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The Future of Youth Ministry According To The Smashing Pumpkins

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So where's the future of youth ministry heading? A lot of student pastors are always asking this question.

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The New Realities For Teens

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The world is changing. Teenage culture is always changing. And what today’s teens are struggling with will always be changing. It’s tough being a teen these days. Here’s a list of a few new realities today’s teens are facing: CyberBullying is drastically on the rise.  Some where between 4% – 25% of teens have been cyber bullied.  Now if you work ...

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What The Teenage Brain Needs….

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Mark Matlock, executive director of YS, wrote an incredible article, in the May/June 2014 Youth Worker magazine , about the two needs of the teenage brain

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The Most Stressed Out Generation In History

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Would you agree or disagree that this teenage generation is the most stressed out generation in history?

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Youth Ministry Lessons From Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show

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I am a big fan of Jimmy Fallon. The debut of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has been super successful. Fallon is strategically appealing to the younger generation.  He’s making The Tonight Show relevant for younger views — and it is working.  I think youth pastors can learn from Fallon on how to better engage the younger generation. Here’s what Jimmy is brilliantly doing ...

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