Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
to America's youth gives church leaders an opportunity to better understand their motivations, fear, and convictions and prepare to address relevant issues in youth ministry settings as
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
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
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
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
working out] is either punishment or drudgery,” said Heather Johnson, an instructor and the ministry's director of We are living in a time that places beauty and youth at the top of our
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Marriages, too, are part of the movement's ministry outreach. and pictures of the event show middle-aged, stately pastors alternately weeping and beaming over the wives of their youth.
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
I went to counseling, did some hard work to heal from the hardships of my youth, and wrote a book sharing my family's story, which God turned into a ministry to others like us.
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
who are working in tribal government, in social services, and in ministry, and many of them are the spiritual rocks in their families. Native communities are looking to the youth they send
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
Motives, too, concern him. “We made a lot of money off of this generation back in their youth, but so many of them have abandoned faith. What did we do wrong?” he said.
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
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
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
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: