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.
Great talk by Rodger Nishioka on “Essential Strategies for the Practice of Youth Ministry”. He does some ‘group work’ conversations so be prepared to scan ahead. Or you could even prep for his activities and watch this talk with your leadership team doing the activities.. Okay, you’ll be like me
Many times you hear of the need to bridge the youth with the older adults of the church to build the community of faith. We have heard the warnings of having a solo youth ministry that is not ingrained in the church becoming a ‘one eared mickey mouse’ detached from
Had a chance back in the fall to stick my head in and out of this Wesleyan Leadership Conference. I would have attended fully had it not been for a DevoZine planning ‘retreat.’ The conversations were great between the attendees and led to some really great work. The keynote speaker
I love unique & challenging youth ministry experiences. So this quickly caught my eye and had me quickly digesting the goodness. My pastor friend and fellow youth worker Andy Stoker just put together a new website and one of his first postings he is sharing a cool 20 page Confirmation
Finding out about all the cool things that youth do is a really encouraging moment for me. I have had the privilege of helping some of our youth do homeless benefit concerts, plug in with immigrant communities, taking on global issues (such as malaria), and serving in elderly care. The