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How To Help Teens Belong

on June 30, 2016 by

“Most teens feel out of place in this world.”


The 5 Best Ways To Deal With Criticism In Youth Ministry

on June 28, 2016 by

While you’re in Youth Ministry doing your best to serve and lead you will get criticized

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Connecting With Kids Who Don’t Want To Spend Time With You

on June 28, 2016 by

All the experts preach that you need to communicate with your teenager. But what if they don’t want to have anything to…

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Flashback: 6 Things To Do Before The New School Year

on June 27, 2016 by

Summer in Youth Ministry can be a busy time. It always seems to me that it is gone almost as soon…


Why I Use 30 Slides In A 15-Minute Sermon…

on June 27, 2016 by

….and You Should Too

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How to Reach the Next Generation

on June 24, 2016 by

Part 1

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How to Reach the Next Generation

on June 24, 2016 by

Part 2


How to Reach the Next Generation

on June 24, 2016 by

Part 3

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Dads And Culture

on June 23, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller

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Truly Partnering With Parents

on June 17, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee


3 Keys To Keeping Boundaries In Ministry

on June 17, 2016 by

In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry

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El Salvador Awaken Tour: Part 2

on June 16, 2016 by

George Lockhart

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How Do You Help The Single Dads In Your Church?

on June 16, 2016 by

While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise

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Essential Youth Ministry: Relational Transformation

on June 16, 2016 by

The purpose behind our actions is a significant factor in determining our success or failure

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“Can I Have a Phone?” Values…

on June 15, 2016 by

Answering Every Kid’s Burning Question

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Yelling Dads Make Teenage Behavior Worse

on June 11, 2016 by

How fathers interact with their children when disciplining them, has links to aggressive and delinquent behavior in later life.

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Fighting ISIS And Supporting The Christian Community Of Iraq

on June 10, 2016 by

Help protect kids from the killings, rapes, and kidnapping. Visit to learn how to help.

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“What Is Our Student Ministry Called To?”

on June 9, 2016 by

We don’t need a new mission. We don’t need a new model. We need new ministry goals and an unrelenting commitment to…

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Teaching Techniques That Tantalize

on June 9, 2016 by

Any question that is surprising, specific, and personal will get your students talking.

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on June 9, 2016 by

Walt Mueller

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Gender Ideology Putting Children At Risk

on June 8, 2016 by

More than 60 leaders concerned about the mental health of American children have signed onto an open letter


The Battle With Culture

on June 8, 2016 by

…if we don’t ever engage the earth, how can we be witnesses in it?


Just Before Steph’s Biggest Game, Ayesha Curry Stands For Her Faith

on June 7, 2016 by

In a world full of half-dressed celebrities willing to bare-all, Mrs. Curry’s powerful stand for modesty is a beautiful thing

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20 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Pastor

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for

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Church Mistakenly Employs Homeless Musician For 3 Years Thinking He Was New Youth Pastor

on June 7, 2016 by

Wandering into the church..he was immediately assumed to be the new youth pastor, due to the guitar he was carrying and unkempt…

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What Are Your Goals For Students This Summer?

on June 6, 2016 by

Paul Worcester shares a summer goals worksheet that he uses with students through Christian Challenge and Chico State University

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Teens Curate Their Instagram Accounts, Over 25 Images is Now Uncool. Values

on June 5, 2016 by

In early adolescence, between the ages of 13 and 15, teens are still fairly self-centered and are more likely to worry about…


Up Your’s…..Speaking Game

on June 5, 2016 by

Remember these helpful tips, and don’t forget to….

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Support From Family, Friends Important To Helping Prevent Depression In Teenagers

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…also found that teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied…

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Summer Camp Training

on June 3, 2016 by

The goals and purpose of camp counseling.”Who are you? and Why are you here?”

