Administration

11 Things It Is Still Not Too Late To Do

If you are feeling the need to take a deep breath in Youth Ministry right now, please do.  Most likely you have been moving at a fanatical pace as you re-launch Sunday school, Bible study, youth group and any other activities for the new school based year.  After 25 years in Youth Ministry, I always realize (about now) that I ...

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The Power of Gratitude

I was one of those rare youth workers who early on was taken under the wing of a veteran youth worker.  Of the many things Les taught me, the power of gratitude is one that has stuck with me and helped me become a better youth worker. One of the realities of our ministry world is that we can’t do ...

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150+ Youth Ministry Logos [FREE]

I am sure everyone is just like me, when the college football games are not the nail biters you are used to you sit down at your computer and start making logos and graphics for youth ministry. What? I’m the only weirdo that does that stuff?.. Not buying that. So this was my weekend. I sat and watched football with ...

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You have 30 Seconds (Maybe Less). Go!!

You know the scenes. Especially this time of year as new youth and parents are considering joining in with the youth ministry of the church. New families have moved to town to coincide with the start of a new school calendar. You now have a need for a few new youth leaders to volunteer within the ministry. Trouble is, you ...

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What the Church Can Learn From Kickstarter

Do you know about Kickstarter? Maybe you’ve heard your kids talk about it or seen it on the news.  It’s been around a while but is quickly gaining popularity. Check out this description from Kickstarter’s website at www.kickstarter.com “At this very second, thousands of people are checking out projects on Kickstarter. They’re rallying around their friends’ ideas, backing projects from ...

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Rocking Your Ministry Resume

Churches are smart. They realize that the possibilities of hiring a youth pastor (or even getting one on the phone) during the summer are slim to none, and hold off posting their jobs and interviewing candidates until the fall. Which means that for those of you in the market for jobs (hopefully not because of a tragic bobbing for pickles ...

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Youth Ministry 101 – Enroll Now for Next Week’s Class

 Youth Ministry 101 — June 4-15, 2012 — $50.00   Brought to you through our partnership with the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College (a United Methodist institution in Winfield, KS), Youth Ministry 101 offers the basics of youth ministry covering topics such as: the role of the youth minister youth culture administration Christian education with youth volunteers games and more The ...

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What to do with Graduating Seniors?

ME: We would like for us to recognize our seniors in service as graduating youth. PASTOR: That’s great, how would you like to do that? ME: We would want to recognize our two youth in our second service and give them a gift that we set aside budget money for to get. PASTOR: I love it. What do we do ...

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