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Catechizing Our Kids…A Spiritual Nurturing Process

on May 15, 2024 by

The marks and characteristics of effective Christian nurture

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Parenting: Who’s In Charge?

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Gentle, non-judgmental parenting is not good parenting. Have you read Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6?

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Parenting Isn’t Easy

on May 15, 2024 by

No matter how much time and effort we put into preparing for parenthood, there will always be unexpected surprises

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Study: Drive To Be ‘Perfect’ Parent Isn’t Healthy

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Parents striving to be “perfect” will never attain that goal, and the aim isn’t even healthy for their families, a new study…

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How We Can Help Solidify Teenagers’ Faith

on April 12, 2024 by

Rites of Passage at Home and in the Church

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Christian Universalism And GenZ

on April 12, 2024 by

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Resources For Summer Youth Ministry Planning

on April 11, 2024 by

….as you prepare for Summer

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How Do Our Kids Stay Christian?

on April 11, 2024 by

By Cameron Schaffer

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Parenting And Works Righteousness

on April 11, 2024 by

Be Careful, Your Kids Are Emulating Your Works Righteousness

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Tips to Keep Kids Safe at VBS this Summer

on March 29, 2024 by

It’s important to have a VBS safety plan in place

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Affordable Background Checks & Training For Ministry

on March 29, 2024 by

With thousands of ministries served across all fifty states we are committed to helping faith-based organizations maintain a safe environment, so they…

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People Open to Church Regardless Of Denomination

on March 26, 2024 by

Most Americans are open to a variety of denominations of Christian churches, including many people of other faiths or no faith at…

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Book..Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide

on March 25, 2024 by

Focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens

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Book: God’s Grace for Every Family

on March 25, 2024 by

Biblical Encouragement for Single-Parent Families and the Churches That Seek to Love Them Well

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Maundy Thursday

on March 23, 2024 by

George Lockhart

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Holy Week And The Cross

on March 23, 2024 by

“Trauma,” she says, “is the mission field of the 21st century.”

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JUST JESUS?

on March 22, 2024 by

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How do I minister to parents?

on March 20, 2024 by

I’ve got three quick tips that you might implement.

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‘The Chosen,’ Season 4…

on March 20, 2024 by

Returns to Theaters at a Discount Ahead of Easter

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The Movie NOAH’S FLOOD

on March 20, 2024 by

Come and see the most photo-realistic and Biblically accurate film about Noah’s Flood ever produced!

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Successful Succession Requires More Than Great Leaders

on March 15, 2024 by

By Eric Geiger

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God Has You Here For This Generation

on March 15, 2024 by

At this moment. And there has never been a greater time to be involved in the ministry of sharing Christ and his…

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Next Generation Evangelism

on March 15, 2024 by

3 Approaches and a Way Forward

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Parenting Roller Coaster Teens

on March 13, 2024 by

Remain Steady in the Lord, With and For Our Teenager

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Spurgeon The Forgotten Youth Pastor

on March 13, 2024 by

Spurgeon…spoke often about the importance and practicalities of ministry to the next generation

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5 Ways To Partner With Parents

on March 13, 2024 by

Partnering with them is the job of a dedicated youth pastor who cares to shepherd the family

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Having Faith Conversations With Your Family

on March 1, 2024 by

When families have healthy faith conversations in the home, the kids stay engaged in their faith when they get older.

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Video: Dating: Don’t Waste Your Time

on March 1, 2024 by

Important points on Dating and Relationships

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Who’s Marriage Material?

on March 1, 2024 by

6 Signs He or She Isn’t Marriage Material

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Shepherding Children Through Hardships And Trials

on February 28, 2024 by

The unshakable hope we have in the marvelous light of Jesus

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Book: Faith Beyond Youth Group

on February 27, 2024 by

5 Ways to Form Character and Cultivate Lifelong Discipleship

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Book: Church Doesn’t End With Z

on February 27, 2024 by

Why Gen Z is Leaving the Church and How to Reach Them

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Book: The Christian Man… by Patrick Morley

on February 27, 2024 by

A Conversation About the 10 Issues Men Say Matter Most

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Book: Your First 100 Days In Student Ministry

on February 26, 2024 by

And the 40 Years that Follow

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Who’s Afraid of the Teenage Years?

on February 26, 2024 by

by Tim Challies

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Turning Gen Z’s Obstacles Into Gospel Opportunities

on February 26, 2024 by

We’re hopeful for this next generation. They’re spiritually open, curious, starved for deep connection

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When Children And Teens Doubt Christianity

on February 26, 2024 by

Walking with Children and Teens Through Doubts About Christianity

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Why My Teen Hates Your Small Group

on February 22, 2024 by

Maybe the issue is really just one of expectations

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Training Your Volunteers Has Never Been This Easy!

on February 22, 2024 by

You set the date(s) and invite youth ministry volunteers, we provide the complete training… it’s that easy!

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Youth Ministry Roundup

on February 22, 2024 by

Here are a few things in the youth ministry world this week

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Small Church Youth Ministry Ideas

on February 21, 2024 by

Ideas to Help Your Teen Program Thrive

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DISCERNING CULTURE. . . AND DISTRESS

on February 20, 2024 by

By Walt Mueller

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How the Average Kid Gets Sex Trafficked

on February 20, 2024 by

Top 6 Ways to Protect Them

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Book: Get Married….And Save Civilization

on February 16, 2024 by

Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

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Help Kids Identify Toxic Friendships

on February 15, 2024 by

Here are some ways you can help them to come to their own conclusions about the health of their friendships.

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Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences

on February 15, 2024 by

“For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding.

Now, why…

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Book: Love Thy Body

on February 9, 2024 by

Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

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Pastors Concerned With Growing Leaders, Reaching Out

on February 8, 2024 by

When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing people inside church and reaching those outside it.

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Flashback: Inside The Church Switchers Mind

on February 8, 2024 by

When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.

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Non-religious Americans Near 30% In latest survey

on February 8, 2024 by

More ‘nones’ than Catholics

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What Grieving Parents Wish You Knew

on February 7, 2024 by

I asked parents, “How can the church care for and support your other children?”

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How Youth Pastors Can Advocate For Fair Compensation

on February 7, 2024 by

Discover practical tips and strategies on how to approach your church leaders and negotiate a salary increase. Don’t settle for less, learn…

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2023 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on February 7, 2024 by

The “big number” of what youth pastors are making from 2022, and factors determining salary

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The Deconstruction Of Christianity

on February 6, 2024 by

What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

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On Sale $3. How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on February 6, 2024 by

Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

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Tik-Tok A Message From Walt Mueller To Parents

on February 5, 2024 by

Culture-watcher Mark Bauerlein recently did all of us a favor in his First Things article, “What Parents Can Do About TikTok.

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Shepherding Children Through Hardships And Trials

on January 28, 2024 by

When troubles find our children, here are three ways we can support them

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The Gift Of January: Caring For Ourselves

on January 17, 2024 by

by Amy Diller

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The Powerful Influence Of Moms In Christians’ Households

on January 11, 2024 by

I used the following excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me…

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The Powerful Influence Of Moms In Christians’ Households

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The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians’ Households

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com, and Homeword.com. I…

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A Mother’s Loving Correction

on December 25, 2023 by

 A Mother’s Loving Correction 

“Mama Said Knock You Out.”  This is straight from LL Cool…

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Identity Curation And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Yearning for Authenticity

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Anxiety And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Longing for Deep Peace

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Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Teenagers

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable Mentions

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Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Parents

on December 9, 2023 by

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Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books For Bible Teaching

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

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Keeping Jesus In Youth Groups Christmas Party?

on December 9, 2023 by

We asked our Rooted writers to tell us how they are seeking to keep Jesus at the center of their youth ministry…

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Book: The Great Dechurching

on December 2, 2023 by

Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

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Suicide’s Are Up, Believer’s Are To Reach Out & Be Present

on December 1, 2023 by

Men older than 75 saw their rate rise to the highest of any age group, to 43.7 per 100,000. Overall, men comprise…

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5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Pastor Interview

on November 30, 2023 by

If you can’t find a way to ask the questions you need answers to, then don’t take the job until you can

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Flashback: 20 Interview Questions For Youth Workers

on November 30, 2023 by

Remember that you are interviewing a potential church in the same way they are interviewing you! Ask good questions

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Book: The Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

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Way Forward For An Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

Haidt and Moore discuss the alarming rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents

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Parents Partnering With God

on November 25, 2023 by

God, in his grace, equips parents for the task of discipling their children.

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Reaching The Dechurched Is A Whole-Church Effort

on November 25, 2023 by

The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

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Thanksgiving Is More Than An “Attitude of Gratitude”

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Recalibrate their thankfulness around the eternal promises of God?

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200 Muslim Men In Gaza Seek Christ After Dream Of Jesus

on November 22, 2023 by

More than 200 Muslim men in Gaza have converted to Christianity after reportedly seeing Jesus in their dreams, said Christian professor Michael…

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Building An Advent/Christmas Series For Youth Group

on November 22, 2023 by

Here are three ways youth groups can study Christmas and Advent while keeping Jesus’ birth central

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Book: The Faith Of Our Children

on November 20, 2023 by

Eight Timely Research Insights for Discipling the Next Generation

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Book: Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual Practices For Youth

on November 20, 2023 by

Key steps for spiritual formation for Christian adults who work with youth as well as families, teens, and young adults seeking such…

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Book: A Walk Through The Prayer Book

on November 14, 2023 by

The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained

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Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley Pippert: Stay Salt

on November 13, 2023 by

The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not. It is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era

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Countdown To Gen Z Revival

on November 10, 2023 by

Nov. 11, teenagers from all around the world will be reaching other teens with the Gospel during an unprecedented day of global…

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Kids Ministry Book: Resilient Child Discipleship

on November 10, 2023 by

The Fearless Future of the Church

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LANGUAGE MATTERS

on November 8, 2023 by

Why quibble over words? After all, isn’t our ultimate goal to lead people to Jesus?

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Target CEO Is Lying About Targeting Kids 4 Transgenderism

on November 7, 2023 by

He says that they didn’t target children with transgender ideology products, and he says that they didn’t work with the devil worshiper

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Letters Along The Way: From A Senior Saint To A Jr. Saint

on November 7, 2023 by

Important, biblical perspectives on topics like the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture

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Gallup: Belief In Five Spiritual Entities Edges Down

on November 6, 2023 by

74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil

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Church Attendance Still Lower Than Pre-Pandemic

on November 6, 2023 by

The recent church attendance levels are about 10 percentage points lower than what Gallup measured in 2012 and most prior years

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Preaching The Gospel To An Honor/Shame Generation

on November 5, 2023 by

A shift is happening to a post-Christian West. We now have the ability to interact with people around the world at our…

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Bringing The Gospel To The Next Generation?

on November 5, 2023 by

Our churches have a remarkable opportunity to partner with parents in the task of making disciples of the next generation

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Less Leader And More Shepherd And Servant

on November 5, 2023 by

In the topsy-turvy world of the kingdom of God, leadership is borne out in servanthood, greatness is borne out in humility

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Barna: Reviving Evangelism In The Next Generation

on November 1, 2023 by

The book provides you with practical tips for fostering a passion for evangelism in the young people you lead

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The Next Gen Is Leaving The Faith Earlier Than You Realize

on November 1, 2023 by

Children born in the 1980s and ’90s never absorbed the faith in their home. And they walked away from it at an…

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Stream Luther: The German Reformer

on November 1, 2023 by

The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer for free

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1/2 Of Gen Z Thinks Sex Scenes in Movies Are Unnecessary

on October 30, 2023 by

Slightly more than half of Gen Z adolescents want to see more platonic relationships or friendships in movies and TV as opposed…

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Gen Z Is Primed For Spiritual Renewal

on October 30, 2023 by

“God brought me back to him when I was hopeless.”

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Book…Average Joe: The Coach Joe Kennedy Story

on October 27, 2023 by

The football coach who fought all the way to Supreme Court for his right to pray shares his inspiring story of courage,…

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Youth Ministry Resume Job Search Tips

on October 26, 2023 by

Does Your Church Resume Pass the Six-Second Test?

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2023 Church Staff Health Report

on October 26, 2023 by

Provides a deeper understanding of the challenges church staff members face