5 Practical Steps to Avoid Doing Ministry Minute to Minute
Bluntly: there is no growth without risk
This article is adapted from BEYOND THE SCREEN: YOUTH MINISTRY FOR THE CONNECTED BUT ALONE GENERATION,
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I would rather walk barefoot across broken glass than spend another minute with my high school class
“If you aren’t comfortable, your students won’t be comfortable. You have to appear confident, not nervous.”
Research tells us the four main influencers in a teenager’s life are their parents, their peers, their community, and society.
From Nigeria to Georgia…
Frustrations with parents who didn’t do what I needed them to do
“I’m coming at this from a biblical and Christian perspective,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “In Timothy 2, Verse 9, it says
To lead effective, balanced, healthy youth ministry, you need to pay attention to these eight “P”s
It is ‘free speech for me but not for thee’ and universities should not tolerate this kind of hypocrisy,”
“Rich and long-lasting relationships come from making a strong decision of commitment.”
From execs to extras, who makes what
Includes five short films and discussion guide
2 Teens were accused of being both the victims of child pornography and the perpetrators of the crime
Katy Perry is racking in $135 million in just the past year thanks to her Prismatic world tour
A Florida middle school girl who was punished for giving her friends hugs goes ‘On the Record’ with Greta
The results of a new study about the impact of Colorado’s marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents
At the polls, more than 60 percent of voters rejected the measur
Government is putting the preferences of transgender students ahead of the privacy rights of other students
We’re not actually communicating with each other. We are unconsciously communicating lies
Does your teenager have a texting problem?
Reveals Exactly What He Believes Society Desperately Needs
Can schools prevent transgender students from using the restrooms that correspond with their gender identities?
“classic example” of a growing confusion..over the role of the administration vs. that of law enforcement
We often aim for behavior modification over spiritual transformation
by Rachel Blom
Students were caught passing marijuana-laced Skittles candy to other students
Here are 3 secrets to getting a room full of teens to listen to you, for instance when you’re doing announcements, or…
The landscape of the family is changing, and the church is facing a new frontier of family ministry
75-yr-old Army veteran saves 16 kids from teen with knife
News From The Youth Culture Report
by Walt Mueller
You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so just passé at this juncture
By Walt Mueller
T.I. later apologized for his comments on twitter…
Meet the “nones,” those who are re-imagining faith like never before
Even 2 years afterwards, friends of a teen who killed himself are considered dangerously likely to make the same choice
Teens will stop listening to you, if they can’t connect what you’re saying to something they already know
by Andy Blanks
She has strong words for Miley in an interview with ‘The New York Times Magazine.’
Download the second week in the series by George Lockhart and let God speak to you this week from Ephesians 5:8
The naked truth…of what you share
…Sometimes I just want to give up! I’m so tired of fighting all the time
Parents Suing Welch’s Fruit Snacks for Being ‘Misleading,’ Claiming That Product’s ‘Real Fruit’ Is Really an ‘Empty-Calorie Sugar Syrup’
I assumed that until my kids hit high school, I wouldn’t have to deal with it. I was wrong.
by J. Roger Davis
…please just respect me and just treat me the way you want to be treated
1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…
If you work with students on campus, or in a church, it is so important to get this message across
The Science of Significant Ministry
High school player accused of smearing IcyHot on opponent
Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related
When is America going to get serious about the problem of white kids getting suspended from school for nothing?
Exercise some realism and perspective on the issue..you can see why they would err on the side of caution
“All that he did was remove the plastic case from the alarm clock,” This is not an invention
Scorch Trials” fell short of its predecessor’s ticket totals, but still hit No 1
by Brian Haynes
…without Becoming That Creepy Parent
Pity is easy…a passing glance; Empathy demands a relationship and an opportunity to actually get to know another person
By Greg Baird
Students began posting lewd and inappropriate messages on a big screen during the seminar, directly from their phones
by D. Scott Miller
Here is the outline for our last parent meeting – I hope it will encourage you as you meet with parents this…
It is possible to plan events that are both a lot of fun, and packed with life-changing meaning. Here’s how
Teenagers aren’t afraid of risk, but they want to know that Jesus is worth it
Synthetic Weed Leaving Streets Full Of ‘Zombies’
Critics (also) said Swift was racist for her Shake It Off video, in which she awkwardly attempts break dancing and twerking
Someone who is attracted to others regardless of their biological sex
Now, turn that semicolon into a metaphor for life that goes on and can change and you have a new trend to…
Families are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their student’s faith through time together in God’s Word, prayer
by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.
The Uphill Battle of Being a Girl
I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’
The younger generation..strong desire to be more connected to the local church and not to uproot from it
Frat Greets Parents bringing their freshmen students during move-in with banner “freshman daughter drop off”
Download the Quiet Time to help students get started for this school year
“Here Come The Teens—A Bit More Jaded And Cynical”
They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people
Since my kids were young I have tried to teach them about how our culture lies to them
Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes (A Rebuilt Parish Book)
I have learned a few things I wish someone would have told me. I’m passing these thoughts along.
Join and help the heroes in rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls and women from Iraq
UN envoy reveals how sex slaves are ‘peddled like barrels of petrol(Gas)’
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.