"You don’t have to be a youth worker very long before you feel the urge to quit."
Our prime directive is to make disciples who make disciples.
Mark Oestreicher rethinks the lengthening of adolescence and how it impacts youth ministry.
How bungee jumping can teach us about the difference between belief and faith.
"The rewards that come with 'dangerous' youth ministry are astronomical."
Mark Oestreicher reacts to recent news story about lack of youth involvement in church.
Are today's teens the most stressed-out generation?
Reggie Joiner, Abbie Smith and Chuck Bomar share why young adults are disengaging from the church and what we can do about it.
A new study shows a decline of faith-related behavior by young evangelical Christians.
Research shows a growing number of college students are saying "no" to casual sex.
Most Americans agree that youth violence is increasing because of the recession.
The Barna Group released some startling stats from an in-depth research study on the problem of porn—and the results are eye-opening, especially for ministry leaders.
Abstinence-Only is Effective, Study Shows
This past weekend I shared breakfast with my YS roommate. Bruegger’s Bagels and chocolate milk, case you were wondering. Our discussion centered on the question,...
I’ve started to collect some questions that I ask myself regularly to keep me on track with God.
These are a few keys in keeping your volunteers happy in their ministry.
This semester I am taking a class called “Christianity and Culture.” I can tell already this class is going to have a profound impact...
How the First Week of College Can Completely Destroy a Freshman's Faith
My friend Heartburn and I have been hanging out a lot lately. He (or she...I definitely don't want to discriminate here :) hasn't been...
At the beginning of the semester I worked on putting together a nine-week series for our middle schoolers that was highly experiential. It was...