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Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids…Belong

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The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

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Why Young People Leave The Church….Belong

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How Apologetics Can Address the Six Reasons Why Young People Leave the Church

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Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It…New

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

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The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995


Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them


How To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

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4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

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Teachable Moments

on December 10, 2018 by

Why the Movie “Eighth Grade” Is Great for Digital Citizenship


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Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope


Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

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7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown


20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

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Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

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What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience


Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

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Don’t Suppress Negative Feelings Around Kids

on December 1, 2018 by

New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to…


Keeping Students Committed To Christ And The Church…Belong

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

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The State Of Sacred Dialogue

on November 28, 2018 by

a  free Barna research sample of Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

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Unleashing youth as co-participants in the mission of God

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

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Don’t miss these holiday resource bundles

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

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Flashback: Why Youth Ministry….Needs A Reformation

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

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Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

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Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers


Beyond Her Selfie

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Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed


Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

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Tough Topics

on November 22, 2018 by

Five ways to teach on tough topics


Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For The Gifts You Have

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spread the message of gratitude!


Kids With Disabilities Face Many Challenges In Church?

on November 20, 2018 by

Children with certain types of chronic health conditions are much less likely to attend religious services —


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Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

by Kurt Johnston

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Does Living Together Build A Stronger Marriage?

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

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Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

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Parenting My Adult Children

on November 17, 2018 by

No matter what the age of your child you will be able to relate to this touching article


Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….


How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else


Communication: Conflict Management

on November 12, 2018 by

What Are Your Conflict Blocks?

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5 Questions Parents Are Asking About Teens Digital Media

on November 9, 2018 by

If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…


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on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report

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Leveraging Social Media To Reach Parents

on November 9, 2018 by

If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media


A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon


Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’ Killed The University

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

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When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

on November 7, 2018 by

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student


Parenting Lessons From The Christopher Robin Movie

on November 6, 2018 by

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting


God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and…


Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.


The Content Behind “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

on November 5, 2018 by

What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?


Book: Sex Matters……By Jonathan McKee

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

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Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of Squanto

on November 2, 2018 by

But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered…


The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of The Pilgrims

on November 2, 2018 by

The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

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Find Your School/Campus Discover Your Mission

on November 1, 2018 by

Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

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FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

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The Benefits Of Trust And Communication With Your Teens

on October 30, 2018 by

Teen anxiety and depression more likely in kids who don’t trust or communicate with parents


Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up

on October 30, 2018 by

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

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Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves Emotional Scars

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied


What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?

on October 30, 2018 by

“ cannot ignore the comprehensive reviews that indicate violent game play has a significant effect on aggressive behavior, affect, cognition and empathyacross…


Processing The Tragedy Of School Shootings

on October 29, 2018 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

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In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We Find Hope?

on October 29, 2018 by

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour…

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Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on October 29, 2018 by
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How to Engage Culture With Your Students

on October 29, 2018 by

Jesus did not remove his disciples from the world but intentionally sent them into it

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Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on October 28, 2018 by

Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies by fostering gratitude for the things and people in…

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40 Reasons To Avoid Adultery

on October 28, 2018 by

The enemy delights in targeting pastors and other leaders


How To Use Technology To Connect With Gen Z?

on October 27, 2018 by

Ask the Gen Zers what they are using. Then, develop a digital strategy that will help your church


Tensions With My Senior Pastor

on October 27, 2018 by

You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

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The 5 Love Languages And Your Teen

on October 27, 2018 by

After more than 20 years of marriage and family counseling, I am convinced there are only five basic languages of love

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Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy

on October 27, 2018 by

Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent


When Teens Are Out Of Control

on October 26, 2018 by

Yeah, I know we are supposed to love the kids…But what if they’re being a real pain?


Being Trustworthy Leader

on October 26, 2018 by

4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

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Wise Words For Busy People

on October 25, 2018 by

Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time

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Developmental Appropriateness Of A Curriculum

on October 25, 2018 by

7 questions to help you

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$9B In Halloween Spending

on October 25, 2018 by

A wide range of Halloween toys that appeal to the whole famil….all the way up to teens and tweens


Boys Birthday Party Ruined By No Shows

on October 24, 2018 by

Sometimes this happens with our kids in youth group


Ministering To Your Grandkids

on October 24, 2018 by

4 Things I want to be for my grandkids


The Parent Your 18 Plus Kid Needs Now

on October 24, 2018 by

Your 18-plus kid needs you to be today and going forward, consider these 3-crucial parenting pivots


Growing Up With Alexa

on October 22, 2018 by

The first four words my toddler understood were “mom,” “dad,” “cat” and “Alexa.”

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The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

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What is the reason for our troubles?”

on October 21, 2018 by

The cultural narrative pushes the expectation and pursuit of pleasure and the total avoidance of pain and difficulty

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Why Rites Of Passage Are Clutch

on October 21, 2018 by

It is only in looking backwards that I can understand that these rites were not in place to torture me; they were…

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How To Get Your Kids To Do What You Want

on October 21, 2018 by

Practical faith is something that is caught, not taught

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How To Keep The Next Generation in Church

on October 17, 2018 by

5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

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Pastor’s Kids

on October 17, 2018 by

It can be so important for students to see you interact with your kids and be an example of the type of…

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Lawnmower Parents And Snowflake Spirituality

on October 17, 2018 by

We are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle

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Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

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Pornography Is Destructive

on October 15, 2018 by

How to have an impact for conversations  with students about porn


Flashback:The Blessing Book To Help Your Family

on October 14, 2018 by

The Blessing is a biblical tool that can help YOU communicate unconditional love as an unshakable foundation for HEALTH and wholeness


Missions: “Pimping The Poor” Or Transformation

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Connects a group with permanent ministries in a community in order to provide support to those ministries

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Youth Ministry Evaluation

on October 14, 2018 by

6 Questions ever youth worker should ask

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Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

on October 12, 2018 by

A helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change

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How To Create A climate Of Connection..Belong

on October 12, 2018 by

Kids actually forgive all kinds of programmatic mediocrity if they are certain they belong

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Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

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Social Justice or evangelism?

on October 12, 2018 by

There shouldn’t even be a debate

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Teaching Theology To kids

on October 12, 2018 by

Theology, done well, must inevitably result in doxology, and we shouldn’t be satisfied with less just because we’re teaching children


Body Image

on October 12, 2018 by

A message specifically to moms regarding the powerful influence they have on body image

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Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

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4 Ways To Respond To Pornography

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The average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8

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5 Ways To Manage Disrespect From Students

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Demonstrate respect before you expect it to be reciprocated



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Youth workers the information they needed to have an informed conversation with their church about their compensation

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Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation Survey For 2017

on October 10, 2018 by

by Dan Navarra


The Wisdom Of Teen Vogue

on October 8, 2018 by

Do you know what your daughter is reading?

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Book: Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on October 6, 2018 by

Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

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Adult Leaders In Large Groups

on October 5, 2018 by

Five roles of adult leaders in large groups

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Is Your Ministry Empathetic Towards Parents?

on October 5, 2018 by

By recognizing these realities we can build a compassion that enables us to serve parents effectively. To then show that compassion and…

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Why We Need Rural Churches

on October 5, 2018 by

Many of the least churched regions were in rural America—where about 14 percent of the U.S. population lives


Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

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Starting A Youth Ministry

on October 4, 2018 by

(Pioneering advice from 15 youthworkers)