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7 Ways to Protect Family

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So, how do we protect our relationship with our children, even when we serve in such a demanding profession as the ministry?

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Changing The Way We Think About Sports And Youth Ministry

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If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them

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Leadership Conference in Miami

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Gospel Leadership Network

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Help Students Reach Their Lost Friends

on October 1, 2014 by

Core teams are built to come around Christian students as a coach and help them learn to listen to what God would…

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No More Adolescent Daycare

on October 1, 2014 by

Youth ministry in the nation should be an innovation space for the local church. All we have to do is give…

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The Porn Myth

on September 30, 2014 by

I can assure you that even some of the most mature, God-centered female students are struggling with looking at porn

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Raising Teenagers is Nothing Like Ministering to Teenagers

on September 30, 2014 by

And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.

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What Families Need From Church

on September 29, 2014 by

by Greg Baird

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What Families Want From Church

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by Greg Baird

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What It Looks Like To REALLY Partner With Parents

on September 29, 2014 by

Without parents your influence on a teen’s faith formation is limited

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The Funnel of Ministry

on September 29, 2014 by

High Invitation Leads to High Challenge

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5 Instant Steps to Ask Better Discussion Questions

on September 29, 2014 by

One of the most engaging and life-giving methods youth workers can use is discussion

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It’s Time To Define The Relationship With Our Emerging Adults

on September 29, 2014 by

Steven Argue

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Dear Youth Pastor, It’s Worth The Effort

on September 29, 2014 by

…just maybe, you can refocus that program on its original purpose, and bring it back to life

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Stop The Stress Before It Stops You

on September 29, 2014 by

Josh Griffin

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Flashback: Today’s Lazy Youth Pastor

on September 29, 2014 by

Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing… or stop doing it

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Ministering to Millennials About Sex

on September 27, 2014 by

Barna Group: Q&A with Tim Chaddick

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5 Ways to Connect with Millennials

on September 27, 2014 by

Barna Group: In order to maximize your efforts to spiritually engage them

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4 Things You Do That Tick Off Your Church Leadership

on September 25, 2014 by

Here are four things to avoid to help make the youth worker—elder board relationship thrive

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Andrew Root’s New Book: Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker

on September 25, 2014 by

A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together

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Do Your Teenagers Have Gospel Fluency

on September 25, 2014 by

by Greg Stier

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Flashback: My Empire vs. God’s Kingdom

on September 24, 2014 by

Three ways to avoid personal empire building in your own ministry

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Why Fun Is So Important In Youth Ministry

on September 24, 2014 by

by Justin Knowles

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How To Engage Youth In Conversation…Ask About the Worst

on September 24, 2014 by

But what about new adult leaders? Will they persist through the awkwardness of a conversation in order to get to the good…

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Accepting Students Where They Are

on September 23, 2014 by

Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program

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4 Ways To Avoid Damaging Students

on September 23, 2014 by

Watch your life and doctrine closely Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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Short Shorts Belly Shirts… Building Self-esteem

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If self-worth is based on what is hot, how can we help them develop a healthier self-image?

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Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?

on September 23, 2014 by

Is the gospel our central theme, or is it a “PS” tacked onto the end? With a So be good like…

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How To Stick With Youth Ministry For The Long Haul

on September 22, 2014 by

Own your identity as a youth worker

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Is Adolescence New?

on September 22, 2014 by

Crystal Kirgiss

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Children and Pornography Fact Sheet – UPDATED!

on September 20, 2014 by

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Parents’ Primer on Internet Pornography – UPDATED!

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Your Brain On Porn

on September 20, 2014 by

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7th Grade A 30-Day Devotional: Growing Your Faith

on September 19, 2014 by

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…

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3 Surprising Things I Do To Prepare To Speak To Kids

on September 17, 2014 by

“he (Bohoeffer)often said that if one couldn’t communicate the most profound ideas about God and the Bible to child something was amiss

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Helping Children Deal With Tragedy

on September 17, 2014 by

By Greg Baird

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Watch D6 Dallas Live

on September 17, 2014 by

Greg Stier, Ted Cunningham, Yancey Arrington, Lydia Randall, Brian Haynes, Walker Moore

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5 Things Church Leadership Should Expect From You

on September 17, 2014 by

As leaders in Ministry, we are typically focused on our department. But, there’s a bigger picture that we work within

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Four Meta-Beliefs of Generation iY

on September 17, 2014 by

Tim Elmore

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Four Things A Youth Leader Should SayTo Young People

on September 17, 2014 by

As I move into a new phase of ministry life, I am in reflective mood. I have been thinking about when…

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“You Have To Eat It Before You Tweet It!”

on September 16, 2014 by

We can forget the weight that our words and actions have, toss anything out and see where it lands regardless of the…

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Parent Ministry

on September 15, 2014 by

Who’s the Hero? (Part 3)

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Wayne Rice On Intergenerational Youth Ministry

on September 15, 2014 by

YS Idea Lab

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How To Remember The Names Of Students

on September 12, 2014 by

If you remember their name it speaks volumes. To be effective youth workers we must remember the names of our students.

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The Dangers of Messaging Students

on September 12, 2014 by

Dangers?!? What possible dangers are there in messaging students?

