Fact or Fiction?
4 Things You Need to Know…
Matt Bond, a youth pastor who lays out a simple strategy for reaching the lost that you can use to reach thousands
How to keep your child safe
George Lockhart: A Christmas Devotional Thought
1 Million Downloads in Just a Few Days
Brooklyn Lindsey & Mark Oestreicher
They’re bringing up relevant questions for young Christians whose faith practices take them onto their phones and laptops
It’s hard to generalize about teenage impulsivity, because some adolescents clearly have more self-control than many adults
How can a young girl possibly measure up?
72 percent of parents are simply sticking their heads in the sand and just “hoping for the best”?
Youth ministry media
I figured out some key things early on in my career that helped me connect and gain the respect of my elder…
Stop doing ministry FOR youth. Start doing ministry WITH them
The best help for these moments, I’ve found, has simply been “the power of presence.”
Children of divorce are more likely to pull away from church as teens and adults
“Hey kids, be more kind because the Bible says so!” But that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality. . .
A Study in Contrast
Thanking Mike Yaconelli for being that living example of dreaming big, remaining humble, and blazing trails for God
“God has told me the reason you’re sick/divorced/infertile/unemployed is because of this thing you did wrong”
The Heresy We Love
How intentional are you when it comes to incorporating the gospel into every area of your ministry?
I personally think we need to understand what the Gospel is
As I thought of this spider, I thought of four things those we can take and apply to youth ministry
by Doug Fields
Jonathan McKee: what kind of guidance can we offer our kids who want to download it?
MP3 audio from The Summit 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia
A New Webinar from CPYU and Walt Mueller, Nov 14
Another Teachable Moment. . .
February 21-22, 2014
A Guide to Self and Soul
..it’s just as important to set boundaries for our ministries and stick to them for the benefit of our students, parents,…
God works through the deepest hurts
The subject of the magic of resilience. Good stuff to help our students journey through all of the challenges they face!
Provide Good Depth To Your Teaching
by Christopher Wesley
90% of boys and 70% of girls between the ages of 13 and 14 agreed to have accessed porn in the last…
What I want to be known for, and what I would love for our student ministry to be known for
“Modest Response to the Impending Death of Youth Ministry (as we know it)
Have mentors for children. Older mentors can teach children the value of the entire church community and give them a sense of…
I’m a firm believer that kids are the most important ministry in the church
The shadow side of ambition
Our uncanny fears tell us about ourselves, and are signs of something more
“It’s not my child’s fault!”
Be the first to know when the Bible App for Kids is ready to download
An annual survey of current trends and insights by KidzMatter and Indiana Wesleyan Unv
Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut…..
5 reasons I still attend, and believe in, church
by Rachel Blom
In order to minister to children of divorce, we have to understand them
By Charles Harrison
55% of American Christians are concerned that modern youth ministry is shallow and too entertainment focused
Christ-Centered Preaching and Teaching
It started when I was 9. some friends were giggling about this thing called sex. I Googled it
By Doug Franklin
Is it fair to say that we have yet to find a solution to the problem of bullying?
New Research Seeks to Help Churches More Effectively Engage Young People
Report: $3.7 trillion spent on government entitlements in the last 5 years
Youth Who Drink Before 15 Are 4x more Likely To Develop Dependency
Risk & Faith
Try this: Remember that Scripture teaches that a soft answer turns away wrath
by Josh Evans
Teens’ Problems With Provocative Behaviors
Youth Ministry 101
Millennials (adults ages 18 to 32) are still not setting out on their own
Sticks, Stones, and Words Do Hurt. . . .
Either way, you have to deal with this volunteer
“The Summit is by far the best venue for those interested in engaging new ideas”
If you can’t find a way to make what you have run effectively, you stand no chance of being more effective with…
“I cannot believe that you would do that!”
Thinking Christianly About Style, Media and Entertainment
By John Allert
57% of people who became Christians between the ages of 15-19 who were from nominal or non-Christian families
He routinely and faithfully pronounced me beautiful regardless of all objective external measures
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.