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Helping Teens Manage Social Media

Living in the Online Village An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Everyone has an opinion about the influence these social media giants have on teens. Regardless of what the sometimes-conflicting experts say, we still have to help teens..
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To See or Not To See: Leveraging Summer Movies

Summer movies. We often try to leverage them to reach students, but they come with as many liabilities as they do opportunities. Can I tell you a personal story? Years ago, I was watching our teens head out after one of our weekly student ministry gatherings...
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It Can’t Be Ministry As Usual

I’ve been thinking for the past three weeks about writing this post. My hope in writing it is to stir up those who are leading the next generation. You need to know that you’re not just leading students. You’re leading change agents of the future and..
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Articles | Culture | General Ministry
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CNN Asks ‘Who Can Heal America?’ The Hymn-Writer’s Response…

CNN Asks ‘Who Can Heal America?’ The Hymn-Writer’s Response… By Rick Lawrence Two days after a disturbed former soldier executed five Dallas police officers in retaliation for the deaths of two black men at the hands of white cops, I opened my laptop to this..
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Articles | Culture | Middle School
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Can I Have a Phone?

“Can I Have a Phone?” Answering Every Kid’s Burning Question An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Parents with kids understand the dilemma smartphones bring. On one hand, getting kids a mobile device makes family life more convenient, but on the other hand, the..
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