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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

A loving young couple hugging and kissing on the beach. Lovers man and woman barefoot in the wet sand. Summer in love.

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)’


Buying Back Girls Seized By The Islamic State

on August 17, 2015 by

“The price of a child’s life to remove them from the hands of ISIS is between $1,000-$3,000,”


Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?

on August 14, 2015 by

Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee


US ‘Black Lives Matter’ Leader Asked If Officer Is ‘Justified In Using Lethal Force’

on August 14, 2015 by

If Suspect Shoots First – Here’s His Reply


18-Year-Old Shot By Police In Ferguson Was Out On Bond For Felony Charges

on August 13, 2015 by

Here Are Five Images From His Reported Facebook Page

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The Hidden Consequences of Porn

on August 12, 2015 by

Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives

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Man And Daughter Pretend To Be Homeless, Results Will Shock You

on August 11, 2015 by

Sometimes those who have less, are the ones who…

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The New School Year Is Here

on August 10, 2015 by

Are You Ready?


Children Of Immigrants Face — And Present — A Unique Set Of Challenges

on August 7, 2015 by

Children with low levels of literacy are significantly less likely to achieve academically than those with better-educated parents


Podcast : The Power Of A Warm Home

on August 5, 2015 by

Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this…

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Study: Cellphone Radiation Can Cause Cancer

on August 3, 2015 by

“The situation can dramatically differ for children who use cells phone in childhood, when their biology much more sensitive to hazardous factors,…


Artificial Maturity Book: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

on August 2, 2015 by

Gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to…

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Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens

on August 1, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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University Bias-Free Language Guide Claims The Words “Mothering,” “Fathering,” Is ‘Problematic’

on July 29, 2015 by

The guide also discourages the use of “mothering” or “fathering,” so as to “avoid gendering a non-gendered activity.”

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“Restuarants Targeting Tweens For 18 Billion In Spending”

on July 28, 2015 by

Restaurants are going all out to attract Tweens. What are our churches doing specifically for them


NYC Department Of Education Is Not An Easy Task

on July 27, 2015 by

Diversity of New York City languages makes staying involved in kids’ education difficult for immigrant parents

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Teen Friendships

on July 26, 2015 by

Birds of a Feather Flock Together & Stay Together


Toxic People?

on July 23, 2015 by

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People



on July 22, 2015 by

If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents

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Teens’ overall substance use declining

on July 21, 2015 by

….but marijuana use rising

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Animated Map Shows How Religion Spread Across The World

on July 20, 2015 by

Business Insider

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The 4 Things Your Students Absolutely Want

on July 17, 2015 by

It is so simple, yet so hard


Terminator Genisys

on July 13, 2015 by

Movie Reviews:


Drinking And Drug Prevention… Tips For Parents

on July 10, 2015 by

Most Popular Questions


Teen Anal Sex Study Reveals Climate Of ‘Coercion’

on July 8, 2015 by

Main reason also…boys “wanted to copy what they saw in pornography and that ‘it’s tighter’”

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5 Significant Attitude Differences That Separate Growing And Declining Churches

on July 7, 2015 by

by Carey Nieuwhof


Saying Goodbye To Student Ministry

on July 6, 2015 by

What I Wish I Did More of

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Regular, Short Bursts of Intensive Exercise Improves Teen Health

on July 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Schools Implant IUDs in 6th Grade Girls Without Their Parents Knowing

on July 4, 2015 by

Students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar…but they can get a (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent

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Self-Harm Is On The Rise With Teens, And Needing Attention Has Nothing To Do With It

on July 2, 2015 by

Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress

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Ministering To Changing Families

on July 1, 2015 by

Different Families, Different Ministry


God’s Design For Marriage

on June 29, 2015 by

A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America

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Minnesota Sees Teen Abortions Drop 87% After Parental Notification Law Passed

on June 29, 2015 by

Parental involvement laws…reflect the commonsense principle that parents are responsible for their kids

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Gen Z Gets Schooled

on June 28, 2015 by

Gen Z Shifts Their Focus on College Admissions, Value of a Degree


College Degrees Myths

on June 27, 2015 by

You can’t go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college

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5 Roadblocks To Growing Your Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2015 by

You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?


Teens Unfamiliar With Harms Of Pot, E-Cigs

on June 25, 2015 by

Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 2)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 3)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

on June 24, 2015 by

(Part 4)

Police Shooting Missouri

Flashback: Stronger Father-Son Relationships Curtail Youth Delinquency

on June 21, 2015 by

local research finds

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Older Teens, Asians, At Highest Risk Of Self-Harm

on June 21, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Helping Students Transition From Children’s To Youth Ministry

on June 19, 2015 by

He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why


“Planning Our Youth Ministry Calendar”

on June 18, 2015 by

Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for…


Underage Drinking Is Down

on June 17, 2015 by

Are teens partying less?

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New Youth Ministry Word: Commitment!

on June 15, 2015 by

Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities

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A Response To Christians Who Are Done With Church

on June 15, 2015 by

Carey Nieuwhof

Upset Young Woman Sitting Alone with Her Head in Her Hands on Bench Next to Books and Backpack.

Anxiety Displaces Depression as Number One Mental Health Concern Among College Students

on June 14, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Don’t Waste The One

on June 9, 2015 by

Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up…

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A Tip For Keeping Your Performance In Perspective

on June 9, 2015 by

The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on June 8, 2015 by

Part 1


How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

on June 8, 2015 by

Part 2


What’s Hot?

on June 7, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Talking Youth Ministry With Kurt Johnston

on June 5, 2015 by

Do Less Stupid Things For a Longer period of time

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Overcoming The Problem In Youth Ministry

on June 5, 2015 by

How to stay in your three foot youth ministry world


Study: Nearly Third Of Teens Changed Health Habits Based On Online Search

on June 4, 2015 by

While most teens rely on digital resources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex and depression

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New Study Says Social Media Plays A Big Role In Divorce

on June 4, 2015 by

1 in 7 married people would consider a divorce because of how their spouses were behaving on popular social media sites


Lunch Fairy Pays For ‘Caring’ Mom’s Meal

on June 3, 2015 by

The Dark Side of Teens Texting [infographic]

on June 2, 2015 by

Here are a few things that standout

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Eugene Peterson And A Message To The “See-Me’s”. .

on June 2, 2015 by

We are called to humility, not pride. We are called to selflessness rather than selfishness. We are called to decrease so that…

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Online Overload

on May 30, 2015 by

British youth ages of 16 and 24 are spending an average of 27 hours, 36 minutes online every week

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Starting Ministry Again…

on May 29, 2015 by

The one thing I wish I knew 20 years ago

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Keeping Volunteers Engaged In Your Youth Ministry

on May 29, 2015 by

I think they leave because we haven’t shown them a clear vision


Summertime: The Perfect Time To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry!

on May 28, 2015 by

by Andy Blanks

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‘We Know That God Is Able’

on May 27, 2015 by

Student delivers powerful prayer at high school graduation during Medical emergency

Teenage Problems, Social Issues and Bullying

White Students More Likely To Be Bullied Than Minorities…

on May 26, 2015 by

1 in 4 surveyed U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. 6 percentage point decline from two years earlier

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Parenting Teenagers Part 4: Owning Their Faith

on May 25, 2015 by

by Sandra Stanley

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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