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Orange Small Group Leader Resource...

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s...

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The...

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants

Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church...

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

3 Steps To Help Teenagers Serve Your...

on November 19, 2019 by

If the youth of the church are indwelt by God the Spirit, then they are equal recipients of God’s grace and salvation,…

Preaching On Controversial Topics?

on November 19, 2019 by

Preaching on Controversial Topics Half of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend Someone if They Preach on Controversial Topics

UK: What Churches Teach & What...

on November 18, 2019 by

See how they fared against each other. The results might surprise you

Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The...

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture

Religious Children Are More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families,...

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ...

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy...

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor &...

on September 6, 2019 by

A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

Justin Bieber Leads Worship At Church...

on September 4, 2019 by

Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If...

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s...

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent...

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

1 In 10 Young Protestants Have Left A...

on June 17, 2019 by

Younger Christians are more keen to recognize sexual abuse—and less likely to put up with it

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

“Equality Act”: An Assault On...

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

Bachelorette Party In Las For Churched...

on April 29, 2019 by

A list of rules for a bachelorette party in Las Vegas has gone viral for all the wrong reasons

Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For...

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

How To Follow Up On Visitors After...

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

Talking Church With Your Teenager And...

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post...

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The...

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

Book: Within Reach

on April 8, 2019 by

The power of small changes in keeping students connected

Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And...

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance...

on March 13, 2019 by

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...

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor...

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

Study: Churches Exclude Children with...

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Is Your Church Ready For The Future

on March 7, 2019 by

Five signs your church isn’t ready for the future

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry...

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Priorities: Reaching The Next Generation...

on February 21, 2019 by

According to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research

Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In...

on February 17, 2019 by

Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

on February 15, 2019 by

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...

on December 22, 2018 by

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...

on December 16, 2018 by

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

on December 5, 2018 by

“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...

on December 5, 2018 by

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...

on November 20, 2018 by

spread the message of gratitude!

Kids With Disabilities Face Many...

on November 20, 2018 by

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...

on September 14, 2018 by

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

Everyday Worship

on September 13, 2018 by

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 ...

on September 7, 2018 by

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...

on August 23, 2018 by

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

Few Churches Are Autism Friendly

on August 23, 2018 by

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,”