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Transitioning Back To Face-to-Face Meetings With Students

on July 10, 2020 by

7 Things You Can Not Forget to Do at Your Next Face-to-Face Meeting

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Are The Police Racist?

on July 9, 2020 by

Do they disproportionately shoot African-Americans? Are incidents in places like Ferguson and Baltimore evidence of systemic discrimination? Heather Mac Donald, a scholar…

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Compulsive Internet Use Linked To Emotional Issues

on July 7, 2020 by

Over 2,800 adolescents from across 17 Australian high schools took part in the study

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‘Tired Of Burying Our Children’

on July 7, 2020 by

4 toddlers shot in Chicago amid surge in gun violence

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Third Of Parents May Not Send Kids Back To School

on July 6, 2020 by

Regardless of how safe schools are this fall, some parents admit they have to send their children back to class

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Are Students Spiritually Hungry?

on June 17, 2020 by

I believe, now more than ever, that students are spiritually hungry and want to know about who God is

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Do The Police Disproportionately Shoot Blacks?

on June 16, 2020 by

Are the police racist?

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The Priority of Children

on June 15, 2020 by

The Priority of Children Your job as a parent is a calling from God. It is more important than your vocation, bank…

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Fall Kickoff….Get Ready!

on June 13, 2020 by

Here are 5 moves you can be making right now so that when your fall semester kicks off, it will be better…

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5 Mistakes You’ve Been Making During COVID-19

on June 13, 2020 by

Reaching your students and making the most of the upside-down world we’ve found ourselves in today

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Podcast: Racial Reconciliation And Ministry

on June 9, 2020 by

Shares some amazing wisdom on how to guide students through all of this

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Maryland Schools Looking To Remove Police In Schools

on June 9, 2020 by

It’s unclear if the school board can legally remove all police. The law says a officer must be in every public school

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George Floyd Left A Gospel Legacy In Houston

on June 6, 2020 by

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects

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UFC champ Jon Jones Pursues Masked Teenagers

on June 5, 2020 by

Why the f*** are you punk a** teenagers destroying our cities!??

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Barna Free Resource: Race Where Do We Go from Here?

on June 2, 2020 by

New data revealing pastors’ and Christians’ opinions about what—if anything—the Church should do about racial divisions

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What White Youth Pastors Can Do About Racism

on June 1, 2020 by

I’m a black youth pastor at Restore Community Church, in Kansas City MO. The month of May 2020 has been especially tragic

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Youth Ministry

on May 28, 2020 by

In my early days of youth ministry, I had days when I was convinced I was a borderline superhero

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Chick-fil-A Hosts High School Graduation Ceremony

on May 25, 2020 by

Chick-fil-A made lemons out of lemonade and surprised its 2020 grads with a small, outdoor ceremony on Friday

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Leading Change When Everything Has Changed

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

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Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church Trends

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

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Doctors Call An End To Lockdowns Over Rising Suicides

on May 23, 2020 by

California doctors warn a surge in suicides is outspacing deaths from coronavirus as pandemic lockdowns take a far greater toll on American…

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Back To School, Leads Through Coronavirus Testing’

on May 22, 2020 by

Families are leaving cities for the suburbs in search of safer schools amid the coronavirus pandemic

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‘Loss Of Pleasure’ Found In Teen Sleep Study

on May 20, 2020 by

Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing a loss of pleasure, anxiety, anger…

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Study: Religious Practice Reduces ‘Deaths from Despair’

on May 13, 2020 by

“religious service attendance is associated with a lower risk of death from despair among health care professionals

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Dear Parent of a COVID-19 Senior

on May 13, 2020 by

Most kids found out weeks ago that their senior year would be cut abruptly short. Of all the things that they were…

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YS: Middle School Bundle

on May 12, 2020 by

Ever wonder who those strange preteens are and how to best reach them? Get the inside scoop

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Walt Mueller: Post Pandemic Youth Ministry

on May 11, 2020 by

I’ve also wondered if in our efforts to promote and further the Kingdom of God, we might actually be keeping kids from…

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How To Turn A Setback Into A Comeback

on May 10, 2020 by

Note: Today’s post is available for you to either watch as a vlog or read as a blog post

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Video: 50 Ways To Please Your Mother

on May 9, 2020 by

Tim Hawkins does it again with a GREAT song about 50 Ways to Please Your Mother. He is just hilarious. Love his…

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Youth Ministry Institute launches Online Free Course

on May 6, 2020 by

Learn at your own pace.

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Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

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The Most Surprising Reasons Why Volunteers Quit

on May 5, 2020 by

Quitters aren’t lazy or uncommitted; they often have valid reasons for quitting

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A Strain On Driver’s Ed, And Teenagers Getting Licenses

on May 4, 2020 by

Rites of passage are postponed due to the suspension of in-person classroom instruction and they will have to wait to get their…

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Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

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Are We Going Back To How Things Were In Youth Ministry

on May 2, 2020 by

We first had to think short-term just to get our feet under us, but now that this might be until the fall…

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Ordinary Man: Ozzy Osbourne’s Farewell

on May 1, 2020 by

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Growing Spiritually As A Couple While Raising Kids

on April 30, 2020 by

Having a devotional time once a week and praying together daily builds a foundation of spiritual intimacy

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Rapper DMX Holds Online Bible Study

on April 29, 2020 by

Asks people to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior

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5 Ways Parents Cause Their Teens Anxiety

on April 28, 2020 by

Every failure is an opportunity to teach and train your kids

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Want Your Kids To Stay Christian?

on April 27, 2020 by

Double Down on Home Discipleship

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Frustrated Parents Giving Up On Home School

on April 26, 2020 by

‘I just can’t do this.’

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15% Of 8th Graders Above Proficiency Level In U.S. History

on April 24, 2020 by

Eighth graders in the United States once again showed a decline in U.S. history and geography test scores

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In A Pandemic, Youth Workers Are “Essential Workers”

on April 23, 2020 by

If we fail to invest in youth work now, we will reap social paralysis for decades to come, resulting in another lost…

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City Fills Skate Park With 37 Tons Of Sand To Block Skaters

on April 21, 2020 by

city made the decision to fill the skatepark with sand without notifying the group that built The skatepark

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Father Becomes Alter Ego ‘Dadosaur’ In Quarantine

on April 21, 2020 by

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Social Distancing Heightens Loneliness In Young People

on April 20, 2020 by

The single most important way to mitigate loneliness is for trusted adults to reach out and connect

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Free Family TableTalk Conversations

on April 18, 2020 by

What a great opportunity to reset family values and focus on Christ together at the dinner table

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Abortion, Is “Life Sustaining” ?

on April 17, 2020 by

To assert that an elective procedure that ends the life of one human being and harms the other is more essential than…

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FIRED! Part 2: The Redemption Story

on April 16, 2020 by

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience

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Take Advantage Of Parent Ministry During A Pandemic

on April 15, 2020 by

You have a great opportunity to reach not only students during this time, but to reach and be a resource for parents…

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Billy Graham Library Offers Virtual Activities

on April 14, 2020 by

Recipes from Ruth Bell Graham, videos, inspirational graphics, and fun family activities are available

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7 Things Your Volunteers Really Want

on April 13, 2020 by

Think back to the days when you weren’t on staff at a church.
You were a volunteer.For some of you

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NJ. Students Produce 3D-printed Face Shields

on April 12, 2020 by

High school to produce more than 26,000 face shields for first responders and medical workers

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Japanese Students Protest Schools Reopening

on April 12, 2020 by

The environment is “prone to infection risks,” there’s no “adequate supplies of masks or protective equipment are secured

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Timberlake: 24-hour parenting is just not human

on April 10, 2020 by

We’re mostly commiserating over the fact that just 24-hour parenting is just not human,” Timberlake said in a recent interview

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2 Ways To Go LIVE On YouTube For Your Youth Ministry

on April 9, 2020 by

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30 Way To Digitally Connect With Students

on April 9, 2020 by

Heads up, there are dozens of ways to pull off each of these ideas. That’s why the list below is simply starting…

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Video For Seniors Who Won’t Have A Graduation

on April 8, 2020 by

High school junior Adam Duwel on the video he put together for seniors graduating during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Robots Replace Japanese Students At Graduation

on April 8, 2020 by

Graduation ceremonies cancelled, but students were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home

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How Porn Effects Your Brain, Your Marriage, And Sex Life

on April 8, 2020 by

Porn will wreck the arousal process in your brain and end up wrecking your sex life in marriage

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Amid Coronavirus, Students Flock To Kahoot! And Duolingo

on April 7, 2020 by

Amid coronavirus, students flock to Kahoot! and Duolingo. Is it the end of language teachers?

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4 Lies Teens Believe About Vaping

on April 6, 2020 by

Until our kids know the truth about vaping, they’ll continue to put themselves in danger.

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Need A Youth Ministry Life Coach During This Time?

on April 5, 2020 by

Our team wants you to have personal, affordable help right now. We’re launching Leading Through Chaos Cohorts

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Teenagers Stuck At Home?

on April 5, 2020 by

Here are 13 life skills they can learn now

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Talking To Your Middle Schooler About The Faith

on April 5, 2020 by

Here are some developmental benchmarks to consider with your willingness to patiently engage with your tweenager

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Dating: Don’t Waste Your Time

on April 4, 2020 by

Why does the world of dating seem so complicated? It starts with this basic question: what is the purpose of dating? The answer…

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Instagram Story Surveys To Engage Students..Coronavirus

on April 3, 2020 by

The Coronavirus quarantine has caused us all to increase our online efforts to engage and connect with students

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A High Schooler Has Been Invading Random Zoom Classes

on April 3, 2020 by

Her first attempt at “Zoombombing,” which she uploaded to TikTok last week, racked up over 732,000 views and 175,000 likes before it…

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Pivoting Youth Ministry In A Pandemic

on April 2, 2020 by

Five Shifts in Global Youth Ministry

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter

on April 1, 2020 by

The Lenten season…  a time of reflection and response as people prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ

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Spiritual Disciplines For Middle School Students

on March 31, 2020 by

How to push our students into new understandings and better relationships with Christ.

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Parents To Blame For Daughters Going Into Sex Work?

on March 31, 2020 by

Sex workers enter the industry for a variety of reasons, some who feel trapped by their parents’ expectations

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Dads: How To Make The Most Of The Coronavirus

on March 29, 2020 by

You are parenting from the perspective of who you are in Christ today, not who you once were

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Student Delivering Goods To Elderly Shut-Ins For Free

on March 28, 2020 by

“You know what, you old broad,” Aversano said, “suck it up and let somebody help.”

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Free Mobile Games 4Youth Groups

on March 27, 2020 by

This free five-pack of mobile games to play with your group on Instagram, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other platforms

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Lionsgate To Release ‘I Still Believe’ Online

on March 27, 2020 by

With theaters closed nationwide due to these unprecedented events, we want to continue to make I Still Believe available to consumers

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How To Play Games On Zoom With Your Youth Group

on March 26, 2020 by

Most student pastors are scrambling right now to try and come up with some ways to play games on Zoom

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Reevaluating Our 1st Online Youth Service

on March 25, 2020 by

I wanted to write a blog post immediately following the first service. what went well and what we can work on

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Daily Engagement Strategy While Ministering From Home

on March 25, 2020 by

Like you, we have pivoted to online only for our youth services and small groups. With students being home and not in…

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How Emergency Education Savings Accounts Can Help

on March 24, 2020 by

Schooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Emergency Education Savings Accounts Can Meet the Needs of Every American Child

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How To Disciple Your Students During This Unique Season?

on March 23, 2020 by

Free virtual small group and social media lessons and discussion starting questions

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New Jersey Mayor Puts Defiant Youth In Their Place

on March 23, 2020 by

We ain’t going nowhere. This is our hood,” one young man shouts at Newark police as he shoots the video

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Tips And Websites ForParents Schooling At Home

on March 22, 2020 by

First and foremost, parents can de-stress immediately with the knowledge they do not need to replicate school at home

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5Ways To Hurt Your Ministry In Times Of Social Distancing

on March 21, 2020 by

Do not avoid parents reach out to them. Parents are carrying their own worries and concerns

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Trending: Teens Coughing On Grocery Store Produce

on March 21, 2020 by

Police: Juveniles reportedly coughing on produce, while filming themselves and posting it on social media

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Netflix Party: Movie Nights W/Friends W/Social Distancing

on March 19, 2020 by

Here’s how it works

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A Generational War Is Brewing Over Coronavirus

on March 18, 2020 by

Lack of alarm among young people could hinder the fight against the virus

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What’s Your Aim?

on March 17, 2020 by

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Help My Child Is Abusing Drugs And Alcohol

on March 16, 2020 by

Download this trend alert by clicking the download button below

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Israel To Draft Teens And Army To Fight Spread Of Virus

on March 16, 2020 by

Netanyahu is putting them on the frontline  “the pandemic is not afflicting children or young people.”

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Green Bank W. Va. No Cell No Internet No Problem

on March 15, 2020 by

“I’m happier because now I don’t have social media to give me high expectations of not only myself but everybody else around…

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Family Meals Lead Strengthen Bond B/W Parents & Kids

on March 14, 2020 by

Study shows that dining together as a family leads to better dietary practices and a stronger family bond

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Snapshot Of A Gen Z Teenager At A crossroads In His Life

on March 14, 2020 by

Tim Chau is an 18-year-old Asian-American with more than 4m followers on Instagram.

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Book: Social Media & The Adolescent Digital Tribe

on March 12, 2020 by

Results of our most recent survey with 2500 teens on their use of technology, social media and video games.

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How To Parent As Your Daughter Becomes An Adult

on March 11, 2020 by

Your relationship has to change at this stage….You don’t want to smother your adult daughter

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Churches Can Welcome Those With Disabilities

on March 11, 2020 by

Consider the needs: “You have to make an extra effort,” she said. “If that isn’t done, we don’t go back.”

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Barna: Signs Of Decline & Hope

on March 10, 2020 by

Changes happening in terms of faith practice, such as church attendance, Bible-reading and prayer.

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Flashback: Teenagers Think The Bible Is Boring

on March 9, 2020 by

Teenagers in the US aren’t reading their Bibles. 1 in 5 have a regular reading time, while 1 in 5  never read their…

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5 pieces of advice from a 70-year-old Kingdom worker

on March 9, 2020 by

I’ve seen a lot of years of ministry and truly believe we’re all in this together to reach all the little people

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When To Split Middle And High School Ministries

on March 6, 2020 by

Before you  move towards splitting these two groups I think there a few questions you should ask yourself?