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30 Way To Digitally Connect With Students

on April 9, 2020 by

Heads up, there are dozens of ways to pull off each of these ideas. That’s why the list below is simply starting…

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COVID-19: A chance To Do Less, Well

on April 9, 2020 by

Re-learn what it means to be in the presence of God while being present to yourselves. Re-evaluate what really matters in youth…


How Porn Effects Your Brain, Your Marriage, And Sex Life

on April 8, 2020 by

Porn will wreck the arousal process in your brain and end up wrecking your sex life in marriage

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I Think We’re In The Greatest Revival In History

on April 7, 2020 by

No better place to find hope than in the Bible and with your families. Spend that time and spend that time in…

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4 Lies Teens Believe About Vaping

on April 6, 2020 by

Until our kids know the truth about vaping, they’ll continue to put themselves in danger.

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List Of Useful Apps For Ministers (Pandemic Edition)

on April 6, 2020 by

These are some of the apps I have found to be extremely useful whether there is a pandemic happening or not

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Need A Youth Ministry Life Coach During This Time?

on April 5, 2020 by

Our team wants you to have personal, affordable help right now. We’re launching Leading Through Chaos Cohorts


Youth Ministry’s Golden Opportunity .. .

on April 5, 2020 by

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Teenagers Stuck At Home?

on April 5, 2020 by

Here are 13 life skills they can learn now


Talking To Your Middle Schooler About The Faith

on April 5, 2020 by

Here are some developmental benchmarks to consider with your willingness to patiently engage with your tweenager


Thrive In What Is Sustainable

on April 5, 2020 by

How do you thrive while also making what you are doing sustainable long term? Here are some suggestions

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Podcast : Reaching The Next Generation

on April 5, 2020 by

Shane discusses with Sean McDowell how we can pass on the faith to the next generation in a secular age

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Dating: Don’t Waste Your Time

on April 4, 2020 by

Why does the world of dating seem so complicated? It starts with this basic question: what is the purpose of dating? The answer…

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The Coronavirus, You And Your Family

on April 4, 2020 by

If we are going to thrive in the midst of trying circumstances. Here are a few thoughts that might help you

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Young People’s Faith Doesn’t Grow In A Vacuum

on April 4, 2020 by

Study: Religious upbringing given by both parents strengthens young people’s faith in God


Don’t Do Youth Ministry Alone…Try Free Coaching

on April 3, 2020 by

You might want someone to bounce ideas off of; or maybe you need help with a staff issue

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Instagram Story Surveys To Engage Students..Coronavirus

on April 3, 2020 by

The Coronavirus quarantine has caused us all to increase our online efforts to engage and connect with students

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Family Corona Quarantine Faith Formation Idea

on April 3, 2020 by

A teaching tool to build your children in Christ

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Corona Quarantine: Family Faith Talks

on April 3, 2020 by

Book: Sharing God’s Truth With Your Children

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The Dangerous Mindset Of Generation Z

on April 3, 2020 by

How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

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Pivoting Youth Ministry In A Pandemic

on April 2, 2020 by

Five Shifts in Global Youth Ministry

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5 Ways To Save Yourself From Drowning In Ministry

on April 2, 2020 by

But when we’re swimming laps around these pools, we can feel drained and exhausted. Cynicism creeps in—and maybe

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FREE: Surprised By Suffering. Teaching Series R.C. Sproul

on April 2, 2020 by

In times of suffering the integrity of God’s goodness presses upon our minds. Faith engages in a wrestling match with our emotions…

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Easter

on April 1, 2020 by

The Lenten season…  a time of reflection and response as people prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ

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BEST Podcasts I’ve Listen To This Week. Spiritual Resilience

on April 1, 2020 by

Tommy Nixon, CEO of Urban Youth Workers Institute, talks about 3 keys to developing greater spiritual resilience

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Spiritual Disciplines For Middle School Students

on March 31, 2020 by

How to push our students into new understandings and better relationships with Christ.

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How To Have Youth Group On Zoom

on March 31, 2020 by

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: The Right Rev. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde holds Sunday Mass as it is live-webcast to its parishioners due to the Coronavirus at an empty Washington National Cathedral on March 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Washington National Cathedral has suspended its in person worship for the next two Sundays, the longest preplanned closure in its history, due to COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus?

on March 31, 2020 by

coronavirus-induced limitations on life at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without

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Creating Digital Experiences In Youth Ministry

on March 30, 2020 by

Digital ministry has come to the forefront of practice and experience.

