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This week ends our summer series on Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork.  Our hope is … [Read More...]

This week ends our summer series on Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork.  Our hope is … [Read More...]

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It does happen from time to time. We all know the double work that occurs before you take time … [Read More...]

In prior weeks we have focused on the first seven principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, … [Read More...]

This week ends our summer series on Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork.  Our hope is … [Read More...]

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I know, that does sound awesome. I was having a planning meeting with my youth a few weeks ahead … [Read More...]

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Life-sized Chutes & Ladders

I know, that does sound awesome. I was having a planning meeting with my youth a few weeks ahead of our back-to-school party. I don't remember what I said that was misheard, but … [Read More...]

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Faith vs. Doubt vs. Wonder

So last spring I led a breakout session titled "Faith vs. Doubt vs. Wonder" at Faith Forward, a terrific new children & youth ministry conference in Nashville, TN. There are … [Read More...]

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why youth ministry is broken.

It's short: hardly anybody knows how to care for a youth from 6th grade to 12th grade. From there, obviously, it gets complicated. I came to that realization last year as my own … [Read More...]

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7 Slow Ways To Listen Well

With all the recent talk in the United Methodist Church about splits and schism I am reminded why a primary skill in Youth Ministry is the well-honed ability to truly listen to … [Read More...]

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I'm on an youth trip, a middle school missions shindig at Camp Lookout, a Holston Conference UMC camp in Rising Fawn, GA. I love going on trips with several other churches, partly … [Read More...]

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The End of Youth Ministry

OK I know that sounds a little dramatic.  Let me start Micro and move towards Meta.  I also really want your input, so this is a conversation starter.  Here it goes: Well for about two weeks now I have become the acting … [Read More...]