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Tim Keller: Why Does Anyone Become A Christian?

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Tim Keller is one of the greatest thinkers in our world today. I loved his thoughts on Why Does Anyone Become a…

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A Successful Marriage Requires…

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Serving Each Other and Falling in Love Again Every Day

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Reframing The Work Of Youth Leaders

on October 6, 2022 by

When young people are adopted into the body of Christ and the local church family, youth ministry shifts from ministry FOR teenagers…

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on September 26, 2022 by

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Relational Ministry In A Technology-Dominated World

on September 26, 2022 by

“Isolated in a world full of connection.”

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Connecting With Parents

on September 26, 2022 by

Here are four ways our ministry intentionally connects with parents

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Ministering To Anxious Students In An Age Of School Shootings

on September 21, 2022 by

The promise of Heaven reminds us that our suffering is not to last forever

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Book: Communicating To Middle Schoolers

on September 19, 2022 by

A Guide to Developing and Delivering Messages That Stick

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Book: What Most Parent’s Aren’t Telling You

on September 19, 2022 by

Four Insights About Parents That Should Radically Impact Your Ministry

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Words teenagers want to hear as they go back to school

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Mostly out of love and good intentions, we parents offer support in ways that our teenagers experience as stress because our support…

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Book: The Collapse of Parenting

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How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups


The Book “Irreversible Damage”

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Seducing Our Daughters’ the impact transgenderism is having on girls

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Teaching Students About Sanctification

on September 15, 2022 by

Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension is the inheritance given to Christians, and the Spirit is the guarantee of our place with…

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Don’t Leave Youth Ministry To The Youth Minister

on September 15, 2022 by

Get to know youth with the long game in mind

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Why Is Family Ministry Important?

on September 15, 2022 by

A parent is the number one spiritual influence in a child’s life, Rooted wants to equip and encourage parents as they seek to…

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Anglican Conference In Conflict Over Same-Sex Marriage

on September 14, 2022 by

What is the possible significance for the Anglican communion?

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Parent Ministry For The New School Year

on September 13, 2022 by

Help equip you with resources to share with parents for any upcoming Fall Kickoff or Back-to-School

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What if My Child Doesn’t Like Youth Group?

on September 13, 2022 by

In this episode, Alice is joined by Davis Lacey, a former youth pastor who now leads a young church plant in Ellijay,…

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Walt Muller: Priorities, Practices And Mulligan’s In Youthministry

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Effectively leading and discipling them into a lifetime of vital Christian faith


Book: The Anxious Teen

on September 8, 2022 by

Ministry With Stressed And Fearful Students

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Book: Handing Down The Faith….. (To The Next Generation)

on September 8, 2022 by

How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation. by Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk

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Flashback: Small Group Management

on September 8, 2022 by

Small group management is tricky and requires a delicate balance of fun, focus, and

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Flashback: Are You Ready For The New School Year?

on September 1, 2022 by

Are you ready to partner with parents to help shape the faith of their teenagers? What is your plan? How are you…

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To Stay In Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling Reasons Not To Quit

on September 1, 2022 by

Why remain in such a low-pay, high-pressure position? Why not escape to get a “real job” in ministry, a job where you…

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Book: 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

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Making the Most of Your Conversations and Connections

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Flashback Book: Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide

on August 29, 2022 by

Specifically for youth workers focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens

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Recruiting A Team Of Amazing Volunteers

on August 28, 2022 by

A great team of volunteers is the lifeblood of any healthy ministry environment

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Seeking To Reach Gen Z In The Current Climate Of Our Teenagers

on August 28, 2022 by

Are students interested in what’s being offered at church anymore?

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Rescue A Generation…Book & Podcast

on August 28, 2022 by

Every person in youth ministry needs to know how to do it effectively and remain healthy through the process so that you…

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What We Get Wrong About Teens And Screens

on August 26, 2022 by

Teenagers actually want to talk about their tech struggles. But parents and guardians need new talking points.


Book: A Conservative Evangelical Response To Progressive Christianity

on August 26, 2022 by

“I am convinced that the church is on the precipice of a far greater controversy that took place with the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy…

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4 Ideas For Connecting With Parents

on August 24, 2022 by

As the launch of a new school year approaches, remember to include on your calendar some strategic touchpoints with parents

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If You Miss Youth, You Miss The Movement!

on August 23, 2022 by

Youth leaders don’t just entertain teens, train them! Equip them to grow deep in their faith and go wide with the Gospel

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Growing A Gospel Culture In Youth Ministry

on August 22, 2022 by

If we proclaim the gospel but demand perfection and excellence from one another, then the way we’re treating people contradicts the “imperfect…

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How Are You Ministering To The Parents?

on August 22, 2022 by

What are you going to do with parents? Kids become like their parents! And you better go out of your way to…

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Four Reasons People Are Not Volunteering and What To Do

on August 22, 2022 by

Many people simply feel overwhelmed as the rush of normal life returns on top of the lingering pandemic stress levels


5 Steps For Welcoming Families With Special Needs

on August 20, 2022 by

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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Programming From Street To Seat In Your Ministry

on August 19, 2022 by

Where do you start when putting youth services together?


A Great Volunteer Process = Great Leaders

on August 19, 2022 by

Part of our job as leaders is to set up our volunteers well, beginning when they first join our team


CA. Church Will Not Have To Pay $200,000 In COVID Fines

on August 19, 2022 by

Appeals Court Rules California Church that Defied Fauci’s COVID Regulations Will Not Have to Pay $200,000 in Fines

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Use Your Gifts To Serve And Make A Difference

on August 16, 2022 by

Use Your Gifts to Serve and Make a Difference By the time you begin thinking about finishing well, you have finally become…

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Helping Students Transition From Children’s Ministry To Youth Group

on August 14, 2022 by

Create some systems that help students know they belong in youth ministry. Consider a “welcome home” night

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Mistakes Dads Make When Approaching A Serious Subject

on August 11, 2022 by

“If you haven’t connected relationally with your kids, it’s best to hold off on addressing the serious stuff.”

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Hello Helicopter Dad….

on August 11, 2022 by

There are many times I need to step back and allow my kids to go through the learning process

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Conversations Every Parent Is Scared Of

on August 11, 2022 by

One day you’re holding a new baby—The next thing you know that baby is running past you, full of Scary questions

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The Unexpected Parenting Comfort Of Ecclesiastes

on August 9, 2022 by

Our task is not to raise children who are safe, but to raise children who are strong


Christian Men And Their Godly Moms

on August 9, 2022 by

Timothy was a man of the Word because he had been raised by a woman of the Word.


Book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

on August 7, 2022 by

It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature


A Thoughtful And Engaging Youth Service

on August 4, 2022 by

So you care about programming your weekly youth group service? That’s a win… I LOVE programming!


Let’s Make Promotion A Big Deal

on August 4, 2022 by

One of the most exciting times in a student ministry is when everyone promotes up to the next grade


Modesty: Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

on August 1, 2022 by

One day I read an article about the marketing trends in the world of teenage clothing and undergarments. I began to think…

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Update And Re-release Of A Parenting Classic Book, Age of Opportunity:

on July 31, 2022 by

Paul David Tripp’s Book: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

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Post Covid Mental Health In Teenagers

on July 31, 2022 by

Since Covid, teenagers are profoundly disappointed and scared to hope, and we can minister to them most profoundly when we teach them…


From Frustrating To Fruitfulness In Middle School Ministry

on July 27, 2022 by

Vince Greenwald

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Family Meals: Big Benefits For Big Kids

on July 27, 2022 by

Here are three tips for family meals with big kids:


Addressing Church Stereotypes With Teenagers In Exile

on July 27, 2022 by

These statements are a microcosm of how the greater society perceives the church, as an institution that society must marginalize or eradicate

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Ahhh. . . I Wonder What The Poor People Are Doing Today. . .”

on July 26, 2022 by

Walt Muller…Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

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9 Things To Know About Middle Schoolers

on July 26, 2022 by

From A Middle Schooler

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Busy = Something Is Usually Broken. By Doug Fields

on July 25, 2022 by

Someone once told me, “If the devil can’t make you bad, he will make you busy.” Doug takes it a bit farther…

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Book: Race Marxism: The Truth About Critical Race Theory and Praxis

on July 24, 2022 by

Lindsay explains what critical race theory is, what it believes, where it comes from, how it operates, and what we can do…


Social Sanity Book Club Chapter 2: Embracing Your Limits…

on July 22, 2022 by

Who are you? Who are you on social media?

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R.I.P: Unschooler, Entrepreneur, Prodigy: The Story of Cole Summers

on July 21, 2022 by

“Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” by Kevin Cooper (aka Cole Summers) deserves a place in the alternative education canon

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Book: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t: An Ambitious Homeschooler’s Journey

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Kevin’s book is an argument for letting kids drive their own education and for letting them tackle life head-on in any arena…

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How Instagram Is Making Girls Lonely, Anxious, And Sad

on July 21, 2022 by

By last year it was up to 44 percent, the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded


Transformation Of A Transgender Teen

on July 20, 2022 by

“Mom and Dad, I need to tell you I’m not actually a girl,” she read. “My pronouns are they/them.”


