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“lift Up Your Hearts” Not &...

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


Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

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Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

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

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

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This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To...

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….Even When It Feels Pointless

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

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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...

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

Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree...

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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

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Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon...

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

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

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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...

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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...

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

7 Family Ministry Essentials

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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


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“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...

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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...

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


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Teens need mentors

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

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By Christopher Wesley

Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth...

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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...

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By Walt Mueller

‘I’m sorry. I Was Texting,&...

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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

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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...

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When Church Growth Theory Meets Church Life Reality

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Faith-Based Film ‘I’m Not...

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“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...

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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

How Skipping Church Affects Our Children

on July 24, 2016 by

And if He (Christ) isn’t a priority in our lives, then our children will know and follow suit

The Myth Of The Non-Christian

on July 18, 2016 by

Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual But Not Religious

8 Ways Churches Can Capitalize On...

on July 12, 2016 by

Don’t miss out on this…Paul said he became all things to all people so that some might come to Christ

what I’ve Learned In My First 10...

on July 5, 2016 by

Stop yearning for something better and figure out how to minister to those you’ve been placed with

5 Reasons Why Teenagers Need Theology

on July 4, 2016 by

Secular society throws its own answers our way, but they’re never compatible with a Christian worldview

3 Keys To Keeping Boundaries In Ministry

on June 17, 2016 by

In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry

Fighting ISIS And Supporting The...

on June 10, 2016 by

Help protect kids from the killings, rapes, and kidnapping. Visit www.sonsoflibertyinternational.com to learn how to help.

20 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming...

on June 7, 2016 by

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are some things we are failing to prepare new pastors for

Church Mistakenly Employs Homeless...

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Wandering into the church..he was immediately assumed to be the new youth pastor, due to the guitar he was carrying and unkempt…

Flashback: Why College Students And...

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What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?

Flashback: The Book Of Common Prayer Is...

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Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals

The Jewish Intellectual Who Predicted...

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Religion is in our blood, and the more we deny it, the sicker our society becomes

3 Ways You Can Serve Teenagers In Your...

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Over my 18 years in the church, I’ve seen three ways every church member can (and should) serve their teenagers…

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

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Make your meetings with parents count with these ideas

How Orange Has Change Our Children’...

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There has also been a noticeable change in the young family core group in our church

Why Revisionism Matters

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How does this play into kids and youth ministry?

The 4 Keys To A Dynamic Confirmation...

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How to Create A More Enrichening Experience

5 Reasons Children Should Be In The Main...

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Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…

Leading Change Up, Around, And...

on May 2, 2016 by

OC16: Notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation

One More Scientific Reason How Youth...

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Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine

Values: What Would I Do Differently If I...

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Considering Church Planting?

on April 28, 2016 by

18 exclusive modules of church planting and multiplication that provide practical, actionable advice, taught by leading experts

Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE...

on April 27, 2016 by

Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this

Church Planters And The Cost Of Starting...

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Barna Research Releases in Leaders & Pastors

The Priorities, Challenges, And Trends...

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Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away

Wisdom For The First 30 Days

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The decisions you make (or don’t make) in the first 30 days have a profound effect on the rest of your ministry