Leadership

Erin Sloan Jackson Named New National Director for Community and Care

It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of Erin Sloan Jackson to the Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (home of The Youthworker Movement) as our new National Director for Community and Care. Erin and I have crossed paths a number of times sharing in Youthwork together over the last decade.  What I appreciate about Erin is her ...

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Who is Pouring In to You?

Who is pouring into you… I am in fellowship each month with a group of local Youth Pastors. The group’s goal is to support, encourage, and share life together. I cannot describe how uplifting it is to be together with the community! When we gathered this month, we spent the time sharing stories of how we witnessed God working this summer. One by ...

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Unity in Diversity

“What we have most in common is not religion but humanity.” (An Altar in the World, Taylor; p. 102) Recently, my family and I moved to Evanston, IL so that I could pursue my PhD at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. As we explored Evanston, I was so excited to see all of the options of delightful restaurants in the area. ...

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7 Choices You Can Make To Keep From Losing Yourself in Youth Ministry

I had a reality check six months ago while sitting in a volunteer training seminar. Our instructor suggested that youth ministry volunteers focus on their hobbies and figure out creative ways to get the youth to participate too (a youth flyfishing expedition? Why not?) He had us start with a list of our hobbies… and I realized that I didn’t ...

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When He had hair He was Working on This!!

I’ve known Hank Hilliard since 1995 when I was doing short term missions work and he brought his youth group to our camp. Back then we were both much younger and we both had a full head of hair. Well, I still do have a full head of hair, can’t say the same for Hank. But since then Hank has ...

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