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New Book: “Never Mind My Thigh Gap”

on December 7, 2016 by

by Sarah Newton

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Next: Why Church?

on December 1, 2016 by

Our students are finding that the local body of believers is often at odds with their rapidly shifting culture

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Adolescent Suicides Rising At Alarming Rate

on November 30, 2016 by

Children and teens suffering from a variety of mental health issues are increasingly resorting to suicide

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Should I leave My Church?

on November 29, 2016 by

8 critical questions

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8 Questions To Ask Before Leaving A Ministry

on November 29, 2016 by

Joel Mayward

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Building A Better Youth Ministry

on November 29, 2016 by

30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker

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7 Tips To Prepare For A Great Retreat

on November 28, 2016 by

A great retreat requires hard work and intentional preparation. Here are a few tips to make your next retreat a success

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Free College Ministry Resources!

on November 28, 2016 by

ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

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3 FREE e-books In Your Inbox

on November 26, 2016 by

Fuller Youth Institute: Become an FYI Insider by joining our community of over 23,000 parents and leaders

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Fascinating Millennials?

on November 26, 2016 by

Youth workers, parents, pastors, teachers. . . all of you. . . give this a look.

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5 Ways To Save A Girl

on November 25, 2016 by

The kind of (youthgroup) girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than…

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Children’s Book: ‘Take Heart, My Child’

on November 24, 2016 by

How Ainsley Earhardt’s dad inspired ‘Take Heart, My Child’

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Listen To Jonathan McKee On Focus On The Family’s Broadcast

on November 23, 2016 by

Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast with Jim Daly talking about how to connect with your tech-absorbed kid

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4 Ways YouthCulture Has Changed And What It Means For Youth Ministry

on November 23, 2016 by

“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…

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Shepherding Teen Identity…Values

on November 23, 2016 by

Students in our ministries are trying to answer the “Who am I?” question. “What is the youth pastor’s role in helping students…

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8 Ideas For Leading The Next Generation

on November 23, 2016 by

Brad Lomenick

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Study: The State Of Youth Ministry

on November 21, 2016 by

The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?

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Flashback: Creating A Culture Of Welcome In Youthministry…Values

on November 21, 2016 by

When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…

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Is This The Most Stressed Out Generation In History?

on November 21, 2016 by

by Jeremy Zach

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Discussion Guide: Doctor Strange

on November 21, 2016 by

What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging sufferin

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6 Strategies To Help Young People Discover And Love Your Church

on November 21, 2016 by

Ed Stetzer

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What Parents Need To Say To Their Kids About Sports/Performance..Values

on November 20, 2016 by

Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are

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4 Ways To Go For Grit Over Grades This Year

on November 20, 2016 by

“What do you think matters more—talent or effort?”

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YM360’s Friendly Guide To Youth Ministry Communication

on November 17, 2016 by

Download this FREE Guide to Writing Bible Study for Teenagers

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Flashback: The #1 Secret To Effective Communication

on November 17, 2016 by

Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn

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“Word Of The Year”….”Post-Truth” And Evangelism

on November 17, 2016 by

How the word “post-truth” became the “word of the year” and what it means for evangelism

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Why We Got Into Ministry In The First Place

on November 16, 2016 by

“If you’re not spending time with teenagers, then you’re done with student ministry.”

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Seduction

on November 15, 2016 by

A little Prayer About Seduce-Ability/

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Conservative Cardinals Challenge Pope Over Teachings On Family

on November 15, 2016 by

Worry he is weakening Roman Catholic rules on moral issues such as homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems….

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Flasback: Moving People To Service

on November 14, 2016 by

People like the idea of service more than they like to serve.
Isn’t it true?

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Building A Ministry Team

on November 14, 2016 by

Ministry is about people. It’s not really about programs, events or curriculum. It is all about relationships; with God and others

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Parents And Youth Pastors Disagreement On…

on November 14, 2016 by

Parents youth pastors disagree about biggest challenge in youth ministry

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Let’s Be Honest, Numbers Matter

on November 11, 2016 by

Now before you get all puffed up, let’s really talk about it

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Five Actions That Form A Healthy Identity

on November 11, 2016 by

We live in a “tell all” culture. Social media, image consultants, photographs, smart phone in our hand to record ourselves