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Criticism In Youth Ministry

on September 12, 2014 by

Want to thrive in youth minitry…find a way to take the information that the critic wants to express and use it to…

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Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile? Throwing off

on September 12, 2014 by

.. and chasing after – childish things

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McDonald’s Is Losing The Happy Meal Crowd

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They are extremely “unhappy” over their Happy Meal losses

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How To Be An Ineffective Young Life Leader

on September 11, 2014 by

This could be good for any youth leader

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Book: Distortion

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How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith

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Families Marinated In Media

on September 10, 2014 by

limit technology so that it doesn’t sabotage family communication and connection

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How Are You Making Your Youth Ministry Feel Like A Family?

on September 10, 2014 by

As Youth Pastors, we must be intentional in fostering community and a group identity

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The Value of Academic Preparation in Professional Youth Ministry

on September 10, 2014 by

A Low Entry Point is Not a License to Skip Education

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10 Reasons Why Parents Should Be Involved In Your Youth Ministry

on September 10, 2014 by

Youth ministry is no longer about attracting and entertaining teenagers

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“I Can’t Do this Anymore” – Why Quitting isn’t Your Best Option

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A lot. Those of us in Western affluent culture have been conditioned to have a comfortable life. Suffering is an under-discussed topic…

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How Coaches Teach Students About Life

on September 9, 2014 by

Jim, star of the film When the Game Stands Tall. The significance of coaches in the lives of teenagers

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The New Summit Video

on September 9, 2014 by

We strongly recommend you attend to learn about exploring the ocean, mountains, and spaces of our lives.

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You Get What You Are…Modeling Sticky Faith

on September 9, 2014 by

Kara Powell

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The Summit

on September 9, 2014 by

Intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading for your unique expression of youth ministry

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From My Heart To My Hands: Lay Me Down 2

on September 9, 2014 by

Casey Palicki is a senior and serves as co-leader of the New Vision WAVE Team. She has been involved with Vision 2…

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Flashback: Social Media Myth Busting

on September 9, 2014 by

By Brad Howell | Associate director of Fuller Seminary’s Northern California campus.

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InterVarsity “Derecognized” at California State University’s 23 Campuses

on September 8, 2014 by

Ed Stetzer: Will students with actual beliefs be allowed to have organizations on campus?

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The State Of The American Church: Plateaued Or Declining

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80-85% of churches are…..

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Teenagers: “Sin Is Always, In Some Sense, A Life Of Boredom.”

on September 8, 2014 by

God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

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College Doesn’t Change Your Heart, It Reveals It

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What do you do with a broken heart?

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Dear Kids: Why Wait till Marriage

on September 8, 2014 by

What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

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Did My Time As A Youth Pastor

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“Teenagers are a valuable part of our churches” and that is why it takes a calling from God to do his work…

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Helping Parents Lead Their Family in Worship

on September 8, 2014 by

We need to help parents realize that just waiting until arriving at church to worship isn’t enough, for themselves and for their…

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Why I Am In Youth Ministry

on September 5, 2014 by

…And Why I Stay In It

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3 Ideas to Get Your Next Gen Ministries Pulling in the Same Direction

on September 5, 2014 by

Understanding, promoting and cheering for one another’s ministry is a sign of health, maturity and holistic mentality

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How Do Professionals Perceive Youth Workers?

on September 5, 2014 by

…without diplomacy and tact only causes us to get burned-out, worn out, or thrown out.

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About All the Leaked Photos

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More importantly, though, we need to be discussing these things with our kids

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Sticky Faith Hangout and Q&A with Kara Powell & Brad Griffin

on September 4, 2014 by

A snapshot of the 5-hour Intensive on “Sticky Faith: How to Help Teens Maintain Their Faith Long-Term.”

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The Best Free Online Training…From Smartphones To Youth Culture

on September 4, 2014 by

Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time

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Memory Verses Made Simple

on September 4, 2014 by

Here is a tip or memory trick for your students

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The Best Idea Wins

on September 4, 2014 by

by Josh Griffin

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12 Tips for Stopping a Ministry or Event

on September 4, 2014 by

#1.Connect the change to the overall mission and vision…

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Flashback: Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

on September 3, 2014 by

11 Signs of Doom

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Four Reasons to Not Give Up on Youth Ministry

on September 3, 2014 by

By Greg Stier

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The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament

on September 2, 2014 by

Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds

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How Does Divorce Really Affect Kids?

on September 2, 2014 by

Most parents who divorce are in denial about how it affects their kids

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Tips for Engaging Volunteers in your Youth Program

on September 2, 2014 by

Dave Rozman

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6 Tips for Creating Structure and Boundaries in Ministry

on September 1, 2014 by

by Chris Mucha

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4 Constant Reminders for Every Leader

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Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……

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7 Steps To Deliver Top Notch Messages

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If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them

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5 Tips For Reconnecting With Students

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by Chris Marchland

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5 Roles Youth Workers Play In The Lives Of Teenagers

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There are roles a youth worker plays in the life of our teenagers that can be essential to our students spiritual development

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Avoiding Rookie Mistakes In Youth Ministry

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Here’s a list of some of the more common mistakes rookie youth workers make, and some thoughts on how to avoid them

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Are You Engaged With Teenagers Where They’re Growing Spiritually?

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How can we begin to think about making this happen?

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Review of Fuller Youth Institute’s Latest Book

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This book is covered in grace…“Mom, Dad, Stepmom, Stepdad, Grandma, or Grandpa, please know this: Jesus is bigger than your mistakes too.”

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Crystal Kirgiss: Changing Views of Youth Throughout History

on August 29, 2014 by

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Book Review: “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”

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Book Review – “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”
Bill Nance

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My Teenager Is Making Porn… Uh, Now What?

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by Adam McLane

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THOUGHTS FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG TEENS, PART 9

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko: Our middle school grade son seems to have no real friendships…Is this normal?

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 4

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 1

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 2

on August 28, 2014 by

Marko

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TEENAGERS AND MATERIALISM, PART 3

on August 28, 2014 by

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Flashback: Teenage Perspective on Parenting

on August 27, 2014 by

Have you ever asked your own kids for parenting advice?

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How To Deal With Lonely Leadership

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by Christopher Wesley