…..is not “Family” Ministry
by Jonathan McKee
“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
by Walt Mueller
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
How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!
You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy
Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine
18 exclusive modules of church planting and multiplication that provide practical, actionable advice, taught by leading experts
Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…
Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this
Have you ever noticed how we cave to popular culture in our youth programming? giving them..? in order to make them happy
…the point is not to “keep an eye on them,” but to find more time to invest in them
Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away
Working with teen mothers to help them understand the abusive relationships that many of them have with their “baby daddy”
The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship
Demonstrate Courage: There is something contagious about someone who is courageous
If you are in youth ministry you need to be exposed to MIKE YACONELLI
Across the world, young people desire higher expectations and greater accountability. And the Church should be first to lead the way forward…
Teen birth and pregnancy abortion rates in the United States all reached new historic lows in 2011, according to two new analyses…
“Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.”
A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs
Anna Scally / Cornerstone Media
The decisions you make (or don’t make) in the first 30 days have a profound effect on the rest of your ministry
“It’s not cool for the kids to talk to the police,” Knecht said. The clergy members offer an alternative
From racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of “Christian hegemony
Interacting with students outside of our meeting times is the heart of what it means to be a youth worker
The FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry
The fired youth worker, the newly hired..who is replacing them, and those of us on the sidelines
CPYU: Books Books Books With Byron Borger
by Andy Blanks
While social media didn’t cause Nicole’s death, the story does serve as a powerful reminder of our need to set social media…
Meeting these demands can have negative effects
I might have forgotten to say thank you then, but he’s never forgotten how you were there for him
Never failing to take a topic and look at it from a current cultural perspective. Fitting in, dealing with pressure, and family…
Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…
Summer is not just a time to rest. It’s also a great time to evaluate and plan for changes in your…
Strategic thinking gets results
YOUTH SPECIALTIES and YOUTHWORKS commissioned BARNA GROUP to conduct a nationwide study of youth ministers, pastors and parents of teenagers
Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me
by Ben Trueblood
Devotionals For Leaders
A Beautiful Collision
by Ben Trueblood
by Jen Bradbury
We need to address not just the intellectual brain in our messages to teens, but the emotional brain as well
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom
By Walt Mueller
I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group
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.