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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

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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?

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The Best Of The Best For Middle School Ministry

on March 5, 2020 by

Ministering To Middle Schoolers requires a great amount of wisdom and smart ministry on our part

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Uncommon Sense

on March 4, 2020 by

What the Lord is calling us to may not always make sense, especially to those in the world

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The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

on March 3, 2020 by

The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s…

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Kids Shattered By Their Social Media Use

on March 2, 2020 by

I’m an integrative psychotherapist and I work with

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58% Of Parents Attend Church B/C Of Children’s Ministry

on February 29, 2020 by

Children are a big influence on where their family attends church

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The Power Of Mentoring

on February 28, 2020 by

5 Reasons To Mentor Youth

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Pope To Catholics: For Lent, Give Up Trolling

on February 27, 2020 by

a time to give up useless words, gossip, rumours, tittle-tattle and speak to God on a first name basis

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High School Student Was Denied Christian Campus Club

on February 27, 2020 by

You’re a culture warrior in ninth grade and it’s awesome! Thank you so much for standing up for your beliefs

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What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 26, 2020 by

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent

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The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on February 25, 2020 by

Here are a few things I think are important when starting a new role in the first 2 months

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Flashback: Starting Out In Youth Ministry?

on February 25, 2020 by

3 things you need to know

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Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry

on February 24, 2020 by

A Simple Plan for Starting Right

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My First Two Years In Youth Ministry

on February 24, 2020 by

The most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry

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Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

on February 23, 2020 by

22,000 students nationwide, researchers found about 75% expressed boredom, anger, sadness, fear or stress

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Students Thought Teacher Was Putting Booze In Her Coffee

on February 22, 2020 by

At least I didn’t raise a class of snitches — no one told their parents or admin that I was getting lit…

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Great For Your Youth Ministry….Visiting The Elderly

on February 20, 2020 by

3 Reasons to Visit an Elderly Person Soon

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Study: Connecting Students To Adults Prevents Loneliness

on February 19, 2020 by

“If you don’t have relationship, you can’t assume they believe anything you say.”

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Growing Knowledge

on February 18, 2020 by

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Emotional Justin Bieber Wants To ‘Protect’ Billie Eilish

on February 17, 2020 by

Bieber, himself a teenage singing sensation, appeared close to tears as he spoke about Eilish

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Unleashing Your Child’s Creativity

on February 16, 2020 by

Which of these five things could you prioritize this week to help unleash your child’s creativity?

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Video: Teens Baffled By Rotary Phone

on February 16, 2020 by

Times have changed. Fun video of teenagers attempting to use a rotary phone

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Billie Eilish Can Help Us Understand Teenage Anxiety

on February 15, 2020 by

The Grammy-award winning teen’s dark music can help us have necessary conversations with our children

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How To Make The Right Hire In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2020 by

Podcast: the importance of hiring the right people into your youth ministry

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The Church, Royal Family And Today’s Lost Youth

on February 5, 2020 by

Britain’s royal family isn’t the only institution struggling to retain and empower the next generation

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Where Some Catholic Priests On Sex Offender Registry Go

on February 5, 2020 by

The religious community — a welcome extended even to those with sexual misconduct in their pasts

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Middle School Teachers Are Highly Stressed

on February 1, 2020 by

94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress and that reducing this stress is critical to improving student succes

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4 (Good) Ways Your Difficult Kid Is Changing You

on January 31, 2020 by

God uses all kinds of things in our lives to change us, including hard kids

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Warren Rips Christian Schools With ‘Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies’

on January 30, 2020 by

The case involves three low-income mothers who filed a lawsuit against Montana after it shut down a tax credit scholarship program because parents…

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Climbing OutOf The Darkness

on January 28, 2020 by

Ministry can also be a very lonely, draining, and empty place in which you and/or your environment feels unhealthy

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Daddy-Daughter Dates

on January 27, 2020 by

3 Ways Daddy-Daughter Dates Will Enhance Your Relationship

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Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

on January 26, 2020 by

A church was looking to become more attractive to the next generation through hiring a hip, cool quick fix

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Social Media Trends Your Tech Team Needs to Know

on January 25, 2020 by

Among all social media trends, video dominates in terms of importance

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Disney Has ‘Demon’ Who Trains Children To Be Witches

on January 25, 2020 by

Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or who is an augur, a…

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Crime: Sending unsolicited nudes In California?

on January 23, 2020 by

California’s new bill would ban the sending of naked photos and lawbreakers may be fined up to $500

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5 Ways To Respond When Your Ministry Not Right For You

on January 22, 2020 by

“This isn’t exactly what I expected.”

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Youthmin Game? Whipped Cream Challenge

on January 21, 2020 by

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager attempt the viral TikTok challenge taking social media by storm

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Apologetic Q’s Parents & Pastors to Be Asking Students

on January 20, 2020 by

One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) part of raising disciples of Jesus is

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Sugar Causes ‘Major Changes’ to Brain Like Drugs

on January 19, 2020 by

sugar actually influences our brains’ reward centers in essentially the same way as addictive drugs.

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3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond

on January 18, 2020 by

A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

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Who Is Generation Alpha?

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are a few things we know already about Gen Alpha.

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Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child’s Heart

on January 16, 2020 by

It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

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Woman Disguised As Teen Boy To Abuse Young Girls

on January 15, 2020 by

Girls thought they were in a relationship with a teen boy. It was a woman grooming them for sex.

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Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational Integration

on January 14, 2020 by

Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

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TOBYMAC’S NEW SONG ABOUT PASSING OF HIS SON

on January 13, 2020 by

You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were…

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Young Adults Reveal Their Goals For The Next Decade

on January 11, 2020 by

Practicing Christians are leading young adults in focusing on family

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Marijuana Dispensaries Near Churches

on January 6, 2020 by

In addition, they say customers might smoke the marijuana they’ve just bought in a parking lot at the site.

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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot

on January 3, 2020 by

As electronic-cigarette use has soared among America’s teens, so have the number vaping marijuana, two new reports indicate

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America Becoming Pagan As Christianity Cedes To Culture

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

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on January 1, 2020 by

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How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex

on December 31, 2019 by

How can an increasingly sexualized culture co-exist with less sex among the consumers of that culture?

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Choking & Kink Seen As An ‘acceptable’ Part Of Teen Sex

on December 31, 2019 by

…but they’re not without dangers

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Parent And Teen Discussion Sex And Social Media

on December 31, 2019 by

So, what should parents do about it?

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More Testing Means More Stress For Teens

on December 27, 2019 by

Segool has been studying the links between anxiety in children and high stakes testing for the past six years

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TeenPsychosis, Addiction Marijuana A Dangerous Game

on December 26, 2019 by

Begin using cannabis before age 18 are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to develop marijuana use disorder

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Unpacking The Incarnation

on December 25, 2019 by

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Is A Story Of A Baby In A Manger Even Necessary?

on December 25, 2019 by

God advances his mission not just through the divine actions of Jesus like the resurrection, but also through his humanity

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Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have

on December 24, 2019 by

Flashback: Be grateful for the gifts you already have.

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The Decline Of Religion In American Family Life

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

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Book: Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’ Sayings Of Christ

on December 22, 2019 by

R.C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us…

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Campus Ministry: Public School Teachers Resource

on December 21, 2019 by

How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?