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Sticky Faith

How do we build lasting faith in the teenagers we love and serve? Find practical resources for youth ministry and parenting here.

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Growing Young

How can you unlock your church’s potential? Discover 6 research-based strategies for integrating young people to create a thriving church.

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Urban Ministry

How do we help today’s young people thrive in urban contexts? We are creating the most comprehensive resource for urban youth workers today.

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Helping the church become the best place for young people to grow.

3 positive effects of gaming

3 positive effects of gaming

Will video games make their brains rot?

Can anything good come from hours of Zelda?

How can I get them to stop playing Fortnite?

If you’re a parent, you may have wondered any or all of these questions. You also may have noticed that most reports on gaming and media use among teenagers in the news only feed fear, concern, and disdain.

How young is too young (for digital media)?

How young is too young (for digital media)?

If you’re like us, you have wondered more than once what age is the “right” age to start using a particular digital device, app, or social media platform.

When we talk with parents about this, many express feeling like they’re holding the line in a battle for as long as possible. They feel constant pressure, from multiple sources, for kids to start using more and more digital technology at earlier and earlier ages.

That cultural pressure makes this question particularly tough.

Technology

Phantom Community: What’s the Power of Talk in a Digital Age?

Phantom Community: What’s the Power of Talk in a Digital Age?

So often our approach in churches, particularly in youth ministry, is to grasp at the latest trends in an attempt to be relevant. But what seems abundantly clear in Reclaiming Conversation is that today’s young people are searching and yearning for something radically countercultural against their world of phantom community. They want to feel and experience true community for themselves.

Reading Scripture with immigrant youth: Let the children come to me

Reading Scripture with immigrant youth: Let the children come to me

Moving to a new country or just across town is filled with hope and fear, ups and downs, excitement and anxiety. There are both new things to learn and pain for the things that will no longer exist.

Yet we know we are not alone in this experience, for human migration is as old as Creation. Remember Adam and Eve leaving the garden? Or Abraham? Moses and the people of Israel? Even Jesus himself was a refugee! Although factors vary, we read throughout Scripture about movement and displacement due to famine, slavery, and in some cases death.

3 positive effects of gaming

3 positive effects of gamingLooking on the bright side

Will video games make their brains rot?

Can anything good come from hours of Zelda?

How can I get them to stop playing Fortnite?

If you’re a parent, you may have wondered any or all of these questions. You also may have noticed that most reports on gaming and media use among teenagers in the news only feed fear, concern, and disdain.