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Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now Used In 600 Schools

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

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The Good Book: For Kids And Adults

on February 23, 2018 by

Explore 40 key Bible chapters that laid the foundation for understanding the entirety of scripture

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Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me “Scripted Question”

on February 22, 2018 by

After Denying Question About Armed Guards

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Billy Graham, 99, Dies

on February 21, 2018 by

He established the Graham Youth for Christ, which found moderate success holding “crusades” across North America and in Britain

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Tragedy: 3 Week Teaching Series

on February 20, 2018 by

Written by youth workers who have all walked students through tragedy, helping them find their way through the darkness to the other…

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Pot Linked To Violently ill Mysterious Syndrome

on February 19, 2018 by

Experience nausea, severe vomiting, and stomach pain. Many of them get temporary relief from hot showers or baths

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Energy Drinks Unsafe For Children, Teens

on February 18, 2018 by

Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren’t safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading sports medicine organization…

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FBI Was Warned -Twice- About Shooter’s Deadly Threats

on February 17, 2018 by

But somehow no one at the FBI connected the dots or shared information about Cruz with the agents who might have stopped…

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Florida School Shooting Nikolas Cruz…A ‘Broken Child,’

on February 16, 2018 by

Details emerge in timeline, what we know about suspect

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A Grandmother Helped Stop Another School Shooting

on February 16, 2018 by

O’Connor wrote that he wanted the death count to be as high as possible so that the shooting would be infamous

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Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on February 15, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

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17 killed At Florida High School

on February 15, 2018 by

Governor blames ‘pure evil

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Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away From Facebook

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

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Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

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7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When The Church Meets

on February 12, 2018 by

by Steve Burchett

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Samson Movie: Passion, Betrayal, Redemption

on February 11, 2018 by

Good can triumph over evil, and that flawed leaders can turn second chances into positive outcomes

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

on February 9, 2018 by

New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post-Christian Culture

on February 8, 2018 by

By: Steven Kozak

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Grow Numbers

on February 6, 2018 by

Grow Numbers is a check-in, attendance tracker, and database management software built specifically for Youth Ministry.

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The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation Z

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

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Nick Foles: A Pastor In Training In The Super Bowl

on February 5, 2018 by

Foles is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school

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What’s Hot?

on February 3, 2018 by

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

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Helping Kids Keep The Faith

on February 2, 2018 by

Four Research Insights Every Parent Needs to Know

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Book: The Blessing..Biblical Tool To Help Your Family

on February 1, 2018 by

Biblical tool that can help YOU (Parents) communicate unconditional love into the lives of your kids

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Who Is Cardi B

on January 31, 2018 by

The Life, Music, Philosophy, and Faith of Today’s Top Female Rapper

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Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

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2018 Grammy Winners

on January 29, 2018 by

Full List

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Entry Points For Youth Ministry

on January 29, 2018 by

Here are 3 welcome mats, of various sizes that can help youth workers focus their embrace and broaden their outreach.

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What’s Hot?

on January 27, 2018 by

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

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4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

on January 26, 2018 by

Effective Ministry to Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, and Questioning Students Among Us

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Don’t Forget Life Skills

on January 25, 2018 by

We worked to find ways in which to teach them marketable skills. We spent mission trips learning construction. We built habitat houses…

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Why Apple’s Ceo Doesn’t Want Kids To Use Social Networks

on January 24, 2018 by

“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I…

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A Theology Of Masturbation

on January 22, 2018 by

Here’s what David writes about the struggle with masturbation. . .

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Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem…Values

on January 22, 2018 by

When teens step out of their comfort zone to help people they don’t know, they feel confident

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A Fool-Proof System To Follow Up With New Students

on January 21, 2018 by

How you follow up determines whether or not you’ll see those new students again

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Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 20, 2018 by

Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign

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Copyright Infringement And Your Ministry: The Real Cost

on January 20, 2018 by

It’s important from a ministry perspective to get to the bottom of some common misconceptions

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CVS Is Embracing Body Positivity Movement

on January 18, 2018 by

80 percent of women feel worse about themselves after looking at beauty ads, and 42 percent of girls in grades one through…

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New App Encourages Risqué Revelations

on January 17, 2018 by

84 percent of the 500,000 FriendO downloads in November were by junior highers

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Why Student Leadership?

on January 16, 2018 by

Our students have the potential to do great things and seeing student leaders in action is absolutely incredible

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Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch

on January 16, 2018 by

5 Steps To Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch

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How Much the Typical Kid Gets in Allowance Each Year

on January 14, 2018 by

kids ages 4 to 14 received an average of $454 in allowance over the course of 2017, in addition to cash gifts…

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LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped Parental Rights?

on January 13, 2018 by

“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

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Kids Don’t Need A Cellphone; They Need A Digital Diet

on January 12, 2018 by

70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media

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Protect Our Kids From The Pitfalls Of Social Media?

on January 11, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee will help us guide our sons and daughters toward mature, God-honoring choices in the digital world

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American Kids Are 70% Likely To Die Before 18

on January 10, 2018 by

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Hip-Hop And R&B America’s Most Listened To Music Genre

on January 10, 2018 by

Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60

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We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

on January 9, 2018 by

Over a decade ago, Christian Smith published a groundbreaking study about the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers

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20 Questions Middle School Parents Are Asking

on January 8, 2018 by

How can your team or small group encourage parents and equip them to lead well

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Blindspot’s In The Hiring Process Of Churches

on January 7, 2018 by

4 mistakes churches make

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Connecting With Kids

on January 5, 2018 by

Here’s how to stay relevant and still build on past successes…

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What Age Should I Give My Kid A Smart Phone

on January 3, 2018 by

To take a look at some suggested borders and boundaries, check out our Free Family Digital Covenant of Conduct

