Tag Archives: sabbath

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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A Different Perspective

Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them[a] with her hair. The house was ...

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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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Sabbath – You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

Sabbath - You're Probably Doing it Wrong

If you are like most youth workers I’ve talked to lately, you are probably not really observing Sabbath and if you are, chances are that you’re doing Sabbath all wrong anyway.  I’ve asked several youthworker colleagues lately what they do to observe Sabbath. After the blank stares and questioning looks, here are the typical answers I’ve heard: “I look at ...

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7 Slow Ways To Work With Parents

7 Slow Ways To Work With Parents

When I started in youth ministry, I was told in various ways that one of the main goals was to get youth away from their parents because then we could really do some spiritual good.  Some para-church organizations still promote this idea.  So let me start by saying that always felt wrong to me.  At the same time, I realize ...

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working through pain

Experiencing Hell In Youth Ministry

I had a hell of a summer. In June I woke up to some weird darkness in my own life. I’m not going to tell you about it. This is only partially confessional. But it was the kind of thing that makes you stop and say, “I should probably talk to somebody about this.” So you talk to your wife, ...

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Promise 4: One Day Off Every Week

Want to know something crazy?  Normal people get two days off of work every week.  Youthworkers usually get none.  Don’t think I’m right?  Check your calendar. You might be saying, “I get Mondays off” (except for those two hours of staff meeting…) Or you get Fridays off (except any weekends with a retreat or a lock-in.)  Same thing can be ...

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Start

It’s important to be responsible, do whatever it takes to get the job done right and strive for excellence. But it’s even more important to remember that it’s not all up to you. Other capable and competent people are involved, things will get done if you’re not there and God is still going to be at work in every situation. ...

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