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
A behind the scenes insight of the temptations, corruption, challenges and success of the Christian Rock band, Stryper
I simply didn’t understand how parents fit into the ministry picture
A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and everything to do…
According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…
by Walt Mueller
It’s not doubt that is squelching young people’s faith…It’s protective parents who shield teenagers from hard conversations that feel too to navigate
Our job is to raise young people in love and security, but also make sure they are well equipped to leave home…
The memorial service. In lieu of flowers or gifts please give to the Catalyst Building fund, as a celebration of Joel’s dream
I looked back..and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity
Well done, good and faithful servant!
Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…
The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they…
Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…
Nowadays, I find myself encouraging my teenagers not to think about their daily time with God as something that they do for…
3 Things You Might Forget
What does it really mean anyway?
This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…
How to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond in an appropriate way
“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances
Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly..pornography also has a grip on an alarming number of pastors and youth pastors
Most taxing years for mothers….middle school years are far more challenging
Even the best of us with all of our training, preparations, and aspirations can trip up and fall
Debunking myths about what attracts the next generation
Helping Teens Manage Social Media
Use these ideas as a springboard to create something new in your ministry
Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22
It’s that time of year again where many of you start prepping for next season
Are you or your church a Pokestop? How is your ministry using the game to serve the community or meet people where…
10 reasons why being a youth pastor may be the best ministry job on the planet
By Justin Knowles
Allow me to help shed some light on a couple of truths in relation to unchurched parents, and then recommend some steps…
God can use parents—even sleep-deprived ones with snot and food on their shoulders—to build up the next generation of leaders
Four Ideas to Enhance Your Culture
6 Benefits of managing expectations
How Will It Affect the Lives of Her Young Fans?
What’s the ten appeal?
And if He (Christ) isn’t a priority in our lives, then our children will know and follow suit
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.