New App Encourages Risqué Revelations
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84 percent of the 500,000 FriendO downloads in November were by junior highers

Finding Your Vision 2018
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on January 17, 2018
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So, how do we plan vision for a new year? Here are my top four ways to find vision for 2018

Leading Games For Emerging Adults
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on January 17, 2018
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Emerging adults may not love every game you present. But they all appreciate fun. So whatever happens, make it fun

Why Student Leadership?
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on January 16, 2018
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Our students have the potential to do great things and seeing student leaders in action is absolutely incredible

Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch
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on January 16, 2018
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5 Steps To Starting A Student Leadership Team From Scratch

Prevent Volunteer Dropout
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on January 16, 2018
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Five mistakes to avoid when it comes to volunteer retention, as well as ways to correct them

10 Secrets To Keep Your Student Leaders Motivated
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on January 16, 2018
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I can promise that if you do these they will have a better experience on your team.

Constant Distraction
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on January 15, 2018
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How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

Surviving a Downturn in Youth Ministry Numbers
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on January 15, 2018
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Podcast: Managing this well helps keep you from being discouraged, helps you communicate what success really is for your ministry

Cosmic Adventure Through Science And Faith
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on January 15, 2018
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Check out the curriculum and four accompanying videos, all available for FREE!

How Much the Typical Kid Gets in Allowance Each Year
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on January 14, 2018
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kids ages 4 to 14 received an average of $454 in allowance over the course of 2017, in addition to cash gifts for birthdays and holidays

School Success Requires Self-Control And Intelligence
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on January 14, 2018
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Being a successful student may require just as much self-control as intelligence, according to new research

Teens’ Reward-Sensitive Brains Can Make Learning Easier
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on January 14, 2018
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Although the reward-sensitive brains of adolescents can sometimes lead to risky behavior, there is a very positive side

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions
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on January 13, 2018
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The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products is recognizing the tricks they use to keep you hooked

LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped Parental Rights?
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on January 13, 2018
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“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

Dinner At Grandma's: #DeviceFreeDinner
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on January 13, 2018
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There are some places where devices just don’t belong

Kids Don't Need A Cellphone; They Need A Digital Diet
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on January 12, 2018
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70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media

#DeviceFreeDinner Conversation Starters
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on January 12, 2018
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Here are six free conversation starters to use during dinner

The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To See
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on January 12, 2018
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The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

Mom, Is Justin Bieber A Christian?
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on January 11, 2018
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Maybe we’re confused because we’ve read about

Protect Our Kids From The Pitfalls Of Social Media?
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on January 11, 2018
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Jonathan McKee will help us guide our sons and daughters toward mature, God-honoring choices in the digital world

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools
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on January 11, 2018
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From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on January 11, 2018
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If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram

American Kids Are 70% Likely To Die Before 18
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on January 10, 2018
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BuzzFeed

Hip-Hop And R&B America's Most Listened To Music Genre
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on January 10, 2018
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Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60

Be the Change Agent In Your Church
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on January 10, 2018
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Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core values

Evolutionist Retracts Key Study On Origin Of Life
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on January 10, 2018
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Scientists’ attempts to find the ‘spark of life’ keep coming up short

We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
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on January 9, 2018
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Over a decade ago, Christian Smith published a groundbreaking study about the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers

Why Is Parenting So Incredibly Hard?
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on January 9, 2018
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If I have learned anything over the 20 + years of my marriage  5 kids and 16 fostered kids it is these 6 things to help

Is Your Teenager Addicted To A Smartphone?
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on January 9, 2018
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Be concerned, and do something about it

Golden Globes
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on January 8, 2018
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The complete winners list

20 Questions Middle School Parents Are Asking
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on January 8, 2018
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How can your team or small group encourage parents and equip them to lead well

So You're The New Youth Leader?
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on January 8, 2018
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When someone is upset about some decision you’ve made, learn to never say, “I’m sorry, but…

Blindspot's In The Hiring Process Of Churches
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on January 7, 2018
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4 mistakes churches make

“The End Of The F***ing World,” Premiered On Netflix
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on January 7, 2018
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“There’s more of an appetite to go to darker places,” says Charlie Covell, who wrote the “End of the F***ing World” TV series

Understanding The Middle School Student
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on January 7, 2018
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Marko…. podcast

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on January 5, 2018
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As declines in risky behaviors continue

Connecting With Kids
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on January 5, 2018
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Here’s how to stay relevant and still build on past successes…

Fresh Start
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on January 5, 2018
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At 19, he lost both of his parents, Homeless. In time, he became a motivational leader and a best-selling author.

Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are Embracing Liturgy
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on January 4, 2018
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“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

Fraternity Life
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on January 4, 2018
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Your Sons Need Your Help Getting Ready for Fraternity Life

What Age Should I Give My Kid A Smart Phone
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on January 3, 2018
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To take a look at some suggested borders and boundaries, check out our Free Family Digital Covenant of Conduct

Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 3, 2018
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That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

Technology And Depression
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on January 3, 2018
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Helping teens turn off in a world that’s ‘always on’

How Privatized Social Media Can benefit Your Ministry
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on January 2, 2018
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Privatized social media is becoming more and more popular and the more ministers can learn how to use this, the more this can benefit your ministr

Digital Missionary
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on January 2, 2018
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A New Kind of Missionary

Speaking To Students
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on January 2, 2018
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by Frank Gil

Stop Measuring Attendance
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on January 1, 2018
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Justin Knowles

Helping Strangers Tied To Higher Self-Esteem In Teens
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on December 31, 2017
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Teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later.

Gen Z Guys Go Old School
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on December 31, 2017
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Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use Edging Up
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on December 31, 2017
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Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Here Is How Student Evangelists Can Have Confidence
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on December 30, 2017
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Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics

"How Do We Get Teenagers To Read The Bible More?"
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on December 30, 2017
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I’m convinced there isn’t a sure-fire, “try-this-five-step-method” that works. But I do think there are some important things to consider. Here are a few of them . .

700 Teens Cause Mayhem At New Jersey Mall
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on December 30, 2017
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Police have charged five juveniles with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other offenses

Addicted To Technology
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on December 29, 2017
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The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year Digital Detox
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on December 29, 2017
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“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop Cyberbullying
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on December 29, 2017
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In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Free College Ministry Resources!
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 28, 2017
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Free ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

18 Student Ministry Commitments For 2018
in Post, Youth
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on December 28, 2017
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These 18 commitments I’ve lived by in student ministry. I want to share them with you for the New Year

Smartphones Aren't A Smart Choice In Middle School
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on December 28, 2017
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● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

Developing Faith Skills In Your Teenager
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on December 28, 2017
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Seven tips

Flashback: Reacting To A Rebellious Teen
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on December 27, 2017
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Ever since my 17-year-old daughter was about 11, she has been very willful and disobedient. She stays out past her curfew

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot
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on December 27, 2017
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More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety

Book: Your Family God’s Way
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on December 27, 2017
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Helpful he offers communication advice into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution

The Biggest Hits Of 2017
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on December 26, 2017
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Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

The Rise Of The Non-Believing Millennial
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 26, 2017
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Pew Research provides a current breakdown of faith among today’s generations

Where kids Actually Adopt Their Values
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on December 26, 2017
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Where will your kids adopt their values from, our bonding time with them, or our boundaries we impose?

Little Girl Asks Santa Claus To Heal Her Cancer-Cousin
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on December 25, 2017
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Santa Claus bowed his head and delivered a prayer in the middle of a Bass Pro Shop — asking the Great Physician to grant Taylor’s cousin a Christmas miracle.

Ministry leaders To Get Fit
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on December 25, 2017
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Heart attacks, diabetes and strokes happen to preachers too.

8 Of The Worst Christmas Gifts
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 25, 2017
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Then there’s the type who only remembers to buy a gift the night before, and barely puts in any effort at all

Friendo app?
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 24, 2017
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What parents need to know about it

Moviegoing Could Hit 22-Year Low
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on December 24, 2017
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You cannot pull a fast one on the audience. … Consumers know what works and what doesn’t long before the product becomes available

Tips To Set Up Your Kid's iPhone
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on December 24, 2017
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Learn how to set a passcode, block apps, share media, and more

Internet Safety
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on December 23, 2017
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A way to protect computers from accessing inappropriate content on the internet

Overinvesting In The Young
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on December 23, 2017
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How can you include young people in all of the life-giving dimensions of your community?

Making An Impact In A Culture Of Instant Gratification
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on December 23, 2017
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When we overinvest in the young, we proclaim our hope in the future. We train and educate young people to envision a stronger future, supported by the church.

Faith Formation In A Secular Age
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on December 22, 2017
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Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness (Ministry in a Secular Age

Engaging Youth
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on December 22, 2017
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“When the church engages young people meaningfully, church ministry thrives.”

Reimagining Young Adult Ministry
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on December 22, 2017
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A Guidebook for the Ordinary Church

What happens When Kids Leave Youth Group
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on December 21, 2017
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A kid might show up to your youth group ONCE. They might come for YEARS. And just like that, they’re gone… You’re called to do the ministry anyway.

Symbol Of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Dead At 86
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on December 21, 2017
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Disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked the worst crisis in American Catholicism

Mumps Cases In 2017
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on December 21, 2017
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Federal health officials estimate that about 5,000 people have had mumps this year, with the highest numbers reported in Arkansas, Missouri, New York, Texas

Christmas Time:“Circuit Jammers To Family Communication”
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on December 20, 2017
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5 communication “circuit jammers” to avoid as you spend time with your children and teens this Christmas season

40 Books To Read To Grow In Ministry
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on December 20, 2017
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If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, here is a list of books I am planning to read as a goal of mine

Divorce Is Making American Families 66% Bigger
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 20, 2017
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Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

Sweet Revenge: Insights On Raising Your Kids In The Church
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on December 18, 2017
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Bill Hybels and his daughter shared some things her parents did to help her have what we might call “sticky faith”

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church
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on December 18, 2017
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12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church Politic
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 18, 2017
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You now know that if you want any budget increase to happen, you need Deacon Jameson’s support.

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Millennials: Fueling the Experience Economy
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on December 16, 2017
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Eventbrite’s nationwide research of millennials

3 Keys for Creating Support for Your Ministry Plans
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on December 16, 2017
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by Rachel Blom

Mom Running Multi-Million Dollar Pot Business
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 16, 2017
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Suburban LA mom busted for running multi million dollar pot business

More Time On Smartphones....Higher Suicide Risk
in Post, Youth
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on December 15, 2017
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Suicide rate among teens as well as the number of adolescents diagnosed with depression jumped by over 30 percent from 2010 to 2015.

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions
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on December 15, 2017
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From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories

How Do I Know He’s “The One”?
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 15, 2017
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3 Questions to Consider

Copycat Child Suicide?
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on December 14, 2017
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Did An 8-Year-Old New Jersey Girl Hang Herself After Seeing Ashawnty Davis’ Story?

Book: Growing Up Social
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on December 14, 2017
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Being a parent is hard. So, too, is navigating technology and screen time with young children.

Walmart Is Selling A Marijuana Christmas Tree
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on December 14, 2017
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The marijuana Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room

 

Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget Proposal
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on December 13, 2017
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Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers and figured out the various revenue streams you’ll use to fund your ministry, the next step in the budget process is actually crafting your proposal.

Budgeting Basics: Revenue Streams
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on December 13, 2017
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Once you’ve translated your dreams into numbers, the next step in crafting your budget proposal is to determine where your ministry’s budget will come from