Tag Archive for youth ministry

Why Generation Z Is Less Christian Than...

on March 30, 2019 by

— and why that’s good news

THE BEST APOLOGETICS RESOURCES FOR...

on March 27, 2019 by

Sean McDowell

Religious ‘Nones’ Now As Big...

on March 25, 2019 by

The number of religious “nones” in the United States are now statistically equal than the number of evangelicals, according to a political…

More Young People Don’t Have A...

on March 24, 2019 by

Just over half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 – 51 percent of them – said they do not…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

Helping Kids Hear Truth In A World...

on March 23, 2019 by

“I wish I had spent less time trying to block out the lies and more time focusing on the truth.”

How To Teach Kids To Tell The Truth

on March 23, 2019 by

We desire for our children to tell us the truth, especially when confessing their sin. But how can we teach them to be…

Are Christian Guys An Endangered Species...

on March 22, 2019 by

Why is it every time I teach at a youth leadership convention, the audience is comprised of 75% females?…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Marv Penner’s 3 Words To Describe Your...

on March 22, 2019 by

How to do youth ministry right. It means working with parents instead of working for them!

Easy Spiritual Assessment Tools For Your...

on March 21, 2019 by

A realistic insight into how your youth view their faith

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

on March 20, 2019 by

One of the greatest myths of leadership is that you must be in charge in order to lead

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And...

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

The Importance Of Greeting Students

on March 19, 2019 by

Welcoming teenagers as they walk in the door is one of my most important ministry practices

How “Showing Up” Helps Your Ministry

on March 19, 2019 by

Contact work is vital to your ministry. If you and your leaders do a lot of it, it will yield great relationship…

College Admissions Scandal Reveals About...

on March 19, 2019 by

Steven Argue & Kara Powell

Building Credibility With Parents

on March 14, 2019 by

Parents will be your greatest supporters or your biggest hurdle

Growing With; An Interview With Kara...

on March 13, 2019 by

In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book: Growingwith

5 Ways To Beat The Springtime Attendance...

on March 13, 2019 by

You had a great fall and the winter months but,  spring attendance falls and you are wondering what happened?

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The...

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

It’s Time To Get To Know Generation Z.

on March 12, 2019 by

How are we at reaching students today where they are at, on their digital devices?

The StudentMinistry Podcast: YouthPastor...

on March 11, 2019 by

Amazing resource for youth pastors regarding compensation,  raise, taxes, housing allowance, and other pieces of the financial side of ministry.

Preparing Students For The Digital...

on March 11, 2019 by

3 Realities Pastors and Parents Should Consider To Prepare Students For The Digital World

Book Review: On Preaching

on March 10, 2019 by

On Preaching — Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

Study: Churches Exclude Children with...

on March 10, 2019 by

Children with the greatest need for a supportive community were the most likely to feel unwelcome

Silence Is A Hindrance In Kids Faith...

on March 8, 2019 by

I actually would allow my kids more freedom in their high school years to explore and express their questions about faith

What Millennials Think About Evangelism

on March 8, 2019 by

“millennials the most evangelism-adverse generation on record,”?

The Benefits Of Intergenerational...

on March 8, 2019 by

The long-term perspective of the older saints encourages the younger generation to continue in faithfulness and service.

Book: Mentoring The Next Generation

on March 7, 2019 by

Provides a real-world and pro-active strategy to practically connect the generations in your church

Where Have All The Student Pastors Gone?

on March 7, 2019 by

Thom Rainer

Growing Kids, Growing Parents

on March 6, 2019 by

Kara Powell and Steven Argue describe how to parent adolescent and young adult children

How To Help Your Family Grow Together...

on March 6, 2019 by

Guest Post By Kara Powell And Steve Argue

Growing With: A Book Review

on March 6, 2019 by

A Remarkable Parenting Resource

Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About...

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Dear High School Me…..Eating...

on March 5, 2019 by

What My Daughter Would Say to Her Younger Self NoEating Disorder

UK Book: Decades Of Cuts: The..Dismantle...

on March 5, 2019 by

Decades of cuts: the policies that dismantle youth work – a new book by Bernard Davies

Preparing For Lent

on March 4, 2019 by

George Lockhart

Quick Hints & Helps Yor Your...

on March 4, 2019 by

Dan Istvanik

Advice For Parents Of Little Kids

on March 4, 2019 by

20 Tips I wish I could have given parents of teens before their kids were 4

Taming Negative Thoughts On Parenting

on March 1, 2019 by

Here are three tools I’ve discovered for policing my thought life

Flashback: How Serving Changes Kids

on March 1, 2019 by

What’s the number one priority our parents list?

Goal Setting & Implementation

on February 28, 2019 by

It’s that time of the year in which we take a good look at our ministry and begin to work through our…

6 Responses To Social Media And Your...

on February 27, 2019 by

The impact of the digital world is so powerful and pervasive that it’s almost impossible for most of us to keep up

Social Media And Mental Health

on February 26, 2019 by

We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

Books: The Parent And Family Ministry...

on February 25, 2019 by

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for church leaders that are building a family ministry in their church.

Flashback: 3 Reminders For Our College...

on February 25, 2019 by

1.Remember Who You Are. 2. Be Mindful of your Soul Holes. 3. Unite Yourself to the Body

Why Home Is the Best Location For Youth...

on February 22, 2019 by

They met in homes and discipleship started booming. Kids began growing, getting connected, inviting more friends. Numbers grew.

How Home Groups Can Help Your Student...

on February 21, 2019 by

Taditional youth group night was becoming less effective, we did also notice that home groups were becoming more effective

Priorities: Reaching The Next Generation...

on February 21, 2019 by

According to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don&...

on February 20, 2019 by

Give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence

on February 20, 2019 by

…but not everyone is pleased

12 Mainstream Contributors To Sexual...

on February 20, 2019 by

Watch the reveal of the 2019 Dirty Dozen List

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

What It Will Take To Reach Kids With The...

on February 19, 2019 by

When it comes to the emerging generations, we are to “get out of our offices and onto the sidewalks.”

Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

Parents: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids In...

on February 17, 2019 by

Why it’s important for teens to be involved in a youth group

4 Views On Talking To Teenagers About...

on February 16, 2019 by

It reflects the thoughts, experiences, and practical advice of four in-the-trenches youth workers, who have spent years having these conversations

Book: ‘In The Closet Of The...

on February 15, 2019 by

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

Abuse Of Faith

on February 15, 2019 by

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...

on February 9, 2019 by

Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

Book: Meet Generation Z

on February 5, 2019 by

Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

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

Going Deeper….

on February 4, 2019 by

“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...

on February 4, 2019 by

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...

on February 3, 2019 by

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

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 2

Infringing Desires

on January 31, 2019 by

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

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

What Teenagers Need From Us More Than...

on January 31, 2019 by

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

Book: Growing With

on January 31, 2019 by

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...

on January 28, 2019 by

“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...

on January 25, 2019 by

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...

on January 25, 2019 by

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

Ys

Note To My Younger Youth Worker Self: ...

on January 22, 2019 by

Ys

EIGHTH GRADE’ Film Discussion Guide

on January 20, 2019 by

Cpyu

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM

on January 20, 2019 by

“EIGHTH GRADE” FILM: A YOUTHWORKER ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

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

on January 8, 2019 by

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...

on December 31, 2018 by

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

on December 30, 2018 by

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