Tag Archive for youth ministry

Talking To Kids About Tech Is Dreadful...

on February 16, 2020 by

Survey of 1,000 parents revealed that 56% would rather talk to their children about sex and puberty than technology features, trends, and…

Passing Faith To Your Children

on February 16, 2020 by

Do you know what the most often quoted scripture of all time is? Many Christians might answer John 3:16 or maybe Psalm…

Parents What Do You Not Understand About...

on February 15, 2020 by

If You Have Questions About Teens, They’re Answering Them for You on Reddit



How To Make The Right Hire In Youth...

on February 6, 2020 by

Podcast: the importance of hiring the right people into your youth ministry

Planning A Gospel-Centered Retreat

on February 6, 2020 by

In the midst of our retreat planning, we must also remember to retreat to the Lord ourselves

Recalibrating Your Ministry Ambition

on February 6, 2020 by

I needed to learn doing faithful youth ministry would only result from embracing an attitude of humility

The Church, Royal Family And Today’s...

on February 5, 2020 by

Britain’s royal family isn’t the only institution struggling to retain and empower the next generation

Culture And The 2020 Golden Globes...

on February 5, 2020 by

Culture is both a map and a mirror. It is both directive and reflective. It tells us how to live our life in the world by shaping…

Phoneless 11-Year-Old Lost In Manhattan...

on February 5, 2020 by

I’m sticking to my principles on not getting smartphones for my tweens — even though my child got lost in NYC


on February 4, 2020 by

Here is why I believe middle school ministry is now the most important ministry at your church

We Need To Talk About Anxiety

on February 4, 2020 by

“Living with anxiety is like being followed by a voice that knows all your insecurities and uses them against you.

Flashback: Reconsidering “Professional...

on February 4, 2020 by

As you recruit youth workers…consider what type of offering each youth worker can present before the Lord

Middle School Teachers Are Highly...

on February 1, 2020 by

94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress and that reducing this stress is critical to improving student succes

Preventing Teens From Driving Drunk

on February 1, 2020 by

Older teens who know that their parents disapprove of drinking are less likely to drive impaired as young adults

4 (Good) Ways Your Difficult Kid Is...

on January 31, 2020 by

God uses all kinds of things in our lives to change us, including hard kids

Does God Punish Sons For The Sins Of...

on January 31, 2020 by

So how should we understand God’s words in Exodus?

The Lost Art Of Catechesis

on January 31, 2020 by

Unlike modern renderings of catechisms, this addresses areas of concern for the church today as she navigates life in the modern world

Flashback: Religious School Case At The...

on January 30, 2020 by

Should families be able to use school choice tax credits on religious schools?

Climbing OutOf The Darkness

on January 28, 2020 by

Ministry can also be a very lonely, draining, and empty place in which you and/or your environment feels unhealthy

What Daughters Desperately Need From...

on January 27, 2020 by

Our daughters are under a lot of pressure today. They are bombarded with beauty standards that can make them feel inferior

How To Gain Some Momentum In Your...

on January 26, 2020 by

Don’t lose momentum in your youth ministry! Check out these great tips!

Job: Hiring (& Recruiting) Well In...

on January 26, 2020 by

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

Job: Beware Of Ministry Pied Pipers

on January 26, 2020 by

A church was looking to become more attractive to the next generation through hiring a hip, cool quick fix

Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

on January 26, 2020 by

Success can be defined by LONGEVITY!

Social Media Trends Your Tech Team Needs...

on January 25, 2020 by

Among all social media trends, video dominates in terms of importance

Disney Has ‘Demon’ Who Trains...

on January 25, 2020 by

Let no one be found among you who consigns his son or daughter to the fire, or who is an augur, a…

When Ministry Drag‘s You Down

on January 25, 2020 by

Ministry can a very rewarding. However, it can also be very stressful and frustrating

Stress A Teenagers Perspective

on January 25, 2020 by

Learn About Teen Stress From an Actual Teenager

The Most Dangerous Temptation That Faces...

on January 23, 2020 by

We know from experience how real and serious these temptations are going to be for any child that grows up in our…

5 Ways To Respond When Your Ministry Not...

on January 22, 2020 by

“This isn’t exactly what I expected.”

9 Leadership Traits We See In Generation...

on January 22, 2020 by

As I survey the kinds of causes Generation Z students have undertaken, I see a pattern

Youthmin Game? Whipped Cream Challenge

on January 21, 2020 by

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager attempt the viral TikTok challenge taking social media by storm

7 reasons you should use “Life...

on January 20, 2020 by

Greg Stier

Apologetic Q’s Parents & Pastors...

on January 20, 2020 by

One of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) part of raising disciples of Jesus is

Before Your Son Becomes A Man

on January 19, 2020 by

I want to be intentional in how we spend that time and as a loving dad, I want to use that time…

3 Ways To Sabotage The Family Bond

on January 18, 2020 by

A healthy family bond is essential to the well-being and flourishing of our children from birth through adulthood

3 Ugly Truths About Weekend Retreats

on January 18, 2020 by

Weekend Retreats can be the most important date on your youth ministry calendar

Lonely Kids And The Church

on January 18, 2020 by

young people’s connection to a church seems to have no impact on how lonely they feel. “Attendance alone is not a protective…

4 Ways to help teens struggling with...

on January 17, 2020 by

It’s the second leading cause of death among young people, but what you do as a parent can help!

Parenting Book: Shepherding A Child&...

on January 16, 2020 by

It give fresh biblical approaches to child rearing

Parenting Book: Age Of Opportunity

on January 16, 2020 by

A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Book: Spiritual Parenting

on January 16, 2020 by

An Awakening for Today’s Families

15 Sure Signs Your Teen Is A VSCO Girl

on January 15, 2020 by

The trend started out on TikTok as more of a joke, but then the inevitable came

Job: Find Your Side Hustle

on January 15, 2020 by

Fifteen years ago, I found myself unexpectedly let go from a full-time youth ministry role

What To Do With A Failing Student...

on January 14, 2020 by

My first several attempts at student leadership were miserable failures

Social Media Tips To Start The New Year

on January 14, 2020 by

Here is a list of social media tips and reminders that will help you be more effective today than you were yesterday

Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

on January 14, 2020 by

Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating

Why Your Youth Group Needs Generational...

on January 14, 2020 by

Two realities that should shape our approach to youth ministry

Dear Parent Of A High School Senior

on January 14, 2020 by

My son and I will stand at the edge of something unknown, but because of God, we will be full of hope

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex...

on January 14, 2020 by

Preventing Teen Girls From Sex Trafficking His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.


on January 13, 2020 by

You said you’d turn, you would turn it around,Thought that you had time to straighten it out, Told me that you were…

Family: The Power Of The 2-Parent Home...

on January 13, 2020 by

Black children under 18 living in poverty decreases from 45% for mother-only households and 36% for father-only households to just 12% for…

Young Adults Reveal Their Goals For The...

on January 11, 2020 by

Practicing Christians are leading young adults in focusing on family

First-Century Youth Ministry

on January 11, 2020 by

Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship

Viva! Called

on January 11, 2020 by

Helping students’ find their calling in life should be an essential role of any healthy youth ministry

Helicopter Parenting Negatively Impacts...

on January 3, 2020 by

helicopter parenting continues well into young adulthood and can have devastating impacts on college students.

America Becoming Pagan As Christianity...

on January 2, 2020 by

Those who don’t have a religious affiliation are the largest demographic in the U.S. with 23.1% of the population, overtaking the Catholics…

Six Ways For Parents To Begin The New...

on January 2, 2020 by

I want to tell you a story that is informative to parents…

Recruiting Volunteers For Your Retreat

on December 30, 2019 by

No matter what size ministry you operate, you can always benefit from people helping you

Book: How Advertising Changes The Way We...

on December 29, 2019 by

We can never be satisfied, because the products we love cannot love us back

Book: Girls Fighting The Addictive Power...

on December 29, 2019 by

Revealing what advertisers know about human nature and how they exploit it to make a profit

Challenges Of Taking Communion For An...

on December 29, 2019 by

Such as those with autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, any one of those “bits” can pose an insurmountable obstacle

Structuring Youth Ministry For ADHD...

on December 29, 2019 by

I asked my daughter what she would want adults to know about working with kids who learn differently

Four Ways To Work With Nonverbal Kids In...

on December 29, 2019 by

My son is functionally nonverbal. He does not yet use language to communicate

How To Set Parental Controls On Netflix

on December 27, 2019 by

You can also restrict all content so nothing will play without you entering a PIN. To do this, click the bubble above…

Bieber: “God Has Me Right Where He...

on December 27, 2019 by

“As humans we are imperfect. My past, my mistakes, all the things I’ve been through…

Unpacking The Incarnation

on December 25, 2019 by

J. I. Packer

9 Things You Should Know About The...

on December 25, 2019 by

To help you better appreciate the narrative, here are nine things you should know about the Christmas story

Is A Story Of A Baby In A Manger Even...

on December 25, 2019 by

God advances his mission not just through the divine actions of Jesus like the resurrection, but also through his humanity

Guidelines Before You Give Your Child A...

on December 24, 2019 by

newsflash… this is not just about smartphones. A tablet requires you to make every single one of those same decisions above

Helping Anxious Kids Experience Emmanuel

on December 24, 2019 by

When speaking about anxiety, it’s important to differentiate between regular anxious feelings and anxiety disorder

Christmas Without A Total Meltdown

on December 24, 2019 by

Here’s are some holiday tips that can make your holiday more peaceful all around

New Year’s Prayer

on December 24, 2019 by

New Year’s Prayer

By George Lockhart

As the new year approaches, here are a few questions I like to pray through:

How did the…

The Decline Of Religion In American...

on December 23, 2019 by

Young adults (age 18 to 29) are far more likely to have been raised without religion than are seniors (age 65 or…

The Top Parenting Articles YOU Liked...

on December 23, 2019 by

As you look back at 2019, here’s the top parenting articles you won’t want to have missed from TheSource4Parents.com

Book: Meeting Jesus: The ‘I AM’...

on December 22, 2019 by

R.C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us…

Campus Ministry: Public School Teachers...

on December 21, 2019 by

How do I live out my faith legally? Does my union
represent my values?

Study: Media Use By Tweens And Teens

on December 19, 2019 by

by Common Sense Media

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media &...

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem

on December 17, 2019 by

Who knows? Your light could lead countless others to worship Him long after you’re gone!

3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem

on December 17, 2019 by

3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem

By, George Lockhart

It was a starry night, like most others, with one exception; there was…

Ministry Gifts For Your Students And...

on December 17, 2019 by

Here are five gifts your ministry can offer your teenagers and adult leaders during the holidays…

Lonely Teens During the Holidays

on December 17, 2019 by

Helping teens deal with feeling left out or alone during the holiday

Helping Families Survive The Christmas...

on December 16, 2019 by

If we feed into the craziness of the secular Christmas model of life, it will crowd out peace and joy

Helping Families Survive The Christmas...

on December 16, 2019 by

The Care and Feeding of our Souls

Everybody knows that this is a busy time of the year. Shopping, decorating, concerts, parties, etc….

This ‘Kenan And Kel’ Star Is...

on December 16, 2019 by

The actor, who recently came in second on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,”

Youth Minister, Arrested For Slapping...

on December 15, 2019 by

Sexual battery is punishable by up to one year in jail in Georgia.

Orange Small Group Leader Resource...

on December 12, 2019 by

If you want this new year to be an opportunity to intentionally recharge and redirect you and your leaders, here are two…

How to Use Christmas as a Youth Ministry...

on December 11, 2019 by

We believe there are four things you can do to give your ministry that extra energy when 2020 rolls around!

All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth...

on December 11, 2019 by

But if you want to know what a youth pastor really wants…

Youth Dir. Seen Slapping TV Reporter’s...

on December 11, 2019 by

Tommy Callaway, 43, a married father of two who is youth group leader, a Boy Scout leader, tried to explain why he…

The 2019 Youth Ministry Salary Survey

on December 10, 2019 by

According to a Gallup survey, only half of Americans are now church members

Turning college interview prep into a...

on December 10, 2019 by

College interview prep can be an ongoing excuse to have your best conversations with a high school senior.

The State Of Bible Classes In Georgia

on December 10, 2019 by

While the laws permit Bible literacy classes, they do not mandate them

Flashback: When Kids Won’t Bow To Your...

on December 9, 2019 by

How can you identify your idols? Here are four ways

Confronting The Epidemic Of Stress And...

on December 9, 2019 by

31 percent of adolescent girls and young women struggle with symptoms of anxiety, experiencing edginess, fatigue

Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

Attitudes And Thoughts In Marriage

on December 7, 2019 by

So much of a marriage relationship comes down to our thoughts and attitudes…

Why your youth worker never takes a...

on December 6, 2019 by

If your youth worker isn’t taking time off, they won’t be your youth worker for very long

Young Latinos May Be The Answer 4 The...

on December 4, 2019 by

13% Proclaim to be former Catholics – people who were raised in the faith but now identify as Protestants