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Reggie Joiner on Parents in Transition

Be ready, every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years.

18 Keys to Successful Mentoring

Bill Easum and Bil Cornelius share what they’ve learned about being a mentor and mentee.

Expect No Help

The image above is of an encoded note that was given to a confederate general at the battle of Vicksburg. The battle...

What are You Doing to Reach the Next Generation for Christ?

“I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not...

Reaching, Not Keeping

Guest Post by Stuart Owens In the past month two students have left our youth ministry. One moved with his family to Texas. The other...

Leading Without Power, Part 1

i don’t think i’m alone when i admit that i’ve had issues with power, probably for most of my life. and it’s...

A Dream for Haiti

This morning I was awakened by tears and the sound of my own voice crying out. In my mind’s eye, I could still...


It’s New Year’s, probably the time during the year where we’re most aware of time (well, that and April 15th, tax day in...

Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3: Six Things the Bible Doesn’t Say

Here are the two most often quoted passages from the New Testament about the qualifications of a pastor. Titus 1:5-9 The reason I left...

Impacting Your Community’s Schools Through Your Youth Ministry

Guest Post by Matt Wilson As a youth worker I know you are passionate about reaching this generation with the love and message of Jesus....

Blog Focus 2011: Pastors, Marriages, & Adolescent to Young Adult Transition

Since December of 2004 I have posted 1,298 times. There were periods where I posted 30 plus times a month, sometimes posting...

3 Reasons Good Curriculum Makes Volunteers Better

Doug Fields shares how your leaders will benefit from putting the right curriculum in their hands.

43 Top Church Resource Websites

Here are seven categories of resources to help you do better ministry.

How to Bridge the Parent-Child Gap

This generation of students is hurting. Does anyone hear them?

10 Simple Ways to Change the World

Adam McLane shares 10 simple tips to help change your community.

Free Youth Lesson: The New You

"Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24)."

5 Reasons to Share Your Faith in 2011

Greg Stier shares five quick yet powerful reasons to share the good news in the New Year.

Generation to Generation: No Room At The Inn

Each week we’ll be writing about different ways that we, as leaders, can effectively be examples to our students, and we’ll discuss...

Overstanding God’s Word

The book of James will punch you in the face. Repeatedly. This passage from James 1 came up at our retreat last week and...

The “Two Words” of Community in Your Youth Ministry

Guest Post by Amy Jo Girardier This summer I have had the opportunity to have a lot of conversations with girls, moms, and leaders....

‘It’s Got the Boss’s Hand on It’—Country Singer John Rich Says...

Country music star and Christian John Rich says his chart-topping hit, “Revelation,” came directly from God and that “the Boss” told him to write and release it.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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