I’ve heard people say to be the student of just one book. The idea is to find an author or a few authors who you feel challenged by and try to master the message they teach, rather than chasing after...
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First of all, I believe one of the best leaders of all time was Jesus. Shocker right? But I believe it. His ability to lead in the time he was here on earth and the lasting effect He had is...
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The other day I was reading through Matthew Chapter 4 and at the same time I was trying to think of a blog post for my first posting on Volunteer Youth Ministry. Matthew Chapter 4 talks about the start of...
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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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