The desire to attract and retain youth has led some churches to place that age group in silos separating them from the larger life of the congregation.

Published in Ministry
Monday, 19 October 2015 06:05

Be who you needed ...

To be the Body of Christ, we need the tendons of relationship to connect young muscle to wise bones.

Published in Columns
Monday, 17 November 2014 15:40

Has church become a fairytale?

Youths need to see models of relationships in real life — including the hard ones.

Published in Commentaries

Seemingly unending problems in youths’ lives, working nights and weekends and high expectations from parents and pastors with relatively low pay result in high levels of stress for youth ministers.

Published in Organizations

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:28

At 10, Facebook making major ministry impact

Since its inception a decade ago, Facebook has become nearly indispensable to many churches and ministries.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:34

Mo. youth group safe after bus wreck

The minister of students and recreation at First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Mo., his wife and a bus driver continue to recover from injuries sustained in a recent single-vehicle accident in Georgia.

Published in Congregations
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:47

Youth trip boosts Miss. Delta town

Groundwork laid by CBF pastor and Shaw, Miss., native Jason Coker enabled youth from Houston's South Main Baptist Church to host a VBS program that many credit for helping bridge a racial gap in the impoverished and segregated town.

Published in Congregations
Thursday, 18 July 2013 11:30

Baptist youth gather in Singapore

About 2,500 youth from more than 60 countries are attending the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference July 17-21.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:33

'Lord, bless these graduates'

The church must provide youth eternal truths throughout the stages of life -- including graduation.

Published in Commentaries
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