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Free Weekend Retreat Curriculum on Transforming Lives

This is a series created for a weekend retreat a few years ago.  It was a great series and offered our students a chance to not only see transformation, but to also offer transformation. You could also use it as a 3 week series on transforming lives. As always the Youth Worker Movement encourages you to always review the curriculum and ...

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Lenten Devo: Are You Near Giving Up?

Experiencing Hell In Youth Ministry

Job Chapter 1:20-22 Common English Bible (CEB) 20Job arose, tore his clothes, shaved his head, fell to the ground, and worshipped. 21He said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb; naked I will return there. The Lord has given; the Lord has taken; bless the Lord’s name.” 22In all this, Job didn’t sin or blame God. Have you ever been ...

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SPARK Youth Ministry Conference January 8-15, 2016 in Dallas, Texas

I am very excited to announce that the Youthworker Movement team in partnership with Southwestern College, The Institute for Discipleship, Be A Disciple, The Center for Youth Ministry Excellence, Youthworker Circuit, CircuitWriter Media LLC, MethoBlog, Duke Divinity School, Kessler Park UMC, and The Foundation For Ministry Excellence; is launching a brand new affordable Youth Ministry Conference in Dallas, Texas which ...

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6 Easy Prep Youth Ministry Games for the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII

  TV screens are ready to go…check. The pizza has been ordered…check. The boys know to bring soda, chips and dips, the girls know to bring desserts, cups and paper plates…check. Now let’s plan the entertainment for the big youth group party this weekend.  Here are six tried-and-true games to have on hand this Sunday night so you can keep ...

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3 Quick Youth Challenges to Bring the Thanks and the Giving Back to Thanksgiving

  The jack-o’-lanterns and costumes have been put away, the candy bowls are slowly emptying…it must be time for Christmas, right?  The stores are filled with garlands and Christmas carols, the pre-Christmas sales are beginning.   Let’s face it, this is a busy time of year and it is tempting to rush through the holidays.  Before we get ahead of ...

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Join Us for a May #YouthMinPhoto a Day Contest

May Photo Challenge

Looking for a creative way to use Instagram in your youth ministry?  Join the YouthWorker Movement Photo a Day Challenge for May, and invite your youth to participate as well. How the Photo Challenge works: The picture above has a list of 31 words or themes, one for each day of May. Every day, take a picture representing the daily ...

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7 Last Minute Gifts that Capture the True Spirit of Christmas

Nothing quite says “Celebrate the birth of the Savior” like your sons asking Santa Claus to bring “Assassins Creed III for Xbox.” Besides doing youth ministry things, I am a mom to three kids ages 11, 9 and 6.  I know not every family does the whole “Santa” thing, but we do, so Christmas for us means walking that fine ...

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12 Ways to Make a Youth Christmas Party More Meaningful

12 Christmas Ideas for Youth Ministry

Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn’t have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don’t know what Christmas is all about. [shouting in desperation] Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about? Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas ...

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a christmas (true) story

What’s the best present you’ve ever gotten for Christmas? We had a family tradition. Every year, my parents, 3 sisters and I would get into our Buick station wagon and drive to a local Christmas tree lot. Once there, the doors would fly open and the four of us would each scour the four corners of the lot for what ...

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How to Not Eat Pizza for 2 Months

Feeding the masses at your youth group gathering but out of fresh menu ideas?  Meal planning for a retreat?  Or are you looking for an easy menu list to pass out to the parents who graciously volunteered to make snack supper for the youth group? It’s okay to admit it – are you just plain tired of pizza?  Try these ...

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