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Why A Teen Burned His Own Ferrari

on September 2, 2015 by

Entitlement: 8 Warning Signs We Can Look For

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Project Semicolon Really Can Save A Life;

on September 2, 2015 by

Now, turn that semicolon into a metaphor for life that goes on and can change and you have a new trend to…


Back To School Quiet Times September (week 1)

on September 1, 2015 by

George Lockheart

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7 Steps To Automatic Growth In Your Children’s Ministry

on September 1, 2015 by

There are certain principles that, if applied over time, will cause growth in your ministry

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VMA Hangover…Thoughts The Morning After

on September 1, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller


Sex, Weed And MTV…

on September 1, 2015 by

what this generation is gleaning from the VMAs


Why Do Students Leave Their Faith After Graduation?

on September 1, 2015 by

According to Research, This Is the Biggest Factor


TruIdentity Curriculum: Psalms

on September 1, 2015 by

Families are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their student’s faith through time together in God’s Word, prayer


Top 15 Ways That Churches Can Use the Periscope App In Their Ministry

on September 1, 2015 by

It works with Twitter and allows you to set up live video streaming from your smartphone just by pressing a button


“TWELVE Pop Songs And The Book of Psalms” (Lesson Ideas)

on August 31, 2015 by

by JH Uth Guy Dan


Team Up!: The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering With Parents

on August 31, 2015 by

by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.


Kids Are Blunt When They Talk About Why Parents Shouldn’t Get Divorced

on August 31, 2015 by

“Don’t get a divorce. It’s really hard on the kids. They don’t understand what is happening.”


Lego Adult Size Bricks For Youth Ministry!

on August 31, 2015 by

Full-scale plastic blocks that you can use to create functioning furniture and structures for your daily life

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The Uphill Battle Of Being A Girl

on August 31, 2015 by

The Uphill Battle of Being a Girl


Make It Easy For Teens To Share Their Faith

on August 31, 2015 by

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Book: In Search of Adolescence

on August 31, 2015 by

A New Look at an Old Idea – Available for pre-order at Amazon (paperback & Kindle)


Flashback: The VMAs Why And How To Watch

on August 31, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller


Creating A Weekly Schedule That Works For You

on August 30, 2015 by

With the start of a new youthmin season, now is the perfect time to set priorities, prevent stress and burnout


Starting At A New Church (Month 3) – Building Good Habits

on August 30, 2015 by

by Bill Nance

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Flashback: The 2 Most Common Church And YouthWorker Tensions

on August 30, 2015 by


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Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts Friendships

on August 29, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Flashback: 2 Questions You Need 2 Consider When Partnering With Parents

on August 27, 2015 by

These 2 questions may not seem spiritual. In fact, they may not even seem relevant to church. But they are more deeply…

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Trend: Seminarians Pick Schools Based On Location Than Doctrine

on August 27, 2015 by

The younger generation..strong desire to be more connected to the local church and not to uproot from it


4 Back To School Basics Talk

on August 27, 2015 by

Hope this helps students to live as #ONESENT as they enter a new year of missional living


Transition Is All Hard … No, It’s Not

on August 27, 2015 by

by April Diaz

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Summer Student Shares

on August 27, 2015 by

We’re very proud of Cole and all those who served with us this summer! Pray for him…to live as #ONESENT


Miley’s VMA Reprise

on August 26, 2015 by

Jonathan Mckee


Flashback: Creating A Youth Ministry Strategy That Wins

on August 25, 2015 by

With a clear and compelling strategy…


A Back To School Quiet Time For Students

on August 25, 2015 by

Download the Quiet Time to help students get started for this school year

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10 Steps To Help Kids & Teens Connect To The Church

on August 25, 2015 by

Stop blaming other churches for your failure to make an impact and take responsibility


Blueprint: Growing Your Student Ministry

on August 25, 2015 by

Part 1


Blueprint: Growing Your Student Ministry

on August 25, 2015 by

Part 2

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How To Jump Back Into Youth Ministry After Being Away

on August 25, 2015 by

Coming back from vacation does not have to be overwhelming. Develop a plan so you can use your new found energy…

