Tag Archive for communication

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

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

on May 26, 2016 by

Marko

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 ...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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’

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...

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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

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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...

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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

7 WaysTo Use Media And Tech To Raise...

on September 29, 2015 by

From watching Spanish TV shows to downloading bilingual apps, these ideas ease the sometimes challenging task of raising your kids to speak…

Flashback: Americans’ Views on Mobile...

on September 10, 2015 by

Pew Research Center

Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts...

on August 29, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

How Having Smartphones (or not) Shapes...

on August 26, 2015 by

Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media

Knock Knock: The New Contact App

on August 21, 2015 by

Choose exactly what contact information you share with each person in the vicinity

Toxic People?

on July 23, 2015 by

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

Starting Out: “Communicating With...

on July 23, 2015 by

Communicating with parents is essential for a successful youth ministry—it’s also one of the hardest things we do

5 Ways To Ruin Your Relationship With...

on July 17, 2015 by

Jonathan McKee

Christians Shouldn’t Be Culture’s...

on July 16, 2015 by

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

Saluting The Semicolon

on July 16, 2015 by

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to,” “Your story isn’t…

Digital Etiquette For Parents Of Teens

on July 7, 2015 by

….’Text faster and shorter!’

Teens Downloading Jott Like Crazy

on June 28, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

Snapchat And 7 More Iffy Messaging Apps...

on June 27, 2015 by

Common Sense Media

Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent

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Messaging Apps Teens Are Using

on June 5, 2015 by

As youth workers, it also helps us connect with them in other ways than just Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Study: Nearly Third Of Teens Changed...

on June 4, 2015 by

While most teens rely on digital resources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex and depression

“Abused Emoji”

on May 27, 2015 by

Helping Kids Communicate Their Problems When Words Fail

Why Millennials Are Scared Of Talking On...

on May 11, 2015 by

How to get over it

What Do You Do When Students Just Won...

on May 4, 2015 by

6 Super Practical Tricks for Getting Students to Talk

Flashback: 6 Key Observations About...

on May 4, 2015 by

“Is It Working Anymore?”

Three Students I’m Always Speaking To

on April 27, 2015 by

by Cameron Cole

3 Tips For Teaching The Bible To Middle...

on April 27, 2015 by

by Andy Blanks

5 Reminders About Communication In Youth...

on April 27, 2015 by

Communication is important. But what’s more important is getting your communication right

The Need For Expository Preaching In...

on April 4, 2015 by

we have grossly under challenged students by simply assuming they cannot handle deep doctrines of the faith