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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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Research into resources.

Research into resources.

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

The most important relationship skill leaders can learn

The most important relationship skill leaders can learn

Have you ever felt deeply heard by someone? In Caring Enough to Hear and Be Heard, David Augsburger writes, “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.” 

5 practices to help you prioritize peace in the busiest time of year

5 practices to help you prioritize peace in the busiest time of year

When we develop some intentional practices of prayer and refocus our hearts during busy seasons, we are more able to recognize God at work in the authentic, unplanned moments that are happening all around us.

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.

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.

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.