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Cultivating Culture In Youth Ministry

on June 3, 2016 by

A Few Simple Ideas To Begin To Develop The Culture You Want

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Flashback: Summer Survival Kit

on June 2, 2016 by

George Lockhart


Rebuked By Adele Putting Our Phones Down- And Seeing Life

on June 2, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller

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I Promise. They ARE Listening

on June 1, 2016 by

We can never fully know the way the Lord is working on their hearts. In our eyes it seems like they are…


4 Essentials In Being The Family Leader

on June 1, 2016 by

“Communication has been the number one thing in our family,” Grammy Award-winning Michael W. Smith

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Who Wants To Connect With Their “Over-Connected” Kids

on May 31, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

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Chewbacca Superstar Says She Wants To Use Her Influence For God

on May 31, 2016 by

When I was 16, I had a vision and dream from the Lord about my future about being used for His glory….

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The Grace Adventure

on May 31, 2016 by

Duffy Robbins

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5 Things Parents Do Not Know About Youth Pastors

on May 30, 2016 by

The value parents add to a student ministry is immeasurable


Basics Of Confirmation

on May 30, 2016 by

Chip Pope


Helping Students Thrive Into Adulthood

on May 30, 2016 by

by Brock Morgan

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3 Tasks You Have To Add To Your Summer Calendar

on May 27, 2016 by

While summer is a great time to change things, it can also be a missed opportunity if you don’t develop a plan….

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No Jesus. No justice.

on May 27, 2016 by

Greg Stier


The Not-So-Hidden Effects Of Porn

on May 27, 2016 by

The Habit May Be Secret…But Not Its Consequences

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Body Image Issues A Helpful Infographic

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Youth Minister Out Of Hospital After Double Lung Transplant

on May 27, 2016 by

“I used to do gang ministry, life-and-death was always a reality but this became very real,”


Book: ‘An Other Kingdom’

on May 26, 2016 by

…a powerful call to depart the consumer culture and return to a neighborly covenant culture


Public Speaking in the Church: The Amazing Power of Stories

on May 26, 2016 by

by Rachel Blom


The Values Driving My Churchs Middle School Ministry In This Season

on May 26, 2016 by


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Marijuana Use Among Teens Declines Despite Widespread Legalization

on May 25, 2016 by

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states

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Book: It’s Not Too Late

on May 24, 2016 by

The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen’s Faith

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Flashback: Why College Students And Teens Leave The Church

on May 24, 2016 by

What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?

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Flashback: The Book Of Common Prayer Is Still A Big Deal

on May 24, 2016 by

Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals


Family Ministry……

on May 23, 2016 by

… not “Family” Ministry

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3 Ways To Speak To Kids Who Don’t Want To Listen

on May 20, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Is It Wrong To Use Entertainment In Youth Ministry?

on May 20, 2016 by

“There’s a time to be spastic and there’s a time to refrain from being spastic!”


Fathers (And Mothers), Do Not Provoke Your Children!

on May 20, 2016 by

A discouraged child is one who has lost heart. He is so beaten down that he has lost hope, he has lost…

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7 Ways Parents Unfairly Provoke Our Children

on May 20, 2016 by

We may provoke our children to anger and discouragement when we teach them to be good instead of holy…good behavior than their…

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Re-orienting To The Desires Of Teens

on May 19, 2016 by


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Harvard Prof: Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

on May 19, 2016 by

As we prepare our kids for the real world it is great to have some clear goals. Skills we should help teens…

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3 Clues To Create What Your Students Crave

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How To Do Your Own Color Powder Games

on May 19, 2016 by

looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember

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4 Reasons To Write Everything In Evernote

on May 19, 2016 by

So useful..from keeping receipts to meeting notes, to writing sermons, songs, blog posts, to do lists, and much more

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“What Tweens DON’T Want Parents to Know about Their Technology”

on May 18, 2016 by

“JH Uth Guy”

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Fight Against Stagnant Student Ministry

on May 17, 2016 by

The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.


