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How Decades Of Divorce Helped Erode...

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

8 Expert Authors Whose Books Will Grow...

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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

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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...

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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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

on May 17, 2016 by

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’...

on May 4, 2016 by

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

Why Revisionism Matters

on May 4, 2016 by

How does this play into kids and youth ministry?

The 4 Keys To A Dynamic Confirmation...

on May 4, 2016 by

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...

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

One More Scientific Reason How Youth...

on April 29, 2016 by

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...

on April 27, 2016 by

Barna Research Releases in Leaders & Pastors

The Priorities, Challenges, And Trends...

on April 26, 2016 by

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

on April 20, 2016 by

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

Indy’s New Approach For A Teen &...

on April 19, 2016 by

“It’s not cool for the kids to talk to the police,” Knecht said. The clergy members offer an alternative

White Privilege Conference: Almost...

on April 18, 2016 by

From racism and sexism to global warming and a weak economy, is united by the ideology of “Christian hegemony

Sticky Faith Launch Kit

on April 17, 2016 by

The FYI team has developed a proven process to help you lead change in your ministry

Leaders Are Readers…

on April 12, 2016 by

CPYU: Books Books Books With Byron Borger

The State Of Youth Ministry Report

on April 9, 2016 by

YOUTH SPECIALTIES and YOUTHWORKS commissioned BARNA GROUP to conduct a nationwide study of youth ministers, pastors and parents of teenagers

Newness Of Life

on April 8, 2016 by

Devotionals For Leaders

The Glorious Ah-Ha!

on April 8, 2016 by

Devotionals For Leaders

Indiana University Students Mistake...

on April 7, 2016 by

“iu students be careful, there’s someone walking around in kkk gear with a whip”

Devotionals For Leaders

on April 6, 2016 by

A Beautiful Collision

My Son’s Autism Changed Everything...

on April 3, 2016 by

I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group

What It Means To Say That Christ ...

on April 1, 2016 by

The phrase occurs in both the Apostles’ Creed, which many churches recite every Sunday, and in the Athanasian Creed

How To Become One (Church) Family...

on March 29, 2016 by

All of us, regardless of where we are in that transition, could use help because we never arrive

Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A...

on March 28, 2016 by

What an eternal difference it would make if youth groups put the gospel at the center of their teachings, Bible studies, retreats,

What About The Week Before Easter?

on March 28, 2016 by

The Gospel Coalition Explains Holy Week

Explosion Killing At Least 72 Christian...

on March 28, 2016 by

“When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air,”

A Biblical Theology Of Resurrection

on March 27, 2016 by

In Jesus’s resurrection body the stigmata, the marks of the wounds, are still there, but his resurrection is unique

“Mommy Says Daddy Has A girlfriend”

on March 27, 2016 by

How to respond when a child discloses a shocker

Top 3 Qualities I’m looking For when I...

on March 15, 2016 by

Someone just asked me, “Jonathan, we’re looking for a new youth pastor.

“Creating A Visitor Driven Culture”

on March 15, 2016 by

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

5 Core Values Your Team Must Foster To...

on March 14, 2016 by

Somewhere along the way, American churches have communicated that comfort trumps the Great Commission

Andy Stanley Explains His ‘Stinking...

on March 9, 2016 by

Andy Stanley has come under fire for remarks he made about small churches in a recent sermon

What Is The Sticky Faith Cohort?

on March 9, 2016 by

“Sticky Faith isn’t about programs; it’s about changing culture.”

Baltimore Boy Stops Prays For Homeless...

on March 9, 2016 by

“This was an amazing sight! I pray this kid becomes a leader amongst his peers, and continues on this path!!”

Is It Possible To Balance Ministry And...

on March 7, 2016 by

Part 2

Youth Workers And Homeschoolers

on March 5, 2016 by

By Walt Mueller

Jennifer Garner Reveals Why She’s...

on February 29, 2016 by

A practice that she said halted when she made her way to Tinseltown.

Why Vision Slips

on February 27, 2016 by

And How to Make Vision Stick

Awakenings: Hope For The Future

on February 20, 2016 by

George Lockhart: Here is the sermon I preached…

How To Utilize Blab For Ministry

on February 19, 2016 by

Have you started using Blab yet? Do you know what Blab is?

6 Ways Ministry Spouses Get Hurt

on February 19, 2016 by

Thom Rainer

A Community Partnership: A Church And...

on February 16, 2016 by

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

Why Kids Should Bring Their Devices To...

on February 12, 2016 by

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...

on February 11, 2016 by

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...

on February 6, 2016 by

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

Three Thoughts On How To Design A...

on February 4, 2016 by

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

Four Essentials To A Simple Ministry...

on February 4, 2016 by

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...

on January 25, 2016 by

….and Attract New Ones

9 Things Worked Church Decade Ago No...

on January 25, 2016 by

Carey Nieuwhof

Relational Evangelism And Church...

on January 22, 2016 by

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...

on January 14, 2016 by

…and Why It Matters

Short Film To Teach Men What Manliness...

on January 13, 2016 by

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...

on January 13, 2016 by

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

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