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Pulling Tails and Burning Korans

"The weapon we fight with is love, not hatred, living water, not burning fire," says Greg Stier.

6 Reminders When Ministering to Students

Josh Griffin offers thoughts from 1 Thes. 5 on how to reach students with Christ's love.

What Do Junior Highers Struggle With Most?

Kurt Johnson discusses the basis of most struggles for middle school students.

How To Handle A Suicidal Teen

Megan Hutchinson encourages youth leaders to be equipped for dealing with severely depressed kids.

The Goal of Every Youth Leader

Andy Blanks reminds us of the beautiful, yet simple call in Scripture for every leader.

Teaching Students Purity

What if a million students committed their lives to purity?

Deep Discipleship with Youth

Doug Fields offers tips for an outstanding discipleship retreat for teens.

Whatever Happened to College Ministry?

Reggie Joiner, Abbie Smith and Chuck Bomar share why young adults are disengaging from the church and what we can do about it.

Barna: Disturbing News on Youth Evangelism

A new study shows a decline of faith-related behavior by young evangelical Christians.

When Teen Small Groups Work Best

When it comes to small groups, there are lots of variables: Should they meet on campus or in homes? Should they be co-ed or...
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