There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church
How does this play into kids and youth ministry?
How to Create A More Enrichening Experience
Question one of the Catechism shapes our whole existence…we belong to Jesus and not to ourselves
What is the “pornography as public health crisis” movement?
It’s as strong as it has ever been. With one important distinction: They don’t inherently grasp why this is a problem
Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…
Hollywood could not write a more compelling story…
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by Reggie Joiner
OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation
How to Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem to Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices!
by Walt Mueller
You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy
Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine
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Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…
Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this
Have you ever noticed how we cave to popular culture in our youth programming? giving them..? in order to make them happy
…the point is not to “keep an eye on them,” but to find more time to invest in them
Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away
Working with teen mothers to help them understand the abusive relationships that many of them have with their “baby daddy”
The 8 attributes of discipleship found in the research from the book, Transformational Discipleship
Demonstrate Courage: There is something contagious about someone who is courageous
If you are in youth ministry you need to be exposed to MIKE YACONELLI
Across the world, young people desire higher expectations and greater accountability. And the Church should be first to lead the way forward…
Teen birth and pregnancy abortion rates in the United States all reached new historic lows in 2011, according to two new analyses…
“Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.”
A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs
Anna Scally / Cornerstone Media
The decisions you make (or don’t make) in the first 30 days have a profound effect on the rest of your ministry
“It’s not cool for the kids to talk to the police,” Knecht said. The clergy members offer an alternative
From racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of “Christian hegemony
Interacting with students outside of our meeting times is the heart of what it means to be a youth worker
The FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry
The fired youth worker, the newly hired..who is replacing them, and those of us on the sidelines
CPYU: Books Books Books With Byron Borger
by Andy Blanks
While social media didn’t cause Nicole’s death, the story does serve as a powerful reminder of our need to set social media…
Meeting these demands can have negative effects
I might have forgotten to say thank you then, but he’s never forgotten how you were there for him
Never failing to take a topic and look at it from a current cultural perspective. Fitting in, dealing with pressure, and family…
Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…
Summer is not just a time to rest. It’s also a great time to evaluate and plan for changes in your…
Strategic thinking gets results
YOUTH SPECIALTIES and YOUTHWORKS commissioned BARNA GROUP to conduct a nationwide study of youth ministers, pastors and parents of teenagers
Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me
by Ben Trueblood
Devotionals For Leaders
A Beautiful Collision
by Ben Trueblood
by Jen Bradbury
We need to address not just the intellectual brain in our messages to teens, but the emotional brain as well
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom
By Walt Mueller
I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group
Rather than identifying with these girls..I felt estranged. Where were the Christian teenagers?
The phrase occurs in both the Apostles’ Creed, which many churches recite every Sunday, and in the Athanasian Creed
V2H (The Youth Culture Report) is in partnership with Sion Assembly Church in India. We help support orphans there among other aspects…
10 Tips for Starting a Sticky Faith Youth Ministry from Scratch
Parent, if you have a child struggling with anxiety, take one easy step with me: let’s pray right now
Saying YES all the time won’t make me WONDER WOMAN. Instead, it will make me WORN-OUT WOMAN. by @JeanneMayo
The Emoji to English Dictionary!
Teens and the Pics They Take of Themselves
God’s Word tells us that peace will come, and that Christ offers it freely to all through believing in his death on…
Depression impacts lots of teenagers but I’m left to wonder how well many of us are equipped to notice the symptoms..
All of us, regardless of where we are in that transition, could use help because we never arrive
Transitions can be difficult. Even the most thought-out and well-designed transitions can be stressful
This time of year is notorious for producing burnout among American youth workers
and what to do about it…
What an eternal difference it would make if youth groups put the gospel at the center of their teachings, Bible studies, retreats,
The Gospel Coalition Explains Holy Week
In Jesus’s resurrection body the stigmata, the marks of the wounds, are still there, but his resurrection is unique
Fentanyl causes far more deaths than heroin in the US
How to respond when a child discloses a shocker
Why talk for 25 minutes when you can say it in 5?
by Jonathan McKee
American teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day using screens. That’s two hours more than they spend sleeping
1,400 healthy students at Dutch universities and is based on a national survey by the Netherlands Association for Sleep Wake Research
Adam LaRoche is taking his bat and glove — and his son — and heading home
Hear George Lockhart from The Youth Culture Report talk: “Creatively Communicating Christ”
It’s Just A Phase So Don’t Miss It
Too often I talk to young youth leaders and they are desperate to be mentored
Part 1 You must have a Solid Ministry Model
What are some measurable that a youth ministry can strive for?
Seriously, when was the last time you were honest… I couldn’t remember
Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation
Film is a powerful medium, and movies are the most ubiquitous works of art in our culture
The idea that teenagers use social media to experience presence and to deepen relationships sounds intriguing?
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
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.