Tag Archive for communication

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...

on April 9, 2020 by

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

on January 14, 2020 by

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...

on October 24, 2019 by

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

on February 20, 2019 by

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...

on August 30, 2018 by

Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

on August 13, 2018 by

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...

on July 4, 2018 by

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

Communicating With Parents

on June 3, 2018 by

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

on December 27, 2017 by

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...

on October 19, 2017 by

‘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

on October 3, 2017 by

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...

on May 17, 2017 by

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...

on December 15, 2016 by

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...

on December 5, 2016 by

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”….&...

on November 17, 2016 by

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...

on August 29, 2016 by

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...

on August 13, 2016 by

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...

on July 4, 2016 by

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

on June 11, 2016 by

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

Up Your’s…..Speaking Game

on June 5, 2016 by

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...

on May 26, 2016 by

by Rachel Blom

The Values Driving My Churchs Middle...

on May 26, 2016 by


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

on May 20, 2016 by

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...

on April 13, 2016 by

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

Flashback: Why It’s Vital For Us ...

on April 12, 2016 by

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...

on March 26, 2016 by

by Jonathan McKee

5 Ways To Effectively Use Movies As...

on March 22, 2016 by

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...

on March 16, 2016 by

by Josh Griffin

Improve Your Stage Presence At Youth...

on March 16, 2016 by

by Josh Griffin

What You Need To Consider Before...

on March 7, 2016 by

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...

on February 19, 2016 by

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’

on February 16, 2016 by

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...

on February 5, 2016 by

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

on February 5, 2016 by

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

on January 19, 2016 by

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

Flashback: Sermon Preparation Process

on January 19, 2016 by

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

FREE Children’s Ministry EBook!

on January 18, 2016 by

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...

on January 18, 2016 by

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

How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse

on January 2, 2016 by

5 Questions to Change That

The Word For This Year Is….

on December 28, 2015 by

Jonathan McKee

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

Book: Evangelism Remixed

on December 3, 2015 by

Empowering Students for Courageous and Contagious Faith

Flashback: Attention Spans Are Shrinking...

on December 2, 2015 by

As PR professionals, we know how difficult it can be to grab – and keep – the attention of people

Free eBook: 55 Ways 2 Be More Effective...

on November 30, 2015 by

These tips will help you be a little more effective as you minister to teenagers

4 Public Speaking Mistakes New Youth...

on November 19, 2015 by

“If you aren’t comfortable, your students won’t be comfortable. You have to appear confident, not nervous.”

Keep Talking, Even When They’re Not...

on November 18, 2015 by

Research tells us the four main influencers in a teenager’s life are their parents, their peers, their community, and society.

How To Speak To Youth And Keep Them...

on November 17, 2015 by

10 Simple Steps to Deliver a Powerful 5 Minute Devotional

Book: #Struggles By Craig Groeschel

on November 6, 2015 by

Following Jesus in a selfie-centered world

Teens’ Sex Talks With Parents Tied...

on November 3, 2015 by

When parents talk about sex, teens learn how to have similar conversations with their dating partners

Lay Off The Guilt

on October 22, 2015 by

We’ve mastered the art of the guilt trip in youth ministry, haven’t we? We rely on guilt to get youth to invite…

How To Get A Room Full Of Teens To...

on October 22, 2015 by

Here are 3 secrets to getting a room full of teens to listen to you, for instance when you’re doing announcements, or…

How Teens Learn: Anchoring

on October 12, 2015 by

Teens will stop listening to you, if they can’t connect what you’re saying to something they already know

Social Media Fuels Teen Flirtations And...

on October 9, 2015 by

Social media can also be tools for jealousy, meddling and even troubling behavior

5 Things Teenagers Secretly Want You To...

on October 8, 2015 by

Teenagers have a lot going on under the surface that they either haven’t identified, are afraid to say, or don’t know how…

The Smartphone—Today’s...

on October 7, 2015 by

socially retarded…Face-to-face conversations are becoming much more difficult for young people today

Flashback: Putting A Mobile Phone On The...

on October 7, 2015 by

Mobile phones can damage personal relationships merely by their presence even when not in use, according to a small study

When Does Teen Sexting Become Child Porn...

on September 29, 2015 by

In N.C. 2 teens were accused of being both the victims of child pornography and the perpetrators of the crime