Tag Archive for youth ministry

Kamala Harris Refused to Prosecute...

on August 13, 2020 by

After Church’s Lawyers Funded Her Campaign. There were 40 priests accused of molestations in that archdiocese

Book: America on Trial

on August 12, 2020 by

A Defense of the Founding

A Biblical Critique Of Secular Justice...

on August 11, 2020 by

By Timothy Keller

kids Are In Poor Health

on August 6, 2020 by

More Than Half Of U.S. Children Lack Proper Heart, Lung Fitness

Parents Crave Responsibility In Teens

on August 6, 2020 by

Parents were asked to rank the importance of 12 values kids need to learn, and 93% of parents responded that responsibility…

Love covers a multitude of Parent And...

on August 5, 2020 by

A new study from the Yale Child Study Center finds that parents can lessen the effects of inevitable conflict with their teenage…

Principal In “Can’t Touch This”...

on August 4, 2020 by

Alabama school principal created a parody video to encourage students to stay healthy at school this year

Growing Weary As A Leader

on August 4, 2020 by

5 Signs You May Be Growing Weary as a Leader and What To Do About It

The Emotionally Healthy Youth Worker

on August 4, 2020 by

Ministry is draining. So often we can walk away from a small group, service, or event feeling tired, rejected, or like a…

Make Your School Decision. Then Trust...

on August 4, 2020 by

I never thought I’d add “face masks” to our school supply list. I never thought I’d have to..

Cultivating Christlike Virtue In A...

on August 4, 2020 by

Jesus teaches us not only what is right and true, but also how to display the beauty

Flashback: How To Get Abortion W/out...

on August 3, 2020 by

..because “having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

People Over Programs

on August 3, 2020 by

When youth groups were forced to stop meeting we were stripped of so many of the basic elements that might have seemed…

Pro-Choice NARAL Endorses Biden

on August 3, 2020 by

Says He’ll ‘Expand Access to Abortion,’ Allow Taxpayer Funding of it

Cops Arrest Students Chalking ‘Black...

on August 2, 2020 by

Police arrested two pro-life students in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Washington, DC

CDC: Teen Suicides, Drugs, Bigger...

on August 2, 2020 by

Reopen U.S. schools youth are likelier to be negatively impacted by suicides, drugs, and influenza than if they were exposed to COVID-19.

Was Jesus A Socialist?

on August 2, 2020 by

Did Jesus support socialism? Do the teachings of Jesus Christ condemn the accumulation of wealth while pushing for the equal distribution of…

The War On History: To Rewrite America&...

on July 31, 2020 by

They are bent on taking America down and replacing our free society with a socialist utopia

UK: Christian Charity Loses Banking...

on July 26, 2020 by

The charity also said that they were removed from Facebook, as well as from Paypal

Support Traditional Families And Kids...

on July 26, 2020 by

Polish President Vows to Protect Children from ‘LGBT Ideology’, Support Traditional Families

Video: Depends On Whose Hands It’s In

on July 21, 2020 by

Great illustration

Wake Up America…The Church Co...

on July 19, 2020 by

ACNA Archbishop Says Church in America has been Co-opted by the Culture

What To Expect In Ninth Grade

on July 16, 2020 by

When your high-schooler was in middle school, there’s a good chance their biggest motivator was acceptance

Passing Down A Faith-Filled Life

on July 16, 2020 by

Not a Trial-Free Life

A Faith Of Their Own

on July 16, 2020 by

My time would be best spent training my children to trust God no matter what and how they can respond to pain…

Five Tips for Adding New Youth Leaders...

on July 11, 2020 by

While this list is not exhaustive, it will help you start the conversation and give you some talking points for future interactions

Loving Our Students To Death

on July 11, 2020 by

Theologically, we need to reconcile the culture of sacrificial suffering …a culture of Sabbath, rest, grace, and weakness

Parenting In 2020

on July 11, 2020 by

Everything and Nothing Has Changed

Transitioning Back To Face-to-Face...

on July 10, 2020 by

7 Things You Can Not Forget to Do at Your Next Face-to-Face Meeting

Preparing For Promotion Sunday

on July 10, 2020 by

How to Welcome New Students into Your Youth Ministry

The New Monogamy

on July 7, 2020 by

Sure, a version of this has been around for a long, long time. But it used to be called an “affair,” “cheating,”…

Stop Comparing

on June 20, 2020 by

There is nothing wrong with looking to other ministries and leaders for ideas, resources, or suggestions.  But

Teen Vogue — Tweeted “Welcome To...

on June 20, 2020 by

Communism has seen a worldwide death toll of roughly 100 million

Are Students Spiritually Hungry?

on June 17, 2020 by

I believe, now more than ever, that students are spiritually hungry and want to know about who God is

High School And Middle School Parenting...

on June 17, 2020 by

By The Village Church

Do The Police Disproportionately Shoot...

on June 16, 2020 by

Are the police racist?

The Truth About Black Lives Matter

on June 16, 2020 by

What the media won’t acknowledge: Black Lives Matter is a hateful ideology that fuels violent anti-police sentiment

Video: The Seven Longest Yards

on June 15, 2020 by

This is pure inspiration

5 Mistakes You’ve Been Making...

on June 13, 2020 by

Reaching your students and making the most of the upside-down world we’ve found ourselves in today

Podcast: Racial Reconciliation And...

on June 9, 2020 by

Shares some amazing wisdom on how to guide students through all of this

Portland Superintendent To Remove Police...

on June 9, 2020 by

school-based police help keep teens out of the criminal justice system by addressing minor issues in school buildings rather than letting students…

George Floyd Left A Gospel Legacy In...

on June 6, 2020 by

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects

Helping Young People Grieve And Take...

on June 6, 2020 by

Diverse ministry perspectives to help teenagers respond to racialized violence and injustice

How To Do Intergenerational Ministry

on June 5, 2020 by

What does each generation need from the church and what can each generation contribute to the church?

Barna Free Resource: Race Where Do We Go...

on June 2, 2020 by

New data revealing pastors’ and Christians’ opinions about what—if anything—the Church should do about racial divisions

What White Youth Pastors Can Do About...

on June 1, 2020 by

I’m a black youth pastor at Restore Community Church, in Kansas City MO. The month of May 2020 has been especially tragic

The Story of Your Summer

on June 1, 2020 by

This week we officially made the decision to cancel our summer camp plans, this was not the story I was hoping for

Why we need theology more than Netflix

on June 1, 2020 by

When we as youth workers take little interest in theology and more interest in pop culture, we communicate to students that God…

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started...

on May 28, 2020 by

In my early days of youth ministry, I had days when I was convinced I was a borderline superhero

How to Help a Student Who Just Lost...

on May 27, 2020 by

One group of high school seniors offered the most telling insights on their final year of school

Leading Change When Everything Has...

on May 25, 2020 by

With a small shift in your mindset, this might be your greatest season of momentum and change

We Can’t Go Back, So Let’s Go...

on May 25, 2020 by

The loss of normal times means new opportunities

Carey Nieuwhof: Disruptive Church Trends

on May 25, 2020 by

Leaders who embrace change, who keep pivoting, will end up advancing their mission in the future

“Reopening” Your Youth Ministry

on May 24, 2020 by

questions to consider

What Seniors REALLY Need From You Right...

on May 24, 2020 by

Here’s what they’re missing….

Hero Dog

on May 23, 2020 by

This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,

Back To School, Leads Through...

on May 22, 2020 by

Families are leaving cities for the suburbs in search of safer schools amid the coronavirus pandemic

Parents Don’t Get Minute To Relax...

on May 20, 2020 by

A new survey finds that parents have essentially lost all of their R&R time thanks to COVID-19

Study: Religious Practice Reduces ...

on May 13, 2020 by

“religious service attendance is associated with a lower risk of death from despair among health care professionals

Dear Youth Minister of a COVID-19 Senior

on May 13, 2020 by

I don’t know about you, but I think I’ve been in denial about what COVID-19 means as this year’s seniors transition out…

YS: Middle School Bundle

on May 12, 2020 by

Ever wonder who those strange preteens are and how to best reach them? Get the inside scoop

Family Driving Prayer…..Free...

on May 12, 2020 by

Invite your families to load up in the car and pray for their community

Evaluate Your Youth Ministry

on May 12, 2020 by

Evaluations are always a critical piece of your ministry. It is there that you get a chance to figure out what worked…

Walt Mueller: Post Pandemic Youth...

on May 11, 2020 by

I’ve also wondered if in our efforts to promote and further the Kingdom of God, we might actually be keeping kids from…

Table Talk Devotion For Teen Athletes

on May 11, 2020 by

Hebrews 12:1-3 offers some great encouragement as you are going through this SHIFT during your sporting season

How To Discipline Children Without...

on May 10, 2020 by

Toughest thing in parenting? “Trying to love, teach, and discipline without destroying their spirits

Bellwether Blues Book

on May 8, 2020 by

The reason why this book is up on our website is because the author goes through family,faith & politics

No Safe Spaces Documentary

on May 8, 2020 by

Trying to understand what is happening in America on college and school campus today and what free speech in this country

Youth Ministry Institute launches Online...

on May 6, 2020 by

Learn at your own pace.

Anxiety And Depression In Teens…...

on May 6, 2020 by

7 in 10 teenagers say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers today

Reopening Your Kids Ministry

on May 6, 2020 by

6 Considerations for Reopening your Kids Ministry

Anxious Children

on May 6, 2020 by

20 Ways To Help Your Children Process The Pandemic

The Most Surprising Reasons Why...

on May 5, 2020 by

Quitters aren’t lazy or uncommitted; they often have valid reasons for quitting

The Orange Conference ’20 Recap

on May 5, 2020 by

Your volunteers are constantly asking, “IS IT WORTH IT?” Create a culture where volunteers shout out “YES!”

Every Generation Needs A New Revolution ...

on May 5, 2020 by

When someone changes their mind it convinces me they are adaptable, honest, vulnerable, and human

ReOpening Children & Family...

on May 4, 2020 by

now is the time to determine what values and processes will remain consistent, what innovative strategies you’ve

A Discussion On Reopening The Church

on May 4, 2020 by

During today’s discussion with highly esteemed church leaders, we discussed the path to moving forward after COVID-19

Book: God, Marriage, And Family

on May 3, 2020 by

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

Pre-Teens And Quarantines

on May 3, 2020 by

Author of Middle School Matters, Gives helpful tips for working with middlers,during these times

How 6 Pastors Are Thinking About...

on May 2, 2020 by

However, it can be useful to see how other church leaders are thinking through reopening

Are We Going Back To How Things Were In...

on May 2, 2020 by

We first had to think short-term just to get our feet under us, but now that this might be until the fall…

Ordinary Man: Ozzy Osbourne’s Farewell

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on May 1, 2020 by

This is but one small example of the world that our children will grow up in and the world that you must…

Marriages CAN Be Happy For A Lifetime!

on April 30, 2020 by

“Here are some GREAT thoughts on marriage from one of my favorite authors, Shaunti Feldhahn.”

Growing Spiritually As A Couple While...

on April 30, 2020 by

Having a devotional time once a week and praying together daily builds a foundation of spiritual intimacy

Rapper DMX Holds Online Bible Study

on April 29, 2020 by

Asks people to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior

Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark...

on April 29, 2020 by

Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries

Churches: Put Down That Spiritual Gifts...

on April 29, 2020 by

What the local body misses when it focuses on personality analyses and congregational surveys

5 Ways Parents Cause Their Teens Anxiety

on April 28, 2020 by

Every failure is an opportunity to teach and train your kids

A Blessing Strategy For Grieving...

on April 28, 2020 by

Your seniors need an encouraging commencement blessing more than ever!

Hillsdale Teaching Video Series…...

on April 28, 2020 by

We’re making the curriculum that we use in our charter schools available to the general public

Want Your Kids To Stay Christian?

on April 27, 2020 by

Double Down on Home Discipleship

At Home Discipleship…Parents Make...

on April 27, 2020 by

Parents, remember that God has called you to be the primary nurturing influence your child’s life

Family Dinner Time Devotions

on April 27, 2020 by

Helping parents nurturing the faith of their children

Free Guide On Religious Freedom

on April 26, 2020 by

In the last decade, attacks on religious freedom have intensified, and religious Americans are feeling the effects

Download The Curriculum And Digital...

on April 26, 2020 by

Orange students: some ideas to reach students and parents—even without an in-person gathering

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on April 26, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

War On Parents Over Schooling Their Kids

on April 26, 2020 by

Harvard law professor blasts homeschooling as “dangerous” and appealing to those who seek “authoritarian control over their kids.”

In A Pandemic, Youth Workers Are ...

on April 23, 2020 by

If we fail to invest in youth work now, we will reap social paralysis for decades to come, resulting in another lost…

10 Ministry Idols Being Exposed By...

on April 21, 2020 by

The pandemic is teaching us about ourselves and exposing weaknesses in our ministries