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Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

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How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

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“Remembering”

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Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

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Five Technology Rules Every Parent Must Follow

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When I saw the pictures that she had been posting on Facebook for years, I felt utterly embarrassed, and deeply betrayed.”

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DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By Jonathan McKee

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FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

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Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR BATTLES

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Every Young Man Must Face!…

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3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

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The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

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How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

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5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

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Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

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8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent Meeting

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Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

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A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents Will Love

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When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

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The Legacy I Hope To Leave My Kids

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I’ve admittedly wondered on many occasions how my kids will remember me

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Generation Z

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9 Important Insights about Generation Z

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The Most Important Question

on April 13, 2019 by

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Who Is Responsible for Children’s Faith Formation?

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Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post-Christian Culture

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What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

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Connecting with your child

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The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

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The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our Homes

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Movie: “After” Is It The Teen Fifty Shades Of Grey?

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On the other hand, it’s a film that will teach, promote, and affirm those sexual attitudes, mores, and behaviors

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Mentoring Millennials

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Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

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What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up

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When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

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Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The Bible

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Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

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Book: A Different College Experience

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The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

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Book: Within Reach

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The power of small changes in keeping students connected

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Lead Yourself First

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Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

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Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

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Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

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Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

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Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

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The World View Behind Transgenderism

on April 4, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

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Tell Your Children About Gender

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We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

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How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

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A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

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America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

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It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.

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Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem

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Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

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Building Credibility With Parents

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Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

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Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball

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More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

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What I Misunderstood About Grief

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Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

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Becoming Holy

on April 1, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce Of Youthmin

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Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

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Spark Attendance & Build Momentum

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How to Use Theme Nights

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Oh, And I’m Bisexual

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Responding in love and truth

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Youth Workers Crossing The Line

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Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

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To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost

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People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge

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Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than Ever…..

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— and why that’s good news

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THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS?

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

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Podcast: What Does Your Teenager Need?

on March 27, 2019 by

A parent shared this podcast between two Christian moms who have raised teenagers. They give some tremendous lessons, and ones you will…

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The Discipline Of Decreasing

on March 25, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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More Young People Don’t Have A Romantic Partner…Belong

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

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Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

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Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

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Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World Blaring Lies

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“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

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How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

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We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

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Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species?

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Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

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5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

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Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

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Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your Role With Parents

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How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

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Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your Ministry

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

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Book: Overrated

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Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

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Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A Major Problem

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Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

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Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute

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Adolescents are generous, too….

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How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

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One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

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Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And Sexual Abuse

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

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The Importance Of Greeting Students

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Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

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How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry

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Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship…

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College Admissions Scandal Reveals About Most Families

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Steven Argue & Kara Powell

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries

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Who is Saint Patrick and why does it matter

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St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager…

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Today most people know St. Patrick for green beer, banishing snakes from Ireland, using shamrocks to teach

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY LESSON

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I love how the video is very deep theologically, but fun as well

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Recovering VBS

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The original purpose of Vacation Bible School has been lost in many of our current-day efforts. It’s time to get back to…

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Risk

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Many followed Him no longer after He said some hard things concerning personal cost and all the risks involved. The cost was…

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Building Credibility With Parents

on March 14, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

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Flashback: The Secret Ingredient To Home Group Success

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Finding the right family to host the Group is absolutely critical to the success of the group.

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Growing With; An Interview With Kara Powell

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In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

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5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance Blues

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You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

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How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The Church’s Future..Belong

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VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

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It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

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The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor Compensation

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Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

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Preparing Students For The Digital World

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3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

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10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism

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Marxism is not primarily an economic theory. It is primarily a surrogate religion. And it is creeping into the worldview of many…

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Book Review: On Preaching

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On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

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Study: Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD

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Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

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Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith Formation

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I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

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The Benefits Of Intergenerational Ministry

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The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

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Is Your Church Ready For The Future

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Five signs your church isn’t ready for the future

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Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

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Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

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Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?

on March 7, 2019 by

Thom Rainer

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Growing Kids, Growing Parents

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Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

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How To Help Your Family Grow Together Not Apart

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Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

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Growing With: A Book Review

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A Remarkable Parenting Resource

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Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About Social Media

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4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

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Dear High School Me…..Eating Disorder

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What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

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UK Book: Decades Of Cuts: The..Dismantle Of Youth Work

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Decades of cuts: the policies that dismantle youth work – a new book by Bernard Davies

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Preparing For Lent

on March 4, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Quick Hints & Helps Yor Your Ministry

on March 4, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

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Advice For Parents Of Little Kids

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20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

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Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting

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Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

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Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids

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What’s the number one priority our parents list?

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Goal Setting & Implementation

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It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our…

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The well is deep

on February 28, 2019 by

George Lockhart

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Screen Time For Kids?

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If I can go back and do it all over I would do this

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6 Responses To Social Media And Your Teen

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The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

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How You Can Still Use An Old iPad For Ministry

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To be honest, any tablet you have can be very useful for your ministry, it doesn’t have to be an iPad

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Social Media And Mental Health

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We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

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Books: The Parent And Family Ministry Collection

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Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

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Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

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1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body