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Catechizing Our Kids…A Spiritual...

on May 15, 2024 by

The marks and characteristics of effective Christian nurture

Parenting: Who’s In Charge?

on May 15, 2024 by

Gentle, non-judgmental parenting is not good parenting. Have you read Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6?

Parenting Isn’t Easy

on May 15, 2024 by

No matter how much time and effort we put into preparing for parenthood, there will always be unexpected surprises

How We Can Help Solidify Teenagers’...

on April 12, 2024 by

Rites of Passage at Home and in the Church

Christian Universalism And GenZ

on April 12, 2024 by

Andrew Slay

Resources For Summer Youth Ministry...

on April 11, 2024 by

….as you prepare for Summer

How Do Our Kids Stay Christian?

on April 11, 2024 by

By Cameron Schaffer

Parenting And Works Righteousness

on April 11, 2024 by

Be Careful, Your Kids Are Emulating Your Works Righteousness

Tips to Keep Kids Safe at VBS this...

on March 29, 2024 by

It’s important to have a VBS safety plan in place

Affordable Background Checks &...

on March 29, 2024 by

With thousands of ministries served across all fifty states we are committed to helping faith-based organizations maintain a safe environment, so they…

Married People More Likely To Be ...

on March 28, 2024 by

Married people, parents, and Christians who actively practice their faith enjoy greater happiness, contentment, and quality of life than unmarried couples, agnostics,…

Recapturing Our Lost And Disillusioned...

on March 28, 2024 by

This was meant to be a free nation under God. As we destroy these conditions, we are losing our young people

Easter Remains High Attendance Day For...

on March 26, 2024 by

The three highest-attendance Sundays for churches—Easter, Christmas and Mother’s Day—have remained the same since 2011

People Open to Church Regardless Of...

on March 26, 2024 by

Most Americans are open to a variety of denominations of Christian churches, including many people of other faiths or no faith at…

Book..Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A...

on March 25, 2024 by

Focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens

Book: God’s Grace for Every Family

on March 25, 2024 by

Biblical Encouragement for Single-Parent Families and the Churches That Seek to Love Them Well

Study: Waning Influence Of Religion In...

on March 25, 2024 by

Americans say the role of religion in public life is shrinking and most believe this to be bad for the country.

Maundy Thursday

on March 23, 2024 by

George Lockhart

Holy Week And The Cross

on March 23, 2024 by

“Trauma,” she says, “is the mission field of the 21st century.”

JUST JESUS?

on March 22, 2024 by

Walt Mueller

How do I minister to parents?

on March 20, 2024 by

I’ve got three quick tips that you might implement.

‘The Chosen,’ Season 4…

on March 20, 2024 by

Returns to Theaters at a Discount Ahead of Easter

The Movie NOAH’S FLOOD

on March 20, 2024 by

Come and see the most photo-realistic and Biblically accurate film about Noah’s Flood ever produced!

Successful Succession Requires More Than...

on March 15, 2024 by

By Eric Geiger

God Has You Here For This Generation

on March 15, 2024 by

At this moment. And there has never been a greater time to be involved in the ministry of sharing Christ and his…

Next Generation Evangelism

on March 15, 2024 by

3 Approaches and a Way Forward

Parenting Roller Coaster Teens

on March 13, 2024 by

Remain Steady in the Lord, With and For Our Teenager

Spurgeon The Forgotten Youth Pastor

on March 13, 2024 by

Spurgeon…spoke often about the importance and practicalities of ministry to the next generation

5 Ways To Partner With Parents

on March 13, 2024 by

Partnering with them is the job of a dedicated youth pastor who cares to shepherd the family

Having Faith Conversations With Your...

on March 1, 2024 by

When families have healthy faith conversations in the home, the kids stay engaged in their faith when they get older.

Video: Dating: Don’t Waste Your Time

on March 1, 2024 by

Important points on Dating and Relationships

Who’s Marriage Material?

on March 1, 2024 by

6 Signs He or She Isn’t Marriage Material

Shepherding Children Through Hardships...

on February 28, 2024 by

The unshakable hope we have in the marvelous light of Jesus

Book: Faith Beyond Youth Group

on February 27, 2024 by

5 Ways to Form Character and Cultivate Lifelong Discipleship

Book: Church Doesn’t End With Z

on February 27, 2024 by

Why Gen Z is Leaving the Church and How to Reach Them

Book: The Christian Man… by Patrick...

on February 27, 2024 by

A Conversation About the 10 Issues Men Say Matter Most

Book: Your First 100 Days In Student...

on February 26, 2024 by

And the 40 Years that Follow

You Don’t Have to Give Your Child a...

on February 26, 2024 by

Who is most responsible for the mental health crisis among American teenagers stemming from their use of smartphones and social media platforms?

Who’s Afraid of the Teenage Years?

on February 26, 2024 by

by Tim Challies

Turning Gen Z’s Obstacles Into Gospel...

on February 26, 2024 by

We’re hopeful for this next generation. They’re spiritually open, curious, starved for deep connection

When Children And Teens Doubt...

on February 26, 2024 by

Walking with Children and Teens Through Doubts About Christianity

Why My Teen Hates Your Small Group

on February 22, 2024 by

Maybe the issue is really just one of expectations

Training Your Volunteers Has Never Been...

on February 22, 2024 by

You set the date(s) and invite youth ministry volunteers, we provide the complete training… it’s that easy!

Youth Ministry Roundup

on February 22, 2024 by

Here are a few things in the youth ministry world this week

Small Church Youth Ministry Ideas

on February 21, 2024 by

Ideas to Help Your Teen Program Thrive

DISCERNING CULTURE. . . AND DISTRESS

on February 20, 2024 by

By Walt Mueller

How the Average Kid Gets Sex Trafficked

on February 20, 2024 by

Top 6 Ways to Protect Them

Is Marriage So Controversial?

on February 16, 2024 by

Why is noting married people are happier and kids do better with married parents so controversial?

The Awfulness Of Elite Hypocrisy On...

on February 16, 2024 by

The privileged classes would never dream of saying one form of family life is better than another. So why are they always…

Book: Get Married….And Save...

on February 16, 2024 by

Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

Help Kids Identify Toxic Friendships

on February 15, 2024 by

Here are some ways you can help them to come to their own conclusions about the health of their friendships.

Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences

on February 15, 2024 by

“For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding.

Now, why…

Book: Love Thy Body

on February 9, 2024 by

Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality

Pastors Concerned With Growing Leaders,...

on February 8, 2024 by

When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing people inside church and reaching those outside it.

Flashback: Inside The Church Switchers...

on February 8, 2024 by

When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.

What Grieving Parents Wish You Knew

on February 7, 2024 by

I asked parents, “How can the church care for and support your other children?”

How Youth Pastors Can Advocate For Fair...

on February 7, 2024 by

Discover practical tips and strategies on how to approach your church leaders and negotiate a salary increase. Don’t settle for less, learn…

2023 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on February 7, 2024 by

The “big number” of what youth pastors are making from 2022, and factors determining salary

The Deconstruction Of Christianity

on February 6, 2024 by

What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

On Sale $3. How To Lead When You’...

on February 6, 2024 by

Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

How To Get Teens To Listen

on February 5, 2024 by

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

Tik-Tok A Message From Walt Mueller To...

on February 5, 2024 by

Culture-watcher Mark Bauerlein recently did all of us a favor in his First Things article, “What Parents Can Do About TikTok.

JOIN THE FIGHT: Stop TikTok from...

on February 5, 2024 by

What Parents Can Do About Tik Tok

Why Young Men Are Failing To Launch

on February 5, 2024 by

“For Gen Z men who feel purposeless and lost, the way off the couch is the way of the Cross.”

Shepherding Children Through Hardships...

on January 28, 2024 by

When troubles find our children, here are three ways we can support them

The Gift Of January: Caring For...

on January 17, 2024 by

by Amy Diller

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

I used the following excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me…

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians’ Households

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com, and Homeword.com. I…

A Mother’s Loving Correction

on December 25, 2023 by

 A Mother’s Loving Correction 

“Mama Said Knock You Out.”  This is straight from LL Cool…

Identity Curation And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Yearning for Authenticity

Anxiety And Gen Z

on December 24, 2023 by

Longing for Deep Peace

Conservative Parents…Raise Mentally...

on December 11, 2023 by

liberal parents are more likely to have a permissive parenting style and “are the least likely to successfully discipline their children.”

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable Mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

Keeping Jesus In Youth Groups Christmas...

on December 9, 2023 by

We asked our Rooted writers to tell us how they are seeking to keep Jesus at the center of their youth ministry…

Book: The Great Dechurching

on December 2, 2023 by

Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Pastor...

on November 30, 2023 by

If you can’t find a way to ask the questions you need answers to, then don’t take the job until you can

Flashback: 20 Interview Questions For...

on November 30, 2023 by

Remember that you are interviewing a potential church in the same way they are interviewing you! Ask good questions

Book: The Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Way Forward For An Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

Haidt and Moore discuss the alarming rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents

Parents Partnering With God

on November 25, 2023 by

God, in his grace, equips parents for the task of discipling their children.

Thanksgiving Is More Than An “Attitude...

on November 22, 2023 by

Recalibrate their thankfulness around the eternal promises of God?

Building An Advent/Christmas Series For...

on November 22, 2023 by

Here are three ways youth groups can study Christmas and Advent while keeping Jesus’ birth central

Book: The Faith Of Our Children

on November 20, 2023 by

Eight Timely Research Insights for Discipling the Next Generation

Book: Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual...

on November 20, 2023 by

Key steps for spiritual formation for Christian adults who work with youth as well as families, teens, and young adults seeking such…

Book: A Walk Through The Prayer Book

on November 14, 2023 by

The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained

The Collapse Of Tavistock’s Gender...

on November 14, 2023 by

Book…Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children

Never Enough: When Achievement Culture...

on November 14, 2023 by

….and What We Can Do About It. To have intrinsic self-worth not contingent upon external achievements

Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley...

on November 13, 2023 by

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

Countdown To Gen Z Revival

on November 10, 2023 by

Nov. 11, teenagers from all around the world will be reaching other teens with the Gospel during an unprecedented day of global…

Kids Ministry Book: Resilient Child...

on November 10, 2023 by

The Fearless Future of the Church

LANGUAGE MATTERS

on November 8, 2023 by

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

The Rise Of Critical Theories And Social...

on November 7, 2023 by

Implications for the Church and Society

Letters Along The Way: From A Senior...

on November 7, 2023 by

Important, biblical perspectives on topics like the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture

Gallup: Belief In Five Spiritual...

on November 6, 2023 by

74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil

Church Attendance Still Lower Than Pre...

on November 6, 2023 by

The recent church attendance levels are about 10 percentage points lower than what Gallup measured in 2012 and most prior years

Preaching The Gospel To An Honor/Shame...

on November 5, 2023 by

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

Bringing The Gospel To The Next...

on November 5, 2023 by

Our churches have a remarkable opportunity to partner with parents in the task of making disciples of the next generation

Less Leader And More Shepherd And...

on November 5, 2023 by

In the topsy-turvy world of the kingdom of God, leadership is borne out in servanthood, greatness is borne out in humility