But those three categories of failures are slowly disappearing. I learned the hard way they have no place in my ministry
“Someday, someday soon, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn to have a conversation.”
We sabotage our short-term mission trips by not thinking through how our work affects the locals hosting us
leaders and students must spend more time before, during, and after service projects preparing
Will help you plan for your family’s future in five steps. Great to send to parents in your Church
by Greg Stier
Evangelicals are beginning to trade the core and eternal truth of Christ for captivity to the world.
Solid resource, especially for someone who hasn’t had a ton of instruction on speaking/preaching to teenagers
…and Keep Them Awake at the Same Time
Here are a few sites that help me shape messages
A ministry strategy is how a church will accomplish the mission of making disciples
Good strategy almost always looks simple and obvious and does not take a thick deck of PowerPoint slides to explain
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears…
There is virtually nothing static about a middle school student. There shouldn’t be anything static about your talk
2 Keys to Ministering to them
You and I walk into a church with expectations of our own
Most Youth Pastors are ill prepared to tackle all of the unsaid, assumed expectations
Burnout is common with so many church members. But it does not have to be
We as leaders must deal with our struggles, just like everyone else…We are just as human as everyone else
As a youth pastor we’re suppose to have the right things to say in moments like this…
7 Pro-Tips For Better Games In Your Youth Ministry
“The Talk” Our Kids Hear Every Day
The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It’s Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry
Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right
33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry
Helping parents disciple their kids
3 things that matter in ministry with youth that have a direct impact on the faith of adults
….and Attract New Ones
– by Friends!
In Canada, a mainline denomination has announced that over the next 5 years, 1000 of their buildings will..
by Jon Acuff
by Walt Mueller
Contextualization of content is the process that we go through in order to adapt content to…
7 characteristics of Christian Community
Having a method or template for your sermon preparation can be really helpful and time-saving
“You have to do less if you want to grow more. And if you do more, chances are you will grow less.”…
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Youth Ministry 101: Let’s Talk About What We Should Talk About
College students who have contact with their youth leaders from their church tend to have Sticky Faith
Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly according to a study commissioned by the Josh McDowell Ministry
Good and Bad Habits of Smart People from entrepreneur magazine
Fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for a daughter’s life
Two creative ways
A lot of material…there’s still enough preteen news to make this a worthy follow
Only God himself can fix your problems by his grace, in relationship with Him and through meaningful relationships with others
“Students” are not finding the happiness and quality of life they are seeking by having numerous sexual liaisons
It is essential to understand sexuality as being a part of a bigger Story
…and Why It Matters
Someone who’s always complaining, often against whatever you’re saying or proposing, taking others down with him or her?
by Jonathan McKee
Commitments…if we pursue the right ones, our lives have purpose and meaning –without them, we spiral into confusion and despair
Church leaders, if you want to raise attendance, raise engagement
Each small group encounter with middle school kids involves what I call “40 minutes of hell.”
Teach your kids that connections are more important than commitment
As a dad you are your sons first hero and your daughters first love
Many newsletters have the throw-spaghetti-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks approach with very little intentionality
by Mark Oestreicher
Here are some of the main obstacles. . .and some thoughts on what you can do about lessening their impact
The support I’ve received has been invaluable
Video: Dr. Devi explains the study
How to take advantage of the many hats youth ministers have to wear
Why do we need a reminder? Because there are so many distractions in youth ministry
Strategic initiatives for next year
Here are 4 ways to develop as a leader in 2016
The anonymous messaging platforms that many teens use may not be anonymous, one expert says
A look back at all of the most viral hashtags, controversies and memes
The Image-Sharing Site Used By 40 Million Teens, Launches Its Second App
“I forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing,” “If they had love, they wouldn’t behave that way.”
I’m just going to tell you what’s true for me, and what I’ve seen to be true of others like me
People are hungry. They are hungry for a diet of substance, not candy. More of the Word. Less of “religious toys and…
We serve a God, who is all-knowing and ready to walk us through all the areas that we are blind to
Scarlett Johansson has something important to say to young women…
New study reveals serious liver damage linked to chronic alcohol use
Dr. Wayne Mack offers some very helpful communication advice in his book, Your Family God’s Way
Churches—and youth pastors in particular—have a bad rap when it comes to communication
Do you want your church to be a place of belonging? Do you want your church to be Irresistible?
Americans aged 45 to 54 are 170 per cent more likely to die of an opioid overdose than teenagers and those in…
It’s bound to happen….
“If you want to have a high impact ministry, you’ve got to have a family that is strong and together as well.”
(#3 May Surprise You!)
I think it will allow families to take more control at what their kids are doing online
So how can we give them freedom while keeping them safe from inappropriate content and online predators?
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.