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Should We Allow Dating in our Student Ministry?

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

Here is some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating.
3 Benefits to Building Leaders

3 Benefits to Building Leaders

It's often better to build up leaders internally instead of looking externally. Here's why.
Where First-Time Bible Readers Should Start

Where First-Time Bible Readers Should Start

How to answer when someone asks you where to start reading the Scriptures.
10 Reasons I Still Believe in Youth Ministry

10 Reasons I Still Believe in Youth Ministry

In spite of the haters, here's why I think youth ministry still matters.
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Tech & Teens: A Parent’s Guide

What parents need to know about tech use among young people.
Lessons Learned from Martin Luther King Jr.

Lessons Learned From Martin Luther King Jr.

What a powerful leader can teach student ministers about their worthy dreams.
How to Use Storyboards for Your Creative Projects

How to Use Storyboards for Your Creative Projects

How you can visualize your teaching schedule.
Sex Education Should Start in the Christian Home

Sex Education Should Start in the Christian Home

"If we want our kids to think biblically about sex and about their own worth, then we have to teach them what the Bible says about it, one conversation at a time."
A Prayer for Young Men Struggling with Despair

A Prayer for Young Men Struggling With Despair

How to pray for men struggling with suicidal thoughts.
How to Balance Sports and Ministry

How to Balance Sports and Ministry

Sports are difficult for teens to balance with their commitment to church. Here are some resources to help.
The Dangers of Constant Connectivity

The Dangers of Constant Connectivity

What are the drawbacks to our teens' constant connection?
6 Qualifications of a Great Youth Pastor

6 Qualifications of a Great Youth Pastor

There are some qualifications you need to know before entering the youth pastorate.
The Key to Evangelism No One Talks About

The Key to Evangelism No One Talks About

Why "use your words" is good advice no matter what age.
10 Conversations I Wish Someone Had With Me as a Teenager

10 Conversations I Wish Someone Had With Me as a Teenager

"Parents and grandparents, have the conversations with your teens. Someday, they’ll be glad you did."
Tolerance 101: The Basics for Engaging Culture

Tolerance 101: The Basics for Engaging Culture

Some tips for helping your students navigate the current cultural climate.
What Henri Nouwen Can Teach Youth Pastors

What Henri Nouwen Can Teach Youth Pastors

How this powerful writer can help you better love and understand your students.
5 Golden Rules in Dealing with Church Politics

5 Golden Rules in Dealing With Church Politics

Are you comfortable in dealing with church politics? How do you handle the temptations that come your way in this matter?
10 Ways to Improve Your Talks

10 Ways to Improve Your Talks

Some tips to help your speaking ability.
10 Games That Prove Your Youth Pastor Has Totally Lost Touch with Safety

10 Games That Prove Your Youth Pastor Has Totally Lost Touch with Safety

Here's a list of the top 10 not-so-safe games we play at church.
How to Answer "What's God's Will for My Life"

How to Answer “What’s God’s Will for My Life”

A better answer for an oft-difficult question.
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