Tag Archives: Jeremy Steele

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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The Desire For Holiness

Philippians 3:17-20 John Wesley was very practical in his instructions to pastors reaching out far beyond how they taught and studied the scriptures. One of his directives was to eat a little less than you desire. It wasn’t because he was concerned about their health or worried about their cholesterol. It was that he didn’t want his pastors to be ...

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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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5 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Fired Today

Sure Ways to Get Fired Today

We all know the obvious great ideas to get fired like complete moral failure and violence to students, but if you aren’t quite ready to go to jail, here are some other great ways to loose your job! Dress and act like a kid – When the church hired you, they were hiring an adult to run a youth program.  ...

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“Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth Ministry” interview

Reclaiming the Lost Soul of Youth MInistry

What you believe is central to determining how you do ministry.  That sounds obvious, but most of our belief/theology talk centers around what and how we teach.  The reality is that what we believe has very practical claims on our day to day decisions in ministry as well as our big structural designs of our programs.  That idea is the ...

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Why Purity Rings Don’t Work (and How to Fix It)

Purity Ring and Youth Ministry

Take your pick of teen sex curriculum for churches and you will find a common outcome for the majority of them: a purity pledge often accompanied by a purity ring.  Since this focus has been so widespread and been going on for so long, we have more than what we need for a scientific study on its effectiveness. You probably ...

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3 Killer Back to School Icebreakers

3 Killer Back to School Icebreakers

Students are heading back to school which mean’s its time for a new set of themed ice breakers! 1. Making the Grade People Scavenger Hunt:  The goal of this is to be the first student get a “100.”  Each student must go around filling in each of the number questions and writing the name of the person who gave the ...

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The Little Sin That Became Mainstream

The Little Sin That Became Mainstream

I am very concerned about American culture.  There is a sinful cancer spreading throughout every nook and cranny and it is showing no sign of stopping.  Though fifty years ago this sin was clearly a sin and everyone knew that. Little by little, bit by bit we have allowed our culture to wander away from God’s plan for humanity. Now, ...

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