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In Life And Death…Give Thanks

on November 27, 2014 by

We are called to give thanks in all situations but I am struggling to give thanks to God in the face…

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Giving Tuesday

on November 27, 2014 by

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What Teens Are Saying About The New Hunger Games Movie

on November 26, 2014 by

Dave Rozman

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Death Of The Dining Room

on November 26, 2014 by

It’s funny how much you can tell about a society’s social norms solely from the changes in its home design

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Giving Tuesday

on November 26, 2014 by

Helping our ministry as we help others

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Teenagers And Cyberbullying [infographic]

on November 26, 2014 by

If suicide rates grew for girls aged 10-14 by 76%, we might need to re-think (setup guardrails for) their internet social media…

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#NYWC: 5 Pressing Trends in Youth Ministry

on November 25, 2014 by

Walt Mueller

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#NYWC: Grace

on November 25, 2014 by

We have a problem fully embracing Gods grace. We like to replace what He has DONE with what we have to DO

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#NYWC: 5 Reasons The Church Needs Youth Ministry

on November 25, 2014 by

Mark Matlock

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Experimenting In Youth Retreating

on November 25, 2014 by

one speaker couldn’t effectively produce content for all the kids who were entering into the weekend in completely different places

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“Ministry Isn’t About Numbers.”?

on November 25, 2014 by

Ministry isn’t about numbers but it is about effectiveness. And you’ll never be effective until you measure stuff

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Can Sanford Pastors’ (in the Trayvon Martin case) Success Work In Other Cities?

on November 25, 2014 by

We as the church have been given the ministry of reconciliation. There’s no other institution on earth that has been given this…

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Nothing But Parts: Kim Kardashian And The Destruction Of Our Selves

on November 24, 2014 by

by Walt Mueller

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Yik Yak Threats Are a Bad Idea

on November 24, 2014 by

Adam Mclane

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8 Things Every Father Must Teach His Daughter

on November 24, 2014 by

Mark Merrill

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SNAPCHAT’S New Low….SNAPCASH

on November 22, 2014 by

The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash

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Giving Tuesday

on November 22, 2014 by

We are not just reporting the news, but we are making good news…

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A Window Into Today’s Teens

on November 22, 2014 by

Over two in three (69%) prefer to interact with friends in person over connecting online, with only 15% preferring online

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Infographic: How Many Minutes Do Girls Spend On Beauty Care

on November 21, 2014 by

After all those minutes spent per year, 78% of woman still are dissatisfied with themselves

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What Parents Need To Know About Their Teen And Sexting

on November 21, 2014 by

Austin McCann

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Music,Kids, And Sexuality. . .Thoughts Prompted By “The Voice”

on November 21, 2014 by

By Walt Mueller

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Jonathan McKee’s TV Interview About Sex

on November 21, 2014 by

SEX…. “We need to talk with our kids about this regularly!”

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Disney Princesses: A Little Girl’s Icons

on November 21, 2014 by

They are about what we cannot be. They are intended to create a lack in us, to show us that we don’t…

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SNAPCHAT’S New Low….SNAPCASH

on November 21, 2014 by

New low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition…

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What You Should Tell Your Teen (and yourself) About Kim Kardashian

on November 21, 2014 by

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The Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has Transformed Students

on November 20, 2014 by

Tim Elmore: I believe it’s time we found ways to combat these unintended consequences to our culture’s norms

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Billy Graham: Raising Children In a Godless Age… (1955)

on November 20, 2014 by

How to solve 90 percent of the problems you have with your children in today’s culture

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WHAT I WISH I COULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF ABOUT PASTORING

on November 19, 2014 by

I hope it helps you see a Savior who redeems our misses, so that even slow guys like me can “gladly…

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Flashback: Leadership

on November 19, 2014 by

Three Crucial Priorities for Shepherd Leaders

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Seven Ways To Deal With CAVE Dwellers In Your Church

on November 19, 2014 by

Critics and naysayers are in every church. They are CAVE (Consistently Against Virtually Everything) Dwellers

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Are Teens Too Dependent On Youth Pastors?

on November 18, 2014 by

Would they think the faith of my teens was too dependent on mine?

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How To Build Positive Relationships With Teens Today

on November 18, 2014 by

Tips from Teens

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3 Keys To A Successful Relationship With Your Pastor

on November 18, 2014 by

Never assume you are always right and everyone else is wrong. Unless you are Jesus of course

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“Noble Failure.”

on November 17, 2014 by

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The Way To Matter

on November 17, 2014 by

Care for those in need around you

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Ministry That Launches

on November 17, 2014 by

Our goal..of creating Christian adults and not youth group junkies then we can have no other end goal

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Curating Ourselves To Death. . .

on November 17, 2014 by

Yesterday, I spoke to youth workers about how social media has fostered this culture of curation. . . we carefully curate ourselves

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5 Goals You Should Set In Student Ministry

on November 17, 2014 by

As you consider setting these goals, here are some cautions for you

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What Should A Senior Pastor Say At A Youth Retreat?

on November 17, 2014 by

Here was a chance to build a bridge to their hearts and help them hear words of faith from someone who had…

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YS Group Texting [Review]

on November 12, 2014 by

The best thing about using a texting program is that people actually will see the message

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Millennials Are Leaving The Church….Do Something About It

on November 12, 2014 by

Barna Labs

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The Shrinking Influence Of Youth Workers

on November 12, 2014 by

Many youth workers seem to feel their ability to influence teenagers may be lessening

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Dangerous Dating

on November 12, 2014 by

When Did Dating Become a Full Contact Sport?

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How To Get Started In Youth Ministry

on November 11, 2014 by

some advice to those looking to get started in youth ministry, and invites other youth workers to chime in as well

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5 Ways To Lead Well During The Holidays

on November 11, 2014 by

by Greg Baird

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Atheist Scientist Claims Religion Will Be Gone In A Generation

on November 10, 2014 by

So if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in a generation, or at least…

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10 Very Possible Reasons Your Church Isn’t Growing

on November 10, 2014 by

Carey Nieuwhof

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10 Things I Would Tell You As A First Time Visitor To Your Church

on November 10, 2014 by

Greg Stier

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Top 15: Program vs. Ministry

on November 10, 2014 by
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The Summit

on November 8, 2014 by

The Summit Nov 7-8 Nashville

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Three Lies And A Truth (About Making Disciples)

on November 8, 2014 by

Leneita Fix

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Parents: Partners or Enemies?

on November 8, 2014 by

Jen Bradbury

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Six Lessons From A 17-Year-Old Nobel Prize Winner

on November 8, 2014 by

Observing her life and words, some specific lessons surface for all kids everywhere

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You Can’t Know Everything But It’s Crucial That You Know This

on November 8, 2014 by

Something so important that it will help you with every situation you come across

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El Salvador: Final Update of V2H Ministry

on November 7, 2014 by

The other side of The Youth Culture Report

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on November 7, 2014 by

Summit is intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading

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Youth Culture And The New Relevance

on November 6, 2014 by

Relevance is knowing what those you are ministering to need most…an orthodoxy that has withstood the centuries

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The No. 1 Reason Teens Keeps The Faith As Young Adults

on November 6, 2014 by

The holy grail for helping youth remain religiously active as young adults has been at home all along…

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Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests

on November 6, 2014 by

…My surprise was not the presence of this item. The surprise was that it was not ranked higher.

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Success Isn’t Forever And Failure Isn’t Fatal

on November 5, 2014 by

Lesson #3 of the 7 Most Important Leadership Lessons I’ve Ever Learned

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Book: FAIL

on November 5, 2014 by

Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure

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Being a Christian Doesn’t Always Look Like You Think It Should

on November 5, 2014 by

Churches need to ditch their religious cookie cutters

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How Do I Help My Kids Find Their Calling?

on November 4, 2014 by

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How Do I Help My Kids Find Their Calling?

on November 4, 2014 by

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5 Things Youth Pastors Need To Start

on November 3, 2014 by

David Hanson

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The Parenting Secret I Learned At A Parent Teacher Conference

on November 3, 2014 by

Our flaws are not failures, they’re part of our authenticity

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Ministering To Changing Families

on November 3, 2014 by

Different Families, Different Ministry

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13 Ways Not To Share Your Faith This Halloween

on October 31, 2014 by

greg stier

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Flashback: Instagram For Dummie Parents

on October 31, 2014 by

Numerical values: For the first time ever your children can determine their “worth” using actual numbers provided by their peers!

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I’ll Go As A Slut

on October 31, 2014 by

Jonathan McKee

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5 Reasons You Struggle To Get Along With Your Pastor

on October 30, 2014 by

…getting along have not always been so easy…in my own heart several reasons causing me to struggle to get along

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10 Traits Of Pastors Who Have Healthy Long-term Tenure

on October 30, 2014 by

The median tenure of a pastor at a church is around four years

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Encouraging Students To Know And Share Their Personal Faith Story

on October 30, 2014 by

Here are 3 steps for students

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A New Way To Manage My Work Schedule

on October 30, 2014 by

My personal way keeping myself accountable to accomplishing my weekly tasks, remaining available to the people and issues necessary, and sticking as…

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Bold Parenting Book By Lars Rood $1.00

on October 30, 2014 by

Raising kids to be more than just rule-keepers

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Flashback: Top Needs Of Teenage Girls

on October 30, 2014 by

Here is our list of the top needs of teen girls

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Gender Mentor

on October 27, 2014 by

Specifically, what does it mean for us to champion and mentor each other across gender in life and in ministry?

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What To Do When Teenagers Stop Showing Up

on October 27, 2014 by

Christopher Wesley

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Why Youth Ministry Lost Its Soul (And how to Fix it)

on October 27, 2014 by

What we believe about God is absolutely central to how we do ministry.

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How We Talk About Our Young People Matters

on October 27, 2014 by

Youth are “our” brothers and sisters in Christ

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Talking With Teens About Their Smartphones

on October 24, 2014 by

by Jonathan McKee

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5 Things Every Special Needs Leader Needs To Know

on October 24, 2014 by

“God does not ask us about our ability or disability but our availability.”

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5 Ways Catholic Leaders Win At Social Media

on October 24, 2014 by

A few key things that Protestant Christians might learn from our Catholic brothers and sisters

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Four Steps To Intentionally Develop Volunteer Leaders

on October 24, 2014 by

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How Can A Pastor Help Families With Social Media?

on October 24, 2014 by

Adam Mclane

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Marko’s New Working Metaphor For Young Teens And Doubt

on October 24, 2014 by

Young teens don’t suddenly acquire fully-functioning abstract thinking…

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Young Teens And Bible Reading

on October 24, 2014 by

Why do you think a large percentage of churched teens rarely read the Bible outside of church?

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Youth Worker

on October 23, 2014 by

An Interview With Andrew Root

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Why Teens Leave the Church

on October 23, 2014 by

When those connections are made, it is much more difficult to just walk away

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How To Align Leaders Around Your Mission

on October 22, 2014 by

by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.

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Desperation and Depth…

on October 22, 2014 by

Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty

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Can Kids REALLY Leave the Faith After High School?

on October 22, 2014 by

3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”

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Self Image: Tell Young Women They Are Enough

on October 22, 2014 by

Leneita Fix

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Five Trends Among The Unchurched

on October 21, 2014 by

Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church

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What A Middle School Boy Needs Most From His Parents

on October 20, 2014 by

My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.

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4 Essential Questions about Risk

on October 20, 2014 by

A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in

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The Power Of Story Telling In Youth Ministry

on October 20, 2014 by

God teaches students through story

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Teen Suicide….How Can I Help?

on October 19, 2014 by

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?

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Ministering to Girls…

on October 17, 2014 by

What’s a Guy to Do?

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Flashback: 4 Trends In Christianity That Could Scare You

on October 17, 2014 by

Ed Stetzer