Tag Archive for youth ministry

How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry...

on April 17, 2019 by

5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents...

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

3 Leadership Secrets from Bohemian...

on April 12, 2019 by

If your goal is to better engage students, check out my three observations below

Who Is Responsible for Children’s...

on April 12, 2019 by

Barna

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post...

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

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

The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our...

on April 11, 2019 by

Barna

Mentoring Millennials

on April 9, 2019 by

Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The...

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

Book: A Different College Experience

on April 8, 2019 by

The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

Family Finds Hidden Camera livestreaming...

on April 6, 2019 by

The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera

How To Detect Hidden Cameras

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With...

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Lead Yourself First

on April 5, 2019 by

Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

The World View Behind Transgenderism

on April 4, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

Building Credibility With Parents

on April 2, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball

on April 2, 2019 by

More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce...

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on March 31, 2019 by

Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than...

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR...

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

More Young People Don’t Have A...

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World...

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species...

on March 22, 2019 by

Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your...

on March 22, 2019 by

How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your...

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on March 20, 2019 by

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And...

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

The Importance Of Greeting Students

on March 19, 2019 by

Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry

on March 19, 2019 by

Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship…

College Admissions Scandal Reveals About...

on March 19, 2019 by

Steven Argue & Kara Powell

Building Credibility With Parents

on March 14, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Growing With; An Interview With Kara...

on March 13, 2019 by

In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance...

on March 13, 2019 by

You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The...

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor...

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

Preparing Students For The Digital...

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

Book Review: On Preaching

on March 10, 2019 by

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

Study: Churches Exclude Children with...

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith...

on March 8, 2019 by

I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

What Millennials Think About Evangelism

on March 8, 2019 by

“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?

The Benefits Of Intergenerational...

on March 8, 2019 by

The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

on March 7, 2019 by

Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?

on March 7, 2019 by

Thom Rainer

Growing Kids, Growing Parents

on March 6, 2019 by

Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

How To Help Your Family Grow Together...

on March 6, 2019 by

Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

Growing With: A Book Review

on March 6, 2019 by

A Remarkable Parenting Resource

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About...

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Dear High School Me…..Eating...

on March 5, 2019 by

What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

UK Book: Decades Of Cuts: The..Dismantle...

on March 5, 2019 by

Decades of cuts: the policies that dismantle youth work – a new book by Bernard Davies

Preparing For Lent

on March 4, 2019 by

George Lockhart

Quick Hints & Helps Yor Your...

on March 4, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

Advice For Parents Of Little Kids

on March 4, 2019 by

20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting

on March 1, 2019 by

Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids

on March 1, 2019 by

What’s the number one priority our parents list?

Goal Setting & Implementation

on February 28, 2019 by

It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our…

6 Responses To Social Media And Your...

on February 27, 2019 by

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

Social Media And Mental Health

on February 26, 2019 by

We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry...

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College...

on February 25, 2019 by

1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body

Why Home Is the Best Location For Youth...

on February 22, 2019 by

They met in homes and discipleship started booming. Kids began growing, getting connected, inviting more friends. Numbers grew.

How Home Groups Can Help Your Student...

on February 21, 2019 by

Taditional youth group night was becoming less effective, we did also notice that home groups were becoming more effective

Priorities: Reaching The Next Generation...

on February 21, 2019 by

According to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don&...

on February 20, 2019 by

Give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence

on February 20, 2019 by

…but not everyone is pleased

12 Mainstream Contributors To Sexual...

on February 20, 2019 by

Watch the reveal of the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

What It Will Take To Reach Kids With The...

on February 19, 2019 by

When it comes to the emerging generations, we are to “get out of our offices and onto the sidewalks.”

Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In...

on February 17, 2019 by

Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About...

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

on February 15, 2019 by

Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth Ministry

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Flashback: Witches Outnumber...

on February 9, 2019 by

Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

Book: Meet Generation Z

on February 5, 2019 by

Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

The Source For Youthministry And Parents...

on February 4, 2019 by

We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

The Benefits Of Continuing With Ministry...

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

“How do I build my Ministry If I Can...

on February 3, 2019 by

“How did you steward what I gave you faithfully?”

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

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Part 2

Infringing Desires

on January 31, 2019 by

By: George Lockhart

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”

‭‭Matthew‬…