We are called to give thanks in all situations but I am struggling to give thanks to God in the face…
It’s funny how much you can tell about a society’s social norms solely from the changes in its home design
Helping our ministry as we help others
If suicide rates grew for girls aged 10-14 by 76%, we might need to re-think (setup guardrails for) their internet social media…
We have a problem fully embracing Gods grace. We like to replace what He has DONE with what we have to DO
one speaker couldn’t effectively produce content for all the kids who were entering into the weekend in completely different places
Ministry isn’t about numbers but it is about effectiveness. And you’ll never be effective until you measure stuff
We as the church have been given the ministry of reconciliation. There’s no other institution on earth that has been given this…
by Walt Mueller
The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash
We are not just reporting the news, but we are making good news…
Over two in three (69%) prefer to interact with friends in person over connecting online, with only 15% preferring online
After all those minutes spent per year, 78% of woman still are dissatisfied with themselves
By Walt Mueller
SEX…. “We need to talk with our kids about this regularly!”
They are about what we cannot be. They are intended to create a lack in us, to show us that we don’t…
New low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition…
Annie F Downs
Tim Elmore: I believe it’s time we found ways to combat these unintended consequences to our culture’s norms
How to solve 90 percent of the problems you have with your children in today’s culture
I hope it helps you see a Savior who redeems our misses, so that even slow guys like me can “gladly…
Three Crucial Priorities for Shepherd Leaders
Critics and naysayers are in every church. They are CAVE (Consistently Against Virtually Everything) Dwellers
Would they think the faith of my teens was too dependent on mine?
Tips from Teens
Never assume you are always right and everyone else is wrong. Unless you are Jesus of course
Care for those in need around you
Our goal..of creating Christian adults and not youth group junkies then we can have no other end goal
Yesterday, I spoke to youth workers about how social media has fostered this culture of curation. . . we carefully curate ourselves
As you consider setting these goals, here are some cautions for you
Here was a chance to build a bridge to their hearts and help them hear words of faith from someone who had…
The best thing about using a texting program is that people actually will see the message
Many youth workers seem to feel their ability to influence teenagers may be lessening
When Did Dating Become a Full Contact Sport?
some advice to those looking to get started in youth ministry, and invites other youth workers to chime in as well
by Greg Baird
So if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in a generation, or at least…
The Summit Nov 7-8 Nashville
Observing her life and words, some specific lessons surface for all kids everywhere
Something so important that it will help you with every situation you come across
The other side of The Youth Culture Report
Summit is intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading
Relevance is knowing what those you are ministering to need most…an orthodoxy that has withstood the centuries
The holy grail for helping youth remain religiously active as young adults has been at home all along…
…My surprise was not the presence of this item. The surprise was that it was not ranked higher.
Lesson #3 of the 7 Most Important Leadership Lessons I’ve Ever Learned
Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure
Churches need to ditch their religious cookie cutters
Our flaws are not failures, they’re part of our authenticity
Different Families, Different Ministry
Numerical values: For the first time ever your children can determine their “worth” using actual numbers provided by their peers!
…getting along have not always been so easy…in my own heart several reasons causing me to struggle to get along
The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years
Here are 3 steps for students
My personal way keeping myself accountable to accomplishing my weekly tasks, remaining available to the people and issues necessary, and sticking as…
Raising kids to be more than just rule-keepers
Here is our list of the top needs of teen girls
Specifically, what does it mean for us to champion and mentor each other across gender in life and in ministry?
What we believe about God is absolutely central to how we do ministry.
Youth are “our” brothers and sisters in Christ
by Jonathan McKee
“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”
A few key things that Protestant Christians might learn from our Catholic brothers and sisters
Young teens don’t suddenly acquire fully-functioning abstract thinking…
Why do you think a large percentage of churched teens rarely read the Bible outside of church?
An Interview With Andrew Root
When those connections are made, it is much more difficult to just walk away
by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.
Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty
3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”
Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church
My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.
A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in
God teaches students through story
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?
What’s a Guy to Do?
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.