6 Tips to Manage Conflict with Students

“I’m going to need you to go sit with them again,” I whispered into the ear of one of my adult volunteers as I walked up to the stage to do the weekly announcements. For what felt like the millionth time, I watched as a handful of my high school students goofed off, picked on the middle school kids, and ...

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7 Ways to Start Well

Greetings in the Name of Christ Jesus! I am so glad to be writing all of you today and I hope you all are doing well in youth ministry wherever you are. It’s another year for all of us in ministry wherever we are and wherever we find ourselves. There are always people somewhere in the world that are starting ...

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Sacred Rest for a Weary World

Have you ever noticed that rhythm is a sign of life? You know, there’s an old, old poem – a song really – that tells of this ancient rhythm. It goes like this… In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.           And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And there was evening, and there ...

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Science for Youth Ministry discount code for The Summit

Science for Youth Ministry - The Summit

Science for Youth Ministry is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 gathering for The Summit, a youthworker event created by The Youth Cartel. We’re giving you a discount code good for $25 off of registration, so stay with us to the bottom of the post! The Summit is unique among youth ministry events – rather than a typical ...

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A Practical Look – Being Practically Preventible

  Grace. It’s a core part of who we are as United Methodists and personally as followers of Jesus Christ. As we begin to look at what it means to teach about Prevenient Grace in our youth ministries let’s look at what it says in our Book of Discipline. Prevenient Grace – We acknowledge God’s prevenient grace, the divine love that ...

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SPARK Youth Ministry Conference January 8-15, 2016 in Dallas, Texas

I am very excited to announce that the Youthworker Movement team in partnership with Southwestern College, The Institute for Discipleship, Be A Disciple, The Center for Youth Ministry Excellence, Youthworker Circuit, CircuitWriter Media LLC, MethoBlog, Duke Divinity School, Kessler Park UMC, and The Foundation For Ministry Excellence; is launching a brand new affordable Youth Ministry Conference in Dallas, Texas which ...

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5 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Fired Today

Sure Ways to Get Fired Today

We all know the obvious great ideas to get fired like complete moral failure and violence to students, but if you aren’t quite ready to go to jail, here are some other great ways to loose your job! Dress and act like a kid – When the church hired you, they were hiring an adult to run a youth program.  ...

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Where Is Your Pen?

Writing Letters as a Critical Practice to Youth Ministry

A number of years ago I began a practice during Lent to write 5 letters a day. Yes, writing letters.. Sounds crazy doesn’t it. If you want to put some stock into the youth ministry that you oversee then I’d suggest you dust off one of those pens (you know, the freebie ones that you got at the last youth ...

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