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How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

on February 14, 2018 by

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

Reconsidering “Professional” Youth...

on February 9, 2018 by

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...

on January 7, 2018 by

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...

on December 30, 2017 by

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...

on December 13, 2017 by

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

on December 13, 2017 by

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...

on December 8, 2017 by

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

Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

on December 7, 2017 by

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

18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…...

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Youth Doing Ministry…. Youth groups please help out Ashley as  she helps out children in Ghana  Africa

The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

View The Bibles That Came Over On The...

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible...

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

“lift Up Your Hearts” Not &...

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To...

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

on September 23, 2017 by

The “What” and the “Why” of Exegetical Bible Teaching for Kids

A Letter To Senior Pastors….

on September 21, 2017 by

It’s about the kids in your congregation and the powerful role that you play

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

Fellow College Students, Please Join A...

on September 7, 2017 by

We should have the same reaction to Christian college students who are not joined to a local church

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree...

on September 1, 2017 by

We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”

7 Ways To Deal With Doubt

on September 1, 2017 by

Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon...

on August 28, 2017 by

D. James Kennedy Ministries…against the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amazon for defamation

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter

Book: Youth Ministry 2027

on August 10, 2017 by

A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Six Books For Your First Year In Student...

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

Values: Reaching The Next Generation

on July 10, 2017 by

The Gospel doesn’t change, but how we apply the Gospel to our changing culture is vital

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook To Replace...

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“Well we all have a need for community,”…And that’s why God designed the family and he designed the church

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on June 15, 2017 by

10 Principles For Conflict Management

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN...

on May 31, 2017 by

“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need…

Five Reasons Church Members Attend...

on May 23, 2017 by

About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week

13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth...

on May 10, 2017 by

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

“Building A Year Long Event Strategy...

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

Alone

on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth...

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth...

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

‘I’m sorry. I Was Texting,&...

on April 3, 2017 by

He called the sheriff’s offices for both counties and told them “they needed to get him off the road before he hit…

Here’s How the New Christian Left...

on March 22, 2017 by

You’ll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise

Book: Onward

on March 21, 2017 by

Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel

Book: Owning Faith

on March 20, 2017 by

Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith Journey of Teenagers

The Search To Belong: Rethinking...

on March 20, 2017 by

by Joseph R. Myers

What Do You Do With The Barna State Of...

on March 18, 2017 by

As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

on March 2, 2017 by

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 28, 2017 by

How do I observe Ash Wednesday?

Screens And Small Groups

on February 28, 2017 by

We need to learn how to use and not use smartphones in the small group context

5 Reasons To Use Goal Setting Evangelism

on January 31, 2017 by

Thom Rainer

3 Ways Some Churches Grow Without...

on January 31, 2017 by

When Church Growth Theory Meets Church Life Reality

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your...

on January 30, 2017 by

46.6% of millennials listed corporate social responsibility as a factor in choosing an employer. ie. community service program every month

Young People Are Leaving The Church&...

on January 6, 2017 by

And new research tells us how to turn it around

How The Gospel Confronts Entitlement

on December 15, 2016 by

You can not properly give God Glory or give honor to others if you believe that you achieved what you have on…

Who Needs Truth?

on December 13, 2016 by

2016’s Word of the Year Will Impact Decades to Come

A Smart Church Has Young People At The...

on December 11, 2016 by

Their brains are specifically and fantastically wired for passion, creativity, invention, dissatisfaction with mediocrity and status quo

Study: The State Of Youth Ministry

on November 21, 2016 by

The findings of three nationwide studies. What’s going on in youth group? And is it working?

Flashback: Creating A Culture Of Welcome...

on November 21, 2016 by

When we teach students to value each person as God does, their perspective changes. And once students have a changed perspective, we…

Researchers Have Figured Out What...

on November 20, 2016 by

Hint: It has less to do with programs…

Conservative Cardinals Challenge Pope...

on November 15, 2016 by

Worry he is weakening Roman Catholic rules on moral issues such as homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems….

Parents And Youth Pastors Disagreement...

on November 14, 2016 by

Parents youth pastors disagree about biggest challenge in youth ministry

5:1 Church Ministry Vs Youth Ministry...

on November 4, 2016 by

Sticky Faith

A Smart Church Has Young People At The...

on October 27, 2016 by

Marko

Faith-Based Film ‘I’m Not...

on October 20, 2016 by

“I’m Not Ashamed” opens in theaters Friday

Election 2016 And The Consequences Of A...

on October 14, 2016 by

Jim Daly

Kids With Divorced Parents Less Likely...

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Article 2: Dailymail.uk

How Decades Of Divorce Helped Erode...

on October 3, 2016 by

The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion

8 Expert Authors Whose Books Will Grow...

on September 26, 2016 by

Almost every ministry leader I talk with is reading a book to improve themselves and their ministry. But with more than a…

Learning How To Fail…In Ministry

on September 25, 2016 by

People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer

Lawyer: After School Satan Club Must Be...

on September 24, 2016 by

A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be…

Legacy Grandparenting Summit Nov 15-17...

on September 12, 2016 by

Grandparents with decades of life/faith experience equipped to intentionally, strategically build stronger families and churches!

I Almost Quit Today

on September 11, 2016 by

Justin Knowles

Reclaiming Fatherhood

on August 28, 2016 by

I simply didn’t understand how parents fit into the ministry picture

Meet the Churches Engaging—and Keeping...

on August 28, 2016 by

A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and everything to do…

American Teens Still Respect the Bible

on August 27, 2016 by

Despite increasing secularization in American culture, a new study found that a majority of teens still have both “respect for and interest…

How Community Networks Stem Childhood...

on August 23, 2016 by

Community rallying around the young

RIP Joel Stigale: Youth Ministry Legend

on August 16, 2016 by

Well done, good and faithful servant!

It was an honor to work with Joel for so many years with Miami…

Churches Take New Security Measures In...

on August 10, 2016 by

“Allahu Akbar!” the unidentified man repeated several times as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances

What Do Young People Really Want In A...

on August 8, 2016 by

Debunking myths about what attracts the next generation

#Pokemongo 4 Ways To Engage The Craze

on July 31, 2016 by

Are you or your church a Pokestop? How is your ministry using the game to serve the community or meet people where…

Consider Virtual Reality Church...

on July 26, 2016 by

New Study Says People Are More Likely to Buy From Brands That Use Virtual Reality