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How Privatized Social Media Can benefit Your Ministry

on January 2, 2018 by

Privatized social media is becoming more and more popular and the more ministers can learn how to use this, the more this…

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Here Is How Student Evangelists Can Have Confidence

on December 30, 2017 by

Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics

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18 Student Ministry Commitments For 2018

on December 28, 2017 by

These 18 commitments I’ve lived by in student ministry. I want to share them with you for the New Year

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Flashback: Reacting To A Rebellious Teen

on December 27, 2017 by

Ever since my 17-year-old daughter was about 11, she has been very willful and disobedient. She stays out past her curfew

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The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

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Little Girl Asks Santa Claus To Heal Her Cancer-Cousin

on December 25, 2017 by

Santa Claus bowed his head and delivered a prayer in the middle of a Bass Pro Shop — asking the Great Physician…

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Tips To Set Up Your Kid’s iPhone

on December 24, 2017 by

Learn how to set a passcode, block apps, share media, and more

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Internet Safety

on December 23, 2017 by

A way to protect computers from accessing inappropriate content on the internet

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Faith Formation In A Secular Age

on December 22, 2017 by

Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness (Ministry in a Secular Age

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What happens When Kids Leave Youth Group

on December 21, 2017 by

A kid might show up to your youth group ONCE. They might come for YEARS. And just like that, they’re gone… You’re…

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Christmas Time:“Circuit Jammers To Family Communication”

on December 20, 2017 by

5 communication “circuit jammers” to avoid as you spend time with your children and teens this Christmas season

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Sweet Revenge: Insights On Raising Your Kids In The Church

on December 18, 2017 by

Bill Hybels and his daughter shared some things her parents did to help her have what we might call “sticky faith”

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Millennials: Fueling the Experience Economy

on December 16, 2017 by

Eventbrite’s nationwide research of millennials

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More Time On Smartphones….Higher Suicide Risk

on December 15, 2017 by

Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to…

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Copycat Child Suicide?

on December 14, 2017 by

Did An 8-Year-Old New Jersey Girl Hang Herself After Seeing Ashawnty Davis’ Story?

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Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget Proposal

on December 13, 2017 by

Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers and figured out the various revenue streams you’ll use to fund your ministry, the next…

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Youth Ministry Budget Templates

on December 13, 2017 by

This resource contains three budget templates to help you plan well and be a good steward of your congregations’ tithes

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Generation Anxiety

on December 11, 2017 by

Generation anxiety as panic attacks in teens rise 59% in two years

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Facebook ‘Messenger Kids’ Lets Under-13s Chat

on December 10, 2017 by

Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app, “Messenger Kids,” that lets parents download the app on…

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Government Taking Away The Basic Rights Of Parents?

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

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The Coming Persecution

on December 8, 2017 by

…..(and why we need it!)

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The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

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18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

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Planning For Exceptions In Parenting

on December 5, 2017 by

Just because our lives are filled with the unexpected doesn’t mean we have to be surprised

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Biggest Spiritual Influencers On Your Child…Values

on December 4, 2017 by

Aristotle: “When we hear music, our very soul is altered.”

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Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your Youth Ministry

on December 2, 2017 by

What if we thought about what percentage of your students are really being?

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Fllasback: Let’s Be Honest, Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

Here is my opinion and things I need to remind myself as a leader:

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Help Kids Take A Stand Against Unconscionable Songs

on December 1, 2017 by

Just because a song exists or is topping the charts doesn’t mean young people have to be subjected to it

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Matt Lauer And Our Own Sexuality

on November 30, 2017 by

“Protect us from the evil one, and rescue us from ourselves.”

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4 Ways To Fight Anxiety

on November 29, 2017 by

Feeling anxious is not only a valid emotion, but rooted in our fear, uncertainty, and insecurities to be a great youth pastor

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Faith & Feeling: For the Kid Who Doesn’t Feel God

on November 28, 2017 by

l God’s presence, does it mean that I don’t believe?”

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Graduation Season Is Upon Us

on November 27, 2017 by

You’re a three questions for you to ask students

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Teens Are Key To Addressing India’s Teenage Problems

on November 26, 2017 by

India has 253 million adolescents, equivalent to the combined populations of Japan, Germany and Spain

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Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked To Dating Violence

on November 25, 2017 by

Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds

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Volunteer Affirmation

on November 24, 2017 by

Encouragement is like a breath of fresh air. We just don’t hear much encouragement or receive a lot of recognition these days….

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View The Bibles That Came Over On The Mayflower

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

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How To Help Kids Through Changes In Church Leadership

on November 22, 2017 by

The truth is, no matter how big or small, change can be hard, but change is a reality for our kids as…

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U.K: Hilarious What A teen Puts On Her Driving Licence

on November 21, 2017 by

Officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency failed to spot Eve Paterson’s mistake when she applied for an updated licence

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Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There link?

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

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Germany Bans Children’s Smart Watches With Listening app

on November 19, 2017 by

The agency said parents have been using watches marketed to children between the ages of 5 and 12 to monitor teachers

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Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child’s Behavior

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

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Possible “Conflict Of Visions” You And Your Senior Pastor

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Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

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When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

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The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

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Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

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Evangelism In Youth Ministry

on November 13, 2017 by

5 Reasons why you need to make evangelism a serious priority in your youth ministry right away

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Engaging “Me Too” Teens

on November 12, 2017 by

3 Tips

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YouTube’s Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day

on November 11, 2017 by

Every day, YouTube users watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game…