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Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

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Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

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Horses And Chariots

on February 18, 2019 by

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Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In Youth Group…Belong

on February 17, 2019 by

Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

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Webcast: How Faith Is Handed Down In Christians’ Homes

on February 16, 2019 by

Perfect training opportunity for church staff, small groups, ministry teams and parents, with brand new insights and real life applications

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4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About Sex

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

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Book: ‘In The Closet Of The Vatican’

on February 15, 2019 by

Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

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Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

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The SBC Sex Abuse Crisis

on February 15, 2019 by

There is a BIG difference between privacy and secrecy

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Love Is

on February 14, 2019 by

Love is to be celebrated but not worshiped. It is easy in our culture to worship a quality that is not a…

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Youth Workers Remain Strong

on February 13, 2019 by

Without an anchor, we drift along with the prevailing winds of the spirit of the times. Without a stake in the ground…

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Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth Ministry

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

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Battle Ready?

on February 11, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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13-Year-Old Boy Committed Suicide After Being Bullied

on February 6, 2019 by

Martin was tormented on the school bus over his weight, glasses and braces in the months leading to his death

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Flashback: How to Quit Porn

on February 6, 2019 by

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Book: Meet Generation Z

on February 5, 2019 by

Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

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Gen Z, “Snackable Content” & What Do We Do?

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

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Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

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The Source For Youthministry And Parents Revamped

on February 4, 2019 by

We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

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High School Crowd Sings National Anthem

on February 4, 2019 by

The recording of the national anthem wasn’t able to play before North Polk and Roland-Story tipped off,” reps for the station wrote….

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The Benefits Of Continuing With Ministry Long Term

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

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Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

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“How do I build my Ministry If I Can’t Hire Anyone?”

on February 3, 2019 by

“How did you steward what I gave you faithfully?”

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Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors Need To Address

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

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Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors Need to Address

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 2

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Stop Yelling A Your Kids

on February 1, 2019 by

3 Ways to Avoid Yelling at Your Kids

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Beyond The Scrolling….Belonging

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

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What Teenagers Need From Us More Than Anything Else….Belong

on January 31, 2019 by

Our kids need a wall of support that doesn’t withdraw or abandon them. Even when they withdraw from us—

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Book: Growing With

on January 31, 2019 by

Access a wealth of tools to help you nurture faith and family relationships when you preorder Growing With

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Redeeming Love For Run-Down Parents

on January 30, 2019 by

Multiple times during any particular week, this season often feels overwhelming, stressful, and just hard.

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How Hard It Is to Parent a Teen?

on January 30, 2019 by

I need to be honest about how there are times when I don’t even recognize my own children and how lonely that…

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Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on January 30, 2019 by

“Ultimately, when we worship parenting success and achievement, we find our worth in….what our children accomplish.”

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Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells Young Catholics

on January 28, 2019 by

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

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Games for Your Next Glow Night Event

on January 27, 2019 by

5  more glow stick games

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Gospel-Centered Parenting And Grandparenting

on January 25, 2019 by

Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and…

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Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex?

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

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Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Mom, Dad, What’s Sex?

on January 25, 2019 by

Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

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Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

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When Soccer Trumps Youth Group

on January 24, 2019 by

You know the drill. You get super fired up for a student ministry event your team has been planning….

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How Enneagram Helped My Ministry

on January 22, 2019 by

You may be a skeptic or have confusion about the Enneagram and thats okay. These have just been a few ways the…

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: Part 2

on January 22, 2019 by

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: Part 1

on January 22, 2019 by

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EIGHTH GRADE’ Film Discussion Guide

on January 20, 2019 by

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“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM

on January 20, 2019 by

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM: A YOUTHWORKER ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

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Beyond The Scrolling…..Belonging

on January 20, 2019 by

Engagement Online Tells Us About Searching In Real Time

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Teen Birth Control Use Up, MoreUnwanted Pregnancies

on January 19, 2019 by

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research…

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 18, 2019 by

In my experience there are two big factors that drive people out of professional youth ministry…

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 18, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

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2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

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Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going As Young Adults

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

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Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

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Teaching Your Kids Self Control

on January 15, 2019 by

“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

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Gospel Lite In Youth Ministry

on January 8, 2019 by

The gospel is the announcement of grace for sinners through the life, death, resurrection, and eventual return of Jesus Christ

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Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

on January 8, 2019 by

So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

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What Do Our Youth Need Most?

on January 7, 2019 by

A kid in pain… do I craft a lesson around emotional pain and how Jesus can be salve for…

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Do “Something” In The New Year

on January 7, 2019 by

I don’t know if you are like me, but I enjoy blowing stuff up….

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The end of the year

on December 31, 2018 by

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

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Resolutions and goals

on December 31, 2018 by

So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

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Flashback: Make Your Goals Happen This Year

on December 31, 2018 by

Dream about what could and should be happening in your ministry.

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3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019

on December 30, 2018 by

Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend,…

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WHAT YOUTH MINISTRY IS NOT ABOUT

on December 30, 2018 by

I will have been in youth ministry for 40 years. Wisdom, I believe, teaches us what to value and not value.

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MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS FROM 2018

on December 30, 2018 by

The #ysblog went through and found the most popular blog posts from 2018. Wondering what the top posts were from 2018? Check…

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Focus

on December 26, 2018 by

Don’t try to get out of a situation but seek to grow through it

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A Very Social Christmas

on December 26, 2018 by

A humorous reminder that our connectedness can sometimes get in the way of actually connecting. This Christmas, don’t be social, be social

 

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Christmas “Time flies”

on December 25, 2018 by

Don’t miss it. You will blink. . . and they will be older. And that’s why our tree this year reminds me…

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The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety

on December 24, 2018 by

“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

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From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

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The Parenting Marathon

on December 22, 2018 by

Eight Ways to Persevere in the Parenting Marathon

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How To Speak To Middle Schoolers

on December 21, 2018 by

Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

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10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Are Awesome

on December 21, 2018 by

Middle schoolers tend to get a bad rap because they come with many challenges

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Changes In Youth Ministry

on December 21, 2018 by

How To Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

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Girl’s Inoperable Brain Tumor Disappears

on December 18, 2018 by

….Doctors can’t explain it

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Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids…Belong

on December 16, 2018 by

The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

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Why Young People Leave The Church….Belong

on December 16, 2018 by

How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

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Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It…New

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

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The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

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Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

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How To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

on December 11, 2018 by

4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

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Teachable Moments

on December 10, 2018 by

Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship

 

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Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

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Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 9, 2018 by

7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

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What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

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We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

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Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

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Don’t Suppress Negative Feelings Around Kids

on December 1, 2018 by

New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to…

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Keeping Students Committed To Christ And The Church…Belong

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

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The State Of Sacred Dialogue

on November 28, 2018 by

a  free Barna research sample of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

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Unleashing youth as co-participants in the mission of God

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

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Don’t miss these holiday resource bundles

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

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Flashback: Why Youth Ministry….Needs A Reformation

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

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Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

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Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

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Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

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Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

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Tough Topics

on November 22, 2018 by

Five ways to teach on tough topics

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Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have

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spread the message of gratitude!

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Kids With Disabilities Face Many Challenges In Church?

on November 20, 2018 by

Children with certain types of chronic health conditions are much less likely to attend religious services —

 

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Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

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Does Living Together Build A Stronger Marriage?

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

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Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,