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The Need for Art in Youth Ministry– Part Two: Bible Journaling

This is part two of three in a series on the Need for Art in Youth Ministry. In my last post, I pointed out that everyone is an artist, explained the importance of having art in ministry, and outlined the basics of how to plan a prayerful art workshop with youth. This post explores one of the biggest new trends in ...

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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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Would You Give Up Your Bed Tonight … If Doing So Could Change Someone’s Life?

Sleep Out for Youth Oasis   Imagine you are twelve to seventeen years old and you have nowhere to sleep tonight.  Imagine that you haven’t had a proper meal in a very long time.  That is exactly the thing we asked nineteen teens from the Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Annual Conference to do on Friday, March 27th.  We ...

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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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Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 6

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork

In prior weeks we have focused on the first seven principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic and Holistic. This week we move onto two more that go hand-in-hand: Principle # 8 – Youthwork is Bible Based You might be surprised at how often I heard critical negative feedback when I mention the Bible in Youthwork. I truly ...

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5 Creative Ways for Students to Share Love on Valentines Day

  Teenagers LOVE Valentines day. They love to give valentines and they love to receive valentines. But for some students, being single on Valentine’s day can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. The single students can feel left out when it comes to their peers’ social media postings of massive teddy bears and carnations. Some begin to think that they ...

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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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Creative Idea: Easter PEEPle Dioramas

Youth Group Diorama

Got a youth group full of creative Peeps? Here’s a creative, hands-on project that is fun, makes Scripture come alive and promotes teamwork: a Peeps diorama lesson.  You’re familiar with Peeps, right? The colorful, sugar coated marshmallow candy we see at Easter each year?  Our church youth group put the Peeps to creative use (and ate a few in the process). ...

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3 Steps for Creating a Culture of Responsibility

I didn’t set out to be the children’s minister’s nightmare parent, but I became that person and it didn’t have to be that way.  Here is how it all happened: Our church’s children’s ministry was planning on taking a group to a huge preteen event being held at a nearby megachurch.  The registration flier said the early bird deadline was ...

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