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How2 Plan for Your Ministry’s Success

on August 20, 2014 by

The 6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar

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The Summit – November 7-8 Register Today!

on August 20, 2014 by

A new type of youth ministry conference combining TED talks with workshops where participants can dive deeply

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Flashback: Back To School Prep

on August 20, 2014 by

Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…

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How to Lead and Leverage the Opportunities in Difficult Times

on August 20, 2014 by

by PhilBell

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4 Components Of The Perfect Youth Ministry Format

on August 20, 2014 by

By embracing flexibility in your youth ministry’s format you prevent frustration and allow room for growth

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What Does It Mean To Take A Middle Schooler Seriously?

on August 19, 2014 by

I think it means two things…

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5 Keys To Effective Campus Ministry

on August 19, 2014 by

So, how do you really do campus ministry effectively? Where do you start?

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Media…Body Image Map And Mirror For Our Kids…

on August 19, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller

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Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 1)

on August 19, 2014 by

Chris Schaffner

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Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 2)

on August 19, 2014 by

Chris Schaffner

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How Generation Z Differs from Generation Y

on August 19, 2014 by

Tim Elmore

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

on August 19, 2014 by

Casey is 17 years old and a member of a Vision 2 Hear WAVE Team. The Youth Culture Report is a ministry…

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 7

on August 17, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Robin Williams: Behind Our Masks

on August 17, 2014 by

Trevor: from The Youth Culture Report

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Flashback: Dear Youth Ministry Veterans

on August 17, 2014 by

By Leneita Fix

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 6

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 5

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Can You Hear Me Now Part 4

on August 15, 2014 by

George Lockhart of The Youth Culture Report

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Take The Failures From Camp And Turn Them Into Improvement

on August 15, 2014 by

Youth Ministry Veteran Tip: Turn Questions into Content

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How To Manage Unhappy Volunteers

on August 15, 2014 by

Unhappy volunteers is part of leading and it’s inevitable. Here’s a few ideas

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Alektor: Preparing Your Seniors For College

on August 15, 2014 by

A real world perspective on getting your seniors ready for keeping their faith and making good decisions in college

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How To Maintain Personal Growth As A Leader

on August 14, 2014 by

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to keep growing as leader. Here are a few quick easy ideas

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The Complete New Youth Group Year Leader Kit (FREE!)

on August 14, 2014 by

Just in case you need some extra help…

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Flashback: How Does Your Church’s Time And Resources Reflect Its Value For The Family Unit?

on August 13, 2014 by

kids watching 25 hours of TV in a single week Vs 25 hours of Bible teaching from church in an entire year?…

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123 Theme Club Ideas To Help Your Young Life Team Plan The Fall

on August 13, 2014 by

Over half of the theme club ideas below have links to detailed club plans

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6 Ways to Win on the School Campus

on August 13, 2014 by

Now is the time to think and act strategically to take advantage of the opportunity that is in front of you..the school…

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How To Lead Well

on August 13, 2014 by

Tic Long shares thoughts on how to lead well and what difference Christ makes in us as leaders

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Social Media Boundaries In Youth Ministry

on August 13, 2014 by

What boundaries do you establish for yourself and your youth leaders on social media?

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Where Does My Confidence Lie?

on August 13, 2014 by

It is easy to say I am confident in God when times are easy and the waters of life are calm. But…

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Can You Hear Me Now? Part 1

on August 12, 2014 by

We can be so connected to others through media and technology and yet seeing or hearing God seems so foreign?

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Can You Hear Me Now? Part 2

on August 12, 2014 by

If you really want to connect with God you are going to have to do some FACETIME. Looking God square in the…

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How To Pastor When You Have To Report Child Abuse

on August 11, 2014 by

How Do I Know What Is Report Worthy? What To Do When A Child Reports Abuse.What Do You Do After Abuse Is…

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Four Moments I’m Preparing Students To Face

on August 11, 2014 by

God is not obligated to grant them their wishes, but he is always for them, even in their season of disappointment

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DOING LESS

on August 11, 2014 by

We need to do less of what doesn’t matter and more of what does

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Book Review: Guy’s Guide To God, Girls, And The Phone In Your Pocket

on August 10, 2014 by

“Don’t text and drive until you’ve learned how to juggle straight razors nude.”

