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Articulating Faith

ARTICULATING FAITH: Thoughts on “What do you believe? American Teenagers, Spirituality, and Freedom of Religion,” a video by Sarah Feinbloom Written by Amy Valdez Barker   “A compelling educational peacemaking film without being didactic, sectarian, or doctrinaire. Every public school, congregation and youth program in the country should have a copy of it.”   Rev. Paul Chaffee, Director Interfaith Center ...

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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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Extra Extra! the YWM Daily Papers

We started a few weeks ago putting out daily “papers” of all kinds of content through out twitter account (@ywmovement). You should check it out on daily, weekly basis, it is constantly being updated to reflect what is being shared in thought, resource, links, fun, and oddity in ministry. We have two papers, one based entirely on our Youth Worker ...

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RE-Think Community

I just finished sitting in on a meeting of USA Jurisdiction & Conference Leaders in UMC Youthwork sponsored by the South Eastern Jurisdiction.  There are several significant things our 4,500+ members need to know about this group of Youthworkers. The primary people I consistently heard everybody talk about, think about, worry about, pray for, and plan for were people like ...

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What do You know about Religion & Christianity?

There has been quite a bit of buzz circulating of late about the 'state of youth & religion in America' these days. Maybe you saw the CNN article about Kenda Creasy Dean calling out teenagers as "fake" Christians. That article alone has spurred quite a bit of news on its own, almost 6,000 comments and over 5,000 Facebook 'likes.' Or maybe you are a reader of the Pew Research like myself who's followed their Religious quiz where Atheists & Agnostics have scored the best overall.

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The Youthworker Movement: 2011 At A Glance

The Youthworker Movement is a peer-to-peer organization that focuses the energy of its members toward supporting each other. We support each other through utilizing our essential Wesleyan tools for spiritual growth as well as improving congregational Youthwork. Members can be found in all established and emerging contexts around the world. Get ready for some exciting new things in 2011 as we expand our ministry with you

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Letter from Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison | CEO Youthworker Movement

I am truly humbled and honored at the challenge of picking up the mantle of leadership at The Center for Youth Ministry Excellence and especially for helping in the grass-roots work of The Youthworker Movement. I have spent most of the last 30+ days listening to many of our grassroots leaders and look forward to hearing directly from more our ...

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Letter from Jack Ewing

From Jack Ewing, CEO The Foundation for Evangelism The Foundation for Evangelism has been a partner with the Youth Worker Movement from its creation. The Foundation has provided the venture capital needed to birth this organization. We are excited about what has been accomplished in its first few years and are optimistic about its future. It is very exciting to ...

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