Category : Youth Culture

connection and stereotypes

Connection vs. Stereotypes

We were created for connection, yet we have a bad habit of boxing people into stereotypes that separate us from one another. Continue reading

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Inside the Teen World: What Worries Us About Our Generation

A group of teens share what worries them about their generation. Continue reading

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Inside the Teen World: Teaching Students to Be Still

How can we teach the habit of being still before the Lord to our students? Continue reading

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Inside the Teen Mind: The Hardest Thing About Being a Teen

Cassie asked a group, “What is the hardest thing about being a teen today?” Here are their answers. Continue reading

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Technology: Tool, Treasure, Tyrant or Trouble?

Best Practices for Youth Group Use without Abuse We have all likely seen it: adolescents going about daily routines with backs hunched, heads down and hands seemingly attached to electronic devices.  They text and tap and tweet fluidly, as if…

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Youth and Popular Culture: It’s All About Influence and Interaction

Popular culture changes for each generation, but its implications on faith and society particularly affect the young. They need guidance from the inside to help them navigate it all. Youth leaders can be those guides. Continue reading

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The First Generation of the 21st Century: The Plurals

What do you know about the kids who are sitting in our confirmation classes and entering our high schools? During the last few years, the generation following the millennials has started filtering into our classes and programs, and they will…

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Betwixt: Stepping into the Unknown

A young teen just starting high school shares her thoughts and fears. Continue reading

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Veritas: Looking for Answers

youthESource asked a couple teens, “What questions do you have about your faith, or about God? What questions are your friends asking? Where do you go for the answers? How could your church help?” Here’s what one of them had…

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Betwixt: Inside the Tween Mind, part two

Cassie shares more thoughts on what’s going on inside the tween mind, and offers some tips on how we can help these young people. Continue reading

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