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Re-Thinking Connection

                            Last week I was privileged to be a part of the second annual gathering of National UMC Conference and Jurisdictional Youth Ministry staff persons.  41 folks met in Kansas City, Missouri at Saint Paul School of Theology to re-think what we do and who we are.  ...

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Center for Youth Ministry Excellence (CYMX) at the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College

  Photo Journey of the new partnership. We are excited to be partnering together.  Two great brands, one common mission.  In the past week we provided a lecture in Youth Ministry for students at Southwestern College and other local Youthworkers from the district, participated in Re-Think Connection in Kansas City and bought a yummy BBQ Dinner for the participants, and ...

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Captured by a Compelling Narrative Conference – Discount for YWM Members

On October 27-28, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is hosting the “Captured by a Compelling Narrative: A Christian Story for a New Generation” conference.  This two day event will feature speakers and panelists Diana Butler-Bass, Walter Fluker, Melinda Denton, Mike Slaughter and others.  Please check out the website for more information and to register. YouthWorker Movement members can attend this conference including ...

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Owning Up to Your Mistakes

I Blew It. (sky-punch.) Owning your mistakes is a hard, hard business. Depending upon your ministry context, your large and small failures probably have a variation of immediate impact, eventual consequences, or, most mysteriously, the occasional ability to dissolve and vanish completely. “We never did find that 9th grader at Six Flags, but oddly enough no one ever brought it ...

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Youth Ministry Workshop at Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas

Do you work with youth at your church?  Have you ever wondered . . . What does effective youth ministry look like? What does John Wesley’s theology have to offer a  contemporary context for youthwork?  Join us Saturday, Oct. 1 at Southwestern College for a workshop and luncheon for area youth workers. When Grace is The Chauffeur: A Wesleyan Model ...

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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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