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Five Tips for Adding New Youth Leaders To Your Team

on July 11, 2020 by

While this list is not exhaustive, it will help you start the conversation and give you some talking points for future interactions

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Loving Our Students To Death

on July 11, 2020 by

Theologically, we need to reconcile the culture of sacrificial suffering …a culture of Sabbath, rest, grace, and weakness

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Parenting In 2020

on July 11, 2020 by

Everything and Nothing Has Changed

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Transitioning Back To Face-to-Face Meetings With Students

on July 10, 2020 by

7 Things You Can Not Forget to Do at Your Next Face-to-Face Meeting

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Preparing For Promotion Sunday

on July 10, 2020 by

How to Welcome New Students into Your Youth Ministry

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What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?

on July 9, 2020 by

Are violent video games as bad as they seem in the media?

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The New Monogamy

on July 7, 2020 by

Sure, a version of this has been around for a long, long time. But it used to be called an “affair,” “cheating,”…

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Stop Comparing

on June 20, 2020 by

There is nothing wrong with looking to other ministries and leaders for ideas, resources, or suggestions.  But

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Teen Vogue — Tweeted “Welcome To Marx!

on June 20, 2020 by

Communism has seen a worldwide death toll of roughly 100 million

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Are Students Spiritually Hungry?

on June 17, 2020 by

I believe, now more than ever, that students are spiritually hungry and want to know about who God is

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High School And Middle School Parenting Forum

on June 17, 2020 by

By The Village Church

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The Priority of Children

on June 15, 2020 by

The Priority of Children Your job as a parent is a calling from God. It is more important than your vocation, bank…

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Video: The Seven Longest Yards

on June 15, 2020 by

This is pure inspiration

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Fall Kickoff….Get Ready!

on June 13, 2020 by

Here are 5 moves you can be making right now so that when your fall semester kicks off, it will be better…

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5 Mistakes You’ve Been Making During COVID-19

on June 13, 2020 by

Reaching your students and making the most of the upside-down world we’ve found ourselves in today

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Be the Bridge Youth… racial brokenness and injustice

on June 10, 2020 by

Equipping students to be agents of change in their communities

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Students want campuses reopened

on June 10, 2020 by

lament ‘quality’ of online classes

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Gospel-Centered Sexuality Summit!

on June 10, 2020 by

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Podcast: Racial Reconciliation And Ministry

on June 9, 2020 by

Shares some amazing wisdom on how to guide students through all of this

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Resources On Understanding Issues Of Race

on June 9, 2020 by

May we grow in the grace God provides. May we love each other as Christ has loved us. May we like Christ…

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George Floyd Left A Gospel Legacy In Houston

on June 6, 2020 by

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects

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Helping Young People Grieve And Take Action

on June 6, 2020 by

Diverse ministry perspectives to help teenagers respond to racialized violence and injustice

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How To Do Intergenerational Ministry

on June 5, 2020 by

What does each generation need from the church and what can each generation contribute to the church?

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Barna Free Resource: Race Where Do We Go from Here?

on June 2, 2020 by

New data revealing pastors’ and Christians’ opinions about what—if anything—the Church should do about racial divisions

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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Race and policing – Church leaders…

on June 2, 2020 by

“Learn to do good: seek justice, correct oppression,”

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What White Youth Pastors Can Do About Racism

on June 1, 2020 by

I’m a black youth pastor at Restore Community Church, in Kansas City MO. The month of May 2020 has been especially tragic

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The Story of Your Summer

on June 1, 2020 by

This week we officially made the decision to cancel our summer camp plans, this was not the story I was hoping for

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Why we need theology more than Netflix

on June 1, 2020 by

When we as youth workers take little interest in theology and more interest in pop culture, we communicate to students that God…

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Youth Ministry

on May 28, 2020 by

In my early days of youth ministry, I had days when I was convinced I was a borderline superhero

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Webinar: KIDS, FAMILIES, & PANDEMIC SPIRITUAL NEEDS

on May 27, 2020 by

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How Do We Make It Through When Things Get Tough?

on May 27, 2020 by

One step at a time,There’s no need to rush, It’s like learning to fly

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How to Help a Student Who Just Lost their Senior Year

on May 27, 2020 by

One group of high school seniors offered the most telling insights on their final year of school

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Leading Change When Everything Has Changed

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

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We Can’t Go Back, So Let’s Go Forward

on May 25, 2020 by

The loss of normal times means new opportunities

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Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church Trends

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

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“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

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Should I Cancel VBS Because Of COVID?

on May 24, 2020 by

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What Seniors REALLY Need From You Right Now

on May 24, 2020 by

Here’s what they’re missing….

