Tag Archive for youth ministry

The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

We Need More Risk Takers In Youth...

on October 19, 2017 by

The Bible is filled with stories of risk takers who were willing to lose it all so that God’s name and fame…

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone Sucks

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

The #1 Thing I Tell People Who Want To...

on October 10, 2017 by

So many people come into Youth Ministry disillusioned as to the reality of what ministry really is. They know they

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2017 by

Jesus spent His life pursuing faithfulness rather than fame. How would things change if we did the same

Resolving Conflict With Your Teenager

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

Flashback: Helping Parents Train Up...

on October 9, 2017 by

7 great ideas you can use to help parents train their children spiritually

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has...

on October 9, 2017 by

Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

God uses messy and flawed human beings throughout history to inspire, love and help others discover the amazing promises of the gospel.

Surviving The Ups And Downs Of Youth...

on October 8, 2017 by

Fellow youth workers, we are doing good work whether or not we can see that goodness

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy

on October 5, 2017 by

by Carey Nieuwhof

The Problem Of Approval In Your...

on October 4, 2017 by

Deep down we want to be liked. Even if you are okay with people being mad at you, you still want people…

To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

5 Skills That Every Youth Minister Needs To Develop If They Want To Continue To Grow

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

Las Vegas: The Reality Of Fear And What...

on October 3, 2017 by

What do I do when the monster under the bed becomes a real-life monster wielding an arsenal of guns, or is threatening…

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

Get to the Next Level Using This Evaluation Process

5 Principles To Reach The Next...

on October 2, 2017 by

In this fast-paced world, the road to reaching youth has a slower speed limit…earning the right to share the gospel with students.

Finding Your True Identity In Youth...

on October 2, 2017 by

Culture changes..don’t let your weak areas or underlying insecurities drive your identity as a leader

Student Leadership Ministry Team

on October 1, 2017 by

11 People you need on a student ministry leadership team

3 Student Ministry Opportunities

on October 1, 2017 by

Here are three practical ways to give teenagers opportunities to lead

Collaborative Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2017 by

If your mission is to get students to come to you, then you are not fulfilling God’s plan.

Flashback: Why Youth Pastors Leave…...

on September 29, 2017 by

I think most Youth Pastors who leave, leave too soon

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

10 Reasons Why Parents Make Great Youth...

on September 28, 2017 by

Parents as youth workers. Does the sound of that idea make you quake in your Vans?

Must See Movie: Mully October 3-5

on September 27, 2017 by

Mully, 28 years of rescuing thousands of outcast orphans and raising them as his own children

NFL

on September 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

52 Family Dinner Discussions

on September 27, 2017 by

by ParentMinistry

The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To...

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless

A Drunk Driver Killed Their Daughters...

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

Millennials Want To Live Within Walking...

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them

20 Retreat Hacks

on September 23, 2017 by

Many of you have a retreat coming up this fall here are 20 hacks you could still use to enhance your time…

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

on September 23, 2017 by

The “What” and the “Why” of Exegetical Bible Teaching for Kids

A Letter To Senior Pastors….

on September 21, 2017 by

It’s about the kids in your congregation and the powerful role that you play

From Intention To Action

on September 21, 2017 by

Elevating leadership beyond good intentions’

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

College Transition Connection

on September 19, 2017 by

Campus Ministry Link is a way to connect students with campus ministries, on any college campus across the nation

5 Reasons Your Youth Ministry May Never...

on September 18, 2017 by

Let’s make sure that we are doing everything that we can to grow our ministry!

How To Talk To Your Kids About Body...

on September 18, 2017 by

Having a Biblical body image is something many of us desire to grow into. I know I do! It’s one in…

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

Is Getting Wasted Really A Big Deal?

on September 17, 2017 by

“Mom, smoking weed really isn’t a big deal.”

Better Family Engagement In Ministry

on September 15, 2017 by

Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

5 Ways To Engage Families As Partners In...

on September 15, 2017 by

Brad M. Griffin

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.

Navigating Sports Schedules

on September 14, 2017 by

Every fall offers the same challenge: clashing schedules of the sports and the youth ministry calendar

5 Brutal Facts About Children’s...

on September 12, 2017 by

What You Can Do About It

6 Strategies For Engaging The Hurting...

on September 8, 2017 by

What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture...

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

Youth Workers Are You Giving Parents...

on September 7, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Youth workers are you giving parents bubbles

Fellow College Students, Please Join A...

on September 7, 2017 by

We should have the same reaction to Christian college students who are not joined to a local church

Connecting On School Campuses

on September 6, 2017 by

Here are a few ways we’ve been successful in connecting with school campuses

Discussion: Mom Shames Daughter For Racy...

on September 6, 2017 by

Discussion Starters for Student Small Groups

Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways To Stay...

on September 5, 2017 by

Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual…

Flashback: Why Teens Leave the Church

on September 5, 2017 by

“How do we get our teens to stay connected after they graduate high school?”

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

Dare 2 Share Live Student Outreach Event...

on September 4, 2017 by

Inspirational Gospel training event…the Saturday before See You at the Pole!

Guiding Students Toward Christ-Centered...

on September 3, 2017 by

Kirsten Peyton

Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree...

on September 1, 2017 by

We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”

7 Ways To Deal With Doubt

on September 1, 2017 by

Two-Thirds of Christians face doubt

Don’t Fumble This Amazing Opportunity&...

on August 31, 2017 by

30% of students never make the transition from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry

Flashback: Better Planning For A Better...

on August 31, 2017 by

Now is the time to plan to make the most of each moment. Here are a few enhancements that you can make

The Ever-Increasing Impact Of Social...

on August 30, 2017 by

Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?

Back To School Conversations

on August 30, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Help Dads Fight Pornography

on August 30, 2017 by

68% of men in church view pornography on a regular basis

The Power Of Teachers…Its-Back To...

on August 29, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Kids Under 10 Make Up 10% Of Porn Site...

on August 28, 2017 by

Most experts claim that 11 is the average age for exposure to pornography, but that number is obsolete

HOW BOYS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN GIRLS

on August 25, 2017 by

Girls are wired to learn through being social and relationships, boys are hardwired for activity and movement

HOW GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY THAN BOYS

on August 25, 2017 by

There are no differences in what girls and boys can learn. But there are big differences in the way to teach them

…Level Up As A Leader

on August 25, 2017 by

Questions To Ask Yourself To Level Up As A Leader

Better Parent Meetings

on August 24, 2017 by

It’s time to start thinking about what the parents need. Consider the following

Memes Are Not Your Friend

on August 21, 2017 by

Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

Improve Your Relationship With Your Lead...

on August 21, 2017 by

6 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Lead Pastor

Why Your Family Needs To Play And Have...

on August 19, 2017 by

The opposite of play is not in fact work, as you might have guessed, but it’s actually depression

Non-Grandparents Ministering To The...

on August 19, 2017 by

94-Year-Old Installed a Neighborhood Pool After His Wife Died to Fill His Yard with Laughter

A Youth Minister’s Back-To-School...

on August 18, 2017 by

3 Things You Might Forget…getting ready for the new youth ministry year

5 Things….Before You Send Your Kid...

on August 18, 2017 by

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher e

Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

The Empty Promise Of Stuff

on August 15, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Flashback: At Age 6, Girls Already Feel...

on August 15, 2017 by

Let’s Affirm Girls

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing...

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our...

on August 14, 2017 by

Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our...

on August 14, 2017 by

Cameron Cole

Student Ministries Game Plan For The...

on August 13, 2017 by

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across the country

Samaritan’s Purse Box From Boy leads...

on August 13, 2017 by

It all started in year 2000 when a young Tyrel Wolfe from Idaho filled a box for the Samaritan’s Purse…

Ministering To The Fatherless

on August 13, 2017 by

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Values: The Impact Of A Gap Year

on August 10, 2017 by

Many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to defend it against secular humanism and other misguided worldviews

Values: Why Kids Are Walking Away From...

on August 10, 2017 by

Last weekend I met some people who are tackling this reality head on… and I think they’re onto something

Book: Youth Ministry 2027

on August 10, 2017 by

A New Vision for Youth Ministry in This Present Future

God’s Big Picture: Tracing The...

on August 9, 2017 by

Scripture is “one story,”..understand the exact nature of that storyline. God’s Kingdom: God’s People living in God’s Place under God’s Rule, and…

National Grandparenting Conference Nov 2...

on August 8, 2017 by

Grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren

Discipleship In A Digital World

on August 8, 2017 by

Social media has created a world where students are living alternative lives

Get Your Youth Ministry Report Card Here

on August 4, 2017 by

If you set goals it is time to evaluate how you did.

Book: The Teen’s Guide To Social...

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology