Tag Archive for communication

Book About Teens: The Breakthrough Years

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A New Scientific Framework for Raising Thriving Teens

How To Get Teens To Listen

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‘Emerging adults’ will listen to a parent’s unsolicited advice, but the parent has to lay the groundwork

Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley...

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The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not. It is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era


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Why quibble over words? After all, isn’t our ultimate goal to lead people to Jesus?

Preaching The Gospel To An Honor/Shame...

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A shift is happening to a post-Christian West. We now have the ability to interact with people around the world at our…

A Dozen More Gen Z Terms You Should Know

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So, what do I mean by good communication between an adult leader and a young person?

Book: Communicating To Middle Schoolers

on September 19, 2022 by

A Guide to Developing and Delivering Messages That Stick

Communication Is Key With Your Kids

on September 9, 2022 by

Talking with your teen about high school helps them open up about big (and little) things in their lives

Book…BLM: The Making Of A New Marxist...

on September 8, 2021 by

These people are shown to be avowed Marxists who say they want to dismantle our way of life

The One Critical Thing Missing In Most...

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How a pastor might seek to show that any particular Christian doctrine, truth or behavior is genuinely wonderful

How Can I Get My High Schooler to Open...

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4 key actions we think have made this open communication possible for our family

Why No One Understands the Reformation...

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In what sense are we in communion with Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas?

How To Talk To A Middle School Student

on March 8, 2021 by

How to communicate with your tween or teen (and why that’s so hard)

Book: Alongside (Loving Teenagers With...

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Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial…

Suppressing Free Speech On College...

on January 19, 2021 by

If there is free speech, there is dissent. And if there is dissent, there is no more left

Communication is Key

on January 17, 2021 by

My boyhood goal had always been to play on the La Palma Little League all-star team. It was now a reality. We…

Talkative Children Perform Better...

on January 17, 2021 by

Children with “enhanced verbal skills” usually go on to achieve greater academic success than their less talkative classmates

Book: The Teen’s Guide To...

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40 Tips to Meaningful Communication

How To Talk To Any Young Person

on January 9, 2021 by

An Intergenerational Conversation Toolkit

Free Online 1776 Curriculum That Rejects...

on September 17, 2020 by

African Americans, past and present, who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals of free enterprise, family, hard work, entrepreneurship, and faith

30 Way To Digitally Connect With...

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Heads up, there are dozens of ways to pull off each of these ideas. That’s why the list below is simply starting…

Social Media Tips To Start The New Year

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Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

UK: ‘Digital Conversations’...

on December 19, 2019 by

Face-to-face conversations we have in a day has decreased by 15% in the last five years

How To Think Through Your Youth Ministry...

on November 26, 2019 by

I hope this is a helpful method to run your lessons and teaching through.

Flashback: 17 Slang Words

on November 12, 2019 by

A list of 17 popular slang terms and the correct way to use them

This School App Is perfect For Your...

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What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?

5 Ways To Get Teens Talking

on October 21, 2019 by

Talkativeness is no accident. It’s come as the result of a carefully curated environment that encourages conversation

Connecting with your child

on April 11, 2019 by

The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

Book Review: On Preaching

on March 10, 2019 by

On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

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And parents need to know

How To Speak To Middle Schoolers

on December 21, 2018 by

Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

Communication: Conflict Management

on November 12, 2018 by

What Are Your Conflict Blocks?

Teens Are Over Face-To-Face...

on September 16, 2018 by

Teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), surpassing face-to-face communication (32%).

10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults...

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Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

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The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

How Teens Choose To Communicate via...

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Detailed analysis of Instagram, Snapchat, Texting, Calling, FaceTime.

Communicating With Parents

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Failure to communicate = a failure to minister

5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your Youth...

on June 3, 2018 by

If you desire to have a Youth Ministry that has any real significant influence, you will have to do well at partnering…

How Privatized Social Media Can benefit...

on January 2, 2018 by

Privatized social media is becoming more and more popular and the more ministers can learn how to use this, the more this…

Digital Missionary

on January 2, 2018 by

A New Kind of Missionary

Speaking To Students

on January 2, 2018 by

by Frank Gil

Book: Your Family God’s Way

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Helpful he offers communication advice into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution

Christmas Time:“Circuit Jammers To...

on December 20, 2017 by

5 communication “circuit jammers” to avoid as you spend time with your children and teens this Christmas season

Book: Reclaiming Conversation

on November 4, 2017 by

The power of talk in a digital age

Video: Real Communication With Your...

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‘Real Communication with Your Teenager.’ Click here for link to video

Resolving Conflict With Your Teenager

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

Helping Young People Process Las Vegas

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We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize

6 Ways To Keep Their Attention

on September 28, 2017 by

When speaking to teenagers, it can be hard to keep their attention. Their attention span can be small

Communication And Identity

on September 14, 2017 by

Here’s a simple breakdown of these three facets of communication and how they can work best for any ministry.

These 3 Body Language Mistakes Make...

on May 18, 2017 by

Millennials, with their built-in technology skills, may be the biggest culprits for sending off signals they don’t mean to when interacting with…

How To Have Tough Conversations Where...

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Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

3 Things Every Pastor Should Say During...

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One of the mistakes many pastors…make is during Christmas we demonize culture rather than show people how to redeem it

Who Needs Truth?

on December 13, 2016 by

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

Teens Tell All: Your Guide To Teen Slang...

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As part of TODAY’s “Teens Tell All” series, we asked adolescents to enlighten the older crowd about all those mysterious terms they…

Free College Ministry Resources!

on November 28, 2016 by

ebook, articles, podcasts & discipleship tools!

“Word Of The Year”….&...

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How the word “post-truth” became the “word of the year” and what it means for evangelism

High School Fakes Student Deaths To...

on November 6, 2016 by

“They were trying to teach using scare tactics, which doesn’t teach,” he said. “It just makes you not trust the teachers and…

The #1 Secret To Effective Teaching

on October 19, 2016 by

Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn

5 Ways to Connect with Today’s Young...

on September 29, 2016 by

Who Can’t Pry Their Eyes from Their Mobile Devices!

52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone...

on September 1, 2016 by

Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids

How Hard Is It To Keep Kindergartners...

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Now it was time for me to tune in to them and listen to some very excited children tell me stories about…

Values: Change The Way We Talk To...

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Nowadays, I find myself encouraging my teenagers not to think about their daily time with God as something that they do for…

New Study Suggests Teens Love Chatbots?

on July 21, 2016 by

Together, the top four messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — have more registered users

Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent...

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Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys

Yelling Dads Make Teenage Behavior Worse

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How fathers interact with their children when disciplining them, has links to aggressive and delinquent behavior in later life.

Up Your’s…..Speaking Game

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Remember these helpful tips, and don’t forget to….

I Promise. They ARE Listening

on June 1, 2016 by

We can never fully know the way the Lord is working on their hearts. In our eyes it seems like they are…

Public Speaking in the Church: The...

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by Rachel Blom

The Values Driving My Churchs Middle...

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3 Ways To Speak To Kids Who Don’t Want...

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by Jonathan McKee

“A Picture Says A Thousand Words..”

on May 16, 2016 by

5 Apps For Creating Awesome Youth Ministry Graphics

How to Talk With Teens When You Know...

on May 11, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

Ground Rules for Counseling Students

on May 11, 2016 by

Ministry is messy because people are broken, here are our ground rules when it comes to counseling students

Why That Emoji Grin You Sent Might Show...

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Differences in how an emoji displays on one device versus another can make things even worse

Flashback: Why It’s Vital For Us ...

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by Andy Blanks

3 Ways Emojis Can Improve Your...

on March 30, 2016 by

The Emoji to English Dictionary!

Flashback: How Many Minutes Will Kids...

on March 26, 2016 by

Why talk for 25 minutes when you can say it in 5?

3 Tips Speaking To Kids… Who Don’t...

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by Jonathan McKee

5 Ways To Effectively Use Movies As...

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Film is a powerful medium, and movies are the most ubiquitous works of art in our culture

Flashback: 6-Elements Of A Sticky...

on March 18, 2016 by

Rachel Blom

What To Say In My Youth Ministry...

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by Josh Griffin

Improve Your Stage Presence At Youth...

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by Josh Griffin

What You Need To Consider Before...

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by Christopher Wesley

“4 Goals in Dealing with Parents”

on March 7, 2016 by

Sometimes I feel parents can be the hardest..here are 4 goals I try to have with with a parents

How To Utilize Blab For Ministry

on February 19, 2016 by

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

5 Essential Moves To Make Your Messages...

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How you make your moves will determine whether or not your students will listen to and learn from what you say

‘The Storyteller’s Secret’

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by Rachel Blom

Are Teens Losing Conversational Skills...

on February 11, 2016 by

MIT Professor in the Social Studies of Science and Technology…teens are rapidly losing basic skills in conversation

Phantom Community: What’s the Power of...

on February 9, 2016 by

“Someday, someday soon, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn to have a conversation.”

Book: “Storify: Speaking To...

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Solid resource, especially for someone who hasn’t had a ton of instruction on speaking/preaching to teenagers

How to Speak to Youth . . .

on February 5, 2016 by

…and Keep Them Awake at the Same Time

Crafting Memorable Messages

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Here are a few sites that help me shape messages

Four Ways To Empower And Improve...

on February 4, 2016 by

Dan Erickson

Teaching Hard Truths In Middle School

on February 4, 2016 by

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears…

4 Ways To Move Middle School Students

on February 4, 2016 by

There is virtually nothing static about a middle school student. There shouldn’t be anything static about your talk

Making Content Fit in Youth Ministry

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Contextualization of content is the process that we go through in order to adapt content to…

Flashback: Sermon Preparation Process

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Having a method or template for your sermon preparation can be really helpful and time-saving

FREE Children’s Ministry EBook!

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110 of the best devotion ideas from Children’s Ministry Magazine in one easy-to-use book. Sign up!

Three Themes To Rotate Your Lessons...

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Youth Ministry 101: Let’s Talk About What We Should Talk About

How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse

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5 Questions to Change That