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TheSkinny Volunteers

Recruiting Your Volunteer Dream Team

on May 22, 2015 by

The book is potent with tools and tips for recruiting, retaining and training today’s volunteers

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What Is Purity Worth?

on May 21, 2015 by

What do you tell students who come up to you and say that they struggle with porn?


Free High-Resolution Photos…

on May 20, 2015 by

By George Lockhart


Our Attention Span Now Worse Than Goldfish’s

on May 19, 2015 by

Microsoft reached this conclusion after surveying more than 2,000 Canadians and monitoring the brain activity of 112 people


Ranking Social Media Sites

on May 18, 2015 by

Which Are Teens’ Favorites…and Why?


Evangelicals Stay Strong as Christianity Crumbles in America

on May 15, 2015 by



‘Ultimate Selfie’

on May 13, 2015 by

Teenager dies being electrocuted as she tries to take ‘ultimate selfie’ on top of a TRAIN

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6 Challenges To Starting A Jr. High Ministry

on May 12, 2015 by

Before you announce that you are going to separate your groups in the fall, you will need to have a response…

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Why Your Church Needs A Preteen Ministry

on May 12, 2015 by

Too often it seems that the jump between Sunday School and Youth Group expects preteens to be


How To Teach Junior Highers Without Losing Your Mind

on May 11, 2015 by

Kurt Johnston

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The New Reformation Study Bible is Out–And It Looks Great

on May 7, 2015 by

…a solid basis for affirming that the New Testament text has been reliably passed down to us


What Kind Of Youth Pastor Do You Think You Are?

on May 6, 2015 by

Chris Parker

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Stop Graduating From Confirmation

on May 5, 2015 by

Biggest challenges in this Confirmation process is keeping students once they “graduate” from Confirmation


What Do You Do When Students Just Won’t Talk?

on May 4, 2015 by

6 Super Practical Tricks for Getting Students to Talk

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Flashback: 6 Key Observations About Relational Youth ministry

on May 4, 2015 by

“Is It Working Anymore?”


1 In 10 Children In USA Born To Illegal Immigrant…

on April 30, 2015 by

400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in U.S. each year…automatically become U.S. citizens


StickyFaith: New Family Curriculum Available Now

on April 29, 2015 by

Help Kids Become People Who Love And Serve Others With The Heart Of Jesus


“The Purge” Juveniles Pelt Baltimore Police With Rocks

on April 28, 2015 by

Fox News

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3 Tips For Teaching The Bible To Middle Schoolers

on April 27, 2015 by

by Andy Blanks

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Study: Pot Users May Have ‘FALSE MEMORIES’

on April 24, 2015 by

Brains scans showed users have a less active hippocampus area associated with storing/retrieving memories

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Research Has Linked Artificial Light Exposure To Health Problems

on April 23, 2015 by

95% of Americans regularly use screens shortly before going to sleep

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Parents Of Elementary School Upset Over Transgender Book

on April 22, 2015 by

They Weren’t Even Informed Before Elementary Students Got This Lesson on ‘Tolerance’

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Disturbing New ‘Kylie Jenner Challenge’

on April 21, 2015 by

Teens suck shot glasses to blow up their lips to double their size… with disastrous results

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Dear Gay Teens…

on April 20, 2015 by

I pray these words resonate with you and fill you with hope


Flashback: Ministering to Gay Teenagers

on April 20, 2015 by

Book Review


Starting Youth Ministry All Over Again…At 60

on April 17, 2015 by

The Calling in one mans life


It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s A… Parent?

on April 16, 2015 by

But not all superheroes wear capes

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Death By iPhone. . . . Sort Of. . .

on April 15, 2015 by

Walt Mueller

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Ever Wonder What Your Teenager Is Doing Behind That Screen All Day?

on April 14, 2015 by

92% of teens go online every day, and 24 percent say they’re online “almost constantly


21 Year Old Dominates Masters

on April 13, 2015 by

The second-youngest champion in the history of the Masters


‘Free-range’ Children SEIZED By CPS While Wandering Alone In A Park

on April 13, 2015 by

They advocate a hands-off approach, where children are allowed to go out and experience the world on their own

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Flashback: Raising Adults

on April 10, 2015 by

by Reggie Joiner


Book: More Than Just the Talk

on April 9, 2015 by

Becoming Your Kids’ Go-To Person About Sex


ISIS Bans Skinny Jeans

on April 8, 2015 by

Imprisoned for 10 days and forced to take an “Islamic course”


What Your Pastor’s Jeans Say About Their Theology

on April 8, 2015 by

Back in the ’90s, this minister was likely the coolest youth pastor in town…


JNCO Jeans Coming Back

on April 8, 2015 by

Teens React…


5 Ministry Opportunities Unique To College Campuses

on April 6, 2015 by

I can think of at least five opportunities that are unique to campus life.

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7 Backcountry Skills I Take With Me On Outreach

on April 3, 2015 by


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Study Reveals Shocking Effect Of Poverty On Children’s Brain Development

on April 2, 2015 by

The researchers studied nearly 1,100 individuals between the ages of 3 and 20,


What’s The Deal With Burnbook?

on March 30, 2015 by

…And it’s why my social media talks are based in principles instead of a single app…


Indiana Protects Religious Liberty

on March 30, 2015 by

Why That’s Good Policy


The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

on March 30, 2015 by

The True Facts About Religious Freedom Laws

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Double Stuff Danger

on March 27, 2015 by

Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos


3 Sayings That Kill Your Ministry Growth

on March 26, 2015 by

By Justin Knowles


Three Realities that Foster Risky Behavior (Part 2)

on March 25, 2015 by

Prevailing Realities that Foster Risky Behavior


Enabling Students to Navigate Risks (Part 1)

on March 25, 2015 by

What Can We Do?


What Is ‘Sharenting’ And Should We Be Worried By It?

on March 23, 2015 by

New report, three quarters of parents have witnessed episodes where this “sharenting” trend has gone too far


Whats Missing From The Missional Conversation?

on March 19, 2015 by

Mike Breen


School’s Punishments For Kids Upsets Parents

on March 18, 2015 by

Parents are upset about “community service” discipline, which has kids doing clean-up chores

Hunger Games Catching Fire

Americans Are Moving Faster Than Ever Away From Traditional TV

on March 17, 2015 by

More homes turned to online video, with 40 percent of U.S. homes subscribing to a streaming service

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India Days 4-6

on March 15, 2015 by

V2H and The Youth Culture Report Ministries

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Youth Culture Report In India First Couple Of Days

on March 15, 2015 by

Vision 2 Hear Ministries

8 Cliche Youth Ministry Phrases

8 Cliche Youth Ministry Phrases

on March 13, 2015 by

Joel Mayward


Teens Chase Man Who Snatched Toddler From Park

on March 11, 2015 by

Isaac Yow, 16, and Andrew Crane, 15, heard screaming Sunday afternoon and quickly sprang into action.

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The Sexualization of Our Culture

on March 9, 2015 by

Part 3


The Best Way To Communicate God’s Love To Teenagers

on March 6, 2015 by

Today we are living in a very impersonal world. Now more than ever students need to experience the…

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Millennials Trending Away From Traditional Wear

on March 5, 2015 by

Tending to wear “athleisure” apparel– Nike, UnderArmour

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Study: 1 In 8 Harbor Smart Phone Addiction

on March 4, 2015 by

Moodiness, loneliness, jealousy, and an obsession with physical appearance are all indicators of smart phone addiction

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Facebook Flagging Suicidal Threats…

on March 3, 2015 by

Facebook is taking a leap into suicide prevention by introducing some new tools


Colleges Giving Financial Aid To Illegals

on March 2, 2015 by

This Policy Not Only Ecourages New Illegal Immigration, But Comes At The Expense Of The College Dreams Of Young Americans

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Investigators Say Teen Coaxed Friend To Commit Suicide…

on March 2, 2015 by

Then tweeted how much she missed him

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Vancouver: ‘Happy’ Youth

on February 27, 2015 by

The survey, completed by 29,832 students in Grades 7-12 most reported being in good physical and mental health; feel connected to their…

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Internet Addicted Teen Cuts Hand Off

on February 25, 2015 by

As high as 14 percent of youth in China may be addicted

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Keep Youth Ministry Weird

on February 24, 2015 by

by Adam McLane


It’s Not Only Youth, Parents Love Social Media Too

on February 20, 2015 by

What message are you sending your kids when you post inappropriate comments or pictures?


