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Some Basics of Counseling

I’ve met with a few people lately to counsel them about family issues. I had my fair share of them growing up so...

Pulling Tails, Burning Korans and Other Stupid Ideas

I once pulled a lion’s tail at the zoo just to see what would happen. The results were not good. Suffice it to...

The God of Discomfort

God doesn’t call us to a life of comfort. As an overweight, gainfully employed, hyper-educated American Christian- that phrase convicts. Recently, when I spend time...

Free Devotion Book: 7 Minutes with God, from NavPress

Put a modern spin on devotions, with these meditations from The Message//Remix.

Pulling Tails and Burning Korans

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

Youth Pastor Burnout: Unavoidable?

Enjoyed reading Jeremy’s post over on REYouthPastor talking about burnout and youth ministry. He asks some good questions, and I’d love to read...

Encouraging an Old Youth Pastor’s Heart

in about 1990, 20 years ago, i had two dudes in my middle school ministry in omaha, nebraska. mark arant was a short...

Never Be Afraid to Compliment

I’ve noticed that many folks in ministry are cranky right now. No one seems to get along or agrees with anyone. (I had to...

Free Curriculum: Not For Sale, High School Campaign

Equip your students to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and around the world today.

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.

Why Radical Christian Parenting Works

If you haven't read the John Blake article featured on CNN.com, titled "More teens becoming 'fake' Christians", then you should stop reading ...

How Do I Set Leaders Free?

You are about to watch a video that could possibly revolutionize the way you lead your team of youth leaders. This is Anton...

When Did Ministry Become an Office Job?

Somewhere along the way ministry became a desk jockey job. When I read the book of Acts and even the pastoral epistles I get the...

What is Worship?

A youth worker in Minnesota asked me to share my definition of worship with her as part of a lesson she’s preparing for...

Helping Students Transition to High School

Help middle school students transition to your high school ministry with these tips.

The Youth Pastor is a Stray Dog

Dear brothers and sisters... I want to describe for you two types of dog. The first is my beautiful and wonderful Zoe....

New Blog to Check Out: The Landing – Celebrate Recovery for Students

The Landing launches at Saddleback Church in January 2011. Click here to check out their blog. You can also fill out their form to...

Honoring & Engaging Your Last Year Students

Posted by: Heather Flies Some of us call it junior high ministry… some call it middle school ministry… some have 6-8th grades… some 7-8th grades…...

Franklin Graham Describes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ as a ‘Smokescreen’, Calls...

World-renowned conservative evangelist Franklin Graham (president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) called out 12 Republican senators over the weekend after they voted in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” earlier this month (Nov. 16).

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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