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5 Roles Youth Workers Play In The Lives Of Teenagers

on August 25, 2015 by

There are roles a youth worker plays in the life of our teenagers that can be essential to our students spiritual development


Life Is Short…“Everything Is Broken” Have An Affair

on August 25, 2015 by

Duggar, Fogle, and the rest of us…


What Does Porn Do To Us? . . . An Infographic. . . .

on August 24, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller


A Shift In Teens

on August 24, 2015 by

“Here Come The Teens—A Bit More Jaded And Cynical”


10 Tips To Get Parents To Show Up To Your Next Parent Training

on August 24, 2015 by

How can I partner with parents so the training I offer meets their needs?

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What To Do With Difficult Parents

on August 24, 2015 by

Christopher Wesley

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5 Things You’ll Never Regret

on August 24, 2015 by

by Carey Nieuwhof

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Teens Downloading Jott Like Crazy

on August 23, 2015 by

Jott has nearly 500,000 monthly users and one million app installs..If you haven’t heard of Jott, go ask a teenager

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7 Roadblocks That Keep Teenagers From Sharing The Gospel

on August 22, 2015 by

Greg Stier


7 Things I’ve Learned From 7th Graders

on August 22, 2015 by

Elle Campbell


Flashback: 7 Ways To Deal With CAVE Dwellers In Your Church

on August 22, 2015 by

They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people

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Play These 3 Pop Culture Awareness Games

on August 21, 2015 by

Since my kids were young I have tried to teach them about how our culture lies to them


New Bible App Just Put a Major Twist On Scripture

on August 21, 2015 by

Offers the opportunity for verses to be personalized to each individual reader’s name and gender


Book: Rebuilding Youth Ministry

on August 20, 2015 by

Ten Practical Strategies for Catholic Parishes (A Rebuilt Parish Book)


Flashback: Are You Jealous Of My (Filtered) Life?

on August 20, 2015 by

A simple photo scavenger hunt become a filtering, self-analyzing, obsession-with-perfection photoshoot?

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Advice For Planning Your Next Youth Ministry Retreat

on August 19, 2015 by

I have learned a few things I wish someone would have told me. I’m passing these thoughts along.


Your Definition Of Youth Ministry Will Shape What You Do

on August 19, 2015 by

Whether you realize it or not, is that your ministry functions out of your understanding of what youth ministry is.



on August 19, 2015 by

Stephanie Caro

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Maturity: Passing On Ownership To Students

on August 19, 2015 by

We’ve not genuinely passed on the leadership mantle until we give them ownership…


Why Parents Don’t Read Your Emails

on August 17, 2015 by

The single most common reason parents don’t read our emails is because they never actually…


4 Ways To Support Parents As School Kicks Off

on August 17, 2015 by

…some parents are stressed about the upcoming challenges

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The Gospel In A Post Christian Culture

on August 17, 2015 by

15 Things That Must Change For The Church To Reach An Increasingly Post Christian Culture With The Gospel

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Include Parents In The Plan

on August 15, 2015 by

When you invite parents into the process it produces something very valuable: Ownership!

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Flashback: Are You Mislabeling Your Youth?

on August 15, 2015 by

“Good Kids are NOT Perfect Kids”

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Before You Donate…

on August 15, 2015 by

Dignity: Bottom line is if you were in need how would you feel if someone you didn’t know handed you their…


Talking With Teens About Their Smartphones

on August 14, 2015 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Flashback: A Cell Phone Contract To Help Build Sticky Faith

on August 14, 2015 by

This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted..Making Your House a Hub of Faith


Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?

on August 14, 2015 by

Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee


Is The Smartphone Killing Weekend Church Services?

on August 14, 2015 by

Some are thinking ‘why bother..I can listen when I’m running?” Here are 5 Things You Can’t Download

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6 Ways To Break (From) Your Cell Phone(Or Other Devices)

on August 14, 2015 by

George Lockhart

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Get Prince E. Okereke To College

on August 13, 2015 by

Prince is a dear friend of our ministry in Nigeria

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Going Orange: The First Steps

on August 13, 2015 by

Trying to bring your church toward Orange thinking? A few steps you can take to manage the transition in its early stages

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Proper Hermeneutics In Youth Ministry

on August 13, 2015 by

This post is not a replacement for Bible School or a class on hermeneutics or exegesis


Book Review: I Am Not A Slut

on August 12, 2015 by

Required reading..It’s an eye-opening look into the murky world of teenage sex, especially how girls are perceived

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Teen Labeled Sex Offender After Dating-App Hookup

on August 12, 2015 by

Discussion Starter

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The New School Year Is Here

on August 10, 2015 by

Are You Ready?

