Tag Archive for youth ministry

My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!

on August 10, 2019 by

What Do I Do?

When A Student Comes Out To You

on August 9, 2019 by

More students want to meet and talk about same-sex attraction. We have moved from “my friend” is struggling with this, to “I”…

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s...

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

Create Intentional Moments For Your...

on August 7, 2019 by

Back to School Plan

“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

More Than 20% Of Millennials Claim To...

on August 4, 2019 by

Strong social relationships support mental health, and that..reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence...

on July 27, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

Connecting With Parents During The...

on July 26, 2019 by

When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any…

Youth Ministry Summer Reading List

on July 26, 2019 by

As a result of years of research and writing, there are so many great books available that allow us to be mentored…

Longevity In YTH Ministry

on July 23, 2019 by

This is the latest article in the AG News on ythology and…thoughts on longevity in YTH ministry

How To Help Your Former Teens Grow After...

on July 20, 2019 by

The first two years of their post-high school life has so much change; it can knock them off their spiritual journey

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

YouTube Star ‘Ninja’ Thanks...

on July 19, 2019 by

A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

When A Student Fails To Show Up

on July 18, 2019 by

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students…

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before...

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

Youthmin: Self Promotion And The Call To...

on July 15, 2019 by

Help me to humble myself before Thee by seeing the vanity of honor as a conceit of men’s minds

Helping Teens Fall In Love With A...

on July 12, 2019 by

How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom

on July 12, 2019 by

Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT...

on July 11, 2019 by

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So Bad...

on July 7, 2019 by

In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has…

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By...

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

How To Talk To Young People About Doubt

on July 3, 2019 by

Dr. Kara Powell

Becoming A Dad

on July 3, 2019 by

10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For...

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next...

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With...

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent...

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

What John Teaches Us About Youth...

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

Sticking With Youth Ministry For The...

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor...

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

How To Face The Pressure Points Of...

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In...

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

Encouragements For Your Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth...

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational...

on June 5, 2019 by

relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season

Helping Parents Prevent Porn

on May 29, 2019 by

3  resources to help parents

How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For...

on May 29, 2019 by

YM Sidekick

Youth Pastors Are Also Youth...

on May 26, 2019 by

Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one…

Reclaiming Friendship in the Social...

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

Families Are Together And Yet Apart

on May 16, 2019 by

Adults are almost as bad as teens are, being preoccupied with their phone.

Campuses Ministries Working Together...

on May 16, 2019 by

EveryCampus ’ initiative, a national multi-organizational coalition focused on gospel movements on every campus in America

 

“Equality Act”: An Assault On...

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace

Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn...

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

Getting Parents Involved In Youth...

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

Be A Regular At Your Local School...

on May 1, 2019 by

Here are just three benefits that come from attending your local sporting events.

Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For...

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

How To Follow Up On Visitors After...

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily And...

on April 21, 2019 by

In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…

Talking Church With Your Teenager And...

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

on April 19, 2019 by

How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

“Remembering”

on April 19, 2019 by

Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR BATTLES

on April 18, 2019 by

Every Young Man Must Face!…

3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

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

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.