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The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament

on September 2, 2014 by

Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds

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How Does Divorce Really Affect Kids?

on September 2, 2014 by

Most parents who divorce are in denial about how it affects their kids

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Tips for Engaging Volunteers in your Youth Program

on September 2, 2014 by

Dave Rozman

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6 Tips for Creating Structure and Boundaries in Ministry

on September 1, 2014 by

by Chris Mucha

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4 Constant Reminders for Every Leader

on September 1, 2014 by

Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……

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7 Steps To Deliver Top Notch Messages

on September 1, 2014 by

If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them

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5 Tips For Reconnecting With Students

on September 1, 2014 by

by Chris Marchland

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5 Roles Youth Workers Play In The Lives Of Teenagers

on September 1, 2014 by

There are roles a youth worker plays in the life of our teenagers that can be essential to our students spiritual development

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Avoiding Rookie Mistakes In Youth Ministry

on September 1, 2014 by

Here’s a list of some of the more common mistakes rookie youth workers make, and some thoughts on how to avoid them

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Are You Engaged With Teenagers Where They’re Growing Spiritually?

on September 1, 2014 by

How can we begin to think about making this happen?

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Review of Fuller Youth Institute’s Latest Book

on August 30, 2014 by

This book is covered in grace…“Mom, Dad, Stepmom, Stepdad, Grandma, or Grandpa, please know this: Jesus is bigger than your mistakes too.”

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Crystal Kirgiss: Changing Views of Youth Throughout History

on August 29, 2014 by

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Book Review: “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”

on August 29, 2014 by

Book Review – “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”
Bill Nance

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My Teenager Is Making Porn… Uh, Now What?

on August 28, 2014 by

by Adam McLane

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THOUGHTS FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG TEENS, PART 9

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko: Our middle school grade son seems to have no real friendships…Is this normal?

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 4

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 1

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 2

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 3

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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Flashback: Teenage Perspective on Parenting

on August 27, 2014 by

Have you ever asked your own kids for parenting advice?

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How To Deal With Lonely Leadership

on August 27, 2014 by

by Christopher Wesley

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The Lonely Island of Youth Ministry

on August 27, 2014 by

by Josh Griffin

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What Did Literally Millions Of Teen Girls Specifically Glean From MTV’s VMAs

on August 26, 2014 by

Our culture has literally grown numb to the growing sexualization of our girls

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3 Signs Of A Disciple Making Church

on August 26, 2014 by

By Andrew Hale

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Book: A Woman in Youth Ministry

on August 25, 2014 by

What I love about this book is that it isn’t a book of whining or joking about all the problems we face….

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Tips for Male Pastors Interacting With Girls

on August 25, 2014 by

This article isn’t about female leaders. It’s about male leaders interacting with female students

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Today’s Lesson: Girls Rule, Boys Drool

on August 25, 2014 by

When we sanction messages like “Girls Rule. Boys Drool.” we affirm a false message about what it means to be made in…

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How To Minister To Girls In Your Student Ministry

on August 25, 2014 by

Here are two reasons why you need ministry to girls as a part of your student ministry

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The Future of Evangelism (an important conversation)

on August 25, 2014 by

Greg Stier

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Youth Leaders Multi Ethnic Ministry And Evangelism

on August 24, 2014 by

Greg Stier

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The Evolution of a Youth Minister

on August 24, 2014 by

Advice from a Youth Ministry Veteran

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Six Steps to Helping Students Overcome Struggles

on August 22, 2014 by

TIM ELMORE: What Must We Do to Change Our Ways?

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Why Adults Render Kids Helpless

on August 22, 2014 by

What the Trends in Games Teach Us About Kids Today and do parents view “struggle” as a negative thing?

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See You at the Pole Wednesday, September 24, 2014

on August 22, 2014 by

Prepare for Your See You at the Pole Gathering

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The App That Will Change How You Do Youth Ministry

on August 22, 2014 by

Track attendance for events, monitor attendance trends over time by gender and school, and create smart filtered groups for powerful communication

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One Vital Question that will Transform Your Teaching

on August 22, 2014 by

Do the work of connecting these to students’ lives in new and compelling ways—ways that make them…

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3 Things You Will Want to Have Ready for Parents

on August 21, 2014 by

A few things I have found to be helpful as you get ready to kick off the new school year

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Student Punished For Saying “Bless You”

on August 21, 2014 by

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional…

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Lament for a Son….Book

on August 20, 2014 by

A glimpse into a parent’s nightmare while extending grace to those who care enough to simply sit beside them on the “mourning…

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How2 Plan for Your Ministry’s Success

on August 20, 2014 by

The 6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar

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The Summit – November 7-8 Register Today!

on August 20, 2014 by

A new type of youth ministry conference combining TED talks with workshops where participants can dive deeply

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Flashback: Back To School Prep

on August 20, 2014 by

Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…

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How to Lead and Leverage the Opportunities in Difficult Times

on August 20, 2014 by

by PhilBell

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4 Components Of The Perfect Youth Ministry Format

on August 20, 2014 by

By embracing flexibility in your youth ministry’s format you prevent frustration and allow room for growth

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What Does It Mean To Take A Middle Schooler Seriously?

on August 19, 2014 by

I think it means two things…

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5 Keys To Effective Campus Ministry

on August 19, 2014 by

So, how do you really do campus ministry effectively? Where do you start?

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Media…Body Image Map And Mirror For Our Kids…

on August 19, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller

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Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 1)

on August 19, 2014 by

Chris Schaffner

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Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 2)

on August 19, 2014 by

Chris Schaffner

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How Generation Z Differs from Generation Y

on August 19, 2014 by

Tim Elmore

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

on August 19, 2014 by

Casey is 17 years old and a member of a Vision 2 Hear WAVE Team. The Youth Culture Report is a ministry…

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 7

on August 17, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Robin Williams: Behind Our Masks

on August 17, 2014 by

Trevor: from The Youth Culture Report

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Flashback: Dear Youth Ministry Veterans

on August 17, 2014 by

By Leneita Fix

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 6

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 5

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 4

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Take The Failures From Camp And Turn Them Into Improvement

on August 15, 2014 by

Youth Ministry Veteran Tip: Turn Questions into Content

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How To Manage Unhappy Volunteers

on August 15, 2014 by

Unhappy volunteers is part of leading and it’s inevitable. Here’s a few ideas

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Alektor: Preparing Your Seniors For College

on August 15, 2014 by

A real world perspective on getting your seniors ready for keeping their faith and making good decisions in college

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How To Maintain Personal Growth As A Leader

on August 14, 2014 by

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to keep growing as leader. Here are a few quick easy ideas

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The Complete New Youth Group Year Leader Kit (FREE!)

on August 14, 2014 by

Just in case you need some extra help…

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Flashback: How Does Your Church’s Time And Resources Reflect Its Value For The Family Unit?

on August 13, 2014 by

kids watching 25 hours of TV in a single week Vs 25 hours of Bible teaching from church in an entire year?…

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123 Theme Club Ideas To Help Your Young Life Team Plan The Fall

on August 13, 2014 by

Over half of the theme club ideas below have links to detailed club plans

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6 Ways to Win on the School Campus

on August 13, 2014 by

Now is the time to think and act strategically to take advantage of the opportunity that is in front of you..the school…

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How To Lead Well

on August 13, 2014 by

Tic Long shares thoughts on how to lead well and what difference Christ makes in us as leaders

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Social Media Boundaries In Youth Ministry

on August 13, 2014 by

What boundaries do you establish for yourself and your youth leaders on social media?

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Where Does My Confidence Lie?

on August 13, 2014 by

It is easy to say I am confident in God when times are easy and the waters of life are calm. But…

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Can You Hear Me Now? Part 1

on August 12, 2014 by

We can be so connected to others through media and technology and yet seeing or hearing God seems so foreign?

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Can You Hear Me Now? Part 2

on August 12, 2014 by

If you really want to connect with God you are going to have to do some FACETIME. Looking God square in the…

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How To Pastor When You Have To Report Child Abuse

on August 11, 2014 by

How Do I Know What Is Report Worthy? What To Do When A Child Reports Abuse.What Do You Do After Abuse Is…

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Four Moments I’m Preparing Students To Face

on August 11, 2014 by

God is not obligated to grant them their wishes, but he is always for them, even in their season of disappointment

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DOING LESS

on August 11, 2014 by

We need to do less of what doesn’t matter and more of what does

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Book Review: Guy’s Guide To God, Girls, And The Phone In Your Pocket

on August 10, 2014 by

“Don’t text and drive until you’ve learned how to juggle straight razors nude.”

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My Father’s Buisness

on August 9, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Book “Embedded Faith” The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

on August 9, 2014 by

Embedded Faith discusses areas where young adults are engaging and disengaging with church life

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“Back to School”: “Inside the Mind of an Incoming Freshman Parent”

on August 8, 2014 by

by Josh Griffin

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“Back to School” The Long View

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Articles that hit on some of the fundamentals of student ministry

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Flashback: 10 Back To School Kick Off Ideas For Youth Ministry

on August 8, 2014 by

Steve Blanchard

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Book: Teenagers Matter

on August 7, 2014 by

When teenagers are valued, they bring life to nearly every sector of society, including the church

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Letters From A Pastor’s Daughter

on August 7, 2014 by

It’s been more than a decade since I ran away from home and I’m finding it again, in the Church. I love…

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Students’ Search for Identity

on August 7, 2014 by

Two questions to help teens ask alongside scripture: Who am I?+Who is God?

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Prayer and God’s Will

on August 6, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Child Evangelism or Covenant Theology?

on August 6, 2014 by

The Reformed Church has failed to teach its members the implications of covenant theology for their children

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‘You Can Change The World Right Now,’ Teen Says

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Hannah has always wanted to change the world–and she thought she’d have to wait until she grew up to do it

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7 SIGNS WE MAY BE WORSHIPPING OUR FAMILY

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However, there does seem to be a tendency with the home school/family worship/children in worship emphasis that can turn this good…

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Shoot to Kill: The Real Impact of Violent Video Games

on August 5, 2014 by

Are violent video games as bad as they seem in the media?

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Cheat Codes: A Quick Guide to Teens and Video Games

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How can parents get their kids to stop playing games so much and do something more “social?”

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Flashback: Using Instagram in Student Ministry

on August 5, 2014 by

Consider leveraging Instagram in your student ministry

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

on August 5, 2014 by

Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

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Are Teens Addicted to the Internet? [Infographic]

on August 5, 2014 by

Parents need to be aware of what their teens are doing online and here are few simple steps

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Reflecting on 10 Years in Youth Ministry

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It’s About….

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Atheist Group ‘Wants to Use IRS As Weapon Against Christianity’

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has struck a deal with the IRS

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Dr. Chap Clark’s 3 Ways to Enter the World Beneath

on August 4, 2014 by

By Ron Powell

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Book: It’s Complicated by Danah Boyd

on August 4, 2014 by

by Mike Liebler

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DEAR YOUTH MINISTRY VETERANS

on August 4, 2014 by

By Leneita Fix

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Flashback: A FATHER’S ROLE IN HIS CHILDREN GOING TO CHURCH WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS

on August 4, 2014 by

If a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful his wife’s devotions, only one child in 50 will become…

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Strength Through Adveristy

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Trials and tribulation will come. The question is will I overcome or be overcome by them? Will I be strengthened or defeated…

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Flashback: A PRAYER FOR RE-PARENTING BY ABBA, FATHER

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by Scotty Smith

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Book: The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

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Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World