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Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions

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Serve

on February 21, 2018 by

Kirsten Peyton

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Dealing With Tough Kids

on February 20, 2018 by

3 Things When You’ve Tried Everything

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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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Creating Community In Your Youth Group

on February 20, 2018 by

Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?

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How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of Schedule

on February 17, 2018 by

It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

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How Can I Minister To My Classmates This Year?

on February 17, 2018 by

What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

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Youth Ministry: New Year New Commitments….But

on February 16, 2018 by

I’ve been challenged to see the month of February as the most important month for my resolutions and goals set for the…

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Frustrated With The Kids In Church Who Never Participate

on February 15, 2018 by

Stop Worrying About The Students Who Come To Church With Their Parents & Not Your Program

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Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on February 15, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

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How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

on February 14, 2018 by

Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

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Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To Know?

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This could be used as a Youth Ministry game

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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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Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

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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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My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In Youth Ministry

on February 12, 2018 by

But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.

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“Building A Youth Worship Team From The Ground UP”

on February 11, 2018 by

Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

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“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship Team”

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

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Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

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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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What’s Hot?

on February 10, 2018 by

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

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Study Finds Kids Are Not Overmedicated

on February 10, 2018 by

A new study suggests that contrary to popular opinion, psychiatric medications are not overprescribed for American kids

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy” Or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

on February 10, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

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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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Reconsidering “Professional” Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

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Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church

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Don’t Miss Out On Our Top 10

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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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Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

3 proactive skills we can implement now that will lead to opportunities later

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Recapturing The Gospel In Your Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

I am realizing that it was a sign that my heart had lost its awe of the gospel and had replaced it…

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post-Christian Culture

on February 7, 2018 by

How We Can Reach Students In A Post-Christian Culture

By: Steven Kozak
My guess is that, like me, you have been there. That time when…

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The Sex Talk….When?

on February 7, 2018 by

Do you really want to trust Google and the Internet as your teen’s key provider of sex education?

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Youth Pastors Need To Connect With Parents

on February 7, 2018 by

5 Ways Youth Pastors Can Connect With Parents

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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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Simply Text

on February 6, 2018 by

Simply Text enables consistent and effective communication across channels to everyone involved in your ministry

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Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

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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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Taking Care Of The Introverts In Your Ministry

on February 5, 2018 by

…with the youth ministry context because one-third to one-half of the students in our youth ministries are introverted

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Imperfection

on February 5, 2018 by

The reality is that people aren’t looking for perfection, but someone that can introduce them to something bigger

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On The Journey

on February 4, 2018 by

Learn with Adam about growing as a student minister and what it takes to lead a large ministry and develop as a…

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5 Promises for The Worried Worker

on February 4, 2018 by

“Youth workers allow worry rather than mission to consume their thoughts and drain their energy.”

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The Math Behind 300 One Night Stands

on February 4, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

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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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Church vs Sports

on February 2, 2018 by

Podcast: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church and Sports

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Book: Families And Faith

on February 1, 2018 by

Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

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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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3 Ways To Get Students More Involved

on February 1, 2018 by

I’m not just talking about students showing up to things. I’m talking about faces lighting up when an event gets announced and…

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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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Super Bowl Party Quiz

on January 31, 2018 by

We’ve also included a free SlideShow game as an alternative!

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“How Can I Become The Best Youth Pastor Possible

on January 31, 2018 by

3 vital practices of today’s youth pastor

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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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YouthWorker Journal Roundtable On Hard Things

on January 29, 2018 by

Dan Istvanik

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The History Of Sunday School As An Outreach

on January 29, 2018 by

Sunday schools emerged two centuries ago to meet working-class children’s needs. How their powerful element of outreach dwindled

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Biblical Sexuality Among Families

on January 28, 2018 by

Sex Education Curriculum for Families and Parent Conversation Guide

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Parenting With Grace

on January 28, 2018 by

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

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Building Spiritual Practices In Our Kids

on January 28, 2018 by

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

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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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SMARTER Youth Ministry In 2018

on January 26, 2018 by

Transformative ministries persistently pursue the why of ministry. The reasons why we reach out will always connect more deeply to the heart…

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What Matters Most For Our Family Relationships

on January 26, 2018 by

Of all the factors that influence our kids, family relationship quality impacts a host of outcomes related to their thriving

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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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New Year New Budget: What To Do First

on January 25, 2018 by

If they trust you then you have good standing to ask for support for the things the ministry needs to grow or…

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The Lord Will Fight For You….MIA Students

on January 25, 2018 by

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” – Exodus 14:14

 

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Where I Went When I Needed Parenting Help

on January 24, 2018 by

The church can’t always fix it, but they can help

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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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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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Here’s How To Recruit Parents For Children’s Ministry

on January 20, 2018 by

We actually began our program by changing our sign-in and registration processes. We had parents sign an agreement that they’d participate in…

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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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Keeping The Communication Lines Open

on January 19, 2018 by

Keeping the Communication Lines Open Nobody will listen to you unless they sense that you like them

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Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 19, 2018 by

“Dealing with Adult Children.” One of the biggest problems with today’s young…

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Early Puberty In Girls May Take Mental Health Toll

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Girls who enter puberty early — possibly as young as 7 — have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behaviors…

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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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Finding Your Vision 2018

on January 17, 2018 by

So, how do we plan vision for a new year? Here are my top four ways to find vision for 2018

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Leading Games For Emerging Adults

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Emerging adults may not love every game you present. But they all appreciate fun. So whatever happens, make it fun

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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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Prevent Volunteer Dropout

on January 16, 2018 by

Five mistakes to avoid when it comes to volunteer retention, as well as ways to correct them

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10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders Motivated

on January 16, 2018 by

I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

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Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

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Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry Numbers

on January 15, 2018 by

Podcast: Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry

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Cosmic Adventure Through Science And Faith

on January 15, 2018 by

Check out the curriculum and four accompanying videos, all available for FREE!

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber A Christian?

on January 11, 2018 by

Maybe we’re confused because we’ve read about

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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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Be the Change Agent In Your Church

on January 10, 2018 by

Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core…

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Evolutionist Retracts Key Study On Origin Of Life

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Scientists’ attempts to find the ‘spark of life’ keep coming up short

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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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Why Is Parenting So Incredibly Hard?

on January 9, 2018 by

If I have learned anything over the 20 + years of my marriage  5 kids and 16 fostered kids it is these…

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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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So You’re The New Youth Leader?

on January 8, 2018 by

When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…

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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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Understanding The Middle School Student

on January 7, 2018 by

Marko…. podcast

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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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Fresh Start

on January 5, 2018 by

At 19, he lost both of his parents, Homeless. In time, he became a motivational leader and a best-selling author.

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Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are Embracing Liturgy

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“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

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Fraternity Life

on January 4, 2018 by

Your Sons Need Your Help Getting Ready for Fraternity Life

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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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Digital Missionary

on January 2, 2018 by

A New Kind of Missionary

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Speaking To Students

on January 2, 2018 by

by Frank Gil

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Stop Measuring Attendance

on January 1, 2018 by

Justin Knowles