Tag Archive for youth ministry

5 Initiations Your Son Needs From You

on April 20, 2021 by

We should be intentional with a son’s initiation into manhood. Here are 5 initiations that your son needs from you.

Book: More Than Just The Talk

on April 19, 2021 by

Becoming Your Kids’ Go-To Person About Sex

Book: God Made All of Me

on April 19, 2021 by

A Read-Aloud Story to Help Children Protect Their Bodies

Book: Talking Back to Purity Culture

on April 19, 2021 by

Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality

Book: Redeeming Sex

on April 19, 2021 by

Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality

1 In 6 Parents Allowed Teens To Drink...

on April 18, 2021 by

Might lead to less misuse or binge drinking in the future, but data do not generally support that conclusion

U.S. Church Membership Falls Below...

on April 18, 2021 by

Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade

This Video Is A Great Story For Kids And...

on April 18, 2021 by

Video: The Present

How To Start A Youth Ministry In A Small...

on April 15, 2021 by

Where do you begin if you’re attempting to launch a new program for teenagers, especially in a smaller congregation?

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

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Questions To Consider To Stay In Your Youth Ministry

Book: Intentional Youth Ministry

on April 15, 2021 by

A practical guide that will help you move beyond impression to impact

Views Of Life’s Meaning And Purpose...

on April 14, 2021 by

Americans are also more likely to contemplate whether they will go to heaven when they die but less likely to strongly believe…

Pew: YouTube Dominates Social Media...

on April 14, 2021 by

TikTok Now Rivals Snapchat, Twitter

Generation Z Survey Of 7,000 U.S. Teens

on April 14, 2021 by

20+ years of research U.S. teens GenZ insights

YouTube’s New Parental Controls...

on April 14, 2021 by

What Parents Should Know About YouTube’s New Parental Controls

Investigating Jesus For Violating Stay...

on April 6, 2021 by

Roman Authorities Investigating Jesus

Polish Pastor Chase Police Out Of His...

on April 6, 2021 by

Who came there to shut him down for Rona violations

Teaching Students To Be Responsible...

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Flashback: 5 Things to think about

Book: Engaging Gen Z Raising The Bar For...

on March 31, 2021 by

This family-connected generation model calls for youth ministers to better intertwine families into ministry programming.

a theological framework about...

on March 30, 2021 by

Book: Being Young

Is The Main Thing Actually The Main...

on March 28, 2021 by

I wonder if we have mistaken people growing in faith actually by seeing people enjoy themselves more

5 Lessons For Youth Ministry From The...

on March 28, 2021 by

I wonder if we need to help young people to be more honest, to vocalise their fears and anxieties, as well…

How To Connect And Support Families

on March 28, 2021 by

Every leader needs to be intentional in supporting families and here are seven ways that can help

What Kind Of Youth Pastor Are You?

on March 26, 2021 by

In other words, some youth pastors are hardly working while others are working really hard

3 Signs Of A Miserable Youth Ministry...

on March 26, 2021 by

Are you affirmed as an individual and appreciated for your specific contributions? Or, do you feel anonymous, invisible, and taken for granted?

Easier Transition From Children’s To...

on March 26, 2021 by

Pouring in the lives of younger kids can ease the anxiety of transitioning into student ministry because it bridges the invisible gap…

Helping Our Kids Understand Faith In...

on March 26, 2021 by

3 Keys to help

Christians Judging

on March 25, 2021 by

“I know we’re not supposed to judge. . . but. . . ”

Calling Your Students Might Seem Old...

on March 25, 2021 by

In the age of text messages and group threads, phone calls seemed to have gained a greater impact

3 Key Words Your Kids Are Longing ToHear

on March 24, 2021 by

Research has motivated me to not only tell my kids, “I like you,” but also to tell them…

Book: You’re Not Enough (And That&...

on March 23, 2021 by

Escaping our culture of trendy narcissism—and embracing God instead.

