Tag Archive for youth ministry

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Government Taking Away The Basic Rights...

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

The Coming Persecution

on December 8, 2017 by

…..(and why we need it!)

8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A...

on December 8, 2017 by

The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

The Art Of Connecting With Fringe Kids

on December 8, 2017 by

For some this comes easy. For others though it is an anxiety inducing event. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

Teachable Doctrines Of The Faith

on December 7, 2017 by

52  gospel centered questions and answers. Also devotional book and curriculum book for developing Christian beliefs in a child’s heart and mind.

Does Your Kid Have A Phone? Cell Phone...

on December 7, 2017 by

What you need to do before and after you give your kid a phone

18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…...

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

Suicide Prevention: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

(1,347 people surveyed)

Biggest Spiritual Influencers On Your...

on December 4, 2017 by

Aristotle: “When we hear music, our very soul is altered.”

Use Numbers To Check The Health Of Your...

on December 2, 2017 by

What if we thought about what percentage of your students are really being?

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are Seen...

on December 2, 2017 by

Do you ever get tired of people always asking about numbers in your ministry?

Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Matter

on December 2, 2017 by

The fact is, numbers in your Youth Ministry are an inescapable reality. You must deal with them

Help Kids Take A Stand Against...

on December 1, 2017 by

Just because a song exists or is topping the charts doesn’t mean young people have to be subjected to it

NFL Player: What Are The Needs Of The...

on November 29, 2017 by

NFL Player to Hometown Churches

4 Topics You Should Teach On Every Year

on November 29, 2017 by

Here are some recommendations in each of the following 4 areas

Faith & Feeling: For the Kid Who...

on November 28, 2017 by

l God’s presence, does it mean that I don’t believe?”

Doug Fields: Understanding Relational...

on November 28, 2017 by

Great for volunteer training. Give DYMU a try for FREE? We’ll give you access to a session from YM101.

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Youth Doing Ministry…. Youth groups please help out Ashley as  she helps out children in Ghana  Africa

Soul Provider

on November 27, 2017 by

Soul Provider

Youth Doing Ministry

I believe that it’s our desire as youth workers to see and encourage our students to do ministry. As…

Graduation Season Is Upon Us

on November 27, 2017 by

You’re a three questions for you to ask students

The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

Book: Dare 2 Share. Equip Youth To Share...

on November 27, 2017 by

Learn how to intentionally engage others in real, give-and-take dialogue and invite them into the most life-changing relationship they’ll ever experience

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Volunteer Affirmation

on November 24, 2017 by

Encouragement is like a breath of fresh air. We just don’t hear much encouragement or receive a lot of recognition these days….

View The Bibles That Came Over On The...

on November 23, 2017 by

The Museum of Bible 8-story, $500 million museum features artifacts, exhibits and a Christian-themed musical

Managing Conflict In Youth Ministry

on November 22, 2017 by

10  principles to help you out

Tough Time For Social Media…Values

on November 21, 2017 by

Bad Breaks, Bad Publicity, and Bad Management Stack Up

Best Travel Advice For Youth Pastors

on November 21, 2017 by

10 Flight Tips If You Actually Want to Get There

3 Phrases To Diffuse Potential Arguments...

on November 18, 2017 by

“Don’t argue and don’t fight with your kids.” It’s difficult to mentor and lead if your fighting and arguing all the time

Possible “Conflict Of Visions&...

on November 17, 2017 by

Does The Vision Of Your Ministry Line Up With Your Senior Pastor?

Communicating Like A Social Media Pro

on November 17, 2017 by

How many hours do you put into managing your social media accounts?

3 Ways To Get Students To Read Their...

on November 17, 2017 by

According to Ed Stetzer, “only 45 percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week.”

When iPhones Become Babysitters

on November 16, 2017 by

What Do They Need Most?

Book: Understanding Your Teen….By...

on November 16, 2017 by

Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic

on November 15, 2017 by

What You Can Do

Why Kids Need Exegetical Bible Teaching...

on November 14, 2017 by

“If anyone asks you how your ministry is doing, always reply with this: ‘I’ll tell you in ten years how my ministry…

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible...

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

6 Reasons Youth Pastors Leave Youth...

on November 14, 2017 by

The one thing these six can lead to that will ultimately cause you to walk away

Does Your Gospel Presentation Need A...

on November 13, 2017 by

Greg Stier

It’s Time To Hit The Reset Button

on November 9, 2017 by

If things are getting crazy for you, here’s how reset things…

Teens And Technology

on November 8, 2017 by

Podcast interview with  Jonathan McKee

“lift Up Your Hearts” Not &...

on November 8, 2017 by

Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Grandparenting On Purpose

on November 7, 2017 by

“If you do not have a grandparent in your home; go buy one!”

Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

Wingin’ It In Youth Ministry

on November 3, 2017 by

We don’t stumble into youth ministry that produces life-long disciples of Jesus. We aim for it with intentionality and planning

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

The Future Of Youth Ministry

on November 1, 2017 by

As Culture, Media, and Schools Move Further from Christian Values Students will require Daily Discipleship to Survive Adolescence

3d Guide To Making Wise Media Choices

on October 31, 2017 by

Leaders Guide

Stranger Things…3d Cultural...

on October 31, 2017 by

I cannot emphasize enough just how important and necessary it is to teach kids these skills

3d Media Reviews

on October 31, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

An Inside Look At The Museum Of The...

on October 29, 2017 by

Chairman of the board Hobby Lobby Steve Green sits down with Judge Jeanine to discuss the importance of the Bible

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight&...

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

While Your Kids Need Five Adults In...

on October 24, 2017 by

Who are your kids’ five? Who will they text and who will they call when they don’t know what to do?

Come To The Table: Networking With Other...

on October 24, 2017 by

Doug Clark

The First Social Media Challenge Your...

on October 23, 2017 by

by Jon Acuff

9 Leadership Principles You Need To...

on October 22, 2017 by

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and everything suffers

The Social Life Of The App Addicted Teen...

on October 19, 2017 by

Infographic on teens being addicted to social media. Practical and insightful. The Social Life of the App Addicted…

We Need More Risk Takers In Youth...

on October 19, 2017 by

The Bible is filled with stories of risk takers who were willing to lose it all so that God’s name and fame…

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone Sucks

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

The #1 Thing I Tell People Who Want To...

on October 10, 2017 by

So many people come into Youth Ministry disillusioned as to the reality of what ministry really is. They know they

Seeking The Spotlight In Youth Ministry

on October 10, 2017 by

Jesus spent His life pursuing faithfulness rather than fame. How would things change if we did the same

Resolving Conflict With Your Teenager

on October 10, 2017 by

Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

Flashback: Helping Parents Train Up...

on October 9, 2017 by

7 great ideas you can use to help parents train their children spiritually

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has...

on October 9, 2017 by

Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

Toxic Church Environments

on October 8, 2017 by

God uses messy and flawed human beings throughout history to inspire, love and help others discover the amazing promises of the gospel.

Surviving The Ups And Downs Of Youth...

on October 8, 2017 by

Fellow youth workers, we are doing good work whether or not we can see that goodness

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

How To Talk To Your Kids About Tragedy

on October 5, 2017 by

by Carey Nieuwhof

The Problem Of Approval In Your...

on October 4, 2017 by

Deep down we want to be liked. Even if you are okay with people being mad at you, you still want people…

To Grow…

on October 4, 2017 by

5 Skills That Every Youth Minister Needs To Develop If They Want To Continue To Grow

Helping Young People Process Las Vegas

on October 3, 2017 by

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

Las Vegas: The Reality Of Fear And What...

on October 3, 2017 by

What do I do when the monster under the bed becomes a real-life monster wielding an arsenal of guns, or is threatening…

Evaluating Your Student Ministry

on October 3, 2017 by

Get to the Next Level Using This Evaluation Process

5 Principles To Reach The Next...

on October 2, 2017 by

In this fast-paced world, the road to reaching youth has a slower speed limit…earning the right to share the gospel with students.

Finding Your True Identity In Youth...

on October 2, 2017 by

Culture changes..don’t let your weak areas or underlying insecurities drive your identity as a leader

Student Leadership Ministry Team

on October 1, 2017 by

11 People you need on a student ministry leadership team

3 Student Ministry Opportunities

on October 1, 2017 by

Here are three practical ways to give teenagers opportunities to lead

Collaborative Youth Ministry

on October 1, 2017 by

If your mission is to get students to come to you, then you are not fulfilling God’s plan.

Flashback: Why Youth Pastors Leave…...

on September 29, 2017 by

I think most Youth Pastors who leave, leave too soon

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat?

on September 28, 2017 by

Should Your Kid Have Snapchat? 5 Tips for Parents Raising Teens in the Digital Age

Is Snapchat And Snapmaps Safe?

on September 28, 2017 by

It’s the number one app kids use, and it’s the number one app parents ask me about

10 Reasons Why Parents Make Great Youth...

on September 28, 2017 by

Parents as youth workers. Does the sound of that idea make you quake in your Vans?

Must See Movie: Mully October 3-5

on September 27, 2017 by

Mully, 28 years of rescuing thousands of outcast orphans and raising them as his own children

NFL

on September 27, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

52 Family Dinner Discussions

on September 27, 2017 by

by ParentMinistry

The Streetlights App

on September 26, 2017 by

Students study the Bible through creative audio presentations of various biblical texts set to musical tracks

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To...

on September 26, 2017 by

….Even When It Feels Pointless

A Drunk Driver Killed Their Daughters...

on September 25, 2017 by

It shows the difference Jesus brings in the most tragic, unimaginable circumstances

Millennials Want To Live Within Walking...

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them