Dan King

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How To: Become a Servant Leader

<b>Bossing around employees is so passé.</b> Developing people, treating them with respect, encouraging their talents and input—these are trends that …

How to Effectively Disciple 5 Kinds of Kids

80% of Youth Ministries focus 100% of their effort on students who want to grow states one Chicago study. What percentage of students in your …

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The Adolescent Anxiety Epidemic: What You Can Do

<b>41%</b><p>-That’s the number of college freshmen reporting that <b>last year</b> they had experienced “overwhelming anxiety!” High school administrators across the …

SMARTER Youth Ministry in 2018

It’s time to take a smarter approach to youth ministry. Transformative ministries do not focus on the what of ministry—they…The post SMARTER Youth …

The Lone Ranger

The number of teens who are depressed is soaring — and all signs point to smartphones

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless - classic symptoms of depression - surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Mental Health

10 Things Parents Need to Hear From You

As a youth worker, you know it’s important to communicate well with parents. You may have learned that lesson via…The post 10 Things Parents Need to …

Parenting

Relational Ministry in a Technology-Dominated World

“Isolated in a world full of connection.”<p>This is how a student described herself to me last week in our small group. She was sharing how she feels …

4 Ways To Reach Post-Christian Students

“The culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses coherence within a society that has been definitively shaped by the Christian story and as the …

Easter Bunny

6 Painless Ways to Recruit This Summer

You probably need new leaders for the fall,<p><b>But recruiting may be the furthest thing from your mind right now!</b><br>Not to burst your bubble or anything… <b>the</b> …

How to Recognize Your Biggest Weaknesses As a Leader (and Why You Should)

Work to see your weaknesses as fundamental aspects of your character as a leader, and do what you can to mitigate their effects.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re starting your own business or leading a team, you have some level of confidence in your abilities, …

Leadership

COMMUNITY IS THE MOST CONVINCING

<b>Community is the new apologetic.</b><p><b>People are convinced by Christ more through his body than by reasonable arguments</b>. How do we move students from …

10 Ways to Love Your Volunteers

<b>Think about it.</b><p>If you had to pay your volunteers you couldn’t afford them. If you want them to stay on with you they have to feel loved. Saying the …

A Surprising (and Controversial) Predictor of High-Performing Teams Has Resurfaced | Inc.com

Gallup recently issued their <i>2017 State of the American Workplace</i> report, complete with its list of top predictors of engagement/performance/productivity. The list was populated with the usual predictable indicators such as: "I know what's expected of me at work", "I have the materials/equipment I …

Leadership
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Start A Fire

6 Fresh Student Ministry Event Ideas

Coming up with fresh event ideas is a daunting task.<p>Your student ministry calendar only offers a handful of spots that you can add in great events …

Leaders Are Learners

“Direction, not intention determines your destination.”<br>― Andy StanleyWhen are you too old to be in youth ministry? Have you ever thought about that? …

Mentoring

How to Preach Through Books of the Bible Without Getting Bogged Down

One of the great debates in preaching circles is whether to preach <i>topical</i> sermon series’ or <i>expository</i> series’ through books of the Bible.<p>I am sure …

Theology

Ground Rules for Counseling Students

If it hasn’t happened already, it’ll happen soon enough: the late night phone call from a student or parent dropping a bombshell. “Tim, my dad just …

Counseling

2 Keys to Ministering to Jr. Highs

<b>One of the most difficult, rewarding, awkward and frustrating ages to work with is the 11 to 14 year old.</b> Some of you love working with them and some …

Who Are Generation Z And How To Reach Them [infographic]

Who are the Generation Z? That is a great question that we will be talking about in the coming years. <b>These are the kids that were born in the</b> …

Generation Z

7 Ways To Make Your Next Youth Trip Great

<i>Youth ministry trips can prove to be transformative experiences in the lives of students. We labor all year long in the grunt work of student</i> …

Making Youth Ministry Fun Again

Why can’t our youth ministry environments be fun places to be?This past week I was talking with a parent in my community, and she said that her …

Cotton Candy

How to use instagram stories

Social media is one crucial way of reaching students and parents today in our digital world. One simple way to reach a ton of people is by using …

Instagram

Reaching Millennials: We Need to Check Our Attitudes Toward the Next Generation

I mentor two girls from Generation Z at a local public middle school. Their teachers paired them up with me last year because they were failing the …

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7 Emotional Intelligence Mistakes That Make Millennial Leaders Look Really Unprofessional | Inc.com

Although being a leader requires many strong traits, it could be argued that the most important of them all is empathy--the ability to understand and react correctly to what other people are feeling. In fact, 91% of adults reported that they found interpersonal communications to be a huge barrier …

Emotional Intelligence

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Leadership

How You Can Help a Lonely Teen

<b>My heart breaks for lonely teens and young adults.</b><p>Sometimes you can see their cries for friendship and acceptance on Instagram or facebook. Most of …

Teen Sex Begins in the Home

The 15 year old student’s voice wavered on the phone. “I just had sex,” he told me…<p>Brent (<i>not his real name</i>) met the girl on the city bus after …

13, right now

Published on May 25, 2016<p>She slides into the car, and even before she buckles her seat belt, her phone is alight in her hands. A 13-year-old girl after a day of eighth grade.<p>She says hello. Her au pair asks, “Ready to go?”<p>She doesn’t respond, her thumb on Instagram. A Barbara Walters meme is on the …

Parenting