Tag Archive for youth ministry

Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

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Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

Principal On Leave After Banning Candy...

on December 8, 2018 by

Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol…

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

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“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word Spread...

on December 5, 2018 by

The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

Keeping Students Committed To Christ...

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

Unleashing youth as co-participants in...

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

Don’t miss these holiday resource...

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

Flashback: Why Youth Ministry…...

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

Books For Parents

on November 23, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For...

on November 20, 2018 by

spread the message of gratitude!

Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

by Kurt Johnston

Does Living Together Build A Stronger...

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….

How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else

5 Questions Parents Are Asking About...

on November 9, 2018 by

If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…

Sign Up For This Week’s Top 10!

on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report

Leveraging Social Media To Reach Parents

on November 9, 2018 by

If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media

American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth...

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage)...

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What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

Parenting Lessons From The Christopher...

on November 6, 2018 by

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting

God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and…

God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

God Don’t Make Junk

By George Lockhart

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you,…

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

For The Girls…Investing In Lasting...

on November 2, 2018 by

If only we as Christian ladies spent as much time on beautifying our spirit as much as we spend beautifying our bodies!

Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of...

on November 2, 2018 by

But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered…

The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of The...

on November 2, 2018 by

The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

Find Your School/Campus Discover Your...

on November 1, 2018 by

Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When...

on October 30, 2018 by

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves...

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

Processing The Tragedy Of School...

on October 29, 2018 by

We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

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

on October 29, 2018 by

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour…

Another Tragedy…. School Shooting

on October 29, 2018 by
Walt Mueller

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on October 28, 2018 by

Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies by fostering gratitude for the things and people in…

How To Use Technology To Connect With...

on October 27, 2018 by

Ask the Gen Zers what they are using. Then, develop a digital strategy that will help your church

Tensions With My Senior Pastor

on October 27, 2018 by

You making an effort to show him that you support HIM will show him that he has your loyalty

The 5 Love Languages And Your Teen

on October 27, 2018 by

After more than 20 years of marriage and family counseling, I am convinced there are only five basic languages of love

Book: Your Teenager Is Not Crazy

on October 27, 2018 by

Understanding Your Teen’s Brain Can Make You a Better Parent

Satanic Temple Responds To Murder Plan...

on October 26, 2018 by

I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

2 Girls Planning To Kill Students And...

on October 26, 2018 by

The 11- and 12-year-old girls were Satan worshipers and were going to drink blood, eat flesh then planned to kill themselves

When Teens Are Out Of Control

on October 26, 2018 by

Yeah, I know we are supposed to love the kids…But what if they’re being a real pain?

Being Trustworthy Leader

on October 26, 2018 by

4 Traits of a Trustworthy Leader

Wise Words For Busy People

on October 25, 2018 by

Ever had a busy season in your life?  I’ve found that this fall has been an extremely busy time

Boys Birthday Party Ruined By No Shows

on October 24, 2018 by

Sometimes this happens with our kids in youth group

Ministering To Your Grandkids

on October 24, 2018 by

4 Things I want to be for my grandkids

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

What is the reason for our troubles?”

on October 21, 2018 by

The cultural narrative pushes the expectation and pursuit of pleasure and the total avoidance of pain and difficulty

Why Rites Of Passage Are Clutch

on October 21, 2018 by

It is only in looking backwards that I can understand that these rites were not in place to torture me; they were…

How To Keep The Next Generation in...

on October 17, 2018 by

5 Ways On How To Keep the Next Generation in Church

Lawnmower Parents And Snowflake...

on October 17, 2018 by

We are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle

Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Pornography Is Destructive

on October 15, 2018 by

How to have an impact for conversations  with students about porn

Missions: “Pimping The Poor” Or ...

on October 14, 2018 by

Connects a group with permanent ministries in a community in order to provide support to those ministries

Youth Ministry Evaluation

on October 14, 2018 by

6 Questions ever youth worker should ask

Make Successful Changes In Youth...

on October 12, 2018 by

A helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change

Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

Body Image

on October 12, 2018 by

A message specifically to moms regarding the powerful influence they have on body image

Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

4 Ways To Respond To Pornography

on October 11, 2018 by

The average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8

5 Ways To Manage Disrespect From...

on October 11, 2018 by

Demonstrate respect before you expect it to be reciprocated

TAKE THE YOUTH PASTOR COMPENSATION...

on October 10, 2018 by

Youth workers the information they needed to have an informed conversation with their church about their compensation

Full-Time Youth Pastor Compensation...

on October 10, 2018 by

by Dan Navarra

The Wisdom Of Teen Vogue

on October 8, 2018 by

Do you know what your daughter is reading?

Belonging: Greeting Students At The Door...

on October 6, 2018 by

Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested…

Book: Doing Life With Your Adult...

on October 6, 2018 by

Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

Starting A Youth Ministry

on October 4, 2018 by

(Pioneering advice from 15 youthworkers)

Encouragement For Weary Youth Pastors

on October 4, 2018 by

Youth workers don’t have expiration dates

Administration And Budgets

on October 4, 2018 by

Annette shares Ministry Architect’s findings as it pertains to budget, staffing, and volunteer norms for children’s ministry and how we can always…

Brett Kavanaugh: A Youth Pastor’s...

on October 3, 2018 by

if they happened 35 years ago, he should own his behavior. I was not trying to imply that I thought they were…

A Huge Lesson For Parents From This Week...

on October 3, 2018 by

How can we help our kids to make wise choices today?

Should You Force Your Kids To Go To Mass...

on October 3, 2018 by

One parent reflects on why she doesn’t make Mass mandatory for her children.

How Men View Women

on October 1, 2018 by

Pornography also gives men a way to get quick sexual pleasure with out the messy, frightening work or building a real relationship…

Where Is National Youth Ministries And...

on October 1, 2018 by

“We don’t just do these big Jesus camps where kids get all jacked up”

Flashback: True Grit

on September 28, 2018 by

Grit “is a function of your ability to cope.” When a hard thing happens, grit is the engine that drives perseverance

Exploring Teen Suicide Free Download

on September 28, 2018 by

Every year, 5,000 teenagers commit suicide, a number that sadly continues increase

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART I

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART II

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART III

Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high

When Media Changes So Do Kids

on September 25, 2018 by

Understanding the Influence of Social Media on Today’s Teens

Teen Survives 49 Days Adrift W/out...

on September 25, 2018 by

He said he thought he was going to die, and considered suicide. In his darkest times, he consulted the Bible

Five Reasons People Leave The Church

on September 24, 2018 by

When our faith stands on anything other than Christ, we put ourselves (and others) in position to fall

Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

on September 24, 2018 by

3 Ways to Stop Cool Kids from Killing Your Group

In Defense Of Structure

on September 22, 2018 by

My new youth ministry met for the first time last week

“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention...

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

Value: Teens with religious upbringing

on September 20, 2018 by

Study: teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to do drugs and engage in risky sexual behaviors.

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Older Folks

on September 19, 2018 by

Sometimes senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. ….they’re an essential part of the body of Christ