Tag Archives: youthworker

C2K Dallas Summer Mission Trip Opportunities

Looking for a GREAT summer Mission trip in the Dallas, Texas area?  Check out www.c2kDallas.org C2K specializes in Junior High Mission trips with an intern staff to lead your group for the week.  C2K is an all-inclusive experience of urban mission.  Teams can choose to work on housing, churches, and reading with inner-city children.  Meals and supplies are included in ...

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Parents Are Youthworkers 24/7

Last week, I introduced the idea of C.A.R.E. Parents are most successful when they show Competence, Assurance, Reconciliation and Empathy. After a few emails this week concerning specific issues with youth parents, I thought I’d spend a few lines describing my approach to parenting. 1)    There is no normal. Family forms and constellations are more varied than ever before. What ...

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Parent’s Corner: Parents are Youthworkers! C.A.R.E

Parents are the youthworker’s greatest ally. There is a mythology out there that “youth ministry would be much easier without their parents.” It is time to dispel this myth. Yes, parents can be frustrating but they are our colleagues: they are in youth ministry every minute of every day. Thus, this friendly word will help us to understand parents of ...

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Struggles from the Field

I don’t know a youthworker that doesn’t struggle with making time for their personal spirituality. Full-time youthworkers are immersed in lesson preparation and all things “Christian,” creating a placebo effect of spirituality-by-osmosis. We believe our relationship with God is intact; how could it not be?...

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RE-Think Community

I just finished sitting in on a meeting of USA Jurisdiction & Conference Leaders in UMC Youthwork sponsored by the South Eastern Jurisdiction.  There are several significant things our 4,500+ members need to know about this group of Youthworkers. The primary people I consistently heard everybody talk about, think about, worry about, pray for, and plan for were people like ...

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Letter from Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison | CEO Youthworker Movement

I am truly humbled and honored at the challenge of picking up the mantle of leadership at The Center for Youth Ministry Excellence and especially for helping in the grass-roots work of The Youthworker Movement. I have spent most of the last 30+ days listening to many of our grassroots leaders and look forward to hearing directly from more our ...

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