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Tis The Season For Time Together

on November 9, 2016 by

Making Sure Tech Doesn’t Hijack Your Holidays

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5 Netflix Shows To Binge-Watch With Your Teens & Tweens

on November 9, 2016 by

Jonathan McKee

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How To Process Stress With Kids

on November 9, 2016 by

A Helpful Video And Free Download

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Honor Who We Are Not What We Do…Values

on November 7, 2016 by

True honor comes not because of what someone has done but because of who someone is

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Ministering To The Fringe Kids

on November 7, 2016 by

Let’s categorize the basic needs of the teenager into three areas: IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and COMMUNITY

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Flashback: Trump, The P-word, and Hypocrites

on November 6, 2016 by

Americans are all shaking their heads at Trump, and calling his statement “offensive”,… we ignore the exact same talk and worse from…

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The 4 Siblings Behind The Designs Of This New Pro-Life Apparel Company

on November 5, 2016 by

LifeCulture Apparel was launched in September by the Cunningham siblings: Ian, 24; Aidan, 20; Alyssa, 18; and Sophia, 16

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5:1 Church Ministry Vs Youth Ministry Programs

on November 4, 2016 by

Sticky Faith

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7 FACTS ABOUT THE STATE OF YOUTH MINISTRY

on November 3, 2016 by

Is there a typical youth group? Is it just me or are teens more busy than…

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SERVING PARENTS WHO DON’T GO TO YOUR CHURCH

on November 3, 2016 by

Can our ministries find better ways to support our parents, especially parents that don’t already attend church? Here are a couple of…

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Book: Parenting Do-Over: 7 Vital Changes I’d Make

on November 2, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

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Ever Wonder What Technology Can Do To Us?

on November 1, 2016 by

A powerful new music video by Moby

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“Student Leadership: More Than A Monthly Meeting”

on November 1, 2016 by

by Doug Franklin

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Flashback: How Decades Of Divorce Helped Erode Religion

on October 30, 2016 by

The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion

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Flashback: Mom, Can I Have Snapchat?

on October 29, 2016 by

5 Considerations to ponder

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Understanding Social Media and Teenagers

on October 29, 2016 by

Adam McLane: My new online course!

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Book…Next: The Gospel Reframed

on October 28, 2016 by

If the gospel is so powerful, what is it that makes it so? What does it mean to a student, or…

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Marketing, Cool, And Role Models Who Influence…

on October 28, 2016 by

By Walt Mueller

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A Smart Church Has Young People At The Highest Levels Of Leadership

on October 27, 2016 by

Marko

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5 Reasons Today’s College Students Are Nothing Like We Were

on October 27, 2016 by

Connecting with young people isn’t easy…Kids these days. Snap me, kik me, hundo p v savage RT, what?

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How To Begin Well In Student Ministry

on October 27, 2016 by

Part 2

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The Pressure From This Performance Culture On Teens

on October 26, 2016 by

Chap Clark

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A Look At Today’s Youth Culture & Top Music… Even In Amish PA (Values)

on October 26, 2016 by

Sermon “Opening Up the Doors of Dialogue In Your Home” by Jonathan McKee

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Parenting Amish

on October 26, 2016 by

This weekend I returned to Amish, PA to speak at yet another church (my third in Lancaster County)

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Snapchat Beats Instagram And Facebook As The Top Platform For Teens

on October 23, 2016 by

Specifically, younger teens are dropping off of Facebook, while Snapchat and Instagram are neck-and-neck for teens between the ages of 14 and…

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15% Of Sixth Graders Commit Cyber Abuse

on October 23, 2016 by

They have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology

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Confessions Of A Youth Ministry Veteran

on October 22, 2016 by

I was snuffing out my true calling by God to serve the church through my inability to rely on God’s grace….

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Book: The Faithful Artist

on October 22, 2016 by

A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts

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Let’s Make Dinnertime Matter

on October 22, 2016 by

The demands of modern life and workloads continuing to increase…a timely reminder that dinner is more than just a meal

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Syrian Refugees Now Enrolling In Schools

on October 21, 2016 by

80% of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. over the past year were children

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Battling Teen Porn Addiction…Values

on October 20, 2016 by

Arming Kids for the Fight of Their Lives

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Ministry Architects + The Youth Cartel Cohort Forming Now

on October 20, 2016 by

April L. Diaz

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The #1 Secret To Effective Teaching

on October 19, 2016 by

Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn

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True Diversity vs. Fake Diversity

on October 19, 2016 by

Which Will America Choose?

