Tag Archive for youth ministry

Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The...

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths

Engaging Parents

on August 20, 2018 by

The reality is that families wield influence over a child all through adolescence—in nearly every realm of their lives

Flashback: Working With Parents In Your...

on August 20, 2018 by

Parents have the strongest influence over a child all through all aspects and seasons of a child’s life, including adolescence

Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Generation To Generation

on August 19, 2018 by

Family Process in Church and Synagogue (The Guilford Family Therapy Series

How We Read The Bible

on August 19, 2018 by

8 Ways to Engage the Bible with Our Students

Even Walt Failed

on August 17, 2018 by

As we create environments and experiences for students, may we hold to the truth that we’re never done

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

11 Books Every Christian In College...

on August 15, 2018 by

Outside of the Bible, of course, below are the eleven books every Christian in college should read (and why)

Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

Discipling Teens…Keep Planting And...

on August 14, 2018 by

How Christ-centered Bible study changed how she disciples teens

The Flip Side Of Camp Ministry

on August 14, 2018 by

Re-conversion VS  a Christian acknowledging sin

Three Reminders For Our College Bound...

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

on August 13, 2018 by

The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

Committed Volunteers

on August 9, 2018 by

5 Indicators Your Volunteers Are “All In”

Apologetics

on August 7, 2018 by

Four things you need to now

Reaching LGBTQ Kids

on August 5, 2018 by

Two Completely Different Theologies… both Reaching LGBTQ Kids

Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Working With Parents In Your Youth...

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

Controlled Chaos: Making Sense Of Junior...

on July 29, 2018 by

Revised & Expanded

Hiring 101

on July 29, 2018 by

In this 4-part online course Kevin Libick walks your church staff or search committee through a process for identifying and hiring a…

The Best Thing To Do After Your Summer...

on July 29, 2018 by

Summer is mission trip season for many of us in youth ministry and my social media feeds are currently full of pictures…

Communicating To Teens

on July 29, 2018 by

Are They Hearing What You Are Saying?

Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

on July 29, 2018 by

Ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it

Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm...

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

Parenting Is a Process, Not an Event

on July 23, 2018 by

Paul Tripp encourages parents to persist in disciplining their children, just as God continues to discipline his own children.

Are We Robbing Our Kids By Giving Online...

on July 23, 2018 by

If we aren’t teaching our kids about the spiritual aspects of money, the world is happy to do our job for us

How The History Of Sunday School Can...

on July 19, 2018 by

A change in the children’s behavior. “They have been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men,”

Gap Year: Going Deeper

on July 19, 2018 by

Agape Year is a gap year for recent high school graduates who are eager to see God’s justice roll down like waters…

College Prep

on July 18, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Youth Group Games

on July 15, 2018 by

The  Source for youth ministry

Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions Trip

on July 6, 2018 by

“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to…

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform

Ministry With A Lasting Impact…....

on July 2, 2018 by

Unleashing God’s Word in Youth Ministry

How To Grow Your Youth Ministry

on July 2, 2018 by

The best way to grow is to keep what you’ve got

Hacking Technology With Tim Schmoyer

on July 2, 2018 by

A Guided Tour of Technology that Can Help Your Youth Ministry

What Makes Churchgoers Stick With Their...

on June 28, 2018 by

But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Passing The Faith To Your Kids

on June 28, 2018 by

You don’t have to have a perfect life to pass down a faith-filled life to your kids

School District To Coach, ‘If You Talk...

on June 27, 2018 by

The irony is that in America it’s okay for coaches to take a knee to protest America, but it’s illegal for public…

The importance of summer camps

on June 27, 2018 by

Summer camps provide a chance for youth to hear the Gospel truth in a different way than they probably have before

Awaken the sleeping giant by focusing on...

on June 27, 2018 by

God has a track record of choosing teenagers to accomplish great spiritual feats

How To Prevent Burnout In Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2018 by

These are simply my thoughts on practical tips on prayer that can help you avoid burn out

Why I’m Still Doing Middle School...

on June 26, 2018 by

(After 35+ Years)….. Marko

Parenting And The Cultural Pressure To...

on June 25, 2018 by

Well, how in the world did a Christian mom send her 15-year-old son through the streets of Rome past public orgies in…

Cheap Sex And The Decline Of Marriage

on June 25, 2018 by

Why is marriage in retreat among young Americans? Because it is now much easier for men to find sexual satisfaction outside marriage,…

6 Ways To Avoid Delayed Adulthood

on June 25, 2018 by

So how can the next generation move toward maturity? Here are six basic steps to help the next generation

When Kids Cut Themselves

on June 24, 2018 by

When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and…

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

I’m A Pastor And I Want You To...

on June 23, 2018 by

When believers approach their individual involvement and commitment in a casual manner it weakens the entire body of Christ and the impact…

I’m Not Your Youth Pastor Anymore!

on June 22, 2018 by

Last summer I left that church to take another. I swore to myself that I wouldn’t interfere with my successor’s ministry

Building On The Youth Camp Or Conference...

on June 19, 2018 by

4 Strategies to Build on the Youth Camp, Conference or Retreat Experience

Book: “Future Faith”

on June 18, 2018 by

Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century”

Help Me With… Camp

on June 14, 2018 by

Blog posts to help you with all things camp…

Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

Is Gen Z Prepared To Follow Jesus

on June 12, 2018 by

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow Jesus In A Post-Everything World

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen...

on June 12, 2018 by

Ten Ways “Grown-up” Christians Can Set a Better Example for Gen Z on Social Media

The Sin Of Silence

on June 12, 2018 by

The epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the evangelical church

“Soulcraft”: Rethinking The College...

on June 12, 2018 by

The skills of getting into college undermine the confidence to thrive once there

What Parents Need To Know About Kids Who...

on June 7, 2018 by

15% of young people self-harm. 34% begin between the ages of 17 and 20, can start as young as 12 or even…

Reflections on 34 Years in the Youth...

on June 7, 2018 by

For the first time in over 3 decades I don’t have “youth” in my title. I feel weird.

Miss America. . . Finally. . .

on June 7, 2018 by

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Transitioning Out

on June 7, 2018 by

5 Tips to keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Communicating With Parents

on June 3, 2018 by

Failure to communicate = a failure to minister

5 Ways To Connect Parents To Your Youth...

on June 3, 2018 by

If you desire to have a Youth Ministry that has any real significant influence, you will have to do well at partnering…

How To Get Students To Sign Up For Your...

on June 3, 2018 by

7 Secrets to Getting More Students to Sign Up for Your Youth Events

Why Sex Matters

on June 2, 2018 by

It is always amazing to me that God created physical intimacy in such a way to provide a deep connection with your…

Bus Trivia Questions

on June 1, 2018 by

10 Things I usually do when we play on trips

Doughnut Appreciation

on May 31, 2018 by

Download and cut out the tags we’ve created to let the people your family appreciates

Thriving Values Resources For Parents On...

on May 31, 2018 by

Helping You Understand the Times and Know How to Respond

Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The...

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

Hebrew Words Every Kid Should Know

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Teach your kids Bible stories in the context of your family’s situations. Nothing makes the Bible more clear than real life applications

Alexa, Tell Me About God

on May 30, 2018 by

Church of England taps Amazon device to spread Christian message

The Next Evangelicalism

on May 30, 2018 by

Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity

Don’t Put Your Trust In Anyone But God

on May 30, 2018 by

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

I Resigned My Youth Ministry Position

on May 30, 2018 by

Now What?

Transitioning To Greatness

on May 30, 2018 by

When the class of 2018 heads into their future there will a be a big hole in our youth ministries

Leveraging Milestones

on May 30, 2018 by

Making Spiritual Conversations Normal At Home

7 Habits That Can Lead To Adultery

on May 29, 2018 by

Like so many couples, they have found themselves in a place they never expected to be and now they’re starting the process…

“13 Reasons Why” With Walt Mueller

on May 29, 2018 by

My initial reaction to Season 2 as I was just a few episodes in was this: “They should have put this thing…

New Youth Ministry Job….Enjoy Your...

on May 22, 2018 by

It offers a unique opportunity that can be leveraged for impact when approached as an opportunity

Webcast: How Should The Gospel Shape...

on May 21, 2018 by

The Gospel in the Center webcast is perfect for ministry team building,  and personal development you won’t want to miss

Tempted To Compromise The biblical...

on May 21, 2018 by

Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Be Prepared For 13 Reasons Why…...

on May 21, 2018 by

You need to be informed about this series (whether their own teens watch it or not) because the kids will be talking…

Book: Caught In Between

on May 18, 2018 by

Engage Your Preteens Before They Check Out. A comprehensive strategy for engaging preteens well before they make the transition

Walt Mueller’s Concerns Over Andy...

on May 18, 2018 by

No, this is not a witch hunt. Nor is it insignificant, petty, and unimportant. It’s about properly tending to the flock.

Asking A Volunteer To Leave

on May 17, 2018 by

Some highlights from Tom Rainer

Book: Spiritual Grit

on May 17, 2018 by

A Journey Into Endurance. Character. Confidence. Hope

Leveraging Your Downtime In Youth...

on May 16, 2018 by

I would focus on what I refer to as the “big three”– vision, curriculum, and volunteers

10 apps Every Youth Pastor Should Have...

on May 16, 2018 by

I use plenty of other apps during the year, but these apps help me make it through the chaotic summer schedule

11 Essential Youth Ministry Skills

on May 16, 2018 by

Establish a culture of leadership that places Jesus as its central figure and draws life from no individual. How do you do…

New At Youth Ministry?

on May 15, 2018 by

Here’s Help From Vision to Volunteers

Great Questions To Help Focus Your...

on May 15, 2018 by

Ask yourself and your leadership team in order to begin the process of becoming a healthier and more focused team: