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The Christian Music Kids Like… Or Do They?

on September 27, 2016 by

In fact, if you pour through those comments you’ll discover two things


Christian Radio Is Booming…

on September 27, 2016 by

Four out of five listeners are tuning in for the same reason

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8 Expert Authors Whose Books Will Grow Your Ministry To The Next Level

on September 26, 2016 by

Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a…

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Learning How To Fail…In Ministry

on September 25, 2016 by

People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer

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Don’t Do This….#FAIL

on September 25, 2016 by

Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders

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Three Mistakes Youth Workers Need To Make…#FAIL

on September 25, 2016 by

Kurt Jonston

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Flashback: Ministry Fail…..

on September 25, 2016 by

This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others


3 Ways To Help High Schoolers Relate To God

on September 23, 2016 by

When you mobilize high schoolers’ potential you help them keep pursuing authentic faith and discover a personal mission

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Helping Teens Engage In Reconciliation

on September 23, 2016 by

This is a difficult topic..a powerful conversation around helping teens engage in racial reconciliation in their communities

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Sex is Sacred

on September 22, 2016 by

We’ve Forgotten That


Premarital Sex

on September 22, 2016 by

How Should Christian Parents React?

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The Puritans Had the Right View on Sex

on September 22, 2016 by

…Just sayin’


5 Ways To Help Teens Deal With Life When They Feel Stuck

on September 21, 2016 by

Below are five ways that can help you recognize when your teen may be feeling stuck and ways you can help them…


The Research Is In—Dads Matter

on September 20, 2016 by

Josh McDowell: So how can we make sense of all of this and do our best as dads? My suggestion


Register For Josh McDowell’ Free Webinar And Get Free Book!

on September 20, 2016 by

LIVE on October 4: Live and leave a legacy through your faith and finances


Sleek Christian Books Deliver The Gospels To An Instagram Generation

on September 20, 2016 by

Beauty is a theme of key importance that speaks throughout the pages of the books. Even the name, “Alabaster,”….beauty

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Dear 23 Year Old Me And Other Youth Workers Just Starting Out

on September 19, 2016 by

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The Surprising Secret To A Highly Effective Youth Ministry

on September 19, 2016 by

What’s the secret to a highly effective youth ministry? Rocks!


5 Contributions Veteran Youth Leaders Make To Your Team

on September 18, 2016 by

Returning leaders bring so much to a leadership team. For me, the five biggest things veteran leaders bring to my team are..

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3 Ways To Equip Our Kids To Choose Good Friends…Values

on September 18, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee


How Can Teens Use SnapChat, Instagram As Evangelism Tools?

on September 18, 2016 by

by Greg Stier


Welcoming New Students

on September 16, 2016 by

It’s a new school year, which means that lots of families are checking out new churches for their teenagers

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How To React To An Angry Parent In Your Ministry

on September 16, 2016 by

Our minds will be racing for a way to react to the anger of the parent. Here’s a list of instinctual things…


Raising Gospel Centered Kids In A Gospel Hating World…Values

on September 15, 2016 by


If You’re Not A Dad, Don’t Go To Dad Events At School

on September 15, 2016 by

The pushback against “Donuts with Dads” and other like events ultimately reflects that some in our society consider fathers essentially useless

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Flashback: Reclaiming Fatherhood

on September 15, 2016 by

Remind fathers that the fun times that they spend with their children and other youth in the church are formational and valuable

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5 Reasons To Attend The First Ever National Grandparenting Conference

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Ministering To Your Grandchild Beyond 80 Hours

on September 13, 2016 by

The Legacy Coalition


Questioning The Wisdom Of The “Bucket List” Model Of Retirement

on September 13, 2016 by

by Wayne Rice

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Legacy Grandparenting Summit Nov 15-17 Frisco, Tx

on September 12, 2016 by

Grandparents with decades of life/faith experience equipped to intentionally, strategically build stronger families and churches!

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Building A Youth Ministry From Scratch: Blog Series

on September 12, 2016 by

Rachel Blom


I Almost Quit Today

on September 11, 2016 by

Justin Knowles


Find The Support Your Marriage Needs

on September 11, 2016 by

Jim Burns


Replenishing Your Soul…..

on September 11, 2016 by

The life of a youth leader is not easy

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Leading Teens…Values

on September 9, 2016 by

When did image become more important than integrity? Culture tells us: looking good is more important than doing good


Fearless Faith In A Time Of Forgetting

on September 8, 2016 by

Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out

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MTV Losing It?

on September 7, 2016 by

The Real Reason MTV is Now NBD


Kanye West, MTV And Small Screens

on September 7, 2016 by

Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared


Some Things Id Do Differently….Values

on September 7, 2016 by

Walt Mueller


Is This The Biggest Barrier To Students Living Out Their Faith?

on September 5, 2016 by

I believe the main reason students don’t live as powerfully as they could can be boiled down to one simple concept…

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5 Disturbing Trends In Youth Ministry (And How To Fix Them)

on September 5, 2016 by

I’ll share the 5 Disturbing Trends with you here, but you’ll have to listen to the Podcast to know how we’ll fix…

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Adding A Cultural Descriptor…Values

on September 4, 2016 by



“Cutting”….The Scream On The Skin

on September 4, 2016 by

Walt Mueller

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Parents Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

on September 3, 2016 by

Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new…


When To Engage In Youth Culture And How To Do It

on September 2, 2016 by

Student culture is one of those things that youth ministers can shape

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5 Reasons Students Attend Youth Group

on September 2, 2016 by

Teenagers attend youth group because…

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52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid..Values

on September 1, 2016 by

Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids

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The-VMAs Youth Culture And Monday Morning Grieving

on August 31, 2016 by

Walt Mueller


Top 5 Impactful Christian Music Artists In the 80’s

on August 30, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

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Flashback: When Religion and Rock Collide-The Story of Stryper

on August 30, 2016 by

A behind the scenes insight of the temptations, corruption, challenges and success of the Christian Rock band, Stryper

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Reclaiming Fatherhood

on August 28, 2016 by

I simply didn’t understand how parents fit into the ministry picture


Meet the Churches Engaging—and Keeping—Young People

on August 28, 2016 by

A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and everything to do…

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More U.S. Teens Experiencing Depression

on August 27, 2016 by

According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…


An Interview with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin

on August 26, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee


Watch: Tale Of Redemption

on August 26, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller


Why Doubt Needs To Have A place In Your Youth Ministry

on August 23, 2016 by

It’s not doubt that is squelching young people’s faith…It’s protective parents who shield teenagers from hard conversations that feel too to navigate


Hurry Up And Hurry Up Some More

on August 19, 2016 by

Adam Mclane

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10 Things Your Son Needs From You

on August 19, 2016 by

Our job is to raise young people in love and security, but also make sure they are well equipped to leave home…


Come Honor The life And Legacy Of Joel Stigale

on August 17, 2016 by

The memorial service. In lieu of flowers or gifts please give to the Catalyst Building fund, as a celebration of Joel’s dream


Flashback: Veggie Tales: “Morality, Not Christianity”

on August 17, 2016 by

I looked back..and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity

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RIP Joel Stigale: Youth Ministry Legend

on August 16, 2016 by

Well done, good and faithful servant!

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RIP Joel Stigale: Youth Ministry Legend

on August 16, 2016 by

Well done, good and faithful servant!

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RIP Joel Stigale: Youth Ministry Legend

on August 16, 2016 by

Well done, good and faithful servant!


Flashback: 10 Back To School Kick Off Ideas For Youth Ministry

on August 15, 2016 by

Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…

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on August 14, 2016 by

Short Survey

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American College of Pediatricians Says Gender Ideology Harms Children

on August 14, 2016 by

The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they…

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Technology Rules That Teens Would Set for Their Parents

on August 14, 2016 by

Family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and…


Values: Change The Way We Talk To Teenagers About Reading Their Bible

on August 13, 2016 by

Nowadays, I find myself encouraging my teenagers not to think about their daily time with God as something that they do for…


A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School Checklist

on August 13, 2016 by

3 Things You Might Forget



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What does it really mean anyway?

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The Volunteer From Hell

on August 12, 2016 by

This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…



on August 11, 2016 by

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on August 11, 2016 by

Mark Oestreicher

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What Teenagers Need From Us More Than (Almost) Anything Else

on August 11, 2016 by

Kara Powell


Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

on August 10, 2016 by

How to identify the signs your child is struggling and how to respond in an appropriate way

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Churches Take New Security Measures In Face Of Terror Threats

on August 10, 2016 by

“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances


Teens & Youth Pastors Struggle With Porn

on August 9, 2016 by

Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly..pornography also has a grip on an alarming number of pastors and youth pastors

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Moms Have Toughest Time When Kids Are In Middle School

on August 9, 2016 by

Most taxing years for mothers….middle school years are far more challenging

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Flashback: Olympic Lesson……Overcoming Hurdles

on August 8, 2016 by

Even the best of us with all of our training, preparations, and aspirations can trip up and fall

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What Do Young People Really Want In A Church?

on August 8, 2016 by

Debunking myths about what attracts the next generation

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Living in the Online Village

on August 6, 2016 by

Helping Teens Manage Social Media


Why Leaders Must Embrace The Next Generation

on August 6, 2016 by

Ben Trueblood


What If We Let Our Kids Just Play

on August 6, 2016 by



Fall Planning Ideas For Youth Pastors

on August 5, 2016 by

Use these ideas as a springboard to create something new in your ministry


Study: Popular Kids In Danger In Their 20’s

on August 4, 2016 by

Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22



on August 2, 2016 by

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Creating A Youth Ministry Year Plan

on August 1, 2016 by

It’s that time of year again where many of you start prepping for next season

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#Pokemongo 4 Ways To Engage The Craze

on July 31, 2016 by

Are you or your church a Pokestop? How is your ministry using the game to serve the community or meet people where…

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Best Ministry Job On The Planet

on July 31, 2016 by

10 reasons why being a youth pastor may be the best ministry job on the planet

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9 Things To Do Today That Will Help Your Ministry Tomorrow

on July 29, 2016 by

By Justin Knowles


Serving Parents Who Don’t Go To Church

on July 28, 2016 by

Allow me to help shed some light on a couple of truths in relation to unchurched parents, and then recommend some steps…


A Different Kind Of Parent Ministry

on July 28, 2016 by

God can use parents—even sleep-deprived ones with snot and food on their shoulders—to build up the next generation of leaders


Flashback: “Must Reads For Family & Inter-Generational Youth Ministry”

on July 28, 2016 by

By @Uthguydan

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Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

on July 27, 2016 by


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Four Ideas To Enhance The Culture You Lead

on July 26, 2016 by

Four Ideas to Enhance Your Culture


Managing Expectations

on July 26, 2016 by

6 Benefits of managing expectations


The Resurgence of Demi Lovato

on July 25, 2016 by

How Will It Affect the Lives of Her Young Fans?


Free Youth Ministry Training Tools

on July 25, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

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Teens And Anonymous apps Infographic: Values

on July 24, 2016 by

What’s the ten appeal?

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How Skipping Church Affects Our Children

on July 24, 2016 by

And if He (Christ) isn’t a priority in our lives, then our children will know and follow suit