Increase your teens' Biblical Fluency with the "Streetlights Bible" App

 It's hard to get teenagers to read their Bibles on a regular basis. I know because I have two of them. And, while mine are quasi-good at staying consistent with their time int he Word, they both have room to improve.

Some of it is because of technology. Teenagers are so used to interacting with their smart phones that a dumb thing often happens...reading the Word gets shuffled to the bottom of the priority deck.


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Burning the ships (Why this is our last Dare 2 Share conference)

Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz in the year 1519 to begin his conquest of the Aztec empire. Upon arriving, he gave the order to his men to burn the entire fleet of ships that they arrived in. The men watched in fearful awe as the flames from these ships burned into the night sky. There was no chance of retreat. They would either win or fail but they could not retreat.

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How to kill "youth group drama"

I've been hearing it more and more as I talk to youth leaders across the nation.

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The Youth Ministry Box

Those of us involved in reaching and discipling teenagers have inherited a box labeled "Youth Ministry." There's a lot of great stuff in the box that's been left to us by our youth ministry forefathers.

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My Review of The Case for Christ Movie (Spoiler Alert: I loved it!)

I'm an evangelist, an author and a movie buff. I love Jesus, the Gospel and a really good movie.

Ever since I was a kid I used movies to escape the noise of my very loud, very volatile inner city family. When a Gospel-passionate, rule-heavy fundamentalist church reached my entire family for Christ I still watched movies as a way to escape the pressure of quasi-legalism. 

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My Top 10 Ministry Fails (both funny and serious)

1.  Preaching with a large price tag dangling from my new suit. My co-pastor slipped me a note informing me of my gaffe mid-sermon but by then everyone knew that I was an idiot!

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Dear Pastor, Here are 5 things your youth leader wants (and needs) from you!

Long before I was full time with Dare 2 Share God blessed me with the privilege of being a church planter and preaching pastor. During this decade of local church ministry I was able to, not only lead a young man to Christ, but disciple him and watch him grow into the role of the full time youth pastor at our church. It was a joy to see a disciple make disciples who made disciples.

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10 signs you're about to get fired as the youth pastor

1.  You've ticked off the church treasurer...who is the sister-in-law to the head elder...who is brother to the pastor.

2.  You used the "pitched your tents" clip on Youth Sunday during your sermon and now a special meeting has been called.

3.  The pastor refers to you as the next ex-youth pastor in staff meeting.

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10 Reasons I'll always be a diehard Denver Broncos fan

1.  I'm from Denver and it's a thing here.

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10 reasons why I still believe in youth ministry (in spite of the haters)

I love youth ministry. I love youth leaders and teenagers. I love youth ministry and I believe that Jesus loves it too.

But, in a handful of cranky quarters, youth ministry is under fire. "UnBiblical!" they charge. "Ineffective!" they shout! These usually-angry-about-something-anyway haters wail and flail but ultimately they will fail. Why? Because youth ministry is needed now more than ever! 

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Greg Stier

About Me

Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.

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