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Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on February 18, 2018 by

Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

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How Can I Minister To My Classmates This Year?

on February 17, 2018 by

What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

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Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

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Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To Know?

on February 14, 2018 by

This could be used as a Youth Ministry game


Who Are The iGen And What Does Research Tell Us?

on February 12, 2018 by

By Eric Geiger


“Building A Youth Worship Team From The Ground UP”

on February 11, 2018 by

Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

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“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship Team”

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy” Or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

on February 10, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

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Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church


Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?


The Math Behind 300 One Night Stands

on February 4, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee


Book: Families And Faith

on February 1, 2018 by

Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

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“How Can I Become The Best Youth Pastor Possible

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

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Building Spiritual Practices In Our Kids

on January 28, 2018 by

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

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Cigarettes And Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on January 27, 2018 by

Associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found.

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What Matters Most For Our Family Relationships

on January 26, 2018 by

Of all the factors that influence our kids, family relationship quality impacts a host of outcomes related to their thriving


Mom Fights Back Against Miss Use Of Daughters Photo

on January 24, 2018 by

Activist use photo of disabled girl to promote eugenic abortions

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Flashback: Technology Use Promotes Sense Of Belonging

on January 22, 2018 by

Adolescents are using digital media to promote their sense of belonging and self-disclosure of personal problems


Here’s How To Recruit Parents For Children’s Ministry

on January 20, 2018 by

We actually began our program by changing our sign-in and registration processes. We had parents sign an agreement that they’d participate in…

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Early Puberty In Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

on January 19, 2018 by

Girls who enter puberty early — possibly as young as 7 — have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors…

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Leading Games For Emerging Adults

on January 17, 2018 by

Emerging adults may not love every game you present. But they all appreciate fun. So whatever happens, make it fun


Cosmic Adventure Through Science And Faith

on January 15, 2018 by

Check out the curriculum and four accompanying videos, all available for FREE!

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The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

on January 13, 2018 by

The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked

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The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To See

on January 12, 2018 by

The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

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Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?

on January 11, 2018 by

If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram


Evolutionist Retracts Key Study On Origin Of Life

on January 10, 2018 by

Scientists’ attempts to find the ‘spark of life’ keep coming up short

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Is Your Teenager Addicted To A Smartphone?

on January 9, 2018 by

Be concerned, and do something about it

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Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue

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If I Was the Devil, Here’s How I’d Attack Youth Ministers

on January 4, 2018 by

Greg Stier

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Technology And Depression

on January 3, 2018 by

Helping teens turn off in a world that’s ‘always on’

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Stop Measuring Attendance

on January 1, 2018 by

Justin Knowles


700 Teens Cause Mayhem At New Jersey Mall

on December 30, 2017 by

Police have charged five juveniles with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other offenses

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Free College Ministry Resources!

on December 28, 2017 by

Free ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

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Moviegoing Could Hit 22-Year Low

on December 24, 2017 by

You cannot pull a fast one on the audience. … Consumers know what works and what doesn’t long before the product becomes…

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Making An Impact In A Culture Of Instant Gratification

on December 23, 2017 by

When we overinvest in the young, we proclaim our hope in the future. We train and educate young people to envision a…


Mumps Cases In 2017

on December 21, 2017 by

Federal health officials estimate that about 5,000 people have had mumps this year, with the highest numbers reported in Arkansas, Missouri, New…

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5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church Politic

on December 18, 2017 by

You now know that if you want any budget increase to happen, you need Deacon Jameson’s support.


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How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

on December 15, 2017 by

3 Questions to Consider


Walmart Is Selling A Marijuana Christmas Tree

on December 14, 2017 by

The marijuana Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room


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Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression


Teen Writes Book About How To Invest Money

on December 9, 2017 by

Book: “Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young,”

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The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

on December 8, 2017 by

For some this comes easy. For others though it is an anxiety inducing event. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…


Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell Phone Contract

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

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Suicide Prevention: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

(1,347 people surveyed)


Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

The fact is, numbers in your Youth Ministry are an inescapable reality. You must deal with them

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Judge Issued Ruling On Students Racist Instagram Post

on December 1, 2017 by

…however vile the posts were, they were protected as free speech and so was “liking” and commenting on them.



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Raising A Future Adult…Not A Kid

on November 28, 2017 by

Don’t  be sad as each phase passes…celebrate where they’ve been, and cast vision for where they’re going


Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

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Steam Video Games Promotes Sexual Violence

on November 24, 2017 by

The sexually violent content of these types of video games has affected the behavior some individuals in the video game community

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Pilgrims Celebrated Thanksgiving….

on November 23, 2017 by

… Because only 60%  died


AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead At 64

on November 18, 2017 by

“We salute you”

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Dynamics Of Domestic Violence

on November 18, 2017 by

Approximately 20 people per minute are abused physically by an intimate partner during their lifetime.


Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

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6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth Ministry

on November 14, 2017 by

The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away


What Parents Can Do To Stop Sexual Harassment

on November 12, 2017 by

Misogyny and harassment happen everywhere — including in our schools and among our children


What’s Hot?

on November 11, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies


It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button

on November 9, 2017 by

If things are getting crazy for you, here’s how reset things…

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Teen Smoking Pot Down

on November 9, 2017 by

That’s the finding of a new study that tracked more than 1 million teens from 1991 to 2016

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Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

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Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter? Values

on November 3, 2017 by

You will consult your phone about 80 times a day, or almost 2,400 times a month, about 30,000 times a year


Tarot Is Trending…

on November 1, 2017 by

Tarot-deck sales in general are up 30 percent this year, after rising 30 percent in 2016 — the highest in 50 years


12-Yr-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Kills Driver

on October 30, 2017 by

Driver Killed After 12-Year-Old Boy Attempting Suicide, Lands On Her Car

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Students Learn More Effectively From Print Than Screens

on October 27, 2017 by

Students said they performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer

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Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight…Values

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

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While Your Kids Need Five Adults In Their Lives…Values

on October 24, 2017 by

Who are your kids’ five? Who will they text and who will they call when they don’t know what to do?

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We Need More Risk Takers In Youth Ministry!

on October 19, 2017 by

The Bible is filled with stories of risk takers who were willing to lose it all so that God’s name and fame…

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Resolving Conflict With Your Teenager

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

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How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%


How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy

on October 5, 2017 by

by Carey Nieuwhof


One In Four girls is depressed at age 14

on October 4, 2017 by

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14

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Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on September 29, 2017 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior


10 Reasons Why Parents Make Great Youth Leaders

on September 28, 2017 by

Parents as youth workers. Does the sound of that idea make you quake in your Vans?

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Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To Church

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless


How To Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting

on September 25, 2017 by

Video:” I think some parents are…creating a failure to launch kids toward responsible adulthood.


What’s Hot

on September 24, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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Teen Sexting Codes

on September 22, 2017 by

More than 33 percent of teenagers have engaged in sexting and 20 percent have sent nude photos.


Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘Distracted’ Millennials

on September 20, 2017 by

“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”


Student Sprayed With Acid Forgives Her Attacker

on September 19, 2017 by

I pray that the attacker would be healed..receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him

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Win The Heart Of Generation Z Students

on September 16, 2017 by

So how do we lead a kid who is so difficult to impress?


Suicide Of Teen Who Made Sex Video Shows Dilemma….

on September 13, 2017 by

Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools


Fellow College Students, Please Join A Local Church

on September 7, 2017 by

We should have the same reaction to Christian college students who are not joined to a local church


Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways To Stay Strong In The Lord

on September 5, 2017 by

Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual…


Flashback: Why Teens Leave the Church

on September 5, 2017 by

“How do we get our teens to stay connected after they graduate high school?”


Flashback: Why College Students And Teens Leave The Church

on September 5, 2017 by

The gap between the congregation and the youth ministry is growing, when they graduate all they know is the youth ministry

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Dare 2 Share Live Student Outreach Event. Sep 23rd

on September 4, 2017 by

Inspirational Gospel training event…the Saturday before See You at the Pole!

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Resources For Parents Wanting To Break Kids’ Electronics Usage Habits

on September 3, 2017 by

We wanted to provide our viewers with resources for more information, support and how to help others

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Flashback: Better Planning For A Better Fall

on August 31, 2017 by

Now is the time to plan to make the most of each moment. Here are a few enhancements that you can make

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Principal Offers $100 To Students To GiveUp Their Screens

on August 30, 2017 by

Tech Talk Tuesday #82

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Close High School Friendships Important…Values

on August 27, 2017 by

The quality of your friendships…influence mental health through young adulthood


…Level Up As A Leader

on August 25, 2017 by

Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader


For Millennials, Eloping Is The New Lavish Wedding

on August 23, 2017 by

“People just want to start their life. They don’t feel like they have to follow traditional norms anymore.”


Snapchat Deadly Stunt

on August 21, 2017 by

Driver smashed into cottage while attempting to reach 100 mph for Snapchat video, killing friend


Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

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Cyberbullies More Likely To Attempt Suicide

on August 17, 2017 by

Cyberbullies are 20 percent more likely to attempt suicide than others, according to a report

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9th Grade Is A Year Of Awakening. It’s Like The Moment…

on August 16, 2017 by

Rediscover your ninth grader with fresh eyes, and empower them to rediscover who they are.


Fitness Blogger…Focusing On Your Assets, Not Your Flaws

on August 15, 2017 by

Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS


Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel Less Talented

on August 15, 2017 by

Let’s Affirm Girls

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Obesity In Teen Years Tied To Colon Cancer Risk In Adulthood

on August 12, 2017 by

Overweight and obese teens in Israel had about a 53 percent higher risk for colon cancer as adults

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Disney Sued For Collecting Private Information From Children via Game Apps

on August 11, 2017 by

Disney has been accused of collecting personal information about children before..fined $3 million


America Has A Tattoo Problem?

on August 9, 2017 by

About 1 in 5 Americans have tattoos, and among 18-29 year-olds the latest figures peg those with ink at 40%