Numerical values: For the first time ever your children can determine their “worth” using actual numbers provided by their peers!
…getting along have not always been so easy…in my own heart several reasons causing me to struggle to get along
The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years
Here are 3 steps for students
My personal way keeping myself accountable to accomplishing my weekly tasks, remaining available to the people and issues necessary, and sticking as…
Raising kids to be more than just rule-keepers
Here is our list of the top needs of teen girls
Specifically, what does it mean for us to champion and mentor each other across gender in life and in ministry?
What we believe about God is absolutely central to how we do ministry.
Youth are “our” brothers and sisters in Christ
by Jonathan McKee
“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”
A few key things that Protestant Christians might learn from our Catholic brothers and sisters
Young teens don’t suddenly acquire fully-functioning abstract thinking…
Why do you think a large percentage of churched teens rarely read the Bible outside of church?
An Interview With Andrew Root
When those connections are made, it is much more difficult to just walk away
by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.
Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty
3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”
Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church
My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.
A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in
God teaches students through story
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?
What’s a Guy to Do?
Consider these three pressings needs of youth, you will be convinced that the work you do is vital and that you need…
He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world —1 John 2:2
The first 300 to register will also receive The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to…
An inside interview
Five Ideas for Inclusion
Students with autism spectrum disorders are often on the outside looking in
A webinar from Walt Mueller and CPYU October 23
We weren’t created to define our own values. Since we were created in God’s image, we were created to live under God’s…
Something needed to change for the cycle of selfishness to end
Instamoments are those very moments where in an instant we are changed in some way.
I know as a church leader I often forget to think about these ideas because I spend most of my time with…
Leading your home well matters as much as leading your ministry well
An Interview with Kara Powell
Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar…
I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years, but I’m grateful for my pastor and the youth parents. No one can do…
The findings were published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
by Adam McLane
Walt Mueller: Is our obsession with style, social media, branding ourselves, and relevance more about cultivating the depth or the breadth?
Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.
Likes take on an entirely different meaning for teens in at least 4 surprising ways…
This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted for chapter ten: “Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith”
Sticky Faith Builder or Breaker?
Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee
Tony Campolo’s surprise reaction when his son came out as a humanist
Because it’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith. It’s silence
Brad M. Griffin Kara Powell
….& Three Overarching Behavioral Trends
Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into…
Album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200
Ed Stetzer: Effective strategies help form fruitful ministries.
So as you stare down another year, you need to start this fall on your plan for fundraising for the coming year Here’s why
That last kid. The one I almost didn’t call. Suddenly, he is the one being a shepherd You never know. The last kid, they matter to God
By Walt Mueller
I know I’m not alone. Other parents suffer through this hellish reality, we are silently united– bonded over the sorrow of a…
I’m a strong believer that belonging precedes belief. This means that if we want teens to take ownership of their faith, we…
What does God think of our students?
…data sources show that across 40 years, church attendance has varied only slightly
Ever Accountable does everything I want and need from an accountability app without being too in the way or too nonexistent
Marko (PART 2)
Marko (PART 1)
This app is fantastic it is engaging for kids of all ages and it not only allows them to read but does a fantastic job of using visuals to even engage kids who are not the best readers
Have all the core evangelism training of Dare 2 Share at their fingertips free of charge!
By Greg Baird
So, how do we protect our relationship with our children, even when we serve in such a demanding profession as the ministry?
If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them
Gospel Leadership Network
Core teams are built to come around Christian students as a coach and help them learn to listen to what God would have them do to reach their friends
Youth ministry in the nation should be an innovation space for the local church. All we have to do is give them space to fail and have a willingness to get messy with them.
I can assure you that even some of the most mature, God-centered female students are struggling with looking at porn
And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.
by Greg Baird
Without parents your influence on a teen’s faith formation is limited
High Invitation Leads to High Challenge
One of the most engaging and life-giving methods youth workers can use is discussion
…just maybe, you can refocus that program on its original purpose, and bring it back to life
Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing… or stop doing it
Barna Group: Q&A with Tim Chaddick
Barna Group: In order to maximize your efforts to spiritually engage them
Here are four things to avoid to help make the youth worker—elder board relationship thrive
A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together
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.