interview | Discipleship
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
kind of work.”. Williams never set out to do youth ministry. “I've just always had a heart for kids that society thinks have no value,” she said. More than a
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
Having now repented of my “youth and children's ministry aversion,” I have taught youngsters for three years and can say with confidence that children's ministry is a big job for gifted
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
While many churches recognize the need to staff and fund organized children's and youth ministries, fewer do the same for women's ministry, even though women statistically represent
Reporting | Church
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
shows that pay gaps between men and women are highest for positions with lower salaries, including staff who oversee worship, children's ministry, youth ministry, and Christian
Reporting | Discipleship
5 Female Change Makers
Meet the nonprofit leaders featured in our special issue.
As a graduate student at Dallas Baptist University, she worked as an academic adviser to college students while also serving on a youth ministry team in inner-city Dallas.
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
With that in mind, here are five suggestions for parents, Christian educators, and youth ministers on how to inspire and cultivate a confident and contagious faith in your kids and teens:
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
to what discipleship might look like for their older members (especially women) beyond maintaining the spiritual growth from their youth. “I once proposed that the ministry in which I
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
many well-meaning youth pastors echo that call with the kids in their youth group? who eagerly responded to the “change the world” call, gave themselves over to ministry, missions, or
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
a straight-up kid raised on the Westminster Catechism, the illustrated youth Bible with is executive director and cofounder of Theological Horizons, a university ministry that advances
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
suicide. Today's youth are smart and well-connected. abortion. So where does a family-friendly print magazine fit in an edgy, digital-first youth culture?
Reporting | Church
Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price
Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans.
Or, students who come to Christ through youth ministry in high school may feel personally drawn to Christian schools, particularly those recommended by trusted church leaders.
Opinion | Church
We’re Not Getting Any Younger
Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here’s what faith has to say.
We're Not Getting Any Younger. Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here's what faith has to say. Christians are admonished in Scripture not to treat youth as an idol. Why?
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
Nicole Massie Martin shares about her unique vocation.
It's been such a joy to journey with them and to say to them, “If you feel a call to teach, then do that. Maximize your role within a woman's ministry or a youth ministry.
Reporting | Family
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
A few times a year, Don organized Youth Sunday at our church and the youth ran the entire by-doing approach and what great faith he must have had to stake his ministry reputation on
Opinion | Family
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
aware of other churches in town that do. It won't be long before this kind of ministry will be as standard in the church as youth ministry or men's ministry.”.
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
limp our way through our first year of marriage, all the while he was a youth pastor to a Through my decades of ministry, I've talked to hundreds of women and couples who were in lonely
Opinion | Sexuality
True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about BoundariesSubscriber access only
“No means no” matters at every stage.
Opinion | Sexuality. True Love Consents: Why Teach Christian Youth about Boundaries. “No means no” matters at every stage. Melanie Springer Mock
Opinion | Sexuality
Why We Really Put Our Kids in Sports
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
Consider the ways involvement in youth sports conflicts with Christian values, both directly and indirectly And the very life and ministry of Jesus should be worthy of emulating, even at a
interview | Discipleship
A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty
Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
In 2013, Wolf and her husband, Jay, started Hope Heals, a ministry that serves those who face physical You grew up with a foundation of Christian faith that shaped your youth.
Opinion | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
I was dating a young man who was the drummer in the youth band and spoke of his call to ministry. He… had a pattern of seducing young women in the church.