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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.
Quick and Easy Christmas Games for Your Youth Group

Quick and Easy Christmas Games for Your Youth Group

Four favorite games guaranteed to add that extra sparkle to your Christmas fellowship or get together.
5 Tips for Discipline and Disruption in Junior High Ministry

5 Tips for Discipline and Disruption in Junior High Ministry

How you handle discipline with junior highers will communicate a lot about how you love them.
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.
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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Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Youth Sermons

Many youth leaders and youth pastors have a problem coming up with great youth sermons to preach on when preaching for youth. If you are one of them, don’t beat yourself up over it. It’s quite a normal challenge, especially when you have to preach every Sunday.
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...
5 Things to Remember When Discipling Youth

5 Things to Remember When Discipling Youth

Here’s a few things I’ve challenged our team to keep in mind when discipling.
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.
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. Teenagers like being together and staying up all night and telling everyone about it the...
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One of the Many Problems Youth Pastors Face: What to Do When a Youth...

One of the difficult things about youth pastor jobs 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 pastors.
#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?
10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth Ministry

10 Trends That Will Reshape Youth Ministry

What will youth ministry look like in 2020?

What Needs to Change in Youth Ministry?

Rachel Blom looks to the future of youth ministry, and what needs to change.

5 Marks of Super Effective Youth Leaders

I just had the privilege of spending a week with 50 amazing youth leaders from across the nation and their top student ministry leaders. Lead...

What's More Enjoyable: Promiscuity or Monogamy?

What’s more enjoyable, a monogamous sexual relationship, or promiscuity (sleeping with whoever you want)? Most entertainment media seems to lean towards the latter. Why is...

Greg Stier: My Five Pre-Preaching Rituals

As a “professional communicator) I get the privilege of doing a lot of speaking to a ton of different groups. God has blessed me...
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Charles Stone: What You Need to Know About Mindfulness

Pastor Charles Stone talks about the research pointing to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Which leads to the question: Is there such a thing as Christian mindfulness?