So, how do we protect our relationship with our children, even when we serve in such a demanding profession as the ministry?
If your ministry is hurting because your athletes won’t or can’t come to you, figure out how to go to them
Gospel Leadership Network
Core teams are built to come around Christian students as a coach and help them learn to listen to what God would…
Youth ministry in the nation should be an innovation space for the local church. All we have to do is give…
I can assure you that even some of the most mature, God-centered female students are struggling with looking at porn
And I wonder why? Why is this not easier? Why am I not more effective? Well, here’s what I’m learning.
by Greg Baird
Without parents your influence on a teen’s faith formation is limited
High Invitation Leads to High Challenge
One of the most engaging and life-giving methods youth workers can use is discussion
…just maybe, you can refocus that program on its original purpose, and bring it back to life
Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing… or stop doing it
Barna Group: Q&A with Tim Chaddick
Barna Group: In order to maximize your efforts to spiritually engage them
Here are four things to avoid to help make the youth worker—elder board relationship thrive
A Theological Vision for Discipleship and Life Together
by Greg Stier
Three ways to avoid personal empire building in your own ministry
by Justin Knowles
But what about new adult leaders? Will they persist through the awkwardness of a conversation in order to get to the good…
Different students show up at different points in their spiritual journey, which makes it challenging to plan and program
Watch your life and doctrine closely Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
If self-worth is based on what is hot, how can we help them develop a healthier self-image?
Is the gospel our central theme, or is it a “PS” tacked onto the end? With a So be good like…
Own your identity as a youth worker
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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…
“he (Bohoeffer)often said that if one couldn’t communicate the most profound ideas about God and the Bible to child something was amiss
By Greg Baird
Greg Stier, Ted Cunningham, Yancey Arrington, Lydia Randall, Brian Haynes, Walker Moore
As leaders in Ministry, we are typically focused on our department. But, there’s a bigger picture that we work within
As I move into a new phase of ministry life, I am in reflective mood. I have been thinking about when…
We can forget the weight that our words and actions have, toss anything out and see where it lands regardless of the…
Who’s the Hero? (Part 3)
YS Idea Lab
If you remember their name it speaks volumes. To be effective youth workers we must remember the names of our students.
Dangers?!? What possible dangers are there in messaging students?
Want to thrive in youth minitry…find a way to take the information that the critic wants to express and use it to…
.. and chasing after – childish things
They are extremely “unhappy” over their Happy Meal losses
This could be good for any youth leader
How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith
limit technology so that it doesn’t sabotage family communication and connection
As Youth Pastors, we must be intentional in fostering community and a group identity
A Low Entry Point is Not a License to Skip Education
Youth ministry is no longer about attracting and entertaining teenagers
A lot. Those of us in Western affluent culture have been conditioned to have a comfortable life. Suffering is an under-discussed topic…
Jim, star of the film When the Game Stands Tall. The significance of coaches in the lives of teenagers
We strongly recommend you attend to learn about exploring the ocean, mountains, and spaces of our lives.
Intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading for your unique expression of youth ministry
Casey Palicki is a senior and serves as co-leader of the New Vision WAVE Team. She has been involved with Vision 2…
By Brad Howell | Associate director of Fuller Seminary’s Northern California campus.
Ed Stetzer: Will students with actual beliefs be allowed to have organizations on campus?
80-85% of churches are…..
God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed
What do you do with a broken heart?
What No One Tells You & What I Wish Someone Had Told Me
“Teenagers are a valuable part of our churches” and that is why it takes a calling from God to do his work…
We need to help parents realize that just waiting until arriving at church to worship isn’t enough, for themselves and for their…
…And Why I Stay In It
Understanding, promoting and cheering for one another’s ministry is a sign of health, maturity and holistic mentality
…without diplomacy and tact only causes us to get burned-out, worn out, or thrown out.
More importantly, though, we need to be discussing these things with our kids
A snapshot of the 5-hour Intensive on “Sticky Faith: How to Help Teens Maintain Their Faith Long-Term.”
Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time
Here is a tip or memory trick for your students
by Josh Griffin
#1.Connect the change to the overall mission and vision…
11 Signs of Doom
By Greg Stier
Bestselling New Testament volumes are made available in electronic form search every page for a passage or topic in only seconds
Most parents who divorce are in denial about how it affects their kids
by Chris Mucha
Over and over I have to embrace these humbling ideas as I try to lead the people around me. Here they are……
If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them
by Chris Marchland
There are roles a youth worker plays in the life of our teenagers that can be essential to our students spiritual development
Here’s a list of some of the more common mistakes rookie youth workers make, and some thoughts on how to avoid them
How can we begin to think about making this happen?
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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Book Review – “Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World”
by Adam McLane
Marko: Our middle school grade son seems to have no real friendships…Is this normal?
Have you ever asked your own kids for parenting advice?
by Christopher Wesley
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.