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Five Lenten Practices Your Youth Need to Experience

If you’re like me, Holy seasons are always a difficult time.  Usually the church is at it’s busiest and I’m not only striving to focus my own spiritual life but also provide new and relevant experiences for my youth. If you haven’t tried these spiritual disciplines below allow me to suggest incorporating them into this Lenten season. Fasting Fasting is ...

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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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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 8: Turn On Your Light- Serving, Witness, Mission & Session 9: Turn On Your Light- Faith Without Works & Action List

  Session 8: Turn On Your Light– Serving, Witness, Mission   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Play Dough, soft foam ball               Key Scripture: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with ...

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Learning from the Little – How Small Churches are Better

I’m not sure how it happened.  One day while sitting in worship, I looked up and as the choir stood to sing the offertory special, I noticed my ten year old sister with her conductor’s wand – a present given to my musically inclined sister years earlier – directing our church’s small choir.  At best, 10 adults participated in the ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 6: Get Your Light- Church > Being a Light to the Nations

                This is one of several sessions in the Soul Fire curriculum that has been posted for YouthWorker Movement use.   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, a recent newspaper & a recent magazine, poster board, (1) glue stick, scissors   Key Scripture: “I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I ...

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$199 Summer Mission Trip in Dallas @ C2K

Looking for a GREAT summer Mission trip in the Dallas, Texas area?  Check out www.c2kDallas.org Register before April 1, 2012 and enjoy an all-inclusive mission trip for just $199 per person (if paid in full and on-time) and spend more time with your Youth and less having to plan and run the daily grind of mission trip logistics, cooking, supply runs, ...

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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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7 Things To Do Right Now for Your Mission Trip Next Summer

It’s January and you are probably congratulating yourself on making it through the Advent season in one piece and for getting the second semester youth programs started.  (Don’t sell yourself short – pat yourself on the back for accomplishing all that!)  Now it’s time to sit back and relax, right? Well, yes you should take some time to renew and ...

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New Website is for United Methodist Youth Ministry

Whether it’s navigating a sea of acronyms like UMYF, BOD, SPR, GBHEM and UMCOR, or understanding the distinctions between ordained elders, deacons and acolytes, United Methodist youth workers share a lot of the same challenges and blessings.  Being connectional is a gift we can leverage by sharing thoughts and ideas.  Even though our specific situations differ – rural, urban, suburban, ...

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