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Equipping Youth Leaders: The Need for Apologetics in a Skeptical Culture

Equipping Youth Leaders: The Need for Apologetics in a Skeptical Culture

We live in very skeptical culture. Everything is questioned. Pontius Pilate’s words, “What is truth?” (John 18:38), seem to be our culture’s motto. It has become the norm today for people to scrutinize and critically evaluate everything, from our societal institutions to morality, to identity, and even reality itself.   Considering this, as it relates to youth ministry, leaders face an amazingly […]

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Eight Tips to Maintain Meaningful Connections During the Summer

Eight Tips to Maintain Meaningful Connections During the Summer

More than a few youth pastors and youth leaders face the challenge of keeping their students engaged and focused on their faith during the summer break. Most schedules change during the summer. The frequency of youth meetings may change, and some might even suspend them for the summer.  If this is true for you, it

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Addressing the Challenge: Gender Identity in Youth Ministry (Part 2)

Addressing the Challenge: Gender Identity in Youth Ministry (Part 2) 

When Jesus traveled throughout cities and villages and saw the crowds, His heart stirred with compassion (Matt. 9:35-38). Why? Because He saw they were harassed and confused, like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus did not view sinners as problems to be solved. Instead, He saw their need for a Savior.  As we deal with students

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Addressing the Challenge: Gender Identity in Youth Ministry (Part 1)

Addressing the Challenge: Gender Identity in Youth Ministry (Part 1)

One of the beautiful truths that has jumped out at me in the last several years is that the Bible remains profoundly relevant. “Gender identity” was hardly a concept until recently, yet an ancient book, the Bible, speaks to it. Within its pages, we find the truth this world desperately needs.  We also discover the

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How to Help Students Dealing with Their Parent’s Divorce – Part Two

How to Help Students Dealing with Their Parent’s Divorce – Part Two

The goal in my previous post was to help you understand the level of trauma children and teenagers experience when their parents choose to divorce. In this post, my goal is to give you some practical ways to minister caring, compassionate help to their hurting hearts.  If you’re like most youth leaders, you probably thought

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Defending the Case for Student Missions – A Biblical Perspective

Defending the Case for Student Missions – A Biblical Perspective 

The topic of student missions has become a controversial topic among many Christians and churches in recent decades. Some claim that sending students out on missions trips can hurt those they are trying to serve instead of helping those they are trying to serve. Others claim that student missions are glorified vacations and that the

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How to Encourage Students to Embrace a Quiet Time Habit

How to Encourage Students to Embrace a Quiet Time Habit

The journey of guiding teenagers in developing a devotional habit is no easy task. As leaders, it’s crucial to steer away from the temptation of resorting to sternness or imposing expectations. In this blog, we’ll explore a compassionate and effective approach to help teens establish a meaningful quiet time habit without the need for forceful

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