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Youth Ministry Burnout

The Complete How and Why Behind Youth Ministry Burnout

We've finally identified the precise behaviors and warning signs that will put you on a path to burnout.

TobyMac Playing Live Shows Again on Drive-In Theater Tour

TobyMac is about to embark on a live 12 show Drive-In Theater Tour.

7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

It seems that introverts have the upper hand at reading the crowd and adjusting their delivery accordingly.
Teens How to Read the Bible

Teaching Teens How to Read the Bible (and Actually Understand It)

Know that God longs to speak with you through His Word. Seriously LONGS. Like more than I desire chocolate. Respond to Him, He’s willing, ready and waiting.
Do Intergenerational Ministry)

The Generation Game (and How to Do Intergenerational Ministry)

Just where did the rules of the Generation Game originate? And how do they apply to how we do intergenerational ministry in the church?
first-time Bible reader

Where a First-Time Bible Reader Should Start

How to answer when first-time Bible readers asks you where to start reading the Scriptures.
online game night

How to Have an Online Game Night

That idea actually brings us to the solution for an online game night. You can stream party-games and people can play along from their own homes.
You Have More in Common With Gen Z Than You Think

You Have More in Common With Gen Z Than You Think

Our preoccupation with the uniqueness of this generation, might actually isolate us from them instead of drawing us to them. You probably have more in common with Gen Z than you realize.
3 Tips to Becoming a Better Bible Teacher

3 Tips to Becoming a Better Bible Teacher

Most great athletes are great because they have mastered the fundamentals.
virtual icebreakers

7 Virtual Icebreakers to Get Teens Talking

These virtual icebreakers are sure to get the teens attending your youth group meetings talking and, more often than not, laughing.
graduating seniors

10 Questions to Ask Graduating Seniors

Companies and organizations often do “exit interviews,” and they do so for many different reasons. But the biggest one is that they get really honest answers. And this is a great time to do the same with graduating seniors.

The National Senior Sendoff Is Our Labor of Love for High School Seniors

Several weeks ago it started becoming clear that proms were going to be cancelled, graduations were going to look different, and high school seniors-...
would you rather questions

25 Christian Would You Rather Questions (Bible Edition)

These would you rather questions make an excellent icebreaker for Christian youth groups and for family gatherings. BONUS: your students might actually want to read the Bible after answering them!
mentoring teens

4 Key Steps to Mentoring Teens

Mentoring is an essential part of any youth ministry.
One Thing I Would Tell a College Student Wanting to Go Overseas

One Thing I Would Tell a College Student Wanting to Go Overseas

But the thing I would tell any college student aiming to move overseas for the sake of the gospel is this: learn about the basic Christian life of discipleship.
Miss the Teens?

Do You Miss the Teens in Your Youth Ministry?

The silence is a reminder of how much I miss the teens and adults who make up the ministry I oversee. I never thought I would miss waiting with a teen for their parent to pick them up. I miss it, and it’s been hard.

10 Things Youth Ministry Needs More Of

Some things that ought to be encouraged in student ministry.
Be Careful Because Virtual Ministry Can Still Burn You Out

Be Careful Because Virtual Ministry Can Still Burn You Out

While virtual ministry seems convenient because you can do everything from home, beware because it can still stretch you thin. It can be much harder to create a virtual ministry and not get overwhelmed because it’s harder to establish limits.
dare 2 share

Mobilizing Teenagers (Even in a Pandemic) to Lead a Movement

Not only is youth ministry possible during this pandemic, says Dare 2 Share founder Greg Stier, but youth workers can unleash teenagers to be part of a massive global awakening.
life in 6 words

Introducing a Pandemic-Proof Way to Share the Gospel

With social distancing and virtual meetings becoming our new normal, the Life in 6 Words app seeks to solve some of your evangelism woes.

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SCOTUS Ruling Approves More Exemptions to Birth Control Mandate

The SCOUTS ruling, a victory for the Trump administration and the Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor, weakens the ACA's so-called contraceptive mandate, which has faced years of legal challenges.

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Jeff Reed: Actually, Digital Church Is All About Relationships

You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."