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6 Myths on Showing Movies at Church Youth Events – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Have you ever actually read that little FBI warning at the beginning of a movie? Well, lucky (and unlucky) for us, that little warning has absolutely nothing to do with showing movies at church youth ministry settings. Over my years in youth ministry, I have moved through the following progression when it comes to the issue of movies and copyrights. intentional ignorance on the matter of copyright law learning a little about it and then not really caring too much…

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Mom, Can I Have Tik Tok? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Lip sync to your favorite song, show off your dance moves or post a funny video of your cat. Tik Tok is like Vine 2.0. The videos are just 15 seconds long, but like Britney, they’re not that innocent. If your kid has a device, then chances are they have, want, or at least know about Tik Tok, because it’s the hottest thing since SnapChat and Insta…in fact it’s currently the most downloaded app on the planet and considered one of the most…

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Is Youth Ministry a BIG Strategic Focus in Your Church? It Should Be! – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Youth ministry is often dismissed as something less than strategic in far too many churches. Some even view it as a kind of glorified babysitting. In their thinking, teenagers need just enough games and God to keep them coming back….until they are old enough to make a difference in the church. The unspoken implication is that teenagers aren’t “real members” until they are old enough to have jobs, give offerings and serve in the big boy/big girl roles of the…

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Why Is Youth Group Important? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Why is youth group important? Read this letter to parents of teenagers. Dear Parents of Teenagers, Thanks for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like an uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off when they call), coach (helping them perfect their sport), tutor (working with them on homework), guidance counselor (preparing them for the future) and, sometimes, a jockey (pushing them to cross the finish line…without a whip of course!)…all wrapped…

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