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Moving Forward

Those of us in the United Methodist church have had a hard couple of weeks. In the last week of February delegates traveled from all over the world to meet in St. Louis for a special session of General Conference to decide the church’s stance on LGBTQ+ ordination and marriage. If you have paid any… Continue reading Moving Forward

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Hello…Who’s That Calling?

In this podcast, we talk about our own calling, and how to incorporate the terminology and understanding into our young people’s ministries.  I believe God has a purpose for each one of us. Our job is to search for that purpose. This includes our profession, but also just our daily lives, “What is it I… Continue reading Hello…Who’s That Calling?

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Drop Your Canoes!

Some of the most profound quotes come in the beginning of the book, “Canoeing the Mountains” by Tod Bolsinger.  He shares this from page 32, “Steve Yamaguchi, dean of students at Fuller Theological Seminary, says that when his spiritual director took a flying lesson, he asked the instructor why they use flight simulators so much. … Continue reading Drop Your Canoes!

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Don’t Be a Lone Ranger

One of the hardest parts of youth ministry is finding enough volunteers.  I don’t care how big your church is, or how many teens are connected to the ministry, EVERYONE is in need of more help!  If you are at the end of your rope, wondering where to look for another warm body, believe me,… Continue reading Don’t Be a Lone Ranger

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Do all the good you can…

Mission trips have become a staple for many youth ministries.  All school year is spent raising money for the trip. Youth leaders spend time recruiting enough adult volunteers with the right skills.  Vans are rented. Then the time comes for everyone to pile in for the selected destination to do God’s work for a week. … Continue reading Do all the good you can…

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Daring to Empower Teens with Compassionate Leadership Skills

The biggest impact we can have on young people in our communities is through teaching those in our fold leadership development skills.  If we spend our time teaching our young Christian friends how to influence others, our efforts to spread the Gospel will multiply.  As our country slowly lowers the expectations of our leaders, it… Continue reading Daring to Empower Teens with Compassionate Leadership Skills