Tag Archive for youth ministry

Christianity Offers No Answers About the...

on March 31, 2020 by

coronavirus-induced limitations on life at the same time as Lent, the traditional season of doing without

Creating Digital Experiences In Youth...

on March 30, 2020 by

Digital ministry has come to the forefront of practice and experience.

Becoming A Healthy Youth Worker

on March 30, 2020 by

As we find ourselves in the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we get to walk through interesting times where we learn to…

Youth Ministers…. Consider An MDiv

on March 30, 2020 by

Teenagers are people—and like all people, they need pastors

Dads: How To Make The Most Of The...

on March 29, 2020 by

You are parenting from the perspective of who you are in Christ today, not who you once were

STREAM: Youth Group At Home Sessions

on March 29, 2020 by

Youth Group at Home presents a 4-week series from Paul’s letter to the Colossians

Church of Cowards: Wake-Up Complacent...

on March 29, 2020 by

The average Christian in America does not know what his own religion teaches, nor does he care

Coronavirus And The Church. A Helpful...

on March 27, 2020 by

Churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to Coronavirus in their congregations and communities

Church Get Ready Now! From European...

on March 27, 2020 by

We talked to pastors from Spain and Italy about their experience, which might be the North American experience in just a few…

Free Mobile Games 4Youth Groups

on March 27, 2020 by

This free five-pack of mobile games to play with your group on Instagram, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and other platforms

How To Play Games On Zoom With Your...

on March 26, 2020 by

Most student pastors are scrambling right now to try and come up with some ways to play games on Zoom

How 2Prevent Your Youthmin Zoom Meetings...

on March 26, 2020 by

When you share your meeting link on social media that makes your event public, and anyone can mess it up

How To Use Zoom And Sidekick For Youth...

on March 25, 2020 by

Anthony Taylor put together two AWESOME videos on how to use Sidekick and Zoom for your online youth ministry!

Reevaluating Our 1st Online Youth...

on March 25, 2020 by

I wanted to write a blog post immediately following the first service. what went well and what we can work on

Managing Your Back-at-Home College...

on March 25, 2020 by

Some college students bring home additional burdens

Daily Engagement Strategy While...

on March 25, 2020 by

Like you, we have pivoted to online only for our youth services and small groups. With students being home and not in…

2020 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on March 25, 2020 by

With 1506 respondents it is the largest compensation survey and report of its kind.

Education Resources For Schools And...

on March 24, 2020 by

School models, curricula, essays, research, and products that emphasize moral education, civics, character development, and classical content

Flashback: UK. Parents Passing On Faith?

on March 24, 2020 by

2016, survey with 1,013 parents across England, Scotland and Wales. How parents faith is engaging with their kids

How To Disciple Your Students During...

on March 23, 2020 by

Free virtual small group and social media lessons and discussion starting questions

Enjoy Your Family Quarantine

on March 22, 2020 by

For everyone dreading spending time with your family, allow me to offer up a different perspective: enjoy this time

Federal Judge Sides Against Praying...

on March 22, 2020 by

High school football coach has lost another round In his “silent” post-game prayers on the 50-yard line

7 Ways To Minister In Times Of Social...

on March 21, 2020 by

You are in social distancing, so should ministry stop? Absolutely not!

5Ways To Hurt Your Ministry In Times Of...

on March 21, 2020 by

Do not avoid parents reach out to them. Parents are carrying their own worries and concerns

Why You’re Not Reaching Parents

on March 21, 2020 by

What would our ministry look like if we could truly partner with parents in the way that we would like?

Spiritually Preparing Teens For College

on March 21, 2020 by

How to help teens for Christ in college podcast on The book a different college experience.

Ways To Gather, Even When You Can’...

on March 20, 2020 by

What if I told you there was still a way to gather even when you can’t? We’ve compiled a list of options..

10 Things You Can Do In This Shifting...

on March 20, 2020 by

10 suggestions of ways churches and student ministries can adjust ministry for the foreseeable futur

Girl, 6, Teaches Bible Verse To Brother...

on March 19, 2020 by

While the world is stocking up on…She realized that it was only his faith that was going to get him through this

The Bible Story In 72 Short Videos

on March 18, 2020 by

The first step in knowing the whole Bible is knowing what each book is and how it connects to the overall story

What’s Your Aim?

on March 17, 2020 by

George Lockhart

Doing Youth Ministry In A Global Health...

on March 17, 2020 by

In the last couple of weeks, many youth workers were faced with situations and decisions that they don’t teach you about in…

Youth Sports The Decline Of Civility In...

on March 16, 2020 by

The biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents

Help My Child Is Abusing Drugs And...

on March 16, 2020 by

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American Teenagers Are Declaring ...

on March 16, 2020 by

Danny a YouTube prankster. He is proud to have seen it catch on with young people who champion abstinence

Students Can Eliminate Stress By...

on March 16, 2020 by

It doesn’t take much time for the positive benefits to kick in — we’re talking 10 minutes outside in a space with…

Doing Youth Ministry During A Pandemic

on March 15, 2020 by

For our young people, this may add a greater level of anxiety, too.

Gender Transition Clinic ‘Should...

on March 15, 2020 by

UK teen girl wanted to be male; got breasts removed, took testosterone. Now 23, she says doctors should have ‘challenged’ her decision…

Green Bank W. Va. No Cell No Internet No...

on March 15, 2020 by

“I’m happier because now I don’t have social media to give me high expectations of not only myself but everybody else around…

Family Meals Lead Strengthen Bond B/W...

on March 14, 2020 by

Study shows that dining together as a family leads to better dietary practices and a stronger family bond

LGBT Teens At High Odds For Physical,...

on March 14, 2020 by

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are far more likely than their straight peers to suffer physical and/or sexual violence, new research warns

Teaching Kids To Deal With Consequences

on March 14, 2020 by

For every action there is an equally powerful reaction.” What scientists have known for centuries many children seem to have difficulty understanding

Snapshot Of A Gen Z Teenager At A...

on March 14, 2020 by

Tim Chau is an 18-year-old Asian-American with more than 4m followers on Instagram.

Barna: Guiding Children

on March 13, 2020 by

To better understand the dynamics shaping childhood faith formation today

Managing Fear And Anxiety During A...

on March 13, 2020 by

If you’re struggling with how to manage your family’s increasing anxiety about the current public health crisis, you’re not alone

Book: Youth Empowered

on March 12, 2020 by

Does our church have a system and strategy that successfully launches our students into Christian adulthood?

How To Parent As Your Daughter Becomes...

on March 11, 2020 by

Your relationship has to change at this stage….You don’t want to smother your adult daughter

Understanding your pastor spouse

on March 11, 2020 by

Five things your pastors spouse can’t say out loud but need you to know

Churches Can Welcome Those With...

on March 11, 2020 by

Consider the needs: “You have to make an extra effort,” she said. “If that isn’t done, we don’t go back.”

Barna: Signs Of Decline & Hope

on March 10, 2020 by

Changes happening in terms of faith practice, such as church attendance, Bible-reading and prayer.

Starting A Student Leadership Team

on March 10, 2020 by

After years of trying to figure out what was going to work for raising up leaders, we dedicated to three shared things…

Pro-Lifers To Follow Planned Parenthood...

on March 10, 2020 by

Planned Parenthood will both make money and market their abortion business. Conflict of interest?

Why Games Bomb In Youth Ministry

on March 9, 2020 by

I believe there are four common reasons our games have come up short in the past, and I also believe there are…

NEW SERMON SERIES: Teach Identity Crisis

on March 9, 2020 by

Help  your students understand where they come from, who they are, how they can be themselves in Christ, and fully embrace their…

Flashback: Teenagers Think The Bible Is...

on March 9, 2020 by

Teenagers in the US aren’t reading their Bibles. 1 in 5 have a regular reading time, while 1 in 5  never read their…

Ministry Differences From Millennial To...

on March 9, 2020 by

The fact remains that I am a different generation than the students I am currently serving. However

5 pieces of advice from a 70-year-old...

on March 9, 2020 by

I’ve seen a lot of years of ministry and truly believe we’re all in this together to reach all the little people

You Can Help Build The Church In Japan

on March 9, 2020 by

The film will highlight the country’s need for the Gospel and how each student at MOVE can be a part of building…

Managing Your Small Youth Group

on March 6, 2020 by

7 Action-Steps for Small Youth Groups

5 Reasons To Have A Separate Middle...

on March 6, 2020 by

Andy Stanley: optimal-size church, large enough to maintain a Split jr. high and high school groups

The Best Of The Best For Middle School...

on March 5, 2020 by

Ministering To Middle Schoolers requires a great amount of wisdom and smart ministry on our part

Are Parents Better Than Their Moms And...

on March 5, 2020 by

Modern parents have some new problems to contend with, and the most obvious is the internet

The Outside Influence Of Your Middle...

on March 5, 2020 by

“Middle school is about lunch.”

Uncommon Sense

on March 4, 2020 by

What the Lord is calling us to may not always make sense, especially to those in the world

What It Means To Love Others

on March 4, 2020 by

Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others

Flashback: Surviving A Downturn In...

on March 4, 2020 by

Knowing how to push through this and strengthen your ministry in light of it is essential

The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

on March 3, 2020 by

The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s…

58% Of Parents Attend Church B/C Of...

on February 29, 2020 by

Children are a big influence on where their family attends church

Slippery Slope Of Families Inconsistent...

on February 29, 2020 by

Families that used to attend twice a month are now attending once a month. used to come once a month  now Christmas…

The Power Of Mentoring

on February 28, 2020 by

5 Reasons To Mentor Youth

Why Mothers Must Be Theologians

on February 28, 2020 by

It requires a stream of explanations for why we believe what we believe about God and how he relates to everything

Ford v Ferrari’ And The Frailty Of...

on February 28, 2020 by

The frailty of fatherhood doesn’t make one cower; it emboldens a father to more fiercely live and love

40 Days Of Lent Self-Care Tips For...

on February 27, 2020 by

Self care during, in order to renew, recharge and be ready for the challenges of youthwork in the year ahead

Pastor, Let The Children Preach

on February 27, 2020 by

Why You Should Let the Youth Group Invade Your Pulpit

Pope To Catholics: For Lent, Give Up...

on February 27, 2020 by

a time to give up useless words, gossip, rumours, tittle-tattle and speak to God on a first name basis

Book: Youth Ministry Nuts And Bolts,...

on February 27, 2020 by

Organizing, Leading, and Managing Your Youth Ministry

Lent Bible Readings

on February 26, 2020 by

Lent – a time for reflection, repentance, and renewal – when Christians are invited to prepare themselves spiritually for the celebration of…

What Is Ash Wednesday?

on February 26, 2020 by

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days of Lent

Is Seminary Worth It For A Youth Pastor?

on February 26, 2020 by

But to help you answer that question for yourself, I want to look at three topics with you

The First 60 Days Of A New Job

on February 25, 2020 by

Here are a few things I think are important when starting a new role in the first 2 months

Flashback: Starting Out In Youth...

on February 25, 2020 by

3 things you need to know

Your First 90 Days in a New Youth...

on February 24, 2020 by

A Simple Plan for Starting Right

My First Two Years In Youth Ministry

on February 24, 2020 by

The most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry

New Vision 2020: My Youth Ministry...

on February 24, 2020 by
  • 2020 Calendar, Monthly To Do Sheets, Questions you should be asking at certain times of the year, Leadership Evaluation Worksheets, Equipping Articles

Exploring Your Youth Ministry’s...

on February 24, 2020 by

Have you ever wondered what your youth ministry would look like if it existed in the first century? That is what Heather…

Who is that Stranger in My House?

on February 23, 2020 by

I’m the first to admit it wasn’t easy for me when my girls became teenagers. “The change” was not gradual for our…

The ‘Perfect Female’ Body...

on February 22, 2020 by

“Make this the decade you choose to forget what the media says and choose to love your own self as you are,”

Book: Generation Z Unfiltered

on February 21, 2020 by

Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population

Book: The Decadent Society

on February 21, 2020 by

What happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing

Great For Your Youth Ministry…...

on February 20, 2020 by

3 Reasons to Visit an Elderly Person Soon

5 Trends Defining Americans’...

on February 20, 2020 by

“Church hopping”—is becoming a common feature of churchgoing.

Study: Connecting Students To Adults...

on February 19, 2020 by

“If you don’t have relationship, you can’t assume they believe anything you say.”

How to Build a Gospel Advancing Ministry...

on February 19, 2020 by

The fifth part of a series. How as leaders, we have to lead with a bold vision for our students, to focus on…

Solving Your Top 5 Mission-Trip Problems

on February 19, 2020 by

We want to attack problems in creative ways to streamline our trips and tear down barriers that keep us from our ministry…

Gen Z Trends What You Need To Know For...

on February 18, 2020 by

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. Mean for our ministries going forward?

10 Questions Churches Should Ask Gen Z

on February 18, 2020 by

Today’s emerging adults have grown up in a different world from prior generations. Consider these four realities

Growing Knowledge

on February 18, 2020 by

Reggie Joiner

13-Year-Olds Smart Phones And...

on February 17, 2020 by

And by the way, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when

Handout: Ways To Reduce Teen Anxiety

on February 17, 2020 by

Require our kids to shut down, shut off, and sleep in their beds without phones overnight

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…