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How To Set Your Schedule

on November 25, 2015 by

5 Practical Steps to Avoid Doing Ministry Minute to Minute


6 Practices Growing Leaders Embrace (Longer Version)

on November 24, 2015 by

Bluntly: there is no growth without risk


The New Hunger Games Results

on November 23, 2015 by

True Communion In The Age Of Social Media

on November 22, 2015 by


2015 Latin Grammy Awards

on November 20, 2015 by

Full Winners List

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Feelings Hurt In High School Linger Long After Graduation

on November 19, 2015 by

I would rather walk barefoot across broken glass than spend another minute with my high school class


4 Public Speaking Mistakes New Youth Pastors Make

on November 19, 2015 by

“If you aren’t comfortable, your students won’t be comfortable. You have to appear confident, not nervous.”


Keep Talking, Even When They’re Not Listening

on November 18, 2015 by

Research tells us the four main influencers in a teenager’s life are their parents, their peers, their community, and society.


Our Ministry: Prayers And Updates

on November 17, 2015 by

From Nigeria to Georgia…

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Why Youth Ministry Needs More Empathy Toward Parents

on November 17, 2015 by

Frustrations with parents who didn’t do what I needed them to do

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High School Principal Lectures Teen Girls To ‘Cover Up!’ To Preserve Virginity

on November 16, 2015 by

“I’m coming at this from a biblical and Christian perspective,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “In Timothy 2, Verse 9, it says

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The Best Youth Ministry Strategy I’ve Seen

on November 15, 2015 by

To lead effective, balanced, healthy youth ministry, you need to pay attention to these eight “P”s

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‘Double Standard, Hypocrisy, Bigotry’ of College Protests

on November 13, 2015 by

It is ‘free speech for me but not for thee’ and universities should not tolerate this kind of hypocrisy,”


Dangerous Lies Teens Believe About Cohabitation Before Marriage

on November 13, 2015 by

“Rich and long-lasting relationships come from making a strong decision of commitment.”

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Broward Commission Passes Loosened Marijuana Rules

on November 11, 2015 by

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Hollywood salaries revealed

on November 11, 2015 by

From execs to extras, who makes what

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Sticky Faith Family Training [DVD]

on November 10, 2015 by

Includes five short films and discussion guide

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When Does Teen Sexting Become Child Porn?

on November 8, 2015 by

2 Teens were accused of being both the victims of child pornography and the perpetrators of the crime

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Katy Perry Is The Highest-Paid Woman In Music

on November 6, 2015 by

Katy Perry is racking in $135 million in just the past year thanks to her Prismatic world tour

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8th Grader Given Detention For Hugs Speaks Out

on November 6, 2015 by

A Florida middle school girl who was punished for giving her friends hugs goes ‘On the Record’ with Greta

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Flashback: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Kids

on November 5, 2015 by

The results of a new study about the impact of Colorado’s marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents

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Here’s How Houston Voted On Controversial “Bathroom” Ballot Measure

on November 4, 2015 by

At the polls, more than 60 percent of voters rejected the measur


District Has 30 Days to Change Transgender Student Locker Room Policy or Lose Federal Funds

on November 4, 2015 by

Government is putting the preferences of transgender students ahead of the privacy rights of other students


Gaga : Why Am I Unhappy?

on November 3, 2015 by

We’re not actually communicating with each other. We are unconsciously communicating lies

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Benefits Of Family For Children And Adults

on November 3, 2015 by


Compulsive Texting Takes Toll On Teenagers

on November 2, 2015 by

Does your teenager have a texting problem?

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Franklin Graham Blasts Political Correctness And The Moral Decline In Culture

on November 1, 2015 by

Reveals Exactly What He Believes Society Desperately Needs

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Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Abuse in Adulthood

on October 31, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Feds Back Transgender Teenager In School Restroom Dispute

on October 30, 2015 by

Can schools prevent transgender students from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identities?


Students Speak Out After Cop Is Caught On Camera Forcefully Arresting Girl

on October 28, 2015 by

“classic example” of a growing confusion..over the role of the administration vs. that of law enforcement


Values: Good Kids Or Godly Kids?

on October 27, 2015 by

We often aim for behavior modification over spiritual transformation

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Book: Speaking To Teenagers In A Post-Christian World

on October 27, 2015 by

by Rachel Blom

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Adolescence: A Season of Pressure…To Belong

on October 26, 2015 by

Doug Fields

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Parents Underestimate Biggest Threat To Teen Safety: Cars

on October 25, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Students Charged For Taking Pot-Laced Candy To School

on October 23, 2015 by

Students were caught passing marijuana-laced Skittles candy to other students


That Stat That Says Pastors Are All Miserable And Want To Quit (Part 1)

on October 22, 2015 by

Ed Stetzer

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How To Get A Room Full Of Teens To Listen

on October 22, 2015 by

Here are 3 secrets to getting a room full of teens to listen to you, for instance when you’re doing announcements, or…


The New Frontier Of Family Ministry

on October 21, 2015 by

The landscape of the family is changing, and the church is facing a new frontier of family ministry

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Hero Protects Kids…

on October 19, 2015 by

75-yr-old Army veteran saves 16 kids from teen with knife


What’s Hot?

on October 18, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Top 10

on October 17, 2015 by

News From The Youth Culture Report


What The Sexual Revolution Got Wrong And What We Must Get Right

on October 16, 2015 by

by Walt Mueller


Playboy’s Move Away From Nudity Is Actually A Bad Sign

on October 16, 2015 by

You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so just passé at this juncture

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Playboy’s Move In A Changing Cultural Landscape…A Call To Respond…

on October 15, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller

Rapper-TI-Getty- youth culture report


on October 14, 2015 by

T.I. later apologized for his comments on twitter…


Revolution Going On In Religion?

on October 12, 2015 by

Meet the “nones,” those who are re-imagining faith like never before

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Native American Teen Suicide Are double To Triple The National Average

on October 12, 2015 by

Even 2 years afterwards, friends of a teen who killed himself are considered dangerously likely to make the same choice


How Teens Learn: Anchoring

on October 12, 2015 by

Teens will stop listening to you, if they can’t connect what you’re saying to something they already know

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Help Equip Your Students To Talk About Their Faith

on October 10, 2015 by

by Andy Blanks

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Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her VMAs Feud With Miley Cyrus

on October 9, 2015 by

She has strong words for Miley in an interview with ‘The New York Times Magazine.’

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Light & Darkness Week 2 Devotionals

on October 8, 2015 by

Download the second week in the series by George Lockhart and let God speak to you this week from Ephesians 5:8


Predictable: A Final Challenge To Youth Pastors

on October 5, 2015 by

Tony Morgan

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Teens Beware Of What You Share [infographic]

on October 5, 2015 by

The naked truth…of what you share

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8 Strategies To Deal With Defiance

on October 4, 2015 by

…Sometimes I just want to give up! I’m so tired of fighting all the time


Welch’s Fruit Snacks ‘Misleading,’

on October 2, 2015 by

Parents Suing Welch’s Fruit Snacks for Being ‘Misleading,’ Claiming That Product’s ‘Real Fruit’ Is Really an ‘Empty-Calorie Sugar Syrup’


Justin Bieber: I Just Wanna Honestly Live Like Jesus

on October 1, 2015 by

Relevant Magazine

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Brace Yourself, Social Media Is Headed Your Way

on September 30, 2015 by

I assumed that until my kids hit high school, I wouldn’t have to deal with it. I was wrong.

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Helping Teenagers Balance The Immersive Draw Of Video Games

on September 29, 2015 by

by J. Roger Davis


Justin Bieber Asks Fans To Stop Treating Him Like An Object

on September 28, 2015 by

…please just respect me and just treat me the way you want to be treated

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Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug – Their Smartphone

on September 26, 2015 by

1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…

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Flashback: 3 Sexting Dangers You Need To Discuss With Your Students

on September 25, 2015 by

If you work with students on campus, or in a church, it is so important to get this message across


Book Review: Brain Savvy Leaders

on September 24, 2015 by

The Science of Significant Ministry


Are We Seeing An Uptick In Football Bad Behavior?

on September 23, 2015 by

High school player accused of smearing IcyHot on opponent

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Feds Release Marijuana Stats…Negative Effects Of Legalization

on September 22, 2015 by

Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related

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How Ahmed’s Clock Became A False, Convenient Tale Of Racism

on September 22, 2015 by

When is America going to get serious about the problem of white kids getting suspended from school for nothing?


