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3 Things I Did Wrong In 17 Years Of Student Ministry

on February 9, 2016 by

But those three categories of failures are slowly disappearing. I learned the hard way they have no place in my ministry

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Why And How Our Family Sets Goals Together

on February 9, 2016 by

Kara Powell

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Phantom Community: What’s the Power of Talk in a Digital Age?

on February 9, 2016 by

“Someday, someday soon, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn to have a conversation.”

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How We Unknowingly Sabotage Short-Term Missions

on February 9, 2016 by

We sabotage our short-term mission trips by not thinking through how our work affects the locals hosting us

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FREE Chapter: Sticky Faith Service Guide

on February 9, 2016 by

leaders and students must spend more time before, during, and after service projects preparing

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FREE Workbook: Building Your Family’s Future

on February 9, 2016 by

Will help you plan for your family’s future in five steps. Great to send to parents in your Church

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Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2016 by

by Greg Stier

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Book: Cultural Captives

on February 6, 2016 by

Evangelicals are beginning to trade the core and eternal truth of Christ for captivity to the world.

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Book: “Storify: Speaking To Teenagers In A Post-Christian World

on February 5, 2016 by

Solid resource, especially for someone who hasn’t had a ton of instruction on speaking/preaching to teenagers

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How to Speak to Youth . . .

on February 5, 2016 by

…and Keep Them Awake at the Same Time

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Crafting Memorable Messages

on February 5, 2016 by

Here are a few sites that help me shape messages

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Three Thoughts On How To Design A Ministry Strategy

on February 4, 2016 by

A ministry strategy is how a church will accomplish the mission of making disciples

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Four Essentials To A Simple Ministry Strategy

on February 4, 2016 by

Good strategy almost always looks simple and obvious and does not take a thick deck of PowerPoint slides to explain

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Four Ways To Empower And Improve Communication

on February 4, 2016 by

Dan Erickson

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4 Reasons Not To Give A Smartphone To Your Child

on February 4, 2016 by

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Teaching Hard Truths In Middle School

on February 4, 2016 by

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears…

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4 Ways To Move Middle School Students

on February 4, 2016 by

There is virtually nothing static about a middle school student. There shouldn’t be anything static about your talk

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Flashback: Ministering To Middle School Students

on February 4, 2016 by

2 Keys to Ministering to them

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10 Youth Pastor Expectations For Churches On Day One

on February 3, 2016 by

You and I walk into a church with expectations of our own

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20 Expectations Churches Have From Youth Pastors On Day One

on February 3, 2016 by

Most Youth Pastors are ill prepared to tackle all of the unsaid, assumed expectations

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Five Common Reasons Church Members Burnout

on February 3, 2016 by

Burnout is common with so many church members. But it does not have to be

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Characteristics Of Great Leaders

on February 3, 2016 by

Joshh Evans

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Stop Believing These Lies About Leadership

on February 3, 2016 by

We as leaders must deal with our struggles, just like everyone else…We are just as human as everyone else

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The Unspeakable Pain, Hope, Failures, And Victories Of Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2016 by

As a youth pastor we’re suppose to have the right things to say in moments like this…

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Tips For Better Youth Ministry Games

on February 1, 2016 by

7 Pro-Tips For Better Games In Your Youth Ministry

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“The Talk” Our Kids Hear Every Day

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The Porn Phenomenon

on January 30, 2016 by

The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It’s Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry

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How To Reduce Teen Sexual Activity

on January 30, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry


Book: Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry

on January 27, 2016 by

Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right

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Book: Your First 2 Years in Youth Ministry

on January 27, 2016 by

Doug Fields

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Book: People Skills for Youth Pastors

on January 27, 2016 by

33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry

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3 Pathways To Partnering With Parents

on January 26, 2016 by

Helping parents disciple their kids

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Values: A Snapchat Interview With An 8th Grade Student

on January 25, 2016 by

Adam Mclane

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What Does Youth Ministry Have To Do With Engaging Adults?

on January 25, 2016 by

3 things that matter in ministry with youth that have a direct impact on the faith of adults

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The Most Effective Way To Inspire Your Volunteers

on January 25, 2016 by

….and Attract New Ones

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9 Things Worked Church Decade Ago No Longer Work Today

on January 25, 2016 by

Carey Nieuwhof

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25% Of Kids Sexually Harassed Online

on January 23, 2016 by

– by Friends!