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Becoming A Healthy Youth Worker

on March 30, 2020 by

As we find ourselves in the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we get to walk through interesting times where we learn to…

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Youth Ministers…. Consider An MDiv

on March 30, 2020 by

Teenagers are people—and like all people, they need pastors

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Dads: How To Make The Most Of The Coronavirus

on March 29, 2020 by

You are parenting from the perspective of who you are in Christ today, not who you once were

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STREAM: Youth Group At Home Sessions

on March 29, 2020 by

Youth Group at Home presents a 4-week series from Paul’s letter to the Colossians

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Church of Cowards: Wake-Up Complacent Christians

on March 29, 2020 by

The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care


Coronavirus And The Church. A Helpful Strategic Website

on March 27, 2020 by

Churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to Coronavirus in their congregations and communities

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Church Get Ready Now! From European Pastors

on March 27, 2020 by

We talked to pastors from Spain and Italy about their experience, which might be the North American experience in just a few…


Free Mobile Games 4Youth Groups

on March 27, 2020 by

This free five-pack of mobile games to play with your group on Instagram, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other platforms

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How To Play Games On Zoom With Your Youth Group

on March 26, 2020 by

Most student pastors are scrambling right now to try and come up with some ways to play games on Zoom


How 2Prevent Your Youthmin Zoom Meetings From Porn

on March 26, 2020 by

When you share your meeting link on social media that makes your event public, and anyone can mess it up


How To Use Zoom And Sidekick For Youth Group Online

on March 25, 2020 by

Anthony Taylor put together two AWESOME videos on how to use Sidekick and Zoom for your online youth ministry!


Reevaluating Our 1st Online Youth Service

on March 25, 2020 by

I wanted to write a blog post immediately following the first service. what went well and what we can work on

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Managing Your Back-at-Home College Student

on March 25, 2020 by

Some college students bring home additional burdens

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Daily Engagement Strategy While Ministering From Home

on March 25, 2020 by

Like you, we have pivoted to online only for our youth services and small groups. With students being home and not in…


2020 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on March 25, 2020 by

With 1506 respondents it is the largest compensation survey and report of its kind.

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Flashback: UK. Parents Passing On Faith?

on March 24, 2020 by

2016, survey with 1,013 parents across England, Scotland and Wales. How parents faith is engaging with their kids

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How To Disciple Your Students During This Unique Season?

on March 23, 2020 by

Free virtual small group and social media lessons and discussion starting questions

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Enjoy Your Family Quarantine

on March 22, 2020 by

For everyone dreading spending time with your family, allow me to offer up a different perspective: enjoy this time

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Federal Judge Sides Against Praying Coach

on March 22, 2020 by

High school football coach has lost another round In his “silent” post-game prayers on the 50-yard line

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7 Ways To Minister In Times Of Social Distancing

on March 21, 2020 by

You are in social distancing, so should ministry stop? Absolutely not!

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5Ways To Hurt Your Ministry In Times Of Social Distancing

on March 21, 2020 by

Do not avoid parents reach out to them. Parents are carrying their own worries and concerns

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Why You’re Not Reaching Parents

on March 21, 2020 by

What would our ministry look like if we could truly partner with parents in the way that we would like?


Spiritually Preparing Teens For College

on March 21, 2020 by

How to help teens for Christ in college podcast on The book a different college experience.


Ways To Gather, Even When You Can’t

on March 20, 2020 by

What if I told you there was still a way to gather even when you can’t? We’ve compiled a list of options..

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10 Things You Can Do In This Shifting Ministry Times

on March 20, 2020 by

10 suggestions of ways churches and student ministries can adjust ministry for the foreseeable futur

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Girl, 6, Teaches Bible Verse To Brother To Ease Fear

on March 19, 2020 by

While the world is stocking up on…She realized that it was only his faith that was going to get him through this

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The Bible Story In 72 Short Videos

on March 18, 2020 by

The first step in knowing the whole Bible is knowing what each book is and how it connects to the overall story

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What’s Your Aim?

on March 17, 2020 by

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Millions Use Coronavirus Website Created By Teenager

on March 17, 2020 by

The website displays the latest, real-time statistics on the number of confirmed cases, serious cases, deaths, and recovered

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Doing Youth Ministry In A Global Health Pandemic

on March 17, 2020 by

In the last couple of weeks, many youth workers were faced with situations and decisions that they don’t teach you about in…


Youth Sports The Decline Of Civility In Our Culture

on March 16, 2020 by

The biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents

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Help My Child Is Abusing Drugs And Alcohol

on March 16, 2020 by

Download this trend alert by clicking the download button below


American Teenagers Are Declaring ‘Virginity Rocks’

on March 16, 2020 by

Danny a YouTube prankster. He is proud to have seen it catch on with young people who champion abstinence

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Doing Youth Ministry During A Pandemic

on March 15, 2020 by

For our young people, this may add a greater level of anxiety, too.

