“Most teens feel out of place in this world.”
While you’re in Youth Ministry doing your best to serve and lead you will get criticized
All the experts preach that you need to communicate with your teenager. But what if they don’t want to have anything to…
Summer in Youth Ministry can be a busy time. It always seems to me that it is gone almost as soon…
….and You Should Too
by Walt Mueller
by Jonathan McKee
In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry
While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise
The purpose behind our actions is a significant factor in determining our success or failure
Answering Every Kid’s Burning Question
How fathers interact with their children when disciplining them, has links to aggressive and delinquent behavior in later life.
Help protect kids from the killings, rapes, and kidnapping. Visit www.sonsoflibertyinternational.com to learn how to help.
We don’t need a new mission. We don’t need a new model. We need new ministry goals and an unrelenting commitment to…
Any question that is surprising, specific, and personal will get your students talking.
More than 60 leaders concerned about the mental health of American children have signed onto an open letter
…if we don’t ever engage the earth, how can we be witnesses in it?
In a world full of half-dressed celebrities willing to bare-all, Mrs. Curry’s powerful stand for modesty is a beautiful thing
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for
Wandering into the church..he was immediately assumed to be the new youth pastor, due to the guitar he was carrying and unkempt…
Paul Worcester shares a summer goals worksheet that he uses with students through Christian Challenge and Chico State University
In early adolescence, between the ages of 13 and 15, teens are still fairly self-centered and are more likely to worry about…
Remember these helpful tips, and don’t forget to….
…also found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied…
The goals and purpose of camp counseling.”Who are you? and Why are you here?”
A Few Simple Ideas To Begin To Develop The Culture You Want
We can never fully know the way the Lord is working on their hearts. In our eyes it seems like they are…
“Communication has been the number one thing in our family,” Grammy Award-winning Michael W. Smith
When I was 16, I had a vision and dream from the Lord about my future about being used for His glory….
The value parents add to a student ministry is immeasurable
by Brock Morgan
While summer is a great time to change things, it can also be a missed opportunity if you don’t develop a plan….
The Habit May Be Secret…But Not Its Consequences
“I used to do gang ministry, life-and-death was always a reality but this became very real,”
…a powerful call to depart the consumer culture and return to a neighborly covenant culture
by Rachel Blom
National Survey on Drug Use and Health: A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states
The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen’s Faith
What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?
Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals
…..is not “Family” Ministry
“There’s a time to be spastic and there’s a time to refrain from being spastic!”
A discouraged child is one who has lost heart. He is so beaten down that he has lost hope, he has lost…
We may provoke our children to anger and discouragement when we teach them to be good instead of holy…good behavior than their…
As we prepare our kids for the real world it is great to have some clear goals. Skills we should help teens…
3 Clues To Create What Your Students Crave
looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember
So useful..from keeping receipts to meeting notes, to writing sermons, songs, blog posts, to do lists, and much more
“JH Uth Guy”
The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.
A lot of things parents freak out about aren’t really that important. But there are some things that ARE: What’s actually helpful…
Religion is in our blood, and the more we deny it, the sicker our society becomes
…before she heads off to college. I began to think about things I still need to teach her, specifically about boys..
5 Apps For Creating Awesome Youth Ministry Graphics
Beating, yelling and neglect can all be passed from one generation to the next — but parents are often keen to break…
4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree
“He remembered it was on a Sunday, because he had just returned from church.” “He sent the pictures to someone he was…
Over my 18 years in the church, I’ve seen three ways every church member can (and should) serve their teenagers…
An article from guest author Adam McLane
Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed
Ministry is messy because people are broken, here are our ground rules when it comes to counseling students
Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead
The Junior Higher Who Called My Bluff
Make your meetings with parents count with these ideas
Middle school can be confusing for kids … AND their parents. Here’s how you can help.
Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences
by Kurt Johnston
“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”
Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…
There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church
How does this play into kids and youth ministry?
How to Create A More Enrichening Experience
Question one of the Catechism shapes our whole existence…we belong to Jesus and not to ourselves
What is the “pornography as public health crisis” movement?
It’s as strong as it has ever been. With one important distinction: They don’t inherently grasp why this is a problem
Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…
Hollywood could not write a more compelling story…
Here are the notes and presentation files
by Reggie Joiner
OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation
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.