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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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A Parent’s Perspective

Youth Pastors say the most difficult part of the job is managing ministry with the lives of busy families.  But we want nothing more than to support parents during the teen years.  On today’s podcast we talk with a mom of 4 young adults that grew up in church and youth group.  She shares why… Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective

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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

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Kavanaugh Hearing Sparks Critical Teaching Points for Teens

Decency~Respect~Dignity: Talking Points around the Supreme Juridical Confirmation Hearing Introduction: This confirmation hearing has been just one more thing that separates our country.  In an effort to show our young people that even if we disagree on issues, we can find common ground somewhere and walk away from discussions agreeing to disagree, still respecting and speaking… Continue reading Kavanaugh Hearing Sparks Critical Teaching Points for Teens

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Reaching Teens Who Are Crammed For Time

It doesn’t matter the size church , those who serve in youth ministry all share the same problem: teens are too busy for church!  It is so hard to figure out what day of the week is best for the students in your youth group because they have practice EVERY day of the week.  Sunday… Continue reading Reaching Teens Who Are Crammed For Time

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Life After Youth Group. Two YA perspectives.

Earlier this summer I had one of my past “youth group kids” reach out to me.  This person is no longer a kid, but an adult with a family and a career.  We have kept track of each other on social media, but haven’t actually spoken in 16 years.  She was going through some tough… Continue reading Life After Youth Group. Two YA perspectives.