I simply didn’t understand how parents fit into the ministry picture
A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and everything to do…
According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…
by Walt Mueller
It’s not doubt that is squelching young people’s faith…It’s protective parents who shield teenagers from hard conversations that feel too to navigate
Our job is to raise young people in love and security, but also make sure they are well equipped to leave home…
The memorial service. In lieu of flowers or gifts please give to the Catalyst Building fund, as a celebration of Joel’s dream
I looked back..and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity
Well done, good and faithful servant!
Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…
The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they…
Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…
Nowadays, I find myself encouraging my teenagers not to think about their daily time with God as something that they do for…
3 Things You Might Forget
What does it really mean anyway?
This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…
How to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond in an appropriate way
“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances
Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly..pornography also has a grip on an alarming number of pastors and youth pastors
Most taxing years for mothers….middle school years are far more challenging
Even the best of us with all of our training, preparations, and aspirations can trip up and fall
Debunking myths about what attracts the next generation
Helping Teens Manage Social Media
Use these ideas as a springboard to create something new in your ministry
Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22
It’s that time of year again where many of you start prepping for next season
Are you or your church a Pokestop? How is your ministry using the game to serve the community or meet people where…
10 reasons why being a youth pastor may be the best ministry job on the planet
By Justin Knowles
Allow me to help shed some light on a couple of truths in relation to unchurched parents, and then recommend some steps…
God can use parents—even sleep-deprived ones with snot and food on their shoulders—to build up the next generation of leaders
Four Ideas to Enhance Your Culture
6 Benefits of managing expectations
How Will It Affect the Lives of Her Young Fans?
What’s the ten appeal?
And if He (Christ) isn’t a priority in our lives, then our children will know and follow suit
Divvying it up like this it will make you act and take steps to realize that change instead of being paralyzed by…
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”
Pilgrimages are essential to our spiritual health and to the health of our students
In just a few more than 50 years, our media culture has gone from treating matters of sexuality as a hush-hush topic…
A ministry veteran reflects on what he wishes he’d done better in his work
Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious
Don’t miss this opportunity before they leave
Don’t miss out on this…Paul said he became all things to all people so that some might come to Christ
After 9 Youth Ministry…Start 7:00 Min
Better Planning for a Better Fall
Seeking Answers, Finding Hope
However, these age-based increases in pornography viewing are decidedly lesser among those who attend religious services
Don’t let failure define you
Stop yearning for something better and figure out how to minister to those you’ve been placed with
Secular society throws its own answers our way, but they’re never compatible with a Christian worldview
Voices of the Phase Project
Clarity is the result of a deliberate journey
“Most teens feel out of place in this world.”
While you’re in Youth Ministry doing your best to serve and lead you will get criticized
All the experts preach that you need to communicate with your teenager. But what if they don’t want to have anything to…
Summer in Youth Ministry can be a busy time. It always seems to me that it is gone almost as soon…
….and You Should Too
by Jonathan McKee
In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry
While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise
The purpose behind our actions is a significant factor in determining our success or failure
Answering Every Kid’s Burning Question
How fathers interact with their children when disciplining them, has links to aggressive and delinquent behavior in later life.
Help protect kids from the killings, rapes, and kidnapping. Visit www.sonsoflibertyinternational.com to learn how to help.
We don’t need a new mission. We don’t need a new model. We need new ministry goals and an unrelenting commitment to…
Any question that is surprising, specific, and personal will get your students talking.
More than 60 leaders concerned about the mental health of American children have signed onto an open letter
…if we don’t ever engage the earth, how can we be witnesses in it?
In a world full of half-dressed celebrities willing to bare-all, Mrs. Curry’s powerful stand for modesty is a beautiful thing
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for
Wandering into the church..he was immediately assumed to be the new youth pastor, due to the guitar he was carrying and unkempt…
Paul Worcester shares a summer goals worksheet that he uses with students through Christian Challenge and Chico State University
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.