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Talking With Our Kids About Katy Perry

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

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When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

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The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

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The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on June 27, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

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7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

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Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

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GENERATION Z MINISTRY

on June 25, 2017 by

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

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4 BOOKS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NEW CHRISTIANS

on June 25, 2017 by

…how to disciple students after a decision?

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5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD HAVE

on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

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Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them….Keep Them

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

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Transgenderism

on June 23, 2017 by

But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity

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How To Set A Solid Calendar For The Year

on June 22, 2017 by

A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 1

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 2

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

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Part-3

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10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should Not Smoke Pot

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

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Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To Quit Porn

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!

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Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

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How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

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What Does It Take To Be A Good Father?

on June 18, 2017 by

Interview with Josh McDowell

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Dad And The Right Priorities

on June 18, 2017 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities

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How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

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The Fear Of The Unknown

on June 17, 2017 by

Heidi Burns

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6 Reasons Sarcasm Kills Relationships

on June 17, 2017 by

By Shaunti Feldhahn

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Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on June 15, 2017 by

10 Principles For Conflict Management

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Getting Students Back Into Youth Group

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile

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Helpful….. New Free Resources By Jonathan McKee

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

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The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church Needs To Know About GenZ

on June 14, 2017 by

Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them…

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Pornography: Necessary Talking Points With Kids

on June 12, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

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4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry Program

on June 10, 2017 by

But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s…

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5 Things All First Graders Have In Common

on June 9, 2017 by

Life with a first grader is talkative, energetic and fun one. Remember, it’s just a phase. . . so don’t miss it.

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Please Don’t Copy This Student Ministry

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

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Catch Them Doing It Right

on June 6, 2017 by

We realized that a lot of teachers, much like many parents, were so programmed to correct kids behavior that they had…

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Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From Graduation….Conundrum

on June 5, 2017 by

But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

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13 Reasons Why … There is Hope

on June 1, 2017 by

This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons…

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How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

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THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN MINISTRY

on May 31, 2017 by

“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need…

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Shame Youth Ministry And The Imago Dei

on May 31, 2017 by

Self-image is a complex beast. If we have a distorted image of ourselves it becomes very easy to fill our thoughts with…

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3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To Wear To Recruit Todays Volunteer

on May 29, 2017 by

Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

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Five Reasons Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently

on May 23, 2017 by

About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week

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Flashback: Miley…She’s A Wreck…And So Are We!

on May 22, 2017 by

Things I’m learning from Miley Cyrus and about myself

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4 Effective Ways To Help Graduating Seniors Keep Their Faith In College!

on May 21, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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Free 7-week Parenting Curriculum…“If I Had A Parenting Do Over”

on May 21, 2017 by

7 videos, each one seeding conversation about the 7 vital changes I’d make

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How To Help Parents Set Good Boundaries For Their Kids

on May 20, 2017 by

“My 16-year-old wants Instagram and I won’t let her have it. Is that bad?”

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Flashback: “Tips For A Healthy Digital Diet”

on May 20, 2017 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic

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13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

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How To Have Tough Conversations Where Students Still Want To Come Back

on May 17, 2017 by

Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

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Are Students Actually Welcome In Your Youth Ministry?

on May 17, 2017 by

So how do we lead activities that all types of students can be good at, and at the same time, be really…

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Are We Forcing Our Youth Out Of Church?

on May 17, 2017 by

Besides the moments in ministry where I have gone and put my foot in my mouth…

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Flashback: Response To Teen Vogue From A Pro-Life Teen

on May 15, 2017 by

Watch this pro-life teen destroy Teen Vogue over their post-abortion ‘gift guide’

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Helping Preschool Aged Children With Divorce

on May 15, 2017 by

The parents get so caught up in their own struggles that they don’t pay attention/realize what their kids are going through.

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Guilty Of Inciting Religious Hatred — For Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ In Church

on May 12, 2017 by

That’s what you get for posting a profanity-laced YouTube video of yourself playing…in one of Russia’s holiest places

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10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth Ministry

on May 10, 2017 by

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

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More Than The Sex Talk….4 Ways To Push Teens Toward Purity

on May 10, 2017 by

Many things aren’t the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.
So it is…

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“Distracted” Parent….Put Your Phone Down?

on May 8, 2017 by

Avoid Being a “Distracted” or “Annoying” Parent

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Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

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ALBUM REVIEW: 13 Reasons Why (A NETFLIX Original Series Soundtrack)

on May 7, 2017 by

The soundtrack for this teen suicide may in some ways be more problematic than the show itself

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Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your Youth Ministry

on May 5, 2017 by

40 to 50% of kids who are connected to a youth group when the graduate high school will fail to stick with…

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Young Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait To Give Your Best Effort

on May 5, 2017 by

In an older, little book called How to Have a Happy and Successful Ministry…

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Youth Ministry’s Deadliest Challenge

on May 5, 2017 by

Suicide is the #3 killer for kids ages 10-14, and #2 for ages 15-24. Chances are,…

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The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

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How to Lead a Student You Just Don’t Understand

on May 3, 2017 by

Tim Elmore

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3 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Summer Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

Students are already in summer mode. Are you ready for them?

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13 Reasons Why…Suicide Is The Worst Option

on May 2, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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Islams View Of Homosexuality

on May 2, 2017 by

There are a number of passages within both the Koran and Hadiths that address homosexuality Islam goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality…

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Awana: Youth Ministry Apologetics Student Curriculum Q & A Intro.Video

on May 2, 2017 by

We collected questions about the new Journey Advocates curriculum and sat down with Steve Kozak, Director of Awana Youth Ministries, and asked…

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From Graduation To Transformation

on May 2, 2017 by

Intentionality is key. As students embark on the life-changing transition into university life, youth workers will do well in walking with them…

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“Building A Year Long Event Strategy For Students”….Family Retreat

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

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This Question Changed Youth Ministry For Me

on May 1, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Finding Motivation When It’s Gone

on May 1, 2017 by

Maybe you have been there before…So, what do you do? How do you find motivation when it is gone? Here is what…

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Selena Gomez And God

on April 30, 2017 by

Watch Selena Gomez Lead Worship at Hillsong and Talk About Her Relationship With God!

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Why Teen Mental Health Experts are Focused on ’13 Reasons Why’

on April 29, 2017 by

Some mental health experts say the show, “13 Reasons Why” could pose health risks for certain young people, such as those who…

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3 Lessons From “Over The Hill”

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

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Get Rid Of Sideways Energy

on April 28, 2017 by

Justin Knowles

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on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

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The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

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Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

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The Problem With Social Media Fasts And Other Forms Of Tuning Out

on April 22, 2017 by

So what’s the solution?

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#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…

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7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

on April 21, 2017 by

Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders

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Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

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4 Ways Youth Culture Has Changed and What it Means for Youth Ministry

on April 20, 2017 by

Kevin Mahaffy Jr

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5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s Success

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

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Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane

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Alone…..

on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

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13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13 Reasons Why

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment

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13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True North

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

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Tips For Camps/Retreats

on April 17, 2017 by

camps and retreats…. It accelerates the depth and vulnerability of the students’ willingness to engage with youth leaders and other students

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Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth Workers

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It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

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Lent Questions Day 39 “It is finished”?

on April 15, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

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20 Questions To Connect With New Students

on April 13, 2017 by

Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

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Flashback: 20 Myths About A Great Youth Worker

on April 13, 2017 by

These myths may be preventing many “real” potential Youth Workers from serving in Youth Ministry

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Book: Tuning In

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Six Ways to Reclaim Your Life from Technology

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5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually Critical Parents

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics

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Lent Questions Day 38

on April 11, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Adulthood Passage Rituals Can Create Stronger Faith

on April 11, 2017 by

The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

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Lent Questions Day 37

on April 10, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

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Why Our Teens Dont Know They Need Jesus

on April 10, 2017 by

Kristen Hatton