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Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

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Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active

Abuse Of Faith

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Investigation reveals 700  victims of southern Baptist  sexual abuse over 20 years

Why We Ought To Reimagine Youth Ministry

on February 13, 2019 by

If we don’t reach our kids with the gospel by middle school, we have already lost our chance

Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Flashback: Witches Outnumber...

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Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

Book: Meet Generation Z

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Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

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Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Going Deeper….

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“If you know me, you know I…. but if you reallyknew me, you’d know…”I gave them an example

The Source For Youthministry And Parents...

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We’ve amped up the amount of new content we’re adding to each site! Mobile friendly and easier to navigate

The Benefits Of Continuing With Ministry...

on February 3, 2019 by

Success in student ministry doesn’t always happen while they are students in your program. It often happens years later. That is why…

Bivocational Youth Ministry

on February 3, 2019 by

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker comes with a unique set of challenges—like two bosses, two workplace

“How do I build my Ministry If I Can...

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“How did you steward what I gave you faithfully?”

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

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Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

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Infringing Desires

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By: George Lockhart

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’”

‭‭Matthew‬…

Beyond The Scrolling….Belonging

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Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

What Teenagers Need From Us More Than...

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Our kids need a wall of support that doesn’t withdraw or abandon them. Even when they withdraw from us—

Book: Growing With

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Access a wealth of tools to help you nurture faith and family relationships when you preorder Growing With

How Hard It Is to Parent a Teen?

on January 30, 2019 by

I need to be honest about how there are times when I don’t even recognize my own children and how lonely that…

Helping Student Athletes Win On And Off...

on January 29, 2019 by

How to Help Your Student Athletes Win On and Off the Field

Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells Young...

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“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

Gospel-Centered Parenting And...

on January 25, 2019 by

Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and…

Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s...

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Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Mom...

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Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

When Soccer Trumps Youth Group

on January 24, 2019 by

You know the drill. You get super fired up for a student ministry event your team has been planning….

Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: ...

on January 22, 2019 by

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Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: ...

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EIGHTH GRADE’ Film Discussion Guide

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“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM

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“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM: A YOUTHWORKER ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

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This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Family Relationships Over Ministery

on January 16, 2019 by

Because I am in ministry, I’ve gotten my vocation mixed up with my relationships in Marriage, Children and God

Teaching Your Kids Self Control

on January 15, 2019 by

“Choosing to do what you should do, not what you want to do.”

Join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

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So over the 21 days of The Tech-Wise Family Challenge, we’ll all get to do some

Resolutions and goals

on December 31, 2018 by

So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

Flashback: Make Your Goals Happen This...

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Dream about what could and should be happening in your ministry.

3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019

on December 30, 2018 by

Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend,…

WHAT YOUTH MINISTRY IS NOT ABOUT

on December 30, 2018 by

I will have been in youth ministry for 40 years. Wisdom, I believe, teaches us what to value and not value.

MOST POPULAR BLOG POSTS FROM 2018

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The #ysblog went through and found the most popular blog posts from 2018. Wondering what the top posts were from 2018? Check…

Focus

on December 26, 2018 by

Don’t try to get out of a situation but seek to grow through it

A Very Social Christmas

on December 26, 2018 by

A humorous reminder that our connectedness can sometimes get in the way of actually connecting. This Christmas, don’t be social, be social

 

Christmas “Time flies”

on December 25, 2018 by

Don’t miss it. You will blink. . . and they will be older. And that’s why our tree this year reminds me…

The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety

on December 24, 2018 by

“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

Family Famous For Cringeworthy Christmas...

on December 23, 2018 by

Mike Bergeron and his wife Laura, both 45, started making the funny cards in 2003 to poke fun at their friends

The Parenting Marathon

on December 22, 2018 by

Eight Ways to Persevere in the Parenting Marathon

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For...

