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Book…Being Young: A Biblical Theology...

on January 13, 2022 by

For thousands of years, God has used young people to help his kingdom grow. He has used youth to be kings and…

THE 2022 YOUTH PASTOR COMPENSATION...

on January 12, 2022 by

The National Youth Pastor Compensation Survey has had well over 5,000 respondents over its lifetime.

Gen Z Wants To Talk About Faith

on January 10, 2022 by

Barna study shows Christians age 13 to 18 are skeptical of evangelism, but they’re having deep and personal peer-to-peer conversations.

Flashback: The Nuclear Family Was A...

on January 9, 2022 by

Is it time to figure out better ways to live together?

How To Love The Exvangelical

on January 9, 2022 by

An exvangelical is the term for people who have walked away, disillusioned and sometimes even traumatized by American evangelical Christianity

Is the West Becoming Pagan Again?

on December 31, 2021 by

what is ending is not the Christian faith, with its rites and dogmas, but only Christian culture — the way Christian societies…

Ministries Ask Supreme Court To Block...

on December 20, 2021 by

The mandate would apply to religious employers, as well

Lutheran Church Hosts Drag Queen Sunday...

on December 18, 2021 by

Preaching in drag is a way for seminarian Aaron Musser “to reflect on a joy that overflows so abundantly, it can’t help…

Book: Live Not by Lies

on December 16, 2021 by

A Manual for Christian Dissidents

Book: Christianity And Wokeness

on November 30, 2021 by

How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It

The Important Of Intergenerational...

on November 27, 2021 by

We’ve got a lot of work to do to train all pastors to intentionally celebrate intergenerational philosophy in their churches

The Church Needs Reformation, Not...

on November 26, 2021 by

The church is a Christ-made institution, but it is also a sinful institution. It always needs reform

Book: Church Culture That Resists Abuses...

on November 5, 2021 by

Title: A Church Called Tov

The Nicene Creed Illustrated And...

on November 2, 2021 by

A stunning and articulate book bringing ancient words into the hands of children

Prey: Immigration, Islam, And Erosion Of...

on October 23, 2021 by

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position…

A Survey Of Church History….Short...

on October 16, 2021 by

Seventy-three-lecture series covering theology, apologetics, notable church fathers

School Board Association Use ...

on October 13, 2021 by

School Boards Association suggests they’re ‘domestic terrorists’

Book: Teaching Theology To Kids Is Fun

on October 5, 2021 by

Not only can this book  be used for children’s ministry you can also be used in student ministry

Awesome Children’s Ministry Book: Lead...

on October 4, 2021 by

Teaching Covenant Theology to covenant children ages 4 to 8.
By Heather Molendyk

A Christian Theology Of Chaplaincy

on October 3, 2021 by

Focusing on understanding what chaplaincy is and how it is exercised in different contexts

SEXUAL ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF...

on October 3, 2021 by

CPYU

The Work Of The Chaplain

on October 3, 2021 by

An ideal starting point for all, including seminarians, who are exploring a call to chaplaincy ministry

Recruiting And Training Volunteers...

on October 1, 2021 by

Podcast:Recruiting and training volunteers has always been a challenging proposition for ministry leaders.

Handling Criticism In Ministry...

on October 1, 2021 by

Podcast: Criticism is something every leader faces, and so every leader needs to know how to walk through it.

Faith Foundations

on September 29, 2021 by

We can teach our children to discover and explore the evidence and learn how science and history back up the Scriptures

Presenting The Gospel To Children

on September 29, 2021 by

Approximately half of the people in America who come to faith in Christ respond to the Gospel before the age of 13*.

Young People’s Trust In Religious...

on September 24, 2021 by

…but trust in relationships with religious people is still extremely high

Kids Book: Elephants Are Not Birds

on September 23, 2021 by

Gender identity. Culture the Vulture convinces Kevin that his ability to sing is one that only birds have

Kids Book: Little Lives Matter

on September 23, 2021 by

On Sanctity Of Life, Momma Bear won’t give up on Mobi even when Culture the Vulture offers her an easier life

How Parents Can Pass Their Faith On To...

on September 11, 2021 by

The more religiously committed parents are, the more they want their children to grow up believing and practicing the family’s religion.

Book: American Marxism

on September 8, 2021 by

By Mark R. Levin. The widespread brainwashing of students, the anti-American purposes of Critical Race Theory

The Beauty Of The Church With Our Kids

on September 6, 2021 by

Intergenerational Relationships in Our Children’s Lives

Belong: Teenagers Need Church Community

on September 6, 2021 by

Teenagers Need the Church as the Place of True Community

Study: Is Jesus The Only Way?

on August 24, 2021 by

60% of born again Christians 18 and 39 believe that Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus are all valid paths to salvation

Book: Black Eye For America… Critical...

on August 24, 2021 by

In schools and workplaces across the United States, Americans are being indoctrinated with a divisive, anti-American ideology: Critical Race Theory (CRT). Based…

Zuckerberg Is Planting The First Church...

on August 9, 2021 by

“Facebook is shaping the future of religious experience itself, as it has done for political and social life.”

Flashback: A Global Study On The State...

on August 8, 2021 by

I’ll process five sections of the report: Christian practice, struggles, social media, sexuality, and the meaning of life in teens’ lives

What is Progressive Christianity?

on August 5, 2021 by

You might have heard the term “Progressive Christianity” or “Progressive Christian.” But what do those terms mean?

How Gen Z Feels About Spiritual...

on July 27, 2021 by

Barna Study

The Ten (bad) Commandments Of...

on July 25, 2021 by

Liberal Christianity never really goes away. Be able to distinguish the true faith from the false.

To Read With Your College-Bound Child

on June 3, 2021 by

There’s a long, hot summer ahead, but for parents who are sending a child off to college for the first time, these…

Make Camp Possible For Children Of...

on May 30, 2021 by

Angel Tree® Camping providing scholarships and partnering with churches and camps nationwide

When Students Leave The Faith

on May 29, 2021 by

4 Ways Youth Leaders Should Respond When Students Leave the Faith

Lonely Kids And The Church

on May 27, 2021 by

“This is the most lonely generation,” said Josh Packard, sociologist

7 Things To Not Say At A Funeral

on May 27, 2021 by

They are an angel now

Book: Handing Down The Faith

on May 26, 2021 by

How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation

Religious Parenting: Transmitting Faith...

on May 26, 2021 by

Book:How do American parents pass their religion on to their children? At a time of overall decline of traditional religion

The Collapse Of Parenting

on May 26, 2021 by

Over the past 30 years, a major shift has occurred in American culture: the transfer of authority from parents to children

Book: The Pandemic Population

on May 23, 2021 by

how to lead youth in a crisis. Eight Strategies to Help Generation Z Rediscover Hope After Coronavirus.

Chan: Churches Must Bring ‘...

on May 23, 2021 by

..as increasing numbers abandon Christianity.The world looks at evangelical Christianity as joke

The New Normal: To Care For Gen Z Post...

on May 22, 2021 by

Rooted in new research, these 8 tips will help you rebuild trust, understand where young people are at, and exercise empathy.

The State of Religion & Young...

on May 22, 2021 by

Unpacking the complexity of young peoples’ religious lives, with special features exploring how they feel about politics, careers, and online gatherings

DC Talk’s Kevin Max Says He’s An ...

on May 21, 2021 by

Deconstructing’ and ‘progressing’

Barna: Trauma In America

on May 18, 2021 by

A guidebook to help church leaders minister to people who are hurting

Helping Teenagers With Religious...

on May 13, 2021 by

Religious pluralism doesn’t have to be a youth ministry boogeyman

The Indefensible Rush Experiment On...

on May 13, 2021 by

Horowitz

Teaching Children A Biblical View Of...

on May 12, 2021 by

In the U.S., we are daily hearing about, debating, protesting, expressing outrage, and more over “racism.”

Why Do We Say ‘Gospel-Centered’?

on May 12, 2021 by

For the past decade and a half, there has been no bigger buzzword in American evangelical circles than “gospel-centered.”

Fauci CDC Summer Camp Guidance ‘...

on May 5, 2021 by

Critics say guidance for summer camps lack scientific backing

Book: More Than Just The Talk

on April 19, 2021 by

Becoming Your Kids’ Go-To Person About Sex

Book: God Made All of Me

on April 19, 2021 by

A Read-Aloud Story to Help Children Protect Their Bodies

Book: Talking Back to Purity Culture

on April 19, 2021 by

Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality

U.S. Church Membership Falls Below...

on April 18, 2021 by

Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade

Views Of Life’s Meaning And Purpose...

on April 14, 2021 by

Americans are also more likely to contemplate whether they will go to heaven when they die but less likely to strongly believe…

Investigating Jesus For Violating Stay...

on April 6, 2021 by

Roman Authorities Investigating Jesus

Polish Pastor Chase Police Out Of His...

on April 6, 2021 by

Who came there to shut him down for Rona violations

Easier Transition From Children’s To...

on March 26, 2021 by

Pouring in the lives of younger kids can ease the anxiety of transitioning into student ministry because it bridges the invisible gap…

Christians Judging

on March 25, 2021 by

“I know we’re not supposed to judge. . . but. . . ”

How To Prepare Parents For Spiritual...

on March 19, 2021 by

Learn how to give parents a vision for leading, confidence, a blessing, practical tools, community, and more

Hope For Parents In The Here And Now

on March 16, 2021 by

The Promise of a New Heaven and a New Earth:

Why No One Understands the Reformation...

on March 9, 2021 by

In what sense are we in communion with Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas?

The Equality Act And Youthministry

on March 9, 2021 by

What to Know and What to Do

Flashback: Religion In American

on March 3, 2021 by

Pew Research

Book: When Relationships Matter…...

on February 27, 2021 by

Make Your Church A Place Where Kids & Teenagers Belong

Book: Cultural Intelligence Living In A...

on January 31, 2021 by

To understand the changing world around us, and engage it. To edify the church and seek the lost

Gen Z Craves Spiritual Mentoring

on January 30, 2021 by

Though the majority of Gen Z is not engaged in scriptural study and has a distrustful relationship with religious institutions

Faith Under Fire

on January 28, 2021 by

Gingrich warns U.S. religious liberty in gravest peril since Revolutionary War

Preventing Burning Out

on January 25, 2021 by

6 ways to prevent your children’s ministry director from burning out

Catechize Your Children

on January 25, 2021 by

Catechesis is not just an option you can take or leave. Because someone will catechize your children

Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

on December 2, 2020 by

Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry How the gospel will transform your kids, your church, your community, and the world

Restoring Relationships Free Webinar

on October 8, 2020 by

Barna

Flashback: Christians Struggled With...

on October 8, 2020 by

Barna

Churches Under Attack Cultural Shift In...

on September 24, 2020 by

“The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ,”

U.S. Teens Take After Their Parents...

on September 22, 2020 by

When it comes to religion, American teenagers and their parents tend to have a lot in common – though not quite as…

Youthmin Leadership Book: Canoeing The...

on August 15, 2020 by

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. If you’re going to scale the mountains of ministry, you need to leave behind canoes…

Book: America on Trial

on August 12, 2020 by

A Defense of the Founding

UK: Christian Charity Loses Banking...

on July 26, 2020 by

The charity also said that they were removed from Facebook, as well as from Paypal

Video: Depends On Whose Hands It’s In

on July 21, 2020 by

Great illustration

Wake Up America…The Church Co...

on July 19, 2020 by

ACNA Archbishop Says Church in America has been Co-opted by the Culture

Leading Change When Everything Has...

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church Trends

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

Are Houses Of Worship Essential?

on May 23, 2020 by

What Can You Do?

Churches Across The Country Are Filing...

on May 14, 2020 by

liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries..to be considered as “essential” entities, but not Churches?

Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

ReOpening Children & Family...

on May 4, 2020 by

now is the time to determine what values and processes will remain consistent, what innovative strategies you’ve

A Discussion On Reopening The Church

on May 4, 2020 by

During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders, we discussed the path to moving forward after COVID-19

Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About...

on May 2, 2020 by

However, it can be useful to see how other church leaders are thinking through reopening

Churches: Put Down That Spiritual Gifts...

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on April 26, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population