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A Community Partnership: A Church And...

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Church and the YMCA will serve as anchor “tenants” at this innovative, mixed-use community destination

Why Kids Should Bring Their Devices To...

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3.79 billion mobile users, The Church has an opportunity to link a child’s spiritual growth to their mobile device

Teen Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest In...

on February 12, 2016 by

This Heart Month, we hope this video will inspire your Church and staff to become CPR and AED certified

Ten Fascinating Facts About Pastor And...

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From the work of Richard Hammer, statistical tome: 2016-2017 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

on February 11, 2016 by

The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it’s sheer grace

Trend Indicates Over Half Of Emerging...

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The percentage of emerging adult “nones” was now up to 33% of the population

Three Thoughts On How To Design A...

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A ministry strategy is how a church will accomplish the mission of making disciples

Four Essentials To A Simple Ministry...

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Good strategy almost always looks simple and obvious and does not take a thick deck of PowerPoint slides to explain

10 Youth Pastor Expectations For...

on February 3, 2016 by

You and I walk into a church with expectations of our own

20 Expectations Churches Have From Youth...

on February 3, 2016 by

Most Youth Pastors are ill prepared to tackle all of the unsaid, assumed expectations

Five Common Reasons Church Members...

on February 3, 2016 by

Burnout is common with so many church members. But it does not have to be

ReligionIn America

on February 2, 2016 by

An Interview With Greg Smith of the Pew Research Center by Ed Stetzer

The Porn Phenomenon

on January 30, 2016 by

The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It’s Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry

Book: Your First 90 Days in a New Youth...

on January 27, 2016 by

Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right

Book: Your First 2 Years in Youth...

on January 27, 2016 by

Doug Fields

Book: People Skills for Youth Pastors

on January 27, 2016 by

33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry

What Does Youth Ministry Have To Do With...

on January 25, 2016 by

3 things that matter in ministry with youth that have a direct impact on the faith of adults

The Most Effective Way To Inspire Your...

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….and Attract New Ones

9 Things Worked Church Decade Ago No...

on January 25, 2016 by

Carey Nieuwhof

Relational Evangelism And Church...

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In Canada, a mainline denomination has announced that over the next 5 years, 1000 of their buildings will..

2015 Saw Most Violent Persecution Of...

on January 21, 2016 by

“Christians, longing to stay in their home countries, are being forced to flee for their lives and for their children’s lives,”

The Top 5 Reasons That These 734 Ex...

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…and Why It Matters

Short Film To Teach Men What Manliness...

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A boy will spend more time watching TV by 6 yrs old than he will spend talking to his father in his…

5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will...

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Church leaders, if you want to raise attendance, raise engagement

Canadian Youth Ministry Project Making...

on January 11, 2016 by

The support I’ve received has been invaluable

Religion in 2015: Rise of the ‘...

on January 10, 2016 by

Pew poll shows uptick in number of people not affiliated with any religion

The Church’s Enemy Number One:...

on January 3, 2016 by

“I forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing,” “If they had love, they wouldn’t behave that way.”

Dear Church: An Open Letter From One Of...

on January 3, 2016 by

I’m just going to tell you what’s true for me, and what I’ve seen to be true of others like me

The Heresy Of Worshiptainment

on January 3, 2016 by

People are hungry. They are hungry for a diet of substance, not candy. More of the Word. Less of “religious toys and…

The Importance Of Teaching The Big Story...

on December 27, 2015 by

Ed Stetzer

3 Ideas For Better Communication

on December 27, 2015 by

Churches—and youth pastors in particular—have a bad rap when it comes to communication

Start With Hello: Introducing Your...

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Do you want your church to be a place of belonging? Do you want your church to be Irresistible?

German Church Celebrates ‘Star...

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…getting up early on a Sunday is one of those things. But for something like this, I’ll go,” he said.

Barnabas Piper: 4 Mistakes Pastors Make...

on December 11, 2015 by

What pastor’s kids need, and what pastors who are parents should know

Is Your Mindset Killing Your Ministry?

on December 8, 2015 by

Your Move..Your job is to change your mindset. It might be the only thing that’s holding you back

Value: Millennials…

on November 27, 2015 by

What You Need To Know About The Young Parents You’re Trying To Reach

Millennials And Marriage The Latest

on November 27, 2015 by

Millennials are choosing to get married more often in places other than the church

Leadership Questions For Life

on November 24, 2015 by

George Lockhart

5 Choices To Handle Criticism Better

on November 24, 2015 by

Criticism can wreck us or make us stronger. Here are some helpful ways I’ve learned to handle it

7 Things Every Growing Church Struggles...

on November 22, 2015 by

Carey Nieuwhof

20 Interview Questions For Youth Workers

on November 21, 2015 by

Questions For a Church to Ask a Youth Worker..Questions For a Youth Worker to Ask a Church
20 Interview Questions For Youth Workers

17 Steps That’ll Make Families Want To...

on November 11, 2015 by

You’ll make your ministry sticky for kids and their families — so they’ll keep coming back!

U.S. Is Less Religious And More...

on November 6, 2015 by

Pew Research

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

on November 4, 2015 by

Modest Drop in Overall Rates of Belief and Practice, but Religiously Affiliated Americans Are as Observant as Before

Here’s How Houston Voted On...

on November 4, 2015 by

At the polls, more than 60 percent of voters rejected the measur

20% Of Church-goers No Longer Attend...

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“Among those with children who attended church before the separation, 35 percent say at least one child no longer attends,”

Serving Well?

on November 3, 2015 by

George Lockhart

The Power Of Leading By Influence

on November 3, 2015 by

What I’m learning as Executive Pastor of Willow Creek

When Youth Ministry Is Counter...

on October 30, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller

Effective Discipleship

on October 29, 2015 by

George Lockhart

3 Essentials To Becoming An Effective...

on October 24, 2015 by

George Lockhart

That Stat That Says Pastors Are All...

on October 22, 2015 by

Ed Stetzer

Leadership Questions For Life

on October 22, 2015 by

George Lockhart

The New Frontier Of Family Ministry

on October 21, 2015 by

The landscape of the family is changing, and the church is facing a new frontier of family ministry

Church asks Boy Scouts To Leave Due To...

on October 21, 2015 by

North Boulevard Church has been an outstanding partner with Boy Scouts Middle Tennessee Council for over 50 years

Appreciating Your Senior Pastor

on October 15, 2015 by

A healthy relationship with your senior pastor or the person you report to is a core part of a healthy youth ministry…

Billy Graham ‘Disturbed’ By Pop...

on October 8, 2015 by

“Some of this pop culture… have come out that portray heaven and hell from a different perspective than what the Bible preaches.”

Concerns Over Religious Freedom Have...

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Ideas For Intergenerational Youth...

on October 1, 2015 by

YS Idea Lab

Building Community In The Junior High...

on September 30, 2015 by

A strong value in connecting with like-minded people who are trying to help middle schoolers get to know and follow Jesus

Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church...

on September 30, 2015 by

Hungering for Jesus..honest community. Hungered for more intergenerational relationships and didn’t experience these in the church

Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church...

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Millennials give for leaving the church. They usually have something to do with the church not reflecting Jesus

Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church...

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It wasn’t the content of Christianity that they rejected, but the posture and form of the church

Catholic Church Releases App To Reach...

on September 28, 2015 by

‘Faithlife’ encourages bible study and fellowship

Pope Francis Decries Chasing ‘...

on September 28, 2015 by

The pope spoke on Sunday against what he sees as a consumerist culture that is eroding personal relationships

Book Review: Brain Savvy Leaders

on September 24, 2015 by

The Science of Significant Ministry

Flashback: Advice To A New Youth...

on September 23, 2015 by

Bill Nance

Study: Religious People Are Happier&...

on September 17, 2015 by

“The church appears to play a very important social role in keeping depression at bay and as a coping mechanism during periods…

Helping Youth Workers With Admin

on September 14, 2015 by

I have effectively created my own digital personal assistant, a collection of apps that makes all my habitual admin work

‘War Room’

on September 12, 2015 by

Filmmakers build on previous faith film successes…$3.5 million to produce, has earned $28.7 million

Christ The Refugee

on September 10, 2015 by

by D. Scott Miller

Church In Hot Water Over Football Field...

on September 3, 2015 by

One of the coaches asked if he could be baptized on the football field. Several players, who had recently converted to Christianity,…

Why Do Students Leave Their Faith After...

on September 1, 2015 by

According to Research, This Is the Biggest Factor

TruIdentity Curriculum: Psalms

on September 1, 2015 by

Families are equipped to be the primary nurturers of their student’s faith through time together in God’s Word, prayer

Top 15 Ways That Churches Can Use the...

on September 1, 2015 by

It works with Twitter and allows you to set up live video streaming from your smartphone just by pressing a button

Team Up!: The Family Ministry Playbook...

on August 31, 2015 by

by Phil Bell…Parents and families are busier than ever—and so are you—but partnering with them is as important as ever.

Lego Adult Size Bricks For Youth...

on August 31, 2015 by

Full-scale plastic blocks that you can use to create functioning furniture and structures for your daily life

Starting At A New Church (Month 3) –...

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by Bill Nance

Transition Is All Hard … No, It’s...

on August 27, 2015 by

by April Diaz

10 Steps To Help Kids & Teens...

on August 25, 2015 by

Stop blaming other churches for your failure to make an impact and take responsibility

7 Roadblocks That Keep Teenagers From...

on August 22, 2015 by

Greg Stier

Flashback: 7 Ways To Deal With CAVE...

on August 22, 2015 by

They are critics. They are naysayers. The negatively outspoken people

War Room Movie: Got Prayer?

on August 21, 2015 by

Got marital problems? Job-related stress? Ethical conundrums? opening August 28 – from the makers of Courageous and Fireproof

Why Parents Don’t Read Your Emails

on August 17, 2015 by

The single most common reason parents don’t read our emails is because they never actually…

2015 Sees Sharp Rise In Post-Christian...

on August 17, 2015 by

America More Post-Christian Than Two Years Ago

Study: Want ‘Sustained Happiness’?...

on August 17, 2015 by

Joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation

Before You Donate…

on August 15, 2015 by

Dignity: Bottom line is if you were in need how would you feel if someone you didn’t know handed you their…

Is The Smartphone Killing Weekend Church...

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Some are thinking ‘why bother..I can listen when I’m running?” Here are 5 Things You Can’t Download

Going Orange: The First Steps

on August 13, 2015 by

Trying to bring your church toward Orange thinking? A few steps you can take to manage the transition in its early stages

The 30 Least Religious Cities In America

on August 11, 2015 by

Here are the least religious cities in America, by their “unaffiliated” percentages

What It Takes To Lead The Next...

on August 10, 2015 by

Developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation—a NextGen pastor

How To Prevent Teens From Leaving Church...

on July 28, 2015 by

To cut down on the turnover teens to stay connected to the church years after they are gone you need to…

Change Is Good. But Informed Change Is...

on July 28, 2015 by

True, some people don’t naturally like change. But when you communicate well and often, and allow them time to get used to…


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If parents are the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives..Here are the five ways I stopped competing with parents

How To Be A Bad Mission Trip Teammate

on July 19, 2015 by

….(and how to be a good one)

Christians Shouldn’t Be Culture’s...

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We aren’t called to demand that secular culture reflect biblical principles

The Next Culture War…David Brooks

on July 10, 2015 by

Social conservatives could be the people who help reweave the sinews of society. They already subscribe to a faith built on selfless…

5 Significant Attitude Differences That...

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by Carey Nieuwhof

The 4 Types Of Parents In Your Youth...

on July 6, 2015 by

When we consider the role parents play in discipling their teenagers, I think there may be four categories, or types, parents fall…

“Pastor Protection Act”

on July 3, 2015 by

Texas Governor Signs Important Act To Protect Churches From SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling