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Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

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Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

The SBC Sex Abuse Crisis

on February 15, 2019 by

There is a BIG difference between privacy and secrecy

Chris Pratt Slammed For Attending Anti...

on February 10, 2019 by

Hillsong Church Senior pastor Brian Houston the church does “not affirm a gay lifestyle.” No “gay people in positions of leadership,”

Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s...

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

Focus

on December 26, 2018 by

Don’t try to get out of a situation but seek to grow through it

A Very Social Christmas

on December 26, 2018 by

A humorous reminder that our connectedness can sometimes get in the way of actually connecting. This Christmas, don’t be social, be social

 

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For...

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Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our...

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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

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

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“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word Spread...

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The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

Unleashing youth as co-participants in...

on November 27, 2018 by

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

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

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For...

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spread the message of gratitude!

Kids With Disabilities Face Many...

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

 

Does Living Together Build A Stronger...

on November 18, 2018 by

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

Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of...

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...

on November 2, 2018 by

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

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When...

on October 30, 2018 by

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

How To Use Technology To Connect With...

on October 27, 2018 by

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

How To Keep The Next Generation in...

on October 17, 2018 by

5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

Belonging: Greeting Students At The Door...

on October 6, 2018 by

Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested…

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

Should You Force Your Kids To Go To Mass...

on October 3, 2018 by

One parent reflects on why she doesn’t make Mass mandatory for her children.

Where Is National Youth Ministries And...

on October 1, 2018 by

“We don’t just do these big Jesus camps where kids get all jacked up”

“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention...

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

Value: Teens with religious upbringing

on September 20, 2018 by

Study: teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to do drugs and engage in risky sexual behaviors.

Raising Kids With Religion Protects...

on September 18, 2018 by

Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

Generation Atheism?

on September 15, 2018 by

How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children

Why Americans Go (And Don’t Go) To...

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SECOND HIGHEST reason US adults attend church is because they want their children to have a moral foundation

Everyday Worship

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Everyday Worship

By George Lockhart
God sees us all the time and everywhere we are is training ground for the work of The Lord….

Declining Attendance And 7 Preaching ...

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In the past, people brought themselves to the message. Today, you bring the message to people

Flashback: 7 Disruptive Church Trends...

on September 7, 2018 by

Churches who only think Sunday and who only think building will continue to shrink.

When A Gay Girl Meets A Good God

on September 7, 2018 by

Perry’s journey of faith isn’t your typical teenage coming-of-age story. Instead, hers is one that requires courage and conviction to speak and…

How Do You Read the Bible? Infographic

on August 28, 2018 by

We recently surveyed over 6,000 people to learn about Bible study habits. In some cases, the results were quite convicting

Teaching Kids Theology

on August 28, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

Belong: Parents’ Religious Beliefs...

on August 26, 2018 by

Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion…

Leading A Special Needs Ministry

on August 23, 2018 by

Special needs ministry is no longer a niche topic, but at the heart of serving communities

How To Embrace Families With Special...

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In theory, everyone is welcome at church. In practice, that’s not always true for some children

Few Churches Are Autism Friendly

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Children with autism are almost twice as likely to never attend church. And children with other disabilities are often missing from the…

Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The...

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths

Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Generation To Generation

on August 19, 2018 by

Family Process in Church and Synagogue (The Guilford Family Therapy Series

Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

How The History Of Sunday School Can...

on July 19, 2018 by

A change in the children’s behavior. “They have been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men,”

What Makes Churchgoers Stick With Their...

on June 28, 2018 by

But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Cheap Sex And The Decline Of Marriage

on June 25, 2018 by

Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage,…

I’m A Pastor And I Want You To...

on June 23, 2018 by

When believers approach their individual involvement and commitment in a casual manner it weakens the entire body of Christ and the impact…

Book: “Future Faith”

on June 18, 2018 by

Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century”

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen...

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

The Sin Of Silence

on June 12, 2018 by

The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church

Dealing With Conflict

on June 1, 2018 by

Some things in life and ministry that are certain, conflict is one of them. It’s important to learn how to handle them

Thriving Values Resources For Parents On...

on May 31, 2018 by

Helping You Understand the Times and Know How to Respond

Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The...

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

Alexa, Tell Me About God

on May 30, 2018 by

Church of England taps Amazon device to spread Christian message

The Next Evangelicalism

on May 30, 2018 by

Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity

Webcast: How Should The Gospel Shape...

on May 21, 2018 by

The Gospel in the Center webcast is perfect for ministry team building,  and personal development you won’t want to miss

Tempted To Compromise The biblical...

on May 21, 2018 by

Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Walt Mueller’s Concerns Over Andy...

on May 18, 2018 by

No, this is not a witch hunt. Nor is it insignificant, petty, and unimportant. It’s about properly tending to the flock.

May The Force (Of God) Be With You

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The theology of many Americans—and some evangelicals—belongs in a galaxy far, far away. They see God more as a force—like what is…

Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term...

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Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I...

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Jonathan McKee

Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

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Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones...

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The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of...

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Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

He Is Risen! …

on April 1, 2018 by

Resurrection song

Daughters More Influenced By Generous...

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be...

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We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture

St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager...

on March 17, 2018 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary

St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

“I’d Rather Be Blind Than...

on March 15, 2018 by

I’m the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

The Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation...

on March 8, 2018 by

Tangible data surrounding the compensation of full-time Youth Pastors in order to minimize vague speculation, while also providing concrete data and evidence

3 Youth And Children’s Ministry...

on March 2, 2018 by

“Passing On Faith” by Theos; “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape

Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be...

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The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

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Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

Reconsidering “Professional” Youth...

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When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

The History Of Sunday School As An...

on January 29, 2018 by

Sunday schools emerged two centuries ago to meet working-class children’s needs. How their powerful element of outreach dwindled

Copyright Infringement And Your Ministry...

on January 20, 2018 by

It’s important from a ministry perspective to get to the bottom of some common misconceptions

Be the Change Agent In Your Church

on January 10, 2018 by

Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core…

We Must Never Forget Moralistic...

on January 9, 2018 by

Over a decade ago, Christian Smith published a groundbreaking study about the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers

Blindspot’s In The Hiring Process...

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4 mistakes churches make

Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are...

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“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

Here Is How Student Evangelists Can Have...

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Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics

Overinvesting In The Young

on December 23, 2017 by

How can you include young people in all of the life-giving dimensions of your community?

Faith Formation In A Secular Age

on December 22, 2017 by

Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness (Ministry in a Secular Age

Symbol Of Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Dead...

on December 21, 2017 by

Disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked the worst crisis in American Catholicism

40 Books To Read To Grow In Ministry

on December 20, 2017 by

If you want to grow in your Christian leadership this year, here is a list of books I am planning to read…

Autopsy Of A Deceased Church

on December 18, 2017 by

12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive

Budgeting Basics: Crafting Your Budget...

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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…

Budgeting Basics: Revenue Streams

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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…

8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A...

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The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

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52  gospel centered questions and answers. Also devotional book and curriculum book for developing Christian beliefs in a child’s heart and mind.