The Real Reason MTV is NBD
08 September 2016
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..
Seven Staples of Communicating With Teenagers
07 September 2016
Last week I mentioned that about 1/3 of your weekly youth group gathering is likely dedicated to some sort of lesson, Bible study or sermon. And, for me anyway, these 20-30 minutes have proven over the course of my youth ministry career to be nerve-wracking..
Relational Ministry in an Over-Connected World
01 September 2016
“Isolated in a world full of connection.” This is how a student described herself to me last week in our small group. She was sharing how she feels like all of the ways we “show ourselves” to the world just creates an illusion of perfection,..
Sneak Peek! Pierced: The New Testament
31 August 2016
Novel-like New Testament Created for Teenagers Group Publishing will release Pierced: The New Testament, a fresh approach to Scripture-reading for teenagers and young adults, on September 1, 2016. According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, 80% of 18- to 29-year-olds are reading more..
Training Your Volunteers Well
25 August 2016
Out of all of the rich theological debates going on in the American church, one rises to the top as a source of much disagreement and chagrin. “How often do you meet with your volunteers?” Right now your deeply-held convictions are rising within you with..