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Book: Alongside (Loving Teenagers With The Gospel)

on January 22, 2021 by

Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial…

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Talking To Teenagers About The Pixar Film Soul

on January 22, 2021 by

How the gospel can shed light on the questions the film raises, and in fact answer those very questions with truth and…

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How To Help Students Learn To Be Wise

on January 22, 2021 by

Our students live in an age where information comes at them like a firehose

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Book: Modified Book Of Common Prayer For Teens

on January 21, 2021 by

77-day prayer book was designed to be used over the course of a summer

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Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

on January 20, 2021 by

The national average youth pastor salary for 2021, ways to calculate your state’s cost of living adjustment in less than a minute

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Communication is Key

on January 17, 2021 by

My boyhood goal had always been to play on the La Palma Little League all-star team. It was now a reality. We…

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Talkative Children Perform Better Academically

on January 17, 2021 by

Children with “enhanced verbal skills” usually go on to achieve greater academic success than their less talkative classmates

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Sean McDowell Book: Chasing Love

on January 16, 2021 by

The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about self, But what is the Christian worldview on love?

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5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Work Interview

on January 15, 2021 by

There are a few questions you should ask at every youth work job interview

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Lead Like You’re About To Leave

on January 15, 2021 by

There is something magical about that transition time between an outgoing youth worker leaving, and a new one being hired

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A Godly Perspective On Body Image

on January 14, 2021 by

Our children need parents who will openly explain and discuss what is happening to their bodies

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Planning For Summer 2021

on January 13, 2021 by

5 Realities to Keep in Mind as you Plan for Summer 2021

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Vaping And The Adolescent Brain

on January 13, 2021 by

Vaping May Addle the Adolescent Brain

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Called: A Novel About Youth Ministry Transition

on January 13, 2021 by

What does the right fit look like, and how do you know when you’ve found it?

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Book: The Teen’s Guide To Communication

on January 12, 2021 by

40 Tips to Meaningful Communication

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Getting Momentum In Your Youth Ministry This Year

on January 12, 2021 by

Josh and Doug hosted a Facebook Live this week on their top ten tips on gaining momentum in 2021

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Make Leaders The Lifeblood

on January 12, 2021 by

Refuse to Go Back To Normal in 2021

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17-year-old UH Graduate Has Two College Degrees

on January 11, 2021 by

I hope that my achievements are able to inspire of all ages. It is never to early or late to pursue…

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Leader’s Pocket Guide to Supporting Parents

on January 9, 2021 by

Discussion starters, tips, and wisdom to help your team have better conversations with parents in your ministry

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How To Talk To Any Young Person

on January 9, 2021 by

An Intergenerational Conversation Toolkit

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Churches Need To Be Prepared For Staffing Changes

on January 9, 2021 by

2021 will be a year when we will see a lot of volatility in the job market. And I do not mean…

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What Does It Mean Get It Right When It Comes To Marriage?

on January 8, 2021 by

Understanding God’s design and plans for marriage can help us prepare for the best marriage possible

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Biblical Dating For Teens

on January 8, 2021 by

6 Biblical Resolutions for Dating

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How To Have An Outstanding Year Of Youth Ministry

on January 8, 2021 by

7 Crucial Steps You Must Take Now

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Looking Back To Look Forward

on January 7, 2021 by

2021 needs to be its own year—rather than “Not 2020.”

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Book: Sticky Faith Innovation

on January 7, 2021 by

Learn to lead change in your youth ministry with compassion, creativity, and courage

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Why Youth Ministries Get Stuck?

on January 6, 2021 by

youth ministries lose traction because of alignment, communication, and adult volunteer training

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

on January 6, 2021 by

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5 Youth Ministry Fixtures That Need To Die

on January 6, 2021 by

Here are 5 youth ministry fixtures that need to die by 2025

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5 Changes

on January 6, 2021 by

Here are 5 ways adolescence and youth culture have changed because of COVID-19

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The Sexism Of The Transgender Movement

on January 6, 2021 by

Officially The Most Dangerous In American History

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How To Model Contentment When You Feel Miserable

on January 5, 2021 by

As parents, we’ve got an innate responsibility to lead our kids through this darkness even though we feel mostly blind ourselves

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Creating A Culture Of Belonging

on January 5, 2021 by

Needless to say, I was not led to Christ at this church or by any of these people

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2021 Leadership PTSD

on January 5, 2021 by

A few things I am bringing into the new year in hopes of battling this 2021 leadership PTSD from last year

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Top Priorities: The Time You Have (in Jellybeans)

on January 5, 2021 by

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Vision: 3 Signs Of An Unhealthy Ministry

on December 7, 2020 by

Here are some remedies to overcome them and bring your ministry back to its full potential!

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5 Awesome Christmas Youthministry Games

on December 7, 2020 by

We’ve put together five games that are sure to crush at all of your Christmas Parties this year.

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Leading Your Youth Ministry In The Right Direction

on December 7, 2020 by

We have to know where we’re headed for us to know we’re leading our youth ministries rightly

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I think A Lot About Satan

on December 7, 2020 by

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Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

on December 2, 2020 by

Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry How the gospel will transform your kids, your church, your community, and the world

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Book: Delighted

on December 1, 2020 by

What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy

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Beat The Holiday Blues

on December 1, 2020 by

Here are six tactics to beat the holiday blues.

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To Parents Who Hurt During The Holidays

on December 1, 2020 by

The holiday season can be a source of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, and maybe even a little anger. It reminds you

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Kids Milestone Moments Lost

on November 30, 2020 by

Parents Heartbroken Kids are Celebrating Milestones Without Family Due to COVID

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Ruthlessly Eliminate Stress

on November 30, 2020 by

I feel absolutely dry and overextended. I’m a people-pleaser by nature, and I feel like my busyness is letting others down. My…

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The Pilgrims And The Myths

on November 27, 2020 by

Such revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind

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Discoveries About The First Thanksgiving

on November 27, 2020 by

The losses we have experienced from COVID-19 help us understand the Pilgrims. Their courage and faith to give thanks despite hardships can…

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Supreme Court In Favor Of Churches Worship Services

on November 27, 2020 by

There is no world in which the Constitution tolerates..edicts that reopen liquor stores but shutter churches

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Book: “Youth Empowered”

on November 26, 2020 by

To help church leadership minister alongside their students (rather than at their students)

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Target Backtracks, Puts Book About ‘Transgender Craze

on November 26, 2020 by

Seducing Our Daughters’ the impact transgenderism is having on girls

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Building Resilience In Your Children

on November 20, 2020 by

13 Ways to Build Resilience In Your Children

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Events And Movements!

on November 16, 2020 by

by Greg Stie

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on November 16, 2020 by

By Doug Franklin

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Reconciliation With Your Kids

on November 16, 2020 by

How to Build a Bridge Back to Your Kid After an Argument

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Flashback: Starting Out In Youth Ministry

on November 14, 2020 by

Youth ministry is hard, but we need it now more than ever

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Youth Ministry Of Micro-Influencers

on November 14, 2020 by

“The Influencer Report: Engaging Gen Z and Millennials”

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Development Stages Of Kids Around The World

on November 14, 2020 by

Apple doc ‘Becoming You’ shows what happens when parents…

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Hiring Struggles And Solutions In Youth Ministry

on November 10, 2020 by

Others just wanted to do headhunting, but you were more interested in building a vital ministry.”

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Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth Ministry”

on November 10, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

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The Heartaches Of A Youth Pastor

on November 10, 2020 by

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10 lessons Learned After 10 Years Of Youth Ministry

on November 9, 2020 by

The lessons tells me they were among the most impactful lessons that I learned over the years

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Make Sure The Consequences Fit The Crime

on November 9, 2020 by

Our children should expect minor consequences for minor infractions and major consequences for major infractions

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My Five Biggest Youth Ministry Regrets

on November 6, 2020 by

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New 1st Time Student Follow Up System

on November 6, 2020 by

So here is what happens when a new student comes to one of our campuses:

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You Can Be Just As Influential On Your Child

on November 6, 2020 by

As parents, we’ve been told for so long that we “can’t be friends” with our kids, but I think that’s wrong

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Working With Your Pastor

on November 5, 2020 by

5 Ways to Better Work with Your Pastor

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Starting Real-Life Conversations With Your Students

on November 5, 2020 by

If we prioritize relationships first, we will be in a better position to reach our academic goals

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Trends That Are Causing Stress For Gen Z

on November 5, 2020 by

62% of Generation Zers have shown symptoms of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and frustration

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Experiencing God’s Faithfulness With Special Needs Kids

on November 3, 2020 by

What Our Family Is Learning From Our Girls With Special Needs

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3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Be Teaching Kids

on November 3, 2020 by

Your role is primarily about adults, not kids

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From One Generation To Another!

on November 3, 2020 by

Our faith is passed not by a program or a church service or a book that we read but in relationship with…

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Flashback: Dealing With Discipline

on November 3, 2020 by

Don’t embarrass the child by reprimanding them in front of the other kids.

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Icebreaker Games For Your Children’s Ministry

on November 3, 2020 by

Sometimes friendships need plain old fun to get kids to let down their guard and get to know each other

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The Sex-Positive Movement

on November 1, 2020 by

To bring about a change in how individuals think about and practice sex and gender.

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Tween Years Are The Most Difficult For Mothers

on November 1, 2020 by

New research finds that a child’s middle school years are most likely to be the period of parenthood when a mother battles…

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Get Smart About Safety In Your Children’s Ministry

on October 19, 2020 by

This safety guide helps to ensure you’re on the right path to creating a safe environment.

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Restoring Relationships Free Webinar

on October 8, 2020 by

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Flashback: Christians Struggled With Relational Health

on October 8, 2020 by

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University’s Punishment Of Christian Student Was Wrong

on October 6, 2020 by

The Supreme Court to hear the case of a former student evangelist who was punished for trying to share his faith

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Ministry In Both Worlds

on October 6, 2020 by

Students love online stuff but not all of it. Students need a balance. They need an in person connection as well

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Dealing With High Anxiety Students

on October 6, 2020 by

Anxiety hits when the brain releases chemicals that send people into a “fight or flight” response

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Junior High Discipleship: Always And Everywhere

on October 6, 2020 by

Here are a few (loosely connected) thoughts about junior highers and discipleship that may help

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Student’s Freedom Of Speech And Colleges Responsibility

on October 3, 2020 by

Should a College Be Held Accountable for Violating a Student’s Freedom of Speech? This Supreme Court Case Will Decide

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Va. Forces Christian Ministries To Adopt Pro-LGBT Laws

on October 3, 2020 by

Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing Attorney General Mark Herring

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Sex, Drugs, and Media Part 3

on October 1, 2020 by

Your children deserve honest, open, blunt and unashamedly biblical answers in the area of sex and sexuality

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Freedom, Anarchy Or Repression?

on September 24, 2020 by

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Pew: Parents And Teens Faith Practice

on September 24, 2020 by

Pew survey shows teens, parents practice faith together, though teens are less religious

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Churches Under Attack Cultural Shift In The US

on September 24, 2020 by

“The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ,”

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U.S. Teens Take After Their Parents Religiously

on September 22, 2020 by

When it comes to religion, American teenagers and their parents tend to have a lot in common – though not quite as…

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Sex, Drugs, And Media

on September 22, 2020 by

Since the days of Moses, God has given the primary responsibility of teaching and training children to the parent

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Let Students Lead

on September 19, 2020 by

When a teen gets a chance to lead, they have an opportunity to own their faith

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Parents You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed

on September 19, 2020 by

I’m going to share something with you my therapist shared with me weeks ago. And it’s about to blow your mind

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Group Discussion Cash Baker: Taking A Stand On TikTok

on September 19, 2020 by

This discussion brings up LGBTQ issues, Cash in this TikTok video chose to call it a sin

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The Tik Tok Suicide Video: Guidance For Parents

on September 16, 2020 by

by Walt Mueller

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Parents What Do Your Kids Think About You?

on September 16, 2020 by

It’s a challenge to parents to live a life that is worthy of that kind of praise and recognition from their children

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Book: Youth Ministry In This Season of Disruption

on September 15, 2020 by

By Mark Oestreicher

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Creating Change In Ministry

on September 15, 2020 by

You don’t need a new program or some complex system, you just need a few simple steps. Let me show you what…

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DOUG FIELDS: Figuring Out Youth Ministry Together

on September 15, 2020 by

Being a youth pastor during the last 5+ months has been so very wild for me!

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What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

on September 12, 2020 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

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3 COVID-19 Youth Ministry Games

on September 12, 2020 by

With in-person gatherings happening more and more, we want to take a quick moment to solve your games problem for you