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I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent
What to say to girls trying to dress or dance in grown-up ways that they don’t understand
…it means that a child or teen being exposed to pornography is no longer a matter of “if” but a matter of…
I have never heard of a growing ministry that did not focus on building relationships. It is easy to neglect the vital…
“Mother Teresa said the problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small,”
by Steve Kozak
Doubt does not squelch faith; silence does
And new research tells us how to turn it around
In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time…
Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?
Download, “Issues and Answers,” by Roland Boyce
Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World
Wired For Intimacy. How Pornography Hijacks The Male Brain
Examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions
Evernote is a great program to organize thoughts, meetings, agendas, sermons and even an entire youth ministry program
by Greg Stier
Trulia found that almost 40 percent of young adults lived with their parents, step-parents, grandparents and other relatives last year, the highest…
Pope: Help young people find purpose in the world, in “a culture that idolizes youth” and yet has made no place for…
Goals give us something larger to work toward and a motivation for continuing to work
When has your ministry finally reached success?
What happened was that we ended up with, “Seasonal Givers,” which taught kids to give only during the holidays
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Foundations:A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Teens
I think 2016 has been our most challenging year of parenting
Most practicing Protestant youth already own one—and they’re reading it, according to researchers
God chose to use people that were unsuspecting
At 103 years old and having been the first female physician in this city, Virginia has a lot of experiences to share
People desire to be known, cared for, and invested in so I’ve put together 5 simple steps to creating quality staff meetings
Snapchat, that indicates how many consecutive days two users have sent snaps to each other. Snapstreaks are emerging as a way for…
Problems with weight during adolescence, coupled with social economic status and physical development, can also impact mental health during adulthood
What Impact Did They Make on Young Listeners?
30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker
Four lessons for your children’s ministry and your adults
Making grace salty and powerful
Less, not more
When a teen is walking into your ministry for the first time they are probably wondering, “Will anyone notice that I’m here?”…
One of the mistakes many pastors…make is during Christmas we demonize culture rather than show people how to redeem it
You can not properly give God Glory or give honor to others if you believe that you achieved what you have on…
True success in life is faithfulness to God and obedience to his commands, whether your net worth is 10 cents or 10…
Doug Franklin: Safe is one of the most used words in today’s Christian culture.
2016’s Word of the Year Will Impact Decades to Come
Lessons, devotions, games and more
Their brains are specifically and fantastically wired for passion, creativity, invention, dissatisfaction with mediocrity and status quo
The revised 2016 list
Youth ministry may be more of a calling…When you keep doing your thing, year after year, it’s easy to get stuck in…
Find the Nourishment Your Soul Needs by by Charles R. Swindoll
In just 13 two-page chapters there is a general overview of the whole Bible and its teachings with the visual aids of…
Easy-to-read overviews you’re looking for. From theology, to biblical archaeology, to the life of Christ
The Art and Science of Reading the Bible: Howard G. G. Hendricks
by Sarah Newton
Our students are finding that the local body of believers is often at odds with their rapidly shifting culture
Children and teens suffering from a variety of mental health issues are increasingly resorting to suicide
8 critical questions
A great retreat requires hard work and intentional preparation. Here are a few tips to make your next retreat a success
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Fuller Youth Institute: Become an FYI Insider by joining our community of over 23,000 parents and leaders
Youth workers, parents, pastors, teachers. . . all of you. . . give this a look.
The kind of (youthgroup) girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than…
Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast with Jim Daly talking about how to connect with your tech-absorbed kid
“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…
Students in our ministries are trying to answer the “Who am I?” question. “What is the youth pastor’s role in helping students…
The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?
When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…
by Jeremy Zach
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging sufferin
Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are
“What do you think matters more—talent or effort?”
Download this FREE Guide to Writing Bible Study for Teenagers
Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn
How the word “post-truth” became the “word of the year” and what it means for evangelism
“If you’re not spending time with teenagers, then you’re done with student ministry.”
A little Prayer About Seduce-Ability/
Worry he is weakening Roman Catholic rules on moral issues such as homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems….
People like the idea of service more than they like to serve.
Isn’t it true?
Ministry is about people. It’s not really about programs, events or curriculum. It is all about relationships; with God and others
Parents youth pastors disagree about biggest challenge in youth ministry
Now before you get all puffed up, let’s really talk about it
We live in a “tell all” culture. Social media, image consultants, photographs, smart phone in our hand to record ourselves
Making Sure Tech Doesn’t Hijack Your Holidays
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.