Tag Archive for youth ministry

The 1776 American History Report

on January 23, 2021 by

Compiled by a multi-racial commission and beseeching Americans to take pride in their country

Book: Alongside (Loving Teenagers With...

on January 22, 2021 by

Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial…

Talking To Teenagers About The Pixar...

on January 22, 2021 by

How the gospel can shed light on the questions the film raises, and in fact answer those very questions with truth and…

How To Help Students Learn To Be Wise

on January 22, 2021 by

Our students live in an age where information comes at them like a firehose

Book: Modified Book Of Common Prayer For...

on January 21, 2021 by

77-day prayer book was designed to be used over the course of a summer

What You Need To Know About Critical...

on January 21, 2021 by

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Talkative Children Perform Better...

on January 17, 2021 by

Children with “enhanced verbal skills” usually go on to achieve greater academic success than their less talkative classmates

Sean McDowell Book: Chasing Love

on January 16, 2021 by

The love that the world tells us to pursue is all about self, But what is the Christian worldview on love?

Teen depression and social media

on January 15, 2021 by

Jean Twenge

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Work...

on January 15, 2021 by

There are a few questions you should ask at every youth work job interview

Lead Like You’re About To Leave

on January 15, 2021 by

There is something magical about that transition time between an outgoing youth worker leaving, and a new one being hired

Planning For Summer 2021

on January 13, 2021 by

5 Realities to Keep in Mind as you Plan for Summer 2021

Vaping And The Adolescent Brain

on January 13, 2021 by

Vaping May Addle the Adolescent Brain

Called: A Novel About Youth Ministry...

on January 13, 2021 by

What does the right fit look like, and how do you know when you’ve found it?

Belief In God Rising Among Gen Z

on January 12, 2021 by

COVID-19 has led to a rise in the number of young people in the U.K. who are seeking and believing in God,…

Book: The Teen’s Guide To...

on January 12, 2021 by

40 Tips to Meaningful Communication

Getting Momentum In Your Youth Ministry...

on January 12, 2021 by

Josh and Doug hosted a Facebook Live this week on their top ten tips on gaining momentum in 2021

Make Leaders The Lifeblood

on January 12, 2021 by

Refuse to Go Back To Normal in 2021

Leader’s Pocket Guide to...

on January 9, 2021 by

Discussion starters, tips, and wisdom to help your team have better conversations with parents in your ministry

How To Talk To Any Young Person

on January 9, 2021 by

An Intergenerational Conversation Toolkit

Churches Need To Be Prepared For...

on January 9, 2021 by

2021 will be a year when we will see a lot of volatility in the job market. And I do not mean…

What Does It Mean Get It Right When It...

on January 8, 2021 by

Understanding God’s design and plans for marriage can help us prepare for the best marriage possible

Biblical Dating For Teens

on January 8, 2021 by

6 Biblical Resolutions for Dating

How To Have An Outstanding Year Of Youth...

on January 8, 2021 by

7 Crucial Steps You Must Take Now

Looking Back To Look Forward

on January 7, 2021 by

2021 needs to be its own year—rather than “Not 2020.”

Book: Sticky Faith Innovation

on January 7, 2021 by

Learn to lead change in your youth ministry with compassion, creativity, and courage

Why Youth Ministries Get Stuck?

on January 6, 2021 by

youth ministries lose traction because of alignment, communication, and adult volunteer training

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

on January 6, 2021 by

Tom Pounder

5 Youth Ministry Fixtures That Need To...

on January 6, 2021 by

Here are 5 youth ministry fixtures that need to die by 2025

5 Changes

on January 6, 2021 by

Here are 5 ways adolescence and youth culture have changed because of COVID-19

The Sexism Of The Transgender Movement

on January 6, 2021 by

Officially The Most Dangerous In American History

2021 Leadership PTSD

on January 5, 2021 by

A few things I am bringing into the new year in hopes of battling this 2021 leadership PTSD from last year

Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

on January 5, 2021 by

29% say it is very important for a couple to marry if they have a child
Down from 38% in 2013

Pew Study:Do Teens Take After Their...

on January 5, 2021 by

Teens say they go to religious services at least once a month, almost exactly the same as the share of their parents…

State Lowers Age For Abortions Without...

on January 5, 2021 by

Allowing 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent

Top Priorities: The Time You Have (in...

on January 5, 2021 by

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Vision: 3 Signs Of An Unhealthy Ministry

on December 7, 2020 by

Here are some remedies to overcome them and bring your ministry back to its full potential!

