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Memes Are Not Your Friend

on August 21, 2017 by

Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

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Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead Pastor

on August 21, 2017 by

6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

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Family Research Council Advises Day Of Prayer For Americas Healing

on August 20, 2017 by

“We are no longer talking to each other – only screaming at one another. We are like a married couple in crisis.”

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Why Your Family Needs To Play And Have Fun Together

on August 19, 2017 by

The opposite of play is not in fact work, as you might have guessed, but it’s actually depression


A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School Checklist

on August 18, 2017 by

3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

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5 Things….Before You Send Your Kid To College

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e


Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

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Flashback: 5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s…

on August 17, 2017 by

Christopher Wesley

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9th Grade Is A Year Of Awakening. It’s Like The Moment…

on August 16, 2017 by

Rediscover your ninth grader with fresh eyes, and empower them to rediscover who they are.

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The Empty Promise Of Stuff

on August 15, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Warning: The 8 Crucial Social Media Guidelines

on August 15, 2017 by

Please don’t mess up in this area. It’s easier than you realize!


Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel Less Talented

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Let’s Affirm Girls


4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing Sexuality With Teenagers

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We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

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The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.2

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Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids


The Number One Lie The World Tells Our Kids Today Pt.1

on August 14, 2017 by

Cameron Cole

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Student Ministries Game Plan For The Upcoming Year

on August 13, 2017 by

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country


Samaritan’s Purse Box From Boy leads To Marriage…

on August 13, 2017 by

It all started in year 2000 when a young Tyrel Wolfe from Idaho filled a box for the Samaritan’s Purse…

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Ministering To The Fatherless

on August 13, 2017 by


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Are You In Charge Of Your Kids Or Are They?

on August 11, 2017 by

Are You in Charge of Your Kids or Are They in Charge of You?


Flashback: Five Reasons My Daughter Did Well In College

on August 11, 2017 by

Let me tell you five decisions my daughter made that gave her such a great college experience


Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year

on August 10, 2017 by

Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews


Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away From Their Faith?

on August 10, 2017 by

Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

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Book: Youth Ministry 2027

on August 10, 2017 by

A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

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God’s Big Picture: Tracing The Storyline Of The Bible

on August 9, 2017 by

Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and…


National Grandparenting Conference Nov 2-4, 2017

on August 8, 2017 by

Grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren


Discipleship In A Digital World

on August 8, 2017 by

Social media has created a world where students are living alternative lives


Building A Next-Level Volunteer Team

on August 7, 2017 by

We all want long-term, invested volunteer leaders in our ministries. We want to build a connected and cohesive team, willing to follow…


Flashback: 5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors

on August 6, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to…

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How Birth Order Affects Your Children

on August 6, 2017 by

Sometimes as a parent, it can be helpful to understand “why they act the way they act


Get Your Youth Ministry Report Card Here

on August 4, 2017 by

If you set goals it is time to evaluate how you did.

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Praying For Our Kids

on August 4, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

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Book: The Teen’s Guide To Social Media…And Mobile Devices

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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Teenage Clicks

on August 3, 2017 by

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has courted Snapchat fans with its own “Stories” feature

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Is Social Media Causing Depression In Teens…Values

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

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Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

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Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And The Digital World

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“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

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Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

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Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

on August 1, 2017 by

Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

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Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?


Flashback: How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on August 1, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

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The Definitive List Of Volunteer Expectations

on July 31, 2017 by

For any student ministry to be effective having dedicated and quality adult volunteers is essential


Top Questions To Ask College Students…..

on July 31, 2017 by

The first 2 weeks in college is crucial. Students make key decisions about sex, drinking, and church or on-campus ministry.

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2 Reasons You Should NOT Be Independent

on July 30, 2017 by

You might look at that title and raise an eyebrow. Isn’t independence what we are going for?


Middle School Madness

on July 29, 2017 by

After surviving seventh grade, you might be thinking, The end…it’s almost over. But don’t

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Why I’m Still Doing Middle School Ministry (35+ Years)

on July 28, 2017 by



Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth Ministry

on July 27, 2017 by

Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my…

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How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead To Your Kids’ Resentment Of Christianity…Values

on July 26, 2017 by

There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen


Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage Alive

on July 23, 2017 by

Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent


Values: Counter Cultural Parenting…Video Or Podcast

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

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Book: A Practical Guide To Culture….Values

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

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Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

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Help Students Keep The “Camp High”

on July 19, 2017 by

5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to…


Does Your Family Matter?

on July 19, 2017 by

We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our kids are surrounded by our ministry, they are a part of…


Your Teenager Can Outrun You

on July 18, 2017 by

You can’t control them, but you can be honest with them about your fears and your hopes

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How To Survive Student Ministry

on July 17, 2017 by

One Simple Principle That Helped Me Survive Student Ministry


What A Huge Failure!

on July 17, 2017 by

6 lessons I’ve learned about making mistakes in ministry

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Sexy Songs Of Summer

on July 17, 2017 by

This Season’s Hits Aren’t Short on Sensuality

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Social Media The “Identity Fitting room.”

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…


Flashback: One Thing All Healthy Leaders Do

on July 13, 2017 by

Instead of complaining that parents aren’t attending any of your meetings, perhaps you can

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Six Books For Your First Year In Student Ministry

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

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Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith For College

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible

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Values: Reaching The Next Generation

on July 10, 2017 by

The Gospel doesn’t change, but how we apply the Gospel to our changing culture is vital

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Values: Are Your Students Rooted?

on July 10, 2017 by

So many students who have grown up in our ministries will hit college, desert the faith of their youth

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What Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Taught Me About Parenting

on July 9, 2017 by

Be aware that children sometimes sin out of the sheer pleasure of being wicked


The Best Advice You Would Give To A New Youth Worker?

on July 8, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller


Summertime Habits

on July 6, 2017 by

How Are Kids Spending Their Time?

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4 Things To Do Now To Hit Your Goals For The Fall

on July 6, 2017 by

If summer is time to slow down and put the brakes on, I think fall is like getting shot out of a…

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Stop Blaming The Students And The Culture…

on July 6, 2017 by

Youth ministry is in danger of becoming the phone book

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The Freedom We Celebrate

on July 4, 2017 by

It may be a bit of stretch, but I think there’s a connection between July 4th and parenting…

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook To Replace The Church?

on July 4, 2017 by

“Well we all have a need for community,”…And that’s why God designed the family and he designed the church

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4 Ways To Respond To Unchurched Students

on July 3, 2017 by

Imagine you’re a teen who has stepped into your youth program for the first time. How would you feel?

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A Critical Moment For Youth Ministry

on July 3, 2017 by

I noticed some common themes and challenges that seem important for all of us to pay attention to…

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How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

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College: Who’s Waiting for Your Kids?

on July 1, 2017 by

Parents, pastors, youth workers, …it’s time to get serious about training the next generation


What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In The Game

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.


Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute


The Successful Failure

on June 30, 2017 by

Ben Lock

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Jesus Would Be Fired As A Youth Pastor

on June 30, 2017 by

5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired if He Was Your Youth Pastor

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Good And Bad News In Teen Drinking Trends

on June 30, 2017 by

David Smith


Talking With Our Kids About Katy Perry

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

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When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

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A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them


The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

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Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them


7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders


Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

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…how to disciple students after a decision?

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But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

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Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them….Keep Them

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

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But at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity


How To Set A Solid Calendar For The Year

on June 22, 2017 by

A healthy ministry knows why it exists. It’s a ministry that knows that there are great ideas…but

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 1

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

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Part 2

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Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your Church

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10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should Not Smoke Pot

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed


Dad Convinces Thousands of Teens To Quit Porn

on June 20, 2017 by

Kids as young as 7 are emailing him about their struggles with pornography! Yikes!


Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

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How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack


What Does It Take To Be A Good Father?

on June 18, 2017 by

Interview with Josh McDowell


Dad And The Right Priorities

on June 18, 2017 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad. At the end of his life he taught me a lot about “right priorities