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Flashback: Selfies, Sexting, & Censorship

on October 18, 2016 by

Thoughts for parents & youth workers

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International Day Of Prayer For The Persecuted Christians

on October 18, 2016 by

The number one thing persecuted Christians ask for is prayer, and we want to equip you to be able to meet their…

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When You Are Frustrated…

on October 17, 2016 by

by Justin Knowles

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Teen Brain

on October 17, 2016 by

A Helpful Infographic

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Words From A Mug Shot A Youth Worker Speaks

on October 17, 2016 by

…we can and will be our own worst enemy

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Good Youth Pastors vs. Bad Youth Pastors Part 1

on October 16, 2016 by

Good Youth Pastors stay spiritually nourished. Bad Youth Pastors rely on their gifts and charisma

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Good Youth Pastors vs. Bad Youth Pastors Part 2

on October 16, 2016 by

Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.

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Good Youth Pastors vs. Bad Youth Pastors Part 3

on October 16, 2016 by

Good Youth Pastors make disciple makers. Bad Youth Pastors fail to equip students with a Great Commission mentality

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10 Must Haves For Your Parent Meeting

on October 15, 2016 by

Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?

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Parents As Allies In Youth Ministry

on October 15, 2016 by

3 Things you can do to work with parents

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I’m Not Ashamed Movie: Columbine Victim’s Inspiring Story

on October 15, 2016 by

The 1999 Columbine High School massacre became etched in a nation’s collective consciousness

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Understanding Parents

on October 14, 2016 by

I’m learning that it is so easy to judge a parent for what I think they should or should not be doing

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Election 2016 And The Consequences Of A Depraved Culture

on October 14, 2016 by

Jim Daly

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James Dobson Answers Hypocrisy Charge: ‘Trump Has Never … Had Oral Sex in Oval Office’

on October 14, 2016 by

This might be a good youth group illustration on hypocrisy

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Values: 10 Effective Responses To Youth Culture

on October 13, 2016 by

Youth culture is a force to be reckoned with. It can be really intimidating. Parents and Youth workers sometimes get overwhelmed

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3 Words To Describe Your Role With Parents

on October 13, 2016 by

It means working with parents instead of working for them!

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When They Walk Away

on October 12, 2016 by

The right advice at the right time…Their daughter Katelyn was dating a non-Christian. How could that happen?

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Flashback: The First Ever National Grandparenting Conference.

on October 12, 2016 by

5 Reasons To Attend…

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Does Focusing On Young People Mean Neglecting Older Generations?

on October 12, 2016 by

Let us be clear – we’re NOT saying younger people matter more than older people

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The Millennial Factor: Why They Are Who They Are

on October 11, 2016 by

Chap Clark

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The “Problem” With MiddleI School Ministry

on October 11, 2016 by

“Mom, You Think Babies Are Tough? Wait Until Middle School.”

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Trump, The P-word, And Hypocrites

on October 10, 2016 by

So, let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay for our president to say this, but it IS okay for “artists” who…

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Mom, Can I Have Snapchat? Values

on October 10, 2016 by

5 Considerations to ponder

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Kids With Divorced Parents Less Likely To Be Religious

on October 8, 2016 by

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Kids With Divorced Parents Less Likely To Be Religious

on October 8, 2016 by

Article 1: Homeword.com

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Teachers Tell Individual Students How Special They Are

on October 7, 2016 by

Emotional video between teachers and their students

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International Day Of Prayer For The Persecuted Church November 6th

on October 7, 2016 by

Free church resource kit — a service guide, sermon outline, video files, social media elements, Prayer Partner card templates and more!

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Do Your Students know About Bible Gateway?

on October 5, 2016 by

Walk them through Bible Gateway. Read, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in 200+ versions & 70+ languages. Free app

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Students: Bring Your Bible To School Day! On This Thursday, Oct.6

on October 5, 2016 by

Talk with your students and encourage them to be part of a movement to take their Bibles to school

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Parental Controls And Porn Blocks

on October 5, 2016 by

2 Undeniable Facts

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When Youth Workers Become Mug Shots

on October 4, 2016 by

All of us are sexually broken. We have all crossed borders and boundaries in thought, word, and deed. Be watchful…

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How To Become A Church Young People Love

on October 3, 2016 by

Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation