Tag Archive for youth ministry

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...

on May 26, 2019 by

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

Reclaiming Friendship in the Social...

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

Families Are Together And Yet Apart

on May 16, 2019 by

Adults are almost as bad as teens are, being preoccupied with their phone.

Campuses Ministries Working Together...

on May 16, 2019 by

EveryCampus ’ initiative, a national multi-organizational coalition focused on gospel movements on every campus in America

 

“Equality Act”: An Assault On...

on May 15, 2019 by

It puts the full force and influence of the federal government enforcing this law and opposing Christian beliefs

Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace

Book 4 Guys Topics: Fortnite, Weed, Porn...

on May 11, 2019 by

The four biggest distractions today’s guys face: SCREENS, SUBSTANCES,SEXUAL TEMPTATION,STRUGGLES WITH SELF

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

Getting Parents Involved In Youth...

on May 9, 2019 by

One of the most common complaints I hear from student pastors is that they are having a hard time getting youth parents…

The Powerful Influence Of Christian Moms

on May 8, 2019 by

Moms are a big influence and children’s faith formation

Be A Regular At Your Local School...

on May 1, 2019 by

Here are just three benefits that come from attending your local sporting events.

Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For...

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

Ministry Is Messy

on April 23, 2019 by

Embracing the Mess of Relational Ministry

How To Follow Up On Visitors After...

on April 22, 2019 by

“Wow, look at all these new folks,” you think. “I can’t wait to see them next week!”

5 Spiritual Dangers Of Skipping Church

on April 21, 2019 by

Why skipping church is a really bad idea

Book: Negotiating Your Stepfamily And...

on April 21, 2019 by

In the book , ‘Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and The Welcome Mat Out’, I spend an…

Talking Church With Your Teenager And...

on April 20, 2019 by

Encouraging participation over attendance

Resource: Mentoring Graduating Students

on April 19, 2019 by

How we can help graduating students transition to the next area of life

“Remembering”

on April 19, 2019 by

Are you remembering for the sake of the Gospel and your kids?

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

Book: The Guy’s Guide to FOUR BATTLES

on April 18, 2019 by

Every Young Man Must Face!…

3 Reminders For Our College Bound Kids

on April 18, 2019 by

The first version of this article appeared on her blog when Kristen Hatton sent her freshman daughter off to college

How To Revitalize Your Youth Ministry...

on April 17, 2019 by

5 Programming Ideas to Revitalize Your Ministry Calendar

Marathon Parenting

on April 17, 2019 by

Discipling Kids Is A Long Game Of Small Interactions

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on April 16, 2019 by

Share resources about youth culture, parenting tips and resources for them to be a more effective parent. Whatever you are reading (you…

A 13-Month Plan Your Kids’ Parents...

on April 16, 2019 by

When I was young I planned without regard for a typical family’s calendar and budget

3 Leadership Secrets from Bohemian...

on April 12, 2019 by

If your goal is to better engage students, check out my three observations below

Who Is Responsible for Children’s...

on April 12, 2019 by

Barna

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post...

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

Connecting with your child

on April 11, 2019 by

The BEST model for life-changing conversation so you, the caring adult, can connect to the heart of your child

The Link Between Fun & Faith in Our...

on April 11, 2019 by

Barna

Mentoring Millennials

on April 9, 2019 by

Here’s a list of what works and doesn’t work when mentoring millennials

Book: A Visual Theology Guide To The...

on April 8, 2019 by

Seeing and Knowing God’s Word

Book: A Different College Experience

on April 8, 2019 by

The gospel redeems the college experience. It tells us there is another way

Family Finds Hidden Camera livestreaming...

on April 6, 2019 by

The scan unearthed a camera, and subsequently a live feed. From the angle of the video, the family tracked down the camera

How To Detect Hidden Cameras

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Detect Hidden Surveillance Cameras With...

on April 6, 2019 by

You might need this if your youth ministry rents out an Airbnb

Lead Yourself First

on April 5, 2019 by

Here is a hard truth that we must face: we can’t lead anyone further than we have gone ourselves. It’s hard because,…

Lawnmower Parents And Youthministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Being in youthministry means putting up with a whole lot of lawnmower parents

Getting Over Yourself In Ministry

on April 5, 2019 by

Whether you find yourself in a position of being all about yourself or feel the temptation to be all about yourself, here…

The World View Behind Transgenderism

on April 4, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Tell Your Children About Gender

on April 4, 2019 by

We do everyone a favor if we recognize that many cultural norms are just that—cultural, not biblical

How To Talk To Toung People About Doubt

on April 3, 2019 by

A teenager or young adult is going to ask you a tough question about God that you can’t answer…

Building Credibility With Parents

on April 2, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Netflix Acquired More Than Dodgeball

on April 2, 2019 by

More Than Dodgeball starring Doug Fields and Josh Griffin of Download Youth Ministry, in more than 190 countries

What I Misunderstood About Grief

on April 2, 2019 by

Jesus will recover all of the fallout from Adam and Eve’s demise

Belonging And Community The Secret Sauce...

on April 1, 2019 by

Instead of creating a space for awesome games and great decor, we need to create space for deep belonging and real community

Oh, And I’m Bisexual

on March 31, 2019 by

Responding in love and truth

Youth Workers Crossing The Line

on March 31, 2019 by

Youth worker. . . you are just one bad decision away from being a headline.

Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than...

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR...

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

More Young People Don’t Have A...

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World...

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species...

on March 22, 2019 by

Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your...

on March 22, 2019 by

How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your...

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on March 20, 2019 by

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And...

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

The Importance Of Greeting Students

on March 19, 2019 by

Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry

on March 19, 2019 by

Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship…

College Admissions Scandal Reveals About...

on March 19, 2019 by

Steven Argue & Kara Powell

Building Credibility With Parents

on March 14, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Growing With; An Interview With Kara...

on March 13, 2019 by

In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance...

on March 13, 2019 by

You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The...

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor...

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

Preparing Students For The Digital...

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

Book Review: On Preaching

on March 10, 2019 by

On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

Study: Churches Exclude Children with...

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith...

on March 8, 2019 by

I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

What Millennials Think About Evangelism

on March 8, 2019 by

“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?

The Benefits Of Intergenerational...

on March 8, 2019 by

The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

on March 7, 2019 by

Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?

on March 7, 2019 by

Thom Rainer

Growing Kids, Growing Parents

on March 6, 2019 by

Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

How To Help Your Family Grow Together...

on March 6, 2019 by

Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

Growing With: A Book Review

on March 6, 2019 by

A Remarkable Parenting Resource

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About...

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology