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5 Bible Messages For Youth That Make a Huge Impact

What Bible messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?
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6 Things I Learned About COMPASSION…

You really never understand a ministry until you see how they function in their ministry setting. Looking from a distance will never give you...
4 Quick and Easy Christmas Youth Group Games

4 Quick and Easy Christmas Youth Group Games

Four favorite games guaranteed to add that extra sparkle to your Christmas fellowship or get together.
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20 Tips to Spice Up Bible Teaching

"We get in the habit of teaching the same basic structure of a lesson over and over again," says Andy Blanks.
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7 Signs of Unchecked Arrogance in Young Leaders

If you're one of these young leaders, be aware of these problematic signs of unchecked arrogance. Make sure you check your heart!
Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before it Conquers You

Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before It Conquers You

The term youth ministry is synonymous with youth lock-in.
Should We Allow Dating in our Student Ministry?

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues. I want to share some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating:
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5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired If He Was Your Youth Pastor

I am convinced Jesus would be fired within his first few months of becoming a youth pastor at the average church. Here are five reasons why He wouldn't make it.
How to Disciple a Teenager Well

How to Disciple a Teenager Well

“How can we equip teenagers to truly live out their faith in a world full of distractions?”
Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

It’s that time of year where we may feel regret because we didn’t do what we had planned to do, because we tried but didn’t even come close, because well, we failed.
Dealing With Christmas Stress: How to Avoid a “Bah, Humbug!” Christmas

Dealing With Christmas Stress: How to Avoid a “Bah, Humbug!” Christmas

For many, it’s a simple formula: The higher the level of stress = the higher the chance of a bout with depression.
10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

Have you ever felt like you weren't making a difference? These tips might help you build more effective youth ministry.
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Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Youth Sermons

Finding great youth sermons is tough, but this is a pretty normal challenge, especially when you have to preach every Sunday! Here's how to find good topics for your youth group.
2 Christmas Games

2 Christmas Games

It's Christmas and it is the season for giving so I thought I should give away a few games we have done the past...
Keeping Your Family Focused on Christ During the Christmas Rush

Keeping Your Family Focused on Christ During the Christmas Rush

So it’s Christmas! It’s a time for joy & celebration, family & faith... ...and three white elephant parties, two cookie exchanges, six performances of the...
The Temptation of Youth Ministry

The Temptation of Youth Ministry

If I were given everything in the whole world but couldn’t have this one thing, could I resist it?
Open Letter to Parents of Teens

Open Letter to Parents of Teens

This is what so many of us youth workers have wanted to say to (some) parents over the years.
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One of the Many Problems Youth Pastors Face: What to Do When a Youth...

One of many youth pastor problems is getting along with the senior pastor. So here's my working list that describes HOW youth pastors can have a decent Kingdom-minded relationship with their senior leaders.
#1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Youth Pastor

#1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Youth Pastor

It’s time we ask for help instead of leaning back, filled with pride, thinking of “those children/student ministry people’s issues.”
Youth Ministry Evangelism 501: Learning How to Reach Out to ALL Families in Your Community

Youth Ministry Evangelism 501: Learning How to Reach Out to ALL Families in Your...

Youth ministry evangelism is a great thing but what if youth ministries widen their reach beyond students to all families in the community?
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In a recent sermon to his Dallas congregation, Dr. Tony Evans proposed a biblical alternative to critical race theory, saying Christ has set new rules and made us new people.

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