Book: “Frontlines” Finding My Voice...

on March 23, 2021 by

A shocking and honest account of the culture war at American universities

“Green Fraud” The Truth About...

on March 23, 2021 by

This book breaks down the science and the politics to expose the truth about the Green New Deal

Skillet frontman John Cooper warns that...

on March 22, 2021 by

Grammys, Cardi B are part of oppressive ‘woke’ culture that’s increasingly calling evil ‘good’ and good ‘evil’

When Transgenderism Discards My Daughter...

on March 22, 2021 by

I Will Still Be Here For Her

How To Prepare Parents For Spiritual...

on March 19, 2021 by

Learn how to give parents a vision for leading, confidence, a blessing, practical tools, community, and more

Fla.Schools Reopened Without Becoming...

on March 18, 2021 by

Schools in the state have maintained case rates lower than those in the wider community

Parenting In An Overly Sexualized...

on March 18, 2021 by

It is not an overstatement to say we live in an overly sexualized culture

Belonging: Purpose In A Pandemic

on March 18, 2021 by

When it comes to belonging, felt like they fit when they felt safe

Preparing Students For Lifelong Faith

on March 17, 2021 by

The purpose of youth ministry is not to build large programs with many students but to establish students with lifelong faith in…

Worthy Of Family Worship

on March 17, 2021 by

First Steps for Christian Homes

Thoughts On Starting New In Youth...

on March 17, 2021 by

It all kind of comes down to this: Do good work. Love God. Love people. Don’t be stupid

Hope For Parents In The Here And Now

on March 16, 2021 by

The Promise of a New Heaven and a New Earth:

Preparing Christian Children For...

on March 16, 2021 by

Parent Podcast

Students To Chant To The Aztec Deity Of...

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Teaching Students To Be Responsible...

on March 12, 2021 by

Your decisions determine the direction and quality of your life. And good questions are connected to good choices.

Igniting Passion In Your Teenagers

on March 10, 2021 by

We can’t cajole or bribe them into devotedness, but we can help them discover it…

Why No One Understands the Reformation...

on March 9, 2021 by

In what sense are we in communion with Irenaeus, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm and Thomas Aquinas?

The Equality Act And Youthministry

on March 9, 2021 by

What to Know and What to Do

Addison Rae: Body Image, Identity And...

on March 8, 2021 by

how we can take control of social media rather than giving it permission to take control of us?

How To Talk To A Middle School Student

on March 8, 2021 by

How to communicate with your tween or teen (and why that’s so hard)

Flashback: Religion In American

on March 3, 2021 by

Pew Research

Lonely Adolescents Are Susceptible To...

on March 1, 2021 by

A new study finds the risk of compulsive internet use has grown with loneliness becoming increasingly prevalent among adolescents

Book: When Relationships Matter…...

on February 27, 2021 by

Make Your Church A Place Where Kids & Teenagers Belong

Lonely Kids And The Church

on February 27, 2021 by

A Generation Defined By Loneliness

When and How Talk to My Child about...

on February 27, 2021 by

Most likely in the history of the world, there has never been a non-awkward conversation about pornography between a parent and child

Students React To Biden’s...

on February 26, 2021 by

Culturally, there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow,” Biden said of the Chinese government’s genocidal…

Leading Through The Mess

on February 26, 2021 by

Here are four tips that were brought back to me from the 2017 GLS that can help you lead well through the…

Covid Numb Short Film: What It’s Like...

on February 9, 2021 by

It’s Covid through the eyes of a teenager

Teenagers With Happy Childhood Memories...

on February 8, 2021 by

Drink and Drug Risk is Lower Among Optimistic Pupils With ‘Happy’ Memories

Burnout In Youth Ministry

on February 5, 2021 by

No one goes into youth ministry because they want to spend their days relaxing in a stress-free environment

Valentine’s Day Do’s And Don’ts

on February 3, 2021 by

Valentine’s Day the most beloved and hated holiday in all of tween and teen-dom

Love: Truths Your Kids Need To Know On...

on February 3, 2021 by

Romance is in the air…“expectations” of how young people are supposed to behave in intimate settings


on February 3, 2021 by

Leave It Better Than You Found It

YS: Best Youth Ministry Books 2021

on February 2, 2021 by

Best and most talked-about resources in 2021

Cancel Culture Canceling Lecrae Over...

on February 1, 2021 by

Charlie Kirk says rapper Lecrae shouldn’t be allowed to perform in churches after Warnock support

Moral Relativism Is The ‘Majority...

on February 1, 2021 by

Holding to the belief that many religions can lead to eternal life, a new study has found

John Piper Tackled Man’s Struggle...

on February 1, 2021 by

“Beginning as a 10-year-old, I became addicted to porn videos. It was my primary battle for the next seven years.”

5 Things You Should Do In 2021

on February 1, 2021 by

Engage the people in your ministry, set you up for success, and will inspire you to stay in ministry – even when…

Book: Cultural Intelligence Living In A...

on January 31, 2021 by

To understand the changing world around us, and engage it. To edify the church and seek the lost

Study: Mitigation Can Keep Schools Youth...

on January 31, 2021 by

Testing Asymptomatic Healthcare Personnel for COVID-19 Not Recommended

Book: Telling A Better Story

on January 31, 2021 by

How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age

Gen Z Craves Spiritual Mentoring

on January 30, 2021 by

Though the majority of Gen Z is not engaged in scriptural study and has a distrustful relationship with religious institutions

The Masturbation Question….

on January 29, 2021 by

By Walt Mueller

Future Of Women’s Sports Threatened

on January 28, 2021 by

By executive order on gender identity

Faith Under Fire

on January 28, 2021 by

Gingrich warns U.S. religious liberty in gravest peril since Revolutionary War

Lecture 1: “Asking The Right Questions...

on January 27, 2021 by

Anyone in Christian ministry should listen to all 8 (lectures) particular anyone in student ministry

7 Causes Of Infidelity In Your Marriage

on January 27, 2021 by

Several years ago, as I was preparing a youth night on the topic of chastity, two ministry colleagues offered me an insight…

Top 10 Books Of 2020

on January 26, 2021 by

Sam luce

Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools To...

on January 26, 2021 by

by December 18 students had taken their own lives

Preventing Burning Out

on January 25, 2021 by

6 ways to prevent your children’s ministry director from burning out

Catechize Your Children

on January 25, 2021 by

Catechesis is not just an option you can take or leave. Because someone will catechize your children

The 1776 American History Report

on January 23, 2021 by

Compiled by a multi-racial commission and beseeching Americans to take pride in their country

Book: Alongside (Loving Teenagers With...

on January 22, 2021 by

Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial…

Talking To Teenagers About The Pixar...

on January 22, 2021 by

How the gospel can shed light on the questions the film raises, and in fact answer those very questions with truth and…

How To Help Students Learn To Be Wise

on January 22, 2021 by

Our students live in an age where information comes at them like a firehose

Book: Modified Book Of Common Prayer For...

on January 21, 2021 by

77-day prayer book was designed to be used over the course of a summer

What You Need To Know About Critical...

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Talkative Children Perform Better...

on January 17, 2021 by

Children with “enhanced verbal skills” usually go on to achieve greater academic success than their less talkative classmates

Sean McDowell Book: Chasing Love

on January 16, 2021 by

The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about self, But what is the Christian worldview on love?

Teen depression and social media

on January 15, 2021 by

Jean Twenge

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Work...

on January 15, 2021 by

There are a few questions you should ask at every youth work job interview

Lead Like You’re About To Leave

on January 15, 2021 by

There is something magical about that transition time between an outgoing youth worker leaving, and a new one being hired

Planning For Summer 2021

on January 13, 2021 by

5 Realities to Keep in Mind as you Plan for Summer 2021

Vaping And The Adolescent Brain

on January 13, 2021 by

Vaping May Addle the Adolescent Brain

Called: A Novel About Youth Ministry...

on January 13, 2021 by

What does the right fit look like, and how do you know when you’ve found it?

Belief In God Rising Among Gen Z

on January 12, 2021 by

COVID-19 has led to a rise in the number of young people in the U.K. who are seeking and believing in God,…

Book: The Teen’s Guide To...

on January 12, 2021 by

40 Tips to Meaningful Communication

Getting Momentum In Your Youth Ministry...

on January 12, 2021 by

Josh and Doug hosted a Facebook Live this week on their top ten tips on gaining momentum in 2021

Make Leaders The Lifeblood

on January 12, 2021 by

Refuse to Go Back To Normal in 2021