Tag Archive for youth ministry

Can We Talk?

on April 19, 2018 by

The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…

Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be...

on April 16, 2018 by

Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual...

on April 16, 2018 by

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

Creating An Inviting Culture

on April 14, 2018 by

Summer Camp Is The Linch Pin

How To Create An Inviting Culture…

on April 14, 2018 by

Use Social Media Strategically

Hard To Reach Students

on April 13, 2018 by

Most hard-to-reach students aren’t actually that hard to reach; we just need to put in a little extra effor

Simplify Your Communication To...

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I...

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From...

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

on April 10, 2018 by

One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones...

on April 6, 2018 by

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your...

on April 5, 2018 by

Do These 4 Things

Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

3 Investments you can make to have a...

on April 3, 2018 by

No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

Is Your Ministry Informational Or...

on April 3, 2018 by

Here are a few ideas to take your ministries from informational to transformational:

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of...

on April 3, 2018 by

Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

on April 2, 2018 by

Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today

 

Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As...

on March 29, 2018 by

Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

The Missions Relationship Factor

on March 28, 2018 by

What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

Parenting Middle Schoolers

on March 26, 2018 by

More Than Just Surviving This Transitional Phase

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

Power Of Grandparents

on March 26, 2018 by

Intergenerational is cultural

Six Tips for Planning Your Youth Group...

on March 23, 2018 by

Todd Jones

Working With Teenage Boys

on March 21, 2018 by

10 strategies for working with teenage boys

How To Create A Climate Of Connection

on March 21, 2018 by

Connecting Students is More Important than Programs

Daughters More Influenced By Generous...

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be...

on March 17, 2018 by

We must inspire missionary brigades of Christians ready to free the captives of this confused culture

St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager...

on March 17, 2018 by

Reclaiming the Great Missionary

St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

on March 17, 2018 by

St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online...

on March 16, 2018 by

…porn was their primary source for information about sex.  Adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know

How To Pass On Faith To The Next...

on March 16, 2018 by

3 Ways to Pass on Faith to the Next Generation

Frustration In Student Ministry

on March 15, 2018 by

Frustrations are a part of ministry, so how can we not let them get the better of us?
Here are four thoughts

How Can We Love The Next Shooter Before...

on March 15, 2018 by

An Open Letter From A Teacher To Students “Walking Out”…

Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For...

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

“I’d Rather Be Blind Than...

on March 15, 2018 by

I’m the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

Wrinkle In Time Stripped Of Its...

on March 13, 2018 by

Love has been so recklessly removed that it drains this already abysmal film of depth and strips it of a universal message we…

College Student Kicked Out Of Class For...

on March 13, 2018 by

A religious studies major was barred from Christianity class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for saying during class that there are only…

Confessions Of An Overweight Youth...

on March 12, 2018 by

I knew I had two options: burn some calories or burn-out of ministry

Teen Slang….Infographic

on March 12, 2018 by

It might help give context to a conversation that you hear about a student getting “Lit” on the weekend,

Why Generation Z Is less Christian

on March 12, 2018 by

….and why that’s good news

Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your...

on March 11, 2018 by

Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

Book: Hearts Of The Fathers

on March 9, 2018 by

Leaving a Legacy That Lasts! There is a fatherhood crisis in America. At the core of nearly all social ills facing America…

The Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation...

on March 8, 2018 by

Tangible data surrounding the compensation of full-time Youth Pastors in order to minimize vague speculation, while also providing concrete data and evidence

10 Things Your Kids Won’t Learn In...

on March 8, 2018 by

There are things we need to prepare kids for before they go to give them the framework they need to thrive

What Jesus-Centered Ministry Is/Isn’t

on March 7, 2018 by

“Of course we’re Jesus-centered, right? We’re a church youth group. Doesn’t that automatically make it about Jesus?”

Managing Momentum In Youth Ministry

on March 6, 2018 by

…youth pastors simply not being aware of the “flow” of family, work, school, and social lives

3 Youth And Children’s Ministry...

on March 2, 2018 by

“Passing On Faith” by Theos; “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape

‘Black Panther’ Star “I Fell In...

on March 2, 2018 by

Actress Letitia Wright left acting to pursue a relationship with God. Now she is back with a profound mission

Going Beyond The Gun Control Debates&...

on February 28, 2018 by

You cannot legislate away evil. No laws on the books can change the human heart.

Gunning Your Kids Down

on February 27, 2018 by

Six of the Billboard Top 10 artists right now talk about using guns to solve their problems…

A Fathers Legacy

on February 27, 2018 by

The way we parent today we’re not on the fact our children but our children’s children

Dads 5 Reasons To Think About Your...

on February 27, 2018 by

Thinking about our legacy encourages us to work out a long-term plan

5 Ways To Be Remembered As A Good Father

on February 27, 2018 by

My friend mike had just passed away  leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful girls. At his funeral  I thought …

When Is My Child Mature Enough To Leave...

on February 24, 2018 by

Prepare them to recognize they need help — from God and from those he places around them

Divine Words For Desperate Parents

on February 24, 2018 by

I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Ps. 31:14–15)

What’s Wrong With Dressing Immodestly...

on February 23, 2018 by

John Piper: “The guy you’re attracting by showing more skin is not the guy you want to marry.”

Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now...

on February 23, 2018 by

Grades have gone up, and discipline problems have plummeted. Students are interacting, talking to each other, reading, kicking a ball, socializing — because…

The Good Book: For Kids And Adults

on February 23, 2018 by

Explore 40 key Bible chapters that laid the foundation for understanding the entirety of scripture

How To Help Your Children Read The Bible

on February 23, 2018 by

As a parent of five children, as well as a pastor, I’ll share eight that I’ve found helpful

Young Bible Readers More Likely To Be...

on February 23, 2018 by

The biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids

Where To Get Practical Parenting Help

on February 22, 2018 by

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Bullying: I Regret Not Saying Anything

on February 22, 2018 by

“Someone could have approached a faculty member, a guidance counselor, a teacher and said,

Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions

Serve

on February 21, 2018 by

Kirsten Peyton

Dealing With Tough Kids

on February 20, 2018 by

3 Things When You’ve Tried Everything

Tragedy: 3 Week Teaching Series

on February 20, 2018 by

Written by youth workers who have all walked students through tragedy, helping them find their way through the darkness to the other…

Creating Community In Your Youth Group

on February 20, 2018 by

Student long for acceptance! Are they finding it at your group?

Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among...

on February 18, 2018 by

Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

How To Run Your Ministry A Year Ahead Of...

on February 17, 2018 by

It never seems like we have enough time in youth ministry, right? Stressed out about the lack of time to get everything…

How Can I Minister To My Classmates This...

on February 17, 2018 by

What are some practical steps I can take to redeem these years for the gospel?”

Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

Frustrated With The Kids In Church Who...

on February 15, 2018 by

Stop Worrying About The Students Who Come To Church With Their Parents & Not Your Program

Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on February 15, 2018 by

Walt Mueller

How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

on February 14, 2018 by

Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ...

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

My Favorite Graphic Creating apps In...

on February 12, 2018 by

But over the past several years there has been 1 app that I have settled into using on a regular basis.

“Building A Youth Worship Team From...

on February 11, 2018 by

Episode 2: A little more practical about the process of building a worship team, what instruments and parts to add and what order to…

“Creating A Sustainable Youth Worship...

on February 11, 2018 by

In this first episode we talk about why you want to build a team and look at two different approaches to building…

Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

on February 9, 2018 by

New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

Reconsidering “Professional” Youth...

on February 9, 2018 by

When the call for professionalism and excellence turns people away….. a spirit of elitism has infected the body of Christ

Church Planting As Youth Ministry

on February 9, 2018 by

The Two Most Disconnected Statistics in the Modern-Day Church

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

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By: Steven Kozak

Proactive Youth Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

3 proactive skills we can implement now that will lead to opportunities later

Recapturing The Gospel In Your Ministry

on February 8, 2018 by

I am realizing that it was a sign that my heart had lost its awe of the gospel and had replaced it…

How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post-Christian Culture

By: Steven Kozak
My guess is that, like me, you have been there. That time when…

The Sex Talk….When?

on February 7, 2018 by

Do you really want to trust Google and the Internet as your teen’s key provider of sex education?

Youth Pastors Need To Connect With...

on February 7, 2018 by

5 Ways Youth Pastors Can Connect With Parents

Grow Numbers

on February 6, 2018 by

Grow Numbers is a check-in, attendance tracker, and database management software built specifically for Youth Ministry.

Simply Text

on February 6, 2018 by

Simply Text enables consistent and effective communication across channels to everyone involved in your ministry

Creating Momentum In Youth Ministry

on February 6, 2018 by

We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how?

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history