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Green Bank W. Va. No Cell No Internet No Problem

on March 15, 2020 by

“I’m happier because now I don’t have social media to give me high expectations of not only myself but everybody else around…

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Family Meals Lead Strengthen Bond B/W Parents & Kids

on March 14, 2020 by

Study shows that dining together as a family leads to better dietary practices and a stronger family bond

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LGBT Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse

on March 14, 2020 by

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are far more likely than their straight peers to suffer physical and/or sexual violence, new research warns

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Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences

on March 14, 2020 by

For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding

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Barna: Guiding Children

on March 13, 2020 by

To better understand the dynamics shaping childhood faith formation today


Managing Fear And Anxiety During A Health Pandemic

on March 13, 2020 by

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone


Uber Developing Kids Transportation Service

on March 13, 2020 by

Currently, Uber requires passengers to be 18 years or older to get in one of its vehicles. Any passengers under 18 must…

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Book: Social Media & The Adolescent Digital Tribe

on March 12, 2020 by

Results of our most recent survey with 2500 teens on their use of technology, social media and video games.

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Book: Youth Empowered

on March 12, 2020 by

Does our church have a system and strategy that successfully launches our students into Christian adulthood?

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How To Parent As Your Daughter Becomes An Adult

on March 11, 2020 by

Your relationship has to change at this stage….You don’t want to smother your adult daughter

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Understanding your pastor spouse

on March 11, 2020 by

Five things your pastors spouse can’t say out loud but need you to know

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Churches Can Welcome Those With Disabilities

on March 11, 2020 by

Consider the needs: “You have to make an extra effort,” she said. “If that isn’t done, we don’t go back.”

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Barna: Signs Of Decline & Hope

on March 10, 2020 by

Changes happening in terms of faith practice, such as church attendance, Bible-reading and prayer.

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Starting A Student Leadership Team

on March 10, 2020 by

After years of trying to figure out what was going to work for raising up leaders, we dedicated to three shared things…

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Why Games Bomb In Youth Ministry

on March 9, 2020 by

I believe there are four common reasons our games have come up short in the past, and I also believe there are…

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NEW SERMON SERIES: Teach Identity Crisis

on March 9, 2020 by

Help  your students understand where they come from, who they are, how they can be themselves in Christ, and fully embrace their…


Flashback: Teenagers Think The Bible Is Boring

on March 9, 2020 by

Teenagers in the US aren’t reading their Bibles. 1 in 5 have a regular reading time, while 1 in 5  never read their…

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Ministry Differences From Millennial To Gen Z

on March 9, 2020 by

The fact remains that I am a different generation than the students I am currently serving. However

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5 pieces of advice from a 70-year-old Kingdom worker

on March 9, 2020 by

I’ve seen a lot of years of ministry and truly believe we’re all in this together to reach all the little people

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You Can Help Build The Church In Japan

on March 9, 2020 by

The film will highlight the country’s need for the Gospel and how each student at MOVE can be a part of building…

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When To Split Middle And High School Ministries

on March 6, 2020 by

Before you  move towards splitting these two groups I think there a few questions you should ask yourself?


Managing Your Small Youth Group

on March 6, 2020 by

7 Action-Steps for Small Youth Groups

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5 Reasons To Have A Separate Middle School Ministry

on March 6, 2020 by

Andy Stanley: optimal-size church, large enough to maintain a Split jr. high and high school groups


The Best Of The Best For Middle School Ministry

on March 5, 2020 by

Ministering To Middle Schoolers requires a great amount of wisdom and smart ministry on our part

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Are Parents Better Than Their Moms And Dads?

on March 5, 2020 by

Modern parents have some new problems to contend with, and the most obvious is the internet

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The Outside Influence Of Your Middle School Friends

on March 5, 2020 by

“Middle school is about lunch.”

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Uncommon Sense

on March 4, 2020 by

What the Lord is calling us to may not always make sense, especially to those in the world

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What It Means To Love Others

on March 4, 2020 by

Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others


Flashback: Surviving A Downturn In YouthMin Numbers

on March 4, 2020 by

Knowing how to push through this and strengthen your ministry in light of it is essential

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58% Of Parents Attend Church B/C Of Children’s Ministry

on February 29, 2020 by

Children are a big influence on where their family attends church

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Slippery Slope Of Families Inconsistent Church Attendance

on February 29, 2020 by

Families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month. used to come once a month  now Christmas…

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Avoid Arguing With Your Kids

on February 29, 2020 by

You can’t effectively discipline your teenager if you continually find yourself in the middle of an argument with them

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Why Mothers Must Be Theologians

on February 28, 2020 by

It requires a stream of explanations for why we believe what we believe about God and how he relates to everything


Ford v Ferrari’ And The Frailty Of Fatherhood

on February 28, 2020 by

The frailty of fatherhood doesn’t make one cower; it emboldens a father to more fiercely live and love

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40 Days Of Lent Self-Care Tips For Youthworkers

on February 27, 2020 by

Self care during, in order to renew, recharge and be ready for the challenges of youthwork in the year ahead

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Pastor, Let The Children Preach

on February 27, 2020 by

Why You Should Let the Youth Group Invade Your Pulpit

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Pope To Catholics: For Lent, Give Up Trolling

on February 27, 2020 by

a time to give up useless words, gossip, rumours, tittle-tattle and speak to God on a first name basis