Tag Archive for youth ministry

Tim Keller: Why Does Anyone Become A...

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Tim Keller is one of the greatest thinkers in our world today. I loved his thoughts on Why Does Anyone Become a…

Update: To Rehome LGBT School Kids Top...

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..said the group could provide false documentation to hide children’s whereabouts while they participated in gay activities

Planned Parenthood Advertises Puberty...

on October 4, 2022 by

Aimed at minors, incorrectly markets puberty-blocking drugs as safe substances that can be used “like a stop sign” to halt puberty

To ‘Rehome’ Gay Kids Who Hate Their...

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Pro-Trans Group Behind Virginia School Walkout Plans To ‘Rehome’ Gay Kids Who Hate Their Parents

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on September 26, 2022 by

Josh Evans

Relational Ministry In A Technology...

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“Isolated in a world full of connection.”

Connecting With Parents

on September 26, 2022 by

Here are four ways our ministry intentionally connects with parents

Gays Against Groomers Speak Out…

on September 24, 2022 by

Dogs should be groomed not kids! Transgender grooming in schools

Movie: Uncle Tom II

on September 23, 2022 by

Unveils the Marxist strategy of creating false racial tension between Americans, with its ultimate goal of obtaining power, destroying capitalism and replacing…

Ministering To Anxious Students In An...

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The promise of Heaven reminds us that our suffering is not to last forever

Book: Communicating To Middle Schoolers

on September 19, 2022 by

A Guide to Developing and Delivering Messages That Stick

Book: What Most Parent’s Aren’t...

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Four Insights About Parents That Should Radically Impact Your Ministry

Words teenagers want to hear as they go...

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Mostly out of love and good intentions, we parents offer support in ways that our teenagers experience as stress because our support…

Book: The Collapse of Parenting

on September 17, 2022 by

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

Teaching Students About Sanctification

on September 15, 2022 by

Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension is the inheritance given to Christians, and the Spirit is the guarantee of our place with…

Don’t Leave Youth Ministry To The...

on September 15, 2022 by

Get to know youth with the long game in mind

Why Is Family Ministry Important?

on September 15, 2022 by

A parent is the number one spiritual influence in a child’s life, Rooted wants to equip and encourage parents as they seek to…

Anglican Conference In Conflict Over...

on September 14, 2022 by

What is the possible significance for the Anglican communion?

Time For The lawsuit Phase To Stop The...

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The ghastly fad of genital mutilation will end when the lawsuits begin

Parent Ministry For The New School Year

on September 13, 2022 by

Help equip you with resources to share with parents for any upcoming Fall Kickoff or Back-to-School

What if My Child Doesn’t Like Youth...

on September 13, 2022 by

In this episode, Alice is joined by Davis Lacey, a former youth pastor who now leads a young church plant in Ellijay,…

Walt Muller: Priorities, Practices And...

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Effectively leading and discipling them into a lifetime of vital Christian faith

Book: The Anxious Teen

on September 8, 2022 by

Ministry With Stressed And Fearful Students

Book: Handing Down The Faith….. (To...

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How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation. by Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk

Flashback: Small Group Management

on September 8, 2022 by

Small group management is tricky and requires a delicate balance of fun, focus, and
accountability

The Spread Of Critical Race Theory &...

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In an ongoing investigative series, City Journal contributing editor Christopher F. Rufo

Flashback: Are You Ready For The New...

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Are you ready to partner with parents to help shape the faith of their teenagers? What is your plan? How are you…

To Stay In Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling...

on September 1, 2022 by

Why remain in such a low-pay, high-pressure position? Why not escape to get a “real job” in ministry, a job where you…

Book: 3 Big Questions That Change Every...

on August 29, 2022 by

Making the Most of Your Conversations and Connections

Flashback Book: Gospel-Centered Youth...

on August 29, 2022 by

Specifically for youth workers focused on viewing all aspects of youth ministry through a gospel-focused lens

Recruiting A Team Of Amazing Volunteers

on August 28, 2022 by

A great team of volunteers is the lifeblood of any healthy ministry environment

Seeking To Reach Gen Z In The Current...

on August 28, 2022 by

Are students interested in what’s being offered at church anymore?

Rescue A Generation…Book &...

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Every person in youth ministry needs to know how to do it effectively and remain healthy through the process so that you…

Book: A Conservative Evangelical...

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“I am convinced that the church is on the precipice of a far greater controversy that took place with the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy…

4 Ideas For Connecting With Parents

on August 24, 2022 by

As the launch of a new school year approaches, remember to include on your calendar some strategic touchpoints with parents

If You Miss Youth, You Miss The Movement...

on August 23, 2022 by

Youth leaders don’t just entertain teens, train them! Equip them to grow deep in their faith and go wide with the Gospel

Growing A Gospel Culture In Youth...

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If we proclaim the gospel but demand perfection and excellence from one another, then the way we’re treating people contradicts the “imperfect…

How Are You Ministering To The Parents?

on August 22, 2022 by

What are you going to do with parents? Kids become like their parents! And you better go out of your way to…

Four Reasons People Are Not Volunteering...

on August 22, 2022 by

Many people simply feel overwhelmed as the rush of normal life returns on top of the lingering pandemic stress levels

5 Steps For Welcoming Families With...

on August 20, 2022 by

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Programming From Street To Seat In Your...

on August 19, 2022 by

Where do you start when putting youth services together?

A Great Volunteer Process = Great...

on August 19, 2022 by

Part of our job as leaders is to set up our volunteers well, beginning when they first join our team

College Students Incredible Dorm Room...

on August 18, 2022 by

One student even going as far as to hire an interior designer

Use Your Gifts To Serve And Make A...

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Use Your Gifts to Serve and Make a Difference By the time you begin thinking about finishing well, you have finally become…

Helping Students Transition From...

on August 14, 2022 by

Create some systems that help students know they belong in youth ministry. Consider a “welcome home” night

Christian Men And Their Godly Moms

on August 9, 2022 by

Timothy was a man of the Word because he had been raised by a woman of the Word.

Book: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

on August 7, 2022 by

It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature

Let’s Make Promotion A Big Deal

on August 4, 2022 by

One of the most exciting times in a student ministry is when everyone promotes up to the next grade

Modesty: Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

on August 1, 2022 by

One day I read an article about the marketing trends in the world of teenage clothing and undergarments. I began to think…

A FREE PAUL TRIPP CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS...

on August 1, 2022 by

Update And Re-release Of A Parenting...

on July 31, 2022 by

Paul David Tripp’s Book: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Post Covid Mental Health In Teenagers

on July 31, 2022 by

Since Covid, teenagers are profoundly disappointed and scared to hope, and we can minister to them most profoundly when we teach them…

From Frustrating To Fruitfulness In...

on July 27, 2022 by

Vince Greenwald

Family Meals: Big Benefits For Big Kids

on July 27, 2022 by

Here are three tips for family meals with big kids:

Addressing Church Stereotypes With...

on July 27, 2022 by

These statements are a microcosm of how the greater society perceives the church, as an institution that society must marginalize or eradicate

Ahhh. . . I Wonder What The Poor People...

on July 26, 2022 by

Walt Muller…Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

9 Things To Know About Middle Schoolers

on July 26, 2022 by

From A Middle Schooler

Busy = Something Is Usually Broken. By...

on July 25, 2022 by

Someone once told me, “If the devil can’t make you bad, he will make you busy.” Doug takes it a bit farther…

Book: Race Marxism: The Truth About...

on July 24, 2022 by

Lindsay explains what critical race theory is, what it believes, where it comes from, how it operates, and what we can do…

Social Sanity Book Club Chapter 2:...

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Who are you? Who are you on social media?

R.I.P: Unschooler, Entrepreneur, Prodigy...

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“Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” by Kevin Cooper (aka Cole Summers) deserves a place in the alternative education canon

Book: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t:...

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Kevin’s book is an argument for letting kids drive their own education and for letting them tackle life head-on in any arena…

Transformation Of A Transgender Teen

on July 20, 2022 by

“Mom and Dad, I need to tell you I’m not actually a girl,” she read. “My pronouns are they/them.”

Training leaders In Your Youthministry

on July 20, 2022 by

How Do You Train and Empower Lay Leaders in Your Youth Ministry? Part Two

Great Article From A Former ‘Trans Kid...

on July 16, 2022 by

California Weighs Gender-Transition Bill for Youths Beyond Its Borders

4 Practical Ideas For VBS Follow-Up

on July 13, 2022 by

Your follow-up plan needs to be intentional. It all begins with your VBS “why.” Your first step in VBS planning is establishing…

How To Recruit For A Successful Ministry

on July 13, 2022 by

Top 6 Secrets for Successful Ministry Recruitment

What is The Church And Why Connecting...

on July 12, 2022 by

Student pastors must be diligent in connecting students to a new local church where they are moving

Black Fatherless Homes…Grooming...

on July 11, 2022 by

Late 1960s, 80% of black children were born into 2-parent families. Today, 80% of black children are born into fatherless homes

Bad Dad Obituary

on July 9, 2022 by

“A dad to none” and “incapable of love.” Damaging his adult children, and leaving them broken

What Most People Say Before They Die

on July 9, 2022 by

According To Top Hospice Doctor

In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We...

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What is your only comfort in life and death? A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul,…

Parent Prayer Cards

on July 8, 2022 by

Using these cards, you can pray that God will develop His own characteristics within you and your family to change the world…

The Dangers Of Gender-Affirmative Care

on July 8, 2022 by

American doctors are unnecessarily harming children

Resources For Navigating LGBTQ Issues...

on July 7, 2022 by

We’ve included a number of books that may also help you think through these issues before you talk with your teenagers.

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Teen Years With...

on July 7, 2022 by

And be on the lookout for the release of an updated edition of The Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting…

Christian Hedonism, Student Ministry And...

on July 7, 2022 by

It’s important to examine how Christian hedonism presses into the real world, especially for youth ministers and parents of teenagers

Book by Jim Burns: Finding Joy In The...

on July 6, 2022 by

Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life

4 Tips To Avoid Drama

on July 6, 2022 by

You need to know how to work through drama when you encounter it. Otherwise, you’re headed toward a vicious cycle that will…

Video: How To Raise Successful Kids...

on July 6, 2022 by

I think this Ted talk is worth watching. I like the term “over-parenting.” I think some parents are doing that and it’s…

Helping Young People To Lament

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Helping young people process anger and grief through lament

How To Lead A Kid Who’s An...

on July 4, 2022 by

Over the years, I’ve spotted kids who are underdogs. They are outsiders. late bloomers. But somehow, they step up.

Flashback: Help Me With…...

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We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help

Calendaring: The Do’s And Don’ts In...

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A major conundrum for smaller youth ministries is critical mass, and it starts with the calendar. But before a small-church team should…

Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

on July 3, 2022 by

Do you see yourself as a busy youth worker who tries to plan ahead, but ends up executing events that you haven’t…

Calendaring: Balancing Family And Youth...

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Sean shared that their first year of marriage was atypical in that it was very easy

How2 Plan For Your Ministry’s Success

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6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar

13-Month Calendar Plan Your Kids’...

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I had to plan my ministry calendar well in advance just to make sure it worked with the rhythms of family life

Book: Lead Them To Jesus

on July 2, 2022 by

Biblical Truths and Practical Help for Youth Workers. From who is the trinity, LGBT issues to how to run your youthministry

Walt Mueller On this, The last Day Of...

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I’ve become more and more convinced that being on the right side of God’s Word, will, and way will oftentimes mean that…

3-Tips To Crush Your Ministry Calendar

on June 30, 2022 by

Have you ever had those months in student ministry where it feels like you simply can’t catch your breath?

The Catastrophe Of 12 Million Fatherless...

on June 30, 2022 by

The decline of marriage and the rise of fatherlessness in America remain at the center of some of the biggest problems facing…

Book.Battle 4The American Mind:...

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America’s original schools didn’t just make kids memorize facts or learn skills; they taught them to think freely and arrive at wisdom….

Middle School Camp Mistakes

on June 29, 2022 by

Over the last 10-15 years, I have chosen to run my own camps for my groups and/or decided to run missions trips…

Words Matter: Talking About Parents To...

on June 29, 2022 by

4 Tips to bridge the gap between students and parents, because our words matter

Supreme Court Rules For Public School...

on June 27, 2022 by

Former coach Joseph Kennedy argued that the Bremerton School District in Washington state violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn’t…

Transgender-Identifying Youth Nearly...

on June 27, 2022 by

More conservative-leaning states tend to have lower numbers of persons associating with the transgender identity, whereas more left-leaning states have higher percentages

Kids & BSA Watched Fully Nude...

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Children younger than ten watched fully nude bikers at the Seattle Pride Parade, which was kicked off by the Boy Scouts of…

Shifting Your Parenting Goals

on June 23, 2022 by

Adam McLane

3 Ways to Reach Busy Students This...

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Youth ministry is shifting and changing. It is morphing into something it has never been before, and I am not sure…