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Sec. DeVos: Schools Must Reopen, Just A Matter Of Safely

on July 9, 2020 by

Kids need to return to classroom: ‘There are no excuses for sowing fear’

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What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?

on July 9, 2020 by

Are violent video games as bad as they seem in the media?

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CHOP Organizer: ‘I’m Not Here To Peacefully Protest’

on June 17, 2020 by

“If there’s no change, there might be a lot more destroying until there is!”

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How To End White Privilege

on June 16, 2020 by

So, where did the notion of white privilege come from? Who does it benefit? And who does it hurt? The answers might…

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Resources On Understanding Issues Of Race

on June 9, 2020 by

May we grow in the grace God provides. May we love each other as Christ has loved us. May we like Christ…

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Protests Are About “Power” And Victimhood?

on June 8, 2020 by

“Truth of the matter is blacks have never been less oppressed than they are today,” “Opportunity is around every corner.”

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Bakery Owners Arm Themselves To Defend Business

on June 6, 2020 by

“I was there with my children — And, all we thought about was to protect ourselves and our business.”

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‘Antifa kid’ escorted into custody — by Parents

on June 2, 2020 by

‘Antifa kid’ who smashed a police car and incited riots in Pittsburgh is escorted into custody — by his mom and dad

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How to Help a Student Who Just Lost their Senior Year

on May 27, 2020 by

One group of high school seniors offered the most telling insights on their final year of school

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Should I Cancel VBS Because Of COVID?

on May 24, 2020 by

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Are Houses Of Worship Essential?

on May 23, 2020 by

What Can You Do?

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Girls’ Health Can Suffer In Move To High School

on May 22, 2020 by

Physical activity might be one of the first things to drop off the radar as adolescent girls move from primary to secondary…

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Why Online Schooling Should Not Become The Norm

on May 21, 2020 by

Education is not a direct transmission of ideas; it is a relationship

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Churches Across The Country Are Filing Lawsuits

on May 14, 2020 by

liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries..to be considered as “essential” entities, but not Churches?

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How To Discipline Children Without Destroying Them

on May 10, 2020 by

Toughest thing in parenting? “Trying to love, teach, and discipline without destroying their spirits

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Students Often Do Not Question Online Information

on May 9, 2020 by

According to a new study, students struggle to critically assess information from the Internet and are often influenced by unreliable sources

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No Safe Spaces Documentary

on May 8, 2020 by

Trying to understand what is happening in America on college and school campus today and what free speech in this country

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Anxiety And Depression In Teens…Who Can Help?

on May 6, 2020 by

7 in 10 teenagers say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers today

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The Orange Conference ’20 Recap

on May 5, 2020 by

Your volunteers are constantly asking, “IS IT WORTH IT?” Create a culture where volunteers shout out “YES!”

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Netflix’s NEVER HAVE I EVER… Bad Rating System

on May 2, 2020 by

Some of the content in programs rated as TV-14 can be excessive, even for adults

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Marriages CAN Be Happy For A Lifetime!

on April 30, 2020 by

“Here are some GREAT thoughts on marriage from one of my favorite authors, Shaunti Feldhahn.”

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Churches: Put Down That Spiritual Gifts Quiz

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

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War On Parents Over Schooling Their Kids

on April 26, 2020 by

Harvard law professor blasts homeschooling as “dangerous” and appealing to those who seek “authoritarian control over their kids.”

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Billie Eilish On Vogue

on April 24, 2020 by

With the rising superstar’s utterly unique style, it was only a matter of time.

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Inaccuracy In New York Times 1619 Project

on April 23, 2020 by

The professor says she informed the newspaper of the inaccuracy before it was pubished

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Skate Park Filled W/Sand Backfires As Dirt Bikers Show Up

on April 22, 2020 by

These kids are cooped up inside their houses, they just want to go to the skate park and have some fun

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Things to consider when your church reopens

on April 21, 2020 by

Here is a quick list of six considerations to get your team thinking about returning well

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Can Social Distancing Reinvent Youth Ministry?

on April 20, 2020 by

During this pandemic, youth leaders have the opportunity to reexamine discipleship models and measurements.

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What Happened To American Childhood?

on April 20, 2020 by

Too many kids show worrying signs of fragility from a very young age. Here’s what we can do about it

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UK: Taking Youth Ministry Online

on April 20, 2020 by

Marko: don’t forget to reach out to individual teens – phone calls, text messages, even snail mail

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Youth Work In The UK

on April 17, 2020 by

A great resource and research based information on youth work in the UK

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Evaluating Cancel + Call Out Culture And Youth Ministry

on April 14, 2020 by

We don’t root for redemption. We want to watch them burn and temporarily feel better about our own lives

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We’ve All Made One Giant Pivot

on April 13, 2020 by

Now What?

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Having Faith Conversations With Your Family…Quarantine

on April 11, 2020 by

It’s such a crazy time for all of us. Families are feeling the stress and yet, for many of us, we have…

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!”

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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?