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Relational Evangelism And Church Planting Can Work Together

on January 22, 2016 by

In Canada, a mainline denomination has announced that over the next 5 years, 1000 of their buildings will..

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The New Morality Values: Raising Kids in a Confused Culture

on January 22, 2016 by

Ed Stetzer

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The Simplest Way to Teach Your Kids Self Control

on January 22, 2016 by

by Jon Acuff

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Culture Why It Matters

on January 21, 2016 by

by Walt Mueller

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Making Content Fit in Youth Ministry

on January 19, 2016 by

Contextualization of content is the process that we go through in order to adapt content to…

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Is Your Youth Group A Real Christian Community?

on January 19, 2016 by

7 characteristics of Christian Community

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Flashback: Sermon Preparation Process

on January 19, 2016 by

Having a method or template for your sermon preparation can be really helpful and time-saving

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Reach More Students By Doing Fewer Things

on January 19, 2016 by

“You have to do less if you want to grow more. And if you do more, chances are you will grow less.”…

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Modern Psychology…Find Yourself

on January 19, 2016 by

Philip Yancey

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FREE Children’s Ministry EBook!

on January 18, 2016 by

110 of the best devotion ideas from Children’s Ministry Magazine in one easy-to-use book. Sign up!

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Three Themes To Rotate Your Lessons Around

on January 18, 2016 by

Youth Ministry 101: Let’s Talk About What We Should Talk About

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Have You Sent A College Student A Care Package Lately?

on January 18, 2016 by

College students who have contact with their youth leaders from their church tend to have Sticky Faith

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Parents Can Play A Big Role In Thwarting Teen Fights

on January 17, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Teens & Youth Pastors Struggle With Porn, New Study Shows

on January 17, 2016 by

Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly according to a study commissioned by the Josh McDowell Ministry

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3 Steps Preventing Bullying And Gossip

on January 16, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

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How Are Parents Monitoring Teens Social, Mobile Habits?

on January 16, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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on January 16, 2016 by

Good and Bad Habits of Smart People from entrepreneur magazine

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Why Daughters Need Their Dads

on January 15, 2016 by

Fathers, more than anyone else, set the course for a daughter’s life

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on January 15, 2016 by

Two creative ways

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Flashbach: 9 Children’s Ministry People To Follow On Twitter

on January 15, 2016 by

A lot of material…there’s still enough preteen news to make this a worthy follow

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Hey Kids, You’re Being Lied To About Sex

on January 15, 2016 by

Only God himself can fix your problems by his grace, in relationship with Him and through meaningful relationships with others

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Understanding The Modern Hookup Culture

on January 15, 2016 by

“Students” are not finding the happiness and quality of life they are seeking by having numerous sexual liaisons

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Practical Considerations For Teaching Students About Sex

on January 15, 2016 by

It is essential to understand sexuality as being a part of a bigger Story

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The Top 5 Reasons That These 734 Ex-Pastors Quit

on January 14, 2016 by

…and Why It Matters

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How To Handle A Negative Youth Leader

on January 14, 2016 by

Someone who’s always complaining, often against whatever you’re saying or proposing, taking others down with him or her?

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Fight Phones… Or Incorporate Them?

on January 14, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Doug Fields’ Top Ten Commitments For Youth Ministry

on January 13, 2016 by

Commitments…if we pursue the right ones, our lives have purpose and meaning –without them, we spiral into confusion and despair

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5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2016

on January 13, 2016 by

Church leaders, if you want to raise attendance, raise engagement

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A Small Group Strategy For Middle School Ministry

on January 12, 2016 by

Each small group encounter with middle school kids involves what I call “40 minutes of hell.”

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If You Want To Ensure Your Kids Will Be On The “The Bachelor”

on January 12, 2016 by

Teach your kids that connections are more important than commitment

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One Of The Biggest Problems In Our Country Is Fatherlessness

on January 12, 2016 by

As a dad you are your sons first hero and your daughters first love

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10 Things To Include In A Parent Newsletter

on January 12, 2016 by

Many newsletters have the throw-spaghetti-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks approach with very little intentionality

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The Importance Of Storytelling

on January 12, 2016 by

by Mark Oestreicher

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Make 2016 Great….Start today!

on January 11, 2016 by

George Lockhart

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4 Obstacles To Your Students’ Spiritual Growth

on January 11, 2016 by

Here are some of the main obstacles. . .and some thoughts on what you can do about lessening their impact

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Canadian Youth Ministry Project Making Headway

on January 11, 2016 by

The support I’ve received has been invaluable

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Kids With Allergies May Be At Greater Risk Of Depression

on January 10, 2016 by

Video: Dr. Devi explains the study

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Are You A Pure Youth Minister?

on January 9, 2016 by

How to take advantage of the many hats youth ministers have to wear

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A Helpful Way To Think About Your Call As A Youth Minister

on January 9, 2016 by

Why do we need a reminder? Because there are so many distractions in youth ministry

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How To Maximize Your Ministry In The New Year

on January 9, 2016 by

Strategic initiatives for next year

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Becoming A Better Leader In 2016

on January 8, 2016 by

Here are 4 ways to develop as a leader in 2016

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7 Sins Of Re-inventing Your Youth Ministry

on January 6, 2016 by

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3 Points To Discuss With Teens About Anonymous Messaging

on January 4, 2016 by

The anonymous messaging platforms that many teens use may not be anonymous, one expert says

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14 Internet Moments That Defined 2015

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A look back at all of the most viral hashtags, controversies and memes

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The Image-Sharing Site Used By 40 Million Teens, Launches Its Second App

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The Church’s Enemy Number One: Boko Haram

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“I forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing,” “If they had love, they wouldn’t behave that way.”

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Dear Church: An Open Letter From One Of Those Millennials You Can’t Figure Out

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I’m just going to tell you what’s true for me, and what I’ve seen to be true of others like me

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The Heresy Of Worshiptainment

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People are hungry. They are hungry for a diet of substance, not candy. More of the Word. Less of “religious toys and…

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5 Lessons On Intentional Living

on January 2, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

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5 Things I Learned in 2015

on January 2, 2016 by

We serve a God, who is all-knowing and ready to walk us through all the areas that we are blind to

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Flashback: The Scarlett Letter –To Girls

on January 1, 2016 by

Scarlett Johansson has something important to say to young women…

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Binge Drinking Even More Harmful Than You Think?

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New study reveals serious liver damage linked to chronic alcohol use

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The Word For This Year Is….

on December 28, 2015 by

Jonathan McKee

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“Circuit Jammers To Family Communication”

on December 28, 2015 by

Dr. Wayne Mack offers some very helpful communication advice in his book, Your Family God’s Way

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The Importance Of Teaching The Big Story, Not Just Morals

on December 27, 2015 by

Ed Stetzer

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3 Ideas For Better Communication

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Churches—and youth pastors in particular—have a bad rap when it comes to communication

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Start With Hello: Introducing Your Church To Special Needs Ministry

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Do you want your church to be a place of belonging? Do you want your church to be Irresistible?

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Online Tool Reveals The Most Likely Overdoses In Each State By Age

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Americans aged 45 to 54 are 170 per cent more likely to die of an opioid overdose than teenagers and those in…

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YOUTHWORKER: You Will Be Visited By 3 Ghosts

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It’s bound to happen….

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Teen Mania: Why We’re Shutting Down After 30 Years Of Acquire The Fire

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“If you want to have a high impact ministry, you’ve got to have a family that is strong and together as well.”

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4 Gifts Good Kids Need From Us

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(#3 May Surprise You!)

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Disney Device To Manage Family Internet Screen Time

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I think it will allow families to take more control at what their kids are doing online

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Value: Kid-Safe Messaging Apps

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So how can we give them freedom while keeping them safe from inappropriate content and online predators?