Tag Archive for youth ministry

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

3 Lessons From “Over The Hill&...

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

Get Rid Of Sideways Energy

on April 28, 2017 by

Justin Knowles


on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…

7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

on April 21, 2017 by

Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders

Census: More Americans 18-to-34 Now Live...

on April 21, 2017 by

“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement,”

Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley


on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13 Reasons...

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment

13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True...

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth...

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

20 Questions To Connect With New...

on April 13, 2017 by

Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

Flashback: 20 Myths About A Great Youth...

on April 13, 2017 by

These myths may be preventing many “real” potential Youth Workers from serving in Youth Ministry

5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually...

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics

Adulthood Passage Rituals Can Create...

on April 11, 2017 by

The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

Why Our Teens Dont Know They Need Jesus

on April 10, 2017 by

Kristen Hatton

What Graduating Seniors Show You About...

on April 6, 2017 by

by Andy Blanks

Danger In The Front Seat

on April 6, 2017 by

3 Major Mistakes Young People Make Behind the Wheel

Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth...

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Pope Warns Against ‘False’...

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

My 16-Year-Old Wants Instagram…

on March 31, 2017 by

Where kids actually adopt their values

Equip Parents/Grandparents To Be...

on March 30, 2017 by

There comes a point when their children/grandchildren need to learn to grow in their own walk with Jesus; they can not just…

Teach Teens Discernment

on March 27, 2017 by

How to Help Teens Pursue Discernment

Face To Face And Hashtag Evangelism

on March 24, 2017 by

This event will change lives

Book: This Changes Everything

on March 24, 2017 by

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?

What Your Ministry Needs To Build...

on March 23, 2017 by

We all want our ministry to grow. We want to see teens bringing their friends, and growing deeper in their faith.

Book: Onward

on March 21, 2017 by

Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel

Book: Owning Faith

on March 20, 2017 by

Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith Journey of Teenagers

The Search To Belong: Rethinking...

on March 20, 2017 by

by Joseph R. Myers

Book Review: Growing Young

on March 18, 2017 by

Sean McDowell‏

What Do You Do With The Barna State Of...

on March 18, 2017 by

As I read it 3 responses jump out at me. Here is some of the data and a few important ways to…

Book: Venti Jesus Please

on March 16, 2017 by

Listen in on their real conversation as teens talk about life, God, and relationships.
A clear gospel message for today’s teens

Book: The Skinny On Outreach

on March 16, 2017 by

by Greg Stier

How To Kill “Youth Group Drama&...

on March 16, 2017 by

I’ve been hearing it more and more as I talk to youth leaders across the nation

7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents...

on March 15, 2017 by

Parents, you are painting a portrait of God for your children every day….And when your children

The Spirituality Of Peer Pressure

on March 15, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

5 Ways To Retain Juniors And Seniors

on March 11, 2017 by

The number one thing you need to do is connect students to God!

Failure Rules….

on March 9, 2017 by

Looking foolish was only in my head

Book: Are Your Kids On Track

on March 9, 2017 by

The goal is to break down 4 emotional, 4 social and 4 spiritual milestones

Porn In Plain Sight

on March 8, 2017 by

by Jonathan McKee

Emergency Trip Bag

on March 6, 2017 by

Years of youth ministry has taught me to be like a boy scout on trips: always prepared!

Book: Do Not Go In There

on March 6, 2017 by

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Ministry

Lent Questions Day 2

on March 3, 2017 by

George Lockhart

Social Media & Teens

on March 3, 2017 by

Social Media & Teens: Understanding Digital Natives, Pt. 1

10 Facts About Date Rape

on March 3, 2017 by

Every 2 minutes “ANOTHER AMERICAN IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED” according (RAINN), and 44% of the victims are under 18

Why We Choose To Lead As My FamilyY

on March 3, 2017 by

I choose to lead with my wife and family, when I lead my ministry, especially in the area of family and parent…

Thoughts For Lent: John 13:12-17

on March 2, 2017 by

by George Lockhart

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

on March 2, 2017 by

Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians

4 Strategies To Build On The Camp,...

on March 1, 2017 by

by Ron Powell

Framing Sexual Sanity

on March 1, 2017 by

by Walt Mueller

Take The Free Youth Ministry Assessment

on February 28, 2017 by

The questions are designed to help you accurately assess the health of your youth program while measuring your effectiveness and potential of…

Who Are Generation Z And How To Reach...

on February 28, 2017 by

79% are addicted to their devices. We are becoming what we behold. We desire significance and we are trying to find…

Devotional: Lent And Holy Week

on February 28, 2017 by

Daily Office Booklet: Morning and Evening Prayer for Lent and Holy Week 2017

What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 28, 2017 by

How do I observe Ash Wednesday?

The Art Of Recruiting Volunteers

on February 28, 2017 by

Getting volunteers in youth ministry is like creating a great painting

Screens And Small Groups

on February 28, 2017 by

We need to learn how to use and not use smartphones in the small group context

Book Review: Youth Ministry In The 21st...

on February 1, 2017 by

Austin McCann

3 Easy Ways To Impact A Middle Schooler...

on January 31, 2017 by

Life for a middle schooler is rough. Forget trying to figure out who you are in Christ. Preteens are hanging onto the…

5 Reasons To Use Goal Setting Evangelism

on January 31, 2017 by

Thom Rainer

3 Ways Some Churches Grow Without...

on January 31, 2017 by

When Church Growth Theory Meets Church Life Reality

Why Millennials Keep Ditching Your...

on January 30, 2017 by

46.6% of millennials listed corporate social responsibility as a factor in choosing an employer. ie. community service program every month

Book: liked….Whose Approval Are...

on January 28, 2017 by

For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked…

10 Reasons Why I Still Believe In [ &...

on January 27, 2017 by

by Greg Stier

Engaging Culture In An Age Of Hyper...

on January 27, 2017 by

If we are called to be missional, we must engage cultural contexts, and this requires a significant investment in educating stakeholders of…

Connecting Students To God’s Mission

on January 27, 2017 by

Then we invite them to partner with their peers in mission and ministry opportunities so the culture of ministries is one of…

How Would Jesus Do Youth Ministry

on January 26, 2017 by

The Five Growth Engines

Where I Messed Up…Learning From...

on January 24, 2017 by

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Jonathan McKee’s brand new book, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, released this week

Flashback: 16 Ways To Build A Youth...

on January 23, 2017 by

The following is a report on the practical applications of Mark DeVries’ new book, Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t…

4 Steps To A Great Start In Youth...

on January 23, 2017 by

by James Lankford

How To Unplug From What Keeps You...

on January 20, 2017 by

Here are some inventive ways to respond to the epidemic of distraction in our culture and minds

Social Media: Video Training Series For...

on January 20, 2017 by

Watch the video to hear more about engaging and ministering to teens using social media

5 Golden Rules In Dealing With Church...

on January 19, 2017 by

by Rachel Blom

Flashback: Stop Telling Teenagers To...

on January 19, 2017 by

We began to communicate to students that the best way to help introduce their peers to Christ was to simply invite them…

Power-Based Leadership And The Church

on January 19, 2017 by

Moving Away from Coercive Power in Ministry Leadership

Time Management Tricks

on January 18, 2017 by

I am still learning how to do this effectively. But along the way I have picked up some tools and resources that…

Priorities: Football vs Family

on January 18, 2017 by

At the end of his life…‘I wish I had spent more time with my family.’


on January 17, 2017 by

There’s No Subtlety in These Sexy Requests

Flashback: Helping Students Push-Back On...

on January 13, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Flashback: Instilling Social Media Sense

on January 13, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

on January 13, 2017 by

I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent

We Have To Talk About Porn

on January 12, 2017 by

…it means that a child or teen being exposed to pornography is no longer a matter of “if” but a matter of…

3 Surprising Benefits To Parent...

on January 12, 2017 by

I have never heard of a growing ministry that did not focus on building relationships. It is easy to neglect the vital…

Family Ministry: Saving Kids—And...

on January 9, 2017 by

“Mother Teresa said the problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small,”

Family Dinners And Their Impact Teen...

on January 7, 2017 by

Insights family engagement expert

Young People Are Leaving The Church&...

on January 6, 2017 by

And new research tells us how to turn it around

Dating In The Digital Culture

on January 5, 2017 by

In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time…

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity&...

on January 5, 2017 by

Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

FREE Parenting eBook For Helping Teens...

on January 5, 2017 by

Download, “Issues and Answers,” by Roland Boyce

Book: Screens and Teens

on January 4, 2017 by

Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Pornography And The Brain…Values

on January 4, 2017 by

Wired For Intimacy. How Pornography Hijacks The Male Brain

Leading Teens Toward The Older...

on January 3, 2017 by

Leneita Fix

Flashback: 7 Ways To Use Evernote In...

on January 3, 2017 by

Evernote is a great program to organize thoughts, meetings, agendas, sermons and even an entire youth ministry program

Flashback: 5 Ways To Prevent Youth...

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by Greg Stier