Tag Archive for youth ministry

Values: Counter Cultural Parenting…...

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“When Parent Must Contradict Culture”

Book: A Practical Guide To Culture…...

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Helping The Next Generation Navigate Today’s World

Book: From Good To Grace

on July 20, 2017 by

Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. The “goodness gospel” looks like a life driven by exteriors: a perfectly decorated room, well-mannered children,…

Help Students Keep The “Camp High”

on July 19, 2017 by

5 things we do at camp everyday that we need to do at home to keep up this feeling of closeness to…

Alarming Spike In Middle School Suicide...

on July 16, 2017 by

The suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2014, surpassing the death rate from car crashes

Social Media The “Identity Fitting...

on July 15, 2017 by

Perhaps one of the greatest battles we and our kids face each and every day of our lives is the battle over…

Six Books For Your First Year In Student...

on July 12, 2017 by

Reflection, and strategic implementation are invaluable to building a sustainable, God-glorifying ministry

Values: Preparing Your Kids Faith For...

on July 10, 2017 by

Five Ways to Send Your Kids to College with Confidence in the Bible

Values: Reaching The Next Generation

on July 10, 2017 by

The Gospel doesn’t change, but how we apply the Gospel to our changing culture is vital

Kesha’s Blended Spirituality

on July 9, 2017 by

Am I dead? Or is this one of those horrible dreams. If I am alive, why? If there is a God

What Augustine’s ‘Confessions’...

on July 9, 2017 by

Be aware that children sometimes sin out of the sheer pleasure of being wicked

Stop Blaming The Students And The...

on July 6, 2017 by

Youth ministry is in danger of becoming the phone book

4 Ways To Respond To Unchurched Students

on July 3, 2017 by

Imagine you’re a teen who has stepped into your youth program for the first time. How would you feel?

A Critical Moment For Youth Ministry

on July 3, 2017 by

I noticed some common themes and challenges that seem important for all of us to pay attention to…

How To Kill “That Thing” In Your...

on July 3, 2017 by

7 Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

What Keeps Today’s Leading Churches In...

on July 1, 2017 by

Growing Young: Intensive church training to engage teenagers and young adults.

Resolving Staff Conflicts

on July 1, 2017 by

What might start off as a small slight can snowball into a full dispute

Talking With Our Kids About Katy Perry

on June 27, 2017 by

What will our kids hear from Katy this time around? More importantly, how can you talk with them about what they hear?

When Teens Regret What They Post

on June 27, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 2)

on June 27, 2017 by

A List of Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes In Them

7 Family Ministry Essentials

on June 26, 2017 by

A Strategy for Children’s and Student Ministry Leaders

Smaller Church Youth Ministry

on June 26, 2017 by

No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Small churches can have a big impact on the faith journey of their young people

GENERATION Z MINISTRY

on June 25, 2017 by

TOP 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER AS YOU START DOING GENERATION Z MINISTRY

5 GOALS EVERY YOUTH WORKER SHOULD HAVE

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But it is important to have goals in your ministry and for you personally as the minister

Volunteers:How to Find Them, Train Them&...

on June 23, 2017 by

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your...

on June 21, 2017 by

Part 2

Aligning Next-Gen Ministries In Your...

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Part-3

10 Big, Biblical Reasons Teens Should...

on June 20, 2017 by

Clearly a Biblically comprehensive case against smoking weed

Youth Ministry Hazard

on June 19, 2017 by

We’re susceptible to the hazard of emotional affairs for many reasons

How To Use Your Head To Guard Your Heart

on June 19, 2017 by

A 3(D) Guide To Making Wise Media Choices – 10 Pack

How To Pass Your Faith To Your Kids

on June 18, 2017 by

God specifically places the responsibility for nurturing a child’s spiritual development on parents — not the church!

Getting Students Back Into Youth Group

on June 15, 2017 by

4 tips for getting students to come back when they haven’t been in awhile

Helpful….. New Free Resources By...

on June 14, 2017 by

We have posted some really helpful free resources in the last month or two. I wanted to highlight a few in case…

The #1 Surprising Thing Your Church...

on June 14, 2017 by

Gen Z is upon us and if we confuse these students with Millennials we’re going to miss out on connecting with them…

Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop As Government...

on June 10, 2017 by

Study: budget cuts to sex education classes may have contributed to lower rates of teenage pregnancy in England

4 Questions To Ask About Your Ministry...

on June 10, 2017 by

But as leaders we need to get used to knowing that every decision you make isn’t going to please everyone… and that’s…

Please Don’t Copy This Student...

on June 6, 2017 by

It looks slick and successful.

Catch Them Doing It Right

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We realized that a lot of teachers, much like many parents, were so programmed to correct kids behavior that they had…

Pregnant Christian Teen Banned From...

on June 5, 2017 by

But there’s another value that’s gone unnoticed in all of this. That’s the value that effects the child

Book: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect

on June 3, 2017 by

Jim Daly

How To Deal With College Debt

on June 2, 2017 by

7 in 10 College students graduate with an average of $40,000 in debt

13 Reasons Why … There is Hope

on June 1, 2017 by

This may be a GREAT video to rip and play for your students who are struggling. With all of the 13 Reasons…

How To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 31, 2017 by

Summer offers a good time for evaluation

THE REALITIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN...

on May 31, 2017 by

“I think I want to be a Youth Pastor,” My parents were quiet a moment and said, “That’s great. You just need…

3 Leadership Hats You’ll Need To...

on May 29, 2017 by

Does your church website have an online volunteer sign up process? Do you text your volunteers to stay in touch?…

Free 7-week Parenting Curriculum…...

on May 21, 2017 by

7 videos, each one seeding conversation about the 7 vital changes I’d make

How To Help Parents Set Good Boundaries...

on May 20, 2017 by

“My 16-year-old wants Instagram and I won’t let her have it. Is that bad?”

13 Pastor Mistakes That Hinder Growth

on May 19, 2017 by

Fix these mistakes and watch what happens

How To Have Tough Conversations Where...

on May 17, 2017 by

Speak truth in love and graciousness, and still have those students feel like they want to come back after that conversation is…

Are We Forcing Our Youth Out Of Church?

on May 17, 2017 by

Besides the moments in ministry where I have gone and put my foot in my mouth…

21 Fun Things To Do With Kids This...

on May 16, 2017 by

Have you made a bucket list for your summer activities yet? I’m sure you’ll find fun things to do with kids on…

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth...

on May 10, 2017 by

“a fantastic and thought-provoking post”

More Than The Sex Talk….4 Ways To...

on May 10, 2017 by

Many things aren’t the way they used to be and yet some things are as they have always been.
So it is…

Cyrus Change: Younger Generation Needs...

on May 9, 2017 by

Cyrus added that as she gets older, she understands the effect music has on the world.

“Distracted” Parent….Put Your...

on May 8, 2017 by

Avoid Being a “Distracted” or “Annoying” Parent

Why 13 Reasons Why

on May 8, 2017 by

Jonathan McKee

Ashley Graham On Why She Chose To...

on May 7, 2017 by

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie Ashley Graham didn’t always have it easy when it came to love.

Youth Ministry’s Deadliest...

on May 5, 2017 by

Suicide is the #3 killer for kids ages 10-14, and #2 for ages 15-24. Chances are,…

The Need for a Team in Your Ministry

on May 3, 2017 by

While I have always realized the need for a team in my ministry, I have struggled a lot to hand things over…

How to Lead a Student You Just Don’t...

on May 3, 2017 by

Tim Elmore

3 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Summer...

on May 3, 2017 by

Students are already in summer mode. Are you ready for them?

13 Reasons Why…Suicide Is The...

on May 2, 2017 by

Greg Stier

Islams View Of Homosexuality

on May 2, 2017 by

There are a number of passages within both the Koran and Hadiths that address homosexuality Islam goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality…

Awana: Youth Ministry Apologetics...

on May 2, 2017 by

We collected questions about the new Journey Advocates curriculum and sat down with Steve Kozak, Director of Awana Youth Ministries, and asked…

From Graduation To Transformation

on May 2, 2017 by

Intentionality is key. As students embark on the life-changing transition into university life, youth workers will do well in walking with them…

“Building A Year Long Event Strategy...

on May 1, 2017 by

Notes: This You Lead pre-Orange Conference breakout sessions was lead by Ashley Bohinc

This Question Changed Youth Ministry For...

on May 1, 2017 by

Walt Mueller

Finding Motivation When It’s Gone

on May 1, 2017 by

Maybe you have been there before…So, what do you do? How do you find motivation when it is gone? Here is what…

College Students May Forget Class...

on April 29, 2017 by

Forgetting content from a stressful math class may be one way to protect an individual’s belief that they are good at math

3 Lessons From “Over The Hill&...

on April 28, 2017 by

“Over the Hill” youth workers have learned that the little hills will trip up a ministry repeatedly, until they grow into a…

Get Rid Of Sideways Energy

on April 28, 2017 by

Justin Knowles

Alone

on April 26, 2017 by

Teens need mentors

The Blockbusters Of 2017 (Part 1)

on April 25, 2017 by

Summer’s Biggest Movies…and the Themes in Them

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on April 24, 2017 by

This book has been the most useful in understanding how to incorporate faith into the nitty-gritty everyday moments of life within the…

#War: Setting Captives Free

on April 21, 2017 by

We are key players in a “spiritual war” that’s focused on young people. We can, and must, play a strategic role in…

7 Traits of the BEST Student Pastors

on April 21, 2017 by

Great student pastors are leaders, not event planners with theological degrees. And the best are servant leaders

Census: More Americans 18-to-34 Now Live...

on April 21, 2017 by

“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement,”

Creating A Culture Of Discipleship

on April 20, 2017 by

“I was too focused on creating a culture of fun, rather than a culture of transformation.”

5 Pitfalls To Your Youth Ministry’s...

on April 19, 2017 by

By Christopher Wesley

Alone…..

on April 19, 2017 by

Making Sure No Kid Lives That Way

13 Reasons To NOT Recommend 13 Reasons...

on April 18, 2017 by

Nevertheless, there are a LOT of good conversations that can occur if this show is watched in the right environment

13 Reasons…..Why Looking For True...

on April 18, 2017 by

Walt Mueller: Since watching “13 Reasons Why,” I’ve been thinking about how to best respond

Comparison: A Dangerous Word For Youth...

on April 17, 2017 by

It is easy to jump on Instagram, Facebook or even hear about another church’s youth ministry event from your students and begin…

Winning In Ministry

on April 14, 2017 by

Three Steps to Develop Grit

20 Questions To Connect With New...

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Here are a few things to remember about these questions…

Flashback: 20 Myths About A Great Youth...

on April 13, 2017 by

These myths may be preventing many “real” potential Youth Workers from serving in Youth Ministry

5 BoundariesTo Engage Continually...

on April 12, 2017 by

The Big 3 Continual Critics

Adulthood Passage Rituals Can Create...

on April 11, 2017 by

The most effective youth ministries employ such things as retreats and mission trips to help youth journey toward a mature faith

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel

on April 10, 2017 by

A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

Why Our Teens Dont Know They Need Jesus

on April 10, 2017 by

Kristen Hatton

What Graduating Seniors Show You About...

on April 6, 2017 by

by Andy Blanks

Danger In The Front Seat

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3 Major Mistakes Young People Make Behind the Wheel

Dealing With Disruptive Kids In Youth...

on April 4, 2017 by

By Walt Mueller

Pope Warns Against ‘False’...

on April 4, 2017 by

Don’t let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future

My 16-Year-Old Wants Instagram…

on March 31, 2017 by

Where kids actually adopt their values

Equip Parents/Grandparents To Be...

on March 30, 2017 by

There comes a point when their children/grandchildren need to learn to grow in their own walk with Jesus; they can not just…

Teach Teens Discernment

on March 27, 2017 by

How to Help Teens Pursue Discernment

Face To Face And Hashtag Evangelism

on March 24, 2017 by

This event will change lives

Book: This Changes Everything

on March 24, 2017 by

How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years

Book: Meet Gen Z

on March 24, 2017 by

How Should the Church Approach Us?