Posts tagged with: youth ministry

I remember the day I got a postcard in the mail about a youth ministry conference. It was from Youth Specialties. I didn’t know such a thing existed for youth workers. I was skeptical, but intrigued. This was before the...
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This week is Spring Break for my student. Last week our Life Group boys asked us to plan a fun day for them. Something super cool and rare happened. Only 1 kid showed up. In a youth pastor Facebook group...
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Dear Youth Pastors, I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Isn’t that an awesome and encouraging way to start a blog post? But seriously, there something I see a lot in relation to summer camps and retreats. It’s the...
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This is a picture of me with my boys at our Christmas party a couple of months ago. Seems like it was over a year ago. Although I had been a leader for many of them at camps, being their...
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I asked Jordan Bressler to share about his experience as a missionary to New Zealand. I also asked him to share a link at the bottom for how readers can support him. Jordan was an all star student and I’m...
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There is a lot of theological controversy surrounding the new film “The Shack” and whether you agree with what’s being said or not, I’d like to take a few minutes to give you some tips on talking to your students...
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I teach Life Group in my home. I want the group to become like family and feel welcome in my living room. One way I accomplish this goal is giving them wall space among my family pictures. Where ever you meet...
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(Sir Richard Branson, Billionaire owner of Virgin Airlines, among other things, poses with a sleeping airline employee) When I see a funny picture like this online, I don’t stop at just thinking, “that’s a funny picture.” I think, I need...
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I often get asked about the most important ways to be successful when you are a small group leader of students. At the top of my list is building community (I’ll blog about that another time) and the other way...
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Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that leaves most singles feeling left out, frustrated, disappointed in themselves, and a wave of other emotions. It’s easy to see this in adults as they throw “Singles Awareness” parties, or...
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