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Belonging Before Anything Else In Youth Group

on February 6, 2023 by

Help nonbelievers students know they belong in your group

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Recovering Proverbs 22:6 For A New Generation

on February 6, 2023 by

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it

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New Study Of Teenagers And Pornography

on February 6, 2023 by

Three Things Youth Ministers Need to Know

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On Letting Your Kids Go

on February 1, 2023 by

by Tim Challies

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Discipling The Difficult Teenager

on February 1, 2023 by

Four things to consider as we seek to disciple the teenagers who act out or try our patience at youth group

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Seeking Validation

on February 1, 2023 by

Nothing is wrong with posting our updates and accomplishments on social media, but we must remember that true worth from our work…

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Faith After The Pandemic

on January 31, 2023 by

Sean McDowell

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New Plan To Save The Children From Gender Afirming Care

on January 31, 2023 by

Trump: the “gender confusion” pushed on our nation’s youth is a form of child abuse

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A PrayerFor Our Children And Teens

on January 23, 2023 by

Walt Mueller

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Diocese Bans Preferred Pronouns & Protects Kids

on January 18, 2023 by

‘Finally, A Church That Is Acting Like A Church’. Insists On Traditional Bathrooms, Locker Rooms

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Mom Wisdom From Our Parents’ Generation

on January 16, 2023 by
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Stop Overindulging Your Children

on January 16, 2023 by

One of the biggest problems with today’s young adults is a “failure to launch.”

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Parenting Tips To Be A More Effective Parent

on January 16, 2023 by

Don’t miss this parenting video by Alexandra Motz. It’s really good. Alexandra is a part of HomeWord’s Pass it On training program

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Explaining Our New Prayerbook

on January 10, 2023 by

It follows the Calendar Year, and has longer readings that take you through the Old Testament in (almost) its entirety each year,…

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Gender, Atheism & Church Abuse: Top 10…Sean McDowell

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Top 10 Think Biblically Podcast For 2022

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Court Strikes Down Transgender Mandate

on December 22, 2022 by

The mandate forces doctors and hospitals to perform gender-transition procedures on their patients even if this violates their conscience and best medical…

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What If This Was Your Last Christmas?

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Wow! This is a powerful blog by Brandon Janous and our friends at Parent Cue. This blog made me want to lean…


The Nativity Story (As Imagined By Children in Kenya)

on December 21, 2022 by

I love this rendition the Nativity Story. It was filmed in Kenya and imagined by children with some of their cultural traditions….

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Christmas On Sunday Creates Problem…

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O Come All Ye Faithful, Except When Christmas Falls on a Sunday


The Failure Of Youth Ministry

on December 18, 2022 by

And How to Fix It WEBINAR

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Safeguards: Shielding Our Homes And Equipping Our Kids

on December 18, 2022 by

Because children are vulnerable, they need to be protected. After more than two decades as a family counselor, Julie Lowe has…


Christmas Games

on December 15, 2022 by

Two Freebies for a Holly-Jolly Youth Event


Biden:Transgender Surgeries For Kids Are Ok, Opposition Is…

on December 15, 2022 by

Biden has previously described Republicans as “immoral” for passing laws to block transgender procedures for children

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Last Minute Christmas Party Ideas

on December 12, 2022 by

We’ve all been there… Your plans fell through, something changed, or you just got too busy… and you have to come up…

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Drag Queen Story Hour Redeemed

on December 8, 2022 by

Two Fed-Up Pastors Have Brilliant Solution to Drag Queen Story Hour: ‘Push Back on Evil’

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All Healthy Volunteer Teams Have

on November 30, 2022 by

Over the last 15 years I have learned some things in regards to caring for and leading volunteers and I wanted to…

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Youth Christmas Party Ideas

on November 30, 2022 by

18 Festive Holiday Celebrations

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3 “Kingdom Questions” Teenagers Must Ask

on November 30, 2022 by

Who has my heart? What are my motives? How do I make choices?

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Long Distance Grandparenting

on November 28, 2022 by

Words cannot adequately express the joy grandkids bring us and the sadness we so often feel when they live far away from

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Grandparenting Through the Tough Times

on November 28, 2022 by

Loving our children’s children can also bring heartache or pain. Larry Fowler puts it so well in his book Overcoming

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Can Christians Date Nonbelievers?

on November 26, 2022 by

To some degree, Christians date and marry nonbelievers because of a lack of imagination

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Prayers For A Teenager Struggling With Pornography

on November 26, 2022 by

Father, I know that I’ve spent much more time this week fearing for my child rather than depending on you. Forgive me…

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For The Burdened Parent Of College- Aged And Young Adult Children

on November 26, 2022 by

So when you are tempted to beat yourself up for parenting failures (real or perceived), look up to see God’s smile upon…

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Teaching Christology And The Incarnation At Christmas

on November 26, 2022 by

In a culture where the majority of people self-identify as Christians, it’s important for youth workers (and all Christians, in general) to…

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Contextualizing The Gospel And Youth Culture

on November 16, 2022 by

Contextualization is really about effective communication and making sure what we say is the same thing that is received. I am not…

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Next Gen Ministry

on November 16, 2022 by

Kids and student ministry leaders need to work together to create a discipleship plan that goes from preschool through high school

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Professional vs. Personal Christianity

on November 14, 2022 by

Prioritizing personal faith life over professional ministry success

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Welcoming The Anxious Student To Youth Group

on November 14, 2022 by

As youth ministers, we are no strangers to the mental health crisis facing the teenagers we serve


A Reflection on Barna’s Open Generation Report

on November 14, 2022 by

The Barna Group conducted a global survey that included over 24,000 teenagers from 26 different countries

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Book: Calling Out the Called

on November 12, 2022 by

Discipling Those Called to Ministry Leadership

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8 Reasons Teenagers Don’t Read the Bible

on November 12, 2022 by

(& What to Say to Them)

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Flashback: Parents Matter

on November 12, 2022 by

Sharing life together with the parents allowed me to set an example to strengthen the relationship between the students and parents

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Using Reason To Lead Little Ones To Christ

on November 11, 2022 by

A childlike faith isn’t at odds with intellectual curiosity. In fact, a child’s appetite for learning could be the conduit through which he…

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Recovering The Art Of Christian Persuasion…by Os Guinness

on November 11, 2022 by

In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse

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6 Surprising Ways Evangelism Helps Teenagers Mature

on November 11, 2022 by

Greg Stier

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Expose Your Kids To Hard Truths

on November 9, 2022 by

Shying away from hard subjects does little to prepare children to defend a faith that’s increasingly under attack

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LGBT: How To Respond If Your Child Comes Out Today

on November 9, 2022 by

by Melissa Keffler

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Dear Parents…Are You Putting Faith First?

on November 9, 2022 by

By Walt Mueller

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Study: Gen Z Wants To Know More About Jesus

on November 9, 2022 by

Despite long-term trends away from religion, Barna Group finds openness in teens

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We Need More Than Theology

on November 9, 2022 by

by Christian Vargus


Nurturing Faith In Teens

on November 9, 2022 by

5 ways you can nurture faith that goes beyond youth group

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A Biblical Resource For Pastors On Gender, Sexuality And LGBT

on November 9, 2022 by

We must not fall for the lie of culture that our bodies are to be changed to meet our self-perception

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3 Takeaways From Barna’s New Research On Teenagers And The Bible

on November 9, 2022 by

The state of Generation Z’s faith


Battling Pornography

on November 2, 2022 by

We have a generation of young people for whom the call to repentance must include a call to turn from porn

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Book: A New Kind Of Diversity

on October 27, 2022 by

Making the Different Generations on Your Team a Competitive Advantage

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5 Reasons Why Kids Grow up And Turn Away From The Faith

on October 27, 2022 by

There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are factors that it can be traced back to. Let’s take a look at five…

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Gen Z Mental Health Crisis: How Pastors Can Make A Difference

on October 26, 2022 by

Anyone who works with Gen Z is facing a mental health crisis in this generation at levels they’ve never seen before

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Curbing Cliques At Youth Group

on October 26, 2022 by

Creating a culture of belonging, welcoming teenagers as God has welcomed us in Christ

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Podcast..Ask Alice: On the Topic of Suicide

on October 25, 2022 by

Root Ministry

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Podcast: Teen Suicide

on October 25, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

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Adolescent Suicide: Number, Prayer, and a Helpful Handout

on October 25, 2022 by

Walt Muller

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Suicide Prevention And Additional Notes…

on October 25, 2022 by

Our teens desperately for need for the adults in their lives to be equipped to share Biblical truth and hope whenever the…

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5 Truths The Church Needs To Realize About Suicide

on October 25, 2022 by

The goal, first and foremost, is to treat each individual as an image bearer of God, worthy of love. The second, is…

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Flashback: Parents’ Religious Beliefs May Affect Kids’ Suicide Risk

on October 25, 2022 by

It’s not that religious people don’t have suicidal thoughts or take their own lives — after all, even ministers sometimes die by…

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Starting Out In Youthministry

on October 24, 2022 by

3 Things I Would Tell Myself as a Newer Youth Worker

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“The Dechurched And Ministry To Students”

on October 19, 2022 by

Young people are leaving the church because they feel they do not belong to Christianity, they do not believe the Christian faith,…


Helping Our Children To Love The Church

on October 19, 2022 by

In this episode of the Rooted Parent Podcast, Cameron and Anna visit with author Megan Hill about her recent book A Place…

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Surviving The Mess Of Ministry

on October 19, 2022 by

Even Jesus had to make it through the mess in the middle. After years of mentoring his disciples, they still didn’t seem…

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How To Measure Success In Post-Pandemic Ministry

on October 17, 2022 by

Youth ministry is not dead. Youth ministry is not even dying. Contrary to how we all may feel while climbing out of…

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Does Church Really Help My Kid?

on October 14, 2022 by

by Jonathan McKee: 3 Ways to Help Our Kids Tap into Truth

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Does Church Really Help My Kid?

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Does Church Really Help My Kid?

3 Ways to Help Our Kids Tap into Truth

by Jonathan…

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Advice From A College Student: Go To Church

on October 8, 2022 by

Go to church your first Sunday in college. The most influential, biblically founded advice for me in my freshman year of college

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Tim Keller: Why Does Anyone Become A Christian?

on October 7, 2022 by

Tim Keller is one of the greatest thinkers in our world today. I loved his thoughts on Why Does Anyone Become a…

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A Successful Marriage Requires…

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Serving Each Other and Falling in Love Again Every Day

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Reframing The Work Of Youth Leaders

on October 6, 2022 by

When young people are adopted into the body of Christ and the local church family, youth ministry shifts from ministry FOR teenagers…

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

on September 26, 2022 by

Josh Evans

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Relational Ministry In A Technology-Dominated World

on September 26, 2022 by

“Isolated in a world full of connection.”

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Connecting With Parents

on September 26, 2022 by

Here are four ways our ministry intentionally connects with parents

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Ministering To Anxious Students In An Age Of School Shootings

on September 21, 2022 by

The promise of Heaven reminds us that our suffering is not to last forever

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Book: Communicating To Middle Schoolers

on September 19, 2022 by

A Guide to Developing and Delivering Messages That Stick

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Book: What Most Parent’s Aren’t Telling You

on September 19, 2022 by

Four Insights About Parents That Should Radically Impact Your Ministry

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Words teenagers want to hear as they go back to school

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Mostly out of love and good intentions, we parents offer support in ways that our teenagers experience as stress because our support…

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Book: The Collapse of Parenting

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How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups


The Book “Irreversible Damage”

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Seducing Our Daughters’ the impact transgenderism is having on girls

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Teaching Students About Sanctification

on September 15, 2022 by

Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension is the inheritance given to Christians, and the Spirit is the guarantee of our place with…

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Don’t Leave Youth Ministry To The Youth Minister

on September 15, 2022 by

Get to know youth with the long game in mind

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Why Is Family Ministry Important?

on September 15, 2022 by

A parent is the number one spiritual influence in a child’s life, Rooted wants to equip and encourage parents as they seek to…

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Anglican Conference In Conflict Over Same-Sex Marriage

on September 14, 2022 by

What is the possible significance for the Anglican communion?

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Parent Ministry For The New School Year

on September 13, 2022 by

Help equip you with resources to share with parents for any upcoming Fall Kickoff or Back-to-School

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What if My Child Doesn’t Like Youth Group?

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In this episode, Alice is joined by Davis Lacey, a former youth pastor who now leads a young church plant in Ellijay,…

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Walt Muller: Priorities, Practices And Mulligan’s In Youthministry

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Effectively leading and discipling them into a lifetime of vital Christian faith


Book: The Anxious Teen

on September 8, 2022 by

Ministry With Stressed And Fearful Students

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Book: Handing Down The Faith….. (To The Next Generation)

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How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation. by Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk

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Flashback: Small Group Management

on September 8, 2022 by

Small group management is tricky and requires a delicate balance of fun, focus, and

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Flashback: Are You Ready For The New School Year?

on September 1, 2022 by

Are you ready to partner with parents to help shape the faith of their teenagers? What is your plan? How are you…

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To Stay In Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling Reasons Not To Quit

on September 1, 2022 by

Why remain in such a low-pay, high-pressure position? Why not escape to get a “real job” in ministry, a job where you…

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Book: 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

on August 29, 2022 by

Making the Most of Your Conversations and Connections

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Flashback Book: Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide

on August 29, 2022 by

Specifically for youth workers focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens

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Recruiting A Team Of Amazing Volunteers

on August 28, 2022 by

A great team of volunteers is the lifeblood of any healthy ministry environment

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Seeking To Reach Gen Z In The Current Climate Of Our Teenagers

on August 28, 2022 by

Are students interested in what’s being offered at church anymore?