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The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

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Turning college interview prep into a Teachable Moment

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

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The State Of Bible Classes In Georgia

on December 10, 2019 by

While the laws permit Bible literacy classes, they do not mandate them

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What Is The Fairness For All Law

on December 9, 2019 by

The bill will be referred to committee for review

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Flashback: When Kids Won’t Bow To Your Idols

on December 9, 2019 by

How can you identify your idols? Here are four ways

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

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You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

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Why your youth worker never takes a holiday…

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long

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Maximize Your Time With Leaders On The Weekend

on December 5, 2019 by

I think busting your butt on the weekends to make sure you are meeting with your leaders is one of the most…

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Mr Rogers Understood Kids Fears

on December 5, 2019 by

What We Can Learn from C.S. Lewis and Fred Rogers

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Russell Moore: My Favorite Books of 2019

on December 5, 2019 by

Russell Moore

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Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The Catholic Church

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants

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Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church For Islam

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

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Black Friday Brawls….Thinking Deeper About Them

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Insanity. That’s what we’ve embraced. The time and place of our search for meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and redemption might best be evidenced…

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God The Original Gangsta Wrapper

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Like Adam & Eve, we try to cover up and hide..This holiday season, let God unwrap and re-wrap you in Jesus!

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S 24/7 TEEN SEX EDUCATOR

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Planned Parenthood expanded their already significant sex-education efforts with vulnerable and developing children and teens into the world of online technology

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TobyMac Shares Powerful Words After His Son’s Funeral

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‘God has the power to do what he promised’

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Way To Respond To Teenage Girls’ Stress And Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

7 vital strategies parents and leaders can use to respond teenage girls’ stress and anxiety

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Busting Myths About Teen Girl Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

Whether or not they personally experience anxiety and depression, 7 in 10 teenagers view both as major problems among their peers

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Death By Distraction

on November 30, 2019 by

How easy is it for you to be so busy doing work for Jesus that you don’t take time to just BE…

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NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

on November 30, 2019 by

NYWC2019 Deep Dive Recap “Tech to Help You Look Like A Pro”

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How Well Do You Know Young People’s Media Habits?

on November 29, 2019 by

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CDC: HUGE Increase In Teen/tween Suicide Since 2007

on November 29, 2019 by

Are you engaging your kids in these conversation?

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Flashback: Where Kids Actually Adopt Their Values

on November 29, 2019 by

Our kids glean more from our conversations than they do from our rules

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How To Think Through Your Youth Ministry Talks

on November 26, 2019 by

I hope this is a helpful method to run your lessons and teaching through.

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Christian Teenage A.S.M.R. Star

on November 23, 2019 by

Watching his parents’ happy marriage of 20 years has also inspired him. The videos, in turn, present examples of the validation and…

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Episode: Lonely Teens During The Holidays

on November 22, 2019 by

Alice offers gospel comfort and creative practical guidance we can give our teenagers when they find themselves uninvite

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How To Make The Most Of NYWC 2019

on November 21, 2019 by

As you hang out in downtown Tampa this weekend we want to make sure that your soul and mind are ministered to…

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What Phones Do To Teen Brains

on November 21, 2019 by

And What Teens Wanted To Know About That

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Flashback: Connecting With College Students Over Break

on November 21, 2019 by

A great opportunity to continue your ministry with them

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Flashback: Gen Z Today

on November 20, 2019 by

7 things we need to know about Gen Z

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Questions Youth Leaders And Parent Should Answer

on November 20, 2019 by

Sin has tainted..the hearts of humanity. Yet culture, has unequivocally declared a belief in the inherent goodness of all people

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3 Steps To Help Teenagers Serve Your Church

on November 19, 2019 by

If the youth of the church are indwelt by God the Spirit, then they are equal recipients of God’s grace and salvation,…

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How Adult Gen Zers Tend To Understand The World

on November 19, 2019 by

10 Insights help explain how adult Gen Zers tend to understand the world

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Preaching On Controversial Topics?

on November 19, 2019 by

Preaching on Controversial Topics Half of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend Someone if They Preach on Controversial Topics

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UK: What Churches Teach & What Teens Want To Hear

on November 18, 2019 by

See how they fared against each other. The results might surprise you

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Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The Summer

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Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture

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Parents, Don’t Fear The Teenage Years

on November 15, 2019 by

Don’t the fear the teenage years. And don’t take them for granted either. They, like life itself, are a vapor…

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Starting A Campus Ministry

on November 14, 2019 by

One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with…

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Are You Cheating? (An Emotional Affair WITH Your Ministry)

on November 14, 2019 by

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West’s ‘Follow God’ Music Video Features His Father

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“It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend.”

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Reevaluating A Gospel Centered Ministry

on November 9, 2019 by

Discipleship takes place through relationships where youth leaders are intentionally shepherding students into greater maturity

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5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth Ministry

on November 9, 2019 by

One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

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Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth Ministry

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Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

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West’s Conversion Could Be A Cultural Wrecking Ball

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A Christianity that bears no resemblance to the vague spiritualism of Moral Therapeutic Deism that is often associated with celebrity conversions

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Target To Promote Gay Lifestyle To Children In School

on November 7, 2019 by

To donate $100,000 to a nonprofit that trains students and teachers in LGBT politics and advocacy

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Character And Virtue Development In Youth Ministry

on November 7, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form

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Don’t Start A College-age Ministry Until You Take…

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

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My Child Is Depressed

on November 5, 2019 by

Now What?

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Teens Close To Mom Not Likely To Have Abusive Relationships

on November 4, 2019 by

A mother’s warmth and acceptance toward her teenagers may help prevent those children from being in an abusive relationship later in life,…

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Best Business Practices You Need In Parenting

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

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A Vision For Multiplying Your New Ministry

on November 2, 2019 by

Jesus had a big vision and started with the end in mind. Here are a few of God’s “vision statements

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Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet On Your Campus

on November 2, 2019 by

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

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Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ‘Jesus Is King’

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

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This School App Is perfect For Your Ministry

on October 24, 2019 by

What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?

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Childhood Trauma

on October 22, 2019 by

Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being

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5 Ways To Get Teens Talking

on October 21, 2019 by

Talkativeness is no accident. It’s come as the result of a carefully curated environment that encourages conversation

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How To Create A Professional Photo Booth

on October 20, 2019 by

The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

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Anxiety The YouthPastors Epidemic

on October 20, 2019 by

How can we help the 20% in our youth ministries who are silently dying?

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Help! My Teen Is Questioning The Faith

on October 19, 2019 by

Here are a few ways we can build homes that allow our children to wrestle with questions of faith

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Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on October 17, 2019 by

When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

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Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy Churches

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

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What Middle Schooler‘s Are Like

on October 16, 2019 by

I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry settings for more than 14 years now

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10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have Resilient Faith

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There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

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Suicide Prevention

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Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

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250,000 Students In US Participate In Fields Of Faith

on October 11, 2019 by

As part of a faith-filled initiative by  fellowship of Christian athletes  to pray, read their Bibles, and “open up their life to Christ

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Flashback:LGBT labeling Christians ‘dangerous’

on October 9, 2019 by

It is those who hold traditional values, the LGBT activists claim, that are directly responsible for gay and trans suicides

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Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

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Parenting Middle School Kids

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8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

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FIRED! Part 3

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FIRED! Part 2

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The Redemption Story

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FIRED! Part 1: Lies They Say When They Let You Go

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FIRED! 5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From A Church

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3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

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“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

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Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students In Youth Group

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Why is youth group important?

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Dealing With Criticism

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If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

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What Real Forgiveness Looks Like

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Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop who shot and killed his brother.
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Youth Ministries Working Together

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A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

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Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

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A New Direction for Youth Ministry

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Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

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Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

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Why Christians Reject Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ Sun Service

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Kanye West may have come to Jesus — but some Christians aren’t buying the born-again “Yeezus.”

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Serious Bible Study Is for Teens, Too….

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For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

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Helping Your Son Escape Porn

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The average age a kid first encounters porn is at age 13, and that’s just the average. Some kids see porn as…

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Video: Types Of Parents In The School Pick-Up Line

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Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…

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The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole Praying Alone

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“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

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The Youth Pastor Compensation Survey 2019

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One way you can help out your brothers and sisters is by sharing this survey to your network and on other social…

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Social Media—Your Secret Weapon In Youth Ministry

on September 24, 2019 by

Would you believe that social media could be one of the handiest tools you have in your youth leader tool belt?

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4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry Entering The Fall

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What is one thing (if any) that we should consider killing in the new year? What is one thing (if any) we…

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Better Planning For A Better Fall

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Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

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5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

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5 fall events….reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

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How To Plan A Successful Fall Festival

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6 Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival

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Flashback: Christianity On Campus A Time For Prayer

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How can students to reach their campus for Christ and change the culture if they can’t  articulate their own convictions?

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Flashback: Being Strategic This Year In Youth Ministry

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How to Strategically Scope and Sequence your Year

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Kids….“I Hope You Suffer”

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Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our…

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4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With Discomfort

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Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

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4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The Long Haul

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Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

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Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor & Youth Pastor’s Wives

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A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

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How To Improve Your Youth Ministry Program

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7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

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Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…