Why it’s popular and what parents need to know
117% increase in the number of unaccompanied children ages 12 and younger caught at the U.S.-Mexico border
YouthWorks: by Sam Townsend
How to Do an Evangelistic Car Wash
Sleep experts close in on the optimal night’s sleep
After 33 years in youth ministry, there are a few things i’m seeing about survival and thriving as a veteran
Adam McLane: Take the time to examine your life and separate “be careful” from…
Declining employment, marrying at later ages and staying in school…
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
18 presenters delivering laser-focused TED-style talks…who leave you thirsty for more
by Christopher Wesley
…0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest
Oddly researchers found that about 20% of students have received a sext, only five % said they’d sent one
“They were contemplating some kind of a course like this … and they wanted to be the first one to do it.”
It had me thinking about what in our daily lives do we sacrifice to fit the needs of our problems?
We didn’t go to evangelize or proselyte per se. We went to serve. We went to help someone in need
by Jim Liebelt
by Jim Liebelt
Art Bamford series
Art Bamford series
Art Bamford series
A larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older
I realized I was more than half the problem in this whole entitlement parenting challenge …wake up call
Last March, a post rocked the internet…I thought, my goodness, most of this could apply to adults!
60% of our 46,125 SBC churches reported NO baptisms (age 12-17)
A great reminder in the busy-ness of summer from the #YSVault
That’s not a harsh assessment. It’s just a fair description.
..the collection method was geared to skew the results in favor of same-sex couples.
New parenting study questions politically correct view that kids raised by homosexuals exhibit ‘no differences.’
by Aaron Kirkpatrick
“Jesus Studies” Curriculum
by Danny Bowers
Can’t We All Just Get Along: Family Dynamics in the Church
Mark Matlcok: why youth ministry is vital to the body of Christ
Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see
Violent gang taking advantage of immigration crisis, using border as recruiting hub
Rape victim, 16..is trolled by sick internet users copying the pose she collapsed in
1 in 10 people have accidentally sexted the wrong person
Work distracts them from parenting. The lack of part-time jobs for teens = unsupervised time
ADOLESCENCE is practically synonymous in our culture with risk taking, emotional drama outlandish behavior
Beats points out it’s the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs
Rice hopes the campaign will provide a corrective lens for how women perceive certain images
For all youth across America…Words can hurt but how you handle the words makes all the difference
Miley Cyrus in new drug-filled, explicit video
In a way, it’s as though Jada’s been assaulted twice, both inside the house and online
It helps them get a little empathy for what mom and dad are doing and what we’re trying to do for the household
They say the courage displayed by the family is incredible.
The one thing that I have done right in the past few years is setting up a texting service
Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble
Building Identity, Significance and Purpose into Students
Designed to encourage, teach and inspire anyone who works with youth. Taken from YFC President weekly blog
Everyone takes off of work to see the three year old sing..However, the older they get the less we show up
When a church is truly intergenerational it means kids, teens and adults are visibly present and involved
Were losing more than one out of three volunteers from one year to the next on average
Many young people now derive personal support and affirmation from “likes” and feedback to their postings.
Reflecting on the Experience
Kids or Adults?
Too many youth leaders have lost their original fire and have succumbed to the status quo
Chap Clark looks at keeping our focus on helping students find their place in the church long after we are gone.
Interestingly, some states with the highest levels of student debt tended to have lower levels of total debt,
Teens with more unstable home environments were found to be more likely to turn to drinking
The truth is, teens overwhelmingly equate tans with attractiveness.”I feel more confident with a tan,”
Alcohol Sponsorship and Hazardous Drinking Among British Athletes Read more: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Sponsorship and Hazardous Drinking Among British Athletes
Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Sponsorship and Hazardous Drinking Among British Athletes
But It’s Still Deadly When They (Finally) Start
Over 65% of adolescents ages 12-17 who were admitted to treatment had addiction involving marijuana
The ‘Toxic Culture of Education’
He assumed the boy had gotten on the church bus with his four siblings when it pulled up at their house
People who act different will always be treated differently. Are you prepared for your ruling?
“Just because it’s in the brain doesn’t mean it’s destiny,”
Painkiller Prescription Rates Vary Widely Among States
Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is one of the fastest growing drug epidemics in the United States
Children suffering from (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs
FLAME’S DJ EXPLAINS WHY ‘JOYFUL NOISE’ AND KATY PERRY’S ‘DARK HORSE’ ARE SIMILAR
By musicians Lecrae Moore, Flame, Chike Ojukwu and Emanuel Lambert
The number of complaints of online enticement of children is climbing.
by Youth Worker
The youth leaders with longevity and impact are not always the flashiest but most have at least 3 common…