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Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

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5 Ways To Manage Disrespect From Students

on October 11, 2018 by

Demonstrate respect before you expect it to be reciprocated

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TAKE THE YOUTH PASTOR COMPENSATION SURVEY 2018

on October 10, 2018 by

Youth workers the information they needed to have an informed conversation with their church about their compensation

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Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey For 2017

on October 10, 2018 by

by Dan Navarra

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Selena Gomez Is Done With Social Media?

on October 7, 2018 by

It’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important,”

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What’s Hot?

on October 6, 2018 by

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

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Encouragement For Weary Youth Pastors

on October 4, 2018 by

Youth workers don’t have expiration dates

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Administration And Budgets

on October 4, 2018 by

Annette shares Ministry Architect’s findings as it pertains to budget, staffing, and volunteer norms for children’s ministry and how we can always…

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Limiting Kids’ Screen Time Improves Brain Function

on October 2, 2018 by

Cutting back on screen time, along with the right amount of sleep and physical activity, is linked to improvements in cognition among…

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Teen Sentenced To Prison Prison For Kissing Girlfriend

on October 2, 2018 by

Turkey: A court in the southern province of Antalya has handed down a prison

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10 Youth Pastor Expectations For Churches On Day One

on October 1, 2018 by

Trust. You will have this if you stay long enough and work hard to prove yourself trustworthy

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Exploring Teen Suicide Free Download

on September 28, 2018 by

Every year, 5,000 teenagers commit suicide, a number that sadly continues increase

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Teen Survives 49 Days Adrift W/out Paddle, But With Bible

on September 25, 2018 by

He said he thought he was going to die, and considered suicide. In his darkest times, he consulted the Bible

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In Defense Of Structure

on September 22, 2018 by

My new youth ministry met for the first time last week

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How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

on September 21, 2018 by

While risky behaviors were examined in this study, McMillan said that friendship networks may also shape positive behaviors

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A Guide For Teachers On Helping Kids Adjust To Divorce

on September 18, 2018 by

This resource covers four key elements which drive a successful family-school relationship

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What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2018 by

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

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Video Game Loss Caused Boy To Commit Suicide

on September 14, 2018 by

Boy, 15, beheaded himself with chainsaw after losing computer game

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How To Talk To Teens About Online Predators

on September 13, 2018 by

Use this script to kick off a conversation with your kid

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Internet Safety: Manage Your Kid’s Google Activity

on September 12, 2018 by

Sign in to review and manage your activity, including things you’ve searched for, websites you’ve visited, and videos you’ve watched.

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How To Engage Culture With Your Kids”

on September 8, 2018 by

When Jesus saw our earthly culture he neither rubber stamped nor kept his distance. He entered our culture to challenge it

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Parent Meeting Agenda

on September 6, 2018 by

We typically do these short meetings after church in our youth area, which allows families to stay after church instead of making…

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Spiritually Impacting Your Teens This School Year

on September 5, 2018 by

5 surprisingly simple ways to have a great big spiritual impact on your teens this school year

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Helping Parents Prioritize Faith

on September 3, 2018 by

If we’re not careful, the school year will come and go so fast that we might get to June and realize we’ve…

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A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And Smartphones

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

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Transition From Children’s Ministry To Youth Group

on September 1, 2018 by

Make sure the rising tweens have seen your face, know your name, and know details about your youth ministry

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5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

on August 31, 2018 by

Not only engage the students you have but also reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

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20 Youth Pastor Expectations On Day 1

on August 29, 2018 by

Youth Pastors tend to burn out so quickly are the expectations that are present from day one

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Better Planning For A Better Fall

on August 27, 2018 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

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Dickies Are On Top of the World….Again

on August 26, 2018 by

How the brand worn by generations of construction workers, coal miners, soldiers, and skaters became the coolest pants you can own

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Youth Ministry Entering The Fall

on August 24, 2018 by

4 Questions to Ask

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Engaging Parents

on August 20, 2018 by

The reality is that families wield influence over a child all through adolescence—in nearly every realm of their lives

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More than 70 people overdose on K2

on August 16, 2018 by

‘It is taking people out’: More than 70 people overdose on K2 in a single day in New Haven

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Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on August 15, 2018 by

This year’s hottest social media can fill the school day with drama and distraction

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Three Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

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Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

on August 13, 2018 by

The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

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The Bullying Breakthrough

on August 9, 2018 by

Real Help for Parents and Teachers of the Bullied, Bystanders, and Bullies

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Parents Need To Drastically Cut Kids’ Screen Time

on August 9, 2018 by

Children are spending way too much time in front of screens

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Working With Parents In Your Youth Ministry

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

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Controlled Chaos: Making Sense Of Junior High Ministry

on July 29, 2018 by

Revised & Expanded

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More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

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More Than A Camp High: (Part Two)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

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Teaching your kids about money

on July 23, 2018 by

Four Things Dads Should Teach Their Kids About Money (Paul David

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Searching For The Right Leaders

on July 21, 2018 by

Here’s what I should have been doing…

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10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

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Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

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Skills Google Looks For In Graduates

on July 5, 2018 by

The Seven Top Skills Google Now Looks for in Graduates

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Parents’ Guide To Teen Summer Trends

on July 3, 2018 by

It’s hard enough to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not, which makes it harder for parents to connect with their…

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Hacking Technology With Tim Schmoyer

on July 2, 2018 by

A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

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What’s Hot?

on June 30, 2018 by

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

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Flashback: Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on June 29, 2018 by

The CDC, teen risks, and who is vulnerable

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Staying In Touch In The Summer Months

on June 26, 2018 by

summer can be a great time to think outside the box and create some quality relationship-building moments

