Tag Archive for communication

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...

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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...

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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...

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6 Super Practical Tricks for Getting Students to Talk

Flashback: 6 Key Observations About...

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“Is It Working Anymore?”

Three Students I’m Always Speaking To

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by Cameron Cole

3 Tips For Teaching The Bible To Middle...

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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

What’s The Deal With Burnbook?

on March 30, 2015 by

…And it’s why my social media talks are based in principles instead of a single app…

Create A Code Word To Help Teens Out Of...

on March 25, 2015 by

Two realities of teen life is they end up in sticky situations and it’s awkward, scary and hard to get out of…

Values: Creating A Culture Through...

on March 24, 2015 by

The reality is that you possess the power to create culture because of what you value

The Peacemaker Student Edition

on February 3, 2015 by

Handling Conflict

Conflict In Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2015 by

Proactively Responding to Parent Conflict in Youth Ministry

Teens Driving Under The Influence…...

on February 2, 2015 by

Can It Be Reduced by Parental and Spiritual Influence?

The Need for Super Bowl Conversations

on February 2, 2015 by

So what did I take away from this year’s Super Bowl?

How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting)...

on January 29, 2015 by

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image

10 Tips For Becoming A Family-Friendly...

on January 28, 2015 by

By Doug Fields

Get Your Teenager Talking

on January 26, 2015 by

“The perfect tool for connecting with todays teenagers”-Dr. Kevin Leman

Pope Francis: Families Should Put Aside...

on January 25, 2015 by

“The great challenge facing us today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate…

Teen Online Dangers [infographic]

on January 12, 2015 by

I often wonder if the changing times today are similar to periods in history where cultures were transformed by the tools they…

Parents: Are These Secret Texting...

on January 10, 2015 by

Here are some of the acronyms that some teens use and a few thoughts concerning how to respond

My Favorite Leadership Books From 2014

on January 9, 2015 by

Terry Linhart

A YouTube Star Just Got Her Own...

on January 7, 2015 by

Comedian and vlogger based in LA, is one of the first YouTube-made celebs making the jump to a major network for her…

The Lost Practice Of Catechisms For...

on January 7, 2015 by

…they would be memorized and used for Christian growth and training

V2H Newsletter: The Youth Culture Report...

on December 31, 2014 by

The Year That Was 2014

Cyber Gossip

on December 8, 2014 by

The Power of Words Taking Their Toll in Online Environments

Mean Teen

on December 5, 2014 by

Shocker: New Study Shows High School Boys Are Meaner Than Girls!

Many Teens Suffer ‘Cyber’ Dating...

on December 5, 2014 by

Evidence has already shown that cyber dating abuse is linked to physical, sexual and psychological abuse

Flashback: Preaching For Youth: What To...

on December 1, 2014 by

Rachel Blom

How To Reduce Teen Sexual Activity

on December 1, 2014 by

How to Reduce Teen Sexual Activity

Jonathan McKee


A Baptist, a pediatrician, and an executive from Planned Parenthood walked into a bar to…

The Small Group Fail

on November 28, 2014 by

“You must really love us, because there is no way I would be back after the beating you took last week.”

Local School Districts Look To Reach...

on November 25, 2014 by

Any organization that values communicating with its public can’t just go to one source … you have to have the same message…

Jonathan McKee’s TV Interview...

on November 21, 2014 by

SEX…. “We need to talk with our kids about this regularly!”

How To Build Positive Relationships With...

on November 18, 2014 by

Tips from Teens

3 Keys To A Successful Relationship With...

on November 18, 2014 by

Never assume you are always right and everyone else is wrong. Unless you are Jesus of course

Secret Lives Of Teens: Translating...

on November 13, 2014 by

Teens explain all the terms they use to keep things hidden from parents

YS Group Texting [Review]

on November 12, 2014 by

The best thing about using a texting program is that people actually will see the message

4 Emerging Apps for Teenagers

on October 8, 2014 by

….& Three Overarching Behavioral Trends

Mixed Messages

on October 7, 2014 by

Alcohol Promotions on College Campuses

Teen Slang Quiz Time!

on October 6, 2014 by

How Well Do You Know Today’s Slang? Are you up on your slang? It’s quiz time!

“Why Won’t They Listen?” The Cry...

on October 6, 2014 by

Jonathan McKee

Vince Lombardi’s Success Formula

on October 6, 2014 by

“Task + Relationship Excellence = Results”

How To Monitor Your Kids Without Turning...

on October 3, 2014 by

Whether you choose to use tech to monitor your kids is something is only you can decide. But if you do, here…

Sexual Consent… App?

on October 2, 2014 by

I guess it’s no surprise that now some college students will rely on an app for sexual consent

The Dare 2 Share app

on October 2, 2014 by

Have all the core evangelism training of Dare 2 Share at their fingertips free of charge!

7 Ways To “Break The Ice” With Kids

on October 2, 2014 by

By Greg Baird

Leadership Conference in Miami

on October 1, 2014 by

Gospel Leadership Network

5 Instant Steps to Ask Better Discussion...

on September 29, 2014 by

One of the most engaging and life-giving methods youth workers can use is discussion

Conservative Student Is Victim Of ‘...

on September 26, 2014 by

The leftist students can’t form coherent, well-reasoned arguments so they resolve to smear campaigns or personal attacks

Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About...

on September 25, 2014 by

“Fifth grade is the new ninth grade,”

Do Your Teenagers Have Gospel Fluency

on September 25, 2014 by

by Greg Stier

How To Engage Youth In Conversation&...

on September 24, 2014 by

But what about new adult leaders? Will they persist through the awkwardness of a conversation in order to get to the good…

Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?

on September 23, 2014 by

Is the gospel our central theme, or is it a “PS” tacked onto the end? With a So be good like…

High School Footballer Pull Off An...

on September 22, 2014 by

“Regardless of the scoreboard, you’re going to be successful!”

“Don’t Be A Lab Rat.”...

on September 19, 2014 by

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Taylor Swift Makes Unprecedented Move On...

on September 18, 2014 by

Yesterday, a girl was being bullied on her Instagram account and Taylor Swift posted this

3 Surprising Things I Do To Prepare To...

on September 17, 2014 by

“he (Bohoeffer)often said that if one couldn’t communicate the most profound ideas about God and the Bible to child something was amiss

Four Things A Youth Leader Should SayTo...

on September 17, 2014 by

As I move into a new phase of ministry life, I am in reflective mood. I have been thinking about when it has actually made a difference . .the things I have said

Inside The Secret World Of Teen Suicide...

on September 13, 2014 by

Really, our goal is to create dialogue around these behaviors and help people. We want Tumblr to be a place where we…

28 Ways to Ask Your Teens ‘How Was...

on September 12, 2014 by

Without Asking Them ‘How Was School Today?’

The Dangers of Messaging Students

on September 12, 2014 by

Dangers?!? What possible dangers are there in messaging students?

Teens Are Awesome, But Here Are Some...

on September 4, 2014 by

The Top 18

The Best Free Online Training…From...

on September 4, 2014 by

Youth workers take advantage Jonathan McKee’s FREE resource, it is the best I have seen in a long time

12 Tips for Stopping a Ministry or Event

on September 4, 2014 by

#1.Connect the change to the overall mission and vision…

7 Steps To Deliver Top Notch Messages

on September 1, 2014 by

If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them

Crystal Kirgiss: Changing Views of Youth...

on August 29, 2014 by

Branded New Video

The Future of Evangelism (an important...

on August 25, 2014 by

Greg Stier

The App That Will Change How You Do...

on August 22, 2014 by

Track attendance for events, monitor attendance trends over time by gender and school, and create smart filtered groups for powerful communication

One Vital Question that will Transform...

on August 22, 2014 by

Do the work of connecting these to students’ lives in new and compelling ways—ways that make them…

3 Things You Will Want to Have Ready for...

on August 21, 2014 by

A few things I have found to be helpful as you get ready to kick off the new school year