Opinion | Discipleship
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
The reports confirm, at least in part, what we have known for some time: Youth ministry practices are not consistently supporting faith beyond high school graduation.
Opinion | Family
Why the Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem
College bribery cases point to a common idol.
While conducting research for a recent book, our team at the Fuller Youth Institute interviewed 75 ethnically diverse parents nominated by their churches for their skill at parenting
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.
Reporting. 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.
Opinion | Church
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
In this classic of the Western literary canon, the church father Augustine describes his sometimes wayward youth, his eventual conversion to Christ, and how God transformed his way of
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.
Beyond a clean background check and a willing spirit, volunteering in youth work doesn't seem to require much, and women who feel tied to this area (and little else) may wonder if their
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
In the final two years of his presidency, Barack Obama declared October National Youth Justice Awareness Month—and with good reason. Williams never set out to do youth ministry.
Opinion | Church
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
Opinion | Church. With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health. How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
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even cruel. Go back to the Roaring Twenties, though, and it's playful youth again, wide-eyed girls with short hair and the figure of an ironing board. Why
Opinion | Family
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your ChildSubscriber access only
Hundreds of dollars, hours of intense practice. Is it worth the cost?
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child. The question Jennifer faced still stands: Do you owe your child the experience of playing increasingly competitive youth sports?
Opinion | Church
We’re Not Getting Any YoungerSubscriber access only
Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here’s what faith has to say.
Opinion | Church. We're Not Getting Any Younger. Our culture loves youth and fears age. Here's what faith has to say. Emily Capo Sauerman. Image: Prixel Creative / Lightstock.
How to Do Kids’ Discipleship in the Woods
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
Creation care does more than conservation. It cultivates faith formation, says A Rocha.
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How the Jesus People Made the Bible Cool
From Billy Graham to Bob Dylan, how a youth movement briefly changed the world.
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
Your book highlights the contrast between the “big voice” the public knew and the voicelessness you experienced in your personal life, particularly in your youth.
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
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
women. How might your research results potentially impact the way teachers, parents, and church leaders disciple and care for youth and young adults?
Opinion | Church
Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Eugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.
I had recently been confirmed in the Presbyterian church and was involved in youth fellowship, where a lot of kind folks helped me center my life in the Lord.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
as a child. She taught Sunday school in her youth and maintained a passion for teaching children biblical truth throughout her adulthood. As the title
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
It's one of the big benefits of being an old new mom. If turning 30 meant saying goodbye to my young youth, then 40 is saying goodbye to my youth, period.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why We Really Put Our Kids in SportsSubscriber access only
Our goodhearted support prioritizes athleticism more than we think.
If you've spent any time around youth sports, as a kid or as an adult, you probably know what I mean by those parents: the ones who seem overly invested in their children's success and
Why I’m Not a World-ChangerSubscriber access only
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
How many 20- and 30-somethings among us have attended a youth conference—Passion or Acquire the Fire (sponsored by the now-shuttered Teen Mania Ministries)—and heard at
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