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Social Media—From Temptation to a Gospel-Spreading Tool

Sponsored content from our friends at Dare 2 Share Today, the teenagers in your youth group interact with their friends more through social media than face-to-face conversations—constantly snapping pictures and sharing funny “memes” with each other. While social media provides a lot of fun, it also comes with dangers and temptations that can make any parent or youth pastor nervous.…

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Try These Creative Sermon Series Ideas

Our team here at Group/Simply Youth Ministry spent two years developing an approach to a youth ministry staple—the sermon series—that creates a growth-rich environment for students. We discovered a lot along the way. For example, almost everyone in youth ministry uses sermon/talk series at their main weekly gathering, but very few are truly happy with the end results.…

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Throwing In The Towel On Sexting?

Sexting. You can talk about this until you’re blue in the face. Still, a large majority of teens and adults see nothing wrong with it: “Our only way of being alone was to do it over the phone.” – one teen, about why she began sexting It doesn’t help that people students look up to find a reason to justify such pictures, even in the midst of public embarrassment.…

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Two Sides to Gay Teens Coming Out

In what it becoming a popular trend these days, another “live-coming-out” video has been posted on Youtube. These stories will temporarily trend in social media feeds, including one in particular that Facebook highlighted this week: It features a teenager who hid a camera with just the right line of sight to capture his mom’s reaction to his announcement that he is gay.…

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