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My Father’s Buisness

on August 9, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Book “Embedded Faith” The Faith Journeys of Young Adults within Church Communities

on August 9, 2014 by

Embedded Faith discusses areas where young adults are engaging and disengaging with church life

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“Back to School”: “Inside the Mind of an Incoming Freshman Parent”

on August 8, 2014 by

by Josh Griffin

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“Back to School” The Long View

on August 8, 2014 by

Articles that hit on some of the fundamentals of student ministry

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Flashback: 10 Back To School Kick Off Ideas For Youth Ministry

on August 8, 2014 by

Steve Blanchard

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Book: Teenagers Matter

on August 7, 2014 by

When teenagers are valued, they bring life to nearly every sector of society, including the church

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Letters From A Pastor’s Daughter

on August 7, 2014 by

It’s been more than a decade since I ran away from home and I’m finding it again, in the Church. I love…

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Students’ Search for Identity

on August 7, 2014 by

Two questions to help teens ask alongside scripture: Who am I?+Who is God?

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Prayer and God’s Will

on August 6, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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Child Evangelism or Covenant Theology?

on August 6, 2014 by

The Reformed Church has failed to teach its members the implications of covenant theology for their children

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‘You Can Change The World Right Now,’ Teen Says

on August 6, 2014 by

Hannah has always wanted to change the world–and she thought she’d have to wait until she grew up to do it

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7 SIGNS WE MAY BE WORSHIPPING OUR FAMILY

on August 6, 2014 by

However, there does seem to be a tendency with the home school/family worship/children in worship emphasis that can turn this good…

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Shoot to Kill: The Real Impact of Violent Video Games

on August 5, 2014 by

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

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Cheat Codes: A Quick Guide to Teens and Video Games

on August 5, 2014 by

How can parents get their kids to stop playing games so much and do something more “social?”

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Flashback: Using Instagram in Student Ministry

on August 5, 2014 by

Consider leveraging Instagram in your student ministry

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

on August 5, 2014 by

Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

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Are Teens Addicted to the Internet? [Infographic]

on August 5, 2014 by

Parents need to be aware of what their teens are doing online and here are few simple steps

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Reflecting on 10 Years in Youth Ministry

on August 5, 2014 by

It’s About….

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Atheist Group ‘Wants to Use IRS As Weapon Against Christianity’

on August 4, 2014 by

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has struck a deal with the IRS

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Dr. Chap Clark’s 3 Ways to Enter the World Beneath

on August 4, 2014 by

By Ron Powell

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Book: It’s Complicated by Danah Boyd

on August 4, 2014 by

by Mike Liebler

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DEAR YOUTH MINISTRY VETERANS

on August 4, 2014 by

By Leneita Fix

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Flashback: A FATHER’S ROLE IN HIS CHILDREN GOING TO CHURCH WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS

on August 4, 2014 by

If a father does not go to church, no matter how faithful his wife’s devotions, only one child in 50 will become…

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Strength Through Adveristy

on August 3, 2014 by

Trials and tribulation will come. The question is will I overcome or be overcome by them? Will I be strengthened or defeated…

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Flashback: A PRAYER FOR RE-PARENTING BY ABBA, FATHER

on August 3, 2014 by

by Scotty Smith

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Book: The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

on August 3, 2014 by

Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

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5 Online Sources For Tracking Teenage Trends And Culture

on August 2, 2014 by

Share them with your team and your students’ parents

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Flashback: A FATHER’S ROLE IN HIS CHILDREN GOING TO CHURCH WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS

on August 2, 2014 by

If a father does not go to church, no matter wife’s devotions, only 1 child in 50 will become a regular worshipper

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Mars Hill To Tackle Youth Homelessness

on August 2, 2014 by

Any given night, 200 kids are in a situation of homelessness. Center to open for homeless teenagers and runaways in Grand Rapids

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3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

on August 1, 2014 by

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?

