Tag Archive for youth ministry

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

Podcast

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

Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And...

on August 2, 2017 by

“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

on August 1, 2017 by

Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?

The Definitive List Of Volunteer...

on July 31, 2017 by

For any student ministry to be effective having dedicated and quality adult volunteers is essential

Middle School Madness

on July 29, 2017 by

After surviving seventh grade, you might be thinking, The end…it’s almost over. But don’t

Why I’m Still Doing Middle School...

on July 28, 2017 by

Marko

Why Kids Choose Sports Over Your Youth...

on July 27, 2017 by

Passing thoughts from a youth pastor leading a youth ministry while also balancing being a “sports dad” to two athletes of my…

How Living Counter-Culturally Can Lead...

on July 26, 2017 by

There are four ways we can inadvertently allow that to happen

Flashback Statistics: Media Use By...

on July 25, 2017 by

“Young people average 2 hours a day listening to music”

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage Alive

on July 23, 2017 by

Over time, every couple’s relationship can become predictable. Romance, sex, and even conversation can become routine or nonexistent

Values: Counter Cultural Parenting…...

on July 20, 2017 by

“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture…...

on July 20, 2017 by

Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

Help Students Keep The “Camp High”

on July 19, 2017 by

5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to…

Alarming Spike In Middle School Suicide...

on July 16, 2017 by

The suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2014, surpassing the death rate from car crashes

Social Media The “Identity Fitting...

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…

Six Books For Your First Year In Student...

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith For...

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible

Values: Reaching The Next Generation

on July 10, 2017 by

The Gospel doesn’t change, but how we apply the Gospel to our changing culture is vital

Kesha’s Blended Spirituality

on July 9, 2017 by

Am I dead? Or is this one of those horrible dreams. If I am alive, why? If there is a God

What Augustine’s ‘Confessions’...

on July 9, 2017 by

Be aware that children sometimes sin out of the sheer pleasure of being wicked

Stop Blaming The Students And The...

on July 6, 2017 by

Youth ministry is in danger of becoming the phone book

4 Ways To Respond To Unchurched Students

on July 3, 2017 by

Imagine you’re a teen who has stepped into your youth program for the first time. How would you feel?

A Critical Moment For Youth Ministry

on July 3, 2017 by

I noticed some common themes and challenges that seem important for all of us to pay attention to…

How To Kill “That Thing” In Your...

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.

Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute

Talking With Our Kids About Katy Perry

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

GENERATION Z MINISTRY

on June 25, 2017 by

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD HAVE

on June 25, 2017 by

But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them&...

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 2

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part-3

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should...

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

Getting Students Back Into Youth Group

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile

Helpful….. New Free Resources By...

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church...

on June 14, 2017 by

Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them…

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As Government...

on June 10, 2017 by

Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry...

on June 10, 2017 by

But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s…

Please Don’t Copy This Student...

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

Catch Them Doing It Right

on June 6, 2017 by

We realized that a lot of teachers, much like many parents, were so programmed to correct kids behavior that they had…

Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From...

on June 5, 2017 by

But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

Book: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect

on June 3, 2017 by

Jim Daly

How To Deal With College Debt

on June 2, 2017 by

7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt

13 Reasons Why … There is Hope

on June 1, 2017 by

This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons…

How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN...

on May 31, 2017 by

“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need…

3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To...

on May 29, 2017 by

Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

Free 7-week Parenting Curriculum…...

on May 21, 2017 by

7 videos, each one seeding conversation about the 7 vital changes I’d make

How To Help Parents Set Good Boundaries...

on May 20, 2017 by

“My 16-year-old wants Instagram and I won’t let her have it. Is that bad?”

13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

How To Have Tough Conversations Where...

on May 17, 2017 by

Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

Are We Forcing Our Youth Out Of Church?

on May 17, 2017 by

Besides the moments in ministry where I have gone and put my foot in my mouth…

21 Fun Things To Do With Kids This...

on May 16, 2017 by

Have you made a bucket list for your summer activities yet? I’m sure you’ll find fun things to do with kids on…

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth...

on May 10, 2017 by

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

More Than The Sex Talk….4 Ways To...

on May 10, 2017 by

Many things aren’t the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.
So it is…

Cyrus Change: Younger Generation Needs...

on May 9, 2017 by

Cyrus added that as she gets older, she understands the effect music has on the world.

“Distracted” Parent….Put Your...

on May 8, 2017 by

Avoid Being a “Distracted” or “Annoying” Parent

Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Ashley Graham On Why She Chose To...

on May 7, 2017 by

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Ashley Graham didn’t always have it easy when it came to love.

Youth Ministry’s Deadliest...

on May 5, 2017 by

Suicide is the #3 killer for kids ages 10-14, and #2 for ages 15-24. Chances are,…

The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

How to Lead a Student You Just Don’t...

on May 3, 2017 by

Tim Elmore

3 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Summer...

on May 3, 2017 by

Students are already in summer mode. Are you ready for them?

13 Reasons Why…Suicide Is The...

on May 2, 2017 by

Greg Stier

Islams View Of Homosexuality

on May 2, 2017 by

There are a number of passages within both the Koran and Hadiths that address homosexuality Islam goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality…

Awana: Youth Ministry Apologetics...

on May 2, 2017 by

We collected questions about the new Journey Advocates curriculum and sat down with Steve Kozak, Director of Awana Youth Ministries, and asked…

From Graduation To Transformation

on May 2, 2017 by

Intentionality is key. As students embark on the life-changing transition into university life, youth workers will do well in walking with them…

“Building A Year Long Event Strategy...

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

This Question Changed Youth Ministry For...

on May 1, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Finding Motivation When It’s Gone

on May 1, 2017 by

Maybe you have been there before…So, what do you do? How do you find motivation when it is gone? Here is what…

College Students May Forget Class...

on April 29, 2017 by

Forgetting content from a stressful math class may be one way to protect an individual’s belief that they are good at math