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3 Keys for Creating Support for Your Ministry Plans

on December 16, 2017 by

by Rachel Blom

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More Time On Smartphones….Higher Suicide Risk

on December 15, 2017 by

Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to…

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 15, 2017 by

From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories

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How Do I Know He’s “The One”?

on December 15, 2017 by

3 Questions to Consider

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Book: Growing Up Social

on December 14, 2017 by

Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

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Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget Proposal

on December 13, 2017 by

Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers and figured out the various revenue streams you’ll use to fund your ministry, the next…

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Budgeting Basics: Revenue Streams

on December 13, 2017 by

Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers, the next step in crafting your budget proposal is to determine where your ministry’s budget…

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Budgeting Basics: Translating Dreams Into Numbers

on December 13, 2017 by

What programs, initiatives, events, conferences, training, and trips would enable you to take your ministry from where it is NOW to where…

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Youth Ministry Budget Templates

on December 13, 2017 by

This resource contains three budget templates to help you plan well and be a good steward of your congregations’ tithes

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How To Plan Your Youth Group Meeting

on December 13, 2017 by

Here are 6 tips for planning youth group night…

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I Thought I was Focused

on December 12, 2017 by

I Thought I Was Focused but I wasn’t

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Empowering Teens To Be World Changers

on December 12, 2017 by

How do we unleash leadership potential in teens? Many churches desire youths to step up and take leadership roles… but how have…

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Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression

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Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

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Teen Writes Book About How To Invest Money

on December 9, 2017 by

Book: “Early Bird: The Power of Investing Young,”

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Government Taking Away The Basic Rights Of Parents?

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

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The Coming Persecution

on December 8, 2017 by

…..(and why we need it!)

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8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A Post-Christian Culture

on December 8, 2017 by

The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

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The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

on December 8, 2017 by

For some this comes easy. For others though it is an anxiety inducing event. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

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Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

on December 7, 2017 by

52  gospel centered questions and answers. Also devotional book and curriculum book for developing Christian beliefs in a child’s heart and mind.

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Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell Phone Contract

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

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18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

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Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

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Suicide Prevention: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

(1,347 people surveyed)

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Planning For Exceptions In Parenting

on December 5, 2017 by

Just because our lives are filled with the unexpected doesn’t mean we have to be surprised

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Imposing Our Ideas Of Jesus

on December 5, 2017 by

Have you sought the true Christ behind Christmas this season, God incarnate who came down to earth and dwelt among us?

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Research: Do You Have Mean Girls Or Mean Boys?

on December 5, 2017 by

I want to hear from as many young people as possible on this issue, asking them questions

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Biggest Spiritual Influencers On Your Child…Values

on December 4, 2017 by

Aristotle: “When we hear music, our very soul is altered.”

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Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your Youth Ministry

on December 2, 2017 by

What if we thought about what percentage of your students are really being?

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Fllasback: Let’s Be Honest, Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

Here is my opinion and things I need to remind myself as a leader:

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Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen As Success

on December 2, 2017 by

Do you ever get tired of people always asking about numbers in your ministry?

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Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

The fact is, numbers in your Youth Ministry are an inescapable reality. You must deal with them

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Help Kids Take A Stand Against Unconscionable Songs

on December 1, 2017 by

Just because a song exists or is topping the charts doesn’t mean young people have to be subjected to it

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Matt Lauer And Our Own Sexuality

on November 30, 2017 by

“Protect us from the evil one, and rescue us from ourselves.”

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4 Ways To Fight Anxiety

on November 29, 2017 by

Feeling anxious is not only a valid emotion, but rooted in our fear, uncertainty, and insecurities to be a great youth pastor

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NFL Player: What Are The Needs Of The Youth?

on November 29, 2017 by

NFL Player to Hometown Churches

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4 Topics You Should Teach On Every Year

on November 29, 2017 by

Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

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Faith & Feeling: For the Kid Who Doesn’t Feel God

on November 28, 2017 by

l God’s presence, does it mean that I don’t believe?”

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Doug Fields: Understanding Relational Ministry

on November 28, 2017 by

Great for volunteer training. Give DYMU a try for FREE? We’ll give you access to a session from YM101.

