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Bonding or Boundaries?

Parenting is hard! I study and write about youth culture and parenting almost every day. It seems so nice and simple when I’m reading articles...

How Angela Ahrendts Is Leading Me In Youth Ministry: 10 Leadership Qualities

Want to get to know the woman behind your apple products?I did. I wanted to get to know her and thanks to a story...

Hungry Zombies, Kneeling Figures and Christians That Just Won't Shut Up

From the Reformation to The Great Awakening great movements of God have peppered church history. Many of these revivals have had teenagers on the...

Let Your Students Lead

Teens serving in the local church is a good thing, but recently as I’ve been involved with some older students, I’ve realized that the...

Jesus Wants to Dance With You

I met Abby on a plane trip this last weekend. I offered to help her 4′ 1″ female partner lift her large suitcase into...

Keeping Social Media Safe

“Should I allow my 13-year-old to use Twitter?” It happens after every parent workshop I teach. Parents line up with specific questions. “Is Instagram bad? “Should I be worried...

10 Reasons Youth Ministry Is a Strategic Career Choice

As I travel the nation I meet a lot of young people (high school/college age) who are thinking about going into youth ministry as...

Speaking Life to Culture in This Digital Age: Social Ecclesia

by Clark Campbell Almost everyone I meet has a good Pentecostal joke. There aren’t many I haven’t heard through my work with the Church of God and Pathway...

American Poor, the Gospel and Theories of Social Justice

I was raised American poor. I call it American poor because the brand of poverty I lived through pales in comparison to some of...

5 Roadblocks to Building a Gospel-Advancing Ministry

When you seek to build a youth ministry that advances the Gospel deeply into the heart of your community (and in the process, deeply...

7 Ways You Can Crank Up the Evangelistic Temperature in Your Youth Ministry

Mobilizing teenagers to evangelize their peers can be a challenge. To do this then you must figure out how you can help crank up...

The Prayers of Our Students

Small group leaders are the jam.They have such an incredible connection with our students and faithfully carry the burdens of their few. We've been focusing...

Youth Work: 10 Good and Healthy Habits

Jesus is not an event or a class.

Learning to Be Still .. .in Chaos

Beautiful still in the midst of chaos. It's possible.  But it's not something I learned over night. Let's say I learned it over multiple nights....   It was...

10 Reasons Why Youth Ministry is So Worth It!

This one’s for all the full-time, part-time and volunteer youth leaders out there relentlessly grinding it out to see teenagers transformed for Christ. Sure,...

Searching for Sex Answers

Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex. Why? Two glaring reasons. 1. It’s embarrassing. Who wants to...

A Simple Strategy to Rescue the Next Generation (in Light of the Recent School...

In light of the recent school shooting in New Mexico, last month’s school shooting in Colorado and the long string of school shootings which...

Happy Birthday … Here's Some Plastic Surgery

In a world where our young girls seem to struggle with self-image more than ever before, what is the greatest thing we can do to boost...

Wait for It, Wait for It

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14 I have a hard time waiting. I waited in...

Marijuana, Teenagers and Youth Ministry

On January 1st my home state of Colorado will allow recreational marijuana sales and usage by anyone 21 years of age or older. Although...
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