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12 Truths About Connecting With Unchurched Parents

on December 18, 2014 by

By Michael Bayne

Addicted to Facebook

The Addictive Nature Of Social Media…Links To Substance Abuse

on December 15, 2014 by

UAlbany Study Finds Social Media to be Potentially Addictive, Associated with Substance Abuse


Ohio High School Freshman Goes On Strike When School Takes Down Ten Commandments Plaque

on December 15, 2014 by

The plaque, which was a gift to the school from the class of 1953, was removed from its spot near the main…

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on December 12, 2014 by


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Clayton McDonald: The Boy Who Knew He Was Going to Die

on December 11, 2014 by

Brittany Maynard and Clayton McDonald. The difference Jesus makes when facing a terminal diagnosis.


GNOC: Texting Acronyms Parents Need to Know

on December 10, 2014 by

“The most important thing is to talk to kids about what they’re doing online,”


Showing Teens How To Enjoy The Holidays by: Christopher Wesley

on December 9, 2014 by

by Christopher Wesley


India: Tech-addicted kids?

on December 9, 2014 by

Then stop using your mobile phone as a babysitter

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Adolescents Today: Pressure in the Wrong Places

on December 9, 2014 by

Tim Elmore


Black And White Pics From India

on December 8, 2014 by

A few black and whites from the slums of Vijayawada, India. Really beautiful people


A Walk Through The Slums In Vijayawada…India

on December 6, 2014 by

we had an impromptu performance…to promote the evening event. all the kids loved the song and we further promoted the crusade


India Mission Day 3: Vijayawada

on December 4, 2014 by

Overall the trip has been very productive and fruitful..Sunday will be an incredibly busy day with 6 different meeting/ speaking locations


India Mission Day 2: Vijayawada

on December 3, 2014 by

We didn’t get to bed util about 2am this morning and awoke a few hours afterward. So please pray for our bodies…


India Mission Day 1

on December 2, 2014 by

Please continue to pray for our ministry (George Lockhart) in India for the next 2 weeks

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The 50 Worst And Weirdest Nativity Sets

on December 2, 2014 by


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Kidmin: Why the Youth Pastor Should Be Your Best Friend

on December 1, 2014 by

No one else in ministry is dealing with the same things you are: parent issues, school overload, extracurricular activities, etc

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7 Questions Every Kidmin Leader Needs To Ask Themselves To Grow

on December 1, 2014 by

by Jim Wideman


You Can Get College Credit For Wasting Time

on December 1, 2014 by

Students will be required to put what they’ve gleaned online down on paper—or at least a Word document—as a work of creative…

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Bette Midler Criticized Grande’s Sexy Image

on November 26, 2014 by

Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler’s ‘Whore’ Comments

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The American Music Awards Winners’ List

on November 25, 2014 by

Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, One Direction Lead

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Local School Districts Look To Reach Parents, Teens With Social Media

on November 25, 2014 by

Any organization that values communicating with its public can’t just go to one source … you have to have the same message…

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Music,Kids, And Sexuality. . .Thoughts Prompted By “The Voice”

on November 21, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller


The Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has Transformed Students

on November 20, 2014 by

Tim Elmore: I believe it’s time we found ways to combat these unintended consequences to our culture’s norms


How To Build Positive Relationships With Teens Today

on November 18, 2014 by

Tips from Teens


The Way To Matter

on November 17, 2014 by

Care for those in need around you


5 Goals You Should Set In Student Ministry

on November 17, 2014 by

As you consider setting these goals, here are some cautions for you

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Secret Lives Of Teens: Translating Digital Lingo

on November 13, 2014 by

Teens explain all the terms they use to keep things hidden from parents

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Millennials Are Leaving The Church….Do Something About It

on November 12, 2014 by

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“Anything That Connects: A Conversation with Taylor Swift”

on November 11, 2014 by

shake it off…

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10 Very Possible Reasons Your Church Isn’t Growing

on November 10, 2014 by

Carey Nieuwhof


10 Things I Would Tell You As A First Time Visitor To Your Church

on November 10, 2014 by

Greg Stier


Six Lessons From A 17-Year-Old Nobel Prize Winner

on November 8, 2014 by

Observing her life and words, some specific lessons surface for all kids everywhere


Youth Culture And The New Relevance

on November 6, 2014 by

Relevance is knowing what those you are ministering to need most…an orthodoxy that has withstood the centuries


Success Isn’t Forever And Failure Isn’t Fatal

on November 5, 2014 by

Lesson #3 of the 7 Most Important Leadership Lessons I’ve Ever Learned

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Book: FAIL

on November 5, 2014 by

Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure

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“Unconditional Regard”

on November 4, 2014 by

How Unconditional Love Helps Kids With Setbacks

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5 Things Youth Pastors Need To Start

on November 3, 2014 by

David Hanson

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Former Marine Banned From Daughter’s School After Dispute Over Islam lesson

on October 31, 2014 by

“We cannot discuss our Ten Commandments in school but they can discuss Islam’s Five Pillars?”


5 Reasons You Struggle To Get Along With Your Pastor

on October 30, 2014 by

…getting along have not always been so easy…in my own heart several reasons causing me to struggle to get along


10 Traits Of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-term Tenure

on October 30, 2014 by

The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years

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Teacher Spends Two Days As A Student And Is Shocked At What She Learns

on October 28, 2014 by

I have a lot more respect and empathy for students after just one day of being one again

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A Navajo High School Emerges As A Defender Of The Washington Redskins

on October 27, 2014 by

“It’s not a racist slur if it originates from a Native American tribe. . . . It’s always used in the context of sports.”


“Friendliest Social Network.”

on October 27, 2014 by

Sprung From The Ashes Of Formspring…Now for mature millennials

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5 Things Every Special Needs Leader Needs To Know

on October 24, 2014 by

“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”

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Study: Teen Birth Rates Steadily Declining

on October 23, 2014 by

An estimated four million fewer babies were born to teen mothers from 1992 through 2012



on October 22, 2014 by

Movie Review

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Why The Real Battle For America Is Over Culture, Not Elections

on October 21, 2014 by

The west has nationalized families over the last 60 years…old age, health,single motherhood- everything is the responsibility of the state

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Australian Study: National Study Reveals How And Why Teenagers Sext

on October 20, 2014 by

A significant proportion of young people have sent a sexual image of themselves by the time they are 13-15 years old

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Study Looks at Way to Reduce Youth Suicides

on October 17, 2014 by

New Canadian study finds that early detection of mental health issues and better exchange of health information can reduce youth suicides


Here’s How Millennials Define Adulthood

on October 16, 2014 by

At one point, people defined adulthood by getting married, having children. Now, the three most popular markers are…


School Uniforms Might Help Attendance, Graduation Rates

on October 15, 2014 by

Uniforms alone do not improve..test scores, but they do help in addressing problems with discipline and attendance in a school building

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The 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014

on October 14, 2014 by



Making Classrooms Gender-Inclusive

on October 10, 2014 by

‘Gender inclusive’ school district says drop ‘boys and girls,’ call kids ‘purple penguins’

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The Best Sports… Life Lesson

on October 9, 2014 by

Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.


How Youth Doubt is Different Than We Expected

on October 9, 2014 by

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Preparing Youth for Doubt

on October 8, 2014 by

Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into…


To Reach Millennials, These Get-Out-the-Vote Ads Go Where They Go

on October 6, 2014 by

“This midterm election, the youth vote can be powerful,”

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Baylor Professor Disputes Reports Of Religious, Church Decline

on October 3, 2014 by

…data sources show that across 40 years, church attendance has varied only slightly

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Changing The Way We Think About Sports And Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2014 by

If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them


Raising Teenagers is Nothing Like Ministering to Teenagers

on September 30, 2014 by

And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.


The Funnel of Ministry

on September 29, 2014 by

High Invitation Leads to High Challenge

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Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About Youngsters And Social Media

on September 25, 2014 by

“Fifth grade is the new ninth grade,”

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Why Fun Is So Important In Youth Ministry

on September 24, 2014 by

by Justin Knowles


Accepting Students Where They Are

on September 23, 2014 by

Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program


High School Footballer Pull Off An Incredibly Inspirational Interview

on September 22, 2014 by

“Regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful!”