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

How To Speak To Middle Schoolers

on December 21, 2018 by

Concerned about translating the gospel into the (foreign, treacherous) culture of Jr High

Changes In Youth Ministry

on December 21, 2018 by

How To Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our...

on December 16, 2018 by

The church needs to be—a community that calls our young adults into the body, not as passive recipients, but as active members

Why Many Youth Pastors Don’t Make It&...

on December 16, 2018 by

I believe the following four principles capture a biblically grounded vision of what ministry to youth should entail

The Landscape Of Youth Ministry

on December 11, 2018 by

Here are 5 ways that youth ministry has changed since 1995

Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

How To Be A Good Grandparent Over The...

on December 11, 2018 by

4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

Helping Parents Who Have Lost A Child

on December 10, 2018 by

Book: “Cameron Cole candidly offers practical and biblical advice for those who mourn in Therefore I Have Hope

20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

on December 9, 2018 by

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going

Principal On Leave After Banning Candy...

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Historically, the shape is a “J” for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol…

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

on December 5, 2018 by

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word Spread...

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The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Sex, Love, And Science

on December 2, 2018 by

While sex clearly belongs in this category- so does the relationship between science and faith. But first, Love

Keeping Students Committed To Christ...

on November 30, 2018 by

You can’t be a serious-about-faith-and-nurture parent, youth worker, pastor, or educator and not be concerned.

Unleashing youth as co-participants in...

on November 27, 2018 by

5 Essentials to help unleash the passion and creativity of young people in your church

Don’t miss these holiday resource...

on November 27, 2018 by

A gift for your church, your ministry, and your home

Flashback: Why Youth Ministry…...

on November 27, 2018 by

Accurate beliefs come only from Scripture-centered ministry and spirituality.

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

Wives, Porn And Busy Church Leaders

on November 24, 2018 by

Here’s some steps to help you grow in wise, effective pastoral care for a hurting wife

Books For Parents

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Jonathan McKee is the author of over 20 books to parents, teenagers, and youth workers

Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For...

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spread the message of gratitude!

Junior Highers And Discipleship

on November 18, 2018 by

by Kurt Johnston

Does Living Together Build A Stronger...

on November 18, 2018 by

Is cohabitation really a smart move for couples interested in a healthy, lasting marriage?

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

Grace First

on November 16, 2018 by

The point is – if God was going to say one major thing to us – it is a message of love….

How To Talk To Your Son About Sex

on November 16, 2018 by

The last thing you want is for your son’s first discussions about sex to come from anyone else

5 Questions Parents Are Asking About...

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If you’re a parent of a preschooler or a parent of a college student, I’m pretty sure some of the questions we…

Sign Up For This Week’s Top 10!

on November 9, 2018 by

The Youth Culture Report

Leveraging Social Media To Reach Parents

on November 9, 2018 by

If you want to reach parents these days, you have to have an active presence on social media

American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth...

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

A Fortnite Guide For Parents

on November 7, 2018 by

Fortnite is everywhere and has proven to be more than a game but rather, a cultural phenomenon

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

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“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage)...

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What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

Parenting Lessons From The Christopher...

on November 6, 2018 by

3 Unusual Things the Christopher Robin Movie Taught Me About Parenting

God Don’t Make junk

on November 5, 2018 by

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and…

God Don’t Make junk

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God Don’t Make Junk

By George Lockhart

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you,…

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

For The Girls…Investing In Lasting...

on November 2, 2018 by

If only we as Christian ladies spent as much time on beautifying our spirit as much as we spend beautifying our bodies!

Digital Radio Theatre: The Legend of...

on November 2, 2018 by

But few hear the story of the condemnation that dragged him outside America to a life in chains and what he discovered…

The Forgotten, Epic Adventure Of The...

on November 2, 2018 by

The Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulnes

Find Your School/Campus Discover Your...

on November 1, 2018 by

Find school, get trained, reach the youth of your city!

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

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One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

Flashback: Why Youth Stay In Church When...

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It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves...

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

Processing The Tragedy Of School...

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We know this is not easy, so we’ve put together a few next-step resources you can utilize.

In The Darkness Of Death, Where Do We...

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That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour…