Specifically, younger teens are dropping off of Facebook, while Snapchat and Instagram are neck-and-neck for teens between the ages of 14 and…
They have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology
I was snuffing out my true calling by God to serve the church through my inability to rely on God’s grace….
A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
The demands of modern life and workloads continuing to increase…a timely reminder that dinner is more than just a meal
80% of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. over the past year were children
Arming Kids for the Fight of Their Lives
April L. Diaz
Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn
Which Will America Choose?
Thoughts for parents & youth workers
The number one thing persecuted Christians ask for is prayer, and we want to equip you to be able to meet their…
by Justin Knowles
A Helpful Infographic
…we can and will be our own worst enemy
Good Youth Pastors stay spiritually nourished. Bad Youth Pastors rely on their gifts and charisma
Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.
Good Youth Pastors make disciple makers. Bad Youth Pastors fail to equip students with a Great Commission mentality
Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?
3 Things you can do to work with parents
The 1999 Columbine High School massacre became etched in a nation’s collective consciousness
I’m learning that it is so easy to judge a parent for what I think they should or should not be doing
This might be a good youth group illustration on hypocrisy
Youth culture is a force to be reckoned with. It can be really intimidating. Parents and Youth workers sometimes get overwhelmed
It means working with parents instead of working for them!
The right advice at the right time…Their daughter Katelyn was dating a non-Christian. How could that happen?
5 Reasons To Attend…
Let us be clear – we’re NOT saying younger people matter more than older people
“Mom, You Think Babies Are Tough? Wait Until Middle School.”
So, let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay for our president to say this, but it IS okay for “artists” who…
5 Considerations to ponder
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Emotional video between teachers and their students
Free church resource kit — a service guide, sermon outline, video files, social media elements, Prayer Partner card templates and more!
Walk them through Bible Gateway. Read, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in 200+ versions & 70+ languages. Free app
Talk with your students and encourage them to be part of a movement to take their Bibles to school
2 Undeniable Facts
All of us are sexually broken. We have all crossed borders and boundaries in thought, word, and deed. Be watchful…
Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation
The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion
What I find is that the higher the commitment, the harder it is to find someone willing to step up and help
The Good News To The Problem In Youth Ministry
How do we create new ways to get the past the obstacles that are keeping the away?
Trying Something New In Youth Ministry
Start with the end in mind
Who Can’t Pry Their Eyes from Their Mobile Devices!
But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….
by Rachel Blom
In fact, if you pour through those comments you’ll discover two things
Four out of five listeners are tuning in for the same reason
Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a…
People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer
Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders
This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others
When you mobilize high schoolers’ potential you help them keep pursuing authentic faith and discover a personal mission
This is a difficult topic..a powerful conversation around helping teens engage in racial reconciliation in their communities
We’ve Forgotten That
How Should Christian Parents React?
Below are five ways that can help you recognize when your teen may be feeling stuck and ways you can help them…
Josh McDowell: So how can we make sense of all of this and do our best as dads? My suggestion
LIVE on October 4: Live and leave a legacy through your faith and finances
Beauty is a theme of key importance that speaks throughout the pages of the books. Even the name, “Alabaster,”….beauty
What’s the secret to a highly effective youth ministry? Rocks!
Returning leaders bring so much to a leadership team. For me, the five biggest things veteran leaders bring to my team are..
by Greg Stier
It’s a new school year, which means that lots of families are checking out new churches for their teenagers
Our minds will be racing for a way to react to the anger of the parent. Here’s a list of instinctual things…
The pushback against “Donuts with Dads” and other like events ultimately reflects that some in our society consider fathers essentially useless
Remind fathers that the fun times that they spend with their children and other youth in the church are formational and valuable
The Legacy Coalition
by Wayne Rice
Grandparents with decades of life/faith experience equipped to intentionally, strategically build stronger families and churches!
The life of a youth leader is not easy
When did image become more important than integrity? Culture tells us: looking good is more important than doing good
Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out
The Real Reason MTV is Now NBD
Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared
I believe the main reason students don’t live as powerfully as they could can be boiled down to one simple concept…
I’ll share the 5 Disturbing Trends with you here, but you’ll have to listen to the Podcast to know how we’ll fix…
Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new…
Student culture is one of those things that youth ministers can shape
Teenagers attend youth group because…
Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.