What IS A Big Deal Online For Teenagers?

on May 17, 2016 by

A lot of things parents freak out about aren’t really that important. But there are some things that ARE: What’s actually helpful…

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The Jewish Intellectual Who Predicted America’s Social Collapse..Values

on May 17, 2016 by

Religion is in our blood, and the more we deny it, the sicker our society becomes


9 Prayers For My Daughter Who Is Now Dating

on May 17, 2016 by

…before she heads off to college. I began to think about things I still need to teach her, specifically about boys..


“A Picture Says A Thousand Words..”

on May 16, 2016 by

5 Apps For Creating Awesome Youth Ministry Graphics


Poor Parenting Can Be Passed From Generation To Generation

on May 15, 2016 by

Beating, yelling and neglect can all be passed from one generation to the next — but parents are often keen to break…

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Considering What The White House Guidlines Signify About Our Culture

on May 15, 2016 by

4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree


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on May 14, 2016 by

“He remembered it was on a Sunday, because he had just returned from church.” “He sent the pictures to someone he was…

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3 Ways You Can Serve Teenagers In Your Church

on May 12, 2016 by

Over my 18 years in the church, I’ve seen three ways every church member can (and should) serve their teenagers…

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Extremely Eyeopening Testimonial About Tech Interfering With Family Dinners

on May 12, 2016 by

An article from guest author Adam McLane

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Book by Leonard Sweet: From Tablet To Table

on May 12, 2016 by

Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed


How to Talk With Teens When You Know Nothing About Youth Culture

on May 11, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

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Ground Rules for Counseling Students

on May 11, 2016 by

Ministry is messy because people are broken, here are our ground rules when it comes to counseling students


Scripts This Years Commencement Address

on May 11, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller


Top 10: “Must Reads For Family & Inter-Generational Youth Ministry”

on May 11, 2016 by

JrHigh UthGuy


Book: Surviving Middle School

on May 10, 2016 by

Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead


Marko: Middle School Leadership

on May 10, 2016 by

The Junior Higher Who Called My Bluff


Taking Care of the Introverts In Your Ministry

on May 10, 2016 by

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on May 10, 2016 by

Make your meetings with parents count with these ideas


Devotionals For Leaders: No Clones Allowed

on May 10, 2016 by

George Lockhart


3 Ways To Help The Parents Of Middle Schoolers

on May 10, 2016 by

Middle school can be confusing for kids … AND their parents. Here’s how you can help.

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How To Know If Your Teen Is Ready For A Smart Phone

on May 9, 2016 by

Maybe other parents don’t see it this way but they don’t have to live with the consequences


Ministering To Senior Slackers

on May 8, 2016 by

by Kurt Johnston

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At What Age Should I Let My Kid Have A Phone? (Values)

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“What age should I let them have access to all of this stuff?!!”


Study Finds Friends Play Vital Role In Teenage Wellbeing

on May 7, 2016 by

Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…

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How Orange Has Change Our Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry and Church

on May 4, 2016 by

There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church

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Why Revisionism Matters

on May 4, 2016 by

How does this play into kids and youth ministry?


The 4 Keys To A Dynamic Confirmation Program

on May 4, 2016 by

How to Create A More Enrichening Experience

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Flashback Values: How The Catechism Keeps Us From Bad Theology

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Question one of the Catechism shapes our whole existence…we belong to Jesus and not to ourselves

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Why Is The Issue Of Pornography As A Public Health Crisis In The News?

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What is the “pornography as public health crisis” movement?


The New Compartmentalization Of Teenagers’ Faith

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It’s as strong as it has ever been. With one important distinction: They don’t inherently grasp why this is a problem


5 Reasons Children Should Be In The Main Service Regularly

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Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…


Adam LaRoche Hero, Undercover Agent

on May 2, 2016 by

Hollywood could not write a more compelling story…

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Giving Grace To Teenagers…By Brooklyn Lindsey

on May 2, 2016 by

Here are the notes and presentation files


Don’t Miss It – Know Your Kids… Values

on May 2, 2016 by

by Reggie Joiner

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Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

on May 2, 2016 by

OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation