And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.
High Invitation Leads to High Challenge
“Fifth grade is the new ninth grade,”
by Justin Knowles
Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program
“Regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful!”
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…
How anxiety rules the secret life of teens
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
6 hours a day “It’s really like a therapeutic release. All that social anxiety I felt in school just went away because…..
By Greg Baird
They’re the ones going off to college. How do parents fit in?
Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?’
59% can confidently use a tablet.
The 15-year-old, appeared in court charged..He was not accompanied by a parent or any other relative during the hearing
A mob of black teens swarmed a Kroger grocery store in Memphis, Tennessee and proceeded to beat two store employees and one…
Jim, star of the film When the Game Stands Tall. The significance of coaches in the lives of teenagers
God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed
Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet
Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time
When she saw a display recommending books to read after the soft-pornographic book “After Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds
by Chris Mucha
Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……
Property can be seized by police without requiring a conviction — or even a criminal charge, in some cases — and the…
by Adam McLane
Books: The Bestsellers Americans Are (and Aren’t) Reading
famous scene…Lena Headey — to walk out of the Church of St. Nicholas onto the streets naked
There’s Now an App For That
You take a group of young men and you raise them with no respect for authority, not learning to take on personal…
Four guys at North Carolina State University are doing something proactive (and unorthodox): inventing a nail polish that can detect date rape…
The 68 implicated sailors are in addition to the 10 whom Richardson said are believed to have been “at the center” of…
Studies Find More Students Cheating
Selling is not just a way of for teens to monetize their social networks; it’s also a way to finally make money…
A glimpse into a parent’s nightmare while extending grace to those who care enough to simply sit beside them on the “mourning…
By Walt Mueller
Students helping students
Online victimization has offline consequences…negative effects for students, including fear of victimization
George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report
It’s been a highly public matter, so the family has elected to grieve together privately and quietly at a family service
Now is the time to think and act strategically to take advantage of the opportunity that is in front of you..the school…
Highlights And Winners
God is not obligated to grant them their wishes, but he is always for them, even in their season of disappointment
Some of the children who have criminal histories in other countries are coming in…and they’re released into the country.
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies
She might sue..the book is a violation of state law for the course to include information that is not age appropriate
The rankings by student responses to questions regarding the use of alcohol and drugs on their campuses
Two questions to help teens ask alongside scripture: Who am I?+Who is God?
Are violent video games as bad as they seem in the media?
Airlines try to upsell seats to parents who want to sit with their children
Share them with your team and your students’ parents
by Christopher Wesley
“Jesus Studies” Curriculum
Rice hopes the campaign will provide a corrective lens for how women perceive certain images
For all youth across America…Words can hurt but how you handle the words makes all the difference
Building Identity, Significance and Purpose into Students
The number of complaints of online enticement of children is climbing.
The federal rule applies only to food sold to students, not given away. They took it a step further at birthday celebrations
A high level of involvement in your church can help you have higher job satisfaction and commitment
Making your message stick
by Greg Stier
By Eddie Witkowski
About 73% of children have some kind of caffeine daily
American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less
1/3 Of Early Adolescents Will Never Get Connected
(Give the kid a break)..The Biebs, who was 14 when he was caught on camera singing, The N word
School awards ceremony featured swearing, sex toys
I want to watch your face illuminated by the majesty of life – not the glow of a screen
Youth under the age of 14 to be indoors at 9 p.m., and teenagers 14-16 to be inside at 10 p.m. on…
Marko…”Parents are still the number one influence in the lives of their teenagers”
bY Derek Melleby
Rape Culture is the normalization of sexual violence as a society. It is when jokes about rape are made and laughed at,…
I offended parents, lost a volunteer, and had a student leave the church
Historically, I think lots of student ministries don’t win because of good ol’ fashion laziness
I feel like I’m a terrible father… discipling other people’s families more than our own
We put more emphasis on training leaders than we do on training people to be great followers of Christ?
Kids’ Toy Into Thrill-Seekers’ Sport
Pastoral ministry is a battlefield..The Gospel refreshes, motivates, and keeps pastors in this battle
Active participation on Facebook was key in producing a sense of belonging among social media users
Step back, try to stay calm and try to listen to your kids. What are they trying to achieve?
by Andy Blanks
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Children in foster care had, by far, the worst outcomes
You don’t see young celebrities at a church conference often!…’crying and praying in the Spirit’
I tell people grace and acceptance does not mean approval
Beyonce Church, ‘National Church of Bey’ Responds to Criticism
We are going to say YES #OC14
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.