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The Bible: To Read or Not To Read?

Did you hear? Teenagers are reading books more than other generations. So… why aren’t they reading the Bible? For that matter, should they be? (Maybe that’s a question we haven’t asked in a while.) Apparently, only 3% of teenagers are engaged in the Bible on..
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The Real Reason MTV is NBD

Original posted on TheSource4YM.com.  Three decades ago Madonna appeared on MTV in a wedding dress, writhing on the floor, seductively singing Like a Virgin at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). America gasped… and begged for more. In a world without smartphones, MTV owned a..
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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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