Ministry to Young Women Is Not A “Check Your Brains at the Door” Endeavor

Ministry to Young Women Is Not A “Check Your Brains at the Door” Endeavor

Bible Teaching
Marginalized
Women in Ministry
Preparing Christian Children for the Transgender Moment

Preparing Christian Children for the Transgender Moment

Boys
Gender and Sexuality
Girls
Image of God
Youth Ministry Can’t Keep Focusing on the Wrong Numbers

Youth Ministry Can’t Keep Focusing on the Wrong Numbers

Bible Teaching
Discipleship
Gospel-Centered
Practical Ministry Tools
Small Groups
Parents, Just Turn Off the News (Responsibly)

Parents, Just Turn Off the News (Responsibly)

Leadership
Social Media
What Do We Tell Our Children About the Storming of the Capitol?

What Do We Tell Our Children About the Storming of the Capitol?

Politics
Rooted’s Most Read: The Hard Truth Every Youth Pastor Must Accept About Covid-19

Rooted’s Most Read: The Hard Truth Every Youth Pastor Must Accept About Covid-19

COVID
Leadership
Relational Discipleship
Rooted’s Most Read: The Ethical Lesson for the Young in the Corona-Crisis

Rooted’s Most Read: The Ethical Lesson for the Young in the Corona-Crisis

Gospel-Centered
Justice
Law
Moralism
Obedience
Our Humble Ask

Our Humble Ask

Cameron Cole on the Value of Pain and Suffering- Rooted 2020

Cameron Cole on the Value of Pain and Suffering- Rooted 2020

Isaiah
Rooted 2020
Suffering
The Hard Truth Every Youth Pastor Must Accept about COVID-19

The Hard Truth Every Youth Pastor Must Accept about COVID-19

Leadership
Relational Discipleship
Don’t Forget This Key Ingredient for Youth Ministry Talks

Don’t Forget This Key Ingredient for Youth Ministry Talks

Bible Teaching
Teaching
Leading Kids to Authentic Growth in Matters of Race

Leading Kids to Authentic Growth in Matters of Race

Grace
Law
Race
Sin
Gospel Centrality in the Time of Covid-19

Gospel Centrality in the Time of Covid-19

Five Pillars
Gospel-Centered
Theology
Five Ways Parents Can Stay Sane During the Corona-Crisis

Five Ways Parents Can Stay Sane During the Corona-Crisis

COVID
Parenting
Relationships
Therefore I Have Hope- A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part Three

Therefore I Have Hope- A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part Three

Grief
Heaven
Joy
Serve
Suffering
Therefore I Have Hope: A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part Two

Therefore I Have Hope: A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part Two

Character of God
Doubt
Grief
Hope
Relationships
Sin
Suffering
The Ethical Lesson for the Young in the Corona-Crisis

The Ethical Lesson for the Young in the Corona-Crisis

Justice
Law
Moralism
Obedience
Therefore I Have Hope- A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part One

Therefore I Have Hope- A Video Devotion Series with Cameron Cole, Part One

Gospel-Centered
Grace
Grief
Hope
Resurrection
Youth Leader, What’s In Their Suitcase During This Crisis?

Youth Leader, What’s In Their Suitcase During This Crisis?

The Unique Ministry Opportunity in the Coronavirus Tragedy

The Unique Ministry Opportunity in the Coronavirus Tragedy

Death
Technology
First Books of the Bible for Young Christians to Read

First Books of the Bible for Young Christians to Read

Bible Teaching
Scripture
Teaching
Rooted’s Most Read 2019: Four Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Rooted’s Most Read 2019: Four Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Culture
Parenting
Social Media
Technology
Teenagers
Rooted’s Most Read 2019: Hope Amidst College Admissions Insanity

Rooted’s Most Read 2019: Hope Amidst College Admissions Insanity

Anxiety
College
Idolatry
Parenting
Sacrifice
Rescued By the Good Shepherd: Day Fourteen, 2019 Christmas Devotional for Students

Rescued By the Good Shepherd: Day Fourteen, 2019 Christmas Devotional for Students

Christmas
Ezekiel
Promises of God
Prophecy
HTH: Dr. Greg Lanier’s Redemptive-Historical Bible Reading Plan

HTH: Dr. Greg Lanier’s Redemptive-Historical Bible Reading Plan

Bible Teaching
Rooted 2019
Rooted Conference
How Law and Grace (Blissfully) Inform My Fathering a Daughter

How Law and Grace (Blissfully) Inform My Fathering a Daughter

Fathers
Girls
Grace
Law
Relational Discipleship
HTH: 9 Important Insights About Generation Z

HTH: 9 Important Insights About Generation Z

Gen Z
The Narrative of Hope

The Narrative of Hope

Grief
Hope
Suffering
Hope Amidst College Admissions Insanity

Hope Amidst College Admissions Insanity

Anxiety
College
Idolatry
Parenting
Sacrifice
Four Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Four Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

Culture
Parenting
Social Media
Technology
Teenagers
HTH: Six Lies that Pornography Teaches Kids

HTH: Six Lies that Pornography Teaches Kids

Pornography
A Basic Strategy for Pastoring to Kids in Tragedy: Four Tips

A Basic Strategy for Pastoring to Kids in Tragedy: Four Tips

Grief
Relational Discipleship
Suffering
Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group?

Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group?

Anxiety
Depression
Grace
Mental Health
A Letter to Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

A Letter to Teenagers Beginning Sorority Recruitment

College
Culture
Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Youth Ministry’s Historical Temptation to Compromise on Biblical Truth

Culture
Youth Ministry
Five Easy Ways Churches Can Transition Kids to College

Five Easy Ways Churches Can Transition Kids to College

College
Five Lessons about Justice, Race, and the Gospel from MLK50 in Memphis

Five Lessons about Justice, Race, and the Gospel from MLK50 in Memphis

Current Events
Injustice
Justice
Race
Reconciliation
Grace Changes Everything

Grace Changes Everything

Evangelism
Grace
Humility
Gender Warriors Aren’t Helping Kids (But the Church Hasn’t Helped Much Either)

Gender Warriors Aren’t Helping Kids (But the Church Hasn’t Helped Much Either)

Church
Current Events
Gender and Sexuality
HTH: Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Thrive as Adults

HTH: Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Thrive as Adults

HTH: Teaching Christ in All of Scripture

HTH: Teaching Christ in All of Scripture

Preaching
Scripture
We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Reformation
Youth Ministry
The Number One Lie the World Tells Our Kids Today

The Number One Lie the World Tells Our Kids Today

Culture
Worldview
Roy Moore and Misrepresentation of Biblical Christianity

Roy Moore and Misrepresentation of Biblical Christianity

Culture
Politics
The Best Gift We’ve Ever Received

The Best Gift We’ve Ever Received

The Flawed History of Youth Ministry in Less than 400 Words

The Flawed History of Youth Ministry in Less than 400 Words

Youth Ministry
The Number One Predictor of Whether a Teenager Will Attend Church as an Adult

The Number One Predictor of Whether a Teenager Will Attend Church as an Adult

Avoidable Tragedy

Avoidable Tragedy

Flip the Statistic

Flip the Statistic

Rooted: Please Pardon Our Progress

Rooted: Please Pardon Our Progress

We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Reformation
Youth Ministry
HTH: Cheap Sex and the Decline of Marriage

HTH: Cheap Sex and the Decline of Marriage

Theology of the Cross vs. Glory: How We Theologically Misunderstand Our Kids (Rooted 2017 Workshop Preview)

Theology of the Cross vs. Glory: How We Theologically Misunderstand Our Kids (Rooted 2017 Workshop Preview)

Rooted 2017
Theology
Five Truths We Must Tell Our Kids in a World of Political Chaos and Madness

Five Truths We Must Tell Our Kids in a World of Political Chaos and Madness

Culture
Politics
Mystery and Lament: When It Looks Like Your Child’s Life is Falling Apart (Rooted Parent Repeat)

Mystery and Lament: When It Looks Like Your Child’s Life is Falling Apart (Rooted Parent Repeat)

Faith
Parenting
HTH: The Excuses We Make to Avoid Evangelizing

HTH: The Excuses We Make to Avoid Evangelizing

Part Two: Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

Part Two: Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

Culture
Worldview
The Number One Lie the World Tells Our Kids Today

The Number One Lie the World Tells Our Kids Today

Culture
Worldview
HTH: The Apostate’s Creed

HTH: The Apostate’s Creed

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel: A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

Making Sure Kids Know the Gospel: A Gospel Catechism for Teenagers

Discipleship
Hope this Helps: Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?

Hope this Helps: Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?

Hope this Helps: How Smartphones and Social Media are Changing Christianity

Hope this Helps: How Smartphones and Social Media are Changing Christianity

Technology
Practically Speaking: Message-Length and Different Age Groups

Practically Speaking: Message-Length and Different Age Groups

Youth Ministry
Hope this Helps: Praying for Unreached People Groups

Hope this Helps: Praying for Unreached People Groups

Prayer
Mystery and Lament: When It Looks Like Your Child’s Life is Falling Apart (Rooted Parent)

Mystery and Lament: When It Looks Like Your Child’s Life is Falling Apart (Rooted Parent)

Parenting
Hope this Helps: The Best Commentaries for Every Book of the Bible

Hope this Helps: The Best Commentaries for Every Book of the Bible

Four Signs Your Message Has a “Sticky Gospel”

Four Signs Your Message Has a “Sticky Gospel”

Gospel-Centered
Youth Ministry
Hope this Helps: 10 Things You Should Know about Union with Christ

Hope this Helps: 10 Things You Should Know about Union with Christ

The Gospel is About a Parent and a Child

The Gospel is About a Parent and a Child

Parenting
Why Should We Stress Grace in Youth Ministry?

Why Should We Stress Grace in Youth Ministry?

Gospel-Centered
Grace
Youth Ministry
Leading Children Toward Peace in a Boiling Pot of Violence, Hate, and Hostility

Leading Children Toward Peace in a Boiling Pot of Violence, Hate, and Hostility

Hope this Helps: The Problem of Youth Pastor Turnover

Hope this Helps: The Problem of Youth Pastor Turnover

How “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide” Came to Be

How “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide” Came to Be

Gospel-Centered
Youth Ministry
Hope this Helps: ‘Screenagers’

Hope this Helps: ‘Screenagers’

Social Media
Technology
HTH: Why Kids Today Are Out of Shape, Disrespectful, and In Charge

HTH: Why Kids Today Are Out of Shape, Disrespectful, and In Charge

Parenting
Hope this Helps: Call Your Former Students

Hope this Helps: Call Your Former Students

Thanksgiving for Rooted

Thanksgiving for Rooted

Cameron Cole: Good News for People Pleasers
Podcast

Cameron Cole: Good News for People Pleasers

Rooted Youth Ministry
HTH: How Parents Might be Teaching the Prosperity Gospel

HTH: How Parents Might be Teaching the Prosperity Gospel

HTH: Post-Youth Ministry Retention Rates

HTH: Post-Youth Ministry Retention Rates

Hey Kids, You’re Being Lied to About Sex

Hey Kids, You’re Being Lied to About Sex

Sex
HTH: What We Can Learn About Community & Loneliness from PTSD

HTH: What We Can Learn About Community & Loneliness from PTSD

HTH: The NFL Team that is Solving Millennials

HTH: The NFL Team that is Solving Millennials

HTH: The Devotional I Give Graduates

HTH: The Devotional I Give Graduates

HTH: God’s Inefficiency

HTH: God’s Inefficiency

Rooted 2015: Pursuing the Ultimate Youth Ministry Conference

Rooted 2015: Pursuing the Ultimate Youth Ministry Conference

Rooted 2015
HTH: Is Christianity a Religion of Losers?

HTH: Is Christianity a Religion of Losers?

Church
Three Students I’m Always Speaking To

Three Students I’m Always Speaking To

Teaching
The Stars of Rooted

The Stars of Rooted

Rooted 2014
It’s Time To Bench Virginity Pledges

It’s Time To Bench Virginity Pledges

Sex
HTH: Prolonged Adolescence

HTH: Prolonged Adolescence

HTH: Teen Doubt Study

HTH: Teen Doubt Study

HTH: Ed Stetzer on Youth Who “Drop Out” of the Church

HTH: Ed Stetzer on Youth Who “Drop Out” of the Church

Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group?

Where Will Weary Teenagers Find Rest, If Not at Youth Group?

Anxiety
HTH: Tenth Avenue North Testimony

HTH: Tenth Avenue North Testimony

HTH: The Problem with Rich Kids

HTH: The Problem with Rich Kids

Hail Mary, Blessed Art Thou Among Skeptics

Hail Mary, Blessed Art Thou Among Skeptics

Christmas
Rooted2014 Audio: Cameron Cole on Hope for the Hopeless

Rooted2014 Audio: Cameron Cole on Hope for the Hopeless

Rooted 2014
HTH: Take Me to Church

HTH: Take Me to Church

Hope This Helps: Vulnerability and Relationship

Hope This Helps: Vulnerability and Relationship

HTH: Online Commentary

HTH: Online Commentary

Addressing Youth’s Questions About Biblical Inconsistency

Addressing Youth’s Questions About Biblical Inconsistency

Books to Teach in Jr. High Youth Ministry: Mark

Books to Teach in Jr. High Youth Ministry: Mark

School
Best of Rooted: Preaching NOW for Instant Gratification Generation

Best of Rooted: Preaching NOW for Instant Gratification Generation

How Youth Ministry Can Change the World

How Youth Ministry Can Change the World

Gospel-Centered
New to Youth Ministry
Resources
Love is Really Stinkin’ Hard

Love is Really Stinkin’ Hard

Missions
Three Books This Youth Minister Reads Every Year

Three Books This Youth Minister Reads Every Year

Resources
What We’re Saying When We Don’t Mention the Gospel

What We’re Saying When We Don’t Mention the Gospel

Suffering
Busy All the Time: Part 3: Five Practical Steps for Parents in Resisting Over-Scheduling

Busy All the Time: Part 3: Five Practical Steps for Parents in Resisting Over-Scheduling

Heart
Time
Busy All the Time: Part 1: The Fallout from Over-Programming Children

Busy All the Time: Part 1: The Fallout from Over-Programming Children

Heart
Time
Rooted 2013 Audio: Cameron Cole- “Johnny Manziel, Martin Luther, and the Goodness of Badness”

Rooted 2013 Audio: Cameron Cole- “Johnny Manziel, Martin Luther, and the Goodness of Badness”

Contact Work, Teens, and the Expectation of Condemnation

Youth Group Culture
Youth Ministry
The Courage to Do Youth Ministry with Integrity

The Courage to Do Youth Ministry with Integrity

Youth Ministry
Rooted 2013 Recall

Rooted 2013 Recall

Rooted 2013
Comfort Idols and the Difference Between Productivity and Activity

Comfort Idols and the Difference Between Productivity and Activity

Idolatry
Youth Ministry
Rooted 2013: One Week to Register

Rooted 2013: One Week to Register

Rooted 2013
Titles for Rooted 2013 Talks Released

Titles for Rooted 2013 Talks Released

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: Atlanta Area Discount

Rooted 2013: Atlanta Area Discount

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: What Are Your Teenagers Feeling?

Rooted 2013: What Are Your Teenagers Feeling?

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: How Is Youth Ministry Done at Redeemer Presbyterian

Rooted 2013: How Is Youth Ministry Done at Redeemer Presbyterian

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: Ministry During Shattered Glass Moments

Rooted 2013: Ministry During Shattered Glass Moments

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: A Unique, Chill Conference

Rooted 2013: A Unique, Chill Conference

Rooted 2013
Rooted 2013: Price Increases on Sunday

Rooted 2013: Price Increases on Sunday

Rooted 2013
What I Learned From the Boston Bombing

What I Learned From the Boston Bombing

Current Events
Evangelism
Prayer
Rooted: What Are We All About?

Rooted: What Are We All About?

Discipleship
Gospel-Centered
Missions
Relationships
Youth Ministry
Fear, Patience, and Prayer in Discipling Kids

Fear, Patience, and Prayer in Discipling Kids

Discipleship
Fear
Patience
Prayer
Sovereignty
The World’s Half-Truths for Teens Pt.5: “I Am Generally Good”

The World’s Half-Truths for Teens Pt.5: “I Am Generally Good”

Comparison
Half Truths
Righteousness
Sin
Why Kids Abandon the Church (audio)

Why Kids Abandon the Church (audio)

Discipleship
Grace
Resisting the Urge to Do Cutting Edge Youth Ministry

Resisting the Urge to Do Cutting Edge Youth Ministry

Holy Spirit
Prayer
Scripture
Worship
Youth Ministry
What Are Youth Ministries For: Pt.3-The Overhaul of Belief System

What Are Youth Ministries For: Pt.3-The Overhaul of Belief System

Core Beliefs
Discipleship
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Preaching
Revelation
Teaching
Worldview
Youth Ministry
Ministry Across America: American South

Ministry Across America: American South

Core Beliefs
Culture
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Politics
Youth Ministry

Comforting Words for New Youth Ministers – Part 5: Where Your Credibility Comes From

Holy Spirit
New to Youth Ministry
Patience
Righteousness
Where We Need to Point Kids After the Presidential Election

Where We Need to Point Kids After the Presidential Election

Injustice
Jesus
Politics
Sovereignty

2012 Rooted Conference Recordings: Cameron Cole

Rooted 2012

Youth Groups in the Digital Age, Part 2

Social Media
Technology
Youth Group Culture

We Can Do Better Than “God Loves You”

Love
Preaching
Teaching

Why Theology and Youth Ministry Seldom Mix

Theology
Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry’s Tendency Toward Legalism

Law
Preaching
Sanctification
Teaching

The Magic Bullet

Gospel-Centered
Rooted 2012

Using the Kardashian Trainwreck to Teach Teens About Marraige

Humility
Love
Marriage
Satisfaction

The Busy Youth Minister: Theology = Methodology

Grace
Leadership
Performance
Practical Ministry Tools
Prayer

A Response to “The Poison of Law and Shame”

Grace
Law
Righteousness
Shame
Sin

The Poison of Law and Shame: Merciful Responses to Teens and Sexual Sin

Addiction
Gender and Sexuality
Grace
Law
Mercy
Performance
Sex
Shame
Sin
God Gave You Sex!

God Gave You Sex!

Gender and Sexuality
Jesus
Love
Marriage
Partnering with Parents
Relationships
Sex
Singleness
Teaching
Tough Stuff: Total Depravity

Tough Stuff: Total Depravity

Grace
Sin
Teaching
Theology
Gospel of John: The Best Text for Instant Gratification Generation

Gospel of John: The Best Text for Instant Gratification Generation

Heaven
Jesus
John
Teaching
Youth Group Culture

Contact Work: Youth Minister As Presence of Judgment

Grace
Relationships
Shame
Youth Ministry

A Liberal Scholar Who “Gets It” Better than Most

Discipleship
Faith
Humility
Jesus
Answering the Question, “What Can I Do?”

Answering the Question, “What Can I Do?”

Faith
Holiness
Preaching
Repentance
Sanctification
Sanctification: Starting from Higher Ground

Sanctification: Starting from Higher Ground

Gospel-Centered
Grace
Holiness
Identity
Sin
Underaged Drinking: Just Say YES! (Sort Of)

Underaged Drinking: Just Say YES! (Sort Of)

Drugs and Alcohol
Friendship
Gospel-Centered
Law
Temptation
Preaching NOW for Instant Gratification Generation

Preaching NOW for Instant Gratification Generation

Freedom
Heaven
Teaching
Technology

What Is Grace-Driven Ministry? What Is Law-Driven Ministry?

Discipleship
Gospel-Centered
Grace
Law
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism
Performance
Teaching

Why Most Teen Devotionals Stink!

Devotional