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5 REGRETS I HAVE FROM MY YEARS IN YOUTH MINISTRY

on August 1, 2014 by

by Josh Evans

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9 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

on August 1, 2014 by

The Scary Truth and Why It’s Dangerous

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15 Tips For Young Student Ministers

on August 1, 2014 by

These are things I’ve learned by self-reflecting, seen in others, or have been advised by mentors

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Sex And Evangelical Young Culture

on July 31, 2014 by

Promising amazing sex in exchange for purity doesn’t serve anyone…

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Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets Better

on July 31, 2014 by

We must allow and call youth into Christian adulthood and ease their fears of a boring life

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5 MYTHS ABOUT YOUTH PASTORS

on July 31, 2014 by

by Josh Evans

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5 Ways To Prepare Now For The Fall

on July 31, 2014 by

Ben Trueblood

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When the Game Stands Tall

on July 30, 2014 by

This film could replace Remember the Titans as the primary sports film for youth ministry

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on July 30, 2014 by

Ministry Resource Site for the upcoming film, “Dolphin Tale” Free Videos, Sermon Outlines and Images

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3 Mistakes We Can’t Fall Into With Small Groups

on July 29, 2014 by

by Justin Knowles

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Should I Watch Game of Thrones?

on July 29, 2014 by

In a world where this kind of sexually charged entertainment is rapidly becoming the choice diet of mainstream audiences…

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10 Ways To Include Your Spouse in Your Ministry

on July 29, 2014 by

The “JH Uth Guy”

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What You Need to Know About Ministering to Girls

on July 28, 2014 by

5 lies that girls believe about themselves

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100 Water Balloons In A Minute

on July 28, 2014 by

A Creative Dad Just Made Water Balloon Fights Way More Efficient

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Dad’s Version of “Rude”… No. 1 spot on Billboard

on July 27, 2014 by

Jonathan McKee

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Why Is Children’s Ministry So Hard?

on July 27, 2014 by

So should all of this discourage us? Not at all…

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What’s Hot? 07/25/14

on July 26, 2014 by

by Jim Liebelt

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Teen Drinking Linked to Tougher Transition to Adulthood

on July 26, 2014 by

longitudinal data on more than 3,000 twins

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4 Of The Most Important Words For Making Disciples

on July 25, 2014 by

George Lockhart

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3 Pillars of Children’s Ministry

on July 24, 2014 by

Setting the spiritual foundation for children

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The Biggest Kidmin Mistake You Will Ever Make

on July 24, 2014 by

…reasons that children will walk away from church without a Biblical foundation for their faith

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4 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE THE TRIP AFTER IT’S OVER

on July 23, 2014 by

YouthWorks: by Sam Townsend

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Summer Time Outreach Fun

on July 23, 2014 by

How to Do an Evangelistic Car Wash

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Student Ministry and Divorce: The Numbers You’ve Heard Wrong

on July 22, 2014 by

Ronald long

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THOUGHTS FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG TEENS, PART 8

on July 22, 2014 by

Marko

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HOW TO BECOME A VETERAN YOUTH WORKER

on July 22, 2014 by

After 33 years in youth ministry, there are a few things i’m seeing about survival and thriving as a veteran

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Be Less Careful

on July 22, 2014 by

Adam McLane: Take the time to examine your life and separate “be careful” from…

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Flashback: Demonizing Teenagers

on July 22, 2014 by

Mike King

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5 Marks Of Super Effective Youth Leaders

on July 22, 2014 by

Greg Stier

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Earlybird Registration for The Summit ends July 31!

on July 21, 2014 by

18 presenters delivering laser-focused TED-style talks…who leave you thirsty for more

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4 Components Of A Youth Ministry’s Identity

on July 21, 2014 by

by Christopher Wesley

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Dealing with Your Baggage

on July 21, 2014 by

It had me thinking about what in our daily lives do we sacrifice to fit the needs of our problems?

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Love Like A Hurricane

on July 21, 2014 by

We didn’t go to evangelize or proselyte per se. We went to serve. We went to help someone in need

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Flashback: Sticks and Phones: Preventing Digital Bullying

on July 18, 2014 by

Art Bamford series

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How Young is Too Young for Digital Technology and Social Media?

on July 18, 2014 by

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