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How To Rock the Youth Minister Work Week

Rock the Youth Minister Work Week

If I have learned anything over two decades of youth work within the church environment it is that that the church is one of the most unproductive places on earth.

Yes, I said it.

If you are a youth worker, think about your day today, or yesterday, while at the « Continue »

What Part of Youth Ministry is Actually Your Job?

Youth Ministry Job Description

A while back we talked up the need to set up some goals in our ministry. I was thinking about how many of us have a job description that actually reflects what are jobs are about? Chances are our job description was made up of a group of people who volunteer in the

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Survey: College Freshmen Distancing Themselves From Religion

College Students Faith

This year’s college freshmen are less concerned with their religious identity and more concerned about their future job prospects. Or at least that’s according to an annual survey, The American Freshman, released recently by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The survey included

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Building Your Volunteer Team

Building Your Youth Ministry Volunteer Team

There is a lot of things that I like about “Building Your (Youth) Volunteer Team”, a new release from Mark DeVries & Nate Stratman of Ministry Architects and the folks InterVarsity Press. Mark, as many may know has been around youth ministry for more years than many

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Setting Youth Ministry Goals

Setting Youth Ministry Goals | Youthworker Circuit Wesleyan Methodist Youth Ministry Resources

It’s the beginning of the year which is always a good time think about long term goals. What goals do you have for your ministry this year? This month? For the next 5 years? I am not a big mission statement person, those generally are too loaded or too vague

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Use UltraText to Promote Your Next Youth Event

Using UltraText for Youth Ministry Communication

Let’s face it, youth are not hanging out on Facebook anymore, so all that time we spend there is probably now just for the parents. But they are spending their time in their phones, texting and sending pictures to each other. So why not promote your next youth event with

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How to find & download the free new album from U2

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If you’re like me you were excited to hear that U2 had injected its new album into your iTunes, gratis. If you’re even more like me, you spent the better part of the last day or so trying to find the damn thing to download it. If you’re completely

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10 Tonight Show Youth Group Games

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Let’s face it, we are always looking for fun games to do with our youth groups. There seems to never be a point where we are not thinking about some game activity to get the group interacting, thinking, or boost the overall energy. So we were looking at one today’s

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3 Questions

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3 Questions is a program that we developed to help create honest dialogue between parents and kids. For some reason in a one-on-one setting there’s nothing harder for a kid to do than pose a point blank question to their parents. For parents, it’s hard to ask a kid a

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Youth Ministry Now

Youth Ministry Now | Theological Youth Ministry

Stumbled upon this series of youth ministry lectures at Yale Divinity School today. Some quality youth ministry thinking captured here. NOTE: It isn’t the biggest of deals, but you might want to skip past the introductions, if you’ve ever been to an academic keynote you will know that the proper

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Getting David vs Goliath Wrong

Malcolm Gladwell on getting wrong David and Goliath

Enjoyed this TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell as he shares his new understanding of the dynamics of David and Goliath meeting together. What does this do to change some of your thoughts about David and Goliath? Do you like Malcolm’s new lesson we can take away from the David &

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Saint Patrick Bad Analogies

Saint Patrick and Bad Analogies of the Trinity

Ever tried to explain The Trinity? Apparently Saint Patrick had problems with that as well. At least he had problems explaining with some common analogies. Enjoy!

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Standard United Methodist Youth Ministry

Standard Youth Ministry

See what I did there? I’ve gone on a bit here and other places grousing about the lack of a standard of youth ministry, particularly within the UMC. “Particularly” because I’m in the UMC, not because they’re worse than anybody else about it. It irritates the hell out of me.

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