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BET Awards: Tyler Perry Powerful, Uplifting Speech

on June 24, 2019 by

When he was 11 or 12, his route to school took him past “pimps, prostitutes” and through a graveyard

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BET Awards 2019

on June 24, 2019 by

The List

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What’s Hot

on June 23, 2019 by

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

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Flashback: Managing The Anxiety Of Youth Ministry

on June 20, 2019 by

I didn’t realize how anxious I would feel. My mind raced with thoughts like: What if the group doesn’t grow?

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New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With Your Leaders

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

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Dads Your Kids Are Watching You

on June 18, 2019 by

Our kids are watching us!

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1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left A Church Over Abuse

on June 17, 2019 by

Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

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I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

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Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out Parental Consent

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

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Breakfast Cereals Still Contaminated By Weed Killer

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Cheerios and Nature Valley products, test positive for herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer

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Kid Collects 1,000 Jars Of PB&J To Help Classmates

on June 12, 2019 by

Donated 1,033 pieces of PB&J to nine schools including her own

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How To Face The Pressure Points Of College

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

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Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In College

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

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The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth Ministry

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

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School To Remove Christian Symbol On Yearbook Cover

on June 4, 2019 by

Same  School that was prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols, including candy canes, Christmas carols, and red and green items, at the school

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What’s Hot

on June 1, 2019 by

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

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Helping Parents Prevent Porn

on May 29, 2019 by

3  resources to help parents

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Homeless Teen Becomes His High School Valedictorian

on May 26, 2019 by

His dad passed away earlier and wasn’t sure where he would get his next meal.  Earned 3M in scholarships

 

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Why People Rren’t Showing Up For Your Small Group

on May 24, 2019 by

Three reasons why people aren’t showing up

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Bad News For ADHD Teen Drivers

on May 23, 2019 by

Teens with ADHD are significantly more likely to get into a car crash than their peers.

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Rest

on May 20, 2019 by

In fact, that month-long stretch is actually a marker of my own spiritual weakness. Because rest is an important part of what…

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Grumpy Cat Dead

on May 18, 2019 by

Died in the arms of her mommy at age 7

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7 Skills To Teach Teens Before They Go To College

on May 16, 2019 by

So, how do you prepare your offspring for adulthood? Here are some suggestions

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“Equality Act”: An Assault On Freedom, Privacy And Safety

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

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Student And Parents Walkout At Colorado Shooting Vigil

on May 14, 2019 by

Instead of putting together an event to bring people together to mourn, the gun control group brought in activists and Colorado politicians

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What’s Hot ?

on May 12, 2019 by

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

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Kate Miller-Heidke Sings On Post-natal Depression

on May 12, 2019 by

She hopes, will “make people feel less alone, especially with an experience as lonely as depression”.

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Yolo App Safety Guide

on May 11, 2019 by

How to Keep Your Kids Safe

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Getting Parents Involved In Youth Ministry

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

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Dealing With Difficult People In Ministry

on May 8, 2019 by

I’ve often heard that the worst thing about Churches is that they are filled with imperfect people

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Volunteers: How To Find Them, Train, And Keep Them

on May 7, 2019 by

Something is keeping them from serving. What are the barriers that are keeping people from stepping up to serve? Here are a…

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7 Tips To Recruiting Volunteers

on May 7, 2019 by

Ask children’s ministers what their top three ministry needs are, and 99.9 percent will list volunteer recruitment

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2019 Billboard Music Awards Winners

on May 7, 2019 by

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Thousands Of US Teachers Leaving The Country

on May 7, 2019 by

While teachers in America face stagnant wages, a divisive political environment and continued pressure to boost test scores, an expanding marketplace of international…

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Teacher Appreciation Week….Freebies And Food Deals

on May 7, 2019 by

Dozens of national restaurant chains are joining in the celebration giving teachers free food and other discounts

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Selfless’ Student Killed In UNCC Shooting ‘Saved Lives’

on May 6, 2019 by

He just cared more about the people more then himself

 

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Flashback: Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on April 29, 2019 by

You are just one bad decision from becoming a headline

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Teens Unaware They Are Vaping Nicotine

on April 24, 2019 by

Many people don’t understand the amount of addictive nicotine they’re inhaling with every puff

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Making Intercession

on April 23, 2019 by

We may think that no one is standing up for us but this would be inaccurate. Jesus is standing at the right…

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Flashback: Vandals, Arsonists Target French Churches

on April 22, 2019 by

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months

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How To Follow Up On Visitors After Easter

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

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A ‘Million Word Gap’ For Kids Who Aren’t Read To At Home

on April 21, 2019 by

Children who are read 5 books a day from birth will begin kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids…

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Jesus Forgives

on April 20, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

on April 19, 2019 by

How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

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DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By Jonathan McKee

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

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Sophie Turner Social Media ‘Contributed’ To Depression

on April 17, 2019 by

“I think it contributed. I wouldn’t say that was the main reason. I think it was some sort of chemical imbalance. I think…

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A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents Will Love

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

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The Legacy I Hope To Leave My Kids

on April 15, 2019 by

I’ve admittedly wondered on many occasions how my kids will remember me

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The Most Important Question

on April 13, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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3 Leadership Secrets from Bohemian Rhapsody

on April 12, 2019 by

If your goal is to better engage students, check out my three observations below

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The downside of fortnight

on April 11, 2019 by

Prince Harry said game companies are working “to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible.” For  their…

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The Cult Of Homework

on April 10, 2019 by

Parents and teachers, are drained by their daily workload, some schools and districts are rethinking how homework should work

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Movie: “After” Is It The Teen Fifty Shades Of Grey?

on April 10, 2019 by

On the other hand, it’s a film that will teach, promote, and affirm those sexual attitudes, mores, and behaviors

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Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The Bible

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

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Family Finds Hidden Camera livestreaming From Airbnb

on April 6, 2019 by

The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera

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Lead Yourself First

on April 5, 2019 by

Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

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What Short-Term Thinking Does to Our Kids

on April 4, 2019 by

Yes, the very students who Mom or Dad intended to give an advantage—thanks to payoff money—now cannot even attend class

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How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

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Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball

on April 2, 2019 by

More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

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Becoming Holy

on April 1, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Spark Attendance & Build Momentum

on March 31, 2019 by

How to Use Theme Nights

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14-Year-Old Earns $200,000 Playing Fortnite

on March 30, 2019 by

Griffin’s YouTube which showed him beating a popular Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.5 million views.

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Managing Teens Online

on March 29, 2019 by

As part of Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to better understand their…

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Movie: Unplanned And Why It’s Rated “R”

on March 27, 2019 by

No one will be able to see this scene and then say they “don’t know” the truth about abortion

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Protecting A Teen Girl From Sexual Harassment

on March 26, 2019 by

Women passengers rally to protect teenage girl from airplane ‘creep’

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How Porn Has Changed Dating Expectations

on March 25, 2019 by

Shallow surface-level attraction is the currency in porn, and we’re here to say that’s cheap. Hold out for something real—hold out for real love.

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The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is Changing

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

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Parents’ Ultimate Guide To TikTok

on March 23, 2019 by

Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about…

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How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart Phones..Why

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

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Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species?

on March 22, 2019 by

Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

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Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner Negative Role Models

on March 21, 2019 by

Almost eight in 10 young teenage girls say that pressure from social media is one of the main reasons for mental ill-health…

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Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your Ministry

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

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How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on March 20, 2019 by

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

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The Importance Of Greeting Students

on March 19, 2019 by

Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

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College Admissions Scandal Reveals About Most Families

on March 19, 2019 by

Steven Argue & Kara Powell

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Binge Drinking in Teens Increase Risk for Anxiety

on March 16, 2019 by

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases…

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Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic

on March 15, 2019 by

Buy a second phone

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Building Credibility With Parents

on March 14, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

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Growing With; An Interview With Kara Powell

on March 13, 2019 by

In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

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How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The Church’s Future..Belong

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

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Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

on March 12, 2019 by

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a…

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The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor Compensation

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

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Study: Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

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Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith Formation

on March 8, 2019 by

I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

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Is Your Church Ready For The Future

on March 7, 2019 by

Five signs your church isn’t ready for the future

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How To Help Your Family Grow Together Not Apart

on March 6, 2019 by

Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

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Dear High School Me…..Eating Disorder

on March 5, 2019 by

What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

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Teens Depression Greater Problem Than Bullying, Drugs

on March 3, 2019 by

In a survey of nearly 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17, 70 percent say anxiety and depression are critical issues among their peers,…

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Will Parents Need Kids Permission To Post Pictures?

on March 2, 2019 by

Her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life

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Transgender Runners Dominate Girls’ High School Track

on March 1, 2019 by

A female runner who failed to qualify or state is calling for the rules to change

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Goal Setting & Implementation

on February 28, 2019 by

It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our…

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Screen Time For Kids?

on February 27, 2019 by

If I can go back and do it all over I would do this

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Culture Insight: Paris’s Last Porn Cinema Closes

on February 26, 2019 by

A place where you could be certain no minors would see pornography — nowadays they’re all watching on their phones

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The complete list

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Books: The Parent And Family Ministry Collection

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

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Vaping May Pose Big Risk For ‘Low-Risk’ Kids

on February 23, 2019 by

Kids who had vaped were four times more likely to experiment with cigarettes

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Why Home Is the Best Location For Youth Ministry

on February 22, 2019 by

They met in homes and discipleship started booming. Kids began growing, getting connected, inviting more friends. Numbers grew.

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How Home Groups Can Help Your Student Ministry Grow

on February 21, 2019 by

Taditional youth group night was becoming less effective, we did also notice that home groups were becoming more effective

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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

on February 20, 2019 by

Give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength

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Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence

on February 20, 2019 by

…but not everyone is pleased