Browsing «Youth»

teen-social-media-hookup-culture


Talking With Teens About Their Smartphones

on October 24, 2014 by

by Jonathan McKee

Autism 2 the youth culture report


5 Things Every Special Needs Leader Needs To Know

on October 24, 2014 by

“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”

Pope_selfie_1


5 Ways Catholic Leaders Win At Social Media

on October 24, 2014 by

A few key things that Protestant Christians might learn from our Catholic brothers and sisters

HOT millenial- volunteer


Four Steps To Intentionally Develop Volunteer Leaders

on October 24, 2014 by

YS Blog

pastor-help-social-media


How Can A Pastor Help Families With Social Media?

on October 24, 2014 by

Adam Mclane

YCR Main Header


Marko’s NEW WORKING METAPHOR FOR YOUNG TEENS AND DOUBT

on October 24, 2014 by

Young teens don’t suddenly acquire fully-functioning abstract thinking…

YCR Main Header


YOUNG TEENS AND BIBLE READING

on October 24, 2014 by

Why do you think a large percentage of churched teens rarely read the Bible outside of church?

ycr youth ministry square copy


Dietrich Bonhoeffer Youth Worker

on October 23, 2014 by

An Interview With Andrew Root

ycr youth ministry square copy


Why Teens Leave the Church

on October 23, 2014 by

When those connections are made, it is much more difficult to just walk away

church cross


How To Align Leaders Around Your Mission

on October 22, 2014 by

by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.

ycr youth ministry square copy


Desperation and Depth…

on October 22, 2014 by

Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Can Kids REALLY Leave the Faith After High School?

on October 22, 2014 by

3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”

ycr youth ministry square copy


Self Image: Tell Young Women They Are Enough

on October 22, 2014 by

Leneita Fix

ycr youth ministry square copy


Five Trends Among The Unchurched

on October 21, 2014 by

Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church

COOL MIDDLE SCHOOL KID


What A Middle School Boy Needs Most From His Parents

on October 20, 2014 by

My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.

YCR SQUARE HEADER


4 Essential Questions about Risk

on October 20, 2014 by

A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in

ycr youth ministry square copy


The Power Of Story Telling In Youth Ministry

on October 20, 2014 by

God teaches students through story

YCR Main Header


Teen Suicide….How Can I Help?

on October 19, 2014 by

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?

nature_girl_YOUTH CULTURE


Ministering to Girls…

on October 17, 2014 by

What’s a Guy to Do?

ycr trend square


Flashback: 4 Trends In Christianity That Could Scare You

on October 17, 2014 by

Ed Stetzer

YCR SQUARE HEADER


The Desperate Need Life Changing Youth Ministries

on October 17, 2014 by

Consider these three pressings needs of youth, you will be convinced that the work you do is vital and that you need…

111 george lockhart atlantic


Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections…George Lockhart

on October 16, 2014 by

He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world —1 John 2:2

compassion_parnter


Bringing Young Families Back To Church…Free Webcast

on October 16, 2014 by

The first 300 to register will also receive The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to…

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Sticky Faith And Special Needs

on October 16, 2014 by

An inside interview

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Refusing To Ignore Teenagers With Special Needs

on October 16, 2014 by

Five Ideas for Inclusion

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Ministering to Youth on the Autism Spectrum

on October 16, 2014 by

Students with autism spectrum disorders are often on the outside looking in

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Five Pressing Mega-Trends in Youth Culture Every Youth Worker and Parent Must Address

on October 15, 2014 by

A webinar from Walt Mueller and CPYU October 23

YCR Main Header


10 Ways CPYU Can Help You Minister to Parents

on October 15, 2014 by

October 16!

YCR SQUARE HEADER


National Youth Ministry Networking Day

on October 15, 2014 by

October 16!

success-baby


Value Clarification…Re-evaluate Your Selfishness

on October 14, 2014 by

We weren’t created to define our own values. Since we were created in God’s image, we were created to live under God’s…

selfie the youth culture report hot chick


How To Be Entitled (Or Not)

on October 14, 2014 by

Something needed to change for the cycle of selfishness to end

instagram-logo-white


How To Use Instagram In Youth Group: “Instamoment”

on October 14, 2014 by

Instamoments are those very moments where in an instant we are changed in some way.