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Doctors Call An End To Lockdowns Over Rising Suicides

on May 23, 2020 by

California doctors warn a surge in suicides is outspacing deaths from coronavirus as pandemic lockdowns take a far greater toll on American…

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Hero Dog

on May 23, 2020 by

This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Are Houses Of Worship Essential?

on May 23, 2020 by

What Can You Do?

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Parents Don’t Get Minute To Relax Until Nearly 9 P.M.

on May 20, 2020 by

A new survey finds that parents have essentially lost all of their R&R time thanks to COVID-19

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Study: Religious Practice Reduces ‘Deaths from Despair’

on May 13, 2020 by

“religious service attendance is associated with a lower risk of death from despair among health care professionals

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Dear Youth Minister of a COVID-19 Senior

on May 13, 2020 by

I don’t know about you, but I think I’ve been in denial about what COVID-19 means as this year’s seniors transition out…

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Dear Parent of a COVID-19 Senior

on May 13, 2020 by

Most kids found out weeks ago that their senior year would be cut abruptly short. Of all the things that they were…

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YS: Middle School Bundle

on May 12, 2020 by

Ever wonder who those strange preteens are and how to best reach them? Get the inside scoop

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Family Driving Prayer…..Free Download

on May 12, 2020 by

Invite your families to load up in the car and pray for their community

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Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 12, 2020 by

Evaluations are always a critical piece of your ministry. It is there that you get a chance to figure out what worked…

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Walt Mueller: Post Pandemic Youth Ministry

on May 11, 2020 by

I’ve also wondered if in our efforts to promote and further the Kingdom of God, we might actually be keeping kids from…

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Table Talk Devotion For Teen Athletes

on May 11, 2020 by

Hebrews 12:1-3 offers some great encouragement as you are going through this SHIFT during your sporting season

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How To Turn A Setback Into A Comeback

on May 10, 2020 by

Note: Today’s post is available for you to either watch as a vlog or read as a blog post

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Turn Crisis into Opportunity

on May 10, 2020 by

5 Ways to Turn Crisis into Opportunity

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How To Discipline Children Without Destroying Them

on May 10, 2020 by

Toughest thing in parenting? “Trying to love, teach, and discipline without destroying their spirits

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What’s Hot

on May 9, 2020 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television, and movies

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Bellwether Blues Book

on May 8, 2020 by

The reason why this book is up on our website is because the author goes through family,faith & politics

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No Safe Spaces Documentary

on May 8, 2020 by

Trying to understand what is happening in America on college and school campus today and what free speech in this country

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Youth Ministry Institute launches Online Free Course

on May 6, 2020 by

Learn at your own pace.

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Anxiety And Depression In Teens…Who Can Help?

on May 6, 2020 by

7 in 10 teenagers say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers today

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Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

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Anxious Children

on May 6, 2020 by

20 Ways To Help Your Children Process The Pandemic

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The Most Surprising Reasons Why Volunteers Quit

on May 5, 2020 by

Quitters aren’t lazy or uncommitted; they often have valid reasons for quitting

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The Orange Conference ’20 Recap

on May 5, 2020 by

Your volunteers are constantly asking, “IS IT WORTH IT?” Create a culture where volunteers shout out “YES!”

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Every Generation Needs A New Revolution #OC20 Notes

on May 5, 2020 by

When someone changes their mind it convinces me they are adaptable, honest, vulnerable, and human

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ReOpening Children & Family Ministry

on May 4, 2020 by

now is the time to determine what values and processes will remain consistent, what innovative strategies you’ve

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A Discussion On Reopening The Church

on May 4, 2020 by

During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders, we discussed the path to moving forward after COVID-19

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Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

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Pre-Teens And Quarantines

on May 3, 2020 by

Author of Middle School Matters, Gives helpful tips for working with middlers,during these times

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How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About Reopening

on May 2, 2020 by

However, it can be useful to see how other church leaders are thinking through reopening

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Are We Going Back To How Things Were In Youth Ministry

on May 2, 2020 by

We first had to think short-term just to get our feet under us, but now that this might be until the fall…

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Netflix’s NEVER HAVE I EVER… Bad Rating System

on May 2, 2020 by

Some of the content in programs rated as TV-14 can be excessive, even for adults

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TEACHING KIDS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

on May 1, 2020 by

This is but one small example of the world that our children will grow up in and the world that you must…

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Marriages CAN Be Happy For A Lifetime!

on April 30, 2020 by

“Here are some GREAT thoughts on marriage from one of my favorite authors, Shaunti Feldhahn.”

