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Have Meaningful Engagements with Youth

How do we make meaning of our lives? Lancaster Theological Seminary professor Anabel C. Proffitt, who teaches youth ministry, argues that consumerism is a metastory, offering meaning and purpose for... read more >

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Helping Your Church's Youth Develop Good Online Habits

Without question, today's youth live in a world unlike that of their parents. It is a world of instant and constant communication, and of access to resources and perspectives from... read more >

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Psalms Encourage Family Faith Formation

When all ages interact together with the Psalms, they develop a common language for life together with God. The power of the Psalms is that they can provide language children... read more >

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A Guide to Planning Worship with Teens

A range of research shows that when teens are given the opportunity to be involved in worship planning and leadership, several good things happen: their spiritual lives and faith commitments... read more >

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Getting the Young and Disconnected back to church

Recent research makes it clear that a growing percentage of young adults are not connected with any religious tradition or faith community even though America's young have a strong interest... read more >

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How Electronic Media are Changing Personal and Religious Identity

Perhaps the hardest concept for older Christians to grasp about younger people is that they do not "go between the church world and the Internet world. They just live in... read more >

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The U.S. Debate on Appropriate Sex Education

Moral and religious values are an essential element of the U.S. debate about sex education. Both abstinence-only advocates and advocates of comprehensive sex education that includes abstinence have found allies... read more >

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Faith and the younger generation: what the scholars say

A significant body of books, edited volumes and articles by scholars working at the intersection of youth and religion has recently emerged, centering on the role of theology, spirituality and... read more >

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What youth leaders are saying about ministry

When youth leaders gather, they frequently share perspectives and compare notes on what they have learned about faith formation of young people. In an insightful article, Anne E. Streaty Wimberley,... read more >

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Faith and youth: inspiration for religious educators

Concern for the religious lives of young people has taken many forms over the centuries. The post-modern era reveals continuity in the needs of children and youth and change in... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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