Tag Archives: community

finding connection in disconnecting

As a new school year begins, stop and think for a moment about how much mobile phones impact what happens in your youth ministry activities. When your kids gather before or during events, are 100% of them interacting with each other or an adult leader? On a van ride to a mission trip destination, are there periods of silence when ...

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Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 10

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork

This week ends our summer series on Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork.  Our hope is that you can use all 13 principles as you shape ministry over the next school year.  In prior weeks we have focused on the first twelve principles: Youthwork is – Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential, Youth-led, Utilizes Open-ended Discussion ...

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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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From Community to Commodity

“Expectations of community and true community are never the same thing. You have to get rid of the first to find the second.” I ran across this quote the other day and for some reason it really convicted me.  It made me consider what it means to practice true community.  As a youth worker, I strive to create a nurturing ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 5: Energize Your Light- Community

SoulFire Youth Curriculum

Session 5: Energize Your Light– Community Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Drawing Paper, Crayons Key Scripture: “Awe came upon everyone, because of the many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all as any had ...

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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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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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