Tag Archive for youth ministry

“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention...

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

Value: Teens with religious upbringing

on September 20, 2018 by

Study: teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to do drugs and engage in risky sexual behaviors.

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Older Folks

on September 19, 2018 by

Sometimes senior saints question their usefulness in the church as they age. ….they’re an essential part of the body of Christ

4 Ways To Partner With Parents

on September 19, 2018 by

… (even when you aren’t one)

Raising Kids With Religion Protects...

on September 18, 2018 by

Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

A Guide For Teachers On Helping Kids...

on September 18, 2018 by

This resource covers four key elements which drive a successful family-school relationship

Book: she ‘broke free’ of...

on September 17, 2018 by

“I want to draw attention to the dangers of sexual shaming and purity teachings.”

Family As A Picture Of The Gospel

on September 15, 2018 by

Scariness that comes with being part of a family in a fallen world?

Generation Atheism?

on September 15, 2018 by

How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children

Fruit Connection

on September 15, 2018 by

Fruit Connection

George Lockhart

A Christian is meant to stay connected to Christ just as a branch is connected to the vine. There is…

Why Americans Go (And Don’t Go) To...

on September 14, 2018 by

SECOND HIGHEST reason US adults attend church is because they want their children to have a moral foundation

Everyday Worship

on September 13, 2018 by

Everyday Worship

By George Lockhart
God sees us all the time and everywhere we are is training ground for the work of The Lord….

Movie: ‘Eighth Grade’ And The Horror...

on September 13, 2018 by

For anyone seeking to understand and disciple today’s youth, Eighth Grade provides an insightful glimpse into their world

Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids...

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love...

on September 10, 2018 by

A new study finds teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends.

Religious Folks And Happiness

on September 10, 2018 by

New research suggests that people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events

Advice For Teens Starting High School

on September 8, 2018 by

Lastly, look to the church for friendships. Sometimes, we think that with entering school, that’s where we need to find all of…

Will You Lose Your Faith In College?

on September 8, 2018 by

Three Ways Not to Wander

How To Engage Culture With Your Kids”

on September 8, 2018 by

When Jesus saw our earthly culture he neither rubber stamped nor kept his distance. He entered our culture to challenge it

Declining Attendance And 7 Preaching ...

on September 7, 2018 by

In the past, people brought themselves to the message. Today, you bring the message to people

Flashback: 7 Disruptive Church Trends...

on September 7, 2018 by

Churches who only think Sunday and who only think building will continue to shrink.

When A Gay Girl Meets A Good God

on September 7, 2018 by

Perry’s journey of faith isn’t your typical teenage coming-of-age story. Instead, hers is one that requires courage and conviction to speak and…

Can Your Soul Really Survive Social...

on September 7, 2018 by

Those who fall repeatedly for self-evidently absurd concepts on the internet are looking for a place to belong, and that’s the price

Truly Partnering With Parents

on September 6, 2018 by

Raising kids isn’t easy today. Most parents realize they can’t do it alone. And most will welcome help from caring people in…

Why I Wouldn’t Go To Your Parent...

on September 6, 2018 by

Remember, if you want parents involved in your ministry, focus on their needs. Make parent meetings about the parents

10 Must Haves For Your Parent Meeting

on September 6, 2018 by

Are you really taking advantage of your Parent Meetings?

8 Steps To Planning A Good Parent...

on September 6, 2018 by

How do we connect, engage and release parents to be the primary disciplers of their teenagers

Parent Meeting Agenda

on September 6, 2018 by

We typically do these short meetings after church in our youth area, which allows families to stay after church instead of making…

Keep Reading

on September 5, 2018 by

Here are some great books to help you in your leadership development

Questions To Ask Yourself

on September 5, 2018 by

How are you preparing yourself for the upcoming year? Take some time to ask questions of yourself

Spiritually Impacting Your Teens This...

on September 5, 2018 by

5 surprisingly simple ways to have a great big spiritual impact on your teens this school year

Impacting Middle Schoolers Faith

on September 4, 2018 by

3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

Helping Parents Prioritize Faith

on September 3, 2018 by

If we’re not careful, the school year will come and go so fast that we might get to June and realize we’ve…

5 Books Every Youth Worker Should Read

on September 3, 2018 by

I REALLY believe they will be a help to every Youth Pastor and Youth Worker.

Before They Leave

on September 1, 2018 by

Our youth ministry is not the students’ church for the rest of their lives

4 Ways To Keep Up With Student Culture

on September 1, 2018 by

In other words, a teenager’s beliefs and values will be shaped by who or what they’re listening to

Helping Kids And Students Belong Before...

on August 31, 2018 by

In this episode, Eric Bryant, author of Not Like Me, talks about how we can help kids and students belong before they…

5 Fall Events Student Ministries Can Do

on August 31, 2018 by

Not only engage the students you have but also reach new students and introduce them to what your ministry is all about

Orange Tour: A Huge Gift To Parents

on August 30, 2018 by

Orange Tour is a one-day event in 17 cities…Parent Cue Live is a two-hour experience help parents become more connected to your…

When Youth Pastors Leave Too Often

on August 30, 2018 by

Many times Youth Pastors leave too often. The damage left behind as a result can be devastating

20 Youth Pastor Expectations On Day 1

on August 29, 2018 by

Youth Pastors tend to burn out so quickly are the expectations that are present from day one

Why Youth Pastors Leave

on August 29, 2018 by

Planning a lot of events and playing a lot of games is not the same as intentionally building relationships

Beyond The Honeymoon In Youth Ministry

on August 29, 2018 by

3 Reasons You Should Stay in Your Current Youth Ministry Position

How Do You Read the Bible? Infographic

on August 28, 2018 by

We recently surveyed over 6,000 people to learn about Bible study habits. In some cases, the results were quite convicting

Teaching Kids Theology

on August 28, 2018 by

8 Things to Remember When Teaching Kids Theology

Helping Relieve The Stress Of Back To...

on August 27, 2018 by

So how can we help relieve the (back to school) stress students and families might be experiencing?

Back To School Prep For Youth Workers

on August 27, 2018 by

Here is a quick look at some of the things that you should consider as you get ready to start your fall…

4 Back To School Basics Sermon

on August 27, 2018 by

George Lockhart

Better Planning For A Better Fall

on August 27, 2018 by

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

Belong: Parents’ Religious Beliefs...

on August 26, 2018 by

Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion…

5 Ways To Follow Up After Camp

on August 25, 2018 by

Use camp to push students to regular programming

Beyond The Screen

on August 25, 2018 by

Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation

Hope And Healing For Kids Who Cut

on August 25, 2018 by

Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure by Marv Penner

Youth Ministry On A Prayer

on August 24, 2018 by

We will fail to teach with the kind of passion that comes when our own discovery of the riches of God’s Word…

Youth Ministry Entering The Fall

on August 24, 2018 by

4 Questions to Ask

Post Summer Camp Follow Up

on August 24, 2018 by

Summer camp the most important things we think about but not only the camp itself, but what happens after the camp.

Leading A Special Needs Ministry

on August 23, 2018 by

Special needs ministry is no longer a niche topic, but at the heart of serving communities

How To Embrace Families With Special...

on August 23, 2018 by

In theory, everyone is welcome at church. In practice, that’s not always true for some children

Few Churches Are Autism Friendly

on August 23, 2018 by

Children with autism are almost twice as likely to never attend church. And children with other disabilities are often missing from the…

Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The...

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths

Engaging Parents

on August 20, 2018 by

The reality is that families wield influence over a child all through adolescence—in nearly every realm of their lives

Flashback: Working With Parents In Your...

on August 20, 2018 by

Parents have the strongest influence over a child all through all aspects and seasons of a child’s life, including adolescence

Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Generation To Generation

on August 19, 2018 by

Family Process in Church and Synagogue (The Guilford Family Therapy Series

How We Read The Bible

on August 19, 2018 by

8 Ways to Engage the Bible with Our Students

Even Walt Failed

on August 17, 2018 by

As we create environments and experiences for students, may we hold to the truth that we’re never done

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

A Snapchat Snapshot

on August 17, 2018 by

Behind the app

11 Books Every Christian In College...

on August 15, 2018 by

Outside of the Bible, of course, below are the eleven books every Christian in college should read (and why)

Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

Discipling Teens…Keep Planting And...

on August 14, 2018 by

How Christ-centered Bible study changed how she disciples teens

The Flip Side Of Camp Ministry

on August 14, 2018 by

Re-conversion VS  a Christian acknowledging sin

Three Reminders For Our College Bound...

on August 13, 2018 by

What they need to hear, or maybe these thoughts will help guide you on some conversations before they go

Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

on August 13, 2018 by

The process of you evaluating people and them evaluating you is not the way you were meant to be loved or related…

Committed Volunteers

on August 9, 2018 by

5 Indicators Your Volunteers Are “All In”

Apologetics

on August 7, 2018 by

Four things you need to now

Reaching LGBTQ Kids

on August 5, 2018 by

Two Completely Different Theologies… both Reaching LGBTQ Kids

Flashback: College Prep

on August 5, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Working With Parents In Your Youth...

on August 5, 2018 by

Here are some crucial truths I have learned when working with parents.

Controlled Chaos: Making Sense Of Junior...

on July 29, 2018 by

Revised & Expanded

Hiring 101

on July 29, 2018 by

In this 4-part online course Kevin Libick walks your church staff or search committee through a process for identifying and hiring a…

The Best Thing To Do After Your Summer...

on July 29, 2018 by

Summer is mission trip season for many of us in youth ministry and my social media feeds are currently full of pictures…

Communicating To Teens

on July 29, 2018 by

Are They Hearing What You Are Saying?

Helping Kids Cope With Anxiety

on July 29, 2018 by

Ways to identify signs of anxiety and how to help your kids through their experience with it

Guarding Teens Through The Dangers Of...

on July 29, 2018 by

13 Reasons Why We Need to Have Conversations With Our Kids

1 In 4 Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm...

on July 29, 2018 by

Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves

More Than A Camp High: (Part One)

on July 29, 2018 by

Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God

Parenting Is a Process, Not an Event

on July 23, 2018 by

Paul Tripp encourages parents to persist in disciplining their children, just as God continues to discipline his own children.

Are We Robbing Our Kids By Giving Online...

on July 23, 2018 by

If we aren’t teaching our kids about the spiritual aspects of money, the world is happy to do our job for us

How The History Of Sunday School Can...

on July 19, 2018 by

A change in the children’s behavior. “They have been transformed from the shape of wolves and tigers to that of men,”

Gap Year: Going Deeper

on July 19, 2018 by

Agape Year is a gap year for recent high school graduates who are eager to see God’s justice roll down like waters…

College Prep

on July 18, 2018 by

What to Expect in Life’s Next Chapter

Youth Group Games

on July 15, 2018 by

The  Source for youth ministry

Dealing With Your Angry Teen

on July 12, 2018 by

Here’s some tips how to deal with angry teens

10 apps That Help

on July 12, 2018 by

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the App Store. To celebrate, here are 10 apps every pastor and church leader should have

“Upskirting,” And Porn Culture

on July 11, 2018 by

What’s “Upskirting,” And How Does Porn Culture Feed This Twisted Trend?

Teens And Anxiety

on July 11, 2018 by

By Walt Mueller

How To Debrief Your Summer Missions Trip

on July 6, 2018 by

“It shouldn’t surprise us that students struggle to translate their mission trip into every day life, but it should inspire us to…

What Middle Schoolers Are Watching On...

on July 4, 2018 by

Between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform