Monthly Archives: November 2016

This one was very difficult for me to do. This year I started over with a new group of Freshmen. Their parents were very cordial and involved, in a healthy way. Several of them offered to send desserts or help...
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I keep these camp pictures on my mantle to remind me of the great youth ministry memories made while doing summer camp. On this Thanksgiving Day, that’s what I’m thankful for: Youth Ministry, getting to impact young lives for Christ,...
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Doug Fields tells youth workers that as youth workers we have earned a place in students’ lives to hold them accountable and live up to expectations. That’s not a direct quote, but expresses the idea of what he shares. I...
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I need to give a shout out to Stoked On Youth Ministry. I’ve been following them on Twitter for a while and like their resources. When you need a lesson or a game, go check them out. They “get it”....
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Saw this blog post over at DownLoadYouthMinistry.com by Justin Knowles. He wrote a brilliant post about why you may see youth staff not hanging out with students. Strategic youth workers will do what he does. I’m posting an excerpt from...
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The last few years God has been moving me in new directions. He’s been challenging my perspectives, priorities and approach to youth ministry. Yesterday a fellow youth worker, Kevin, gave me a movie to watch to see if I thought...
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Got asked a twist on an age-old question today. A student asked, “Since we are supposed to follow God and surrender our lives to God why do Christian men tell people to follow there dreams and to have the job...
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I’m very thankful and honored Doug Fields wrote the foreword to my newly released book, Volunteer Youth Ministry, A Roadmap For Effective Leadership. I’m sharing it here to help my readers know what to expect when they download this ebook....
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This is a follow up to my last post about meeting with the new small group leader my recent high school graduates have. Their new leader has the same passion I do for seeing the boys grow spiritually. We even...
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Got a text message this morning that really made my day. My small group boys from last year are now in a college-age small group. Their leader contacted me today to meet up to talk about them. I love this...
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