Monthly Archives: November 2014

I’ve used this a couple of times with pretty good results. “You’re not in trouble, but…” is the perfect medium I’ve found between the lands of Knuckleheadville and You’reawesomeistan. When student isn’t really being “bad”, you just need him to...
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The real reason I do youth ministry is for the stuff I inherit when my boys forget to take their stuff home. 🙂...
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First off: Never say the word ATTITUDE to students if you want to them to hear anything you would say following the word attitude. That word is more like a weapon than a tool. A student is coming to help...
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Here are a few tips I’ve learned by counseling students with their parents: – Don’t be available at a moment’s notice. If you can delay the appointment for at least a few hours after the explosive argument, they’ll have a...
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To raise up a crop of believing servants, youth workers must: – Watch for potential: You can’t mentor every student. Look for the ones who are open to being molded, eager to serve, and are, on some level, dedicated to...
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I’m kind of kicking myself this morning. I’m in Dallas visiting family. The other day I noticed President Bush would be signing books at Barnes & Noble. I was there early, but didn’t get a ticket because I was in...
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I don’t blog often enough about my own spiritual journey. This weekend has been a time when God has especially called me into fellowship with him through worship, though. That sounds very churchy… “called me into fellowship with him through...
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We used our host home for several years. During that time, I estimate hundreds of students have attended small group there. All of us have made connections with God there and had our lives improved in various ways. In a...
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1. iPray. It’s a closed group that students have to request to join. They can post what they need prayer for and pray for each other. 2. Groups. Before or after almost every event there seems to be a group...
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I will repost some of my more popular posts I’m able to recover from before this blog had the hacker attack. This one is kind of funny, but also has some wisdom that will make help you handle difficult situations...
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