Preparing For Lent

on February 18, 2015 by

The practice of Lent is commonly practiced as a way to remember the sacrifice and gift of Christ as the Savior of…


Parenting The Social Media Generation

on February 17, 2015 by

Let social media be an open conversation in your house. Ask your kids about the social networking sites they use


How To Make New Students Feel Welcomed

on February 16, 2015 by

Austin McCann

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‘Gimme Shelter’

on February 13, 2015 by

Interview: Real Life Encounter With Homeless Teen Inspired Director Ron Krauss to Make ‘Gimme Shelter’

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4 Elements of a Successful Volunteer

on February 12, 2015 by

Part One

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4 Elements of a Successful Volunteer

on February 12, 2015 by

Part Two


Parents Protesting School Lessons About Islam

on February 11, 2015 by

Recite this prayer…“There is no god, but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.”


Unlocking Addiction: A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight (Pt. 2)

on February 6, 2015 by

Quitting addiction demands a momentum toward purpose, community, deep intimacy, and renewing your identity


Unlocking Addiction: A Secret Hidden in Plain Sight (Pt. 1)

on February 6, 2015 by

Is addiction a disease or is it a choice?


What Porn Does To The Teenage Brain [infographic]

on February 6, 2015 by

Do you have a strategy for students who are addicted to porn?


7 Books To Help Develop A Family Ministry

on February 5, 2015 by

If you are developing a broader ministry to families in your church…here are some great resources to help you

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The Peacemaker Student Edition

on February 3, 2015 by

Handling Conflict

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Conflict In Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2015 by

Proactively Responding to Parent Conflict in Youth Ministry

An Appalachian County's Community Bonds Help Overcome Challenge Of Poverty

CDC finds many foods for tots dangerous for young mouths

on February 2, 2015 by

noting that added sugars, such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose and glucose, boost calorie counts without any health benefits


What Parents Need To Know About Kids, Media, And Body Image

on January 29, 2015 by

..parents play a huge part in shaping how kids relate to their bodies


The Top Bible-Minded Cities in America

on January 28, 2015 by


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Teen Dating Abuse And How Schools Can Help Prevent It

on January 27, 2015 by

“About 1 in 3 high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship,”

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Good Bedtime Habits Equal Better Sleep For Kids

on January 26, 2015 by

Adolescence, lack of sleep may be related to high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal behaviors and drowsy driving

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Why All-Nighters Don’t Work

on January 26, 2015 by

Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand

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From SnapChat To Tappy

on January 23, 2015 by

Social media a great supplement to existing relationships; it’s a lousy replacement for relationships


Book Review: Teaching Teenagers In A Post-Christian World

on January 22, 2015 by

by Rachel Blom


Satanic Coloring Book Distribution Puts Religious Freedom Day on hold

on January 19, 2015 by

The Satanic Temple intended to distribute the “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” to students, while the FFRF planned to give them…

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Flashback: You May Be Addicted To Your Smartphone

on January 15, 2015 by

Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones

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Leading Teenagers Out Of The Overflow Of God’s Work In Us

on January 13, 2015 by

Andy Blanks challenges youth workers to consider how closely they’re following God in their personal lives and how this affects how they…

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Building Real Influence With The Teenagers In Our Youth Ministries

on January 13, 2015 by

Influence is the impact—either positive or negative—we have on the lives of those teenagers we minister to


Teen Online Dangers [infographic]

on January 12, 2015 by

I often wonder if the changing times today are similar to periods in history where cultures were transformed by the tools they…


When Kids Are Cutting

on January 8, 2015 by

If you are encountering teens who cut and are at a loss for what to do, here are a few steps that…

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When A Kid Is Suicidal

on January 8, 2015 by

Ask, Act and Walk

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The Lost Practice Of Catechisms For Students

on January 7, 2015 by

…they would be memorized and used for Christian growth and training

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Marriage Rate

on January 6, 2015 by

As Marriage Goes, So Goes the American Dream


Private School Choice Participation

on January 5, 2015 by

School Choice Spreads … and So Does Hope


Charter School Enrollment

on January 5, 2015 by

From 2001 to 2011, charter school* enrollment increased by about 1.22 million students

As Lawmakers Vote On Extending Unemployment Insurance, Job Seekers Look For Work In Miami

Work Participation Rate

on January 5, 2015 by

The work participation rate for work-eligible households receiving aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program declined


Teen Drivers & Older Cars: A Deadly Mix

on January 1, 2015 by

Roughly 2,500 teenagers who died during the span studied, 82 percent were driving cars that were over six years old

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StickyFaith Guide e-Book On Sale For $2.99

on December 29, 2014 by

Until Jan 4