by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.
The Uphill Battle of Being a Girl
I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’
The younger generation..strong desire to be more connected to the local church and not to uproot from it
Frat Greets Parents bringing their freshmen students during move-in with banner “freshman daughter drop off”
Download the Quiet Time to help students get started for this school year
“Here Come The Teens—A Bit More Jaded And Cynical”
They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people
Since my kids were young I have tried to teach them about how our culture lies to them
Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes (A Rebuilt Parish Book)
I have learned a few things I wish someone would have told me. I’m passing these thoughts along.
Join and help the heroes in rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq
UN envoy reveals how sex slaves are ‘peddled like barrels of petrol(Gas)’
“The price of a child’s life to remove them from the hands of ISIS is between $1,000-$3,000,”
Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee
If Suspect Shoots First – Here’s His Reply
Here Are Five Images From His Reported Facebook Page
Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives
Sometimes those who have less, are the ones who…
Are You Ready?
Children with low levels of literacy are significantly less likely to achieve academically than those with better-educated parents
Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this…
“The situation can dramatically differ for children who use cells phone in childhood, when their biology much more sensitive to hazardous factors,…
Gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to…
The guide also discourages the use of “mothering” or “fathering,” so as to “avoid gendering a non-gendered activity.”
Restaurants are going all out to attract Tweens. What are our churches doing specifically for them
Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids’ education difficult for immigrant parents
Birds of a Feather Flock Together & Stay Together
8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People
If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents
….but marijuana use rising
It is so simple, yet so hard
Most Popular Questions
Main reason also…boys “wanted to copy what they saw in pornography and that ‘it’s tighter’”
by Carey Nieuwhof
What I Wish I Did More of
Students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar…but they can get a (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent
Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress
Different Families, Different Ministry
A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America
Parental involvement laws…reflect the commonsense principle that parents are responsible for their kids
Gen Z Shifts Their Focus on College Admissions, Value of a Degree
You can’t go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college
You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?
Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes
local research finds
He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why
Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for…
Are teens partying less?
Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities
Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up…
The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing
Do Less Stupid Things For a Longer period of time
How to stay in your three foot youth ministry world
While most teens rely on digital resources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex and depression
1 in 7 married people would consider a divorce because of how their spouses were behaving on popular social media sites
Here are a few things that standout
We are called to humility, not pride. We are called to selflessness rather than selfishness. We are called to decrease so that…
British youth ages of 16 and 24 are spending an average of 27 hours, 36 minutes online every week
The one thing I wish I knew 20 years ago
I think they leave because we haven’t shown them a clear vision
by Andy Blanks
Student delivers powerful prayer at high school graduation during Medical emergency
1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. 6 percentage point decline from two years earlier
by Sandra Stanley
The book is potent with tools and tips for recruiting, retaining and training today’s volunteers
What do you tell students who come up to you and say that they struggle with porn?
By George Lockhart
Microsoft reached this conclusion after surveying more than 2,000 Canadians and monitoring the brain activity of 112 people
Which Are Teens’ Favorites…and Why?
Teenager dies being electrocuted as she tries to take ‘ultimate selfie’ on top of a TRAIN
Before you announce that you are going to separate your groups in the fall, you will need to have a response…
Too often it seems that the jump between Sunday School and Youth Group expects preteens to be
…a solid basis for affirming that the New Testament text has been reliably passed down to us
Biggest challenges in this Confirmation process is keeping students once they “graduate” from Confirmation
6 Super Practical Tricks for Getting Students to Talk
“Is It Working Anymore?”
400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in U.S. each year…automatically become U.S. citizens
Help Kids Become People Who Love And Serve Others With The Heart Of Jesus
Brains scans showed users have a less active hippocampus area associated with storing/retrieving memories
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.