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Daring to Dream

While I was on a coaching call with a volunteer youth director from a small rural church, she said: “I don’t think we’re meant to have a youth ministry at our church. We only have 10 teenagers on our church rolls and I’ve never been able to get more than seven of them to come to anything!”…

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The Loneliness Epidemic

At Springtide™ Research Institute we’ve spent the past year researching the consequences of epidemic loneliness among young people. The findings are astonishing, heartbreaking, and hopeful… Our newest report, Belonging: Reconnecting America’s Loneliest Generation, documents these findings and offers a research-based pathway forward.…

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The Four Fives

In the midst of the pandemic shutdown, our youth pastor and intern joined forces to create a daily devotion—a social media post called The Four Fives. It’s a visual prompt that encourages students to spend five minutes in four spiritual disciplines every day: Prayer, the Word, Worship, and Waiting.…

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(Podcast) What COVID-19 Unveils About Today’s Youth Ministry

One age group is hit particularly hard with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s teenagers. Join Thom and youth ministry expert and author Rick Lawrence as they discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on youth ministers and teenagers around the country. Then discover key steps youth ministries can take to stay keep their teenagers engaged during these challenging times.…

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