Tag Archive for youth ministry

Orange Small Group Leader Resource...

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

How to Use Christmas as a Youth Ministry...

on December 11, 2019 by

We believe there are four things you can do to give your ministry that extra energy when 2020 rolls around!

All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth...

on December 11, 2019 by

But if you want to know what a youth pastor really wants…

Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s...

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

Turning college interview prep into a...

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

The State Of Bible Classes In Georgia

on December 10, 2019 by

While the laws permit Bible literacy classes, they do not mandate them

Flashback: When Kids Won’t Bow To Your...

on December 9, 2019 by

How can you identify your idols? Here are four ways

Confronting The Epidemic Of Stress And...

on December 9, 2019 by

31 percent of adolescent girls and young women struggle with symptoms of anxiety, experiencing edginess, fatigue

Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

Why your youth worker never takes a...

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long

Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The...

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants

Latinos Are Leaving The Catholic Church...

on December 4, 2019 by

About 8% of all Muslim Americans adults are Latino. Because of the intense devotion to God, simplicity in faith and a focus…

Black Friday Brawls….Thinking...

on December 3, 2019 by

Insanity. That’s what we’ve embraced. The time and place of our search for meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and redemption might best be evidenced…

God The Original Gangsta Wrapper

on December 3, 2019 by

Like Adam & Eve, we try to cover up and hide..This holiday season, let God unwrap and re-wrap you in Jesus!

God The Original Gangster Wrapper

on December 3, 2019 by

God The Original Gangster Wrapper

By George Lockhart

Like Adam and Eve, we try to cover up and hide, but God will…

TobyMac Shares Powerful Words After His...

on December 2, 2019 by

‘God has the power to do what he promised’

Way To Respond To Teenage Girls’...

on November 30, 2019 by

7 vital strategies parents and leaders can use to respond teenage girls’ stress and anxiety

Busting Myths About Teen Girl Anxiety

on November 30, 2019 by

Whether or not they personally experience anxiety and depression, 7 in 10 teenagers view both as major problems among their peers

Death By Distraction

on November 30, 2019 by

How easy is it for you to be so busy doing work for Jesus that you don’t take time to just BE…

NYWC 2019: Tech Hacks For Youth Ministry

on November 30, 2019 by

NYWC2019 Deep Dive Recap “Tech to Help You Look Like A Pro”

How Well Do You Know Young People’s...

on November 29, 2019 by

Jonathan McKee

CDC: HUGE Increase In Teen/tween Suicide...

on November 29, 2019 by

Are you engaging your kids in these conversation?

Flashback: Where Kids Actually Adopt...

on November 29, 2019 by

Our kids glean more from our conversations than they do from our rules

How To Think Through Your Youth Ministry...

on November 26, 2019 by

I hope this is a helpful method to run your lessons and teaching through.

Episode: Lonely Teens During The...

on November 22, 2019 by

Alice offers gospel comfort and creative practical guidance we can give our teenagers when they find themselves uninvite

How To Make The Most Of NYWC 2019

on November 21, 2019 by

As you hang out in downtown Tampa this weekend we want to make sure that your soul and mind are ministered to…

What Phones Do To Teen Brains

on November 21, 2019 by

And What Teens Wanted To Know About That

Flashback: Gen Z Today

on November 20, 2019 by

7 things we need to know about Gen Z

Questions Youth Leaders And Parent...

on November 20, 2019 by

Sin has tainted..the hearts of humanity. Yet culture, has unequivocally declared a belief in the inherent goodness of all people

3 Steps To Help Teenagers Serve Your...

on November 19, 2019 by

If the youth of the church are indwelt by God the Spirit, then they are equal recipients of God’s grace and salvation,…

How Adult Gen Zers Tend To Understand...

on November 19, 2019 by

10 Insights help explain how adult Gen Zers tend to understand the world

Preaching On Controversial Topics?

on November 19, 2019 by

Preaching on Controversial Topics Half of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend Someone if They Preach on Controversial Topics

UK: What Churches Teach & What...

on November 18, 2019 by

See how they fared against each other. The results might surprise you

Top 5 Youth Ministry Books From The...

on November 18, 2019 by

Each of these books has helped me think through key issues related to church ministry and today’s culture

Many Millennials Have Positive Feelings...

on November 15, 2019 by

Over 100 million people were starved, shot, and slaughtered by socialist governments

Parents, Don’t Fear The Teenage Years

on November 15, 2019 by

Don’t the fear the teenage years. And don’t take them for granted either. They, like life itself, are a vapor…

Starting A Campus Ministry

on November 14, 2019 by

One of the immediate action steps he prompts is for churches to be present in the life of their local schools, with…

West’s ‘Follow God’...

on November 11, 2019 by

“It took me 42 years to realize that my dad was my best friend.”

Culture: Overreaction Or Interaction?

on November 9, 2019 by
Overreaction or Interaction? Flashback Post…

By Jonathan McKee

“I don’t know why you spend any time looking at pop culture. All you need…

The Discipline Of Decreasing

on November 9, 2019 by

The Discipline Of Decreasing by George Lockhart

I must decrease, He must increase. John 3:30

God is the only One anyone should be completely…

Reevaluating A Gospel Centered Ministry

on November 9, 2019 by

Discipleship takes place through relationships where youth leaders are intentionally shepherding students into greater maturity

Religious Children Are More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

Conservatives Have Happier Families,...

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth...

on November 9, 2019 by

One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

Book: A Biblical Theology Of Youth...

on November 8, 2019 by

Excellent book … those of us who think theologically about youth ministry, and the role of youth pastor, have been waiting for.

West’s Conversion Could Be A Cultural...

on November 8, 2019 by

A Christianity that bears no resemblance to the vague spiritualism of Moral Therapeutic Deism that is often associated with celebrity conversions

Character And Virtue Development In...

on November 7, 2019 by

The development of character and virtue often feels like a lost art form

Don’t Start A College-age Ministry...

on November 7, 2019 by

We must start with young people, not programs.

My Child Is Depressed

on November 5, 2019 by

Now What?

Lawmakers To Ban Child Gender Transition...

on November 5, 2019 by

Children should be protected from “medical experimentation based on wishful social theory.”

Best Business Practices You Need In...

on November 2, 2019 by

We learned to integrate several of the best business practices into our family

A Vision For Multiplying Your New...

on November 2, 2019 by

Jesus had a big vision and started with the end in mind. Here are a few of God’s “vision statements

Start Up: 4 People You Need To Meet On...

on November 2, 2019 by

These are valuable people on your campus that can help you organize and benefit the ministry

Kanye West: From ‘I Am A God’ To ...

on October 31, 2019 by

Rather than seeing Kanye as a fraud, can we choose to see him as the tax collector? …Please, please pray for me

Here’s What Lecrae Has 2 Say About...

on October 31, 2019 by

“Often people can’t imagine people from the hip-hop community finding Christ,”

Puberty Blocker Drugs Linked 2 Thousands...

on October 26, 2019 by

Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths, FDA shows

This School App Is perfect For Your...

on October 24, 2019 by

What is the best way to communicate to parents and teens information?

Childhood Trauma

on October 22, 2019 by

Researchers learned that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have negative lasting effects on health and well-being

How To Create A Professional Photo Booth

on October 20, 2019 by

The Photobooth that we created will be unmanned and sit out in the lobby the 4th Tuesday of each month

Anxiety The YouthPastors Epidemic

on October 20, 2019 by

How can we help the 20% in our youth ministries who are silently dying?

Help! My Teen Is Questioning The Faith

on October 19, 2019 by

Here are a few ways we can build homes that allow our children to wrestle with questions of faith

Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on October 17, 2019 by

When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy...

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

‘Weed Moms’ Are The New &...

on October 16, 2019 by

Marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

250,000 Students In US Participate In...

on October 11, 2019 by

As part of a faith-filled initiative by  fellowship of Christian athletes  to pray, read their Bibles, and “open up their life to Christ

UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching” Class...

on October 11, 2019 by

This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

FIRED! Part 3

on October 8, 2019 by

The Spouse

3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students...

on October 7, 2019 by

Why is youth group important?

Dealing With Criticism

on October 7, 2019 by

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

What Real Forgiveness Looks Like

on October 7, 2019 by
Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop who shot and killed his brother.

Youth Ministries Working Together

on October 4, 2019 by

A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

on October 4, 2019 by

A New Direction for Youth Ministry

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on October 4, 2019 by

Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

Why Christians Reject Kanye’s ‘Jesus...

on October 3, 2019 by

Kanye West may have come to Jesus — but some Christians aren’t buying the born-again “Yeezus.”

Serious Bible Study Is for Teens, Too&...

on October 3, 2019 by

For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

Video: Types Of Parents In The School...

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…

The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole...

on September 29, 2019 by

“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

School District Defends Football...

on September 27, 2019 by

…after atheist group complains

The Youth Pastor Compensation Survey...

on September 27, 2019 by

One way you can help out your brothers and sisters is by sharing this survey to your network and on other social…

The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To...

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

Social Media—Your Secret Weapon In...

on September 24, 2019 by

Would you believe that social media could be one of the handiest tools you have in your youth leader tool belt?

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on September 20, 2019 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

Flashback: Christianity On Campus A Time...

on September 19, 2019 by

How can students to reach their campus for Christ and change the culture if they can’t  articulate their own convictions?

Building Confidence In Kids

on September 12, 2019 by

Most parents are parenting their children based off of their owninsecurities. Not what’s best for their child’s actual future.

How Homeschoolers Are Saving Western...

on September 11, 2019 by

The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving…

Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary...

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In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

Kids….“I Hope You Suffer”

on September 10, 2019 by

Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our…

4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With Discomfort

on September 10, 2019 by

Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor &...

on September 6, 2019 by

A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

How To Improve Your Youth Ministry...

on September 6, 2019 by

7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

Marriage Is for Mission

on September 5, 2019 by

But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity