Tag Archive for youth ministry

Post Covid Mental Health In Teenagers

on July 31, 2022 by

Since Covid, teenagers are profoundly disappointed and scared to hope, and we can minister to them most profoundly when we teach them…

From Frustrating To Fruitfulness In...

on July 27, 2022 by

Vince Greenwald

Family Meals: Big Benefits For Big Kids

on July 27, 2022 by

Here are three tips for family meals with big kids:

Addressing Church Stereotypes With...

on July 27, 2022 by

These statements are a microcosm of how the greater society perceives the church, as an institution that society must marginalize or eradicate

Ahhh. . . I Wonder What The Poor People...

on July 26, 2022 by

Walt Muller…Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

9 Things To Know About Middle Schoolers

on July 26, 2022 by

From A Middle Schooler

Busy = Something Is Usually Broken. By...

on July 25, 2022 by

Someone once told me, “If the devil can’t make you bad, he will make you busy.” Doug takes it a bit farther…

Book: Race Marxism: The Truth About...

on July 24, 2022 by

Lindsay explains what critical race theory is, what it believes, where it comes from, how it operates, and what we can do…

Social Sanity Book Club Chapter 2:...

on July 22, 2022 by

Who are you? Who are you on social media?

R.I.P: Unschooler, Entrepreneur, Prodigy...

on July 21, 2022 by

“Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” by Kevin Cooper (aka Cole Summers) deserves a place in the alternative education canon

Book: Don’t Tell Me I Can’t:...

on July 21, 2022 by

Kevin’s book is an argument for letting kids drive their own education and for letting them tackle life head-on in any arena…

Transformation Of A Transgender Teen

on July 20, 2022 by

“Mom and Dad, I need to tell you I’m not actually a girl,” she read. “My pronouns are they/them.”

Training leaders In Your Youthministry

on July 20, 2022 by

How Do You Train and Empower Lay Leaders in Your Youth Ministry? Part Two

Great Article From A Former ‘Trans Kid...

on July 16, 2022 by

California Weighs Gender-Transition Bill for Youths Beyond Its Borders

4 Practical Ideas For VBS Follow-Up

on July 13, 2022 by

Your follow-up plan needs to be intentional. It all begins with your VBS “why.” Your first step in VBS planning is establishing…

How To Recruit For A Successful Ministry

on July 13, 2022 by

Top 6 Secrets for Successful Ministry Recruitment

What is The Church And Why Connecting...

on July 12, 2022 by

Student pastors must be diligent in connecting students to a new local church where they are moving

Black Fatherless Homes…Grooming...

on July 11, 2022 by

Late 1960s, 80% of black children were born into 2-parent families. Today, 80% of black children are born into fatherless homes

Bad Dad Obituary

on July 9, 2022 by

“A dad to none” and “incapable of love.” Damaging his adult children, and leaving them broken

What Most People Say Before They Die

on July 9, 2022 by

According To Top Hospice Doctor

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

on July 9, 2022 by

What is your only comfort in life and death? A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul,…

Parent Prayer Cards

on July 8, 2022 by

Using these cards, you can pray that God will develop His own characteristics within you and your family to change the world…

The Dangers Of Gender-Affirmative Care

on July 8, 2022 by

American doctors are unnecessarily harming children

Resources For Navigating LGBTQ Issues...

on July 7, 2022 by

We’ve included a number of books that may also help you think through these issues before you talk with your teenagers.

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Teen Years With...

on July 7, 2022 by

And be on the lookout for the release of an updated edition of The Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting…

Christian Hedonism, Student Ministry And...

on July 7, 2022 by

It’s important to examine how Christian hedonism presses into the real world, especially for youth ministers and parents of teenagers

Book by Jim Burns: Finding Joy In The...

on July 6, 2022 by

Discover Purpose and Passion in the Next Phase of Life

4 Tips To Avoid Drama

on July 6, 2022 by

You need to know how to work through drama when you encounter it. Otherwise, you’re headed toward a vicious cycle that will…

Video: How To Raise Successful Kids...

on July 6, 2022 by

I think this Ted talk is worth watching. I like the term “over-parenting.” I think some parents are doing that and it’s…

Helping Young People To Lament

on July 4, 2022 by

Helping young people process anger and grief through lament

How To Lead A Kid Who’s An...

on July 4, 2022 by

Over the years, I’ve spotted kids who are underdogs. They are outsiders. late bloomers. But somehow, they step up.

Flashback: Help Me With…...

on July 3, 2022 by

We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help

Calendaring: The Do’s And Don’ts In...

on July 3, 2022 by

A major conundrum for smaller youth ministries is critical mass, and it starts with the calendar. But before a small-church team should…

Revitalize Your Youth Ministry Calendar

on July 3, 2022 by

Do you see yourself as a busy youth worker who tries to plan ahead, but ends up executing events that you haven’t…

Calendaring: Balancing Family And Youth...

on July 3, 2022 by

Sean shared that their first year of marriage was atypical in that it was very easy

How2 Plan For Your Ministry’s Success

on July 3, 2022 by

6 Phases of Planning a 12 to 18 month Calendar

13-Month Calendar Plan Your Kids’...

on July 3, 2022 by

I had to plan my ministry calendar well in advance just to make sure it worked with the rhythms of family life

Book: Lead Them To Jesus

on July 2, 2022 by

Biblical Truths and Practical Help for Youth Workers. From who is the trinity, LGBT issues to how to run your youthministry

Walt Mueller On this, The last Day Of...

on July 1, 2022 by

I’ve become more and more convinced that being on the right side of God’s Word, will, and way will oftentimes mean that…

3-Tips To Crush Your Ministry Calendar

on June 30, 2022 by

Have you ever had those months in student ministry where it feels like you simply can’t catch your breath?

The Catastrophe Of 12 Million Fatherless...

on June 30, 2022 by

The decline of marriage and the rise of fatherlessness in America remain at the center of some of the biggest problems facing…

Book.Battle 4The American Mind:...

on June 29, 2022 by

America’s original schools didn’t just make kids memorize facts or learn skills; they taught them to think freely and arrive at wisdom….

Middle School Camp Mistakes

on June 29, 2022 by

Over the last 10-15 years, I have chosen to run my own camps for my groups and/or decided to run missions trips…

Words Matter: Talking About Parents To...

on June 29, 2022 by

4 Tips to bridge the gap between students and parents, because our words matter

Supreme Court Rules For Public School...

on June 27, 2022 by

Former coach Joseph Kennedy argued that the Bremerton School District in Washington state violated his religious freedom by telling him he couldn’t…

Transgender-Identifying Youth Nearly...

on June 27, 2022 by

More conservative-leaning states tend to have lower numbers of persons associating with the transgender identity, whereas more left-leaning states have higher percentages

Kids & BSA Watched Fully Nude...

on June 27, 2022 by

Children younger than ten watched fully nude bikers at the Seattle Pride Parade, which was kicked off by the Boy Scouts of…

Shifting Your Parenting Goals

on June 23, 2022 by

Adam McLane

3 Ways to Reach Busy Students This...

on June 22, 2022 by

Youth ministry is shifting and changing. It is morphing into something it has never been before, and I am not sure…

Lessons I’ve Learned Over My 30 Years...

on June 22, 2022 by

Greg Stier: The 5 Most Important Lessons…

Teaching God’s Design For Sex and...

on June 21, 2022 by

Walt Mueller: 10 truths on sex and gender in God’s Word we must continually teach our children and teens

Belief In God In U.S. Dips To 81%, A New...

on June 21, 2022 by

81% believe in God, down from 87% in 2017

Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on June 20, 2022 by

Is it OK to give advice to my grown child? What’s the difference between enabling and helping? What boundaries should I have if my…

Help Me With… Administration

on June 20, 2022 by

We gathered up some of our favorite resources to help

The Origin Of Father’s Day

on June 19, 2022 by

Paul Harvey on Father’s Day

100 Examples: Trans-Males Who Have...

on June 11, 2022 by

How many victims do you deem acceptable collateral damage for prioritising male feelings over women’s safety?

When States Legalize Pot, More Teens...

on June 9, 2022 by

Pot use among U.S. minors increases when states legalize recreational cannabis for adults, according to a new study

LGBTQ & School Lunch Agenda Holds...

on June 4, 2022 by

This administration believes children belong to them, not parents, and wants to ensure the next generation is confused about its gender

Film Trailer: What Is A Woman…

on June 2, 2022 by

The Left claims that traditional cultures have fluid notions of gender. That’s… not exactly what I found

God Isn’t Looking At Your Parenting...

on May 31, 2022 by

by Dawson Cooper

Trust God With Your Kids

on May 30, 2022 by

“Never give up on praying for your kids’ spiritual development, regardless of how fruitful or unfruitful they appear right now. Pray diligently,…

Kids As Idols… What Does Social Media...

on May 30, 2022 by

By Walt Mueller

The Sacred Life Of A Mother’s Mind

on May 30, 2022 by

by Abigail Dodds

School Shootings And Grief

on May 28, 2022 by

Resources for Parents and Youth Pastors

Southern Baptist Convention Releases...

on May 28, 2022 by

The list includes hundreds of entries from alleged cases spanning mainly from 2000 to 2019

Creating Boundaries In Our Youth...

on May 28, 2022 by

In light of the revelations from the SBC investigation this week, we wanted to share some of the content we have developed…

Made In God’s Image

on May 26, 2022 by

What Does That Mean for Teens?

