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Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 7

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork

In prior weeks we have focused on the first nine principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional, Evangelistic, Holistic, Bible Based, Experiential. This week we move onto number ten: Principle #10 – Youthwork is Youth-led Youthwork is ALWAYS best when it is Youth-led! What does Youth-led Youth Ministry look like? Let’s start with what keeps Youth Ministry from being Sustainable ...

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Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork- Part 5

Building A Philosophy Of Sustainable Youthwork

In prior weeks we have focused on the first six principles: Youthwork is- Family Based, Congregational, Relational, Discipling, Missional and Evangelistic. This week we move onto: Principle #7 – Youthwork is Holistic! The goal of ministry with Youth is not to separate a young person’s faith journey from their life. As a matter of fact, giving theological language to the life ...

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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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the dine-&-dash gospel

I stole an expensive breakfast two weeks ago while on vacation. I’ve become pretty accustomed to finding my opportunities to worship in unusual times & venues. It’s extremely rare in ministry that I find myself in an attitude of real worship within the confines of a sanctuary, so I’ve learned to seek communion with God through conversation with others and ...

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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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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 7: Get Your Light- Worship

                Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Instructions for low-elements on the Bridgeport ropes course, a United Methodist Hymnal   Key Scripture: “Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting….Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to ...

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We just threw away your Wild Goose Festival discount.

On purpose. Here’s the thing. There are times in life where you need to support a thing beyond what you get from it. We kinda feel like the Youthworker Movement is one of those things. The Wild Goose Festival is definitely one of those things. The kind of thing that you should find a way to support even if you ...

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Worship Continues to Evolve

  Worship Continues To Evolve   Any close reading of the Old Testament and New Testament affirms the understanding that corporate worship has always been evolving and changing.  Moses never came down from Mt. Sinai and said, thus sayeth the Lord, “this is how all people will worship from now until God comes again.”   There are a few Christian ...

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Contemplative Lent Worship : Freebie Resource

We did a Contemplative Christmastide Worship resource back in November and people seemed to really like that. So why not put together something similar for Lent. This is designed to be about a 45 minute worship active experience with prayer stations and other meditations. It is totally adaptable if you want to break it apart and use a bit of ...

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A Practical Guide to Use with “Book, Bath, Table and Time” by Fred P. Edie

HOLY THINGS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY 13 PRACTICAL SESSIONS BRIAN HARDESTY-CROUCH, ED. ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1853-6 USA $14.00 Note – This item is expected to ship the end of December. A guide to Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship as Source and Resource for Youth Ministry by Fred P. Edie (The Pilgrim Press, 2007). “Finally a resource that helps us to connect to ‘The Source!’ ...

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