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Youth Ministry’s Golden Opportunity .. .

on April 5, 2020 by

What Mueller

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Podcast : Reaching The Next Generation

on April 5, 2020 by

Shane discusses with Sean McDowell how we can pass on the faith to the next generation in a secular age

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Family Corona Quarantine Faith Formation Idea

on April 3, 2020 by

A teaching tool to build your children in Christ

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Corona Quarantine: Family Faith Talks

on April 3, 2020 by

Book: Sharing God’s Truth With Your Children


MyPillow Guy Responds To Critique Of His Faith Speech

on April 1, 2020 by

Encouraged families to read the Bible and pray together

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How To Have Youth Group On Zoom

on March 31, 2020 by

(video tutorial)

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Youth Ministers…. Consider An MDiv

on March 30, 2020 by

Teenagers are people—and like all people, they need pastors


Music School Shifts Classes Online

on March 28, 2020 by

The classrooms at Family Music Clermont are empty and quiet. But now have moved the lessons online

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Church Get Ready Now! From European Pastors

on March 27, 2020 by

We talked to pastors from Spain and Italy about their experience, which might be the North American experience in just a few…

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Harvard Summit Promises Hostility To Homeschooling

on March 26, 2020 by

Demands for more regulation

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DOJ: Female Athletes Protected Against Biological Males

on March 26, 2020 by

Competing against biological males has robbed the three girls of athletic wins and scholarship opportunities


How To Use Zoom And Sidekick For Youth Group Online

on March 25, 2020 by

Anthony Taylor put together two AWESOME videos on how to use Sidekick and Zoom for your online youth ministry!


2020 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on March 25, 2020 by

With 1506 respondents it is the largest compensation survey and report of its kind.

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Drawful 2 Free Giveaways

on March 23, 2020 by

We want to help make it easier for people to experience these moments of connection and happiness during a dark period

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10 Things You Can Do In This Shifting Ministry Times

on March 20, 2020 by

10 suggestions of ways churches and student ministries can adjust ministry for the foreseeable futur

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Parents, Police Struggle To Herd The Young In Outbreak

on March 20, 2020 by

The adolescent brain is definitely in play as authorities around the globe struggle to keep young people from gathering


Will States Need To Hold Kids Back….Summer School?

on March 18, 2020 by

Some educators and parents already are worrying about how to make up for lost time


Youth Sports The Decline Of Civility In Our Culture

on March 16, 2020 by

The biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents

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Gender Transition Clinic ‘Should Have Challenged Me More’

on March 15, 2020 by

UK teen girl wanted to be male; got breasts removed, took testosterone. Now 23, she says doctors should have ‘challenged’ her decision…

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Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences

on March 14, 2020 by

For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding

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Book: Youth Empowered

on March 12, 2020 by

Does our church have a system and strategy that successfully launches our students into Christian adulthood?


Pro-Lifers To Follow Planned Parenthood In Schools

on March 10, 2020 by

Planned Parenthood will both make money and market their abortion business. Conflict of interest?

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Are Parents Better Than Their Moms And Dads?

on March 5, 2020 by

Modern parents have some new problems to contend with, and the most obvious is the internet


Flashback: Surviving A Downturn In YouthMin Numbers

on March 4, 2020 by

Knowing how to push through this and strengthen your ministry in light of it is essential

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‘Test Stress’

on March 2, 2020 by

It’s that time of year when students of all ages face finals, standardized testing and college entrance exams

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Avoid Arguing With Your Kids

on February 29, 2020 by

You can’t effectively discipline your teenager if you continually find yourself in the middle of an argument with them


Ford v Ferrari’ And The Frailty Of Fatherhood

on February 28, 2020 by

The frailty of fatherhood doesn’t make one cower; it emboldens a father to more fiercely live and love

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Preparing For Lent

on February 26, 2020 by

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Jump Trip-Skull-Breaker Challenge

on February 25, 2020 by

Unassuming victims are taking into jumping up before their feet are pulled away meaning they land on their heads and spines

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Exploring Your Youth Ministry’s Jewish Roots

on February 24, 2020 by

Have you ever wondered what your youth ministry would look like if it existed in the first century? That is what Heather…


The ‘Perfect Female’ Body Over The Decades

on February 22, 2020 by

“Make this the decade you choose to forget what the media says and choose to love your own self as you are,”


Book: The Decadent Society

on February 21, 2020 by

What happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing


Solving Your Top 5 Mission-Trip Problems

on February 19, 2020 by

We want to attack problems in creative ways to streamline our trips and tear down barriers that keep us from our ministry…

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Gen Z Trends What You Need To Know For Youth Ministry

on February 18, 2020 by

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. Mean for our ministries going forward?

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Talking To Kids About Tech Is Dreadful For Most Parents

on February 16, 2020 by

Survey of 1,000 parents revealed that 56% would rather talk to their children about sex and puberty than technology features, trends, and…

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Flashback: Reconsidering “Professional” Youth Ministry

on February 4, 2020 by

As you recruit youth workers…consider what type of offering each youth worker can present before the Lord

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Video: Burger King Bully

on February 1, 2020 by

This video is a good one to share with your kids. Bullying is…

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The Lost Art Of Catechesis

on January 31, 2020 by

Unlike modern renderings of catechisms, this addresses areas of concern for the church today as she navigates life in the modern world

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What Daughters Desperately Need From Their Dads

on January 27, 2020 by

Our daughters are under a lot of pressure today. They are bombarded with beauty standards that can make them feel inferior

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How To Gain Some Momentum In Your Ministry

on January 26, 2020 by

Don’t lose momentum in your youth ministry! Check out these great tips!

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App Lets Strangers Find Your, Info With Snap Of A Photo

on January 22, 2020 by

works by comparing a photo to a database of  3 billion pictures off Facebook, Venmo, YouTube and other sites


U.S. Student Loan Debt Remains at $1.7 Trillion

on January 21, 2020 by

Average Student Owed $29,000

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on January 20, 2020 by

These shouldn’t be shocking…However

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Before Your Son Becomes A Man

on January 19, 2020 by

I want to be intentional in how we spend that time and as a loving dad, I want to use that time…

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Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

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The Only Bible Reading Plan You Need

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are the five reasons I open my Bible

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15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO Girl

on January 15, 2020 by

The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

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Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role


Social Media Tips To Start The New Year

on January 14, 2020 by

Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

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Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

on January 14, 2020 by

Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating


Thinking Through Greta Thunberg

on January 14, 2020 by

Fossil fuels responsible for improving human conditions around the globe

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Professor Tells Student Not To Cite The Bible In Essays

on January 5, 2020 by

Because of separation of church and state


Funniest Parenting Fiascoes Of 2019

on December 30, 2019 by

Funny viral pictures and videos

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Book: So Sexy So Soon

on December 29, 2019 by

The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids

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Challenges Of Taking Communion For An Autistic Kid

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle


J.K. Rowling Faces Of Attacks From LGBT Activists

on December 26, 2019 by

“Dress however you please,”…”But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real?”

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 22, 2019 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to…


Youth Minister, Arrested For Slapping Reporter’s Rear

on December 15, 2019 by

Sexual battery is punishable by up to one year in jail in Georgia.

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Coach Under Fire For Taking Team To Hooters

on December 15, 2019 by

“this was not in line with our athletic program and school community values.”

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Viral Video: Dad Punches Son’s Birthday Piñata

on December 12, 2019 by

Off-camera, his father can be heard apologizing

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The State Of Bible Classes In Georgia

on December 10, 2019 by

While the laws permit Bible literacy classes, they do not mandate them


What Is The Fairness For All Law

on December 9, 2019 by

The bill will be referred to committee for review

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Family Holiday Stress

on December 6, 2019 by

Average Person Can’t Last 4 hours With Their Family Over The Holidays

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Russell Moore: My Favorite Books of 2019

on December 5, 2019 by

Russell Moore

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British Adults Will Watch More Than 78,000 Hours Of TV

on December 4, 2019 by

On a day-to-day basis, the average adult watches TV for three-and-a-half hours, amounting to 1,248 hours each year.



on December 2, 2019 by

Planned Parenthood expanded their already significant sex-education efforts with vulnerable and developing children and teens into the world of online technology

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Flashback: Where Kids Actually Adopt Their Values

on November 29, 2019 by

Our kids glean more from our conversations than they do from our rules


How To Think Through Your Youth Ministry Talks

on November 26, 2019 by

I hope this is a helpful method to run your lessons and teaching through.


