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How To Gain Some Momentum In Your Ministry

on January 26, 2020 by

Don’t lose momentum in your youth ministry! Check out these great tips!

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Job: Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth Ministry

on January 26, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

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Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

on January 26, 2020 by

A church was looking to become more attractive to the next generation through hiring a hip, cool quick fix

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Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

on January 26, 2020 by

Success can be defined by LONGEVITY!

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“Gen Z Influence 90% Of Parent Spending”

on January 26, 2020 by

Thoughts and Discussion After Reading

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Social Media Trends Your Tech Team Needs to Know

on January 25, 2020 by

Among all social media trends, video dominates in terms of importance

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Disney Has ‘Demon’ Who Trains Children To Be Witches

on January 25, 2020 by

Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or who is an augur, a…

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When Ministry Drag‘s You Down

on January 25, 2020 by

Ministry can a very rewarding. However, it can also be very stressful and frustrating

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Stress A Teenagers Perspective

on January 25, 2020 by

Learn About Teen Stress From an Actual Teenager

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The Most Dangerous Temptation That Faces Our Youth

on January 23, 2020 by

We know from experience how real and serious these temptations are going to be for any child that grows up in our…

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5 Ways To Respond When Your Ministry Not Right For You

on January 22, 2020 by

“This isn’t exactly what I expected.”

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9 Leadership Traits We See In Generation Z

on January 22, 2020 by

As I survey the kinds of causes Generation Z students have undertaken, I see a pattern

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7 reasons you should use “Life Series” in youth group!

on January 20, 2020 by

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Apologetic Q’s Parents & Pastors to Be Asking Students

on January 20, 2020 by

One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) part of raising disciples of Jesus is

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5 TRENDS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY [IN 2020]

on January 20, 2020 by

These shouldn’t be shocking…However

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Before Your Son Becomes A Man

on January 19, 2020 by

I want to be intentional in how we spend that time and as a loving dad, I want to use that time…

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3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond

on January 18, 2020 by

A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

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3 Ugly Truths About Weekend Retreats

on January 18, 2020 by

Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

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Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

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Who Is Generation Alpha?

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are a few things we know already about Gen Alpha.

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4 Ways to help teens struggling with depression

on January 17, 2020 by

It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

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The Only Bible Reading Plan You Need

on January 17, 2020 by

Here are the five reasons I open my Bible

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Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child’s Heart

on January 16, 2020 by

It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

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Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity

on January 16, 2020 by

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

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Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

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15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO Girl

on January 15, 2020 by

The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

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Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

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What To Do With A Failing Student Leadership Program

on January 14, 2020 by

My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

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Social Media Tips To Start The New Year

on January 14, 2020 by

Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

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Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

on January 14, 2020 by

Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating

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Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational Integration

on January 14, 2020 by

Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

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Dear Parent Of A High School Senior

on January 14, 2020 by

My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

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Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking

on January 14, 2020 by

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

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TOBYMAC’S NEW SONG ABOUT PASSING OF HIS SON

on January 13, 2020 by

You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were…

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Young Adults Reveal Their Goals For The Next Decade

on January 11, 2020 by

Practicing Christians are leading young adults in focusing on family

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First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

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Viva! Called

on January 11, 2020 by

Helping students’ find their calling in life should be an essential role of any healthy youth ministry

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Outreach And Family Event

on January 5, 2020 by

Midwinter Festival Based on Esther

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The Best Youth Pastor Job Search Tips For 2020

on January 5, 2020 by

Are you on a job hunt? Are you thinking about transitioning for one job to another?

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Helicopter Parenting Negatively Impacts Into College Years

on January 3, 2020 by

helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

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America Becoming Pagan As Christianity Cedes To Culture

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

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Six Ways For Parents To Begin The New Year

on January 2, 2020 by

I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

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New Year’s Prayer

on January 1, 2020 by

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New Year’s Prayer

on January 1, 2020 by

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Recruiting Volunteers For Your Retreat

on December 30, 2019 by

No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you

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Teen Murders Pedophile Priest With Crucifix

on December 29, 2019 by

Suffocated Father Roger Matassoli, by forcing a crucifix down his throat

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Challenges Of Taking Communion For An Autistic Kid

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

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Structuring Youth Ministry For ADHD Learners

on December 29, 2019 by

I asked my daughter what she would want adults to know about working with kids who learn differently

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10 Tips To Make Sunday School Autism-Friendly

on December 29, 2019 by

Autistic adults in the congregation can be a great resource when figuring out how best to work with autistic kids!

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Bieber: “God Has Me Right Where He Wants Me”

on December 27, 2019 by

“As humans we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I’ve been through…

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Unpacking The Incarnation

on December 25, 2019 by

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9 Things You Should Know About The Christmas Story

on December 25, 2019 by

To help you better appreciate the narrative, here are nine things you should know about the Christmas story

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Is A Story Of A Baby In A Manger Even Necessary?

on December 25, 2019 by

God advances his mission not just through the divine actions of Jesus like the resurrection, but also through his humanity

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Guidelines Before You Give Your Child A Phone Or Tablet

on December 24, 2019 by

newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

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Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have

on December 24, 2019 by

Flashback: Be grateful for the gifts you already have.

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Helping Anxious Kids Experience Emmanuel

on December 24, 2019 by

When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

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Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 24, 2019 by

Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

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The Decline Of Religion In American Family Life

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

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The Top Parenting Articles YOU Liked This Year

on December 23, 2019 by

As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 22, 2019 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to…

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Book: Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’ Sayings Of Christ

on December 22, 2019 by

R.C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us…

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Grinch Scares Children Taking Christmas Photos

on December 22, 2019 by

A New Jersey mom, Ashley Bohl, shared a hilarious video on Instagram of her children being scared silly by a prankster dressed…

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Campus Ministry: Public School Teachers Resource

on December 21, 2019 by

How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?

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The Powerful Partnership With Public School Educators

on December 21, 2019 by

Barna: Nearly half of all public school educators nationally are practicing Christians

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Reaching The Students In Your School

on December 21, 2019 by

And what had I done right? I showed up.

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The Teen’s Guide To Social Media & Mobile Devices

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem

on December 17, 2019 by

Who knows? Your light could lead countless others to worship Him long after you’re gone!

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Ministry Gifts For Your Students And Parents

on December 17, 2019 by

Here are five gifts your ministry can offer your teenagers and adult leaders during the holidays…

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Lonely Teens During the Holidays

on December 17, 2019 by

Helping teens deal with feeling left out or alone during the holiday

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Helping Families Survive The Christmas Frenzy

on December 16, 2019 by

If we feed into the craziness of the secular Christmas model of life, it will crowd out peace and joy

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Helping Families Survive The Christmas Frenzy

on December 16, 2019 by

The Care and Feeding of our Souls

Everybody knows that this is a busy time of the year. Shopping, decorating, concerts, parties, etc….

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This ‘Kenan And Kel’ Star Is Now A Youth Pastor

on December 16, 2019 by

The actor, who recently came in second on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,”

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Youth Minister, Arrested For Slapping Reporter’s Rear

on December 15, 2019 by

Sexual battery is punishable by up to one year in jail in Georgia.

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Orange Small Group Leader Resource Giveaway

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

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Viral Video: Dad Punches Son’s Birthday Piñata

on December 12, 2019 by

Off-camera, his father can be heard apologizing

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How to Use Christmas as a Youth Ministry Reboot

on December 11, 2019 by

We believe there are four things you can do to give your ministry that extra energy when 2020 rolls around!

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All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth Ministry Gifts

on December 11, 2019 by

But if you want to know what a youth pastor really wants…

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on December 11, 2019 by

You’re in danger of wearing yourself out. We need to make a plan to preserve our schedules and make sure we…

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Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s Butt On-Air

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

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The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

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Turning college interview prep into a Teachable Moment

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

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The State Of Bible Classes In Georgia

on December 10, 2019 by

While the laws permit Bible literacy classes, they do not mandate them

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What Is The Fairness For All Law

on December 9, 2019 by

The bill will be referred to committee for review

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Flashback: When Kids Won’t Bow To Your Idols

on December 9, 2019 by

How can you identify your idols? Here are four ways

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

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Why your youth worker never takes a holiday…

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long

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Maximize Your Time With Leaders On The Weekend

on December 5, 2019 by

I think busting your butt on the weekends to make sure you are meeting with your leaders is one of the most…

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Mr Rogers Understood Kids Fears

on December 5, 2019 by

What We Can Learn from C.S. Lewis and Fred Rogers

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Russell Moore: My Favorite Books of 2019

on December 5, 2019 by

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Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The Catholic Church

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants

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Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church For Islam

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

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Black Friday Brawls….Thinking Deeper About Them

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Insanity. That’s what we’ve embraced. The time and place of our search for meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and redemption might best be evidenced…

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God The Original Gangsta Wrapper

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Like Adam & Eve, we try to cover up and hide..This holiday season, let God unwrap and re-wrap you in Jesus!

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S 24/7 TEEN SEX EDUCATOR

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Planned Parenthood expanded their already significant sex-education efforts with vulnerable and developing children and teens into the world of online technology

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TobyMac Shares Powerful Words After His Son’s Funeral

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‘God has the power to do what he promised’

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Way To Respond To Teenage Girls’ Stress And Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

7 vital strategies parents and leaders can use to respond teenage girls’ stress and anxiety