3 Ways to Get Students Into Church

Can the teenagers in your church tell you what the inside of the sanctuary looks like when there isn’t a dodge ball game going on? Do they know what to do when the offering plate is passed their way? When...

Dating in the Digital Culture

As youth leaders we know that social media is a powerful tool and can be used for lots of good—and the not so good. In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time interacting with that person.

8 Ideas for Leading the Next Generation

Any leader working with the youth of America can attest to the fact this generation is different than all others before it. Today's youth speak in a language we don't always understand, run circles around us wi...

Helping Students Push-Back on Technology

Something said by media critic Marshall McLuhan may have initially fallen on deaf ears, but its truths scream loudly about the contemporary power of media, technology, and electronic tools. McLuhan once said, ...

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty

I have three amazing children. I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent. When I was single or just married, the world was my playground and I had free reign in it. But something happens...

Five Ways to Save a Girl

Chloe* was one of the pillars of youth group USA; the kind of girl who draws you in and makes you actually glad to work more hours for less pay than 99 percent of your co-workers. Chloe rarely missed Wednesda...

Hacking Teen Behavior

    Teens are from another planet. That would certainly explain why perfectly normal kids suddenly turn into sullen, moody teens when they hit a certain age. Or why parents wonder in amazement w...