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Write for the Youthworker Movement

  Make all of your dreams come true! Or one of them, provided that dinner didn’t sit well and you were tossing and turning all night wishing you could mouth off about your opinions about Wesleyan youth ministry. That dream, my friend, is right around the corner. We are deeply interested in developing Wesleyan voices in youth ministry content. If ...

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Introducing Community and Care Groups for Youth Worker Movement Members

Update:  Want to get involved on the ground floor of transforming youth ministry?  Realizing that you need a supportive network of fellow youthworkers in your corner?   Now is the perfect time to commit to better self-care and better networking in youth ministry.  YWM Community and Care Groups will begin meeting weekly starting next week, January 27, 2014.  Our first ...

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What I Learned at the National Youth Workers Convention

It was a great honor to be a part of The Youthworker Movement’s Seminars at NYWC in Nashville.  I appreciate the partnership with the good folks at Youth Specialties especially my friend Mark Matlock but most importantly Mindi Godfrey who made it possible to live out the vision of allowing us time and space to meet with our general membership.  ...

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Images of a NYWC

Eric & I had a lot of fun taking photos for Youth Specialties at the National Youth Workers Convention a few weeks back. Here are a few scenes of the NYWC in Dallas for those that missed, or those that might want to relive a little of the fun. [nggallery id=1]

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Sneak Peek into the YS Family Room

I have a confession:  I love to lead youth through team building games and small group discussions, but when it’s my turn, I really hate being forced into it.  Am I alone here?  Games make me uncomfortable and I’m reluctant to open up to others.  I am a natural emoter (that’s just a nice way to say I cry easily) ...

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there’s no hung-out-to-dry in “team”

“Do you think you can walk 2.6 miles in less than half an hour?” “Probably.” “I think you’re underestimating it.” “I don’t mean that I’d feel great afterward. I just mean I think if I had to that I could do it once, even if I hated myself for a few days afterward.” “Maybe.” This conversation took place between myself ...

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3 Smart Reasons to Offer Youth Disciple Online

Beginning August 1, Youth Disciple Bible Study Online  (YDO) will be launched as part of a partnership between the Institute for Discipleship and The YouthWorker Movement.  This is a 32 week online course of the in-depth and popular Disciple Bible study tailored for youth ministry.  Ideal for student ministry, YDO has a flexible schedule that can be tweaked and worked ...

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your five best friends in youth ministry

The relationships you form in youth ministry are arguably the most important part of doing your job well. It’s critical to healthy ministry to look beyond the obvious relationships–parents, chaperones, the youth themselves–and develop intentional relationships in other areas that will build communication and support within your church & community. This isn’t by any means a complete list; feel free ...

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