Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana, cast doubt on witness claims he was running away
The dolls are a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values
by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.
A legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children’s online activity
Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty
3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”
The west has nationalized families over the last 60 years…old age, health,single motherhood- everything is the responsibility of the state
Beyonce is “selling sex … to teeny-boppers.”
Students will be studying… violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression
Sex and violence has become more prevalent in movies aimed at youth
Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church
I just see the video as being a normal video. Minaj refused to address the song’s sexual lyrics and equally racy dancing in the video that had everyone talking
Adam Levine’s video draws fire
My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.
A significant proportion of young people have sent a sexual image of themselves by the time they are 13-15 years old
One in four admitted they thought they were addicted to social media
But there’s still a lot more conversations that need to happen, according to new data
…working less can actually produce better results
A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in
God teaches students through story
by Jim Liebelt
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?
High School Runner Carries Injured Opponent
The teens and tweens also agreed there is a constant — and at times anxiety-inducing — fixation with likes
New Canadian study finds that early detection of mental health issues and better exchange of health information can reduce youth suicides
“I don’t understand why you can’t leave me alone…twice now for trying to commit suicide. Are you trying to kill me,”
So they’ve (Cops) moved from thinking this is sinister to realizing, within a few days, this is completely common
What’s a Guy to Do?
“If God gets a hold of Nicki Minaj, her music could be used to restore women’s dignity instead of tearing it down.”
Consider these three pressings needs of youth, you will be convinced that the work you do is vital and that you need more help to do it well
Girls as young as 14 travelling to Syria from the west, to marry Islamist fighters, bear their children and join their communities
At one point, people defined adulthood by getting married, having children. Now, the three most popular markers are…
He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world —1 John 2:2
The first 300 to register will also receive The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids
An inside interview
Five Ideas for Inclusion
Students with autism spectrum disorders are often on the outside looking in
Uniforms alone do not improve..test scores, but they do help in addressing problems with discipline and attendance in a school building
Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits
A webinar from Walt Mueller and CPYU October 23
Teenagers are increasingly wearing yoga pants instead of jeans
We weren’t created to define our own values. Since we were created in God’s image, we were created to live under God’s value system
Something needed to change for the cycle of selfishness to end
Instamoments are those very moments where in an instant we are changed in some way.
…nobody knows how to be a grown-up anymore
I know as a church leader I often forget to think about these ideas because I spend most of my time with people plugged into our church
Leading your home well matters as much as leading your ministry well
The analysis found that 62 percent of the youth caregivers were girls, while 38 percent were boys. Median age was 12
This intervention can help us break that cycle of despair
An Interview with Kara Powell
Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar professionals
I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years, but I’m grateful for my pastor and the youth parents. No one can do youth ministry alone
“Sexting preceeded sexual behavior in many cases,” Temple said.
Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens
The findings were published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
It’s likely that many of the photos compromised belonged to underaged users, since 50 percent of Snapchat’s users are between the ages of 13 and 17
by Adam McLane
After a recent data leak from Snapchat, for some the only answer is to delete your account. Here’s how
‘Gender inclusive’ school district says drop ‘boys and girls,’ call kids ‘purple penguins’
Jindal, who is suing the Obama administration…said silencing teachers is not helpful to the debate
Are adolescents involved with sexting and related acts just seeking attention?
Walt Mueller: Is our obsession with style, social media, branding ourselves, and relevance more about cultivating the depth or the breadth?
The dangers in football have gone done in Pop Warren 9.5% and High School 2%
A New Study Proves Him Right
Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.
Likes take on an entirely different meaning for teens in at least 4 surprising ways…
“Duck Dynasty” girl holds on when she feels shot down
This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted for chapter ten: “Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith”
Sticky Faith Builder or Breaker?
Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee
Tony Campolo’s surprise reaction when his son came out as a humanist
Because it’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith. It’s silence
Brad M. Griffin Kara Powell
….& Three Overarching Behavioral Trends
Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into the ministry
Album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200
Ed Stetzer: Effective strategies help form fruitful ministries.
So as you stare down another year, you need to start this fall on your plan for fundraising for the coming year Here’s why
That last kid. The one I almost didn’t call. Suddenly, he is the one being a shepherd You never know. The last kid, they matter to God
‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without your mobile
Changing the Trajectory of Your Youth Ministry:
From a ministry to students, to students having ministry to the world.
by John Vandervelde
In 1994 Doug Franklin, a youth pastor in Wheaton, IL, launched a non-profit organization called LeaderTreks in his basement. That summer Doug and a small staff ran 4 mission trips for churches that were looking for something more…
Alcohol Promotions on College Campuses
By Walt Mueller
I know I’m not alone. Other parents suffer through this hellish reality, we are silently united– bonded over the sorrow of a lost teenage experience
How Well Do You Know Today’s Slang? Are you up on your slang? It’s quiz time!
“This midterm election, the youth vote can be powerful,”
I’m a strong believer that belonging precedes belief. This means that if we want teens to take ownership of their faith, we have to first help them belong
What does God think of our students?