Tag Archives: Youth Ministry

The Choice Between Entertaining and Training

I often talk about the need to “reform” our approach to youth ministry in light of the astonishing statistics related to young people leaving the Christian faith. While I tend to focus on the direction I would prefer to take, I seldom spend much time critiquing the alternative strategies that other youth …

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Tips for Teaching Christian Truth to Gen Z

Have you ever struggled to communicate the truth of Christianity to your teen (or pre-teen) children? You’re not alone. Even those of us who feel properly equipped to understand what Christianity teaches, sometimes struggle to transfer our knowledge and passion for Christianity to our kids. My coauthor, Sean McDowell, and …

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Why We Ought Not Treat Kids… Like Kids

I started attending church in the second grade. I spent most of my childhood and teen years in youth ministry. I went to a few different churches during that time and saw different variations in youth ministry. As I got older, I also began volunteering on the junior high and …

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