You don’t need gimmicks at all to minister successfully to teens. You simply need to focus on communicating God’s grace.
- September 22, 2013 |
Far too many modern churches and families are caught off guard by young questioners in their midst.
- September 10, 2013 |
I have heard many, including dyed-in-the-wool secularists, say that her performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs was "unbelievable” and "shocking."
- September 03, 2013 |
Say yes to all Jesus has for you. Say yes to being in over your head, not knowing answers, not feeling safe, and the blessings that follow.
- August 26, 2013 |
I’m convinced that children grow up and leave the church in part because they’re not being confronted with their true condition- that they are desperately broken and in need of Savior.
- August 11, 2013 |
Troy University in Alabama is facing verbal and perhaps legal challenges from the Freedom from Religion Foundation over its new "faith-based" dorm scheduled to open this Friday.
- August 08, 2013 |
While we don't have a ton of college students, the largest percentage of our growth at Redeemer comes from the millennial generation. Here's what they're saying...
- August 02, 2013 |
The world is changing, and in some ways the church must learn to change with it. Blogger Christopher Smith takes a moment to share what he believed is the solution for transforming the Christian church.
- July 31, 2013 |
No matter how good you design a church service to be, if the children's ministry is bad, people won't come back - unless they're folks without kids.
- July 29, 2013 |
There is very little in the New Testament about the forms and style and content of corporate worship. God must mean to leave the matter of form and style and content to the judgment of our spiritual wisdom.
A new study suggests that boys exposed to familial violence become increasingly aggressive toward their peers at school.
Deep youth workers do deep youth ministry - including being well-read - which yields deep kids.
If you want to see teenagers develop lifelong, incomparably intimate relationships with Jesus that can survive past high school, stop assuming you know where they stand with Christ.
- June 05, 2013 |
I am about to enter into a volatile subject. Not abortion or same-sex marriage. I want to talk about parents, sports and the church.
- April 11, 2013 |
Summer camp instills Christian life lessons into young people, but years later, it's counselors who often have the most to reflect upon.
- April 07, 2013 |
After reading More Than a Carpenter, the resurrection seemed reasonable. There were 4 issues that particularly struck me, and continue to make sense to me today.
- March 25, 2013 |
Good questions are powerful things. Those with kids already know what I'm talking about.
- March 21, 2013 |
Kids in church learn early: when in doubt about a pastor or teacher's question, answer "Jesus." Interestingly enough, that's also the answer to most of life's questions.
- March 19, 2013 |
The Secular Student Alliance boasts of rapid growth but still falls well short of Christian college ministries in attendance and funding.
- March 11, 2013 |