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7th Grade A 30-Day Devotional: Growing Your Faith

on September 19, 2014 by

A 30-Day Devotional: Growing Your Faith..It’s a year filled with transformation and transition. The world literally feels like it’s increasing in…


US: Generation Stress?

on September 18, 2014 by

How anxiety rules the secret life of teens

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Flashback: UK: Generation Stress

on September 18, 2014 by

Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety


Secret Life Of Teens: Internet Addiction Changes Boy Into ‘Shell Of A Son’

on September 18, 2014 by

6 hours a day “It’s really like a therapeutic release. All that social anxiety I felt in school just went away because…..

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Helping Children Deal With Tragedy

on September 17, 2014 by

By Greg Baird

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“Guide For Parents During The First 6 Weeks Of College”

on September 15, 2014 by

They’re the ones going off to college. How do parents fit in?

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28 Ways to Ask Your Teens ‘How Was School Today?’

on September 12, 2014 by

Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?’

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Kids Can’t Tie Shoes But Know How To Use A Smartphone

on September 11, 2014 by

59% can confidently use a tablet.


First Arrest Made In Memphis Black-On-White Grocery Store Attack

on September 10, 2014 by

The 15-year-old, appeared in court charged..He was not accompanied by a parent or any other relative during the hearing


Gang Of Black Teens Brutally Beating Three White Victims Into Unconsciousness

on September 10, 2014 by

A mob of black teens swarmed a Kroger grocery store in Memphis, Tennessee and proceeded to beat two store employees and one…

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How Coaches Teach Students About Life

on September 9, 2014 by

Jim, star of the film When the Game Stands Tall. The significance of coaches in the lives of teenagers

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Teenagers: “Sin Is Always, In Some Sense, A Life Of Boredom.”

on September 8, 2014 by

God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

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Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues?

on September 5, 2014 by

Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet


The Best Free Online Training…From Smartphones To Youth Culture

on September 4, 2014 by

Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time

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15-Year-Old Girl Sabotaged a Bookstore’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Display

on September 3, 2014 by

When she saw a display recommending books to read after the soft-pornographic book “After Fifty Shades of Grey.”


The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament

on September 2, 2014 by

Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds

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6 Tips for Creating Structure and Boundaries in Ministry

on September 1, 2014 by

by Chris Mucha


4 Constant Reminders for Every Leader

on September 1, 2014 by

Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……

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Family Could Lose Home Over Son’s Drug Possession

on August 29, 2014 by

Property can be seized by police without requiring a conviction — or even a criminal charge, in some cases — and the…

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My Teenager Is Making Porn… Uh, Now What?

on August 28, 2014 by

by Adam McLane

Hunger Games Catching Fire

Motion Picture Books

on August 27, 2014 by

Books: The Bestsellers Americans Are (and Aren’t) Reading


Church Stops ‘Game of Thrones’ Nude Scene

on August 26, 2014 by

famous scene…Lena Headey — to walk out of the Church of St. Nicholas onto the streets naked

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Is Your Bank Supporting Common Core?

on August 25, 2014 by

There’s Now an App For That


Carson to Jackson on Brown Shooting: ‘Not Sure This Is a Police vs. Black Community Issue’

on August 25, 2014 by

You take a group of young men and you raise them with no respect for authority, not learning to take on personal…

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Date Rape Nail Polish?

on August 25, 2014 by

Four guys at North Carolina State University are doing something proactive (and unorthodox): inventing a nail polish that can detect date rape…


Navy Kicks Out 34 For Nuke Test Cheating

on August 22, 2014 by

The 68 implicated sailors are in addition to the 10 whom Richardson said are believed to have been “at the center” of…


Flashback: Students Still Cheating

on August 22, 2014 by

Studies Find More Students Cheating


Why Peer-To-Peer Selling Is Taking Off And What Companies Can Learn From It

on August 21, 2014 by

Selling is not just a way of for teens to monetize their social networks; it’s also a way to finally make money…

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Lament for a Son….Book

on August 20, 2014 by

A glimpse into a parent’s nightmare while extending grace to those who care enough to simply sit beside them on the “mourning…

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Media…Body Image Map And Mirror For Our Kids…

on August 19, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller

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Anti-Bullying Advocates Help Students

on August 18, 2014 by

Students helping students

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Study Finds Online Bullying Creates Off-Line Fear At School

on August 18, 2014 by

Online victimization has offline consequences…negative effects for students, including fear of victimization


Can You Hear Me Now Part 7

on August 17, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 6

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 5

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report