by Sarah Newton
Our students are finding that the local body of believers is often at odds with their rapidly shifting culture
Children and teens suffering from a variety of mental health issues are increasingly resorting to suicide
8 critical questions
30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker
A great retreat requires hard work and intentional preparation. Here are a few tips to make your next retreat a success
ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!
Fuller Youth Institute: Become an FYI Insider by joining our community of over 23,000 parents and leaders
Youth workers, parents, pastors, teachers. . . all of you. . . give this a look.
The kind of (youthgroup) girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than…
How Ainsley Earhardt’s dad inspired ‘Take Heart, My Child’
Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast with Jim Daly talking about how to connect with your tech-absorbed kid
“A generation ago the latchkey kid was the poster child for neglect; nowadays it might be the overscheduled kid who never…
Students in our ministries are trying to answer the “Who am I?” question. “What is the youth pastor’s role in helping students…
The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?
When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…
by Jeremy Zach
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging sufferin
Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are
“What do you think matters more—talent or effort?”
Download this FREE Guide to Writing Bible Study for Teenagers
Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn
How the word “post-truth” became the “word of the year” and what it means for evangelism
“If you’re not spending time with teenagers, then you’re done with student ministry.”
A little Prayer About Seduce-Ability/
Worry he is weakening Roman Catholic rules on moral issues such as homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems….
People like the idea of service more than they like to serve.
Isn’t it true?
Ministry is about people. It’s not really about programs, events or curriculum. It is all about relationships; with God and others
Parents youth pastors disagree about biggest challenge in youth ministry
Now before you get all puffed up, let’s really talk about it
We live in a “tell all” culture. Social media, image consultants, photographs, smart phone in our hand to record ourselves
Making Sure Tech Doesn’t Hijack Your Holidays
A Helpful Video And Free Download
True honor comes not because of what someone has done but because of who someone is
Let’s categorize the basic needs of the teenager into three areas: IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and COMMUNITY
Americans are all shaking their heads at Trump, and calling his statement “offensive”,… we ignore the exact same talk and worse from…
LifeCulture Apparel was launched in September by the Cunningham siblings: Ian, 24; Aidan, 20; Alyssa, 18; and Sophia, 16
Is there a typical youth group? Is it just me or are teens more busy than…
Can our ministries find better ways to support our parents, especially parents that don’t already attend church? Here are a couple of…
by Jonathan McKee
A powerful new music video by Moby
by Doug Franklin
The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion
5 Considerations to ponder
Adam McLane: My new online course!
If the gospel is so powerful, what is it that makes it so? What does it mean to a student, or…
By Walt Mueller
Connecting with young people isn’t easy…Kids these days. Snap me, kik me, hundo p v savage RT, what?
Sermon “Opening Up the Doors of Dialogue In Your Home” by Jonathan McKee
This weekend I returned to Amish, PA to speak at yet another church (my third in Lancaster County)
Specifically, younger teens are dropping off of Facebook, while Snapchat and Instagram are neck-and-neck for teens between the ages of 14 and…
They have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology
I was snuffing out my true calling by God to serve the church through my inability to rely on God’s grace….
A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
The demands of modern life and workloads continuing to increase…a timely reminder that dinner is more than just a meal
80% of the 11,000 Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. over the past year were children
Arming Kids for the Fight of Their Lives
April L. Diaz
Which Will America Choose?
Thoughts for parents & youth workers
The number one thing persecuted Christians ask for is prayer, and we want to equip you to be able to meet their…
by Justin Knowles
A Helpful Infographic
…we can and will be our own worst enemy
Good Youth Pastors stay spiritually nourished. Bad Youth Pastors rely on their gifts and charisma
Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.
Good Youth Pastors make disciple makers. Bad Youth Pastors fail to equip students with a Great Commission mentality
Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?
3 Things you can do to work with parents
The 1999 Columbine High School massacre became etched in a nation’s collective consciousness
I’m learning that it is so easy to judge a parent for what I think they should or should not be doing
This might be a good youth group illustration on hypocrisy
Youth culture is a force to be reckoned with. It can be really intimidating. Parents and Youth workers sometimes get overwhelmed
It means working with parents instead of working for them!
The right advice at the right time…Their daughter Katelyn was dating a non-Christian. How could that happen?
5 Reasons To Attend…
Let us be clear – we’re NOT saying younger people matter more than older people
“Mom, You Think Babies Are Tough? Wait Until Middle School.”
So, let me get this straight. It’s NOT okay for our president to say this, but it IS okay for “artists” who…
5 Considerations to ponder
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Emotional video between teachers and their students
Free church resource kit — a service guide, sermon outline, video files, social media elements, Prayer Partner card templates and more!
Walk them through Bible Gateway. Read, search, study, compare, & share the Bible in 200+ versions & 70+ languages. Free app
Talk with your students and encourage them to be part of a movement to take their Bibles to school
2 Undeniable Facts
All of us are sexually broken. We have all crossed borders and boundaries in thought, word, and deed. Be watchful…
Discover how effective you are at engaging the next generation
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.