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Family Ministry……

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… not “Family” Ministry

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3 Ways To Speak To Kids Who Don’t Want To Listen

on May 20, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Is It Wrong To Use Entertainment In Youth Ministry?

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“There’s a time to be spastic and there’s a time to refrain from being spastic!”


Fathers (And Mothers), Do Not Provoke Your Children!

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A discouraged child is one who has lost heart. He is so beaten down that he has lost hope, he has lost…

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7 Ways Parents Unfairly Provoke Our Children

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We may provoke our children to anger and discouragement when we teach them to be good instead of holy…good behavior than their…

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Re-orienting To The Desires Of Teens

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Harvard Prof: Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

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As we prepare our kids for the real world it is great to have some clear goals. Skills we should help teens…

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3 Clues To Create What Your Students Crave

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How To Do Your Own Color Powder Games

on May 19, 2016 by

looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember

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4 Reasons To Write Everything In Evernote

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So useful..from keeping receipts to meeting notes, to writing sermons, songs, blog posts, to do lists, and much more

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“What Tweens DON’T Want Parents to Know about Their Technology”

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“JH Uth Guy”

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Fight Against Stagnant Student Ministry

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The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.


What IS A Big Deal Online For Teenagers?

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A lot of things parents freak out about aren’t really that important. But there are some things that ARE: What’s actually helpful…

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The Jewish Intellectual Who Predicted America’s Social Collapse..Values

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Religion is in our blood, and the more we deny it, the sicker our society becomes


9 Prayers For My Daughter Who Is Now Dating

on May 17, 2016 by

…before she heads off to college. I began to think about things I still need to teach her, specifically about boys..


“A Picture Says A Thousand Words..”

on May 16, 2016 by

5 Apps For Creating Awesome Youth Ministry Graphics


Poor Parenting Can Be Passed From Generation To Generation

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Beating, yelling and neglect can all be passed from one generation to the next — but parents are often keen to break…

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Considering What The White House Guidlines Signify About Our Culture

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4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree


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“He remembered it was on a Sunday, because he had just returned from church.” “He sent the pictures to someone he was…

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3 Ways You Can Serve Teenagers In Your Church

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Over my 18 years in the church, I’ve seen three ways every church member can (and should) serve their teenagers…

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Extremely Eyeopening Testimonial About Tech Interfering With Family Dinners

on May 12, 2016 by

An article from guest author Adam McLane

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Book by Leonard Sweet: From Tablet To Table

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Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed


How to Talk With Teens When You Know Nothing About Youth Culture

on May 11, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

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Ground Rules for Counseling Students

on May 11, 2016 by

Ministry is messy because people are broken, here are our ground rules when it comes to counseling students


Scripts This Years Commencement Address

on May 11, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller


Top 10: “Must Reads For Family & Inter-Generational Youth Ministry”

on May 11, 2016 by

JrHigh UthGuy


Book: Surviving Middle School

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Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead


Marko: Middle School Leadership

on May 10, 2016 by

The Junior Higher Who Called My Bluff


Taking Care of the Introverts In Your Ministry

on May 10, 2016 by

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

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Make your meetings with parents count with these ideas


Devotionals For Leaders: No Clones Allowed

on May 10, 2016 by

George Lockhart


3 Ways To Help The Parents Of Middle Schoolers

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Middle school can be confusing for kids … AND their parents. Here’s how you can help.

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How To Know If Your Teen Is Ready For A Smart Phone

on May 9, 2016 by

Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences


Ministering To Senior Slackers

on May 8, 2016 by

by Kurt Johnston

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At What Age Should I Let My Kid Have A Phone? (Values)

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“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”


Study Finds Friends Play Vital Role In Teenage Wellbeing

on May 7, 2016 by

Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…

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How Orange Has Change Our Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry and Church

on May 4, 2016 by

There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church

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Why Revisionism Matters

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How does this play into kids and youth ministry?


The 4 Keys To A Dynamic Confirmation Program

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How to Create A More Enrichening Experience

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Flashback Values: How The Catechism Keeps Us From Bad Theology

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Question one of the Catechism shapes our whole existence…we belong to Jesus and not to ourselves

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Why Is The Issue Of Pornography As A Public Health Crisis In The News?

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What is the “pornography as public health crisis” movement?


The New Compartmentalization Of Teenagers’ Faith

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It’s as strong as it has ever been. With one important distinction: They don’t inherently grasp why this is a problem


5 Reasons Children Should Be In The Main Service Regularly

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Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…


Adam LaRoche Hero, Undercover Agent

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Hollywood could not write a more compelling story…

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Giving Grace To Teenagers…By Brooklyn Lindsey

on May 2, 2016 by

Here are the notes and presentation files


Don’t Miss It – Know Your Kids… Values

on May 2, 2016 by

by Reggie Joiner

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Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

on May 2, 2016 by

OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation

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52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid

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How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!

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Who’s In The Rest Room First Steps In Framing The- Issue

on April 30, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller

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Understanding Why My Teenager Hates Me

on April 30, 2016 by

You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy

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One More Scientific Reason How Youth Groups Benefit Students

on April 29, 2016 by

Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine


What Would I Do Differently If I Started In Youth Ministry All Over Again

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Considering Church Planting?

on April 28, 2016 by

18 exclusive modules of church planting and multiplication that provide practical, actionable advice, taught by leading experts

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Think Divorce Doesn’t Hurts Kids? Think Again.

on April 28, 2016 by

Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…

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Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS

on April 27, 2016 by

Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this


What Students Need, Not What They Want

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Have you ever noticed how we cave to popular culture in our youth programming? giving them..? in order to make them happy

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Lessons From Ministry Mistakes

on April 27, 2016 by

…the point is not to “keep an eye on them,” but to find more time to invest in them


The Priorities, Challenges, And Trends In Youth Ministry

on April 26, 2016 by

Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away


4 Guidelines When Helping Abused Teens

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Working with teen mothers to help them understand the abusive relationships that many of them have with their “baby daddy”


Authentic Discipleship (Part 1)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Authentic Discipleship (Part 2)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Authentic Discipleship (Part 3)

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The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship


Finishing Strong In Youth Ministry

on April 25, 2016 by

Demonstrate Courage: There is something contagious about someone who is courageous


Flashback: The Godfather Of Youth Ministry…

on April 25, 2016 by

If you are in youth ministry you need to be exposed to MIKE YACONELLI

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The Why Behind Endeavor Ministries

on April 24, 2016 by

Across the world, young people desire higher expectations and greater accountability. And the Church should be first to lead the way forward…

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U.S. Teen Pregnancy, Birth And Abortion Rates Reach The Lowest Levels In Almost Four Decades

on April 23, 2016 by

Teen birth and pregnancy abortion rates in the United States all reached new historic lows in 2011, according to two new analyses…


The Limp Truth About Porn

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“Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.”


Sensuality And Vulgarity Without Much Sobriety

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A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs


Prince: High School Students’ Reactions/Thoughts

on April 22, 2016 by

Anna Scally / Cornerstone Media


Devotionals For Leaders: Promises, Promises

on April 20, 2016 by

George Lockhart

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Thoughts On Crisis Response 17 Years Post Columbine

on April 20, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller

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Wisdom For The First 30 Days

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The decisions you make (or don’t make) in the first 30 days have a profound effect on the rest of your ministry


Indy’s New Approach For A Teen ‘Riot’

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“It’s not cool for the kids to talk to the police,” Knecht said. The clergy members offer an alternative

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White Privilege Conference: Almost Everything Bad Is Tied To Christianity

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From racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of “Christian hegemony


Engaging Our Students Outside Of Your Meeting Time

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Interacting with students outside of our meeting times is the heart of what it means to be a youth worker

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Sticky Faith Launch Kit

on April 17, 2016 by

The FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry

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Managing Your Addiction To Technology

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Youth Worker You’re Fired!

on April 13, 2016 by

The fired youth worker, the newly hired..who is replacing them, and those of us on the sidelines


Leaders Are Readers…

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CPYU: Books Books Books With Byron Borger

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Flashback: Why It’s Vital For Us (And For You) To Know And Communicate Our Values

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by Andy Blanks


Kik Some Much Needed Social Media Awareness

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While social media didn’t cause Nicole’s death, the story does serve as a powerful reminder of our need to set social media…

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Values: 4 Digital Demands Placed Upon Teenagers

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Meeting these demands can have negative effects

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Dear Youth Pastor Of My Son Who’s Getting Ready To Graduate High School

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I might have forgotten to say thank you then, but he’s never forgotten how you were there for him


12 Things The Newest Degrassi Teaches Us About Teens

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Never failing to take a topic and look at it from a current cultural perspective. Fitting in, dealing with pressure, and family…


15 Things Millennials Need To Know About Social Media

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Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…


4 Strategies to Make Next Year Great Today

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Summer is not just a time to rest. It’s also a great time to evaluate and plan for changes in your…


11 Strategic Steps To Build A Thriving Youth Ministry

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Strategic thinking gets results


The State Of Youth Ministry Report

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YOUTH SPECIALTIES and YOUTHWORKS commissioned BARNA GROUP to conduct a nationwide study of youth ministers, pastors and parents of teenagers


Flashback: 5 Reasons To Pray

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Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me

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Book: Student Ministry That Matters

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by Ben Trueblood


Newness Of Life

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Devotionals For Leaders

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The Glorious Ah-Ha!

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Devotionals For Leaders

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Devotionals For Leaders

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A Beautiful Collision


Healthy Student Ministries Are Kingdom Expanding

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by Ben Trueblood

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Values: Media Discernment

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by Walt Mueller


After They Leave Our Ministries

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by Jen Bradbury

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How Emotions Influence Our Decisions

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We need to address not just the intellectual brain in our messages to teens, but the emotional brain as well


Overcome Your Worries

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom

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By Walt Mueller

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My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church

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I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group