To cut down on the turnover teens to stay connected to the church years after they are gone you need to…
True, some people don’t naturally like change. But when you communicate well and often, and allow them time to get used to…
It not only affects the parents…it affects the kids as well. Look at these recent findings…
….so your kids can get better sleep
by Jen Bradbury
8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People
Communicating with parents is essential for a successful youth ministry—it’s also one of the hardest things we do
If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents
While life eventually goes back to normal, you don’t have to
….(and how to be a good one)
As you consider how to follow up with students, don’t overlook what you need after a mission trip
It is so simple, yet so hard
We aren’t called to demand that secular culture reflect biblical principles
How Pop Culture Replaced the Prophet
“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to,” “Your story isn’t…
what next? How about involving teens in your church and your community?
… this video is a gold mine!
by Jonathan McKee
Social conservatives could be the people who help reweave the sinews of society. They already subscribe to a faith built on selfless…
Students won’t hear a thing we say if they don’t trust that we care about them, even when they disagree with us
If I fail as a parent, it’s by not creating enough fun for my family
by Carey Nieuwhof
When we consider the role parents play in discipling their teenagers, I think there may be four categories, or types, parents fall…
What I Wish I Did More of
Texas Governor Signs Important Act To Protect Churches From SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling
Different Families, Different Ministry
The Hard Work Of Youth Ministry
…reach teenagers growing up in the post-Christian culture
“And that has profound impacts. It changes what kids are taught in the school, changes the way religious organizations are treated,”
8th graders receiving lessons on “oral and anal” sex. kindergarten, taught about same-sex or gay marriage
A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America
Step back and remind ourselves that we own the phone, the phone does not own us
Passion for God’s Word is caught, not taught
You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?
…And What To Watch For in Your Own Life
In today’s youth culture, sex is incredibly hard to navigate well, even more so for Christian teens
Relationships between youth pastors and senior pastors are notorious
Vietnam War healing
Emotional Affair: A relationship, which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy
My Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry
Teaching teens moderation, modeling it, setting realistic boundaries will help teens develop the self-control necessary to reject binge behavior
He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why
Brad M. Griffin
Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for…
Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities
“How do we create a culture of participation, passion, and engagement in the broader church in our youth groups?”
Avoiding Creating a Church within a Church
Cheap thrill at the expense of another, but without any personal accountability or commitment to that human being
It’s Never Too Late to Parent
Parenting is hard, even if you have great kids like I do. What do you do?
Be Part of the 2015 Challenge Match…
Podcast: A 5 part series
“What should I teach next?”
by Andy Blanks
Social media is a powerful thing that can help you be more effective today as you try to reach students
The reality is that you possess the power to create culture because of what you value
By Walt Mueller
Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up…
I love that Louie is challenging young people to look past the glitter of youth to what matters most
If you want people to join your ministry team you need to make sure it’s winning
The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing
The clean-manger youth worker values order, predictability, and confort above growth and ministry impact
Internet Enamored with Occult Game
What you will talk about will change, but maybe there are some principles that you can apply to any hot topic
The best way to raise up a kid is to just loosen up. Nothing ever got raised up when held down tight
Summertime is a great opportunity to work on your management skills
Do Less Stupid Things For a Longer period of time
How to stay in your three foot youth ministry world
As youth workers, it also helps us connect with them in other ways than just Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Illegal release of records…That was actually a sealed juvenile record. They said it would never be brought out.’
When it isn’t about me, when it is about what them, how do I ask a volunteer leader to step away?
So What are they laughing at? And what are they buying?
We are called to humility, not pride. We are called to selflessness rather than selfishness. We are called to decrease so that…
By Walt Mueller
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
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.