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
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
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 | 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?
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
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
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 | 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.”.
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
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.
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
Reporting | Church
Why Millions Watched this Church Christmas Video
The underage narrators get the story right. Almost.
Hundreds of fellow churches, youth groups, and ministries have contacted Southland about using the video in their own services and outreach. But that's not all.
Opinion | Family
Youth Ministry's Family Blind SpotSubscriber access only
Churches might be spending too much time preparing us for missions and not enough for motherhood.
Opinion | Family. Youth Ministry's Family Blind Spot. Churches might be spending too much time preparing us for missions and not enough for motherhood.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?Subscriber access only
How God multiplies our loves and passions.
Passion drove him to finish his college assignments late into the night so he could volunteer at the youth center. Would God possibly give me both ministry and marriage? Could he?
Reporting | Discipleship
Jo Saxton Q+A: What's Holding Women Back?
Why she’s passionate about empowering female leaders.
after speaker, Saxton also serves as chair of the board for 3DM, a global discipleship ministry. of reference for what my leadership could look like—but I did have a youth leader who
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why Childhood Shame Is So Hard to Get Rid Of
Christine Caine: Hurt people hurt people, but helped people help people.
step into that! When I began working hard in youth ministry, full steam ahead, I wanted to change lives and change the world for Jesus. But there was
Opinion | Family
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets BetterSubscriber access only
Why have the perks of faithful adulthood become our best-kept secret?
Hey, Christian Youth: It Gets Better. Given extended adolescence, segregation of youth from adults, and an increasingly secular culture, this is something we must address.