My songs are not cool

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA Many years ago I was asked to sing in a duet at the funeral of an elderly lady who lived next to...

Five Steps to Becoming a “Matthew”

Editor’s Note: This is excerpted from an article entitled “My Brother Was My “Matthew” (Why Friends Are So Important In Evangelism)”  featured in YLO93 and written by Gary Cobb with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association....

Thousands of Likes, No Real Friends

Guest post by Mary Wilson Peed, Unkommon Media and William Huebner, Oakland Church of God, Distant, PA. Mary: When my generation was in middle school, we passed notes that had little boxes on the bottom, one...

5 ways to make a (music) connection

Guest post by Doug Ranck of Free Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, CA Here are a few tried and tested ideas for connecting with youth through music. Rule #1: Everybody has an opinion on what...

Turn It Up!

Guest post by Eric Gargus, interlinc WriteGroup and 15-year Youth Ministry Vet How are you handling the shadows and darkness when it comes? I’ll be the first to admit there are times I get so...

Zombies, Vampires and Wizards … Oh My!

Guest post by Mary Wilson Peed, Unkommon Media and William Huebner, Oakland Church of God, Distant, PA. From Mary: Zombies, Vampires and Wizards — all intriguing but do they have a place in youth ministry?...

Post-VMAs Roundup

Once again (for the 30th year in a row, if you’re counting … ), MTVs annual VMAs delivered some of the most talked about performances of the year. I’m not even going to attempt...

Let’s fight for “One More Song!”

Guest post by Eric Gargus, interlinc WriteGroup and 15-year Youth Ministry Vet There’s something really special about most Christian albums. Back in my teenage years I would buy a cassette from my favorite secular...

The impact of Duck Dynasty

Guest post by Jerry Davis, Director interlinc Youth Leaders Services Department & Part-Time Youth Pastor Season 4 of Duck Dynasty is up and running and I am, yet again, blown away. I absolutely love...