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Creating An Inviting Culture…

on April 25, 2018 by

One-Life Concept

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10 Questions To Ask Your Teens

on April 24, 2018 by

Youth ministry “success” can be measured in different ways. But, numbers don’t always tell us the whole story…and without the whole story,…

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My Kids Can’t Stop Playing Fortnite

on April 23, 2018 by

Should Parents be Concerned?

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More Young Adults Living With Their Parents In 75 Years

on April 22, 2018 by

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in…

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Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite’ To Ask Out Prom Dates

on April 20, 2018 by

This dude asked his girl to prom on fortnite… idk if I’m impressed or disappointed

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More Risks for Young Drivers

on April 19, 2018 by

Driving Remains a Dangerous Activity for Today’s Youth

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Unwritten Rule For Parents That Hurts Everyone

on April 18, 2018 by

Adults have made children a priority, however, there is an unintended consequence. Let me explain

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Flashback: Principal Dress Codes ‘Preserve Girls’ Virginity

on April 17, 2018 by

men are sexually distracted ( need to control your eyes)  “ladies should cover up” rather than be considered sex objects

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Inside New York’s Silent Sex Trafficking Epidemic

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

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Creating An Inviting Culture

on April 14, 2018 by

Summer Camp Is The Linch Pin

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Hard To Reach Students

on April 13, 2018 by

Most hard-to-reach students aren’t actually that hard to reach; we just need to put in a little extra effor

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The Death Of “The Great Commission”

on April 12, 2018 by

51% of church goers do not know what the “The Great Commission” is. Take that in for a moment, the average “Christian”…

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Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

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Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From Porn

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

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Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

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Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

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Kids, Smartphone Addiction…Infographic

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

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Virtual Reality and Negative Health Effects In Children

on April 8, 2018 by

58% Of Parents Concerned About Negative Health Effects In Children Using Virtual Reality

 

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What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones’

on April 6, 2018 by

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

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Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

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Is Your Ministry Informational Or Transformational?

on April 3, 2018 by

Here are a few ideas to take your ministries from informational to transformational:

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Tinder And Instagram Are ‘Crippling’ Relationships

on April 2, 2018 by

Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

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He Is Risen! …

on April 1, 2018 by

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What’s Hot?

on March 31, 2018 by

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

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Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As It Could Be?

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

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Prince’s Cause Of Death…Fentanyl “Exceedingly High”

on March 27, 2018 by

For those unfamiliar, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin

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Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

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Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their Smartphones For…..

on March 24, 2018 by

Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

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Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood In A Digital Age

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

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School Wants Parents To Take Responsibility

on March 22, 2018 by

Now their poster is spreading like wildfire online

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Working With Teenage Boys

on March 21, 2018 by

10 strategies for working with teenage boys

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Cellphones Can Hinder Dinnertime Social Connections

on March 20, 2018 by

Keeping your “elbows off the dinner table” may now be replaced by “take your phone off the table.”

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Deepfakes: A Newer, Scarier Genre Of Porn

on March 20, 2018 by

A new genre of porn, Deepfakes, is growing in popularity… and it’s scary

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She’s 15 And married

on March 19, 2018 by

‘What’s the point of making her wait?’ mom says

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What’s Hot?

on March 18, 2018 by

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

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries

on March 17, 2018 by

We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture

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What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

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Thousands Of Students Take Part In National WalkoutDay

on March 15, 2018 by

Dozens of students said they are tired of just “thoughts and prayers.”

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Frustration In Student Ministry

on March 15, 2018 by

Frustrations are a part of ministry, so how can we not let them get the better of us?
Here are four thoughts

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Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For Kids

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

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Wrinkle In Time Stripped Of Its Christian Themes

on March 13, 2018 by

Love has been so recklessly removed that it drains this already abysmal film of depth and strips it of a universal message we…

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Confessions Of An Overweight Youth Pastor

on March 12, 2018 by

I knew I had two options: burn some calories or burn-out of ministry

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iHeartRadio Music Award Winners 2018

on March 12, 2018 by

Complete List

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Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image

on March 11, 2018 by

Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

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60 Seconds Snapshot Online Activity

on March 10, 2018 by

The wealth of interactions that were processed in 60 seconds on average in 2017

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Pro-Life Students Fight To Defund Planned Parenthood

on March 9, 2018 by

Pro-Life Students Launch Nationwide Tour to Defund Planned Parenthood

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How Nickelodeon Keeps Kids Watching Its Screens

on March 8, 2018 by

Noting that modern kids want to see shows that mirror the people in their lives. “Multicultural, authentic and diverse,”

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The Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey 2017

on March 8, 2018 by

Tangible data surrounding the compensation of full-time Youth Pastors in order to minimize vague speculation, while also providing concrete data and evidence

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Raised On Violent Explicit Images

on March 7, 2018 by

Male and female teens are headed for relational disaster

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Managing Momentum In Youth Ministry

on March 6, 2018 by

…youth pastors simply not being aware of the “flow” of family, work, school, and social lives

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Shootings At Gang Funerals Continue To Rise In Chicago

on March 6, 2018 by

Chicago-area police are fighting a losing battle to stop gun battles from erupting during gang members’ funerals

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What Parents Need To Know About Juuling..E-cig..Vaping

on March 5, 2018 by

It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive

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Success in High School, Success Later in Life

on March 4, 2018 by

Being a good student in high school seems to translate into a better job and higher pay down the road, a new…

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What is a Millennial?

on March 3, 2018 by

Birth Year Guidelines Set For How To Identify Generations

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3 Youth And Children’s Ministry Research Reports

on March 2, 2018 by

“Passing On Faith” by Theos; “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape

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Start Talking To Your Tweens About The Risks Of Porn

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

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She Gouged Out Her Own Eyes, Now She…

on February 28, 2018 by

She gouged out her own eyes, now she wants to help keep people away from drugs

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Students Protest Teacher’s Suspension About Safety Comments

on February 28, 2018 by

Students, parents demand answers from school board regarding suspension of teacher

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Gunning Your Kids Down

on February 27, 2018 by

Six of the Billboard Top 10 artists right now talk about using guns to solve their problems…

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A Fathers Legacy

on February 27, 2018 by

The way we parent today we’re not on the fact our children but our children’s children

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Pediatricians Call For Depression Screening For Teens

on February 26, 2018 by

During the teenage years, there’s about a 20% of having depression or anxiety

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Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting Online Content

on February 26, 2018 by

Prticularly girls, may go to great lengths to create a favorable post…even to ask friends to like their posts

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When Is My Child Mature Enough To Leave Home?

on February 24, 2018 by

Prepare them to recognize they need help — from God and from those he places around them

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Marijuana And You

on February 24, 2018 by

9 Things You Should Know About the Health Effects of Marijuana

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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