3 Leadership Secrets from Bohemian Rhapsody
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on April 12, 2019
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If your goal is to better engage students, check out my three observations below

Who Is Responsible for Children's Faith Formation?
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on April 12, 2019
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Barna

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post-Christian Culture
in Post 4, Youth
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on April 12, 2019
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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.

The downside of fortnight
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on April 11, 2019
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Prince Harry said game companies are working “to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible.” For  their profit

Connecting with your child
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on April 11, 2019
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The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our Homes
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on April 11, 2019
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Barna

Helping Students Beat Test Anxiety
in Education, Post 4
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on April 10, 2019
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Fear of failure can prevent students potential, but a 10-minute writing exercise can help

The Cult Of Homework
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on April 10, 2019
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Parents and teachers, are drained by their daily workload, some schools and districts are rethinking how homework should work

Movie: “After” Is It The Teen Fifty Shades Of Grey?
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on April 10, 2019
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On the other hand, it’s a film that will teach, promote, and affirm those sexual attitudes, mores, and behaviors

Mentoring Millennials
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on April 9, 2019
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Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

What to Do When Your Adult Child Is Messing Up
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 9, 2019
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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

Why You Procrastinate
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on April 9, 2019
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If procrastination isn’t about laziness, then what is it about?

Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The Bible
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on April 8, 2019
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Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

Book: A Different College Experience
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on April 8, 2019
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The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

Book: Within Reach
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on April 8, 2019
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The power of small changes in keeping students connected

Family Finds Hidden Camera livestreaming From Airbnb
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on April 6, 2019
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The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera

How To Detect Hidden Cameras
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on April 6, 2019
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You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With Your Phone
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on April 6, 2019
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You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Lead Yourself First
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on April 5, 2019
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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, truthfully, it is easier to

Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry
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on April 5, 2019
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Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

Getting Over Yourself In Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on April 5, 2019
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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 are a few things that helped me get over myself when it comes to youth ministry.

What Short-Term Thinking Does to Our Kids
in Education, Post
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on April 4, 2019
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Yes, the very students who Mom or Dad intended to give an advantage—thanks to payoff money—now cannot even attend class

The World View Behind Transgenderism
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 4, 2019
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Sean McDowell

Tell Your Children About Gender
in Post 2, Youth
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on April 4, 2019
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We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt
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on April 3, 2019
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A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis
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on April 3, 2019
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It surveyed over 600,000 Americans. Recent trends are startling.

Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 3, 2019
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Our excessive parenting may not be as obvious and hopefully isn’t illegal. But

Building Credibility With Parents
in Post 4, Youth
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on April 2, 2019
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Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball
in Post, Youth
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on April 2, 2019
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More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

What I Misunderstood About Grief
in Post 2, Youth
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on April 2, 2019
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Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

Becoming Holy
in Post, Youth
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on April 1, 2019
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George Lockhart

Arts-Learning Experiences Reduces Disciplinary Infractions
in Education, Post 2
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on April 1, 2019
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It increase students’ compassion for others and engagement, and improve writing skills and college aspirations

Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce Of Youthmin
in Post 3, Youth
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on April 1, 2019
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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

Spark Attendance & Build Momentum
in Post, Youth
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on March 31, 2019
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How to Use Theme Nights

Oh, And I’m Bisexual
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 31, 2019
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Responding in love and truth

Youth Workers Crossing The Line
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 31, 2019
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Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

14-Year-Old Earns $200,000 Playing Fortnite
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on March 30, 2019
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Griffin’s YouTube which showed him beating a popular Fortnite gamer. The video got 7.5 million views.

To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 30, 2019
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People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge

Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than Ever.....
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 30, 2019
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— and why that’s good news

Managing Teens Online
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 29, 2019
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As part of Pew Research Center’s research into Americans’ digital lives, they surveyed over 1,000 parents of teens to better understand their experiences with raising teens in the digital age.

As Time Online Increased, Teen Happiness Went Down
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on March 29, 2019
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The newly released World Happiness Report, an annual study sponsored by the United Nations showing changes in happiness finds that teens who spent more time with digital devices were less happy; those who spent more time on other pursuits were happier.

Breakfast With Parents Tied To Better Body Image For Kids
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 29, 2019
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Consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.

THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS?
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 27, 2019
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Sean McDowell

Podcast: What Does Your Teenager Need?
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 27, 2019
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A parent shared this podcast between two Christian moms who have raised teenagers. They give some tremendous lessons, and ones you will want to hear as you either help parents teenagers

Movie: Unplanned And Why It’s Rated “R”
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on March 27, 2019
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No one will be able to see this scene and then say they “don’t know” the truth about abortion

First Amendment Protection On College Campuses
in Education, Post 4
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on March 26, 2019
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Donald Trump signed an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses

Crazy & Sick: Selling Child Sex Doll For Pedophiles
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on March 26, 2019
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Research in the UK has shown that people who buy these dolls are likely to have child porn in their possession

Protecting A Teen Girl From Sexual Harassment
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on March 26, 2019
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Women passengers rally to protect teenage girl from airplane ‘creep’

How Porn Has Changed Dating Expectations
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 25, 2019
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Shallow surface-level attraction is the currency in porn, and we’re here to say that’s cheap. Hold out for something real—hold out for real love.

Religious 'Nones' Now As Big As Evangelicals In The US
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 25, 2019
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The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political scientist

The Discipline Of Decreasing
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 25, 2019
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George Lockhart

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is Changing
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 24, 2019
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Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and less time to paid work and socializing.

Video: Raising Kind Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on March 24, 2019
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Here is another excellent parenting video from Christine Carter. Great advice

More Young People Don't Have A Romantic Partner...Belong
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 24, 2019
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Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not have a steady romantic partner

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 23, 2019
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Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

How TikTok Is Rewriting The World
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on March 23, 2019
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TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it

Parents' Ultimate Guide To TikTok
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on March 23, 2019
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Is TikTok safe? How does it work? And can I do a duet with my kid? Everything you need to know about this popular musical singing and sharing app.

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart Phones..Why
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on March 23, 2019
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Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily decreases, with those who spend the most time online being the worst off

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World Blaring Lies
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 23, 2019
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“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth
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on March 23, 2019
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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 candid with us, to speak the truth?

Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species?
in Post, Youth
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on March 22, 2019
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Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 22, 2019
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Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your Role With Parents
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on March 22, 2019
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How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

Teens Not Socializing In The Real World..Causing Loneliness
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 21, 2019
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The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner Negative Role Models
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on March 21, 2019
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Almost eight in 10 young teenage girls say that pressure from social media is one of the main reasons for mental ill-health among their age group

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your Ministry
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on March 21, 2019
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A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

Book: Overrated
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 21, 2019
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Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

Study: Teens Anxiety And Depression A Major Problem
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 21, 2019
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Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peer

Adolescents Have A Fundamental Need To Contribute
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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Adolescents are generous, too….

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge
in Post, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And Sexual Abuse
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 20, 2019
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Walt Mueller

The Importance Of Greeting Students
in Post, Youth
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on March 19, 2019
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Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry
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on March 19, 2019
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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 results with people you are trying to reach

College Admissions Scandal Reveals About Most Families
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on March 19, 2019
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Steven Argue & Kara Powell

St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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Who is Saint Patrick and why does it matter

St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager...
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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Today most people know St. Patrick for green beer, banishing snakes from Ireland, using shamrocks to teach

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LESSON
in Slider, Youth
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on March 17, 2019
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I love how the video is very deep theologically, but fun as well

Binge Drinking in Teens Increase Risk for Anxiety
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 16, 2019
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A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases the risk of psychological problems in adulthood

Being in Nature Can Boost Kids’ Development, Learning
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on March 16, 2019
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Spending time in nature boosts children’s academic achievement and healthy development in a variety of ways

Recovering VBS
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on March 16, 2019
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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 the basics

Smartphone Addicts’ New Tactic
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on March 15, 2019
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Buy a second phone

Risk
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 15, 2019
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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 too much.

Climate Change: Student Planned Global School Walkout
in Education, Post 2
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on March 15, 2019
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Students demand action on climate change in planned global school walkout

 

Building Credibility With Parents
in Post, Youth
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on March 14, 2019
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Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

College Admissions Cheating Scandal
in Education, Post 2
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on March 14, 2019
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A nationwide scheme to get children get into elite universities.

Flashback: The Secret Ingredient To Home Group Success
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 13, 2019
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Finding the right family to host the Group is absolutely critical to the success of the group.

Growing With; An Interview With Kara Powell
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on March 13, 2019
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In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance Blues
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 13, 2019
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You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The Church’s Future..Belong
in Post, Youth
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on March 12, 2019
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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

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on March 12, 2019
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More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Gen Z Is Stressed, Depressed And Exam-Obsessed
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on March 12, 2019
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Most youngsters getting good grades is a bigger worry than drinking or unplanned pregnancies

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.
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on March 12, 2019
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How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor Compensation
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on March 11, 2019
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Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

PSA: Kids Steal Parents' Guns, Hand It Over To Teachers
in Education, Post 2
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on March 11, 2019
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The PSA encourages kids to break the law and endanger themselves and others

Preparing Students For The Digital World
in Post 3, Youth
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on March 11, 2019
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3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous Nature of Marxism
in Post 4, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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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 Americans, including American Christians

Book Review: On Preaching
in Post 2, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

Study: Churches Exclude Children with Autism, ADD/ADHD
in Post, Youth
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on March 10, 2019
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Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith Formation
in Post, Youth
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on March 8, 2019
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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

What Millennials Think About Evangelism
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on March 8, 2019
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“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?