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Inside The Mind Of An Incoming Freshman Parent

on August 10, 2015 by

by Josh Griffin

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Helping Relieve The Stress Of Back To School For Students

on August 10, 2015 by

It’s a stressful time. So how can we help relieve the (back to school) stress students and families might be experiencing?

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10 Back To School Kick Off Ideas For Youth Ministry

on August 10, 2015 by

Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…


Back To School Prep

on August 10, 2015 by

Some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall programming and ministry


“Back To School” The Long View

on August 10, 2015 by

What is your definition of “success” in youth ministry?


5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

on August 7, 2015 by

90% of teens are sleep deprived — and the health costs could be significant

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on August 5, 2015 by

Walt Mueller


Podcast : The Power Of A Warm Home

on August 5, 2015 by

Kara Powell, Executive director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of Sticky Faith, talks with Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner in this…


Book: It’s Just A Phase So Don’t Miss It

on August 5, 2015 by

So leaders and parents can connect God’s love and forgiveness to the heart of the next generation

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7 Tips For Dealing With Airplane Parents

on August 4, 2015 by

Those parents who circle their teens at a respectable distance, giving them an appropriate amount of autonomy

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7 Strategies For Working With Helicopter Parents

on August 4, 2015 by

Those parents who hover over their child, dangerously close, never letting them gain any age-appropriate independence


Mission Trip: The Great Difficulty Of Returning Home

on August 3, 2015 by

I need to warn you…

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Need Help In Reaching The Next Generation

on August 2, 2015 by

Try #YouthFilmSeries


3 Simple Steps to Planning A Great Year

on August 2, 2015 by

Right now is the time for you to plan. I know, the “plan” word sounds so boring. There are 100…


Artificial Maturity Book: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults

on August 2, 2015 by

Gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to…


Minister Banned From Juvenile Jail After He Refused to Sign a Form Promising Not to Call Homosexuality ‘Sinful’

on July 30, 2015 by

“The First Amendment prohibits the government from viewpoint discrimination,”“This detention center may not prohibit the expression of biblical morality simply because a…

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Study: Frequent Social Media Use May Take Toll On Teens’ Mental Health

on July 30, 2015 by

Twenty-four percent of teenagers go online “almost constantly,”

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When God Breaks Up Your Pity Party

on July 29, 2015 by

by Justin Knowles

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How To Prevent Teens From Leaving Church After They Leave Home

on July 28, 2015 by

To cut down on the turnover teens to stay connected to the church years after they are gone you need to…


Change Is Good. But Informed Change Is Better

on July 28, 2015 by

True, some people don’t naturally like change. But when you communicate well and often, and allow them time to get used to…

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Divorce And The Impact It Has On Kids

on July 27, 2015 by

It not only affects the parents…it affects the kids as well. Look at these recent findings…


What’s Hot?

on July 26, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


The Teens They Are A-Changin’

on July 26, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Dr Recommends That Schools Should NOT Start Before 8:30 AM

on July 25, 2015 by

….so your kids can get better sleep


3 Types Of Parents

on July 23, 2015 by

by Jen Bradbury


Toxic People?

on July 23, 2015 by

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People


Starting Out: “Communicating With Parents When You’re Not One”

on July 23, 2015 by

Communicating with parents is essential for a successful youth ministry—it’s also one of the hardest things we do



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If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents

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4 Phases Everyone Goes Through After An International Mission trip

on July 19, 2015 by

While life eventually goes back to normal, you don’t have to

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How To Be A Bad Mission Trip Teammate

on July 19, 2015 by

….(and how to be a good one)