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Youth Ministry Now

Stumbled upon this series of youth ministry lectures at Yale Divinity School today. Some quality youth ministry thinking captured here. NOTE: It isn’t the biggest of deals, but you might want to … [Read more...]

Getting David vs Goliath Wrong

Enjoyed this TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell as he shares his new understanding of the dynamics of David and Goliath meeting together. What does this do to change some of your thoughts about David and … [Read more...]

Saint Patrick Bad Analogies

Ever tried to explain The Trinity? Apparently Saint Patrick had problems with that as well. At least he had problems explaining with some common analogies. Enjoy! The post Saint Patrick Bad Analogies … [Read more...]

It’s Friday Night And I Just – Just – Juuuust Got Paid

Note: How appropriate that I made a mistake with the title. Got, not God. Geez. (The title to the blog: ‘Nsync, anyone? No Strings Attached album? No? Yea, I never really listened to … [Read more...]

Standard United Methodist Youth Ministry

See what I did there? I’ve gone on a bit here and other places grousing about the lack of a standard of youth ministry, particularly within the UMC. “Particularly” because I’m … [Read more...]

Hacking Youth Ministry

Have a growing population of homeschooling teenagers? I know we certainly do. Perhaps you have seen some of the videos out there that bring into question todays education system. Perhaps you have read … [Read more...]

Advent Prayer Stations

The last week before school let out for Christmas we decided to deviate from our usual worship and small groups. Instead we set up Advent Prayer stations for our youth to participate in. It took us … [Read more...]

WHAT IF: we stop teaching youth what we know about God?

Throughout the history of education (no doubt this ends in an over-summation) the current generation has buckled at the knees in an effort to hand down a set of knowledge to the next generation. … [Read more...]

Join Us @ NYWC for Youthworker Movement Seminars on Friday and Saturday!

  YWM Team The Youthworker Movement Team is so excited to be holding our first ever general membership meeting thanks to the generosity of Youth Specialties!  If you will be in Nashville at NYWC … [Read more...]

How to Use Instagram for Youth Ministry

Facebook is becoming passe’ and image driven communication is an absolute must with teenagers today. One of the growing social networks for teen use is Instagram. So how can we use Instagram for … [Read more...]

Understanding Teenage Boys

Need some resource to help you in understanding teenage boys, or give to others to help them? Highly recommend this most recent book. I have begun to read “Masterminds and Wingmen” which … [Read more...]

What is Confirmation?

Had an interesting conversation a few months back. We were planning our confirmation process (which we will highlight later at a later date). There were almost no sign ups, even though we had a few … [Read more...]

What Post Would Be Most Helpful To You?

Here are 15 posts that I think I need to write, but haven’t written yet. Which ones would be most helpful to you? 5 Reasons You Should Track Attendance 5 Ways To Use Group Text Messages Create a … [Read more...]

Less Tech Less Stress for Millennials

If you are like me you look at your gathered group of teenagers having a discussion or talk and see a constant drop of the eyes into the screen of the cell phone. Could be a text, most likely a text. … [Read more...]

Three Keys To Youth Ministry Blog Growth

My youth ministry blog has less hits per month than many more successful blogs have in days or even hours. Nonetheless I have been intrigued by the recent growth in both visitors and views. I really … [Read more...]

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