Training

Youth Ministry 101 – Enroll Now for Next Week’s Class

 Youth Ministry 101 — June 4-15, 2012 — $50.00   Brought to you through our partnership with the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College (a United Methodist institution in Winfield, KS), Youth Ministry 101 offers the basics of youth ministry covering topics such as: the role of the youth minister youth culture administration Christian education with youth volunteers games and more The ...

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Become a Youth Disciple ONLINE Facilitator

Just a few months ago, I was rewarding youth who brought their “real, paper Bibles” to Bible study.  After all, we all know that United Methodist Youth carry and read and know their Bibles, right?  (Our own Charles Harrison used to always tell us that in Youth Ministry Certification classes anyway…)   It’s taken some coaxing by my husband and ...

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New On-Line Class Available- Sign Up Today

Youth Ministry 101 is a two week on-line workshop being offered by The YouthWorker Movement and BeADisciple.com.  Taught by Todd Vick the workshop will cover the basics in youth ministry ensuring that the participate will have a solid foundation upon which to build a lifetime of ministry to and with youth.  Youth Ministry 101 is designed for rookie youth workers with little to ...

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The End of Youth Ministry

The End of Youth Ministry

OK I know that sounds a little dramatic.  Let me start Micro and move towards Meta.  I also really want your input, so this is a conversation starter.  Here it goes: Well for about two weeks now I have become the acting Children’s Ministry Director at the Church where I am doing Interim Youth Ministry. They are doing some budget ...

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Equipping Parents to Pass Faith on to Their Children

Spiritual formation begins in the home.  Well, that’s at least according to the way Susannah Wesley raised her children.  I believe that many of our U.M. Churches have relinquished this responsibility in equipping, encouraging and preparing parents to intentionally pass on spirituality and the language of the Christian faith to their children.  That’s not to say that there aren’t some ...

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Moving from “Program-First” to “Vision-Driven”

There have been some great pieces on the Youth Worker Movement lately about discipleship in youth ministry, and how we can be better about that work.  Our focus of discipleship, or “disciple making” in youth ministry is rooted in the United Methodist Church’s mission statement of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  Does your church ...

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Youth Disciple Bible Study Online this Fall

Something old-something new! The life changing DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY is now available for use with youth totally online. No manuals, no picking a time or place to meet, no transportation obstacles. In fact, youth from neighboring communities or even other countries can join in. If we are going to transform the world, we need our next generation of Christians to ...

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Promise 6: Be Excellent to Each Other

Excellence.  This might be the most important and most difficult to define promise of the We Love Our Youth Worker (WLOYW) covenant.  Here’s what the employer promises to the youth worker: We will strive to be an excellent employer. We believe that it’s important to have clear structures and procedures for recruiting and employing a youth worker, and to provide ...

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YouTheology – 2012 – Sustainable Youth Ministry

  YOUTH WORKERS’ GATHERING 2012 – SUSTAINABLE YOUTH MINISTRY Join us on from 4.00 pm on Friday, March 30th to 3.00 pm on Saturday, March 31st as together, we discover how to build a culture in our congregations that fosters vibrant, long-lasting youth ministry and leadership as well as meet and network with other like-minded people and be sustained. Early bird fee: $50 ...

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