YCR Main Header


11 Ideas About Connecting With Unchurched Parents

on October 14, 2014 by

I know as a church leader I often forget to think about these ideas because I spend most of my time with…

YCR Main Header


8 Must Read Parenting Books

on October 14, 2014 by

Leading your home well matters as much as leading your ministry well

YCR Main Header


Why Young Adults Are Walking Away From The Church & What You Can Do About It

on October 13, 2014 by

An Interview with Kara Powell

YCR Main Header


How to Get a Youth Ministry Raise

on October 13, 2014 by

Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar…

YCR Main Header


3 Fatal Youth Ministry Phrases

on October 13, 2014 by

I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years, but I’m grateful for my pastor and the youth parents. No one can do…

YCR Main Header


More Stress Increases Depression Risks in Teen Girls

on October 12, 2014 by

The findings were published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science

YCR Main Header


Flashback: Why You Should Delete SnapChat

on October 11, 2014 by

by Adam McLane

YCR Main Header


Hipsterology Some Thoughts From J I Packer

on October 10, 2014 by

Walt Mueller: Is our obsession with style, social media, branding ourselves, and relevance more about cultivating the depth or the breadth?

6 Common Technologies You Can Use In Youth Ministry


6 Common Technologies You Can Use In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2014 by

Awana Blog

sports football


The Best Sports… Life Lesson

on October 9, 2014 by

Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.

girl likes


4 Surprising Things Likes Mean To Teens

on October 9, 2014 by

Likes take on an entirely different meaning for teens in at least 4 surprising ways…

DoubtPart11-630x420


How Youth Doubt is Different Than We Expected

on October 9, 2014 by

Part 1

A Cell Phone Contract to Help Build Sticky Faith


A Cell Phone Contract to Help Build Sticky Faith

on October 9, 2014 by

This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted for chapter ten: “Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith”

Parents’ Smartphones


Parents’ Smartphones

on October 9, 2014 by

Sticky Faith Builder or Breaker?

YCR Main Header


Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?

on October 9, 2014 by

Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee

TONY1


Bart Campolo’s Doubt And Departure From Christianity

on October 8, 2014 by

Tony Campolo’s surprise reaction when his son came out as a humanist

teen suicide sad


Doubt: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith

on October 8, 2014 by

Because it’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith. It’s silence

Crumpled question marks heap


I Doubt It… Allowing Space for Questions

on October 8, 2014 by

Brad M. Griffin Kara Powell

yik-yak-logo


4 Emerging Apps for Teenagers

on October 8, 2014 by

….& Three Overarching Behavioral Trends

DoubtPart2 SAD


Preparing Youth for Doubt

on October 8, 2014 by

Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into…

lecrae 1


Lecrae: ‘Christians Have Prostituted Art to Give Answers’

on October 8, 2014 by

Album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200

students prayer praying


Strategy Matters: The Importance of Strategic Thinking in the Church (Part 1)

on October 8, 2014 by

Ed Stetzer: Effective strategies help form fruitful ministries.

5 Reasons to Start Your Summer Fundraising in the Fall


5 Reasons to Start Your Summer Fundraising in the Fall

on October 8, 2014 by

So as you stare down another year, you need to start this fall on your plan for fundraising for the coming year Here’s why

Sometimes the Lost Sheep Becomes the Shepherd


Sometimes the Lost Sheep Becomes the Shepherd

on October 8, 2014 by

That last kid. The one I almost didn’t call. Suddenly, he is the one being a shepherd You never know. The last kid, they matter to God

ycr entertainment square


Music’s Next Big Thing. . . Are You Ready? . . .

on October 7, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller

ycr youth ministry square copy


Help! My Teenager is Addicted to Reading

on October 7, 2014 by

I know I’m not alone. Other parents suffer through this hellish reality, we are silently united– bonded over the sorrow of a…

teens mountian top love


A Place To Belong

on October 6, 2014 by

I’m a strong believer that belonging precedes belief. This means that if we want teens to take ownership of their faith, we…

SNAPCHAT


Selfie Culture

on October 6, 2014 by

What does God think of our students?

“Why Won’t They Listen?” The Cry of the Small Group Leader


“Why Won’t They Listen?” The Cry of the Small Group Leader

on October 6, 2014 by

Jonathan McKee

millennials 1


Baylor Professor Disputes Reports Of Religious, Church Decline

on October 3, 2014 by

…data sources show that across 40 years, church attendance has varied only slightly

mobile cell porn phone text


Porn Protection On Android

on October 3, 2014 by

Ever Accountable does everything I want and need from an accountability app without being too in the way or too nonexistent

Brain active istock


Why Should We Care About Adolescent Brain Development?

on October 2, 2014 by

Marko (PART 2)

The human brain


Why Should We Care About Adolescent Brain Development?

on October 2, 2014 by

Marko (PART 1)

A New Bible app For Your Kids


A New Bible app For Your Kids

on October 2, 2014 by

This app is fantastic it is engaging for kids of all ages and it not only allows them to read but does a fantastic job of using visuals to even engage kids who are not the best readers

The Dare 2 Share app


The Dare 2 Share app

on October 2, 2014 by

Have all the core evangelism training of Dare 2 Share at their fingertips free of charge!

7 Ways To “Break The Ice” With Kids


7 Ways To “Break The Ice” With Kids

on October 2, 2014 by

By Greg Baird

33333333333333 FAMILY 34078174-630x210


7 Ways to Protect Family

on October 1, 2014 by

So, how do we protect our relationship with our children, even when we serve in such a demanding profession as the ministry?

222222222222sports football


Changing The Way We Think About Sports And Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2014 by

If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them

11111111111CrossBridge Church


Leadership Conference in Miami

on October 1, 2014 by

Gospel Leadership Network

Help Students Reach Their Lost Friends


Help Students Reach Their Lost Friends

on October 1, 2014 by

Core teams are built to come around Christian students as a coach and help them learn to listen to what God would have them do to reach their friends

No More Adolescent Daycare


No More Adolescent Daycare

on October 1, 2014 by

Youth ministry in the nation should be an innovation space for the local church. All we have to do is give them space to fail and have a willingness to get messy with them.

porn myth


The Porn Myth

on September 30, 2014 by

I can assure you that even some of the most mature, God-centered female students are struggling with looking at porn

talking-to-teens


Raising Teenagers is Nothing Like Ministering to Teenagers

on September 30, 2014 by

And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.

famlies n parent


What Families Need From Church

on September 29, 2014 by

by Greg Baird

families parents


What Families Want From Church

on September 29, 2014 by

by Greg Baird

drive PARENTS


What It Looks Like To REALLY Partner With Parents

on September 29, 2014 by

Without parents your influence on a teen’s faith formation is limited

high-challenge-1024x707


The Funnel of Ministry

on September 29, 2014 by

High Invitation Leads to High Challenge

students youth ministry


5 Instant Steps to Ask Better Discussion Questions

on September 29, 2014 by

One of the most engaging and life-giving methods youth workers can use is discussion

dtr_steven_argue_700x227


It’s Time To Define The Relationship With Our Emerging Adults

on September 29, 2014 by

Steven Argue

Dear Youth Pastor, It’s Worth The Effort


Dear Youth Pastor, It’s Worth The Effort

on September 29, 2014 by

…just maybe, you can refocus that program on its original purpose, and bring it back to life

Stop The Stress Before It Stops You


Stop The Stress Before It Stops You

on September 29, 2014 by

Josh Griffin

Flashback: Today’s Lazy Youth Pastor


Flashback: Today’s Lazy Youth Pastor

on September 29, 2014 by

Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing… or stop doing it

ycr youth ministry square copy


Ministering to Millennials About Sex

on September 27, 2014 by

Barna Group: Q&A with Tim Chaddick

ycr youth ministry square copy


5 Ways to Connect with Millennials

on September 27, 2014 by

Barna Group: In order to maximize your efforts to spiritually engage them

CHURCH FIGHT


4 Things You Do That Tick Off Your Church Leadership

on September 25, 2014 by

Here are four things to avoid to help make the youth worker—elder board relationship thrive

ycr youth ministry square copy


Andrew Root’s New Book: Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker

on September 25, 2014 by

A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together

YCR SQUARE HEADER


Do Your Teenagers Have Gospel Fluency

on September 25, 2014 by

by Greg Stier

youth-ministry-territory


Flashback: My Empire vs. God’s Kingdom

on September 24, 2014 by

Three ways to avoid personal empire building in your own ministry

fan game


Why Fun Is So Important In Youth Ministry

on September 24, 2014 by

by Justin Knowles

students help urban


How To Engage Youth In Conversation…Ask About the Worst

on September 24, 2014 by

But what about new adult leaders? Will they persist through the awkwardness of a conversation in order to get to the good…

online-jobs-for-students


Accepting Students Where They Are

on September 23, 2014 by

Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program

4-ways-to-avoid-damaging-students


4 Ways To Avoid Damaging Students

on September 23, 2014 by

Watch your life and doctrine closely Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

short-shorts-e1409323137173


Short Shorts Belly Shirts… Building Self-esteem

on September 23, 2014 by

If self-worth is based on what is hot, how can we help them develop a healthier self-image?

ycr youth ministry square copy


Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?

on September 23, 2014 by

Is the gospel our central theme, or is it a “PS” tacked onto the end? With a So be good like…

truck


How To Stick With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul

on September 22, 2014 by

Own your identity as a youth worker

ycr youth ministry square copy


Is Adolescence New?

on September 22, 2014 by

Crystal Kirgiss

YCR Main Header


Children and Pornography Fact Sheet – UPDATED!

on September 20, 2014 by

Free Download

YCR Main Header


Parents’ Primer on Internet Pornography – UPDATED!

on September 20, 2014 by

Free Download