Two Resources For Ministering To Students With Gender Dysphoria

on July 20, 2022 by

If you are a youth worker without a plan for ministry to students questioning their gender, don’t put it off any longer

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Training leaders In Your Youthministry

on July 20, 2022 by

How Do You Train and Empower Lay Leaders in Your Youth Ministry? Part Two

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4 Practical Ideas For VBS Follow-Up

on July 13, 2022 by

Your follow-up plan needs to be intentional. It all begins with your VBS “why.” Your first step in VBS planning is establishing…

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How To Recruit For A Successful Ministry

on July 13, 2022 by

Top 6 Secrets for Successful Ministry Recruitment

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What is The Church And Why Connecting Students To It Is Important

on July 12, 2022 by

Student pastors must be diligent in connecting students to a new local church where they are moving

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Black Fatherless Homes…Grooming Children For A Life Of Crime

on July 11, 2022 by

Late 1960s, 80% of black children were born into 2-parent families. Today, 80% of black children are born into fatherless homes

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Bad Dad Obituary

on July 9, 2022 by

“A dad to none” and “incapable of love.” Damaging his adult children, and leaving them broken

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What Most People Say Before They Die

on July 9, 2022 by

According To Top Hospice Doctor

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In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We Find Hope?

on July 9, 2022 by

What is your only comfort in life and death? A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul,…

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Parent Prayer Cards

on July 8, 2022 by

Using these cards, you can pray that God will develop His own characteristics within you and your family to change the world…

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The Dangers Of Gender-Affirmative Care

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American doctors are unnecessarily harming children

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Resources For Navigating LGBTQ Issues With Teenagers

on July 7, 2022 by

We’ve included a number of books that may also help you think through these issues before you talk with your teenagers.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Teen Years With Paul David Tripp

on July 7, 2022 by

And be on the lookout for the release of an updated edition of The Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting…


Christian Hedonism, Student Ministry And Parenting Teenagers?

on July 7, 2022 by

It’s important to examine how Christian hedonism presses into the real world, especially for youth ministers and parents of teenagers

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Book by Jim Burns: Finding Joy In The Empty Nest

on July 6, 2022 by

Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life


4 Tips To Avoid Drama

on July 6, 2022 by

You need to know how to work through drama when you encounter it. Otherwise, you’re headed toward a vicious cycle that will…

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Video: How To Raise Successful Kids Without Over-Parenting

on July 6, 2022 by

I think this Ted talk is worth watching. I like the term “over-parenting.” I think some parents are doing that and it’s…

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Helping Young People To Lament

on July 4, 2022 by

Helping young people process anger and grief through lament

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How To Lead A Kid Who’s An Underdog

on July 4, 2022 by

Over the years, I’ve spotted kids who are underdogs. They are outsiders. late bloomers. But somehow, they step up.


Flashback: Help Me With… Administration

on July 3, 2022 by

We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help

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Calendaring: The Do’s And Don’ts In Small Churches

on July 3, 2022 by

A major conundrum for smaller youth ministries is critical mass, and it starts with the calendar. But before a small-church team should…


How To Set A Solid Calendar For The Year

on July 3, 2022 by

In order to plan a successful calendar there needs to be: CLARITY AROUND YOUR MINISTRY’S VALUES AND VISION

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Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

on July 3, 2022 by

Do you see yourself as a busy youth worker who tries to plan ahead, but ends up executing events that you haven’t…

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Calendaring: Balancing Family And Youth Ministry

on July 3, 2022 by

Sean shared that their first year of marriage was atypical in that it was very easy

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How2 Plan For Your Ministry’s Success

on July 3, 2022 by

6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar

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13-Month Calendar Plan Your Kids’ Parents Will Love

on July 3, 2022 by

I had to plan my ministry calendar well in advance just to make sure it worked with the rhythms of family life


Book: Lead Them To Jesus

on July 2, 2022 by

Biblical Truths and Practical Help for Youth Workers. From who is the trinity, LGBT issues to how to run your youthministry

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Walt Mueller On this, The last Day Of Pride Month

on July 1, 2022 by

I’ve become more and more convinced that being on the right side of God’s Word, will, and way will oftentimes mean that…

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3-Tips To Crush Your Ministry Calendar

on June 30, 2022 by

Have you ever had those months in student ministry where it feels like you simply can’t catch your breath?

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Middle School Camp Mistakes

on June 29, 2022 by

Over the last 10-15 years, I have chosen to run my own camps for my groups and/or decided to run missions trips…


Words Matter: Talking About Parents To Students

on June 29, 2022 by

4 Tips to bridge the gap between students and parents, because our words matter


Male Wins Women’s Skateboarding Finals Beats Teen Girl

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“Pisses me off. Many have worked so hard to get women’s skateboarding more recognition girls have worked so hard.”


Kids & BSA Watched Fully Nude Bikers At The Seattle Pride Parade

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Children younger than ten watched fully nude bikers at the Seattle Pride Parade, which was kicked off by the Boy Scouts of…

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Shifting Your Parenting Goals

on June 23, 2022 by

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