Bible Messages For Youth That Make A...

on May 25, 2022 by

Rachel Blom: What Bible messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?

Families Cancel Vacations, Summer Camp...

on May 25, 2022 by

“75% of parents say they are concerned about the rising cost of everyday purchases like food or gas.”

Video: Sr. Pastor Busted For Sex W/...

on May 25, 2022 by

‘I Was Just 16 When You Took My Virginity On Your Office Floor. (They prayed for the pastor but not the victim)

“Like A Creepy Neighbor”...

on May 24, 2022 by

The auto insurance company State Farm is encouraging its agents in Florida to donate books promoting transgenderism to 5-year-olds to their local…

Ways To Care For Teenagers With…....

on May 24, 2022 by

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34

Ways To Care For Teenagers Who Are...

on May 24, 2022 by

In 2020, it was estimated that 4.1 million adolescents between 12-17 had at least one major depressive episode

Ways To Care For Teenagers Who Are...

on May 24, 2022 by

In 2021, the CDC officially declared a National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

How Can Kids Change The World?

on May 23, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

Popular Kids In School More Likely To Be...

on May 23, 2022 by

Popular means that everyone knows you, but they may not necessarily consider you a buddy

Mental Health Should Kids Have...

on May 23, 2022 by

Many kids have a smartphone by age 12, and some even younger.

Church Is A Place To Be Equipped For...

on May 20, 2022 by

What is the church? What is its purpose? Why should we go to church? What is the church for?

Talking To Your Middle Schooler About...

on May 19, 2022 by

This two-part blog on talking with your children about sexuality is more important now than ever before. All research says that the…

Theology Of Healthy Sexuality

on May 19, 2022 by

– Jim Burns

Middle Schoolers Accused Of Sexual...

on May 18, 2022 by

Middle schoolers accused of sexual harassment for not using preferred pronouns, parents say

How To Thrive In The Second Half Of Your...

on May 18, 2022 by

Now is the Perfect Time to Reboot Your Marriage

To Demonstrate Faith To Your Child’s...

on May 18, 2022 by

You may be raising your kids in the church, but what about your teenagers’ friends?

Care For Teenagers With…. Feeding And...

on May 13, 2022 by

4 Practical Ways to Support a Student with an Eating Disorder

UNDERSTANDING KIDS WHO CUT. . . PART 1

on May 7, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

UNDERSTANDING KIDS WHO CUT. . . PART 2

on May 7, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

UNDERSTANDING AND HELPING KIDS WHO CUT. ...

on May 7, 2022 by

Walt Mueller

Apple ‘Tracker’ Used To Stalk Teen...

on May 4, 2022 by

Apple ‘Tracker’ Following Teen Visiting Disney World

 

Mom To Sue After Kid Transitioned @...

on May 4, 2022 by

‘Happening all over’ US

Substitution Is Not A “Theory Of The...

on May 3, 2022 by

Substitution Atonement is rather the essence of each image and the heart of the atonement itself

Dear Youth Pastor From Your Grown Up...

on May 3, 2022 by

Your ministry reached far beyond my youth. It infused my adulthood with grace and love, and the memory of it still leads…

For Parents Near The End Of Senior Year...

on April 28, 2022 by

Below are some resources from the Rooted blog for parents of high school seniors from parents who have been there

A Father’s Blessing

on April 28, 2022 by

What moves a son to be blessed by his father (or his mother)?

Fear Of The Culture In Parenting

on April 28, 2022 by

One of the most encouraging episodes of the Rooted Parent Podcast!

Flashback Book: The Pandemic Population

on April 27, 2022 by

Eight Strategies to Help Generation Z Rediscover Hope After Coronavirus

My Kid Didn’t Get Into Their Dream...

on April 27, 2022 by

As a teacher, I’ve had the opportunity to watch a number of parents walk through this season with their high schoolers

Supreme Court Signals Victory For...

on April 27, 2022 by

The Supreme Court on Monday looked poised to side with a high school football coach who claims he was unfairly suspended for…

Protecting Children From Sextortion

on April 25, 2022 by

Taking advantage of these tools is a key step in protecting our children. But the most important thing we can do for…

Fighting Culture As A Parent With...

on April 25, 2022 by

Don’t Let the Culture Train Up Your Children in the Way They Should Go

Excellent Parenting Is Remarkably...

on April 23, 2022 by

Parenting requires focusing on maturing ourselves as much as maturing our children