Monthly Archives: January 2017

I just finished my morning devotions, or did I just finish lesson prep? Being a youth worker, it’s so hard to have my quiet time with God and not turn it into lesson prep for my Life Group students. If...
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I will never forget December of my freshmen year of high school. I grew up in a Christian home and attended church every weekend and midweek every Wednesday night. However, as a teen I never enjoyed it. This is the story...
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As volunteer youth workers, we do our ministries a favor when we bring new ideas to the table. The caution here is to not expect our ideas to be adopted. However, if we don’t offer them, the ministry for sure...
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Last night while I was teaching my life group, I asked my boys a question and got absolutely no response. It was a pretty basic question. No response. The section of the lesson was about reaching out to people around us...
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Today we started what will become a huge resource for youth workers. You can now download small group curriculum from the VYM Store. This is one more step toward realizing the vision of VolunteerYouthMinistry.com – Helping leaders be more effective. All...
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A youth ministry friend of mine sent this text message to me today: Hi Dennis I have a teen that’s asking me if there is a better order to read the Bible cover to cover and I wondered if you...
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Repetition and caring builds positive memories. In their adult years, I want my Life Group students to look back on good times they had in high school and remember Life Group. One of the positive memories I create each year...
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We at VYM stacked hands on our vision today. It’s all about the conversation of the community and we want you to be part of it. As a group of volunteers, we’ve benefitted from sharing with each other what we’ve...
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