DHS: One-in-Ten DACA Migrants Have An Arrest Record

on November 26, 2019 by

Roughly 80,000 DACA migrants, or one-in-ten, have an arrrest record, says an updated report from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Teenage Anxiety Linked To Later Harmful Drinking

on November 25, 2019 by

Association between generalized anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of…


Christian Teenage A.S.M.R. Star

on November 23, 2019 by

Watching his parents’ happy marriage of 20 years has also inspired him. The videos, in turn, present examples of the validation and…

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Flashback: Connecting With College Students Over Break

on November 21, 2019 by

A great opportunity to continue your ministry with them

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Preaching On Controversial Topics?

on November 19, 2019 by

Preaching on Controversial Topics Half of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend Someone if They Preach on Controversial Topics

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Free eBook: 9 Ways Socialism Morally Bankrupts America

on November 15, 2019 by

Who suffers the most under socialism. How socialism creates dependence instead of freedom


Suspension For Football Coach Who Ran Up The Score?

on November 12, 2019 by

They were both undefeated and no one foresaw this blowout.


Here’s What Lecrae Has 2 Say About Kanye ‘Jesus Is King’

on October 31, 2019 by

“Often people can’t imagine people from the hip-hop community finding Christ,”

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Update: Christian Student Forced To Write Islamic Prayer

on October 29, 2019 by

Tthe assignment violated the Establishment Clause by “impermissibly endors the Islamic religion.”


Transgender Biological Male Athletes Unfair Dominance

on October 26, 2019 by

The House of Representatives voted in May to pass the Equality act, which would require schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls…

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Childhood Trauma

on October 22, 2019 by

Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being


Admissions Scandal Prison Sentence For Fraudulent Mom

on October 19, 2019 by

A fraudulent ACT score and an application that falsely portrayed him as African American, Latino and the first in his family to…

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Felony? Girl 13 Pointed Finger Gun At Classmates Arrested

on October 18, 2019 by

After another student asked her who would she would kill was arrested and charged with a felony.


FIRED! Part 3

on October 8, 2019 by

The Spouse


FIRED! Part 2

on October 8, 2019 by

The Redemption Story


FIRED! Part 1: Lies They Say When They Let You Go

on October 8, 2019 by

FIRED! 5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

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What’s Hot?

on October 6, 2019 by

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

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Social media influencing young boys’ body attitudes

on October 3, 2019 by

Book:  boy‘s body  Sport health and physical activity

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eBook: 9 Ways Socialism Will Morally Bankrupt America

on September 28, 2019 by

Socialism opposes the American Dream, Who suffers the most under socialism, How socialism creates dependence instead of freedom


‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll

on September 27, 2019 by

The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both, and Mattel, which calls this the world’s first gender-neutral doll

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Social Media—Your Secret Weapon In Youth Ministry

on September 24, 2019 by

Would you believe that social media could be one of the handiest tools you have in your youth leader tool belt?


Physically Active Students Perform Better In School

on September 23, 2019 by

Therefore, no causal interpretations can be made. However, the results


5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

on September 20, 2019 by

5 fall events….reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about


Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies

on September 13, 2019 by

Hostess is taking a risk with its new Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Twinkies

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Elementary Students Sent To ER For Eating Pot Gummy‘s

on September 13, 2019 by

Parent  arrested after her child brings THC laced candy to school and shares it with classmates

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4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With Discomfort

on September 10, 2019 by

Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

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What’s Hot

on September 8, 2019 by

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

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The Facts About Teen Suicide And How to Prevent It

on September 4, 2019 by

Teen suicide is the highest in history — 14.46 per 100,000 for young people between 15 and 24

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‘SpongeBob’-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

on August 30, 2019 by

Police warning parents of ecstasy pills look like children’s cartoon characters


Respecting Teens With Disabilities

on August 29, 2019 by

Ask yourself if you are treating them with the dignity and respect that you would expect to receive.

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Largest Public School In The Country Bans Phones

on August 28, 2019 by

You’re constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll on your self-image


California High School Students Giving Nazi Salute

on August 28, 2019 by

What’s clear is, we have a problem and we’ve had a problem for a long time