Bill Maher On The Homemade Clock And Liberals

on September 21, 2015 by

Exercise some realism and perspective on the can see why they would err on the side of caution

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Ahmed Clock Is A Fraud

on September 21, 2015 by

“All that he did was remove the plastic case from the alarm clock,” This is not an invention

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“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” No. 1

on September 21, 2015 by

Scorch Trials” fell short of its predecessor’s ticket totals, but still hit No 1


Home Is An Issue Of Worldview

on September 18, 2015 by

by Brian Haynes

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3 Tips To Keeping Connected With Your Kids

on September 17, 2015 by

…without Becoming That Creepy Parent


Back To School Quiet Times: Weeks 3-4

on September 16, 2015 by

George Lockhart

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How To teach Teens Empathy

on September 14, 2015 by

Pity is easy…a passing glance; Empathy demands a relationship and an opportunity to actually get to know another person


The #1 Way To Grow Your Children’s Ministry

on September 14, 2015 by

By Greg Baird


School Fail: Students Asked To Submit Questions Anonymously

on September 11, 2015 by

Students began posting lewd and inappropriate messages on a big screen during the seminar, directly from their phones

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Christ The Refugee

on September 10, 2015 by

by D. Scott Miller

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Parent Meeting Agenda

on September 9, 2015 by

Here is the outline for our last parent meeting – I hope it will encourage you as you meet with parents this…

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5 Tips For Planning Meaningful Events This School Year

on September 9, 2015 by

It is possible to plan events that are both a lot of fun, and packed with life-changing meaning. Here’s how

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The Future Of Youth Ministry

on September 8, 2015 by

Teenagers aren’t afraid of risk, but they want to know that Jesus is worth it

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legislators Demand Online Retailers Stop Selling Synthetic Pot

on September 6, 2015 by

Synthetic Weed Leaving Streets Full Of ‘Zombies’

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Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students At Highest Rate In 35 Years

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


14 Things Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Do In The ’90s

on September 5, 2015 by

Relevant Magazine


An Open LetterTo Senior Pastors

on September 4, 2015 by

Brian Aaby


Taylor Swift’s New Music Video Raaaaacist?

on September 3, 2015 by

Critics (also) said Swift was racist for her Shake It Off video, in which she awkwardly attempts break dancing and twerking


Miley Identifies As A Pansexual

on September 2, 2015 by

Someone who is attracted to others regardless of their biological sex

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Project Semicolon Really Can Save A Life;

on September 2, 2015 by

Now, turn that semicolon into a metaphor for life that goes on and can change and you have a new trend to…


TruIdentity Curriculum: Psalms

on September 1, 2015 by

Families are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their student’s faith through time together in God’s Word, prayer


Team Up!: The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering With Parents

on August 31, 2015 by

by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.

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The Uphill Battle Of Being A Girl

on August 31, 2015 by

The Uphill Battle of Being a Girl

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Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts Friendships

on August 29, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


My Ethics Make Me An Anomaly On Campus

on August 28, 2015 by

I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’

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Trend: Seminarians Pick Schools Based On Location Than Doctrine

on August 27, 2015 by

The younger generation..strong desire to be more connected to the local church and not to uproot from it

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Frat Suspended For Offensive Banners

on August 26, 2015 by

Frat Greets Parents bringing their freshmen students during move-in with banner “freshman daughter drop off”


A Back To School Quiet Time For Students

on August 25, 2015 by

Download the Quiet Time to help students get started for this school year


A Shift In Teens

on August 24, 2015 by

“Here Come The Teens—A Bit More Jaded And Cynical”


Flashback: 7 Ways To Deal With CAVE Dwellers In Your Church

on August 22, 2015 by

They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people

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Play These 3 Pop Culture Awareness Games

on August 21, 2015 by

Since my kids were young I have tried to teach them about how our culture lies to them


Book: Rebuilding Youth Ministry

on August 20, 2015 by

Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes (A Rebuilt Parish Book)

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Advice For Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Retreat

on August 19, 2015 by

I have learned a few things I wish someone would have told me. I’m passing these thoughts along.

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Situation In Refugee Camps Dire As Millions Of Christians, Yazidis Flee ISIS

on August 18, 2015 by

Join and help the heroes in rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq


ISIS Executes 19 Girls For Refusing To Have Sex With Fighters

on August 17, 2015 by

UN envoy reveals how sex slaves are ‘peddled like barrels of petrol(Gas)’