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For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less Sleep

on June 17, 2018 by

Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

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Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus

on June 12, 2018 by

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

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Transitioning Out

on June 7, 2018 by

5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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Kids In High-Risk Situations More Likely To Become Violent Adults

on June 2, 2018 by

Experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen leads to a higher risk…

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Hebrew Words Every Kid Should Know

on May 31, 2018 by

Teach your kids Bible stories in the context of your family’s situations. Nothing makes the Bible more clear than real life applications

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Alexa, Tell Me About God

on May 30, 2018 by

Church of England taps Amazon device to spread Christian message

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The Next Evangelicalism

on May 30, 2018 by

Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity

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Leveraging Milestones

on May 30, 2018 by

Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

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Police Praise Students For Best Senior Prank

on May 23, 2018 by

A car crash into the side of the high school … or the greatest senior prank ever?

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Teen Phished His Teachers To Change Grades

on May 23, 2018 by

He created a fake website that looked identical to the school’s and then sent emails to teachers in an attempt to get…

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The world’s most popular iPhone app

on May 20, 2018 by

The Chinese mini-music-video social network Douyin was the most downloaded iOS app in the first quarter of 2018

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Beware The Black Dot: New Text Bomb Crashing iPhones

on May 17, 2018 by

All it takes is for someone to send two strings of text, and for their target to open those texts, and their…

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Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth Ministry

on May 16, 2018 by

I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

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Creating Community Among Volunteers

on May 15, 2018 by

So how do you create community with volunteers? Here are a few ideas

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New At Youth Ministry?

on May 15, 2018 by

Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

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Poorer Cognition….Soccer Ball vs Collisions

on May 13, 2018 by

Poorer Cognition May Stem More from Heading Soccer Ball, Not Collisions

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SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTING IS TOO BIG TO DO ALONE

on May 8, 2018 by

Families affected by disability are in chronic need of supportive community to do life together

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Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth Pastor

on May 8, 2018 by

Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

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Fast-Food Problem: Where Have All The Teenagers Gone?

on May 7, 2018 by

Finding employees has been a challenge for him, as it has been for many small-business

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Youth Tackle Football Linked To Cognitive Symptoms

on May 5, 2018 by

Starting to play tackle football before age 12 could lead to earlier onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms among athletes who were…

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Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term Relationships

on May 2, 2018 by

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

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10-Year-Old Boy Died Inside Dryer

on May 1, 2018 by

From electrocution, autopsy rules

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Self-Harm And Show Suicidal Behaviors

on April 29, 2018 by

Cyberbullying Victims May Be Twice as Likely to Self-Harm and Show Suicidal Behaviors

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Teen Takes Mom To Prom Because She Missed Her Own

on April 24, 2018 by

She missed the opportunity to attend her own high school prom, as she was caring for Nassir, a toddler at the time

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College Drinking Culture

on April 23, 2018 by

College Drinking Culture In Spain, Argentina, And The USA: An Examination Of Impulsivity, College Alcohol Beliefs, And Alcohol Outcomes

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7 Elementary School Students Cut Wrists With Blades

on April 19, 2018 by

“…When a child is trying to take their life because other students are picking on them, I think that is an emergency,”

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Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

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on April 17, 2018 by

Lizzy Martinez, 17, was reprimanded by school officials at Braden River High School for not wearing a bra

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uK: Children In School Uniforms Arrive With Stab Wounds

on April 7, 2018 by

In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

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Book: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?

on April 6, 2018 by

Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

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Protecting Your Daughter Through Womanhood

on April 5, 2018 by

Here are 3 ways a protective father can see his daughter through

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3 Investments you can make to have a lasting ministry

on April 3, 2018 by

No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

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Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Less than two months ago, 16-year-old Patrick Turner -- ÒPattyÓ to his family -- took his life in centerfield in a nearby park. (Courtesy of the Turner Family)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Dr. Courtney Harkins, a clinical supervisor at Jserra Catholic High gives a presentation to Jserra students about suicide, depression, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do about it in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

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Sexual Harassment Training After Teacher Complaints

on March 29, 2018 by

After getting complaints from teachers about being sexually harassed, not by their co-workers, but by their students

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R Kelly: New Sexual Allegations Emerge

on March 28, 2018 by

R. Kelly’s ex-girlfriend alleges singer ‘trained’ 14-year-old girl to be his ‘sex pet’

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1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired Drivers

on March 24, 2018 by

one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

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Basic brain functioning and emotional hijacking

on March 21, 2018 by

Emotional hijacking can be destructive; however,

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Spring Break Crackdown: New Rules In Fort Lauderdale

on March 19, 2018 by

College students’ annual rite of debauchery during spring break continues despite towns’ attempts to curb it.

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How Can We Love The Next Shooter Before He…

on March 15, 2018 by

An Open Letter From A Teacher To Students “Walking Out”…

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Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber Children…

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

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College Student Kicked Out Of Class For Belief In 2 Genders

on March 13, 2018 by

A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only…

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Why Generation Z Is less Christian

on March 12, 2018 by

….and why that’s good news

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Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

on March 9, 2018 by

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…

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What Jesus-Centered Ministry Is/Isn’t

on March 7, 2018 by

“Of course we’re Jesus-centered, right? We’re a church youth group. Doesn’t that automatically make it about Jesus?”

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Student Detailed ‘Mass Murder’ Plot At School In Journal

on March 5, 2018 by

Joshua O’Connor, 18, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery with a firearm and possession of an explosive device as part…

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UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier Drinking Backfires

on March 1, 2018 by

When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…