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Marriage in Quarantine

on April 30, 2020 by

This video is simply titled, Marriage in Quarantine. It caused a smile on my face with a bit of truth. Click here…

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Growing Spiritually As A Couple While Raising Kids

on April 30, 2020 by

Having a devotional time once a week and praying together daily builds a foundation of spiritual intimacy

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Rapper DMX Holds Online Bible Study

on April 29, 2020 by

Asks people to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior

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Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

on April 29, 2020 by

Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries

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Churches: Put Down That Spiritual Gifts Quiz

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

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5 Ways Parents Cause Their Teens Anxiety

on April 28, 2020 by

Every failure is an opportunity to teach and train your kids

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A Blessing Strategy For Grieving Graduates

on April 28, 2020 by

Your seniors need an encouraging commencement blessing more than ever!

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Want Your Kids To Stay Christian?

on April 27, 2020 by

Double Down on Home Discipleship

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At Home Discipleship…Parents Make It Happen!

on April 27, 2020 by

Parents, remember that God has called you to be the primary nurturing influence your child’s life

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Family Dinner Time Devotions

on April 27, 2020 by

Helping parents nurturing the faith of their children

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Free Guide On Religious Freedom

on April 26, 2020 by

In the last decade, attacks on religious freedom have intensified, and religious Americans are feeling the effects

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Download The Curriculum And Digital Experience Guide

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Orange students: some ideas to reach students and parents—even without an in-person gathering

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Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on April 26, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

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War On Parents Over Schooling Their Kids

on April 26, 2020 by

Harvard law professor blasts homeschooling as “dangerous” and appealing to those who seek “authoritarian control over their kids.”

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In A Pandemic, Youth Workers Are “Essential Workers”

on April 23, 2020 by

If we fail to invest in youth work now, we will reap social paralysis for decades to come, resulting in another lost…

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City Fills Skate Park With 37 Tons Of Sand To Block Skaters

on April 21, 2020 by

city made the decision to fill the skatepark with sand without notifying the group that built The skatepark

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10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By COVID-19

on April 21, 2020 by

The pandemic is teaching us about ourselves and exposing weaknesses in our ministries

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Things to consider when your church reopens

on April 21, 2020 by

Here is a quick list of six considerations to get your team thinking about returning well

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Can Social Distancing Reinvent Youth Ministry?

on April 20, 2020 by

During this pandemic, youth leaders have the opportunity to reexamine discipleship models and measurements.

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Free Speech? Sheriff Tells Teen Delete Tweet Or Face…

on April 20, 2020 by

A Teenager Posted About Her COVID-19 Infection on Instagram. A Deputy Threatened To Arrest Her If She Didn’t Delete It.

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UK: Taking Youth Ministry Online

on April 20, 2020 by

Marko: don’t forget to reach out to individual teens – phone calls, text messages, even snail mail

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For Your Guests During The Next Zoom Meeting

on April 20, 2020 by

7 Resources To Offer Guests In Your Youth Group Zoom Meeting

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Free Family TableTalk Conversations

on April 18, 2020 by

What a great opportunity to reset family values and focus on Christ together at the dinner table

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Starting Out In Youth Ministry……Relationships

on April 18, 2020 by

Walt Mueller: “I wish I had heard this 40 years ago when I was getting started in youth ministry”

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FREE YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES FOR COVID-19

on April 18, 2020 by

Recent events related to COVID-19 have led to dramatic changes for many churches and youth groups

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Abortion, Is “Life Sustaining” ?

on April 17, 2020 by

To assert that an elective procedure that ends the life of one human being and harms the other is more essential than…

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Jesus-Style Digital Discipling

on April 17, 2020 by

Jesus used one of the most powerful communication tools known to man—it’s called “the parable.”

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Destruction Of The British Family

on April 17, 2020 by

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