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Five Reasons Church Members Attend Church Less Frequently

on May 23, 2017 by

About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week

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Flashback: Miley…She’s A Wreck…And So Are We!

on May 22, 2017 by

Things I’m learning from Miley Cyrus and about myself


4 Effective Ways To Help Graduating Seniors Keep Their Faith In College!

on May 21, 2017 by

Greg Stier


Free 7-week Parenting Curriculum…“If I Had A Parenting Do Over”

on May 21, 2017 by

7 videos, each one seeding conversation about the 7 vital changes I’d make

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How To Help Parents Set Good Boundaries For Their Kids

on May 20, 2017 by

“My 16-year-old wants Instagram and I won’t let her have it. Is that bad?”

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Flashback: “Tips For A Healthy Digital Diet”

on May 20, 2017 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic


13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

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How To Have Tough Conversations Where Students Still Want To Come Back

on May 17, 2017 by

Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

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Are Students Actually Welcome In Your Youth Ministry?

on May 17, 2017 by

So how do we lead activities that all types of students can be good at, and at the same time, be really…

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Are We Forcing Our Youth Out Of Church?

on May 17, 2017 by

Besides the moments in ministry where I have gone and put my foot in my mouth…


Flashback: Response To Teen Vogue From A Pro-Life Teen

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Watch this pro-life teen destroy Teen Vogue over their post-abortion ‘gift guide’

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Helping Preschool Aged Children With Divorce

on May 15, 2017 by

The parents get so caught up in their own struggles that they don’t pay attention/realize what their kids are going through.


Guilty Of Inciting Religious Hatred — For Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ In Church

on May 12, 2017 by

That’s what you get for posting a profanity-laced YouTube video of yourself playing…in one of Russia’s holiest places


10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth Ministry

on May 10, 2017 by

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”


More Than The Sex Talk….4 Ways To Push Teens Toward Purity

on May 10, 2017 by

Many things aren’t the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.
So it is…

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“Distracted” Parent….Put Your Phone Down?

on May 8, 2017 by

Avoid Being a “Distracted” or “Annoying” Parent

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Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee


ALBUM REVIEW: 13 Reasons Why (A NETFLIX Original Series Soundtrack)

on May 7, 2017 by

The soundtrack for this teen suicide may in some ways be more problematic than the show itself

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Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your Youth Ministry

on May 5, 2017 by

40 to 50% of kids who are connected to a youth group when the graduate high school will fail to stick with…

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Young Ministry Leaders: Don’t Wait To Give Your Best Effort

on May 5, 2017 by

In an older, little book called How to Have a Happy and Successful Ministry…

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Youth Ministry’s Deadliest Challenge

on May 5, 2017 by

Suicide is the #3 killer for kids ages 10-14, and #2 for ages 15-24. Chances are,…

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The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

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How to Lead a Student You Just Don’t Understand

on May 3, 2017 by

Tim Elmore

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3 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Summer Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

Students are already in summer mode. Are you ready for them?

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13 Reasons Why…Suicide Is The Worst Option

on May 2, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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Islams View Of Homosexuality

on May 2, 2017 by

There are a number of passages within both the Koran and Hadiths that address homosexuality Islam goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality…

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Awana: Youth Ministry Apologetics Student Curriculum Q & A Intro.Video

on May 2, 2017 by

We collected questions about the new Journey Advocates curriculum and sat down with Steve Kozak, Director of Awana Youth Ministries, and asked…


From Graduation To Transformation

on May 2, 2017 by

Intentionality is key. As students embark on the life-changing transition into university life, youth workers will do well in walking with them…


“Building A Year Long Event Strategy For Students”….Family Retreat

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

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This Question Changed Youth Ministry For Me

on May 1, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Finding Motivation When It’s Gone

on May 1, 2017 by

Maybe you have been there before…So, what do you do? How do you find motivation when it is gone? Here is what…

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Selena Gomez And God

on April 30, 2017 by

Watch Selena Gomez Lead Worship at Hillsong and Talk About Her Relationship With God!


Why Teen Mental Health Experts are Focused on ’13 Reasons Why’

on April 29, 2017 by

Some mental health experts say the show, “13 Reasons Why” could pose health risks for certain young people, such as those who…

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3 Lessons From “Over The Hill”

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

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Get Rid Of Sideways Energy

on April 28, 2017 by

Justin Knowles

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on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

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Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

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The Problem With Social Media Fasts And Other Forms Of Tuning Out

on April 22, 2017 by

So what’s the solution?


#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…

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7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

on April 21, 2017 by

Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders


Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”


4 Ways Youth Culture Has Changed and What it Means for Youth Ministry

on April 20, 2017 by

Kevin Mahaffy Jr


5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s Success

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

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Should I Get My Kid A Smartphone?

on April 19, 2017 by

Adam Mclane



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Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

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13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13 Reasons Why

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment

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13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True North

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond


Tips For Camps/Retreats

on April 17, 2017 by

camps and retreats…. It accelerates the depth and vulnerability of the students’ willingness to engage with youth leaders and other students


Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth Workers

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

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Lent Questions Day 39 “It is finished”?

on April 15, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit


20 Questions To Connect With New Students

on April 13, 2017 by

Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

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Flashback: 20 Myths About A Great Youth Worker

on April 13, 2017 by

These myths may be preventing many “real” potential Youth Workers from serving in Youth Ministry

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Book: Tuning In

on April 12, 2017 by

Six Ways to Reclaim Your Life from Technology


5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually Critical Parents

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics

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Lent Questions Day 38

on April 11, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Adulthood Passage Rituals Can Create Stronger Faith

on April 11, 2017 by

The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

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Lent Questions Day 37

on April 10, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

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Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

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Why Our Teens Dont Know They Need Jesus

on April 10, 2017 by

Kristen Hatton

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Lent Questions Day 36

on April 8, 2017 by

by George Lockhart


Lent Questions Day 35

on April 7, 2017 by

George Lockhart


What Graduating Seniors Show You About Your Ministry

on April 6, 2017 by

by Andy Blanks


Danger In The Front Seat

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3 Major Mistakes Young People Make Behind the Wheel


Lent Questions Day 34

on April 6, 2017 by

George Lockhart


How Will Canadian Marijuana Legalization Affect Teens

on April 5, 2017 by

They believe that it will keep marijuana out of the hands of minors. What do you think?

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Lent Questions Day 33

on April 5, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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Lent Questions Day 32

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Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth Group

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

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Pope Warns Against ‘False’ Images Of Social Media

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

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Lent Questions Day 31

on April 3, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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Lent Questions Day 30

on April 1, 2017 by


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Lent Questions Day 29

on March 31, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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My 16-Year-Old Wants Instagram…

on March 31, 2017 by

Where kids actually adopt their values


Equip Parents/Grandparents To Be Intentional In Passing On Their Faith

on March 30, 2017 by

There comes a point when their children/grandchildren need to learn to grow in their own walk with Jesus; they can not just…

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Encouraging Parents

on March 30, 2017 by

What can we do to encourage the dads and moms who bring their children in our clubs?

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Lent Questions Day 28

on March 30, 2017 by

George Lockhart


Lent Questions Day 27

on March 29, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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Recruit A Puritan Youth Pastor

on March 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller.

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Teach Teens Discernment

on March 27, 2017 by

How to Help Teens Pursue Discernment

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Face To Face And Hashtag Evangelism

on March 24, 2017 by

This event will change lives


Book: This Changes Everything

on March 24, 2017 by

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years


Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?


What Your Ministry Needs To Build Momentum

on March 23, 2017 by

We all want our ministry to grow. We want to see teens bringing their friends, and growing deeper in their faith.

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Here’s How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

on March 22, 2017 by

You’ll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise

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Lent Questions Day 19

on March 21, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To Be The Missionaries Of This Age

on March 21, 2017 by

We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture


Book: Onward

on March 21, 2017 by

Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel

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Book: Owning Faith

on March 20, 2017 by

Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith Journey of Teenagers


Lent Questions Day 18

on March 20, 2017 by

George Lockhart


The Search To Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, Small Groups

on March 20, 2017 by

by Joseph R. Myers

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Lent Questions Day 17

on March 19, 2017 by

George Lockhart


Lent Questions Day 16

on March 19, 2017 by

George lockhart

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More Time Online Tied To Loneliness In Young Adults

on March 19, 2017 by

The more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, and as users frequency…


Book Review: Growing Young

on March 18, 2017 by

Sean McDowell‏

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What Do You Do With The Barna State Of Youth Ministry Report?

on March 18, 2017 by

As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…

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St. Patrick: As A Teenager He Was Kidnapped, Taken From His Home…

on March 17, 2017 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary


Lent Questions Day 15

on March 17, 2017 by

George Lockhart

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Book: Venti Jesus Please

on March 16, 2017 by

Listen in on their real conversation as teens talk about life, God, and relationships.
A clear gospel message for today’s teens