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
Major countries with a population of at least 40 million, Japan had the lowest ratio of children to the total population
“I respect my elders greatly,” he told me. “They have a great influence on my life. To be able to sit down…
Purity culture tells us that sex for women has one purpose..reproduction ..within marriage
The Photos you don’t want your kids to see
The study assessed 111 persons aged 17 to 24
by Greg Baird
Students who reported a previous TBI were more than three times more likely than those who had not had a head injury…
“High school dropouts are eight times more likely to end up in state prison than high school graduates,”
Put your party hats on– it’s Celebrate Teen Literature
“Education, religion and civic life are places where brands are unwelcome,”
Popular Teacher Suspended for ‘Research and Development of Imitation Weapons’
A fascinating video that offers insights into the workings of the teen brain
by Jeremy Zach
Half of teens who say they never text while driving admitted to texting at red lights or stop signs
Don’t fool yourself… A “Little Problem” is Still a Problem
by Josh Griffin
..nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction that’s difficult to break
Brown University project looks at the secrets and motivations of young people who dropped more than 10 pounds
Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs..How can Facebook say we’re going to protect your kids
What kind of impact might our culture have had on students if there had not been a sexual abstinence movement in
Those continually picked on from fifth grade to 10th grade had the lowest scores..
We’re working on trying to find technical solutions to prevent app abuse by high schoolers
A 12-pack retails for $65, and has become somewhat of a status symbol in hip hop circles
Teachers and students at Franklin Community High School have pitched in help 500 pound Eric
A Youth Minister’s Role in Discipline
During the school year teens may be even more stressed out than adults
The starting price was $650. Within hours, it jumped to $99,900, with 74 bids placed
Book Review By Mike Liebler
Downloads suddenly surged in December, making it one of the most popular apps on the market
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.