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Raising A Future Adult…Not A Kid

on November 28, 2017 by

Don’t  be sad as each phase passes…celebrate where they’ve been, and cast vision for where they’re going

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Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Youth Doing Ministry…. Youth groups please help out Ashley as  she helps out children in Ghana  Africa

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Graduation Season Is Upon Us

on November 27, 2017 by

You’re a three questions for you to ask students

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The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

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Book: Dare 2 Share. Equip Youth To Share Their Faith

on November 27, 2017 by

Learn how to intentionally engage others in real, give-and-take dialogue and invite them into the most life-changing relationship they’ll ever experience

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Volunteer Affirmation

on November 24, 2017 by

Encouragement is like a breath of fresh air. We just don’t hear much encouragement or receive a lot of recognition these days….

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Flashback: Trends In Children’s Ministry

on November 24, 2017 by

7 Current and Future Trends in Children’s Ministry

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View The Bibles That Came Over On The Mayflower

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

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7 Reasons To Be Thankful In Youth Ministry

on November 23, 2017 by

The final weeks of the year feel very much like the final stretch of a marathon

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Pilgrims Celebrated Thanksgiving….

on November 23, 2017 by

… Because only 60%  died

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How To Help Kids Through Changes In Church Leadership

on November 22, 2017 by

The truth is, no matter how big or small, change can be hard, but change is a reality for our kids as…

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Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

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The Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

It might not be what you think!

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Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

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Best Travel Advice For Youth Pastors

on November 21, 2017 by

10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

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3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments With Teens

on November 18, 2017 by

“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

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Possible “Conflict Of Visions” You And Your Senior Pastor

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

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Communicating Like A Social Media Pro

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

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3 Ways To Get Students To Read Their Bibles

on November 17, 2017 by

According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

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When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

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Book: Understanding Your Teen….By Jim Burns

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

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Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

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The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

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Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching For The Long Haul

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

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3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible Reading

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

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6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth Ministry

on November 14, 2017 by

The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away

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Evangelism In Youth Ministry

on November 13, 2017 by

5 Reasons why you need to make evangelism a serious priority in your youth ministry right away

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Does Your Gospel Presentation Need A Reformation?

on November 13, 2017 by

Greg Stier

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What Parents Can Do To Stop Sexual Harassment

on November 12, 2017 by

Misogyny and harassment happen everywhere — including in our schools and among our children

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Engaging “Me Too” Teens

on November 12, 2017 by

3 Tips

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It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button

on November 9, 2017 by

If things are getting crazy for you, here’s how reset things…

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Ditching Smartphones

on November 8, 2017 by

‘Dumbphones’ With Basic Functions Appealing To Some

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Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

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“lift Up Your Hearts” Not “Your Phones To Take Pictures”

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

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Grandparenting On Purpose

on November 7, 2017 by

“If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!”

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Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

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Five Warning Signs Of Teenage Depression

on November 6, 2017 by

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

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Supercharge Your Youth Group Meeting…

on November 6, 2017 by

…by starting an argument

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Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

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What’s Hot?

on November 5, 2017 by

weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning

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3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In Teen Depression

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

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Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

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The Future Of Youth Ministry

on November 1, 2017 by

As Culture, Media, and Schools Move Further from Christian Values Students will require Daily Discipleship to Survive Adolescence

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3d Guide To Making Wise Media Choices

on October 31, 2017 by

Leaders Guide

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Stranger Things…3d Cultural Exegesis

on October 31, 2017 by

I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

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3d Media Reviews

on October 31, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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An Inside Look At The Museum Of The Bible

on October 29, 2017 by

Chairman of the board Hobby Lobby Steve Green sits down with Judge Jeanine to discuss the importance of the Bible

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When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

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The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in Teens

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

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Practicing Faith Skills With Your Kids

on October 24, 2017 by

Four faith skills that we want every kid to learn and practice

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The Masked Generation

on October 24, 2017 by

Five Ways to Build Confidence

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Come To The Table: Networking With Other Youth Workers

on October 24, 2017 by

Doug Clark

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The First Social Media Challenge Your Kid Will Face…Values

on October 23, 2017 by

by Jon Acuff

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9 Leadership Principles You Need To Know

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

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What Happens When A Teenager Experiences Loss?

on October 22, 2017 by

These three simple steps can help (re)set a foundation for teens– or anyone dealing with loss.

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Sexual Harassment And Harvey Weinstein

on October 22, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Five Steps To Teach Students To Be Critical Thinkers

on October 20, 2017 by

We are often emotional more than rational beings

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Get Inside Your Adolescent’s Brain To Prevent Addiction

on October 20, 2017 by

To effectively counsel teens about dangers associated with substance use, think in developmental terms

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The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen…Values

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

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Video: Real Communication With Your Teenager

on October 19, 2017 by

‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video