Posts filed under: Training

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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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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Saw this post over at Cory Lebovitz’s Blog about building a great volunteer youth ministry team. He’s got some tips that all youth ministries would do well to implement. I’m going to post a small snippet below. Head over to...
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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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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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