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Creating An Inviting Culture…

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One-Life Concept

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Creating An Inviting Culture…

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Move All Events To After Service

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7 Essential Preteen Principles

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Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

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Brace Yourself, Change Is Coming

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Sporadic attendance is becoming the norm.

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10 Questions To Ask Your Teens

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Youth ministry “success” can be measured in different ways. But, numbers don’t always tell us the whole story…and without the whole story,…

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My Kids Can’t Stop Playing Fortnite

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Should Parents be Concerned?

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Youth workers And Teens A Challenge To Become Wise

on April 23, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

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More Risks for Young Drivers

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Driving Remains a Dangerous Activity for Today’s Youth

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Can We Talk?

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The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…

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Unwritten Rule For Parents That Hurts Everyone

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Adults have made children a priority, however, there is an unintended consequence. Let me explain


Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be Famous

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Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…


Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set The Pace

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Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

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Creating An Inviting Culture

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Summer Camp Is The Linch Pin

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How To Create An Inviting Culture…

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Use Social Media Strategically

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Hard To Reach Students

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Most hard-to-reach students aren’t actually that hard to reach; we just need to put in a little extra effor


Simplify Your Communication To Volunteers

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel

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Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I Hire

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Jonathan McKee

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The Death Of “The Great Commission”

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51% of church goers do not know what the “The Great Commission” is. Take that in for a moment, the average “Christian”…


Need Help Recruiting

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Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas


Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be Able to See Porn

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By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

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Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From Porn

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Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

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Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

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Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church


Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

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An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

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Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

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Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored


Book: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?

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Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

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What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones’

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The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

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Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your Students?

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Do These 4 Things

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Daughters Should Know…

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8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter


Protecting Your Daughter Through Womanhood

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Here are 3 ways a protective father can see his daughter through


Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

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How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

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5 Ways To Reach Apathetic Teenagers

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How to appeal to the students in your youth group who just don’t seem to care.


3 Investments you can make to have a lasting ministry

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No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

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Is Your Ministry Informational Or Transformational?

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Here are a few ideas to take your ministries from informational to transformational:


Tinder And Instagram Are ‘Crippling’ Relationships

on April 2, 2018 by

Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

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The Power Of A Story In Evangelism

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Sharing my own story through listening first

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How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

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Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today


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He Is Risen! …

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Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As It Could Be?

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

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Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

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Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service


The Missions Relationship Factor

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What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?


Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing


Power Of Grandparents

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Intergenerational is cultural

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Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group Night

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

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Basic brain functioning and emotional hijacking

on March 21, 2018 by

Emotional hijacking can be destructive; however,

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Working With Teenage Boys

on March 21, 2018 by

10 strategies for working with teenage boys

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How To Create A Climate Of Connection

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Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries

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

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St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager,Taken from his…

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Reclaiming the Great Missionary


St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

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St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies


What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

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How To Teach Your Kids To Appreciate God’s Word

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Be persistent, pray, and then let God be God — who does the work to change lives! Here are some ideas to…


How To Pass On Faith To The Next Generation

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3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation


Frustration In Student Ministry

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Frustrations are a part of ministry, so how can we not let them get the better of us?
Here are four thoughts


“I’d Rather Be Blind Than Dependent On Drugs,”

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I’m the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.


Wrinkle In Time Stripped Of Its Christian Themes

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Love has been so recklessly removed that it drains this already abysmal film of depth and strips it of a universal message we…


Confessions Of An Overweight Youth Pastor

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I knew I had two options: burn some calories or burn-out of ministry


Teen Slang….Infographic

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It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

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Why Generation Z Is less Christian

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….and why that’s good news

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Teens Think It’s OK To State Your beliefs Using Social Media

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9 out of 10 teens believe everyone should have the right to stand up for their beliefs

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Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

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Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…


The Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey 2017

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Tangible data surrounding the compensation of full-time Youth Pastors in order to minimize vague speculation, while also providing concrete data and evidence

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Raised On Violent Explicit Images

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Male and female teens are headed for relational disaster

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Coping Skills For Teens

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The A,B,C’s of Building Coping Skills in Your Students


What Jesus-Centered Ministry Is/Isn’t

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“Of course we’re Jesus-centered, right? We’re a church youth group. Doesn’t that automatically make it about Jesus?”

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Managing Momentum In Youth Ministry

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…youth pastors simply not being aware of the “flow” of family, work, school, and social lives

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3 Youth And Children’s Ministry Research Reports

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“Passing On Faith” by Theos; “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape


‘Black Panther’ Star “I Fell In Love With Jesus”

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Actress Letitia Wright left acting to pursue a relationship with God. Now she is back with a profound mission

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3 Tips For Camp Ministry

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You should be going because this camp has an incredible purpose that helps facilitate growth in your group’s community


Gunning Your Kids Down

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Six of the Billboard Top 10 artists right now talk about using guns to solve their problems…

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A Fathers Legacy

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The way we parent today we’re not on the fact our children but our children’s children


Dads 5 Reasons To Think About Your Legacy

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Thinking about our legacy encourages us to work out a long-term plan


5 Ways To Be Remembered As A Good Father

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My friend mike had just passed away  leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful girls. At his funeral  I thought …


When Is My Child Mature Enough To Leave Home?

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Prepare them to recognize they need help — from God and from those he places around them


Divine Words For Desperate Parents

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I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Ps. 31:14–15)


What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly For Attention?

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John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”

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The Good Book: For Kids And Adults

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Explore 40 key Bible chapters that laid the foundation for understanding the entirety of scripture


How To Help Your Children Read The Bible

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As a parent of five children, as well as a pastor, I’ll share eight that I’ve found helpful

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Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be Faithful Adults

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The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

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Where To Get Practical Parenting Help

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Look at the last five articles I’ve written

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Bullying: I Regret Not Saying Anything

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“Someone could have approached a faculty member, a guidance counselor, a teacher and said,

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Talking About Gender Identity

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Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions



on February 21, 2018 by

Kirsten Peyton


Dealing With Tough Kids

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3 Things When You’ve Tried Everything


Tragedy: 3 Week Teaching Series

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Written by youth workers who have all walked students through tragedy, helping them find their way through the darkness to the other…


Creating Community In Your Youth Group

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Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?

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How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of Schedule

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It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

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How Can I Minister To My Classmates This Year?

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What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

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Youth Ministry: New Year New Commitments….But

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I’ve been challenged to see the month of February as the most important month for my resolutions and goals set for the…

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Frustrated With The Kids In Church Who Never Participate

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Stop Worrying About The Students Who Come To Church With Their Parents & Not Your Program


Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

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Walt Mueller


How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

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Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

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Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To Know?

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This could be used as a Youth Ministry game


Fifty Shades Freed. . .

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Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers


Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers

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I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry


7 Ways Teens Can Contribute When The Church Meets

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by Steve Burchett


My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In Youth Ministry

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But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.


“Building A Youth Worship Team From The Ground UP”

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Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

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“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship Team”

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In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…


Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

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The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion