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A 30-Day Devotional: Growing Your Faith..It’s a year filled with transformation and transition. The world literally feels like it’s increasing in…
“he (Bohoeffer)often said that if one couldn’t communicate the most profound ideas about God and the Bible to child something was amiss
By Greg Baird
Greg Stier, Ted Cunningham, Yancey Arrington, Lydia Randall, Brian Haynes, Walker Moore
As leaders in Ministry, we are typically focused on our department. But, there’s a bigger picture that we work within
As I move into a new phase of ministry life, I am in reflective mood. I have been thinking about when…
We can forget the weight that our words and actions have, toss anything out and see where it lands regardless of the…
Who’s the Hero? (Part 3)
YS Idea Lab
If you remember their name it speaks volumes. To be effective youth workers we must remember the names of our students.
Dangers?!? What possible dangers are there in messaging students?
Want to thrive in youth minitry…find a way to take the information that the critic wants to express and use it to…
.. and chasing after – childish things
They are extremely “unhappy” over their Happy Meal losses
This could be good for any youth leader
How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith
limit technology so that it doesn’t sabotage family communication and connection
As Youth Pastors, we must be intentional in fostering community and a group identity
A Low Entry Point is Not a License to Skip Education
Youth ministry is no longer about attracting and entertaining teenagers
A lot. Those of us in Western affluent culture have been conditioned to have a comfortable life. Suffering is an under-discussed topic…
Jim, star of the film When the Game Stands Tall. The significance of coaches in the lives of teenagers
We strongly recommend you attend to learn about exploring the ocean, mountains, and spaces of our lives.
Intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading for your unique expression of youth ministry
Casey Palicki is a senior and serves as co-leader of the New Vision WAVE Team. She has been involved with Vision 2…
By Brad Howell | Associate director of Fuller Seminary’s Northern California campus.
Ed Stetzer: Will students with actual beliefs be allowed to have organizations on campus?
80-85% of churches are…..
God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed
What do you do with a broken heart?
What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me
“Teenagers are a valuable part of our churches” and that is why it takes a calling from God to do his work…
We need to help parents realize that just waiting until arriving at church to worship isn’t enough, for themselves and for their…
…And Why I Stay In It
Understanding, promoting and cheering for one another’s ministry is a sign of health, maturity and holistic mentality
…without diplomacy and tact only causes us to get burned-out, worn out, or thrown out.
More importantly, though, we need to be discussing these things with our kids
A snapshot of the 5-hour Intensive on “Sticky Faith: How to Help Teens Maintain Their Faith Long-Term.”
Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time
Here is a tip or memory trick for your students
by Josh Griffin
#1.Connect the change to the overall mission and vision…
11 Signs of Doom
By Greg Stier
Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds
Most parents who divorce are in denial about how it affects their kids
by Chris Mucha
Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……
If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them
by Chris Marchland
There are roles a youth worker plays in the life of our teenagers that can be essential to our students spiritual development
Here’s a list of some of the more common mistakes rookie youth workers make, and some thoughts on how to avoid them
How can we begin to think about making this happen?
This book is covered in grace…“Mom, Dad, Stepmom, Stepdad, Grandma, or Grandpa, please know this: Jesus is bigger than your mistakes too.”
Branded New Video
Book Review – “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”
by Adam McLane
Marko: Our middle school grade son seems to have no real friendships…Is this normal?
Have you ever asked your own kids for parenting advice?
by Christopher Wesley
by Josh Griffin
Our culture has literally grown numb to the growing sexualization of our girls
By Andrew Hale
What I love about this book is that it isn’t a book of whining or joking about all the problems we face….
This article isn’t about female leaders. It’s about male leaders interacting with female students
When we sanction messages like “Girls Rule. Boys Drool.” we affirm a false message about what it means to be made in…
Here are two reasons why you need ministry to girls as a part of your student ministry
Advice from a Youth Ministry Veteran
TIM ELMORE: What Must We Do to Change Our Ways?
What the Trends in Games Teach Us About Kids Today and do parents view “struggle” as a negative thing?
Prepare for Your See You at the Pole Gathering
Track attendance for events, monitor attendance trends over time by gender and school, and create smart filtered groups for powerful communication
Do the work of connecting these to students’ lives in new and compelling ways—ways that make them…
A few things I have found to be helpful as you get ready to kick off the new school year
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional…
A glimpse into a parent’s nightmare while extending grace to those who care enough to simply sit beside them on the “mourning…
The 6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar
A new type of youth ministry conference combining TED talks with workshops where participants can dive deeply
Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…
By embracing flexibility in your youth ministry’s format you prevent frustration and allow room for growth
I think it means two things…
So, how do you really do campus ministry effectively? Where do you start?
By Walt Mueller
Casey is 17 years old and a member of a Vision 2 Hear WAVE Team. The Youth Culture Report is a ministry…
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.