What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?
by Josh Evans
The Scary Truth and Why It’s Dangerous
These are things I’ve learned by self-reflecting, seen in others, or have been advised by mentors
Promising amazing sex in exchange for purity doesn’t serve anyone…
We must allow and call youth into Christian adulthood and ease their fears of a boring life
This film could replace Remember the Titans as the primary sports film for youth ministry
Ministry Resource Site for the upcoming film, “Dolphin Tale” Free Videos, Sermon Outlines and Images
by Justin Knowles
In a world where this kind of sexually charged entertainment is rapidly becoming the choice diet of mainstream audiences…
The “JH Uth Guy”
5 lies that girls believe about themselves
A Creative Dad Just Made Water Balloon Fights Way More Efficient
So should all of this discourage us? Not at all…
by Jim Liebelt
longitudinal data on more than 3,000 twins
Setting the spiritual foundation for children
…reasons that children will walk away from church without a Biblical foundation for their faith
YouthWorks: by Sam Townsend
How to Do an Evangelistic Car Wash
After 33 years in youth ministry, there are a few things i’m seeing about survival and thriving as a veteran
Adam McLane: Take the time to examine your life and separate “be careful” from…
18 presenters delivering laser-focused TED-style talks…who leave you thirsty for more
by Christopher Wesley
It had me thinking about what in our daily lives do we sacrifice to fit the needs of our problems?
We didn’t go to evangelize or proselyte per se. We went to serve. We went to help someone in need
Art Bamford series
Art Bamford series
I realized I was more than half the problem in this whole entitlement parenting challenge …wake up call
Last March, a post rocked the internet…I thought, my goodness, most of this could apply to adults!
60% of our 46,125 SBC churches reported NO baptisms (age 12-17)
A great reminder in the busy-ness of summer from the #YSVault
by Aaron Kirkpatrick
“Jesus Studies” Curriculum
by Danny Bowers
Can’t We All Just Get Along: Family Dynamics in the Church
Mark Matlcok: why youth ministry is vital to the body of Christ
Building Identity, Significance and Purpose into Students
Designed to encourage, teach and inspire anyone who works with youth. Taken from YFC President weekly blog
Everyone takes off of work to see the three year old sing..However, the older they get the less we show up
When a church is truly intergenerational it means kids, teens and adults are visibly present and involved
Were losing more than one out of three volunteers from one year to the next on average
Many young people now derive personal support and affirmation from “likes” and feedback to their postings.
Reflecting on the Experience
Kids or Adults?
Too many youth leaders have lost their original fire and have succumbed to the status quo
Chap Clark looks at keeping our focus on helping students find their place in the church long after we are gone….
But It’s Still Deadly When They (Finally) Start
He assumed the boy had gotten on the church bus with his four siblings when it pulled up at their house
People who act different will always be treated differently. Are you prepared for your ruling?
by Youth Worker
The youth leaders with longevity and impact are not always the flashiest but most have at least 3 common…
By Lars Rood
As technology advances and cell phones continue to do far more than just connect phone calls…
Do you know what teens fear?
Facebook Can Tweak Your Moods Through ‘Emotional Contagion’
3 Directives For Missional Living
A high level of involvement in your church can help you have higher job satisfaction and commitment
The best ideas in youth ministry are “out there” being tried–right now–by youth workers just like you
Making your message stick
Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs
Tips for parents and church workers accommodating tweens
Are You Teaching Grace Or Legalism?
Perhaps the greatest influence of.. social media is actually relational and not informational?
Individual growth always comes before corporate growth
by Greg Stier
by Phil Bell
by Mark Oestreicher
By Brad M. Griffin
We put more effort, time, and budget toward events than any other aspect of our ministries
3 Subconscious But Deadly Reasons Most Leaders Have Few Friends
Young leaders are the future..Give them freedom with their schedule
By Eddie Witkowski
George Lochart of The Youth Culture Report headed to Nicaragua for our second mission trip of the summer
Ed Stetzer: Not everyone avoids serving the church for the same reason. | Ed Stetzer
Spreading what we know about youth culture
Instead of challenging the growing secularism among men, the church largely acquiesced—by turning to women
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.