5 Awesome Christmas Youthministry Games

on December 7, 2020 by

We’ve put together five games that are sure to crush at all of your Christmas Parties this year.

Leading Your Youth Ministry In The Right...

on December 7, 2020 by

We have to know where we’re headed for us to know we’re leading our youth ministries rightly

I think A Lot About Satan

on December 7, 2020 by

Walt Mueller

Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

on December 2, 2020 by

Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry How the gospel will transform your kids, your church, your community, and the world

Book: Delighted

on December 1, 2020 by

What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy

Beat The Holiday Blues

on December 1, 2020 by

Here are six tactics to beat the holiday blues.

To Parents Who Hurt During The Holidays

on December 1, 2020 by

The holiday season can be a source of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, and maybe even a little anger. It reminds you

Kids Milestone Moments Lost

on November 30, 2020 by

Parents Heartbroken Kids are Celebrating Milestones Without Family Due to COVID

Ruthlessly Eliminate Stress

on November 30, 2020 by

I feel absolutely dry and overextended. I’m a people-pleaser by nature, and I feel like my busyness is letting others down. My…

Book: “Youth Empowered”

on November 26, 2020 by

To help church leadership minister alongside their students (rather than at their students)

Target Backtracks, Puts Book About &...

on November 26, 2020 by

Seducing Our Daughters’ the impact transgenderism is having on girls

Study: Media Use by Kids Age Zero To...

on November 20, 2020 by

Young kids now spend more time watching online videos than doing any other activity on screens

Jr HighChristmas Lesson

on November 16, 2020 by

By Doug Franklin

Reconciliation With Your Kids

on November 16, 2020 by

How to Build a Bridge Back to Your Kid After an Argument

Flashback: Starting Out In Youth...

on November 14, 2020 by

Youth ministry is hard, but we need it now more than ever

Youth Ministry Of Micro-Influencers

on November 14, 2020 by

“The Influencer Report: Engaging Gen Z and Millennials”

Development Stages Of Kids Around The...

on November 14, 2020 by

Apple doc ‘Becoming You’ shows what happens when parents…

Hiring Struggles And Solutions In Youth...

on November 10, 2020 by

Others just wanted to do headhunting, but you were more interested in building a vital ministry.”

Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In Youth...

on November 10, 2020 by

The old idea that anyone working with students needs to be young and hip…

The Heartaches Of A Youth Pastor

on November 10, 2020 by

The Top 10

10 lessons Learned After 10 Years Of...

on November 9, 2020 by

The lessons tells me they were among the most impactful lessons that I learned over the years

Make Sure The Consequences Fit The Crime

on November 9, 2020 by

Our children should expect minor consequences for minor infractions and major consequences for major infractions

My Five Biggest Youth Ministry Regrets

on November 6, 2020 by

– Part 5

New 1st Time Student Follow Up System

on November 6, 2020 by

So here is what happens when a new student comes to one of our campuses:

You Can Be Just As Influential On Your...

on November 6, 2020 by

As parents, we’ve been told for so long that we “can’t be friends” with our kids, but I think that’s wrong

Trends That Are Causing Stress For Gen Z

on November 5, 2020 by

62% of Generation Zers have shown symptoms of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and frustration

From One Generation To Another!

on November 3, 2020 by

Our faith is passed not by a program or a church service or a book that we read but in relationship with…

The Sex-Positive Movement

on November 1, 2020 by

To bring about a change in how individuals think about and practice sex and gender.

Tween Years Are The Most Difficult For...

on November 1, 2020 by

New research finds that a child’s middle school years are most likely to be the period of parenthood when a mother battles…

Restoring Relationships Free Webinar

on October 8, 2020 by

Barna

Flashback: Christians Struggled With...

on October 8, 2020 by

Barna

University’s Punishment Of...

on October 6, 2020 by

The Supreme Court to hear the case of a former student evangelist who was punished for trying to share his faith

Ministry In Both Worlds

on October 6, 2020 by

Students love online stuff but not all of it. Students need a balance. They need an in person connection as well

Dealing With High Anxiety Students

on October 6, 2020 by

Anxiety hits when the brain releases chemicals that send people into a “fight or flight” response

Junior High Discipleship: Always And...

on October 6, 2020 by

Here are a few (loosely connected) thoughts about junior highers and discipleship that may help

Student’s Freedom Of Speech And...

on October 3, 2020 by

Should a College Be Held Accountable for Violating a Student’s Freedom of Speech? This Supreme Court Case Will Decide

Va. Forces Christian Ministries To Adopt...

on October 3, 2020 by

Three Christian schools and a Christian network of pregnancy centers are suing Attorney General Mark Herring

Sex, Drugs, and Media Part 3

on October 1, 2020 by

Your children deserve honest, open, blunt and unashamedly biblical answers in the area of sex and sexuality

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young...

on October 1, 2020 by

A nearly 60% jump in suicides by young Americans since 2007 has experts alarmed and somewhat puzzled

Freedom, Anarchy Or Repression?

on September 24, 2020 by

Walt Mueller

Pew: Parents And Teens Faith Practice

on September 24, 2020 by

Pew survey shows teens, parents practice faith together, though teens are less religious

U.S. Teens Take After Their Parents...

on September 22, 2020 by

When it comes to religion, American teenagers and their parents tend to have a lot in common – though not quite as…

Sex, Drugs, And Media

on September 22, 2020 by

Since the days of Moses, God has given the primary responsibility of teaching and training children to the parent

Fewer Kids Carrying Coronavirus With Out...

on September 22, 2020 by

It is becoming clear that they do not amplify this virus the way they do influenza when it comes

Let Students Lead

on September 19, 2020 by

When a teen gets a chance to lead, they have an opportunity to own their faith

Parents You’re Not Failing, You’re...

on September 19, 2020 by

I’m going to share something with you my therapist shared with me weeks ago. And it’s about to blow your mind

Group Discussion Cash Baker: Taking A...

on September 19, 2020 by

This discussion brings up LGBTQ issues, Cash in this TikTok video chose to call it a sin

Free Online 1776 Curriculum That Rejects...

on September 17, 2020 by

African Americans, past and present, who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals of free enterprise, family, hard work, entrepreneurship, and faith

The Pandemic Is A Mental Health Crisis...

on September 16, 2020 by

New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon

The Tik Tok Suicide Video: Guidance For...

on September 16, 2020 by

by Walt Mueller

Parents What Do Your Kids Think About...

on September 16, 2020 by

It’s a challenge to parents to live a life that is worthy of that kind of praise and recognition from their children

Book: Youth Ministry In This Season of...

on September 15, 2020 by

By Mark Oestreicher

Creating Change In Ministry

on September 15, 2020 by

You don’t need a new program or some complex system, you just need a few simple steps. Let me show you what…

DOUG FIELDS: Figuring Out Youth Ministry...

on September 15, 2020 by

Being a youth pastor during the last 5+ months has been so very wild for me!

What to Do When Your Adult Child Is...

on September 12, 2020 by

When an adult child violates our values, makes poor choices, or gets in deep trouble, we often question our parenting abilities

3 COVID-19 Youth Ministry Games

on September 12, 2020 by

With in-person gatherings happening more and more, we want to take a quick moment to solve your games problem for you

The Radical Sex Agenda Corrupting Your...

on September 11, 2020 by

What they’re teaching kids — as early as kindergarten — is disturbing

Netflix Cuties: Sexualization Of Young...

on September 11, 2020 by

Features ‘female breast nudity of a minor,’bums, and spread crotches of scantily clad’ children

Cuties: Netflix Defends Sexualization Of...

on September 11, 2020 by

Perverts are trying to groom the next generation

Film Critics Praise Cuties,’ Condemn ...

on September 11, 2020 by

Underage girls perform a raunchy dance number, with pelvic gyrations and suggestive touching.

Starting Out In Your New Youth Ministry...

on September 7, 2020 by

The First 5 People You Should Meet at a New Church

Help! My Teen Is Struggling With Anxiety

on September 7, 2020 by

After many months of battling anxiety, Pam had taken an overdose of pain medication and was rushed to hospital. Thankfully it wasn’t…

Charter Schools Focus On Students Rather...

on September 6, 2020 by

In the same building, 7% public school students pass the math test, in the charter school, 100% pass the test