Tag Archive for youth ministry

Beto O’Rourke’s Plan To Destroy...

on October 16, 2019 by

The government…. signaled that Christian schools may soon be treated like racists for …view of marriage

‘Weed Moms’ Are The New &...

on October 16, 2019 by

Marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis

10% Of Christian Twentysomethings Have...

on October 14, 2019 by

There are four kinds of twentysomething “exiles” making their way in our current day and age

Suicide Prevention

on October 14, 2019 by

Insights and resources for parents and youth workers

250,000 Students In US Participate In...

on October 11, 2019 by

As part of a faith-filled initiative by  fellowship of Christian athletes  to pray, read their Bibles, and “open up their life to Christ

UK: Mandatory “Self-Touching” Class...

on October 11, 2019 by

This sexualisation of our children is just totally inappropriate. They are calling it self-touching and they won’t use the term masturbation

Relational Youth Ministry

on October 9, 2019 by

Often times adult volunteers want to be liked by students, so they cross the line between friend and mentor

Parenting Middle School Kids

on October 9, 2019 by

8 Conversations to have with your new middle school student

FIRED! Part 3

on October 8, 2019 by

The Spouse

3 Cultural Changes As A Youth Worker

on October 7, 2019 by

“Do you think you’ll ever change the night of youth group?  My son/daughter is just too busy and they’re missing out.”

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Students...

on October 7, 2019 by

Why is youth group important?

Dealing With Criticism

on October 7, 2019 by

If you’re a youth worker you can’t escape it, you will be criticized

What Real Forgiveness Looks Like

on October 7, 2019 by
Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, former Dallas cop who shot and killed his brother.

Youth Ministries Working Together

on October 4, 2019 by

A Kingdom-minded ministry is about reaching kids for Christ and plugging them into the local church…not your local church

Book: Mentorship And Marketplace

on October 4, 2019 by

A New Direction for Youth Ministry

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on October 4, 2019 by

Dare I say most, of the kids we work with are not coming to church with a deep desire for God’s Word

Why Christians Reject Kanye’s ‘Jesus...

on October 3, 2019 by

Kanye West may have come to Jesus — but some Christians aren’t buying the born-again “Yeezus.”

Serious Bible Study Is for Teens, Too&...

on October 3, 2019 by

For too long I saw daily Bible reading and Bible study as part of some contract with God

Video: Types Of Parents In The School...

on September 30, 2019 by

Every parent can probably relate to this video. It’s just a fun way of looking at the types of parents in the…

The Boy Who Stood At The Flagpole...

on September 29, 2019 by

“God, as people drive by, let them wonder, let their hearts be pricked.”

School District Defends Football...

on September 27, 2019 by

…after atheist group complains

The Youth Pastor Compensation Survey...

on September 27, 2019 by

One way you can help out your brothers and sisters is by sharing this survey to your network and on other social…

The Terrifying Side Of Kids Addicted To...

on September 24, 2019 by

Nature Valley asked them (three generations) one simple question, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?”

Social Media—Your Secret Weapon In...

on September 24, 2019 by

Would you believe that social media could be one of the handiest tools you have in your youth leader tool belt?

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on September 20, 2019 by

Here are a few enhancements that you can make to your planning that will help your group to do better in the…

Flashback: Christianity On Campus A Time...

on September 19, 2019 by

How can students to reach their campus for Christ and change the culture if they can’t  articulate their own convictions?

Building Confidence In Kids

on September 12, 2019 by

Most parents are parenting their children based off of their owninsecurities. Not what’s best for their child’s actual future.

How Homeschoolers Are Saving Western...

on September 11, 2019 by

The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving…

Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary...

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

Kids….“I Hope You Suffer”

on September 10, 2019 by

Suffering is the fertile ground for great growth in character, wisdom, and virtue. Suffering grows our dependence on God while undermining our…

4 Ways To Help Kids Deal With Discomfort

on September 10, 2019 by

Life Skills that Build Emotional Resilience

4 Ways To Keep Your Youth Pastor For The...

on September 10, 2019 by

Being a youth pastor at one church for the entirety of my ministry career is one of the greatest blessings of my…

Gun Used In Argument B/W Pastor &...

on September 6, 2019 by

A “minor conflict” between the wives of a pastor and youth pastor at a West Virginia church resulted in gunfire, leading to…

How To Improve Your Youth Ministry...

on September 6, 2019 by

7 simple ideas youth leaders from across the nation have shared with me that will help improve your youth ministry program

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

Marriage Is for Mission

on September 5, 2019 by

But ministry that is pursued by a married couple requires unity. Nothing derails the mission quite like disunity

Justin Bieber Leads Worship At Church...

on September 4, 2019 by

Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started

Justin Bieber Opens Up About Fame And...

on September 4, 2019 by

I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships

Grit: The Power Of Passion And...

on September 3, 2019 by

Jim Burns

Teen’s Hilarious Costume Pranks On...

on August 30, 2019 by

Why, We get our haircuts together and ride to church and practices together, he is my little brother and best friend

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If...

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Flashback: Children ‘Immersed in a...

on August 27, 2019 by

“Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

Flashback: The Problem With American...

on August 27, 2019 by

…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

8 Steps to Planning a Good Parent...

on August 26, 2019 by

OK, we get it, we are supposed to connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together...

on August 26, 2019 by

We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment

Two Items To Send With Every New College...

on August 26, 2019 by

Sending off a college student for the first time can spark strong—and competing—feelings

4 Tips To Partner With Parents In Your...

on August 26, 2019 by

(Even when you are not one)

My Child Was Caught Viewing Porn!

on August 10, 2019 by

What Do I Do?

When A Student Comes Out To You

on August 9, 2019 by

More students want to meet and talk about same-sex attraction. We have moved from “my friend” is struggling with this, to “I”…

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s...

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

Create Intentional Moments For Your...

on August 7, 2019 by

Back to School Plan

“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

More Than 20% Of Millennials Claim To...

on August 4, 2019 by

Strong social relationships support mental health, and that..reduced stress and less cardiovascular activation

How to Strategically Scope and Sequence...

on July 27, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

Why young people abandoned the faith

on July 27, 2019 by

More and more parents and churches are recognizing that students are not prepared for the challenges that college often brings

Connecting With Parents During The...

on July 26, 2019 by

When was the last time you went out of your way to meet with a parent, when their teen wasn’t in any…

Youth Ministry Summer Reading List

on July 26, 2019 by

As a result of years of research and writing, there are so many great books available that allow us to be mentored…

Longevity In YTH Ministry

on July 23, 2019 by

This is the latest article in the AG News on ythology and…thoughts on longevity in YTH ministry

How To Help Your Former Teens Grow After...

on July 20, 2019 by

The first two years of their post-high school life has so much change; it can knock them off their spiritual journey

How Faith Heritage Relates To Faith...

on July 19, 2019 by

The idea of beliefs that transcend generations is beautiful, but is it also beneficial?

YouTube Star ‘Ninja’ Thanks...

on July 19, 2019 by

A lot of the doctors told my mom that I had…a number of diseases, and that I should be aborted

When A Student Fails To Show Up

on July 18, 2019 by

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m not cool enough to warrant time with many of the students…

The One Thing Your Kid Needs Before...

on July 18, 2019 by

Helping your child transition from one phase to the next is never easy

Digital Distractions

on July 18, 2019 by

How to Help Your Kids Dodge Digital Distractions

“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

Youthmin: Self Promotion And The Call To...

on July 15, 2019 by

Help me to humble myself before Thee by seeing the vanity of honor as a conceit of men’s minds

Helping Teens Fall In Love With A...

on July 12, 2019 by

How will these teens fall in love with a God they’ve been arranged to love from their birth?

What Every Tween Girl Needs From Her Mom

on July 12, 2019 by

Here are a few things my mentors have taught me that I’d love to pass along to you

Gay Girl, Good God

on July 11, 2019 by

The story of who I was  and who God has always been

Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT...

on July 11, 2019 by

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

Neuroscience: Why Instagram Is So Bad...

on July 7, 2019 by

In the age of smartphones, social media, followers, and likes, reward-seeking behaviors in teens is increasingly associated with approval online. Instagram has…

Teens With Strong Connections At Home&...

on July 7, 2019 by

Teens who feel understood by their parents and teachers may grow up to be healthier adults

3 Barriers To Spiritual Growth Faced By...

on July 3, 2019 by

For Christian teenagers, growth in godliness sometimes tends to take a back seat if someone’s not behind them really speaking in their…

A Call To Teenagers To Be Free

on July 3, 2019 by

John Piper

How To Talk To Young People About Doubt

on July 3, 2019 by

Dr. Kara Powell

Becoming A Dad

on July 3, 2019 by

10 Things I wish someone had told me before fatherhood

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

When Motherhood Feels Like Death

on July 3, 2019 by

The endless, nebulous work of motherhood…

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For...

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

Mistakes You Might Make In Your Next...

on June 19, 2019 by

The real value of family vacations is not in the activity. It’s for your kids to know you’re crazy about them

New: This Summer Try Vision Casting With...

on June 19, 2019 by

The more time you can invest in your leaders this way, the more likely your fall is going to start off strong

 

Lies We Tell Ourselves As Youth Workers

on June 19, 2019 by

The Top three lies

How To Lead A Mission Trip Parent...

on June 17, 2019 by

The mission trip parent meeting can be one of the most dangerous meetings for a youth worker to lead

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on June 17, 2019 by

Don’t give up on them

I love Parenting Teenagers

on June 16, 2019 by

“You think parenting is hard now? Just you wait.”

What John Teaches Us About Youth...

on June 16, 2019 by

What do we do when you go astray

Sticking With Youth Ministry For The...

on June 16, 2019 by

If you’re feeling discouraged or out of gas in this season of leading, this article is for you

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

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

Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor...

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

How To Face The Pressure Points Of...

on June 11, 2019 by

I wish I had read this book before I went to college, and would encourage any incoming college students to read it

For The Freshmen Of Tomorrow

on June 11, 2019 by

Six Guiding Lessons for Graduates

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Book: Helping Students Follow Christ In...

on June 8, 2019 by

A great  Gospel centered book for youth workers parents and students heading to college

Encouragements For Your Graduate

on June 8, 2019 by

Here are six encouragements for parents to give to their graduate that focus on who they are

The Next Step In Growing A Healthy Youth...

on June 5, 2019 by

When you invite students to be co-creators of their own ministry, it boosts their ownership of and commitment to what you are…

The Cancer Hiding Inside Your Relational...

on June 5, 2019 by

relational ministry” was threatening my most important relationships.

Summer Is A Liar

on June 5, 2019 by

We actually spend more hours working over the summer than any other season

Helping Parents Prevent Porn

on May 29, 2019 by

3  resources to help parents

How To Make A Snapchat Geofilter For...

on May 29, 2019 by

YM Sidekick

Youth Pastors Are Also Youth...

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Let’s face it… in today’s America, students are not just walking into your church off the streets because they wake up one…