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The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on June 25, 2019 by

Pray that I stick to these things as I begin to learn this new church culture and learn… just learn.

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Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For Teens?

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized


The Character Of Discipleship

on June 21, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form to the extent that we’ve even begun to lose the…

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Flashback: Managing The Anxiety Of Youth Ministry

on June 20, 2019 by

I didn’t realize how anxious I would feel. My mind raced with thoughts like: What if the group doesn’t grow?

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Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next Family Vacation

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

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New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With Your Leaders

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong


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Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies


How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent Meeting

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

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No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

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I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

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What John Teaches Us About Youth Ministry

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray


Sticking With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you


Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor For Being Gay

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…


How To Face The Pressure Points Of College

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

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For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

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The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

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Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In College

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

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Helping Students Stay In Church Once They Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

As your students graduate high school, are they graduating from church too?


Encouragements For Your Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

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The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth Ministry

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…


The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational Ministry

on June 5, 2019 by

relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.


Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season


Helping Parents Prevent Porn

on May 29, 2019 by

3  resources to help parents


How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For Your Ministry Event

on May 29, 2019 by

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Youth Pastors Are Also Youth Missionaries

on May 26, 2019 by

Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one…


Why People Rren’t Showing Up For Your Small Group

on May 24, 2019 by

Three reasons why people aren’t showing up

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Being Proud Of Your Kids

on May 24, 2019 by

3 Reasons Your Kids Want You to Be Proud of Them

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on May 20, 2019 by

In fact, that month-long stretch is actually a marker of my own spiritual weakness. Because rest is an important part of what…

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on May 20, 2019 by

So after many seasons of making myself sick in a very real literal way to the point that I actually ended up…

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Reclaiming Friendship in the Social Media Age

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

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Campuses Ministries Working Together Like Never Before

on May 16, 2019 by

EveryCampus ’ initiative, a national multi-organizational coalition focused on gospel movements on every campus in America


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“Equality Act”: An Assault On Freedom, Privacy And Safety

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs


Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace


Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn And Self-esteem

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

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4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…


Getting Parents Involved In Youth Ministry

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

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Distraction The New Enemy Of The Church

on May 9, 2019 by

The rise of media saturation…has ushered in a new age of competition with the gospel for the human gaze


Dealing With Difficult People In Ministry

on May 8, 2019 by

I’ve often heard that the worst thing about Churches is that they are filled with imperfect people

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The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation


The Definitive List Of Volunteer Expectations

on May 7, 2019 by

Here’s almost everything you need to know about their roles and expectations…

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5 Things Your Volunteers Need From You

on May 7, 2019 by

Getting yelled at by someone who had been so eager to help, made me learn that I needed to change. Here’s a list…


Asking A Volunteer To Leave

on May 7, 2019 by

Instead of asking someone to step down completely from a ministry role, there might be an alternative role you can move them…

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Volunteers: How To Find Them, Train, And Keep Them

on May 7, 2019 by

Something is keeping them from serving. What are the barriers that are keeping people from stepping up to serve? Here are a…

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7 Tips To Recruiting Volunteers

on May 7, 2019 by

Ask children’s ministers what their top three ministry needs are, and 99.9 percent will list volunteer recruitment

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Schools Declare Support For Transgender Teen

on May 1, 2019 by

A years-long lawsuit with the school board of Gloucester County in Virginia, which denied him the right to use the boys’ restroom


Be A Regular At Your Local School Sporting Events

on May 1, 2019 by

Here are just three benefits that come from attending your local sporting events.

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Flashback: Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on April 29, 2019 by

You are just one bad decision from becoming a headline

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Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For Bring Her Kids To Church

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

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Making Intercession

on April 23, 2019 by

We may think that no one is standing up for us but this would be inaccurate. Jesus is standing at the right…


What Every New Minister Should Be Asking

on April 23, 2019 by

I have transitioned into six new churches and picked up a few things along the way. At one church, I…

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Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

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How To Follow Up On Visitors After Easter

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

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5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

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Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily And Blended Family

on April 21, 2019 by

In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…


Jesus Forgives

on April 20, 2019 by

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Talking Church With Your Teenager And Young Adult

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance


Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

on April 19, 2019 by

How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

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on April 19, 2019 by

Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

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Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

on April 19, 2019 by

When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

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DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By Jonathan McKee

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!


Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR BATTLES

on April 18, 2019 by

Every Young Man Must Face!…

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3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

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How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

on April 17, 2019 by

5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

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Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

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A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents Will Love

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

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The Legacy I Hope To Leave My Kids

on April 15, 2019 by

I’ve admittedly wondered on many occasions how my kids will remember me

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Generation Z

on April 15, 2019 by

9 Important Insights about Generation Z

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The Most Important Question

on April 13, 2019 by

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Who Is Responsible for Children’s Faith Formation?

on April 12, 2019 by



Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post-Christian Culture

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

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Connecting with your child

on April 11, 2019 by

The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

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The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our Homes

on April 11, 2019 by


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Movie: “After” Is It The Teen Fifty Shades Of Grey?

on April 10, 2019 by

On the other hand, it’s a film that will teach, promote, and affirm those sexual attitudes, mores, and behaviors


Mentoring Millennials

on April 9, 2019 by

Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials


What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

on April 9, 2019 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

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Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The Bible

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word


Book: A Different College Experience

on April 8, 2019 by

The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way


Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

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Lead Yourself First

on April 5, 2019 by

Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

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Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

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Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

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The World View Behind Transgenderism

on April 4, 2019 by

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Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

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How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

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America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

on April 3, 2019 by

It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.


Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem

on April 3, 2019 by

Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

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Building Credibility With Parents

on April 2, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle


Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball

on April 2, 2019 by

More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

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What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise


Becoming Holy

on April 1, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce Of Youthmin

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

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Spark Attendance & Build Momentum

on March 31, 2019 by

How to Use Theme Nights

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Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

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Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on March 31, 2019 by

Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

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To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost

on March 30, 2019 by

People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge

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Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than Ever…..

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

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on March 27, 2019 by

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Podcast: What Does Your Teenager Need?

on March 27, 2019 by

A parent shared this podcast between two Christian moms who have raised teenagers. They give some tremendous lessons, and ones you will…


The Discipline Of Decreasing

on March 25, 2019 by

George Lockhart