on October 4, 2019 by

Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

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Video: Types Of Parents In The School Pick-Up Line

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…


Update & Arrests:Teen Stabbed To Death As Dozens Videoed

on September 29, 2019 by

7 More Arrested In Long Island Teen’s Fatal Stabbing


The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To Technology

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

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Teen Brain Development Link To Car Crashes

on September 23, 2019 by

A new study suggests that development of the adolescent brain — in particular, working memory — may play a critical role in…

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How To Plan A Successful Fall Festival

on September 20, 2019 by

6 Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival

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Prayer Meetings At School Unconstitutional?

on September 19, 2019 by

The high school hosted a prayer breakfast and sermon for football players provided by a local church


Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In Youth Ministry

on September 13, 2019 by

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year


School Shootings Students/Teachers Writing Their Wills

on September 12, 2019 by

The thought a school shooting has become such a real terror that some students and teachers are writing their last will and…

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Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary Gender Identity

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

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4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The Long Haul

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

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Marriage Is for Mission

on September 5, 2019 by

But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity