Tag Archive for youth ministry

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

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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

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

When Kids Cut Themselves

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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...

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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

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

Values: Setting Better Examples For Gen...

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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

CPYU

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...

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

Why Sex Matters

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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

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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...

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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

on May 31, 2018 by

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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

Walt Mueller: Grieving For Youth...

on May 14, 2018 by

First, just because so-and-so said it, it doesn’t make it theologically correct or morally right…..filter everything  through Scripture.

Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page...

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When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new…

Barna: Spiritual Conversations In The...

on May 9, 2018 by

How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years

Do You Feel Stuck In Your Ministry?

on May 9, 2018 by

The Fastest Way to Move Your Ministry Forward (Without Spending Any Money)

The 7 Minute Meeting For New 7th Graders

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One of the most crucial transitions to master is the one from Kid’s Ministry to Student Ministry

Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth...

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Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

May The Force (Of God) Be With You

on May 7, 2018 by

The theology of many Americans—and some evangelicals—belongs in a galaxy far, far away. They see God more as a force—like what is…

Children’s Minister Is The Position In...

on May 6, 2018 by

Five Reasons Why the Children’s Minister is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand

Why Teeangers Struggle To Develop...

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5 Reasons Teeangers Struggle to Develop Good Spiritual Habits by Andy Blanks

A New Future For Youth Specialties

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“The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources.”

New 2 Youth Ministry: The Importance Of...

on May 4, 2018 by

let’s avoid getting fired for things we neglected to do

Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term...

on May 2, 2018 by

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

What To Do When No One Shows Up

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Feelings of inadequacy, failure, doubt, and disappointment. Even worse, the next day when people ask us “how did youth group go last…

Campus Ministry Link: HS Students To...

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Connect your high school students to a campus ministry

“Why every Student Ministry Needs A...

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This session is led by Joshua Griffin (@joshuagriffin) who is a 20 year Student Ministry veteran and co-founder of Download YM. Here…

Soul Provider: Barefoot With A Cause

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Middle school student steps out in faith to help out children in Ghana

Blockbusters Of 2018 (Part 1)

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The Movies That Will Heat Up the Box Office This Summer

Want To Know How To Help Empower...

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BRAVE intentionally reaches vulnerable girls (foster care/probation/sexual abuse/divorce).

Creating An Inviting Culture…

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One-Life Concept

Creating An Inviting Culture…

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Move All Events To After Service

7 Essential Preteen Principles

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Socially they are expected to practice teenage behaviors. What do parents and youth workers need to do

10 Questions To Ask Your Teens

on April 24, 2018 by

Youth ministry “success” can be measured in different ways. But, numbers don’t always tell us the whole story…and without the whole story,…

Can We Talk?

on April 19, 2018 by

The sad reality is that many teens face hurt and despair in their lives. As you develop deep relationships with the students…

Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be...

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Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual...

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Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

Creating An Inviting Culture

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Summer Camp Is The Linch Pin

How To Create An Inviting Culture…

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Use Social Media Strategically

Hard To Reach Students

on April 13, 2018 by

Most hard-to-reach students aren’t actually that hard to reach; we just need to put in a little extra effor

Simplify Your Communication To...

on April 13, 2018 by

Phil Bel

Top 3 qualities I’m looking For When I...

on April 13, 2018 by

Jonathan McKee

Need Help Recruiting

on April 11, 2018 by

Don’t Miss These 3 Great Recruiting Ideas

Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From...

on April 10, 2018 by

Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

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One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

What Pastors Need To Know About ‘Nones...

on April 6, 2018 by

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—and yet Christianity continues to thrive

Apathy And Lack Of Commitment In Your...

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Do These 4 Things

Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

on April 4, 2018 by

How Do You Know if You Are Called Into Youth Ministry?

3 Investments you can make to have a...

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No investment in yourself, your family and friends or others outside of your ministry, you will find yourself with a potentially broken…

Is Your Ministry Informational Or...

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Here are a few ideas to take your ministries from informational to transformational:

He Is Risen…Mom Tased Teen Out Of...

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Teen needed to wake up for church on Easter. His mother tased him

How To Lead When Your Not In Charge

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Learning to cultivate influence without authority is foundational to navigate culture today

 

Is Your Student Ministry As Healthy As...

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Here are 6 areas of health that need to be in top condition

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

on March 28, 2018 by

Do A Student Lead Series

Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

on March 28, 2018 by

Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

The Missions Relationship Factor

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What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

Parenting Middle Schoolers

on March 26, 2018 by

More Than Just Surviving This Transitional Phase

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

Power Of Grandparents

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Intergenerational is cultural