What I have learned over the years is what we all have learned at some point: youth ministry is messy
by Jen Bradbury
by Benjamin Kerns
When people doubt you, when you doubt yourself, remember that you got into this because God called you to it
Bonding or Boundaries
“They just said things. They’d ride him and ride him, and today was the day that he snapped.”
by Jeremy Zach
by Josh Evans
It may look bleak, but here’s why you can be upbeat about this generation
by Rachel Blom
In one breath, you tell parents that they are the primary. . .and then you do little to to equip them
by Josh Griffin
by Andrew Zirschky
The Youth Cartel
…train them to become people who are willing to give up everything to follow Him
….and maybe every youth worker needs
YS Idea Lab – Charles Lee
They apply no morality to any of this, beyond the gross immorality of judgement and the intrinsic good of tolerance and autonomy
The American Girl: Princess to Promiscuous
The American Boy: From Superhero to Skirt Chaser
Easter Bunny armed with a paintball gun + two bodyguards + 25 students collecting 250 Easter Eggs
“The main thing is he’s confessed and he’s into the healing process,”
It’s not uncommon for me to hear addicted clients say, “I was a kid when I accidentally found pornography
Parents want their kids to discover their own faith but they don’t want to force faith on them
To Hide From Reality
To Craft Their Own Identity
To Live in a Fantasy World of No Consequences
WHAT’S ON MY “TO READ” STACK, AND A RECOMMITMENT TO READ
…. I could generate excitement, but not urgency.
By Ed Stetzer: God is a missionary God
If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires…
If parents make faith important in kids teen years, they will probably keep the faith in their adult years
YS Idea Lab- Tim Eldred
Part of the adolescent journey is the quest to belong, to fit in…. to feel “at home”
An opportunity to engage believers and non-believers in the biblical themes reflected in this film
80% of youth workers believe their work contributes to unhealthy diet and exercise habits
Why ministry burnout is destroying young youth workers
If you know enough to realize you’re burning out, you already know enough to stop that from happening
Mobilizing teenagers to evangelize their peers can be a challenge
Burnout is one of the biggest issues facing Youth Ministry today
Quick tips to help your kids start to explore the Bible and to help its message stick
Are you emotionally ready for the spring drop off?
Some people aren’t happy unless they are making someone else unhappy
You know the times when we come to youth programming, planned, prayed and ready and it all unravels?
Leneita Fix: Real people are created in the image of our Risen Savior- not on a computer screen
Josh Griffin: From time to time I’ve caught myself in a terrible lie
“I’m so happy,” Deprill said “I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years. …
Teens feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see
The rise of social networking sites is putting children at greater risk of bullying and body image
The Skit Guys
Working Toward Prevention
Helping Communities Heal
Tips that will help you to better communicate with teens
Total Youth Ministry
Youth Leader: Share the gospel. Share your life. Empower young people to do the same
I think these are some areas that every church could improve as they work with families
you need to start with repentance for your….
by: Christopher Wesley
Keeping Social Media Safe
Three kids, no job, and a nanny: Choosing humility instead of doing it all
I think we owe it to them to give them a break
Rick Lawrence: So I asked our 180-member team of youth ministry advisors for their input…
Yet maybe our greatest impact occurs when we’re present for kids’ big moments
Don’t walk through your student ministry battles alone, God built you for community
Recently, I spent a few hours with Chap Clark in a SYMC breakout session and he helped refine
Doug Fields’s suggestion for a new type of leadership
Light-hearted Yet Deep St. Patrick’s Day Lesson
by Josh Griffin
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.